Barack Obama

Obama presses to close corporate tax loophole 'inversions'

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LOS ANGELES - U.S. President Barack Obama will call on Thursday for an end to a corporate loophole that allows companies to avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions," White House officials said.

U.S. Republican lawmakers seek greater say on Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican lawmakers introduced legislation on Wednesday that would force President Barack Obama to submit quickly to Congress any comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran and give lawmakers the chance to reject the deal and reimpose sanctions.

23 Jul 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

23 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.

Politics, U.S., Mexico 23 Jul 2014

U.S. court rulings create new uncertainty over Obamacare

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. judicial panels on Tuesday injected new uncertainty into the future of President Barack Obama's healthcare law, with conflicting rulings over whether the federal government can subsidize health insurance for millions of Americans.

U.S., Health, Politics 22 Jul 2014

Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud.

22 Jul 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats cut $1 billion from Obama border request

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed cutting $1 billion from President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency funding request to deal with a surge of some 57,000 undocumented Central American children across the southern border.

22 Jul 2014

U.S. judge dismisses Republican lawsuit over Obamacare subsidy for Congress

MILWAUKEE - A federal judge has thrown out a U.S. Senator's legal challenge to a part of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that grants health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs.

Health, U.S., Politics 22 Jul 2014

Obama says Biden would make 'superb' president: New Yorker

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report on Monday said.

22 Jul 2014

Obama, Biden highlight job-training in middle-class push

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will put a spotlight on job-training programs on Tuesday as part of a White House push to boost economic opportunities for middle-class Americans, an important voting group in November elections.

22 Jul 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.

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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

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WASHINGTON - Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor.