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Politics John McCain

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," one of the strongest efforts in Congress yet to address allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. Companion legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Representative Mike Coffman and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- The U.S. Senate on Thursday geared up to vote on an amendment that would block drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, with opponents of the measure saying development would lead to jobs and wealth creation. Conservationists covet the reserve, also known as ANWR, in northern Alaska, home to tribes that hunt and fish and also a habitat...

  • Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., ranking member, are seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Dirksen Building titled 'Examining How Healthy Choices Can Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs,' on October 19, 2017.

    The bill would restore billions of dollars in payments to Obamacare insurers, many of whom hiked prices to anticipate the payments ending.

  • Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner and Republican John McCain introduced the "Honest Ads Act," which would amend existing election law covering television and radio outlets to impose those rules to paid internet and digital advertisements on platforms like Facebook, Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. Companion legislation was...

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., speak about online political ads and preventing foreign interference in U.S. elections, during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Three senators begin a bipartisan push to rein in the political ads that appear on social media platforms.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc will send their general counsels to testify on Nov. 1 before two Congressional panels investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the companies said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on...

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) (L) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

    Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner will announce a bill aiming to rein in political ads on platforms like Facebook, Google and Twitter.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 19- Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the company said on Thursday. In the U.S. Senate, Republican John McCain and Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner planned to introduce legislation on Thursday that would...

  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R) delivers opening remarks as ranking member Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) listens during the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, nominated to be the next Secretary of Education, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A deal to stabilize Obamacare suffered major setbacks, with President Donald Trump now opposing it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it. On Tuesday, Trump said the White House was involved in the negotiations and that the...

  • Republicans control the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, so bills generally need Republican support to advance. The lack of regulation was highlighted last month when Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc said that they had found election-related ad buys on their services made by people in Russia in the run-up to last year's U.S....

  • Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-MN and John McCain, R-AZ.

    Senators this week are slated to announce a bill they hope will curb foreign governments' influence on American elections.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 18- A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with President Donald Trump sending mixed signals and the speaker of the House indicating no interest in taking it up. The deal announced on Tuesday by Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray...

  • "The speaker does not see anything that changes his view that the Senate should keep its focus on repeal and replace of Obamacare," Ryan spokesman Doug Andres said. While the proposal drew broad Democratic support, it remained unclear whether the agreement will even come to a vote in the Senate and House, both controlled by Trump's fellow Republicans.

  • Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. President Donald Trump listen to remarks before signing an executive order making it easier for Americans to buy bare-bones health insurance plans and circumvent Obamacare rules at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017.

    Senate Republicans scrambled to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan, a critical step in President Donald Trump and the party's politically imperative drive to cut taxes and simplify the IRS code. Once the budget plan passes through the GOP- controlled Congress, the House and Senate can then advance a follow-up tax overhaul measure without fear of a filibuster by...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- U.S. Senate Democrats vowed on Tuesday to fight a measure expected to be slipped into budget legislation that would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve to oil and gas drilling, saying it would destroy one of earth's remaining paradises. A plan passed by the Senate budget committee late last month contains a directive for the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Senate Republicans scrambled on Tuesday to ensure support for a budget resolution vital to President Donald Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code, as one Republican fiscal hawk announced he might vote against the measure. As the Senate opened debate on a fiscal year 2018 budget, Senator Rand Paul objected to spending levels that he said...