Barack Obama


  • Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010..

  • It puts a check on the administration, prevents the introduction of combat boots on the ground, requires very close monitoring by the Congress, all along the way, "said Kentucky Republican Representative Hal Rogers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- Congress may yet pass legislation this year to curb foreign buyout deals that allow corporations to cut their U.S. income taxes, a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Monday.

  • Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods. Russian aggression in Ukraine is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging militant Islamist threat in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already strong Middle Eastern demand.

  • Sept 15- Google Inc said it was facing increasing pressure from governments around the world to reveal user information in criminal investigations amid ongoing revelations about national surveillance programs.

  • *Paris conference supports military action in Iraq, no mention of Syria. PARIS/ DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.

  • 'Queen Latifah' promises a 'juicy' second season Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. Her first year with "The Queen Latifah Show," which returns this week in syndication, provided a lesson in what worked and what didn't. Reese Witherspoon, Toni Braxton, Goldie Hawn, Kristen Bell and Snoop Dogg are among those appearing in week one.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria.

  • Sept 15- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. Shares of the company, which is buying TriZetto from London- based private equity firm Apax Partners LLP, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 15- As President Barack Obama knits together an international coalition to take its campaign against Islamic State from Iraq into Syria, fighters like Ammar al-Wawi could make the difference.

  • Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured. PRO: The Internal Revenue Service has a lot of experience administering tax provisions that serve a social policy agenda, from mortgage deductions to child care tax credits.

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system.

  • Islamic State's Twitter silence raises questions Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Islamic State's Twitter users, which have trumpeted the group's violent acts and worldview on the social media service, have gone abruptly quiet in past days.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Images of two Americans being beheaded and of Russian tanks rolling through Ukraine have boosted pressure on Congress to roll back $1 trillion in mandatory defense cuts that the defense industry blames for almost 100,000 job cuts in recent years.

  • Official: Moda won't extend some Alaska policies Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— One of the two health insurers that are part of the federally run online marketplace in Alaska won't allow people to keep policies past this year that are out of compliance with President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a state official said.

  • Senate GOP raises $6M in August, spends twice that Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans' campaign arm, which is looking to topple Democrats from their majority in November's elections, spent almost $13 million last month, committee aides said Friday. The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised about $6 million in August and still has close to $20 million ready to spend, mostly on more ads against Democrats.

  • Battle against ISIS could boost Pentagon’s budget Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington.

    Speculators suggest a boost in the Pentagon's budget after president Obama's televised speech regarding his plans for ISIS.

  • New Russian sanctions rolled out     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the U.S. Treasury has added additional sanctions to Russia.

  • Case for minimum wage hike     Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Jason Furman, Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the economic impact of raising the minimum wage.

  • Buffett called me about tax inversions: Sen. Hatch Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:51 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Buffett wanted to know what lawmakers might propose on inversions, Sen. Orrin Hatch says.