Politics Barack Obama

  • FRESNO, Calif.— The Trump administration's proposal to rollback national fuel economy standards was headed for its second public hearing a day after California officials and scores of speakers here blasted it as a danger to the environment and public health. "No one wins if our customers are not buying the new highly efficient products offered in our showrooms,"...

  • FRESNO, Calif.— California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed rollback would damage people's health and exacerbate climate change. "California will take whatever actions are needed to...

  • TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains committed to moving ahead with the project following years of reviews from federal and state regulators. The company has already started preparing pipe yards, transporting pipe and mowing parts of the project's right-of-way in Montana and South Dakota, but TransCanada said in court documents it...

  • Jousting with Democrats in advance of the November midterms, Trump also declares a premature victory from his tariffs by pointing to a manufacturing renaissance that has yet to be and boasts of promises kept on "full" funding for improvements at the Department of Veterans Affairs. On judges, Trump's comments about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's...

  • The Columbus Dispatch reports Wexner said he "won't support this nonsense in the Republican Party." Wexner proclaimed last year he'd "just had it" after Republican President Donald Trump said there was blame on "both sides" for deadly violence at an August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,...

  • Young Kim, Republican U.S. Representative candidate from California, waves during a Fourth of July parade in Hacienda Heights, California, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. 

    A fresh poll in a closely watched congressional race in Southern California shows Republican Young Kim pulling out front despite being outspent by nearly 5 to 1 by her challenger, Democrat Gil Cisneros.  

  • US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh speaks on the second day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 5, 2018. 

    Ford's letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee also said that testifying on Monday, as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley scheduled, "is not possible."

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is set to nominate former Federal Reserve economist Nellie Liang to the central bank's board of governors, tapping an official who played a key role at the Fed in dealing with the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters confirmed the president's intention, which was first reported...

  • WASHINGTON— What a difference a year makes. From predicting that the Affordable Care Act would "implode" and "explode," President Donald Trump is now claiming credit for modest average premium increases expected next year. In remarks this week, Trump appeared to cite a recent analysis by Avalere Health and The Associated Press in asserting that premium costs are...

  • BRANCHBURG, NJ - FEBRUARY 25: Constituents react after U.S. Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7) responded to questions during a town hall event at the Edward Nash Theater on the campus of Raritan Valley Community College on February 25, 2017 in Branchburg, New Jersey. Protesters have been showing up in large numbers to congressional town hall meetings across the nation.

    The cap on deductions for state and local taxes was bound to mean that many people in the high-tax state of New Jersey would pay more. Democrats are promoting the narrative that the cap on deductions for state and local taxes will hurt taxpayers. 

  • Rep. Kevin Brady

    The House Ways and Means chairman says he's optimistic for a new U.S.-Canada trade agreement before Oct. 1.

  • CHERRY HILL, N.J.— Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. In their quest to regain the majority in the U.S. House, Democrats are focusing on the law's potential to hurt voters in certain congressional districts in high-tax states such as...

  • Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday. It came just hours after the U.S. Interior Department announced it was rescinding a methane pollution rule...

  • Former FBI Director James Comey

    CBS Television Studios is near a deal for a miniseries based on fired FBI Director James Comey's bestselling memoir "A Higher Loyalty," according to a report from Deadline Hollywood.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said. The Interior Department did not have an immediate comment on the rule but said it would have a...

  • Austan Goolsbee

    Former Obama economic advisor Austan Goolsbee is warning, "there is a big danger the markets and a big danger to the economy."

  • Checking emails outside of work can put stress on your relationship, says study.

    You might be passing your work stress onto your partner.

  • Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP.

    Beijing long turned to big banks to help get its way in Washington, but the old back channels have proven ineffective when it comes to trade tensions.

  • WASHINGTON— In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. He's insisting the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September, was "...

  • WASHINGTON— In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation's deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. He's insisting the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September, was "...