Here's what's happening in the world of politics for Thursday, Aug. 10:
Sen. Johnson walked back comments on McCain's brain cancer
--Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday that the controversial remarks he made about Sen. John McCain's vote against the skinny repeal of Obamacare being influenced by his brain tumor were misunderstood.
Johnson said on CNN's "New Day" that he was "just expressing sympathy" and that McCain was "not impaired in any way, shape or form."
During an interview with a Chicago radio station, Johnson said: "Again, I'm not going to speak for John McCain -- he has a brain tumor right now -- that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning, some of that might have factored in."
The radio host, seemingly shocked, said "Really?"
North Korea detailed Guam strike plan
--North Korea continued its rhetoric about attacking Guam in retaliation of U.S. sanctions. State media said a plan to fire four missiles near the U.S. territory will be ready for Kim Jong Un's consideration within days.
The missiles would be fire east over Japan before landing around 18-25 miles off the coast of the tiny island.
The plan is part of an unprecedented exchange of military threats between Washington D.C. and Pyongyang, CNN reports.
President Trump continued to blast Mitch McConnell on Twitter
--For a second straight day, President Donald Trump continued to attack Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter.
Trump wrote, "Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal and Replace ObamaCare!"
Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017
Yesterday, Trump denied having "excessive expectations" for the legislative progress of his agenda, as McConnell asserted Tuesday at an event in Kentucky.