President Barack Obama plans to nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx to be his next transportation secretary, a White House official said on Sunday.» Read More
President Obama's Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew has almost $60,000 stored away in the Cayman Islands. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute senior fellow; and CNBC Contributors James Pethokoukis and Dan Greenhaus, share their opinions.
LONDON, Feb 7- Climate change will not be a top issue in the United States under President Barack Obama, despite the soaring rhetoric in his Inaugural Address last month. The prospects for such legislation seemed promising before the success of the Tea Party movement getting a grip on House of Representatives control via hardline Republicans.
WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The first major U.S. immigration reform effort since 1986 came under attack on Tuesday from congressional Republicans who cast doubt on a proposal backed by President Barack Obama to give 11 million illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens.
President Obama turned to corporate leaders as he tried to rally support for comprehensive immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The top Senate Democrat on Sunday predicted that Congress will pass and send to President Barack Obama legislation overhauling the U.S. immigration system, saying "things are looking really good." Obama last week expressed hope Congress can get a deal done on immigration, possibly in the first half of the year.
The draft agreement substantially raises the minimum "reference" price at which Mexican tomatoes can be sold in the United States and accounts for changes that have occurred in the tomato market since the original agreement, Sanchez said.
The department made a preliminary decision in September to terminate a 1996 U.S.- Mexico tomato trade agreement after Florida growers complained the arrangement did not protect them against Mexican tomatoes sold below the cost of production.
*Democrats seen backing away from Medicare enrollment age hike. WASHINGTON, Jan 31- Just months after President Barack Obama's re-election ended Republican hopes of controlling U.S. healthcare policy, one of the most controversial Republican proposals for Medicare is showing signs of rising from the political ashes.
President Obama called on Congress to make good on plans to overhaul the immigration system and offer a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. He said that if Congress is unable to act quickly, he will propose legislation and demand lawmakers vote on it.
NEW YORK, Jan 29- The sluggish U.S. economy could get a lift if President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators succeed in what could be the biggest overhaul of the nation's immigration system since the 1980 s.
Following is a list of nominations thus far along with some Cabinet members who the White House has confirmed are staying on, and some important positions that are vacant or may soon become vacant.
Republican leaders gathered today to discuss the best way to reboot their party's image after 2012's election loss. Jimmy Williams, Democratic Strategist; Sara Fagen, Former White House Political Director; and Mark Simone, WOR Radio Talk Show host, share their opinions.
*Bain Capital had taken company private for $1.3 bln in 2008. Jan 25- Shares of Bain Capital-backed Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc rose as much as 32 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange as investors focused on the largest U.S. child-care provider's leadership in a growing niche market.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- A confident President Barack Obama kicked off his second term on Monday with an impassioned call for a more inclusive America that rejects partisan rancor and embraces immigration reform, gay rights and the fight against climate change.
WASHINGTON, Jan 21- President Barack Obama urged Americans on Monday to reject political "absolutism" and partisan rancor, as he kicked off his second term with an impassioned call for collective action and estabished a more assertive tone for the challenges he faces over the next four years.
* "Second screen" coming into its own, developers ramp up efforts. LAS VEGAS, Jan 10- Television makers, networks and movie studios are embracing the tablet and developing original content and software to drive audience interaction and new advertising revenue after initially dismissing mobile devices as a distraction.
WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Prospects for a 2013 overhaul of the U.S. tax code have faded after last week's "fiscal cliff" fight, with Democrats still pushing to raise more government revenue by closing tax breaks and Republicans arguing that the tax debate is over.
*Heathcare costs may provide Medicare debate common ground. WASHINGTON, Jan 6- President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement reform to encompass the spiraling healthcare costs that confront a wide range of Americans.
WASHINGTON, Jan 4- After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.
WASHINGTON, Jan 3- The rosters of the powerful, tax-writing panels of the U.S. Congress were nearly filled out on Thursday, with three prominent Republicans named to the Senate Finance Committee.