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Politics John McCain

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration has rejected a request from Exxon Mobil to waive U.S. sanctions against Russia to allow the company to resume oil drilling around the Black Sea. The disclosure of Exxon's application was criticized in Congress by lawmakers who said the Trump administration should not reduce sanctions after U.S. intelligence agencies...

  • File photo of Russian President, Vladimir Putin (R) and Rex Tillerson (L), then-Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil during a signing ceremony for an arctic oil exploration deal between Exxon Mobil and Rosneft on August, 30, 2011 in Sochi, Russia.

    Treasury will not grant special permission to Exxon Mobil to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact.

  • WASHINGTON— Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new program, currently limited to the Phoenix area, comes three years after the VA faced allegations of chronically long wait times at its...

  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

    Sen. McCain added that China will be "key" in how the world addresses the situation in North Korea, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday. By registering retroactively, Manafort will be acknowledging that he...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for lobbying work he did on behalf of political interests in Ukraine, led at the time by a pro-Russian political party, his spokesman said Wednesday. By registering retroactively, Manafort will be acknowledging that he...

  • "Resolving the years-long crisis in Syria is a complex task, but Bashar al-Assad must be held accountable and his enablers must be persuaded to change course. I look forward to the administration further engaging Congress in this effort. As we move forward, it will be important for the administration to engage with Congress and clearly communicate its full...

  • Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly agreed with Republican Senator John McCain's view that "if the election were tomorrow in Mexico, you would probably get a left-wing, anti-American president of Mexico. "It would not be good for America or for Mexico," he said. Though Kelly and McCain stopped short of naming anyone in particular, their comments were seen in...

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first party committee meeting in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) December 25, 2016.

    "Noted idiot John McCain denounced as an infantile lunatic angrily soiling himself after slandering august personages of DPRK," the state-run news service tweeted, USA Today reports.

  • Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington March 21, 2017.

    A Senate showdown is at hand over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and it could change the Senate and the court for years to come.

  • Nuclear explosion

    The Senate is barreling toward a showdown that could alter how the body governs itself and have far-reaching implications for the nation's highest court.

  • US Sen. John McCain's colorful description of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not going over well in the rogue nation.

  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.

    Nunes visited the White House the day before announcing he had intelligence information, raising a lot of questions on Capitol Hill.

  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, responds to committee chairman Devin Nunes's comments earlier in the day about incidental collection of communications relating to U.S. President Donald Trump during the period of the presidential transition March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed that he has seen "more than circumstantial evidence" that associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • F-35 aircraft aboard the USS America, an amphibious assault ship for the Navy.

    Even with a bigger defense budget the U.S. military could end up being less prepared, a former Marine Corps officer said.

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.

    Republicans on the Hill have expressed confidence that they'll be able to pass the bill through the House, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending. Trump vowed to expand the number of carriers the United States fields from 10 to 12. Trump's expansion plans come as evidence mounts that potential enemies have...

  • 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.