To understand Obama's legacy- The inauguration on Jan. 20
2017-01-20 05:33:08 UTC
<blockquote><h3>To understand Obama's legacy, walk in his shoes on the day it all began</h3>
WASHINGTON — We try to assess Barack Obama’s legacy by squinting into the murky future — debating the durability of his policies and programs, wonderin...
U.S housing starts surge in December; jobless claims near 43-year low
2017-01-19 17:21:57 UTC
Washington (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding rebounded more than expected in December as a strengthening economy boosts demand for rental housing.
Other data on Thursday showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly f...
Planned Parenthood asked federal judge to block Medicaid cuts in Texas
2017-01-18 07:35:20 UTC
By Jon Herskovitz | AUSTIN, TEXAS
The leaders of Texas Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Tuesday to block the state's bid to halt Medicaid funding for the healthcare group, which has long been targeted by Republicans for providing abort...
Twitter: Donald Trump Calls John Lewis A Liar
2017-01-18 04:09:52 UTC
The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump wrote in two consecutive tweets on Tuesday:
"John Lewis said about my inauguration, 'It will be the first one that I've missed.' WRONG (or lie)! He boycotted Bush 43 also because he thought it would be hypo...
BREAKING NEWS: Obama commutes sentence of former soldier Chelsea Manning: White House
2017-01-18 04:09:27 UTC
President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, the White House said.
European leaders concerned: Putin agrees with Trump that NATO is obsolete
2017-01-17 08:52:08 UTC
By Tom Körkemeier and Andreas Rinke | BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.
Anti-Trump protesters stage civil rights march
2017-01-18 04:06:39 UTC
We stand together, not as a people of hate, but as a people of hope.
By Lacey Johnson | WASHINGTON
U.S. civil rights activists vowed on Saturday to defend hard-fought gains in voting rights and criminal justice during the presidency of Donald ...
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president
2017-01-18 04:06:11 UTC
Rep. John Lewis says Trump is not a 'legitimate' president.
Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a longtime civil rights figure, says he doesn’t consider Donald Trump a “legitimate” president because he believes Russia helped him to win the e...
Trump and Republicans on their way to Destroy the Affordable Care Act
2017-01-14 08:15:47 UTC
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell | WASHINGTON
U.S. House Republicans on Friday won passage of a measure starting the process of dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a ready replacement and the potential financial cost of re...
Justice Department to investigate FBI Director Comey's actions over 'Clinton Emails' before election
2017-01-14 00:25:03 UTC
By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Julia Harte | WASHINGTON
The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said it would probe a Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to announce an inquiry into Hillary Clinton's emails shortly before the November presiden...
Donald Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi tactics
2017-01-11 22:11:59 UTC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany over a dossier that makes salacious claims about him in Russia.
The Republican said leaks from ...
U.S. President Barack Obama farewell speech to the nation
2017-01-11 08:09:01 UTC
CHICAGO (Reuters) - With a final call of his campaign mantra "Yes We Can," President Barack Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to stand up for U.S. values and reject discrimination as the United States transitions to the presidency of Republican Don...
"FBI Is Sitting on Information on Trump-Russia Ties"
2017-01-10 23:12:49 UTC
It was only a couple of questions in the middle of a hearing, but the queries posed to FBI Director James Comey by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) during a Senate intelligence committee gathering on Tuesday afternoon had potentially explosive implications...
California Republican challenges state's hiring of Eric Holder to fight Trump policies
2017-01-10 06:51:50 UTC
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (Reuters) - A California Republican state lawmaker is challenging the legality of a move by Democrats in the legislature to hire former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help in any legal battles with President-elect Donald T...
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
2017-01-09 20:37:24 UTC
Acting Like A King: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will appoint his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to the position of senior adviser to the president, media outlets reported on Mond...
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to act on Obamacare repeal by the end of the week
2017-01-09 01:43:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will take its first steps toward repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform act by the end of the week, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday.
Speaking on CBS...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
How Putin Elected Donald Trump As U.S. president
2017-01-08 02:52:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intel report: Putin directed cyber campaign to help Trump.
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an effort to help Republican Donald Trump's electoral chances by discrediting Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 p...
Washington Post: Russian officials celebrating Trump win
2017-01-06 02:13:57 UTC
Senior Russian officials celebrated Donald Trump's election victory as a geopolitical win for Moscow, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing U.S. officials who said intercepted communications showed the Russians congratulating themselves...
U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Differences In Trump Team
2017-01-06 01:23:18 UTC
By Mark Hosenball and Steve Holland | WASHINGTON
There is disagreement within President-elect Donald Trump's camp about the structure of the top U.S. intelligence agency when he takes office and it is unclear whether his national security adviser...
House Republicans obey President-elect Trump's tweet
2017-01-04 02:23:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Congress had a rough start to its first session of the Donald Trump era on Tuesday after the House of Representatives had to backtrack on a decision to defang an ethics watchdog following a public out...
Polls: Majority Of Americans Don’t Believe Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties
2017-01-03 02:07:33 UTC
Gallop Polls: Compared to the last three U.S. presidents when they took office, Trump polls far lower in Americans’ confidence levels. At least 7 in 10 Americans were confident in key issues before Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton ent...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia
2016-12-30 05:36:40 UTC
For the U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the real culprit isn’t the Russian president or his hackers. It’s computers and technology.
“I think we ought to get on with our lives,” Trump said Wednesday, according to the pool report.
“I think t...