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Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- President Donald Trump is considering nominating Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell and Stanford University economist John Taylor for the central bank's top two jobs, in an apparent bid to reassure markets and appease conservatives hungry for change. Under that scenario, either Powell or Taylor would take the reins from Fed Chair...

  • *Tax plan clears hurdle in Senate. Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic party support. But Republicans, who control both the Senate and House of Representatives, have yet to produce a tax reform bill as a...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. But Republicans, who control both the...

  • WASHINGTON— Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans. Despite controlling Congress and the White House, Republicans failed to carry out their years-long promise to dismantle and replace...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's tax reform plans won partial support on Friday when Republican U.S. Trump's drive to overhaul the U.S. tax code cleared a critical hurdle on Thursday when the Senate approved a budget measure that will allow Republicans to pursue a tax-cut package without Democratic support. But Republicans, who control both the...

  • The sobering deficit numbers, released Friday by the Treasury Department and the White House budget office, followed Senate passage Thursday night of a 10- year budget plan that shelves GOP concerns on deficits and debt in favor of a tax overhaul. President Donald Trump and his GOP allies on Capitol Hill promise this year's tax legislation will spark a burst of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 20- The U.S. budget deficit widened to $666 billion for the fiscal year 2017 as record spending more than offset record receipts, the Treasury Department said on Friday. The latest fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, straddled the presidencies of Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Donald Trump, a Republican. Accounting for calendar adjustments, the 2017...

  • Trump's fellow Republicans who control Congress will need at least some Democratic support to pass critical legislation in the coming months to avert a government shutdown and prevent an unprecedented U.S. debt default. "I've been here with every president since Jerry Ford," said Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974...

  • The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as "Dreamers," to continue working in the United States, the documents said. "We're pleased to join with other organizations in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers," Intel spokesman Will...

  • Whether she becomes a doctor depends on whether Congress finds an alternative to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Donald Trump phased out last month. "It's mostly a tragedy of wasted talent and resources," said Mark Kuczewski, who leads the medical education department at Loyola University's medical school, where Arreola is...

  • Republican senator Rand Paul on Friday appeared to back the Trump administration's sweeping tax cut plan, saying he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even as the Senate passed a key budget measure without his support one day earlier. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, with Paul casting the lone...

  • We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul voting against, "Trump wrote on Twitter. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled Senate approved the budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, with Paul casting the lone Republican vote against it. Republicans, who also control the U.S. House of Representatives and the White Hours, are under intense pressure to...

  • The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, to continue working in the United States, the documents said. "Were pleased to join with other organizations in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers," Intel spokesman Will...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- President Donald Trump's reversals in the past week on maintaining Obamacare subsidies to insurers are sowing new confusion over what kind of health insurance will be available to consumers, and at what price, when enrollment for 2018 begins in two weeks. Trump said last week his administration would stop paying billions of dollars in...

  • ormer U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to leave the Gates Foundation Inaugural Goalkeepers event after speaking there on September 20, 2017 in New York City.

    "Some of the politics we see now, we thought we put that to bed," former President Barack Obama told rallies in New Jersey and Virginia.

  • The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, to continue working in the United States, the documents said. "Were pleased to join with other organizations in urging Congress to pass legislation to protect Dreamers," Intel spokesman Will...

  • The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, to continue working in the United States, the documents said. "Uber joined the Coalition for the American Dream because we stand with the Dreamers," Uber spokesman Matthew Wing said in a statement.

  • THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency's goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday. The EPA has in some cases taken several years to review some permit requests. Environmentalists have...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. Marc Short, the White House's top liaison to Congress, said on CNN that Obamacare's mandates and taxes would have to be rolled back and consumers be allowed to more heavily invest in health-savings accounts for Trump to sign off on any...

  • *Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote. WASHINGTON, Oct 19- A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of federal subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump's opposition, but still faced an uphill battle. While Alexander predicted in remarks...