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Lindsey Graham

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015.
United States Senator from South Carolina


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  • Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, talk during a Senate Armed Services Committee in Dirksen Building on the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2018 and the Future Years Defense Program on June 13, 2017.

    The Republican-led Senate unanimously approved to emphasize the importance of NATO's mutual defense pact, a not-so-subtle dig at Trump.

  • Testifying before two Senate committees, Tillerson faced tough questions about the administration's proposal to cut funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development by more than 31 percent in the fiscal year beginning in October. Tillerson, who is overseeing plans for a major reorganization of the State Department and USAID,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. "Today's vote total would've been unthinkable not long ago, but Congress is...

  • 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.

    Lawmakers will grill Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about President Donald Trump's unpopular budget, conflicting messages about foreign affairs, and links between the administration and Russia, including his own ties.

  • Sen. Jeff Sessions is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a Senate hearing.

  • This week, the Trump administration backtracked, catching lawmakers off guard and alarming civil liberties advocates who say it is critical to know as Congress weighs changes to a law expiring at the end of the year that permits some of the National Security Agency's most sweeping espionage. "The NSA has made Herculean, extensive efforts to devise a counting...

  • Sen. Marco Rubio

    Republicans mostly refused to defend Trump's conduct in his interactions with Comey, NBC reports.

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May. The gathering included Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and his No. 2, Senator John Cornyn, along with House Speaker Paul Ryan...

  • The biggest savings would come from cuts to the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor, which are embedded in a Republican healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives. Trump wants lawmakers to cut at least $610 billion from Medicaid and more than $192 billion from food stamps over a decade. The White House said its proposed tax cuts would help fuel...

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