Politics Barack Obama

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on January 22, 2017.

    Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to visit Washington in early February.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's first executive order targets the sweeping "Obamacare" law by giving federal agencies broad leeway to chip away at the measure. But Trump still needs Congress to do away with the law for good. It's not spelled out whether the IRS could waive the fines for failing to secure coverage and the White House has not explained how it...

  • INDIANAPOLIS— When Fort Wayne needed expensive airport improvements, its mayor contacted an influential Indiana native— then-Vice President Dan Quayle— to help secure federal funding. Now that former Indiana Gov. And federal laws and regulations forbid many officials who oversee the awarding of contracts and grants from considering undue White House...

  • Polar bear, climate change

    References to climate change were removed from the White House website immediately after Donald Trump took office.

  • President Donald Trump, adding she would work on preserving the important relationship between Europe and the United States. Speaking at a news conference in the south-western town of Schoental, Merkel struck a more conciliatory tone toward Trump than Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, who on Friday said Germany should prepare for a rough ride under the new U.S....

  • President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as President on January 20, 2017 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

    Since mid-December, the Trump rally has taken a breather and stocks have largely tread water.

  • As the 45th US President is inaugurated in the USA, the headline on the Evening Standard newspaper reads 'Trump's time has come' on 20th January 2017 in London, England, United Kingdom.

    NBC News takes a glance at what people around the planet are saying about America's new leader.

  • US President Donald Trump signs an executive order as Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus look on at the White House in Washington, DC on January 20, 2017.

    The order also directs agencies to give greater flexibility to states in implementing the health care law, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The Trump administration, hours after taking office on Friday, suspended a plan to cut mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans that the U.S. government had estimated would save eligible homeowners an average of $500 a year. The move immediately drew fire from Democrats, and it offered an early example of the potential...

  • President Donald Trump waves as he arrives in front of the White House for the presidential inaugural parade on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Jim Cramer weighs the pros and cons of how stocks will react in a Trump administration.

  • President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017, in Washington.

    Jim Cramer questions the impact on stocks of the 'buy and hire American' notion of President Trump.

  • Donald Trump built his campaign on early morning tweet storms and hashtag-worthy slogans. Now president, he's in control of the White House's powerful social media arsenal, including the official@ POTUS Twitter account that has nearly 14 million followers. The White House's official Twitter and Facebook accounts were quickly purged and rebranded for the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- U.S. In the days ahead of Friday's inauguration, senior executives from Morgan Stanley, Delta Air Lines and other major U.S. corporations said the Trump White House has already sparked a brighter outlook for business. "There is certainly more reason to be optimistic as we enter 2017 than there was at the beginning of 2016," Morgan Stanley CEO...

  • President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Here are the most captivating images, from the Obamas welcoming the Trumps to the violent protests in the streets of Washington.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday in a modest but broad-based advance as Donald Trump was sworn in as U.S. In his speech, Trump said U.S. policy will be to buy American and hire American, reiterating what he had said many times during this campaign for the White House. "If you want to take the inaugural speech as a signal of anything, it's that trade...

  • "Any fiscal plan premised exclusively on a reduction in the health, well-being, and living standards of the people of Puerto Rico through health care delivery cutbacks, current retiree pension reductions... and layoffs is by its nature unacceptable," he said in a letter to the board, adding that he is willing to work with the board to reach "acceptable balance."

  • Members of Marine Barracks Washington gather on the West Front of the Capitol on Inauguration Day before Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, January 20, 2017.

    Whenever Trump's National Day of Patriotism may fall, it shouldn't be confused with previous presidential proclamations of Patriot Day.

  • *Germany will turn to China if Trump launches trade war. BERLIN, Jan 20- Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in. The leader of the left-leaning Social...

  • Jan 20- Donald Trump, a big supporter of the U.S. oil, gas and coal industries, has promised to get to work quickly after being sworn in as president of the United States, raising expectations that he will sign a slew of executive orders. The problem is that attorneys general from states like New York and California, as well as environmental groups, would likely step...

  • The Obamas depart Washington

    The Obama's board Marine One and land at Joint Base Andrews to give a final speech before departing to Palm Springs.