Politics Barack Obama

  • Supporter for the Affordable Care Act

    Women's health experts have some advice for how Washington lawmakers and politicians should proceed as they consider reshaping Obamacare.

  • Patient visiting a doctors office, affordable health care act

    Key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences.

  • WASHINGTON— One by one, key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress that it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences. The concerns go beyond the obvious potential hardship for the 20 million people covered by subsidized private insurance and...

  • Many government services and operations would have been closed or suspended at midnight, when current funding authority expired, if the Senate had not approved the bill. Obama signed the measure, the White House said in a statement issued about 90 minutes after the Senate passed it. Democrats from coal-producing states, led by West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin,...

  • President-elect Donald Trump walks out of an elevator speak to the media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York City.

    Trump's Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week seeking names of people who worked on climate change.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

    The Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on retired miners' benefits.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. government is slated to sell $375 million worth of crude oil from the country's emergency reserve this winter after Congress passed a temporary spending bill on Friday that contained a measure authorizing the sale. President Barack Obama's administration has pushed Congress to approve an up to $2 billion plan for a revamp of the...

  • The primary disputes in Friday afternoon's testimony were whether traditional Medicare, which is managed by the government, competes with Medicare Advantage, run by insurers, and whether Aetna pulled out of some public Obamacare exchanges out of anger after the department filed its lawsuit. The government has shown that once a person signs up for Medicare...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware. News of the move comes days before Trump was expected to describe changes he is making to his businesses to avoid...

  • President-elect Donald Trump will likely ask a senior Goldman Sachs banker to coordinate economic policy across his administration, turning again to Wall Street for expertise in managing the world's largest economy, a transition official said on Friday. Trump's pick of Goldman President Gary Cohn, 56, to head the White House National Economic Council...

  • WASHINGTON— In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, previously worked for the Wall Street giant. Wall Street executives have long wielded influence in Washington, filling top jobs in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, a Trump aide said on Friday. The official on Trump's transition team, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Trump would nominate McMorris Rodgers to head the Interior Department, which is...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA,...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. An Energy Department official called the 74 questions a hit list and...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. It follows his nomination this week of an anti-regulation climate-change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental...

  • US President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with members of his national security team on cybersecurity on February 9, 2016 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco told reporters the results of the report would be shared with lawmakers and others.

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA, National Security Agency and cyber security.

  • All the posts but that of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who serves on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA, National Security Agency and cyber security.