Politics Barack Obama

  • TOKYO, Sept 20- Tokyo wants written assurances from Washington that it will not impose hefty tariffs on its auto exports when U.S. Trump told the U.S. Congress this week that Washington and Tokyo had struck trade agreements on tariff barriers and digital trade but stopped short of assuring Japan that national security tariffs would not be imposed on its...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on the issue that has pitted Big Oil and Big Corn against each other. In Thursday's meeting, senators including Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas and Pennsylvania's Pat...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee abruptly postponed a hearing on Thursday to consider President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, former congressman Darrell Issa, after Democrats accused the White House of withholding problematic information. Senator Bob Menendez, the committee's ranking...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The Trump administration said on Thursday it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and to require some zero-emission vehicles- a decision that will spark a massive legal battle over the future of U.S. vehicles and the most populous state's regulatory role. Currently, California's more...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The Trump administration said on Thursday it is revoking California's authority to set its own auto tailpipe emissions standards and to require some zero-emission vehicles- a decision that will spark a massive legal battle over the future of U.S. vehicles and the most populous state's regulatory role. Currently, California's more...

  • Chinese shipping containers are stored beside a US flag after they were unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach, California on May 14, 2019.

    The lack of clarity surrounding the U.S.-China trade war is what's really hitting global growth, says ex- Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin.

  • President Barack Obama spoke at an event on Wednesday in San Francisco hosted by software company Splunk.

    President Barack Obama spoke at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday hosted by software company Splunk and addressed how tech can help solve problems.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg delivered a short and direct message before a Congressional hearing on Wednesday: "I dont want you to listen to me. Thunberg was one of four students invited to address a joint hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment and the Select...

  • Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for the attack that knocked out about 5 million barrels or 5% of global production, but U.S. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve, managed by the Energy Department, is held in heavily-guarded underground caverns on the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Washington in the past has participated in coordinated...

  • *Yemen group says attacks Aramco plants in Abqaiq and Khurais. *U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks,' pretend' diplomacy. RIYADH/ DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 14- Yemen's Iran- aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and...

  • From left, Democratic presidential hopeful former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and Former U.S. Representative for Texas' 16th congressional district Beto O'Rourke during the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign in Miami, Florida, June 26, 2019.

    Thursday night's presidential debate showcases Democratic diversity, but one notable category won't be represented: Not one governor made the cut.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- White House officials on Wednesday urged U.S. biofuel producers and oil refiners to accept a deal to lift biofuel blending mandates in 2020, saying overlong negotiations could make it hard to enact the change in time for next year, sources familiar with the discussions said. The White House is trying to soothe farmers infuriated by the Trump...

  • DUBAI, Sept 11- Iran said on Wednesday Washington should distance itself from "warmongers" after the resignation of hawkish White House National Security Adviser John Bolton, and Tehran stood by its demand that sanctions be lifted before any talks. The departure of Bolton removes one of the strongest advocates of a hard line towards Iran from President Donald...

  • Sept 9- A federal appeals court on Monday rejected LinkedIn's effort to stop a San Francisco company from using information that users of the professional networking website have deemed public. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand an August 2017 preliminary injunction that required LinkedIn, a Microsoft Corp unit with more than 645 million members,...

  • Evening traffic leaving Los Angeles on the 405 freeway North.

    The DOJ is probing four automakers that defied the Trump administration in signing a deal with California on vehicle emissions standards.

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Sept 5- Farm loan delinquencies rose to a record high in June at Wisconsin's community banks, data showed on Thursday, a sign President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with China and other countries are hitting farmers hard in a state that could be crucial for his chances of re-election in 2020.. Farmers there could be feeling the pinch more...

  • President Donald Trump delivers remarks at American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Michigan with General Motors CEO Mary Barra and other auto industry executives on March 15, 2017. 

    GM CEO Mary Barra's meeting with Trump comes at a pivotal time for automaker.

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden was called out during a climate change forum on Wednesday for planning to attend a fundraiser hosted by the co-founder of a natural gas export company, after he had pledged not to take fossil-fuel company money. The exchange highlighted the political tensions involved in trying to lead the country off oil, coal...

  • *Goods trade deficit with China jumps 9.4%. WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed slightly in July, but the gap with China, a focus of the Trump administration's "America First" agenda, surged to a six-month high. The report from the Commerce Department on Wednesday came against the backdrop of an escalation in the trade war between the United States and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- Ten Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls will tout their plans to tackle climate change on Wednesday evening in a series of CNN town halls, sure to pit moderates like Joe Biden against progressives like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination to face Republican President Donald Trump...