Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 11:18 a.m.
President Obama blocks new oil, gas drilling in Arctic Ocean
The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the icy waters will harm whales, …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump
President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Stand up to Russia, Obama advises Trump
Offering some pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump would stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. “values …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Intelligence chief James R. Clapper Jr. submits resignation
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said Thursday that he has submitted his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama, cementing his long-declared plan to leave his job …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 7:52 a.m.
Republicans find repealing Obamacare is easier said than done
Key Republicans in Congress are cautioning that replacing Obamacare will be a difficult and lengthy process that won’t happen in the first days of President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson says
Speaking at President Gerald Ford’s alma mater Wednesday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called for President Barack Obama to issue a blanket pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office, just …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
DeNiro, Hanks, Abdul-Jabbar among 21 getting Presidential Medal of Freedom honor
President Barack Obama is honoring actors Robert DeNiro, Cicely Tyson, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford with the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:41 a.m.
Early sign-ups for Obamacare are steady, but no surge
The Obama administration says a little over 1 million people renewed coverage or signed up for the first time through HealthCare.gov around the start of open enrollment.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Violence breaks out in anti-U.S. protest as Obama visits Greece
Riot police are using tear gas and stun grenades in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting President Barack Obama’s visit to Greece. This, after they tried to enter …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Vouching for Trump, Obama says U.S. will maintain alliances
Vouching for the successor he never imagined having, President Barack Obama on Monday sought to reassure an anxious nation and world that Donald Trump would maintain America’s alliances and its …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
Trump’s election upends agenda for Obama’s last foreign trip
Donald Trump’s election has changed the nature of President Barack Obama’s final foreign trip as commander in chief, a two-continent journey that he expected to be an amicable farewell to …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Kathleen Parker: Gravity of position may keep Trump grounded
Was Trump, in fact, feeling the gravity of his accomplishment, the burden of his responsibilities, and the nearly sacred aura of his surroundings?
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Obama urges nation to ‘forge unity’ after bitter election
Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 5:50 p.m.
President Barack Obama honors NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers
President Barack Obama says you learn a lot about people when they’re down, and he isn’t talking about an election. Obama is honoring the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers for rallying from …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
‘Excellent’ first meeting for President Obama, Trump
In a cordial beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,” and his …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 10:57 p.m.
Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities
Donald Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Barack Obama achieved on energy and the environment.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 11:20 a.m.
Republicans likely to heed Trump’s call to repeal Obamacare
Congress is all but certain to seek to repeal parts of the health care overhaul, unwinding the signature achievement of the Obama administration and delivering on one of the Republican …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 9:58 a.m.
Obama says he’s heartened by Trump’s call for unity
Conceding his Hillary Clinton’s staggering defeat, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was heartened by Donald Trump’s call for unity after his stunning victory and “we are now all …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: A referendum on demographic change
We don’t just choose new policies on Tuesday, nor even a new vision. No, we choose identity. We decide who and what we are.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 2:35 p.m.
Study: Obama tax hikes on rich didn’t hurt economy or the wealthy
President Barack Obama’s 2013 tax increases for wealthy Americans neither slowed their income growth nor hurt the economy, according to a study that taps into a key debate in the …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Is Obama preparing parting shot at Israel?
Before the election, Obama dare not attempt this final legacy item, to go along with the Iran deal and the Castro conciliation, for fear of damaging Hillary Clinton.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Obama orders 98 more prisoner releases, the most ever in a year
President Barack Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal penitentiaries in a single year than any of his predecessors, after commuting the sentences of 98 people on …
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 4 p.m.
Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law
President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his namesake health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline
American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Obama mixes talk of ‘mean tweets,’ politics on Jimmy Kimmel
LOS ANGELES – President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel’s audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 5:03 p.m.
Modest gain seen for Obama’s last health care sign-up season
Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president’s final health care sign-up season. The biggest worry: rising premiums and dwindling …
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Obama says Trump modeling policies on Putin
President Barack Obama on Tuesday accused Republican Donald Trump of showering praise and modeling his policies on Russian President Vladimir Putin to a degree that is “unprecedented in American politics.”
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
Lashing back, Trump calls accusers ‘horrible horrible liars’
Donald Trump on Thursday emphatically denied accusations that he groped and kissed women without their consent, after a series of news reports published Wednesday evening in which four women accuse …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 5:19 p.m.
Russia’s response to U.S. accusations that it hacked Democratic emails? How flattering
The Obama administration has blamed Russia for the email hacks that have created a chronic headache for Hillary Clinton, the latest batch of which, from campaign Chairman John Podesta’s account, …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Obama says US working with companies to send humans to Mars
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says the United States is partnering with commercial companies to build “new habitats” to try to send humans safely to Mars within two decades. Obama …