Stories tagged: Obama
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
He said-he said: 10 times that Trump has contradicted Trump
Donald Trump once promised to be “very restrained” on Twitter – “if I use it at all.” He thought campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was an “excellent guy” – …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:38 a.m.
Trump: No trip to London because of embassy choice
President Donald Trump has canceled a trip to London to open the new $1 billion U.S. Embassy, avoiding protests promised by political opponents.
Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Obama to Prince Harry: Leaders must use care on social media
Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending …
Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates deletes widely read Twitter account
Ta-Nehisi Coates, the influential author and journalist, has deleted his widely followed Twitter account, writing “peace, y’all. I’m out.”
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 4:02 p.m.
DOT drops proposal to force airlines to disclose bag fees
An Obama administration proposal that would have required airlines disclose checked and carry-on bag fees at the start of a ticket purchase rather than later is being dropped by the …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
Interior delays Obama-era regulation on methane emissions
The Interior Department said Thursday it is delaying an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Mayors sign climate charter at summit; Obama to speak
Dozens of mayors from around the world signed a “Chicago Climate Charter” on Tuesday at a summit designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate …
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Obama cites ‘absence of American leadership’ on climate
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is ending a five-day international trip in Paris, where he is lunching with French President Emmanuel Macron and scheduled to give a speech to business …
Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Trump administration halts school lunch salt reduction
The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is pausing enforcement of an Obama-era plan to further reduce the amount of salt in school lunches.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France
Former President Barack Obama is re-emerging on the global stage with a three-country tour that includes meetings with the leaders of China and India.
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott
A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:36 a.m.
Thanksgiving tribe calls on Trump to grant it casino lands
The Massachusetts tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims is calling on President Donald Trump to honor his commitment to Native Americans.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10 a.m.
CFPB’s Cordray to step down, allowing Trump to remake agency
Richard Cordray will step down as the head of a controversial consumer watchdog at the end of the month amid growing speculation that he will run for governor of Ohio …
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Analysis: Sessions seeks balance in pondering Clinton probe
In asking senior federal prosecutors to examine a number of Republican grievances, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to strike a balance.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Obama shows up in Chicago for jury duty; not chosen
Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
AT&T exec says ‘uncertain’ when Time Warner deal will close
AT&T now says it’s “uncertain” when its $85 billion Time Warner purchase will close.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Trump administration moves ahead with Obama menu-label law
The Trump administration is moving ahead with Obama-era requirements to post calorie counts in restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and pizza delivery chains nationwide next year.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Trump admin to defend Cuba embargo at U.N., reversing Obama
The Trump administration will defend America’s decades-old economic embargo on Cuba in a United Nations vote this week, the State Department said Tuesday, in a reversal from the Obama administration …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
Former president Obama called for jury duty in Chicago
Former President Barack Obama has been called for jury duty in Chicago.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 12:33 p.m.
U.S. agrees to pay tea party groups in suits over IRS scrutiny
The Trump administration has agreed to a “very substantial” payout and is apologizing to tea party groups to settle lawsuits over the extra, often burdensome IRS scrutiny they received when …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 3:59 p.m.
Clinton to campaign for Democrat seeking to succeed Christie
Hillary Clinton will campaign for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy days after former President Barack Obama campaigned for him.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling
America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up
It’s known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 2:05 p.m.
Idaho wary of Obama ‘leftovers’ working on sage grouse plan
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says the state has to be vigilant monitoring the federal government’s creation of a new sage grouse conservation plan because of federal employees who worked …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn’t called all families
President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of …
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
In Africa, LGBT rights activists worry about Trump impact
Defending LGBT rights can be dangerous in Africa, where many countries have laws against homosexuality. But in recent years activists have stepped out of the shadows, empowered by the support …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race
Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
GOP lawmaker says ‘Dreamers’ would lift up birth countries
Young immigrants brought to the United States as children and now here illegally would generate an economic lift for Mexico and other Central American nations if they were to return …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Women’s health docs say Trump ignores birth control science
The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some women’s health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts …