Source: PBS NewsHour
JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Russia’s official RIA news agency reported the U.S. and Russia are talking about creating a cyber-security working group. President Trump had raised a similar idea during the G20 summit, but backed off under heavy criticism. This latest report comes amid multiple U.S. investigations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The Congressional Budget Office says that a revised Senate Republican health care bill leaves as many people uninsured as a previous version. The CBO reported today that, under the bill, another 22 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026. The measure would also reduce federal deficits by $420 billion over the coming decade. So far, GOP leaders still lack the votes to debate the bill.
The health of Senator John McCain dominated this day at the U.S. Capitol. The Arizona Republican has been diagnosed with brain cancer, and doctors removed a tumor, but McCain may need additional treatment. The news stunned lawmakers from both parties, who said they’re hoping for the best for their longtime colleague.
SEN. PATRICK LEAHY, D-Vt.: He’s a good friend. We agree and we disagree. But he’s one of the oldest — he keeps his word. And I know we will be praying for him at mass this weekend.
SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: He may outlive us all. I don’t know what — God only knows how this thing ends. I just ask God for one thing, that he has a voice and he can use it as long as possible.
JUDY WOODRUFF: McCain is 80, having survived seven years in a North Vietnamese prison during…
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