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Why immigration reformers need to ‘kick ass’ in August

During the recess, lawmakers go home and hear from constituents. Whose voices will be louder--those who advocate comprehensive immigration reform, or those who oppose it?Full story

McCain honors ‘Bud’ Day, his Vietnam cellmate

Senator John McCain, who endured years of torture at the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" prison, paid tribute to his former POW cellmate and commanding officer, retired Col. George E. "Bud" Day. Full story

Col. George ‘Bud’ Day, McCain’s cellmate in POW camp, dies at 88

  Col. Bud Day, who earned 50 combat medals including a Medal of Honor, was credited as the man who saved Sen. John McCain’s life while the two were Prisoners of War. “Bud … wouldn’t let me die,” McCain said. “"To witness him sing the national anthem in response to having a rifle pointed at his face -

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Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 88

The Daily NOW: 7/26/13

Top U.S. officer outlines options for military force in Syria

Senators seek answers from Joint Chiefs chairman

Republican senator vows to delay Dempsey nomination as U.S. military chief

Arming Syrian rebels: Too little, too late?

Chinese hacked Obama, McCain campaigns, took internal documents, officials say

Support growing to close Guantanamo prison: senator

Senators, senior Obama aide vow to close Guantanamo prison

John McCain crosses the Syrian border

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  From the Archives: Colonel Bud Day

Bud Day served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, receiving the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam. Day was an Air Force fighter pilot in Vietnam when he was shot down and imprisoned with John McCain in the notorious Hanoi Hilton. NBC's Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw told Day's story November 6,

  Sideshow: Who will play Bill in new Hillary Clinton series?

Carlos Danger impersonator makes an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon; Diane Lane set to play Hillary Clinton – but who’s going to play Bill?; and Sen. John McCain stands up for new interest group: strippers.

  John McCain – Obama’s key ally?

The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd talks about the transformation of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., from the president’s bitter rival into a key ally and legislative partner.

  The Gaggle: McCain the Maverick

The National Review’s Robert Costa, The Center for American Progress’ Daniella Gibbs Leger and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz join Chuck Todd to talk about the budding relationship between Sen. McCain and President Obama.

  Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager reportedly steps down

Danny Kadem, Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager, has stepped down after the candidate’s most recent publicity regarding his behavior online, according to The New York Times. TODAY’s Erica Holt interviews David Gregory of NBC’s “Meet the Press” about the impact this could have on Weiner’s campaign.

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