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In a political world where candidates nearly always follow the party line on every issue, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has broken the mold.
But delays in the U.S. Congress in finalizing the Trade Promotion Authority that President Barack Obama needs to streamline its passage through Congress have raised doubts about whether it can be achieved. He called on Congress to pass the presidential trade authority, saying the TPP was one of the most important parts of the Obama administration's "...
Twelve Asia-Pacific nations have been trying to conclude a trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. But delays in the U.S. Congress in finalizing the Trade Promotion Authority that President Barack Obama needs to streamline its passage through Congress have raised doubts about whether it can be achieved. He called on Congress to pass the...
WASHINGTON, March 26- The Pentagon's notoriously slow, bureaucratic and wasteful acquisition system is eroding America's military technological edge and must be reformed, Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said on Thursday. The Arizona Republican, a former presidential candidate and prisoner of war during the Vietnam...
WASHINGTON, March 19- The United States needs to step up its offensive cyber capabilities, a top security official said on Thursday, warning that looming defense budget cuts could hurt efforts to bolster the nation's cyber military facilities and make the country more vulnerable. Admiral Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of...
WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed less aggressive federal budget cuts than their House counterparts, forgoing a massive revamp of the Medicare health system for seniors and setting up a conflict over defense spending. The Senate version would achieve a budget surplus a year later, in 2025, and assumes nearly $1 trillion in...
"Continued reliance on Russian rocket engines is unacceptable and it's time the Air Force conduct itself accordingly," McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told a hearing with senior Air Force officials. McCain said Congress had given the Air Force $220 million this fiscal year and set a deadline of 2019 for replacing the engine.
McCord said he welcomed any effort to provide additional funding for the U.S. military, but said taking money out of the Pentagon's base budget proposal and putting it in a fund for "overseas contingency operations" was not the right answer. The Pentagon's budget plan for fiscal year 2016, which begins Oct. 1, was about $36 billion above mandatory spending caps...
Republicans will offer their plan to balance the budget within a decade and rein in programs such as food stamps and Medicare.
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirm sanctions until Moscow complies with international law.
Returning from Saudi Arabia, Sen. John McCain tells CNBC he's most concerned about the threat posed by Iran.
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain tells CNBC he thinks filmmaker Michael Moore's statements about the movie "American Sniper" were "idiotic."
We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.
Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.
While political focus was on a Senate Intelligence Committee report, Congress snuck in two measures to its must-pass spending bill. NBC News reports.
Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.
Calling Sunday's referendum a 'facade and a joke', U.S. Senator John McCain says the next long term goal for the U.S. is to help Ukraine regain Crimea. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports.
Americans and their elected officials continue to resist cuts to almost any specific program, big or small.
Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for the nation's farmers to the White House.
Sen. John McCain is well known as an opponent of wasteful spending, and on Thursday he decided to have a little fun at the expense of his colleagues.