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Politics Barack Obama

  • MASSENA, New York/ JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Aug 24- A fter a turbulent year of anti-globalization backlash, central bankers still argue open borders and free trade are the key to more jobs, growth and prosperity. That means addressing the concerns of people like Grace Paige, a grandmother of seven from the struggling St. Lawrence County in northern New York state.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- Cheap natural gas and the growth in renewable energy are speeding up the closure of coal and nuclear plants, putting the resilience of the U.S. electric grid at risk, according to an Energy Department report released on Wednesday. Energy Secretary Rick Perry commissioned the study in April to evaluate whether "regulatory burdens" imposed by...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- The U.S. Department of Energy will release a study of electric grid reliability on Wednesday night, a department official said, an endeavor the renewable industry worries may fault surging solar and wind power for weaknesses on the grid. A draft of the Department of Energy report, reviewed by Reuters in July, had concluded that the growth of...

  • Dr. David Kammen Professor of Engery University of California, Berkeley.

    A science envoy to the State Department has resigned and his statement seemed to have a message for the president.

  • FT: With alumni in the White House, Goldman sees an opening

    A weakening of the Volcker rule is not guaranteed, but it is now within Goldman's grasp, writes the Financial Times.

  • U.S. National Economic Director Gary Cohn (L) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin unveil the Trump administration's tax reform proposal in the White House briefing room in Washington, U.S, April 26, 2017.

    After Obama-era battering, Goldman Sachs is now targeting Volcker rule under Trump administration, Financial Times reports.

  • Brendan Kelly

    Like the Tea Party, the majority of 2018 Democratic candidates are new to state-level or national politics, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON— It was a glam shot that got ugly. The drama began Monday when Linton posted a photo of herself getting off a government plane in Kentucky with Mnuchin. Commenter Jenni Miller responded from Oregon: "Glad we could pay for your little getaway.# deplorable."

  • President Donald Trump, in an interview with Reuters in April, had branded the bilateral trade agreement with South Korea a "horrible deal" and indicated he would renegotiate or terminate the accord. Kim said Seoul had stressed that the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea was not the result of the bilateral trade deal and proposed a joint study to examine the...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— South Korea's top trade negotiator said Tuesday that Seoul will not discuss renegotiation of the free trade agreement with the U.S. without first looking into what is really causing the U.S. trade imbalance. Speaking after a video conference with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer, South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyung- chong said...

  • Donald Trump

    Trump's decision on whether to ramp up engagement in the Afghanistan conflict is a crucial one.

  • A U.S. soldier in Afghanistan

    Trump's decision on whether to ramp up troops comes after he heavily criticized the conflict in Afghanistan.

  • Aug 21- U.S. biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents. They include an upstart gas station owners' trade group, a former Obama administration environmental adviser and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who owns a refiner and served as U.S.

  • LAME DEER, Montana, Aug 21- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. Their differences reflect a broader divide on drilling and mining among Americas 567 federally recognized tribes.

  • ABERDEEN, Wash.— One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A van, stuffed so full of blankets and boxes they are spilling from the windows, pulls to the curb outside Stacie Blodgett's antiques shop. So she answered Donald Trump's call to...

  • That's the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that "Obamacare" seems here for the foreseeable future. Stability should be the immediate goal, said former Health and Human Services secretaries Kathleen Sebelius, Mike Leavitt and Tommy Thompson. Beyond the urgent need to calm markets by...

  • LAME DEER, Montana, Aug 21- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Vice President Mike Pence took a horseback tour in May of a Montana coal mine belonging to the Crow Nation. Their differences reflect a broader divide on drilling and mining among Americas 567 federally recognized tribes.

  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111- year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land. Zinke is expected to recommend that at least some of the national monuments under review- which were all created since...

  • Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn resigned from a role as special advisor on regulation to Trump ahead of an article detailing potential conflicts of interest.

  • Icahn's departure followed a flurry of changes at the White House. The White House declined to comment. One of Icahn's first tasks was to vet the future Securities and Exchange Commission chairman and a number of candidates met with the octogenarian investor in his Fifth Avenue office just a few blocks north of Trump Tower in Manhattan.