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Politics Barack Obama

  • 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...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought "profound change" to Washington and reaffirming that "my only allegiance" is to those he governs. During an evening trip to Pennsylvania, one of the states that propelled his unlikely election victory, Trump planned to sign an executive order directing the...

  • 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

  • Offshore rig oil and gas exploration

    The order instructs the Interior Department to review and revise the Obama administration's plan for federally administered waters.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump will likely reiterate his campaign pledges to push back against gun control measures.

  • 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:...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. Congress on Friday passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year, with contentious issues remaining to be resolved. Congress has been tied in knots over $1 trillion in spending priorities for months.

  • Gulf of Mexico that former President Barack Obama had sought to protect from development in the wake of the huge BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.. The order, called the America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, directs the U.S. Department of Interior to review and replace the Obama administration's most recent five-year oil and gas development plan for...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed stopgap legislation to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the fiscal year. After the House passed the measure by a tally of 382-30, the legislation went the Senate, where Republican...