Saturday, August 19, 2017

Barack Obama

United States former President Barack Obama talks during the "Seeds&Chips - Global Food Innovation" summit, in Milan, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

BY JESSE J. HOLLAND WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will appear at a Democratic fundraiser in the nation’s capital later this week, one of the first times he has appeared on behalf of party causes since leaving the ...
In this May 24, 2017 file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Declaring “this is a time for big dreams,” Biden on Thursday, June 1, 2017, launched a political action committee that’s stoking fresh speculation he may seek the presidency in 2020.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and JOSH LEDERMAN NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring “this is a time for big dreams,” former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday launched a political action committee that’s stoking fresh speculation he may seek the presidency in ...
White House press secretary Sean Spicer calls on a member of the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — In a startling turnabout, Republicans say they are ready to push their prized health care bill through the House and claim a victory for President Donald Trump, six weeks after nearly ...
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. speaks to reporters about President Donald Trump's first 100 days, Friday, April 28, 2017, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stopgap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a ...
President Donald Trump talks with children as be sits down to write a letter to a service member during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY JILL COLVIN and SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House meeting Tuesday where President Donald Trump’s aides were to hash out whether to keep the U.S. as part of an international agreement to reduce climate-warming carbon emissions has ...
In this March 29, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a women's empowerment panel in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

BY NANCY BENAC WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to kill Obamacare died last week. Or maybe it didn’t. The repeal effort seems to have assumed zombie status — somewhere between dead and alive. This is never-say-die Washington, where ...
In this March 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump sits with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Still reeling from last week’s House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return ...
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 ...
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