John McCain

Republicans are releasing the official text of their final tax bill — here's what to expect

• <b>Republicans are set on Friday to release the final text of the compromise version of their massive tax reform bill.</b>• <b><br>The compromise bill, crafted by GOP members of the House and Senate tax committees, will feature a few changes from the previous versions.</b>• <b><br>Republicans leaders want to vote on the bill</b> …

U.S. Politics

The EPA spent $120,000 in taxpayer funds to hire a GOP public relations firm

The firm has done work for Republican politicians like Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and John McCain.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency spent $120,000 …

Liberal View

GOP Tax Bill Heads to Finish Line With Party Support Still Not Set

Republicans in Congress are working to finalize the terms of their tax bill amid signs that party leaders haven't yet secured the votes of enough …

Investing

McCain Critical to Passing GOP Tax Reform

December 15th, 2017, 12:15 PM UTC<p>Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli discusses how important Senator John McCain is to passing GOP tax reform and the fallout …

Business

Numbers tighten for US Senate over tax reform

Sam Fleming in Washington<p>December 14, 2017<p>Senate Republicans faced tightening margins on the looming US tax reform vote as Marco Rubio told …

U.S. Congress

Marco Rubio threatens to hold out on $1.5 trillion tax plan

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told Senate leaders he planned to vote against the party’s $1.5 trillion tax plan unless it includes a larger expansion …

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio Learns How to Negotiate

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio informed Senate leaders on Thursday that he won’t vote for his party’s $1.5 trillion tax plan unless they carve out a larger …

Marco Rubio

Health care for veterans needs another big fix: McCain and Moran

The VA is not coordinating well with community care programs or paying them promptly, and funding crises threatens access to private care.<p>More than a century ago, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law establishing a new agency dedicated to the support of our Civil War veterans. Its mission was "to …

Health Care

Dollar Set for Weekly Slide as Tax Debate Rolls On: Markets Wrap

The dollar remained under pressure, heading for its first weekly drop this month, amid concern the Republican tax overhaul package may struggle to …

Economy

McCain, Cochran have health issues ahead of key tax vote

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican leaders in the Senate are keeping a close eye on the health conditions of two senior members -- John McCain of Arizona and Thad Cochran of Mississippi -- ahead of a crucial vote on the GOP tax plan next week.<p>Both have missed votes this week, though party leaders expect …

U.S. Politics

Watch Joe Biden console Meghan McCain about her father’s cancer battle

In an emotional moment on live TV, former vice president Joe Biden comforted Sen. John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, about her dad’s battle with cancer. The two share a bond in the illness, as Biden’s son, Beau, passed away from the same type of cancer, glioblastoma, in 2015.

Entertainment

The math on passing the Republican tax bill keeps getting more complex

Republicans control the White House, the House and the Senate — but that, as we’ve seen repeatedly this year, doesn’t mean that they can run roughshod over the competition. Even after the party tailored major items of legislation to avoid a Democratic filibuster, its narrow majority in the Senate …

U.S. Politics

How Sen. Marco Rubio’s child tax credit could be the final big GOP tax fight

Any last-minute tax bill drama will likely come from these senators.<p>The final draft of the Republican tax bill is taking shape.<p>The proposal gives corporations and pass-through businesses, like LLCs and partnerships, a massive tax break, makes changes to the individual rates that largely benefit …

Politics

McCain’s brain cancer battle lands him back in hospital

Sen. John McCain is back in the hospital getting treatment for side effects from his treatment for brain cancer, his office confirmed Wednesday.<p>“As …

Cancer

Senator McCain will vote on tax bill -No. 2 Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain, who is receiving treatment for brain cancer and has missed votes this week, will be available next week to vote on the tax compromise bill, John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, said on Thursday.<p>“He’s just resting up,” Cornyn …

John Cornyn

John McCain returns to hospital

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is being treated at Walter Reed Medical Center for side effects from his cancer treatment.

Medicine

Art Cashin: The stock market rally on hopes for tax bill has more room to run

The Republican plan for a major tax overhaul may not be fully priced into the market, closely followed trader Art Cashin told CNBC on Thursday.<p>Stocks …

Finance

Rubio Threatens to Sink Tax Bill If Child Tax Credit Isn’t Expanded

Congressional Republicans have gotten the message. They know the bill currently before the conference committee is the least popular piece of tax …

Politics

What Doug Jones' win means for Mitch McConnell

<b>(CNN) —</b> Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's time with the Senate chamber as he knows it got a lot shorter Tuesday night, after Democrat Doug Jones was projected to win a seat in Alabama that had been reliably Republican for decades.<p>Jones' victory over Republican candidate Roy Moore means that …

U.S. Politics

John McCain to Trump: Lay off the 'fake news' claims

Senator John McCain again called out President Trump for his anti-media rhetoric.<p>In a tweet Wednesday afternoon, McCain shared a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists that says the number of journalists imprisoned around the world has reached 262, a new record.<p>The total includes 21 …

Donald Trump

The Walls Are Closing In on Net Neutrality — Here's What You Can Do

The biggest day in the history of the internet is upon is — and unfortunately, it's not necessarily a positive one. On Dec. 14, the FCC will be voting on whether or not to keep net neutrality; in simpler terms, it'll be deciding if access to the entire internet should remain free and open or if …

Net Neutrality

Will McCain defend the bipartisan process?

The first significant fight following Doug Jones’s stunning victory is well underway in the U.S. Senate. Unsurprisingly, Democrats are demanding that Republicans abide by the same process they afforded Scott Brown when he was elected to the Senate in a special election in Massachusetts in 2010, …

Opinion

Congress has accepted $110 million from telecom companies looking to influence policy

Tomorrow is the day that the Federal Communications Commission votes on whether to repeal net neutrality protections. If the FCC gets its way, and it …

Net Neutrality

Meghan McCain Declares Steve Bannon Has Been ‘Neutered’ Following Roy Moore’s Loss In Alabama

Following Democratic candidate Doug Jones’ defeat of Republican hopeful Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special election for Alabama’s empty U.S. Senate seat, politicos of all flavors took to Twitter with their reactions. Chief among the more popular posts was a short tweet by <i>The View</i> co-host Meghan McCain, …

Steve Bannon

John McCain Hopes You'll Say He Served His Country "Honorably"

We thought we had John McCain figured out. The cranky ex-maverick. The hard-righter who’d given us Sarah Palin. Then came Trump, the Russian collusion scandal, endless assaults on health care. And most challengingly, his own diagnosis with cancer. That’s when McCain showed us who he’d always</b> …

Republicans

What Doug Jones’s victory means for the GOP tax bill

Officially, nothing. But Republicans have stumbled before.<p>The most important policy question of the day: What does Doug Jones's underdog win Tuesday night mean for the GOP tax overhaul drive?<p>Officially, the answer is nothing. Party leaders believe they can draft a bill by Friday and pass it on …

Politics

3 charged in connection with shark-dragging video

Raycom reportsRaycom reportsMore>><p>Posted:Thursday, December 14 2017 3:14 AM EST2017-12-14 08:14:21 GMT<p>Updated:Thursday, December 14 2017 3:14 AM …

Hawaii

Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, …

Joseph Dunford

The GOP Went Wobbly on Roy Moore and It Cost Them a Senate Seat

It may have only been President Trump and the Republican National Committee at the end of the day backing Moore with endorsements and money, but the …

Conservative View

CREATES Act supporters look for help to lower drug prices

A nonprofit group formed last year to address the high cost of prescription drugs has announced a national campaign to help pass the CREATES Act, a …

Pharma