Politics Barack Obama


  • LIMA, July 26- Peru will seek free trade deals with Australia and other Pacific Rim countries if the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement it signed onto dies in the U.S. Congress, the incoming president said on Tuesday. Centrist President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a 77- year-old former investment banker, said leaders of both political parties in the United...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— The Texas company planning a crude oil pipeline that will cut across Iowa received the final federal permit approvals Tuesday needed to proceed with construction. Documents posted by the Iowa Utilities Board show the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved 60 river crossings in Iowa for Dakota Access, a decision pipeline opponents hoped to stop.

  • WASHINGTON— Russia may have been behind the leak of hacked Democratic National Committee documents, President Barack Obama said Tuesday in his first public comments on the breach. Obama, who traditionally avoids commenting on active FBI investigations, broke with that protocol and noted that outside experts have blamed Russia for the leak.

  • TransCanada is behind the Energy East Pipeline project, a 4,600- kilometer pipeline, or nearly 3,000 miles, that would carry crude oil from tar sands in Western Canada to the East Coast, where it would then be shipped to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast. Plans call for converting a natural gas line for part of the route and then building a new pipeline to...

  • WASHINGTON— The White House warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer-generated threats to the U.S. stoked by growing cyber aggression by traditional U.S. foes like Russia and North Korea, and issued a color-coded response plan for the federal government to use after major cyberattacks. Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's homeland security and...

  • A supporter of Bernie Sanders at a rally in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says history shows most Sanders supporters will fall in line.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Monday, July 25, 2016.

    Highlights of Michelle Obama from night one of the Democratic National Convention.

  • Bernie Sanders put Democrats on notice Monday that he's not just hoping to influence Washington's agenda under the next president— he's got his eye on this fall's "lame duck" session of Congress. Sanders is concerned that President Barack Obama may try to get legislators to approve the TPP in the congressional session that takes place after the November...

  • DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., greeted the Florida delegation at a breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention.

    Embattled Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will no longer gavel open the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The United States and Mexico agreed to put into force a new air transportation agreement that is expected to boost travel and clear the way for any city to have direct airline service to the neighboring nation, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Monday. The agreement will allow "increased market access for passenger and cargo...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Donald Trump says his acceptance speech offered an optimistic message because "we're going to solve the problems."

  • WASHINGTON— Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues, but Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile in a closely contested state is blurred by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion. The Virginia senator is regarded as a careful, earnest politician who has navigated the...

  • Blair Effron, partner and co-founder of Centerview Partners LLC.

    Blair Effron watched his bank's star rise in a crowded field. His star may rise if Hillary Clinton is elected.

  • Obama: Munich situation still active

    President Obama addressed the deadly shooting in Munich on Friday, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • President Barack Obama(R) meets with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on July 22, 2016.

    Standing next to his Mexican counterpart, Obama slaps back at Republicans, saying the U.S. "values tremendously our enduring partnership with Mexico."

  • Mexico has cooperated on securing border: Obama

    President Obama addresses efforts and cooperation by Mexico to deal with border issues, in a joint press conference with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto.

  • WASHINGTON, July 22- President Barack Obama said on Friday that globalization is a fact that "we're not going to be able to build a wall around" but that it was important to work to shape the process so that it benefits not just big companies but small firms as well.

  • Great strength in Turkish people: Pres. Obama

    President Barack Obama comments on the military coup attempt in Turkey in a joint press conference with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto.

  • Obama: RNC vision of US doesn't match facts

    President Barack Obama and President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico answer questions at a joint press conference about the RNC and Donald Trump's views.

  • Obama: Mexico is a critical partner

    President Barack Obama and President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico speak at a joint press conference.