Monday, October 23, 2017

Barack Obama

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 ...
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1994 file photo, Cuban refugees float in seas, 60 miles south of Key West, Fla. President Barack Obama announced Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to U.S. soil to stay and become a legal resident. Obama said in a statement. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

BY ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JULIE PACE HAVANA (AP) — Ordinary Cubans worried Friday about the economic problems that could be caused for some people by the sudden end to a once-easy pathway to life in the United ...
President Barack Obama laughs with Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

BY JOSH LEDERMAN and VIVIAN SALAMA WASHINGTON (AP) — At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man ...
In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, Drake accepts the award for favorite artist - rap/hip-hop at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

Drake is saluting President Barack Obama with a bizarre image of the Canadian rapper’s face mixed with the president’s. Drake shared the picture on his Instagram Tuesday night following Obama’s farewell address to the nation. The image shows Obama standing ...
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