Barack Obama

2 months out of office, Barack Obama is having a post-presidency like no other

The first cocktail party at Barack Obama's new office last month was certainly more casual than any he had hosted in recent years. The wine bore a random assortment of labels, as if assembled potluck-style. The self-serve appetizers were set out in the narrow hallway. The host, tieless, eschewed …

Democrats

Joe Biden: I regret not running for president – because I could have won

Former vice-president tells college students in New York ‘I don’t have a lot of hope right now’ about Donald Trump’s administration<p>Joe Biden believes he could have won the presidency in 2016, had he made it through a tough Democratic primary.<p>Barack Obama’s vice-president also hopes Donald Trump, …

Politics

Trump takes aim at Freedom Caucus over defeat of GOP health care plan

WASHINGTON — Despite calling Freedom Caucus members friends last week, President Trump seemed to take aim Sunday at the Republican hard-line conservatives and blame them in part for the collapse of the party’s health care repeal plan.<p>“Democrats are smiling in D.C. that the Freedom Caucus, with the …

Democrats

How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it.<p>The Trump administration has already begun using its regulatory authority to water down less prominent aspects of the 2010 healthcare law.<p>Earlier this week, newly …

Health Care

Joe Biden Wishes He Had Done Something Different In The 2016 Election

What if Joe Biden had run and won? Sure, we wouldn't have our long-awaited first female president yet, but we would have...Joe Biden as president. Which would be pretty okay. Can you even imagine? I know, he would be just another white guy Democrat president in a long, long line of white guy …

Joe Biden

Republicans' tweets about Obama's golfing trips come back to bite

Tweets from top Republicans disparaging former President Barack Obama’s golfing trips have come back to haunt them as President Donald Trump finishes …

Donald Trump

These Barack Obama Celebrating The AHCA Defeat Memes Will Give You Life

If anyone had a pretty good Friday, it was former president Barack Obama. At the end of a long seven years, after Republicans sent one bill after …

Health Care

Seeking transparency, Congressional Democrats introduce 'Mar-a-Lago' act (+video)

Democrats in the House and Senate recently introduced legislation that would require President Trump's administration to publish visitor logs.<p>March …

Government

Trump’s homes away from the White House are costing the Secret Service millions

President Trump’s multiple residences and travels are proving to be expensive, prompting the U.S. Secret Service to up its annual budget by tens of …

Government

Obama to travel to South Pacific island to work on memoir: report

Former president Barack ObamaBarack ObamaObama to travel to South Pacific island to work on memoir: report Sanford: 'Testosterone can get you in …

Democrats

Trump’s auto regulations rollback would end up costing Americans

IN THE start of what promises to be a broad rollback of federal environmental rules, President Trump announced on March 15 that he has reopened review of an auto efficiency regulation that would have forced the nation’s vehicle fleet to use less fuel and cut pollution and which the Environmental …

Obama Administration

Trump's Claim That Obama Wiretapped Him Basically Died This Week

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the …

Politics

Trump aide Boris Epshteyn leaving White House, officials say

(CNN) Boris Epshteyn, a special assistant to President Donald Trump who leads the White House's television surrogate operations, is expected to leave the White House, potentially for a position outside the West Wing, two senior administration officials have told CNN.<p>A senior administration official …

The White House

Donald Trump approval rating: View of president influenced by religion, disapproval remains high

A voter's opinion of President Donald Trump is influenced by how religious they are, according to a Gallup analysis.<p>Among those who describe …

Elections

Obama’s White House Photographer Sets His Sights On Trumpcare With His Best Troll Yet

With the momentary fall of the American Health Care Act (House Republicans and Donald Trump’s proposed answer to Obamacare), the knives are officially out. The Internet immediately hammered Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders en masse for their failed efforts to repeal and replace former …

Pete Souza

Obama spokesman tweets out photo of jubilant former president as GOP Obamacare replacement fails

Former President Barack Obama's spokesman, Kevin Lewis, tweeted a photo on Friday of Obama striking what looks like a boxing pose in the White House on the day the Affordable Care Act passed Congress seven years ago.<p>Lewis posted the photo minutes after Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan told …

U.S. Politics

President Trump checks out a truck cab and talks health care for truckers

Ahead of a historic vote on the Republican health care plan making major changes to Obamacare, President Donald Trump welcomed truckers and trucking …

Health Care

Trump was right after all about the Obama administration wiretaps

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Shining, Stephen King must be wondering if Washington is working on its own sequel. For the last …

Obama Administration

Barack Obama's withering response to Donald Trump's wiretapping claims

Barack Obama was not “thrilled” by Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims and branded them “ridiculous”, according to reports.<p>The ex-US president, who …

Donald Trump

Where is Barack Obama as Congress prepares to vote on Obamacare?

On the day that his signature policy could be repealed, Obama might be sunning himself in the French Polynesia.<p>Obamacare was the signature reform by …

Health Care

FBI Director Comey visits White House

FBI Director James Comey was at the White House on Friday, days after he confirmed his bureau is investigating ties between associates of President …

Government

Inside Press Secretary Sean Spicer's White House Briefing Room: 'There Is No Average Day Covering Trump'

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has made his daily briefings must-see television for political junkies and media watchdogs, but his combative …

Journalism

You Won’t Find the Trump White House on Flickr

In April 2009, the Obama Administration made the historic move of uploading 293 photos to a newly minted White House Flickr feed.<p>Although White House …

Photography

The Latest: Trump meets Medal of Honor recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):<p>8 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has marked Medal of Honor Day by appearing in the Oval Office with more than two dozen medal recipients.<p>Trump says they are brave people who rose above and beyond the call of duty to defend the …

Medal of Honor

Driver accused of stealing presidential seals from Obama

A driver at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one taken from then-President Barack Obama’s seating area after his final …

Democrats

Fox Anchor Admits Failure Of GOP Health Care Bill Is a Big Win For Barack Obama

Fox Anchor Bret Baier: "The Biggest Winner Today" After AHCA's Failure, Barack Obama<p>From the March 24 edition of Fox News' <i>Shepard Smith …

Health Care

Joe Biden is worried about the 'romance' between Russia and Donald Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he is concerned about the close relationship between the Trump administration and Russian President Vladimir …

Russia

Trump's art of no deal: Find someone to blame

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump likes winning. But on Friday he failed.<p>Lacking sufficient support, Republicans were forced to pull their bill to replace Obamacare from the floor of the GOP-controlled House. Speaking soon after accepting defeat, Trump didn't shoulder the responsibility …

Government

Barack Obama sends heartfelt message to victims of Westminster terror attack

Barack Obama has expressed his condolences after the attack on London on Wednesday.<p>He referenced the special relationship between the US and the UK and said the terrorists will not win.<p>The former President wrote on Twitter: "My heart goes out to the victims and their families in London. No act of …

Terrorism

Potential 'smoking gun' showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.<p>Classified …

Obama Administration