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Politics Barack Obama

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- California, New York and others states vowed to sue President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal.

  • KEARNY, N.J.— A mock groundbreaking near a century-old rail bridge on Friday highlighted the stalled funding for a massive project to replace it and build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River into New York City. Chris Christie attended the ceremony near the Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River. At between $1 billion and $1.5 billion, the replacement of the...

  • President Donald Trump's threat to end the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the European Union defended the pact as Israel and Saudi Arabia hailed Trump's confrontational stance toward Tehran. In a widely expected speech, Trump said he would not certify Iran is complying with its agreement with six world powers and the European Union under which Tehran promised to...

  • Vistra's subsidiary Luminant will close two Texas power plants, it said in a statement on Friday. The announcement came just a week after Luminant revealed the closure of a further Texas plant. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Tuesday he wanted to ease pressure on the coal industry by scrapping a package of rules put in place...

  • *New York, California, other states plan lawsuit. *Trump frustrated that Congress failed to dismantle law. The Democratic attorneys general of New York and California were joining forces with several other states, including Kentucky, Massachusetts and Connecticut, to file a lawsuit in federal court in California.

  • President Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 13, 2017.

    President Donald Trump on Friday said he will scrap the Iran nuclear deal if Congress and U.S. allies do not reach a solution under a plan his administration has put forward.

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser. The White House on Thursday announced the selection of Kathleen Hartnett White of Texas to serve as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. She is a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a...

  • *Trump frustrated that Congress failed to dismantle law. Frustrated by the failure of his fellow Republicans who control Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare, Trump has taken this and several other steps to chip away at it. Congressional Democrats accused Trump of sabotaging the law, and Democratic state attorneys general in New York and California...

  • Donald Trump

    President Trump will tell Congress a nuclear accord with Iran is no longer in America's interest, marking the start of a strategic shift.

  • Trump will make the announcement in a speech at 12:45 p.m. EDT that will detail a more confrontational approach to Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its financial and military support for extremist groups in the Middle East, U.s. Trump will also give the U.S. Treasury Department broad authority to impose economic sanctions against...

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

    The Texas Republican says President Donald Trump's expected decertification is the "right thing" to do.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Blue slips are neither as damaging as the conservatives insist nor as crucial a check as Democrats believe, Vox reports.

  • A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.

    Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another small increase in benefits next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a deal with him on healthcare after he scrapped billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to private health insurers for low-income Americans in a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges. The payments cost $7 billion this year and...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. It's causing them to dip into savings more quickly, "said Mary Johnson of The Senior Citizens...

  • President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets. The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care...

  • WASHINGTON— Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year, the largest increase since 2012, thought it comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, including Social Security recipients,...

  • The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to file lawsuits. Senate Democratic Leader...

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    Former Small Business Administrator Karen Mills' comments come amid rumblings of financial regulation for fintech firms.

  • The decision is the most dramatic action Trump has taken yet to weaken the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, which extended insurance to 20 million Americans. The move drew swift condemnation from Democrats and threats from state attorneys general in New York and California to fight back with lawsuits.