Stories tagged: Barack Obama
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 …
Sat., March 11, 2017
Krauthammer: Conspiracy chasing poses real danger
Self-created crisis can leave us distracted, spent and unprepared when the real thing hits.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Senators seek evidence to support Trump’s wiretapping claim
WASHINGTON – The leaders of a congressional inquiry into Russia’s efforts to sway the U.S. election called on the Justice Department on Wednesday to produce any evidence that supports President …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Obama and Trump analysis: The tick-tock of a truly bizarre relationship
President Donald Trump spent years questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace and his legitimacy as president. On Saturday, Trump accused Obama of his own “Nixon/Watergate” scandal involving the wiretapping of Trump’s phones.
Mon., March 6, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Trump doubts FBI rebuttal of his wiretapping allegations, spokeswoman says
A White House spokeswoman said Monday that she doesn’t think President Donald Trump believes reports that FBI Director James Comey wanted to publicly announce that former president Barack Obama did …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Analysis: An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Trump
President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just days after his most successful moment in office. He returned …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of plot to wiretap Trump Tower
President Donald Trump on Saturday angrily accused former President Barack Obama of orchestrating a “Nixon/Watergate” plot to tap the phones at his Trump Tower headquarters last fall in the run-up …
Sat., March 4, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Attorneys general fill in for Congress
Congress has allowed itself to become an increasingly subordinate branch. Hence the state attorneys general rise to check the president and his functionaries. This is good.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Campaigners urge Obama to run for French president
People behind a campaign in France are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. Their online petition has already attracted more than 45,000 signatures in …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Barack Obama named recipient of JFK Profile in Courage Award
Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 winner of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Trump blames Obama for protests: ‘I think he’s behind it’
President Donald Trump said he believes that predecessor Barack Obama is riling up protesters against his administration and that Obama’s “people” may be the source of unflattering national-security leaks to …
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Wed., 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 …
Sun., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Tue., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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 …