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Politics Barack Obama

  • Tom Massie, wasn't just "no" on the GOP health care bill to replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Yet in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Iowa in the bitter aftermath of the GOP's epic failure, Republicans who blocked the legislation have won praise from constituents for stopping what many saw as a flawed plan, either in the legislation's substance or...

  • Trump has accused the Freedom Caucus lawmakers of snatching a "defeat from the jaws of victory" with their rejection of the White House- backed healthcare bill to replace President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform bill. Representative Warren Davidson, a Freedom Caucus member from Ohio, said Republicans should leave aside the blame game and work through...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- President Donald Trump's administration has informed Congress of its plan to pursue the $5 billion sale to Bahrain of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft and related equipment, which was held up last year by concerns about human rights, a congressional source said on Wednesday. The State Department originally notified Congress of the sale...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- President Donald Trump's administration has informed Congress of its plan to restart the congressional review period for the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft to Bahrain, along with 23 engines and other related equipment, a congressional source said on Wednesday. Congress was originally notified of the sale in September 2016 by...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling, coal mining and renewable energy production on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a...

  • Trump has accused the Freedom Caucus lawmakers of snatching a "defeat from the jaws of victory" with their rejection of the White House- backed healthcare bill to replace President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform bill. Representative Warren Davidson, a Freedom Caucus member from Ohio, said Republicans should leave aside the blame game and work through...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back steps taken by his predecessor to curb global warming.:. Attorneys for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, Sierra Club and other groups sued Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Montana challenging Trump's order to resume coal lease sales on federal lands.

  • NEW YORK, March 29- Republicans mostly blame the U.S. Congress, and not President Donald Trump or party leaders, for failing to pass their party's healthcare overhaul, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday. Besides Trump, who backed the bill, and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, who was expected to shepherd it through Congress,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a multiyear review of the federal...

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    President Trump's latest executive order may have an unintentional consequence for big oil & gas, says former California EPA chief Terry Tamminen.

  • LONDON, March 29- Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc's cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant steps by a British leader since World War Two, May notified EU...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday. Republicans in Congress on Tuesday narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— As courtroom twists go, this one is practically unheard-of: On the brink of bringing Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, to trial on felony securities fraud charges, the government's prosecutors are threatening to bail out of the case unless they get paid. Whether one of the biggest criminal cases in Texas finally goes before a jury is now in limbo...

  • WASHINGTON, March 29- The U.S. Interior Department said on Wednesday that it would form a new committee to review royalty rates collected from oil and gas drilling and coal mining on federal lands to ensure taxpayers receive their full value. In January 2016, the administration of former Democratic President Barack Obama began a multiyear review of the federal...

  • WASHINGTON— Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. Sixty-two percent of Americans turned thumbs down on Trump's handling of health care during the initial weeks of his presidency, according to a poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's top health official got strong pushback Wednesday from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs. Democrats were pummeling Price with a phrase used by White House strategist Stephen Bannon, who has said "deconstruction of the...

  • *China says climate pledges under Paris Agreement unchanged. BEIJING/ OSLO, March 29- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, whose government cooperated closely with former U.S.

  • Vivian Vance as Ethel Mertz and Lucille Ball as Lucy Ricardo in the I LOVE LUCY episode, 'Job Switching.'

    Gone are the days when stern Republicans imposed fiscal discipline.

  • *China says climate pledges under Paris Agreement unchanged. BEIJING/ OSLO, March 29- Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after U.S. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang, whose government cooperated closely with former U.S.

  • March 28- The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs are often used to connect to a secure business network, or in countries such as China and Turkey to bypass government restrictions on Web...