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Politics Barack Obama

  • President Donald Trump holds a Channellock tool during a meeting with US company representatives and featuring products made in the United States, in the East Room of the White House on July 19, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Trump's interview with New York Times shows he can’t see anything other than naked self-interest, Vox reports.

  • ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C.— Under pressure from President Donald Trump, North Carolina's governor announced his opposition on Thursday to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it poses too much of a threat to the state's beaches and tourism economy. "There is a threat looming over this coastline that we love and the prosperity it brings, and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014. The heads of the company's U.S. subsidiaries signed eight documents between May 14 and May 23, 2014 with Igor Sechin, the head of Russia's largest oil producer, Rosneft, Treasury's Office of...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans are targeting a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized the rule last week. While they've succeeded in overturning more than a dozen regulations finalized in the final months of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving quickly to try to eliminate a new regulation that bars financial firms from forcing consumers into arbitration to settle disputes. Top lawmakers in both the House and Senate introduced bills on Thursday to repeal the rule, finalized this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • WASHINGTON— Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing "reckless disregard" for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. The U.S. blacklisted Sechin, Tillerson's longtime business associate, as part of its response to Moscow's actions in Ukraine and annexation of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint. Officials also reconsidered 391 active regulatory proceedings actions by...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint. Officials also reconsidered 391 active regulatory proceedings actions by...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint. Officials also reconsidered 391 active regulatory proceedings actions by...

  • WASHINGTON, July 20- The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint. Officials also reconsidered 391 active regulatory proceedings actions by...

  • New Hampshire citizens cast their vote at Amherst Street Elementary School on November 8, 2016, in Nashua, New Hampshire.

    One in eight people who voted for President Trump said they would not do so again, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

  • Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama was president, according to figures from the White House budget office. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform," Neomi Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans aren't enthralled with "Obamacare" and they definitely don't like the Republican plans offered in Congress, so what does the public want the government to do about health care? The survey findings from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research indicate a change in public attitudes over the past few months, as concerns...

  • WASHINGTON— Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. The White House and GOP leaders fished Thursday for ways to win over recalcitrant senators, including an administration proposal to let states use Medicaid funds to help people buy their own private health insurance.

  • President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017.

    The Trump administration has withdrawn or delayed 860 proposed regulations in its first five months, the beginnings of a regulatory overhaul meant to bolster economic growth.

  • LAWRENCE, Mass.— House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and tax cuts. "Right now, we've got a tax code that no one really understands enforced by an agency that no one really...

  • *Republicans meet behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, July 19- Republicans struggling to agree on healthcare legislation to overhaul Obamacare obeyed U.S. After Trump's exhortation to keep trying, party members met with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price behind closed doors on Wednesday night to try to finally come together on a major...

  • *Republicans meet behind closed doors on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, July 19- President Donald Trump took Senate Republicans to task on Wednesday for failing to reach a deal on overhauling Obamacare, as a new report showed 32 million Americans would lose health insurance if senators opt to repeal the law without a replacement. After Trump's exhortation to keep...

  • Federal agencies have withdrawn 469 proposed regulations compared to a fall 2016 report when Barack Obama was president, according to figures the White House budget office. "It's really the beginning of a kind of fundamental regulatory reform," Neomi Rao, head of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said Wednesday.

  • Trump gathered 49 Republican senators on Wednesday for a White House lunch after a bill to repeal and replace the 2010 Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday after dissent from a handful of the party's conservatives and moderates. After Trump's exhortation, party members met on Capitol Hill with Vice President Mike Pence to try to come together on a major...