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Politics Barack Obama

  • Mexico's Damojh says steep take-off caused Cuba plane crash. MEXICO CITY- Mexican aviation company Damojh said on Monday a very steep take-off angle led one of its planes to crash in Cuba in May, killing 112 people, according to black boxes retrieved from the wreckage. Texas fetal tissue burial law on trial at U.S. court.

  • July 13- A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. territory's historic municipal bankruptcy case. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that the creation by the U.S. Congress of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico under a law known as PROMESA and the appointment of the board's members did not...

  • July 13- A federal judge on Friday rejected an attempt by a major Puerto Rico bondholder to throw out the U.S. territory's historic municipal bankruptcy case. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled that the creation by the U.S. Congress of a financial oversight board for Puerto Rico under a law known as PROMESA and the appointment of the board's members did not...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— A $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel into New York is scrambling to stay in the running for key federal funding as a July 14 deadline looms. According to the federal Department of Transportation, the tunnel project, the largest component of the Gateway rail project that plans to replace century-old rail infrastructure in New York and New...

  • The 35- year-old farmer and electrician from Tipton figured the new plans offered through the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau were certain to reduce the more than $2,000 monthly bill he pays for his family's health insurance. But nearly four months later, Crist is still waiting to see the fine print on what exactly would be covered...

  • "I think we can do all three of those things at the same time," Wheeler said in his first address to EPA staff. Environmentalists have complained that the EPA under Trump has worked to reverse Obama era limits on pollution. Wheeler worked at the EPA in the 1990 s and later in the Senate under Senator Jim Inhofe, a skeptic of mainstream climate science, before moving to...

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- Democrats on Wednesday were reorienting their uphill push to block U.S. Senate confirmation of President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, moving healthcare to the center of their strategy and putting less emphasis on abortion rights. Trump's Republicans have a 51-49 Senate majority, enough to confirm Kavanaugh if they stick...

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    An upcoming report from the Senate Intelligence Committee, slated to be released by September, is expected to be more critical of Obama than the panel's past statements.

  • Finished pipes are loaded on a truck  for use in the Nord Stream 2, October 19, 2017 in Sassnitz, Germany.

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a project that has divided Europe.

  • First, it was then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign trail contention that Chancellor Angela Merkel was "ruining Germany" with her decision to allow in more than 1 million asylum-seekers in 2015 and 2016. Then, as president, came his repeated criticism of the German export surplus with a focus on its popular car brands like Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen, and the...

  • Small shops crowd the main street in the Elmwood Village neighborhood, in Buffalo, New York. Elmwood Village was named one of the 'Top 10 Great Places in America' by the American Planning Association.

    Small business advocacy groups are largely cheering President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Under the latest cuts, so-called navigators who sign up Americans for the ACA, also known as Obamacare, will get $10 million for the year starting in November, down from $36.8 million in the previous year, according to a statement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This follows a reduction announced by the CMS last August from $62.5 million, along...

  • From left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and Vice President Mike Pence meet in McConnell's office in the Capitol on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, the day after President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

    Brett Kavanaugh will  meet with senators, appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee and possibly provide reams of documents in accordance with Senate Democrats' requests.

  • The Environmental Protection Agency disclosed Tuesday that it sent the new rule to the White House for review. The submission of the rule to the White House coincided with former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler taking the helm of the EPA, following last week's resignation of Administrator Scott Pruitt amid multiple ethics scandals.

  • Julie Rosamond discusses a new rule to require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer for a minimum number of hours each month, or be locked out of health benefits in Lepanto, Arkansas, U.S., May 2, 2018. 

    GOP-led governors are pushing rules requiring residents to prove they are working or volunteering in order to keep Medicaid. As Arkansas ushers in the first new law, states, insurers and laborers brace for change.

  • Adelie penguins stand atop a block of melting ice on a rocky shoreline at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, in East Antarctica.

    With the United States pulling out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned that there may be difficulty in mobilizing the funds necessary to effect climate change issues.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

    A judicial activist advising U.S. President Donald Trump on potential nominees to the Supreme Court signaled on Sunday that two of the candidates would be a tougher sell to conservatives.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 8- Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. President Donald Trump's administration has used its...

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- Health insurers warn that a move by the Trump administration on Saturday to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. President Donald Trump's administration has used its regulatory powers...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the administration is acting because of conflicting court ruling in...