Barack Obama

U.S. judge grills lawyer defending Obama's healthcare law changes

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WASHINGTON - A U.S. judge on Thursday blasted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives over the implementation of the Democratic president's signature healthcare law.

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Politics, U.S. 27 May 2015

Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration action block

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to stay an appellate court ruling that President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation should remain on hold, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Politics, U.S. 27 May 2015

Majority of Americans back new trade deals: Reuters/Ipsos poll

- A majority of Americans support new trade deals, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday, even as President Barack Obama struggles to win support for legislation key to sealing a signature Pacific Rim trade agreement.

27 May 2015

Obama administration issues new water protection rule

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Wednesday issued a new rule to protect streams and wetlands under the Clean Water Act, a step it said would help keep drinking water safe, but farmers and industry groups argued the regulation will be costly.

Politics, Environment 27 May 2015

Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority.

Politics, U.S. 27 May 2015

Appeals court rules with states challenging Obama's immigration action

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation was dealt another setback on Tuesday when a U.S. appeals court refused to lift a block put in place by 26 states that argued Obama overstepped his authority.

Politics, U.S. 26 May 2015

Obama heralds first U.S. Memorial Day without ground war in 14 years

ARLINGTON, Va. - President Barack Obama heralded the first U.S. Memorial Day in 14 years without a major ground war in an annual ceremony of remembrance on Monday for fallen American forces. | Video

25 May 2015

U.S. Republicans navigate the new politics of energy abundance

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - U.S. Republicans have had to watch from the sidelines as the Obama White House has taken political credit for America's unexpected energy boom and tumbling gas prices. Now it has left their presidential candidates scrambling for a way to reclaim leadership on an issue the party once seemed to own.

24 May 2015

Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.

22 May 2015
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Former NY Governor George Pataki launches presidential bid

Former New York Governor George Pataki entered the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, positioning himself as a Washington outsider and moderate who won three terms in a heavily Democratic state.