Stories tagged: Barack Obama
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
U.S. extends Iran nuke sanctions relief, adds other sanctions
The Trump administration took a key step Wednesday toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran, coupling the move with fresh ballistic missile sanctions to show it isn’t going light …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:12 a.m.
Republican window to roll back Obama’s rules closes with record
Republicans efforts to rescind a myriad of Obama-era rules ended with one failure but 14 regulations eliminated from the books.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn as national security adviser, official confirms
President Barack Obama personally warned then-President-elect Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as his national security adviser last fall as Trump began his transition, current and former administration officials said.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Obama urges Congress to show ‘courage’ on health care
Former President Barack Obama, in his first public comments about the ongoing debate over his signature health care plan, implored members of Congress on Sunday to demonstrate political courage even …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
GOP health victory may be fleeting as wary Senate awaits
Senate Republicans wasted no time on Friday showing they have little use for the House bill to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act amid fears among Americans that …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Barack Obama endorses Emmanuel Macron for French president
Barack Obama is weighing into France’s presidential election, in support of Emmanuel Macron.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1 p.m.
Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted
President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Obama tells young leaders that ‘special interests dominate the debates in Washington’
In his first public appearance since leaving the White House in January, President Barack Obama told young leaders here Monday that “special interests dominate the debates in Washington” and that …
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Trump eyes changes to Obama’s tax and Wall Street rules
Hoping to improve economic growth, the Trump administration embarked Friday on new efforts to study and possibly dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Obama to hold first public event since leaving office, in Chicago on Monday
Former President Barack Obama will return to Chicago on Monday to speak to young people at the University of Chicago, in what will be his first public event since leaving …
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
N. Korea displays advanced missiles in huge parade
North Korea put on a huge military spectacle Saturday to celebrate its founder’s birthday, parading its series of new and technologically advanced missiles in front of Kim Jong Un and, …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
Trump on bombing of Syria: Obama should have done it
In President Donald Trump’s first major interview since ordering a military strike on a Syrian airfield late last week, he provided additional insight into his reasoning – and much of …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Neil Gorsuch sworn in as 113th Supreme Court justice
Colorado appeals court judge Neil M. Gorsuch took his oaths to be the Supreme Court’s 113th justice Monday, first in a private ceremony at the court and later at a …
Sun., April 9, 2017
Eli Lake: Thank Trump for enforcing ‘red line’
Obama never enforced the “red line” he articulated in 2012, on chemical weapons in Syria. But on Thursday, Trump did.
Sun., April 9, 2017
Michael Gerson: What caused Trump’s change of heart?
This is the first instance I can recall of Trump showing public empathy for the lives of foreigners. It was jarring in its humanity.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Obama aide Susan Rice sought names of Trump associates in intelligence reports
White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Repeal in doubt, what Trump alone can do on ‘Obamacare’
With prospects in doubt for repealing “Obamacare,” some Republicans say the Trump administration can rewrite regulations and take other actions to undo much of the health care law on its …
Sun., April 2, 2017
Eli Lake: Nunes’ dishonesty undermines larger issue
It strains credulity to think that Trump would need Nunes to tell him about intelligence reports discovered by people who work in the White House.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Napolitano returns to Fox News, stands by unconfirmed surveillance claim
Fox News Channel legal analyst Andrew Napolitano returned to the air Wednesday, saying he stood by his claim about spying on President Donald Trump that got him benched by the …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal
Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
Mon., March 27, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump’s chickens finally come home to roost
To watch him over the 21 months of his political career has been to suffer a kind of nauseous awe as he repeatedly brazened and bluffed his way through scandals, …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Trump touts jobs commitment, but deal was made in 2015
President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers, but the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part …
UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Obama defends Affordable Care Act as Republicans look to take first step in repeal
Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
The young science whiz who dazzled Obama now has schizophrenia
When Joey Hudy went to the White House in 2012, the 8th grade science whiz captivated President Barack Obama – and the world – with his large, orange marshmallow cannon.He …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch defends adherence to law at Senate committee hearing
Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, hearings are getting underway on President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace him.
Sun., March 19, 2017
Eli Lake: Trump may have point about spy games
FBI director James Comey will confirm on Monday before the House Intelligence Committee that what Trump tweeted on March 4 was literally false. But there may be reason to take …
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Families of 9/11 victims might soon get day in court against Saudi officials
For more than 14 years, relatives of the nearly 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, battled Washington, D.C., and several federal judges for the right to sue Saudi Arabia …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
House panel wants any evidence Trump’s phones were tapped
The House intelligence committee has asked the executive branch for any evidence that would support President Donald Trump’s claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during last year’s …