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Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The seven-year Republican quest to scrap Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80- year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast...

  • July 28- TransCanada Corp, Canada's No.2 pipeline operator, will make a final investment decision on its Keystone XL project by December, the company said on Friday as it reported a better-than-expected profit. The expansion increases the capacity of the current Keystone system from Canada's oil-producing Alberta province to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. economy acquired an exclusive label Friday: Recession-free for eight full years. No wonder: Despite its longevity, this expansion has delivered subpar gains in its pace of growth, full-time hiring and pay increases since it emerged from the wreckage of the Great Recession in June 2009. Still, the economy is hardly the disaster that President...

  • WASHINGTON, July 28- The seven-year Republican quest to kill Obamacare, a major campaign vow by President Donald Trump, lay in ruins on Friday after the Senate failed to dismantle the healthcare law, with congressional leaders now planning to move on to other matters. John McCain, the maverick 80- year-old senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee, cast...

  • NEW YORK— A savings program put into place under President Barack Obama and designed to get more people to put away money for retirement is being killed by the Treasury Department, which said it is too costly to maintain. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, in a release Friday. The Treasury Department said myRA savers had put away about $34 million since late 2015, and that...

  • Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks to the media after attending the weekly House Republicans party conference on Capitol Hill, on June 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker Paul Ryan says he's "disappointed and frustrated" by the failure of health care legislation in the Senate.

  • The brief submitted by 50 companies to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan marks the first time such a large group of businesses has backed arguments about employment discrimination that LGBT groups and the administration of former President Barack Obama have made for years. The companies asked the 2nd Circuit to revive a lawsuit by the estate...

  • WASHINGTON— Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP's scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act.. "There is no doubt whatsoever that premiums in...

  • WASHINGTON— Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump's agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.

  • The Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama's health law, dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump and the GOP agenda. John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine voted with Democrats to defeat the measure. It's a legislative maneuver so the Senate can pass a bill that a House-Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, July 27- The U.S. Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia, putting President Donald Trump in a tough position by forcing him to take a hard line on Moscow or veto the legislation and infuriate his own Republican Party. The bill, which includes a provision that allows Congress to stop any effort by Trump to ease...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday to slap new sanctions on Russia despite President Donald Trump's objections to the legislation, which has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin who threatened to retaliate. The Senate backed the measure, which also imposes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, by a...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The United States Senate will vote on Thursday on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia, a U.S. senator said, legislation that has angered Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has threatened to retaliate against the measure. If it passes the Senate as expected, the bill would be the first major foreign policy...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAVONLINNA, Finland, July 27- The United States Senate will vote on Thursday on a bill that would impose new sanctions on Russia, a U.S. senator said, legislation that has angered Moscow who have threatened to retaliate against the measure. The measure has already passed the House of Representatives by a 419-3. It is expected to garner strong support in...

  • The rule, which would require drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they've used for fracking, was put on hold last year after a Wyoming judge said the Bureau of Land Management had no authority to set such a rule. Since replacement could be years away, the Bureau of Land Management has asked the court to leave the district court's ruling in effect until a...

  • One of the main reasons GOP lawmakers have given in their quest to overturn "Obamacare" is that they want to lower premiums for people who buy individual health insurance policies, particularly constituents who get no help from the law's tax credits. "There is no doubt whatsoever that premiums in the individual insurance market would go up," said Larry Levitt of...

  • President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington went ahead with the measure. The sanctions, which the U.S. House of Representatives has approved, need to pass in the Senate too before going to...

  • WASHINGTON— Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, says he likes a predecessor's ideas for where regulators should prune banking rules. At his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, Quarles said he agreed with recent recommendations of the man he'd replace as the head of bank oversight. He's expected to win approval...

  • President Donald Trump could veto pending legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia in order to push for a tougher deal, a top White House aide said on Thursday, as Moscow warned of retaliation if Washington went ahead with the measure. The sanctions, which the U.S. House of Representatives has approved, need to pass in the Senate too before going to...

  • Abney's remarks come as the Trump administration nears the August 16 start of talks with Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump has repeatedly called the 1994 trade treaty a "disaster" that has shuttered U.S. factories and sent American jobs to Mexico. UPS has been expanding its services into Mexico.