Stories tagged: Barack Obama
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 …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Amy Goodman: Where is climate change in debates?
The VP debate was held in Virginia. Governors throughout the Southeast were declaring states of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Philippine President Duterte tells Obama ‘you can go to hell,’ warns of breakup
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte told President Barack Obama “you can go to hell” in a speech Tuesday that was his strongest tirade so far against the U.S. over its criticism …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Obama administration considering strikes on Assad, again
U.S. military strikes against the Assad regime will be back on the table Wednesday at the White House, when top national security officials in the Obama administration are set to …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 7:34 p.m.
Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio team up against climate change
President Barack Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio teamed up on the White House South Lawn on Monday to sound a call for urgent action to combat climate change.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
Leonard Pitts Jr.: The presidency isn’t a reality show
Since when is knowing things no longer a prerequisite to running for president?
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres’ funeral
Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for …
Wed., Sept. 28, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Trump’s stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous
Donald Trump’s ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words – by design or coincidence …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
Michael Gerson: ACA implicated if Trump wins
The Affordable Care Act has come to embody and summarize declining trust in political institutions. The law was passed in a partisan march, without a single Republican vote.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Obama vetoes 9/11 bill veto, likely setting up first congressional override of his presidency
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks.