Political News http://enews.earthlink.net/channel/news/pol Political News Supplied by AP en-us (c) 2017 EarthLink Networks Inc. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:55:07 EDT Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:28:23 EDT 5 Pelosi speaks to ailing lawmaker, says he sounds wonderful http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170720/f5996eea-b038-4381-bc82-f173a04fe812 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has spoken with Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice more than a month ago, and "he sounded wonderful." Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:55:07 EDT 20170720/f5996eea-b038-4381-bc82-f173a04fe812 Associated Press Budget office: GOP health bill adds 22 million uninsured http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170720/290a651e-8f5e-4124-b1f6-844b9bd50905 WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Republican health care bill would drive up the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million by 2026, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday in a report unlikely to help GOP leaders persuade their party's senators to back the reeling legislation in an upcoming showdown vote. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:53:23 EDT 20170720/290a651e-8f5e-4124-b1f6-844b9bd50905 By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER Associated Press Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170720/6c1967d2-5760-4fb1-a4bb-ad6bddf24c04 WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back soon." Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:44:58 EDT 20170720/6c1967d2-5760-4fb1-a4bb-ad6bddf24c04 By LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170720/ced7a5c4-46da-46c5-be26-c351fbfda158 WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. showed "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:34:45 EDT 20170720/ced7a5c4-46da-46c5-be26-c351fbfda158 By MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer http://enews.earthlink.net/article/pol?guid=20170720/79768846-18eb-427d-ba6c-2e1f86daab28 WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:34:04 EDT 20170720/79768846-18eb-427d-ba6c-2e1f86daab28 By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press