President Barack Obama will sign an extension of the Iran sanctions bill passed in Congress this week, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Friday, although he called it “not necessary.” The White House has held the position that the administration has already provided enough sanctions on Iran, but said as the new measures will not […]
Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor's proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal.
President Barack Obama on Friday took the rare step of forbidding a foreign company from buying a firm with U.S. assets, telling a Chinese investment fund that it cannot complete a deal for German technology company Aixtron SE.
Nigel Farage, the architect behind the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote, apparently got his feelings hurt because U.S. President Barack Obama didn’t give enough face time in his country. CNN host Jake Tapper asked Farage if he thought the UK and US had a good relationship, but Farage was...
President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the president. Show More Summary
In the wake of what many are calling the last significant act as President Barack Obama’s Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy recently released a landmark report on alcohol, drugs, and health to serve as a guide to a national addiction recovery effort. The report places emphasis on a major cultural shift needed in the way … Continued
Sen. Thom Tillis Friday urged President Barack Obama not to go on a federal government hiring spree or shift political appointees to career civil servant jobs in the closing weeks … Click to Continue »
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he believes women should be required to register for the military draft, just as men aged 18 through 25 must do. This marks a largely symbolic shift in public position; Congress nixed its plan to add women to Selective Service registration two days before Obama’s declaration of support.
The nation's health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama's law and by costly prescription drugs, … Click to Continue »
Robert Gates, the former Defense Secretary under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, was spotted entering Trump Tower Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said he was confident that U.N. secretary general-elect Antonio Guterres would be an effective manager of the international organization.
President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader. Obama says having Antonio Guterres … Click to Continue »
Donald Trump may be comin' to town next month — but until then, the Obama family is enjoying their last Christmas in the White House! On Thursday, President Barack Obama shimmered some holiday hope in Washington for the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse of the National Mall. After lighting the tree with Michelle [...]
In an effort to snare a $1.1 billion federal grant for major upgrades to North Side CTA tracks before President Barack Obama leaves office, the City Council on Wednesday approved a new special taxing district proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Ties between Washington and Riyadh are at one of their lowest points in history. There is plenty of blame to go around for this outcome. The regional policies of President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman simply did not align. Show More Summary
HERE’S A LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: President Barack Obama meets with the Antonio Guterres, the incoming United Nations secretary-general, at 11:25 a.m. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Colombia Advisory Council Meeting, together with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in Colombia. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON ? If President Barack Obama wants to codify his legacy on banning the use of torture in U.S. intelligence gathering, he should declassify the 6,700-page CIA torture report and make it a federal record, according to a top Senate...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama has called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home for the past eight years, and 2016 has been a year full of lasts for him -- his last State of the Union, his last Medals of Freedom, his last turkey pardoning. He spent also a lot of time traveling, becoming the first sitting president to visit both Hiroshima and Cuba (since 1928). Show More Summary
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. In fact, he vowed to ask Congress to deliver a full repeal "on day one." Can he do that? Well, no one can stop him from asking. But can Congress make it happen? Even a Republican Congress? The answer turns out to be sort of complicated. Show More Summary
The $611 billion defense policy bill calls for $3.2 billion beyond what President Barack Obama requested to help halt what lawmakers say has been a steep decline in the ability … Click to Continue »