Stories tagged: obama
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Democratic race for president, and he could end up being the only Latino in what’s expected to be a …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
The Trump administration on Friday targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
Barack Obama, or Barap Obama?
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018, 4:36 p.m.
The U.S. school lunch program is making room on menus again for noodles, biscuits, tortillas and other foods made mostly of refined grains.
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 5 p.m.
Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump’s tenure in office Friday in a fiery speech in Milwaukee that took aim at him and other Republicans for “making stuff up.”
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
The phone call telling Cher she was a Kennedy Center honoree was certainly welcome – but she admits she wanted to get it earlier.
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
A federal judge on Friday declined to order that the U.S. government halt an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation, marking a blow to President Donald Trump and …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Congressional leaders saluted John McCain on Friday as a model of service in war and peace and “one of the bravest souls our nation has ever produced,” in a memorial …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
The Trump administration on Tuesday moved to prop up the declining coal industry with an overhaul of Obama-era pollution rules, acknowledging that the increased emissions from aging coal-fired plants could …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration’s attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Citing safety, the Trump administration on Thursday proposed rolling back car-mileage standards, backing away from years of government efforts to cut Americans’ trips to the gas station and reduce unhealthy, …
UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 8:31 p.m.
A dispute over acts of Congress in 1906 and 1937 has put the Trump administration in court – and into the unusual position of supporting a proclamation by former President …
Wed., July 18, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
The Trump administration on Wednesday eased rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 U.S. coal-fired power plants after utilities pushed back against regulations adopted under former President …
UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at “strongman politics” in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other …
UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access – albeit briefly – to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite …
UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
Now showing on a social media screen near you, a conservative backlash against Netflix over the production deal with the Obamas it announced this week.
Mon., May 21, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
Netflix announced a production deal Monday with Barack and Michelle Obama that will see the former first couple create a wide range of content for the streaming service.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:36 a.m.
President Donald Trump’s supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize – a move that’s being met by smirks and eye …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries …
Sat., March 17, 2018, 1:36 p.m.
The Montana Green Party is denouncing one of its candidates for state Legislature in response to comments he made in 2016 about immigrants and former President Barack Obama.
UPDATED: Fri., March 9, 2018, 10:49 a.m.
Barack Obama and Netflix reportedly are negotiating a deal for the former president and his wife, Michelle, to produce shows exclusively for the streaming service.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 7:52 a.m.
President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists who were personally chosen by the Obamas.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:59 a.m.
The Trump administration on Friday announced it will continue much of the Obama administration’s nuclear weapons policy, but take a more aggressive stance toward Russia. It said Russia must be …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
Scott Pruitt once said Trump ‘would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama – and that’s saying a lot’
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a 2016 interview that “Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama,” according to …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:21 a.m.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.