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Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona (l.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina confer at the start of Thursday's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
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|Two powerful GOP senators are calling on the Obama administration to treat the captured suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings as an "enemy combatant" and deny him counsel even though he is reportedly an American citizen. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, captured Friday night outside Boston after a tense daylong manhunt, should be questioned for intelligence purposes and not read his Miranda rights. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) expressed their support for the Graham-McCain statement Saturday afternoon.|