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Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON, April 23- President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney...

  • HANNOVER, Germany, April 23- German Chancellor Angela Merkel fuelled expectations of a future EU-U.S trade deal on Sunday, saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington. "I also feel very encouraged by my visit to the United States that negotiations between the EU and the United States on a free trade agreement... are...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native...

  • President Donald Trump weighed in on congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown, telling Democrats on Sunday that Obamacare will die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall. The president's tweets appeared after White House budget director Mick Mulvaney accused Democrats of "...

  • 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...

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    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...