Sunday, March 26, 2017

Barack Obama

In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

PARIS (AP) — “Oui on peut!” The slogan on posters in Paris streets translates as “Yes We Can!” Heard that before? The people behind the campaign are urging former U.S President Barack Obama to join the French presidential race. Their ...
In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 winner of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation announced Thursday that Obama was honored “for his enduring commitment to democratic ...
This Sept. 17, 2016 file photo shows President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY HILLEL ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Barack and Michelle Obama have book deals. The former president and first lady have signed with Penguin Random House, the publisher announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed for the books, which several ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, as Republicans prepare to use their majority to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, despite calls from Democrats to delay until requested emails are released. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will repeal and replace the health care law and overhaul the tax code without Democratic help or votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday. “It’s clear that in the early months it’s ...
In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama praised protesters who amassed across the country in opposition to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders, breaking his silence on political issues for the first time since leaving office. “The president fundamentally disagrees with ...
From left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro, Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, policy adviser Stephen Miller, and chief strategist Steve Bannon watch as President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday told President Donald Trump that his “America First” and protectionist trade policies are “doomed to fail” and said the kind of trade deals like the one he scuttled with ...
First lady Melania Trump stands with President Donald Trump as former President Barack Obama kisses the hand of his wife Michelle Obama, during a departure ceremony on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) —€” Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President ...
In this Jan. 18, 2017, photo, President Barack Obama taps the podium as he concludes his final presidential news conference in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end. The president spent his last full day Thursday at the White ...
President Barack Obama speaks during his final presidential news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

BY JULIE PACE and JOSH LEDERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama firmly defended his decision to cut nearly three decades off convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s prison term Wednesday, arguing in his final White House news conference that the former ...
In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Insurance premiums would soar and some 18 million Americans would lose health coverage if Republicans partially repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement, Congress’ nonpartisan budget office estimated Tuesday. The Congressional ...
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