Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 9:18 a.m.
Obama awarded Pentagon’s medal for distinguished public service
President Barack Obama on Wednesday received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service from Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, prompting a backlash from critics that include former Alaska governor …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
What the strong Obama jobs recovery shows
On Friday, the Labor Department will release the final monthly employment report of what has been an historic eight-year run of jobs growth during the Barack Obama administration, This period …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
White House rejects Trump’s request to halt Guantanamo transfers
With little more than two weeks left in the Obama administration, and Congress on notice of a series of looming detainee transfers, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday for a cessation …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017
Trudy Rubin: The reality behind the U.N. vote
Obama has been more protective of Israel at the U.N. than any other U.S. president in the last half century, vetoing any Security Council resolution critical of Israel until this …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s most shameful moment
For the last 35 years, every administration, including a re-election-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Putin says Russia won’t expel diplomats; Trump offers praise
President Vladimir Putin castigated the United States on Friday for trying to punish Russia but said his country will not immediately retaliate and instead will wait for a new U.S. …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
Amy Goodman: Needless arms race is alarming
Trump’s declarations suggest he would scrap New START and relaunch a new nuclear arms race between the U.S. and Russia
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 1:21 p.m.
Trump ally asked to resign from school board after insulting Obamas
A co-chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s New York presidential campaign who publicly insulted Democratic President Barack Obama and his wife has been asked to resign from a local school board.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Obama to Putin: Don’t mess with our elections; U.S.sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats
In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:59 a.m.
Obama beats Trump where it will sting: He’s the most admired man in America
Since Gallup began asking Americans the people they admired the most, there’s been a consistent pattern: Whoever was president or president-elect was almost always the man the country admired the …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 4:14 a.m.
Report: 8 years of Obama vacations cost $85 million
As America’s first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas’ annual trip at $3.5 million or more.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
Obama options on Russian hacks range from covert to military
President Barack Obama has vowed that the U.S. will respond to Russian hacking undertaken during the U.S. presidential campaign. Yet the public may never hear about it.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements
Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Trump takes credit for 8,000 jobs, talks with Obama
After weeks of giving only brief comments to the media, Donald Trump made a series of public statements Wednesday, applauding the return of 8,000 jobs to the U.S. and hailing …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Obama, in podcast, appears to agree that Britain’s Labour Party has ‘disintegrated’
As his time as U.S. president comes to a close, Barack Obama has sparked an unlikely controversy across the pond – by appearing to agree that Labour, Britain’s left-wing opposition …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Obama recalls his ‘wildly pretentious’ college years
He looks back at his college years and, at 55 years old, wonders who he was, and why he couldn’t seem to express himself adequately. Or go on more dates …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 10:49 a.m.
President Obama says he would have beaten Donald Trump
President Barack Obama said in an interview released Monday that he would have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again,” delivering an implicit criticism of Hillary …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Israel’s Netanyahu lashes out at Obama over U.N. vote
Israel’s prime minister lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of a “shameful ambush” at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and saying he is looking …
Sat., Dec. 24, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Aleppo’s fall signals American decline
Obama has never appreciated that the role of a superpower in a local conflict is not necessarily to intervene on the ground, but to deter a rival global power from …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Obama dumps registry for some immigrant men, mostly Muslims
The Obama administration said Thursday it is officially scrapping a post-9/11 requirement for immigrant men from predominantly Muslim countries to register with the federal government. The U.S. hasn’t been using …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Obama bans future oil leases in much of Arctic, Atlantic
President Barack Obama on Tuesday designated the bulk of U.S.-owned waters in the Arctic Ocean and certain areas in the Atlantic Ocean as indefinitely off limits to future oil and …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Kennewick Man must be returned to tribes within 90 days
The Ancient One is going home. One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
President Obama adds to historic number of federal prisoners granted clemency
President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people and also granted commutations to 153 nonviolent drug offenders who were sentenced under harsh and outdated laws and would have received lighter sentences if …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
Obama sets rule to protect streams near coal mines
The Obama administration on Monday set final rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation’s streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Robert Samuelson: Obama stopped economic slide
It is Obama’s unfortunate fate that the high-water mark of his presidency occurred in the first months, when the world flirted with financial calamity.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Obama urges Trump to take foreign election impact seriously
President Barack Obama suggested strongly on Friday that Russia’s Vladimir Putin knew about the email hackings that roiled the U.S. presidential race, and he urged his successor, Republican Donald Trump, …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking
President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016
Martin Schram: Aleppo the latest humanitarian failure
Aleppo will be remembered as yet another genocide the United States, still looked to as the world’s de facto leader, failed to act to stop.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Study: Repealing Obama health law cuts taxes for wealthy
Republicans may be handing wealthy Americans a big tax cut by repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, according to a study released Thursday that spells out potential economic pitfalls …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 2:29 p.m.
Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab
WASHINGTON – Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study …