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Politics Barack Obama

  • *U.S. Justice Department reviewing law Marino championed. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after reports he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Representative Tom...

  • The agreement worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty Murray would meet some Democratic objectives, including a revival of the subsidies for Obamacare and restoring $106 million in funding for a federal program that helps people enroll in insurance plans. Trump hoped to make good on his campaign promise to dismantle...

  • CHICAGO, Oct 17- The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a filing on Tuesday said it will dismantle Obama-era rules for buying and selling livestock, a move that has divided the U.S. meat industry. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue withdrew an interim final rule and a proposed regulation of the Farmer Fair Practices Rules under USDA's Grain Inspection, Packers...

  • OSLO, Oct 17- Norway's Saga Energy has signed a 2.5 billion-euro deal to build solar power plants in Iran, the company said on Tuesday, just days after U.S. Eventually, the plan is to build a plant in Iran to churn out solar panels, he added. On Friday, Trump announced that he would decertify the 2015 nuclear agreement reached under his predecessor, Barack Obama, leaving...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan. The agreement worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Two U.S. senators on Tuesday announced a bipartisan breakthrough to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president voiced support for the plan. The agreement worked out by Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and Democratic Senator Patty...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Eighteen U.S. states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration's Education Department for refusing to enforce Obama-era requirements that for-profit and vocational schools show they adequately prepare students to work full-time in a recognized profession. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Pennsylvania Attorney General...

  • Gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf.

    President Trump may find it difficult to prevent Iran from selling its oil, a proven way to pressure the U.S. adversary, analysts warn.

  • Oct 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, the largest U.S. health insurer, said earnings will grow 13 to 16 percent in 2018 as medical costs remain low, and that it expects to benefit from new insurance products backed by U.S. Trump, who promised to repeal predecessor Barack Obama's signature the Affordable Care Act- so-called Obamacare- but failed to do so, last week signed an...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Congress and health care legislation:. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington would continue the insurer payments for two years, while establishing new flexibility for states.

  • *U.S. Justice Department reviewing law Marino championed. WASHINGTON, Oct 17- The U.S. lawmaker who was President Donald Trump's pick for drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it became public he spearheaded a bill that hurt the government's ability to crack down on opioid makers flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged...

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies before the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill November 17, 2016 in Washington, DC.

    At this point, even President Donald Trump doesn't know who the next Fed chair will be, Politico's Ben White says.

  • WASHINGTON— Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump's order to terminate "Obamacare" subsidies. Patty Murray of Washington that sought to address health insurance markets that have been in limbo following GOP failures to repeal...

  • Trump last week signed an executive order to weaken predecessor Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. He said he would create new health insurance products and cut off about $7 billion in subsidies paid to health insurance companies for low-income patients. After largely pulling out of individual insurance exchanges this year,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Donald Trump's pick for U.S. drug czar withdrew on Tuesday after it become public that he spearheaded a bill that undercut the government's power to crack down on opioid makers that were flooding the market with the addictive painkillers. Trump had pegged Tom Marino, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, to lead the Office of...

  • Trump last week took measures to weaken predecessor Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, known as Obamacare. He said he would create new health insurance products and cut off about $7 billion in subsidies paid to health insurance companies for low-income patients. After largely pulling out of individual insurance exchanges this year, UnitedHealth's...

  • OAKLAND, California, Oct 17- The two Honduran women told nearly identical stories to the immigration courts: Fear for their lives and for the lives of their children drove them to seek asylum in the United States. Unaware of each others plight, both fled with their children, making the dangerous trek across Mexico. Sandra Gutierrez joined her husband in California,...

  • *Q3 total rev of $50.32 bln slightly misses estimates. President Donald Trump decided to cut off subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients, his latest attempt to weaken predecessor Barack Obama's signature healthcare law. "UnitedHealth rarely misses a step: the debut quarter for its new CEO had to be a good one," Mizuho Securities analyst...

  • President Donald Trump on Monday declared Obamacare "dead" and "gone," but urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to craft a short-term fix of healthcare markets under the 7- year-old law that critics say he has effectively sabotaged. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said: "I think well have a short-term fix with Republicans and Democrats...

  • Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs

    "This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others," Popovich said.