Stories tagged: Barack Obama
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017
Jay Ambrose: Obama taught us plenty about building autocracy
Obama happened to be unequipped as president to negotiate with his assumed inferiors but prepared to discard democratic principles if they got in his legacy’s way.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 12:34 P.M.
Fact Check: Trump’s messy case that he inherited a mess
President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he “inherited a mess” from former President Barack Obama. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don’t support …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 7:48 A.M.
Mexican immigrant ‘dreamer’ in Seattle sues U.S. over arrest
A Seattle-area man who was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation under a policy by President Barack Obama is suing the federal government …
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2017
Travel controversy a proud moment for Washington
If this was simply a way to follow through on a long-ago campaign promise to impose a moratorium of sorts on Muslims entering the country, then we can be thankful …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 4:52 A.M.
Trump is crediting many of his policies to a surprising source: Obama
When he was criticized for his sweeping temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, President Donald Trump quickly said that Barack Obama had selected the countries. When he reorganized …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017
Jay Ambrose: Schools can chart a better course
Betsy DeVos played a large role in expanding charter schools in Michigan, and critics say the consequences have been awful. That’s false.
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 3:42 P.M.
House votes to block Obama rules on public lands, education
The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to overturn Obama-era rules on the environment and education as GOP lawmakers seek to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 11:56 A.M.
Obama rejects comparison between Trump’s immigration policy and his own, encourages protests
Former president Barack Obama rejected the idea Monday that President Donald Trump had based his immigration executive order on a policy adopted by his own administration, and endorsed the protests …
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017, 6:40 A.M.
Trump sought Park Service proof of crowd claim
On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone …
THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017, 5:17 P.M.
Obama draws neck-and-neck with Reagan in poll of greatest modern president
Two years ago, Barack Obama was a damaged-goods, lame-duck president who had just endured his second consecutive midterm drubbing – thanks in large part to GOP efforts to tie Democrats …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 1:16 P.M.
Reverse Obama’s ammunition ban on federal lands
Issued under cover of darkness by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, Director’s Order 219 places an immediate ban on the use of traditional ammunition in national parks, …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017
Kathleen Parker: Trump happened – let us pray
The humble, warm and engaging Trump we’d hoped to meet on Inauguration Day failed to make an appearance.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017
Give President Trump a chance
For the good of this country, both sides should unite around at least one thing: mutual respect.
SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Obama reveals himself with final acts
This is Obama being Obama. He leaves office as he came in: a man of the left, but possessing the intelligence and discipline to suppress his more radical instincts. As …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 5:41 P.M.
Trump takes first steps in a new era of conservatism
Freshly sworn in to office, President Donald Trump set about Friday trying to deliver the change he promised as he took the helm of the vast executive branch bureaucracy and …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 10:31 P.M.
Washington, Idaho leaders respond to Trump’s inauguration
Tweets and statements from Washington and Idaho leaders in response to Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president: U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 9:50 A.M.
POTUS Twitter account shifts to Trump
At about 9 a.m. on the day that President Obama prepared to become a former president, the official @POTUS Twitter account was still tweeting on his behalf.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017
Amy Goodman: The long ordeal of Chelsea Manning
Chelsea Manning has now served seven years of her sentence, experiencing extraordinary hardship as a person seeking gender-reassignment treatment while imprisoned by the U.S. military.
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 3:56 P.M.
Russia has gone crazy for Trump as Moscow savors Obama’s departure
Call it Trumpomania. Or Trumpophrenia. Or any of a number of other Trumpisms that have popped up in Russia as this country counts down the moments to President-elect Donald Trump’s …
THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 12:28 P.M.
Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president
In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 2:30 P.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: President Obama disappointing on so many levels
Disappointment. That’s a common reaction to the last eight years of the Obama administration.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 2:30 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: In word and deed, Obama set a unifying example
He helped stave off a depression. He opened the doctor’s office to millions of Americans, changing the country’s fundamental expectations about health care. He got Osama bin Laden.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 2:50 A.M.
Two views of the Obama presidency
A longtime Democrat and a longtime Republican reflect on the eight years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Spoiler alert: They don’t agree.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017, 2:40 A.M.
Obama’s wins, losses
Wins Health care: The passage of the Affordable Care Act, though politically contentious, gave millions more Americans health insurance.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017
Trudy Rubin: Obama drew wrong lesson from Iraq
The way Obama chose to retrench convinced friends and adversaries that America was in retreat – and bad actors rushed to fill the vacuum. The results weren’t what Obama intended …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 10:39 P.M.
Teary farewells as President Obama aides pack up, make way for Trump
There’s a mass exodus underway this week at the White House, as Obama and his staff pack up their offices and turn in their BlackBerrys.
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 10:20 A.M.
CBO: Premiums, uninsured up under 2016 GOP health law repeal
Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, lawmakers’ nonpartisan budget analyst estimated Tuesday in …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Too soon to judge Obama legacy
If Obama had done nothing else, rescuing the economy would ensure a successful presidency. But he did do other things, and we shouldn’t forget the historic significance of having an …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 10 P.M.
President Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
President Barack Obama welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win and speak to the power of sports to unite a divided …
MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017, 8:18 A.M.
U.S. sends 10 Guantanamo captives to Oman
The Arabian Sea nation of Oman said Monday it has taken in 10 Guantanamo captives for the Obama administration, which is in a final push to thin the detention center …