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Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Tens of thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. Festivities at one of the largest events on Washington's National Mall...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 22- Thousands of people turned out in cities across the United States and beyond on Saturday for Earth Day events billed as a "celebration of science" to counter what organizers say is a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge in Washington. The "March for Science" festivities included scientific "teach-ins," speeches by...

  • U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is interviewed during the SxSW Conference at the Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2017 in Austin, Texas.

    The nation's first Indian-American surgeon general was replaced by the Trump Administration, NBC News reports.

  • Ashley Green, 31, talks to a Walmart personal shopper as she retrieves her online grocery pickup order at the chain's Franklin, Tenn., location.

    Wal-Mart, the big-box behemoth, is both the U.S.'s largest private sector employer and a lightning rod for controversy.

  • Supporters of expanding Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law must persuade a few more GOP lawmakers that it can be done without extra costs to the cash-strapped state. They warned that without Medicaid expansion in the GOP- led state, hospitals will suffer financially because of uncompensated care.

  • LONDON, April 22- The United States could strike a free-trade agreement with the European Union after President Donald Trump warmed to a deal with the bloc, the Times reported on Saturday, quoting sources from both sides of the discussion. Post-Brexit Britain would be pushed behind Europe in the race to secure a U.S. deal after Germany's Angela Merkel persuaded...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage U.S. companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills. The process has begun long ago, but it really formally begins on Wednesday, "Trump said during a visit to the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- Global economic leaders on Friday continued downplaying possible friction with the Trump administration over currencies, trade and other potentially contentious issues, even while acknowledging that much about the U.S. president's plans remains unclear. On a day when Donald Trump himself seemed focused on domestic matters-...

  • SHANGHAI— Ivanka Trump's brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the preceding eight years. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for 36 trademarks in China between March and July of last year.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again. Trump on Friday played down the need for Congress to act on the legislation before he...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday promised a big announcement about tax reform next week and ordered an administration review of Obama-era tax rules written to discourage U.S. companies from relocating overseas to cut their tax bills. The process has begun long ago, but it really formally begins on Wednesday, "Trump said during a visit to the...

  • Donald Trump

    President Trump says young immigrants shielded from deportation - often referred to as "dreamers" - should "rest easy."

  • *White House plays down next week as goal for passage. WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again. White House spokesman Sean Spicer on...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump began promising to "drain the swamp" while campaigning, with his rally crowds often chanting along with him. In October he outlined a few proposals he said would get the drainage started: Clamping down on lobbying, fundraising and even the number of terms lawmakers can serve. Take Marcus Peacock, who served as a senior budget...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday will order the U.S. Treasury Department to review Obama-era rules written to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters overseas to cut their tax bills, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Trump and Republicans in Congress view tax reform as the best vehicle for eliminating what they...

  • WASHINGTON— Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. "This is really the beginning of a whole new way of life that this country hasn't seen in really many, many years," the president said before signing the measures...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump on Friday will order the U.S. Treasury Department to review Obama-era rules written to discourage U.S. companies from moving their headquarters overseas to cut their tax bills, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. Mnuchin told reporters at a briefing that an executive order to be signed by Trump later in the day...

  • Aging population retirement

    The recent extension of life expectancy has been a class-driven matter — with richer Americans experiencing the majority of the gains. Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress face their first major budget test next week, with the threat of a U.S. government shutdown potentially hinging on his proposed Mexican border wall as well as Obamacare funding. With Republicans controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, keeping the...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...