John McCain.
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Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been tight-lipped in the lead-up to the tax overhaul vote, "tersely" telling The New York Times this week that "a lot of things" concerned him about the bill. On Thursday, in the wake of many similarly hesitant Republicans announcing their support of the legislation, McCain at last confirmed he is a "yes."

"I believe this legislation, though far from perfect, would enhance American competitiveness, boost the economy, and provide long overdue tax relief for middle-class families," McCain said in a statement.

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.