Stories tagged: Barack Obama
Mon., June 12, 2017, 2:12 p.m.
HealthCare.gov dropout trend continues under Trump
Continuing a dropout trend seen in the Obama years, about 16 percent of consumers who signed up for coverage this year through public health insurance markets had canceled their plans …
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Trump expected to reverse some of Obama’s rapprochement with Cuba
President Donald Trump is expected to outline his new policy with Cuba next week, announcing steps that could reverse some of the changes made by former President Barack Obama to …
Sat., June 10, 2017
Froma Harrop: President prompts others to apologize for him
But President Trump has launched his own brand of apology tour. The big difference is that Obama was apologizing for our country. Now the country is apologizing for Trump.
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 4:01 p.m.
Obama says Paris climate agreement still has a chance
Former U.S. President Barack Obama says the Paris climate agreement still has a chance despite the “temporary absence of American leadership” and says he “took great comfort” in hearing last …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Officials: U.S. mulls return of Russian diplomatic compounds
The United States and Russia are holding high-level negotiations that could lead to the return of two Russian diplomatic compounds seized as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. …
Wed., May 31, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Obamas buy their rental home in Washington, D.C.
Looks like former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are putting down deeper roots in Washington – after renting a house for their post-White House stint in …
Fri., May 26, 2017
Jonathan Bernstein: Winning side not ready to govern
Far too many Republicans appear satisfied with reflexive opposition to Democrats along with scams and conspiracy talk while the basics of governing get lost.
Fri., May 26, 2017
Amy Goodman: Show compassion for all young victims of war
Start with the premise that killing children is wrong, period. It is as wrong in Manchester as it is in Sanaa, Yemen.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
President Obama’s favorite college professor dies at age 69
A professor at Southern California’s Occidental College, who was credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president’s interest in politics, has died at age 69.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Human rights concerns prove no obstacle in Trump-Saudi ties
On the first day of his first overseas visit, President Donald Trump presided over a nearly $110 billion sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia that made clear his administration …
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
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.
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.
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.