Stories tagged: Obama administration
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons
In its final hours, the Obama administration released the last of three installments of documents belonging Osama bin Laden that were collected during the raid on his compound in Abbottabad, …
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Obama’s EPA moves to preserve gas mileage requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to cement strict fuel economy requirements that force the auto industry to make new cars and trucks significantly more efficient, a decision that will …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Tennis, sailing or spying? US shuts 2 Russian compounds
Two luxury retreats in New York and Maryland where Russian diplomats have gone for decades to play tennis, sail and swim were shut down by the Obama administration Friday in …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Obama plan would bar new mining to protect chest-puffing grouse
The Obama administration teed up plans to block hard-rock mining on as much as 10 million acres in the western U.S. to protect the greater sage grouse, setting up a …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths
The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years – even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 5:26 p.m.
Obama administration announces added $60 million to fight Zika
Some $60 million will soon flow to states, cities and territories to fight the Zika virus, White House officials announced Thursday.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
U.S.: Up to 116 civilians killed in drone, other air attacks
The White House said Friday that as many as 116 civilians have been killed by drone and other U.S. strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since President Barack Obama took …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Obama administration decries judge’s fracking ruling
The Obama administration on Wednesday decried a ruling by a federal judge that blocks rules for hydraulic fracturing, saying the decision prevents regulators from using “21st-century standards” to ensure that …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 8:51 p.m.
Transgender public school students may use bathroom of choice, U.S. directive says
Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between …
Thu., April 21, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
White House to distribute $90 million for apprenticeships
The Obama administration says it’ll distribute $90 million this year to help states expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.
Wed., March 23, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans
Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 4 p.m.
Cuba plans to lift penalty on U.S. dollar, demands embargo end
Cuba’s government said Thursday it plans to do away with a penalty on converting U.S. dollars, but warned the Obama administration not to expect more changes until the U.S. trade …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
New produce safety rules aim to prevent illness outbreaks
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe. Long-awaited rules announced Friday by the Food and Drug …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 8:21 p.m.
Eight counties, Colville Tribe getting disaster aid for wildfires
Some counties and the Colville tribe will get disaster aid to cover part of the costs of this summer’s historic wildfires.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 4:47 p.m.
Inadvertently released DHS email reveals ongoing profiling near the border
An internal email from a Department of Homeland Security lawyer is raising questions about the ongoing use of ethnic profiling by local police against immigrants, despite an Obama administration effort …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 2:34 p.m.
Treasury moves up debt limit deadline to Nov. 3 and warns of default risk
The Treasury Department said Thursday that Congress must raise the debt limit by Nov. 3 or the federal government risks default.
Mon., Nov. 10, 2014, 10:47 a.m.
Obama Administration dials back goal for health law sign-ups
WASHINGTON — With sign-up season launching this weekend, the Obama administration sharply dialed down expectations Monday for the second year of the president’s push to provide health insurance for all …
Tue., Sept. 10, 2013, 6:39 a.m.
Congress looks at Justice’s marijuana decision
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
Sat., June 8, 2013
Wolf ban could be lifted
Ending federal protections for gray wolves could hinder dispersal of the keystone predators west of the Cascades, slowing or halting them from recolonizing suitable habitat in Western Washington and Oregon, …
Fri., June 7, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
Administration proposes dropping wolf protections
The Obama administration on Friday will propose lifting most of the remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, a move that would end four decades of …
Tue., March 5, 2013, 7:22 a.m.
Ex-DEA heads: Feds should nullify state pot laws
CHICAGO — Eight former Drug Enforcement Administration chiefs say the federal government needs to act now or it might lose the chance to nullify Colorado and Washington’s laws legalizing recreational …
Sun., Feb. 17, 2013
Out & About: Obama gun frenzy pays conservation dividend
Obama gun flap boosts habitat OUTTAX – State fish and wildlife agencies across the country are direct beneficiaries of the unprecedented spike in firearms sales spurred by President Obama’s 2008 …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, 9:27 a.m.
US trade panel finds harm from China solar panels
WASHINGTON — A federal trade panel found China responsible today for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese …
Fri., May 4, 2012, 7:48 a.m.
Interior sets new rules on hydraulic fracturing
The Obama administration is requiring companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011, 8:04 a.m.
Insurers must cover birth control with no copays
Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said today in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as …
Thu., Dec. 16, 2010, 12:03 p.m.
20 states ask judge to throw out Obama health law
Attorneys for 20 states fighting the new federal health care law told a judge today it will expand the government’s powers in dangerous and unintended ways.
Mon., Dec. 13, 2010, 12:05 p.m.
Big legal setback for Obama’s health care overhaul
A federal judge declared a key provision of the Obama administration’s health care law unconstitutional today, siding with Virginia’s attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately …
Mon., Nov. 29, 2010, 11:24 a.m.
U.S. tries to contain damage from leaked cables
The Obama administration moved forcefully today to contain damage from the release of more than a quarter-million classified diplomatic files, branding the action as an attack on the United States …
Wed., Oct. 20, 2010, 4:43 p.m.
Appeals court keeps military gay policy for now
A federal appeals court today granted a government request to temporarily freeze a judge’s order telling the military to stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops.
Fri., Oct. 15, 2010
U.S. seeks ‘don’t ask’ delay
WASHINGTON – After two days of silence, the Obama administration urged a federal judge on Thursday to let the military press on with its “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on …