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Politics John McCain

  • Trump's war on the press

    Tom Switzer, senior fellow at the U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, talks about how the role of the media in keeping government accountable.

  • Sen. John McCain

    Sen. John McCain discussed press fredom with NBC's Meet the Press.

  • *Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

  • Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

  • MUNICH, Feb 18- Vice President Mike Pence sought on Saturday to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia, but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump. In Pence's first major foreign policy address for the new Trump administration, the vice president told...

  • *Britain warns: be under "no illusions" about Russia. McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. European governments have been unsettled by the signals sent by Trump on a range of foreign policy...

  • Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis warns of an "arc of instability" on Europe's periphery and calls on NATO allies to contribute their fair share to their collective defense. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, seeking to soothe allies unnerved by Trump's statements on Russia and NATO while stressing U.S....

  • John McCain (R-AZ) fields questions from reporters on the resignation of Michael Flynn and the Trump administrations connection to Russia, on Capitol Hill Feb. 15, 2017

    McCain said that the resignation of Michael Flynn over his contacts with a Russian ambassador showed that Trump's administration was in "disarray."

  • *Britain warns: be under "no illusions" about Russia. McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. European governments have been unsettled by the signals sent by Trump on a range of foreign policy...

  • A masked interpreter, left, patrols the streets of Baghdad with a US Army unit.

    This hour CNBC is following a bombing in Baghdad, an insurance announcement by Paul Ryan and the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney in the White House.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media about Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill January 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The Obamacare appeal appeared ready to go — until Republicans encountered a few major roadblocks, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as White House budget director in a 51-49 vote that largely followed party lines. Underscoring the rocky reception that President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have had on Capitol Hill, the vote came as Republican Senator John McCain...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations under Senate consideration:. President Donald Trump's controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has cleared a key hurdle in the Republican-led Senate. The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving...

  • US lawmakers question Trump team's ties with Russia

    Both fellow Republicans and Democrats are calling for an investigation into the relationship between Trump's aides and Russia.

  • WASHINGTON— The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP- controlled...

  • With Republican Senator John McCain announcing on the Senate floor that he would oppose Mulvaney, Cochran was seen as the potential 51st vote needed in the 100- member chamber for confirmation. McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee that oversees defense programs, blasted Mulvaney in a Senate floor speech, saying the nominee had pursued "...

  • President Donald Trump's choice of Representative Mick Mulvaney to become White House budget director on Wednesday appeared to pick up enough Republican votes to vault him into the job. A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents a region of South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m..

  • A Senate vote on Mulvaney, a leading member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who represents South Carolina, was expected on Thursday at 7 a.m.. A Senate panel only narrowly backed the nominee earlier this month in a party-line vote. Republicans have 52 of the 100 Senate seats and are able to approve Trump's nominees if they can hold together a majority.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office on Wednesday cleared a Senate hurdle, but at least two senior Republicans have voiced doubts about supporting him. Mick Mulvaney is a tea party lawmaker from South Carolina who has attracted opposition from Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R- Ariz. McCain says...

  • John Kasich is headed to Europe on Thursday for a series of economic development and policy discussions with corporate CEOs and world leaders. John McCain to join a bipartisan congressional delegation at the Munich Security Conference, said Kasich spokesman Jim Lynch. Kasich also plans business meetings in London seeking new development for Ohio in the...