Politics Barack Obama

  • Democratic presidential candidates (L-R) former tech executive Andrew Yang, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) take part in the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

    Skyrocketing prescription drug costs and health care continue to dominate both Democratic and Republican agendas, increasing uncertainty in the industry heading into the 2020 elections.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smile during a meeting at the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28, 2019.

    "Pyongyang, despite having placed an end-of-year deadline in place in April, has basically closed the door on diplomacy with the United States entirely," said one expert.

  • *Former US top diplomat helped broker Paris agreement. MADRID, Dec 10- The world's richest nations are failing to "behave like adults" and act firmly enough to meet global warming targets set in the Paris climate accord, former U.S. While the Trump administration has started the process to withdraw the United States- the world's biggest historical emitter of...

  • President Donald Trump said on Friday that his administration will finalize its rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards next year and expected it would provoke a new legal challenge by California. The administration has argued that the rollbacks are necessary for economic and safety reasons but California and environmentalists reject that...

  • Presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters during his election campaign. The US presidential election is set to take place in November 2020.

    Joe Biden and his campaign are strongly denying that he called a retired Iowa farmer "fat" after the man challenged him about Hunter Biden.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 5- The Trump administration failed to do a cost-benefit analysis to assess air quality or take into account the impact on childrens health when it sought to eliminate pollution limits on heavy-duty trucks with rebuilt engines, according to a report from an EPA watchdog on Thursday. The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector...

  • Census systems were hacked from IP addresses in Russia during testing in 2018- sources. *Census Bureau continues to struggle with reliability, security ahead of 2020 headcount. The Pega-built website was hacked from IP addresses in Russia during 2018 testing of census systems, according to two security sources with direct knowledge of the incident.

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to supporters at a rally after filing his declaration of candidacy papers to appear on the 2020 New Hampshire presidential primary election ballot at the State House in Concord, New Hampshire, November 8, 2019.

    Joe Biden took in more than $15 million for his White House run over the past two months, a sum that shows the former vice president's fundraising operation has rebounded slightly after a lackluster summer in which he trailed his leading rivals.

  • MADRID, Dec 2- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle global warming despite the president's opposition to an international pact. "By coming here we want to say to everyone we are still in, the United States is still in," Pelosi told reporters on the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- The tiny basement restaurant that hosted U.S. President Barack Obama and featured in the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is not included in this year's Michelin guide to Tokyo because it no longer accepts reservations from the general public. Sukiyabashi Jiro Honten, the 10- seat counter restaurant run by the 94- year-old Jiro Ono, widely...

  • 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 pointing to a higher open on Wall Street after the Dow and S&P 500 closed lower for the third straight session Thursday.

  • Valerie Jarrett, Board Chair of When We All Vote speaks onstage at 2019 New York Times Dealbook on November 06, 2019 in New York City.

    A long-time aide to former President Barack Obama has urged Republicans in the Senate to "remember their oath of office."

  • 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.