The Senate voted 51-49 to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney of SC as the government's new budget chief Thursday, less than two weeks before the president is expected to present a pared-down "skinny" budget to Congress at the end of the month.
Mulvaney's poor record on national-security issues is at odds with Trump's promise to rebuilt the USA military, said McCain, the influential chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Any one of the 100 senators could still change their position on Mulvaney before the vote, but there were no fresh signs of that happening following Cochran's decision.
McCain voted to advance Mulvaney, though he made his opposition clear from the Senate floor.
Charles Oakley's ban from Madison Square Garden lifted
One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans. The affair was made uglier as Knicks fans serenaded their team with various pro-Oakley chants later in the week. "Both Mr.
"I am deeply concerned about your lack of support for our military, about your continued votes for withdrawals from Europe when we see a world on fire", McCain said.
But Cochran's spokesman, Chris Gallegos, said Wednesday afternoon that the 38-year Senate veteran will vote for Mulvaney. McCain, chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, agrees.
Mulvaney was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, the far right-wing congressional group that stemmed from the Tea Party movement's political momentum. John McCain (R-Az.), who expressed concern over Mulvaney's past comments about cutting America's defense budget.
During his confirmation hearings, however, Mulvaney said repeatedly he was prepared to carry out the president's agenda, not necessarily his own. Even if every Democrat voted against Mulvaney, they would need three Republican senators to join them to defeat the nomination, and there have been no indications that others beyond McCain intend to vote against the nominee.
We are playing as a team and that's been the difference. "It's now about implementing those plans for long period of time ". The bigger picture for Australia is winning the series at any cost because they know that India are tough to beat at home.
An Army official said, "Different unconfirmed figures on casualties of security forces and terrorists are doing rounds". These are still confirmed numbers and the real causalities will be known when the encounter ends.
Topshop said its board and staff were "deeply saddened" by the "horrific" accident and that their thoughts are with the family. In a statement the force said the child "suffered serious head injuries after an incident involving a store display barrier".
The Grammys are unlike any other award show in that it celebrates the work of its nominees more than it likes to reward them. I was probably watching in 1971 when "Bridge Over Troubled Water" won Best Song, Record and Album with almost a clean sweep.
The third quarter is also the time of year when producers in the North Sea reduce production in order to perform maintenance. Rebalancing the crude oil market is an iffy business and definitely not a place for amateurs.
Chicago police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting near Ogden and Kostner avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago . Chicago Police said the 26-year-old male who was also in the vehicle , whose name has not been released, is a known gang member.
That would be " The Walking Dead ", " Orange is the New Black ", " Breaking Bad ", " House of Cards " and Marvel's "Daredevil ". Most respondents plan to keep doing it, and 63 percent say they'd do it more if they knew they could get away with it.
While it was not immediately clear what started the fire, officials confirmed that an investigation was underway. Firefighters were called to the scene at about 4:35 p.m. after an Anaheim police officer reported the blaze.
Subway service in NY is still as functional as it ever is, though the Long Island and Metro-North Railroads experiencing delays. Hundreds of school districts have canceled school and non-essential state workers have been told to stay home .
Bayern showdown may not bode well for Arsene Wenger
We know that we can change some of the negative feelings around because of what's going on in the Premier League at the moment". Since we play the second leg at home, a goal at the Allianz Arena will be hugely vital.
Humana to drop ObamaCare plans in 2018
Since 2014, Humana has been a key player in Tennessee's health care exchange, at least in its major cities. Arguably, Republicans already own the instability in the health-care system that their inaction has caused.
Heads Up! Drones Will Fly People Around Dubai This Summer
The EHang 184 can fly about 50 kilometers (31 miles) on a single charge, hitting top speeds of up to 160 kph (100 mph). EHang is working with authorities in Nevada with the potential of being cleared by the FAA to operate in the US.
The pound has fallen well below $1.25 on bad inflation news
The figure was up 0.4 percentage point from December and above the market consensus of a 2.4% increase polled by Thomson Reuters. Experts said, demand slowdown due to demonetisation could be one of the factors behind the fall in inflation.
North Korea faces more sanctions after missile test
The missile was ejected out of the canister via cold launch before rocket ignition after the missile was clear of the TEL. After his brief press conference to address the North Korea missile launch, Trump stopped by a wedding.
Willy Caballero warns City against over-confidence
It means he has not made a stop of any description for City since the 2-1 win over Burnley on January 2. There are more crosses, more special things to deal with, but of course he is a top, top goalkeeper.
United becomes first team to win 2000 EPL points
Ibrahimovic nearly extended United's lead on 64 minutes only to see his shot deflect off a Watford defender for a corner. The most significant of United's recent moves involved the sale of midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton .