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Politics Barack Obama

  • President Donald Trump prepares to sign an executive order.

    Donald Trump may have given us the best White House Correspondents' Dinner.

  • The catchall spending bill would be the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to advance during President Donald Trump's short tenure in the White House. It also rejects White House budget director Mick Mulvaney's proposals to cut popular programs such as funding medical research and community development grants and adds $1.5 billion for border...

  • Chuck McIlhinney, who was walking to his car when he was introduced to her as the senator whose committee oversees how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. The embargo is on virtually all imports from and exports to Cuba, including rum. If Pennsylvania is successful, it would be the first import of a product produced entirely by the Communist state.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump:. President Donald Trump approaches the week with the threat of a government shutdown still looming as he holds hope for progress on health care. The latest GOP bill would let states escape a requirement under Barack Obama's 2010 law that insurers charge healthy and seriously ill customers the same rates.

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • WASHINGTON, April 29- A sea of protesters swarmed in front of the White House on Saturday to voice displeasure with President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and demand that he rethink plans to reverse the climate change policies backed by his predecessor. As temperatures rose above 90 degrees Fahrenheit under hazy skies in the nation's capital, tens...

  • President Donald Trump flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (R) on April 4, 2017.

    Here's how the Trump rally stacks up after 100 days

  • President Donald Trump's executive order seeking to find new ocean expanses in the Atlantic and the Arctic for offshore drilling isn't likely to reach its goals anytime soon, but instead will kick off a yearslong review and legal battle. And environmental law and policy experts questioned Trump's authority to reverse Obama's withdrawal of certain areas in...

  • WASHINGTON— His "FAKE NEWS" tweets don't rocket like they once did. Donald Trump's 140- character volleys helped define the first 100 days of his presidency. The number of people engaging with Trump on Twitter— through likes, retweets, quotes and replies— has gradually declined, according to an Associated Press analysis of his feed and the users who read, react and...

  • "We are not going to let other countries take advantage of us anymore," he said in Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. But even as he appealed to Pennsylvania voters who helped elect him in a surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump seemed caught between his role as an outsider candidate and a now-elected negotiator still...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday. As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency, it...

  • KORUS, as the deal is known, has been a boon for South Korea and its U.S. goods trade surplus has surged to $28 billion. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy is strengthening, supporting consumer demand for imported goods, including cars and electronics from South Korea. One sector for which the trade deal has not gone horribly is U.S. beef, where exports have risen steadily to...

  • Tom MacArthur has experienced personal tragedy and understands the need for health insurance. "We had over $1 million of medical bills. Yet MacArthur opposes the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's law that has brought health insurance to millions more Americans.

  • Gulf of Mexico, that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development after a huge BP oil spill in 2010.. A Reuters review of government data showed the amount of money that oil companies spent in the central Gulf of Mexico' s annual lease sale dropped more than 75 percent between 2012 and 2017. The figures were similar in the western Gulf of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- Lawmakers, lobbyists and interest groups are making a final push in their fight over regulations enacted during former President Barack Obama's last months in office, with the financial services industry working hard to kill a rule on retirement plans run by states. Currently, the resolutions only require simple majorities to pass both...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- Health insurers seeking regulatory approval for 2018 individual insurance plans can file two sets of premium rates as a way to deal with market uncertainty created by Republicans' promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, a California state insurance regulator said on Friday. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones told insurers in a...

  • Some GOP moderates who may seal the legislation's fate are echoing those concerns. Patrick Meehan, R- Pa., said the rewritten bill "doesn't change the fundamental concerns I had at the outset... making sure people with serious medical conditions could get affordable and adequate coverage. "Count him among the GOP moderates who remain opposed.

  • President Donald Trump

    They are the 140-character bursts that helped define the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. But Trump's tweets seem to be losing some of their impact.

  • New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who sided with the previous administration's EPA to defend the Clean Power Plan, brushed off the court's move, saying it simply puts the litigation on hold for 60 days. Todays temporary pause in the litigation does not relieve EPA of its legal obligation to limit carbon pollution from its largest source:...

  • The Trump administration won a legal victory over a climate policy implemented under Barack Obama