Politics Barack Obama

  • Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to supporters in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. March 17, 2019.

    The Democratic presidential candidate's tax proposals would have "catastrophic economic consequences" if implemented, the former treasury secretary says.

  • Former President Barack Obama speaks to students at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on September 7, 2018 in Urbana, Illinois. 

    In an address to wealthy liberal donors, Obama warned that the average American voter does not align with views from "certain left-leaning Twitter feeds or the activist wing of our party."

  • AnyVision, based outside Tel Aviv, has come under scrutiny following reports by Haaretz's TheMarker business newspaper and NBC News that its technology is used to surveil Palestinians who live in the occupied West Bank. AnyVision, which denied to NBC such use of its services, did not respond to a request for comment. M12, the venture fund of Redmond, Washington-...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google's bid to escape Oracle Corp's multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world's smartphones. A jury cleared Google in 2016, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 14- The U.S. Congress should compel Chinese companies to disclose their ties to the Chinese government and prevent them from listing on U.S. stock exchanges unless they meet U.S. audit requirements, a congressional advisory body said on Thursday. Washington and Beijing are locked in a 16- month war of tit-for-tat tariffs that have roiled markets...

  • The Department of Energy issued a notice of intent in January to award a no-bid $115 million contract to Centrus to demonstrate by June 2022 production of a new fuel called high-assay low-enriched uranium, known as HALEU, which one day could be used in advanced nuclear reactors. "We are deeply concerned about the Department of Energys award to Centrus Energy...

  • Representatives asked officials at the Energy Department on Wednesday how Centrus Energy Corp, a company whose chief recently served as deputy at the department, won a federal contract to demonstrate a production method for a new fuel for nuclear power plants. The Energy Department issued a notice of intent in January to award a no-bid $115 million contract...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 04, 2019 in New York City.

    U.S. stock futures were indicating a higher Wall Street open, after the Dow eked out another record high close Monday.

  • Nov 8- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said he is considering entering the race for the 2020 U.S. He did not divest himself of holdings in Bloomberg LP. Unlike earlier presidents, President Donald Trump has maintained ownership of his real estate company, the Trump Organization, in an arrangement that watchdogs say poses conflicts of...

  • John Hope Bryant speaks at the 2017 Andrew Young International Leadership awards and 85th Birthday tribute at Philips Arena on June 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    "If I want to pack a room in the inner city, I tell them a billionaire is coming," says Operation Hope founder John Bryant Hope.

  • HAVANA, Nov 6- Cuba said on Wednesday the country had attracted $1.7 billion worth of foreign investment over the past year despite a tighter U.S. trade embargo and worsening cash crunch, although it did not reach its goal of $2 billion to $2.5 billion annually. Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca told a news conference at Cubas annual trade fair in Havana that 25...

  • Nov 6- Humana Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and hinted that it could match Wall Street profit targets for 2020 as its main business of selling government-backed Medicare Advantage health insurance plans flourishes. Medicare Advantage plans, which cater to Americans older than 65 and those with disabilities, account for about a...

  • Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY).

    Patients would pay more through higher taxes for less coverage and wait longer for nonemergency treatment under Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan, says Sen. John Barrasso.

  • Nov 6- Humana Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and hinted that it could match Wall Street profit targets for 2020 as its main business of selling government-backed Medicare Advantage health insurance plans flourishes. Medicare Advantage plans, which cater to Americans older than 65 and those with disabilities, account for about a...

  • Larry Summers

    Summers said even if the U.S. and China sign the partial deal, "there will still be large tensions and uncertainties" between them.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The Trump administration said on Monday it filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change. Once it exits, the United States- the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer- will become the only country...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- The Trump administration said on Monday it filed paperwork to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement, the first formal step in a one-year process to exit the global pact to fight climate change. Once it exits, the United States- the top historic greenhouse gas emitter and leading oil and gas producer- will become the only country...

  • Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) addresses a crowd outside of the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina.

    Elizabeth Warren's "Medicare for All" plan is too much of a political reach to actually be implemented on Capitol Hill, says Jared Bernstein

  • Leon Cooperman

    Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman, who recently has traded jabs with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, once said of President Barack Obama: "When he ran for President, he'd never worked a day in his life. Never held a job."

  • Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding Iran-U.S. relations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

    "In my view, it's time for me to stay silent on impeachment until the process is complete," the Utah Republican senator says.