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Politics John McCain

  • Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets. In the 2018 Pentagon budget plan sent to Congress this week, the Air Force proposed...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first budget proposal, snubbed by some Republican allies, is just the latest example of an administration that seems at times clueless or indifferent toward Congress. Two weeks ago, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey with little to no heads-up to GOP leaders, some of whom were left struggling to explain, much less defend,...

  • President Donald Trump's budget proposal for national defense increases spending, it falls short of campaign promises to rebuild the Navy and a "historic" increase in military spending. Trump is seeking a $52 billion hike for the Pentagon as part of an overall defense spending increase of $54 billion. "Looking at defense specifically, this is not a historic...

  • Trump is seeking a $52 billion hike for the Pentagon as part of an overall defense spending increase of $54 billion. The $603 billion includes funding for nuclear weapons programs at the Department of Energy and other national defense programs as well as the Department of Defense. At the direction of Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Pentagon is carrying out...

  • Trump is seeking a $52 billion hike for the Pentagon as part of an overall defense spending increase of $54 billion. The $603 billion includes funding for nuclear weapons programs at the Department of Energy and other national defense programs as well as the Department of Defense. At the direction of Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Pentagon is carrying out...

  • Art Cashin

    The market's decline on Wednesday highlights growing concerns about the resolve of Trump loyalists, the Wall Street veteran tells CNBC.

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Delays in Senate confirmation of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer more than 100 days after his nomination have set back...

  • Trade Representative, a critical position ahead of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, passed a key procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted to limit debate over the nomination of veteran trade lawyer Robert Lighthizer by a 81-15 vote. Lighthizer passed through the procedural vote easily...

  • Pedestrians walk along Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures were lower as the fallout over President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to dominate the headlines.

  • Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol on April 7, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S.

    McCain and Sasse said they would vote against President Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer.

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona made a...

  • President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday as Democrats intensified accusations that the ouster was intended to undermine an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Senior Democrats pressed for an independent investigation into the Russia issue.

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday, fighting a storm of criticism that the ouster was aimed at blunting an agency probe into his presidential campaign's possible collusion with Russia to sway the 2016 election. Senior Democrats pressed for an independent investigation into the Russia...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., attend a news conference in the Capitol on January 10, 2017.

    President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey has caused a rift among congressional Republicans, Vox reports.

  • Senator Lindsey Graham says the US will stop the 'nut job' in North Korea

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says that President Trump won't allow North Korea to develop missiles that could hit the United States, going on to call Kim Jong Un a 'nut job.'