• Donald Trump August 20, 2021 5:48 pm

    Supreme Court Refuses to Block Construction of Obama Library in Chicago

    Justice Amy Coney Barrett, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, denied the request to halt construction of the Obama presidential center.

  • politics April 29, 2021 2:00 pm

    Meet the Obama White House Alum Working to Increase Access for Young Women in Politics

    Deesha Dyer’s Black Girl 44 Scholarship provides financial assistance to young Black women interning in politics or public service.

  • Decision 2020 October 21, 2020 11:54 pm

    Decision 2020: Obama Makes Push for Young Voters

    Former President Barack Obama will makes his first appearance on the campaign trail for Joe Biden Wednesday night as part of a push to appeal to young voters.

  • Barack Obama September 17, 2020 4:33 pm

    First Volume of Barack Obama's Memoir Coming Nov. 17

    The first volume of former President Barack Obama’s memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day

  • Associated Press November 21, 2019 8:51 pm

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution cases, using its enforcement resources to go after the biggest and worst offenders, an Associated Press analysis...

  • Donald Trump November 19, 2019 1:49 am

    US Angers Palestinians With Reversal on Israeli Settlements

    The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements...

  • Donald Trump November 18, 2019 1:29 pm

    US Draws Fewer New Foreign Students for 3rd Straight Year

    The number of foreign students coming to U.S. colleges and universities continued to fall last year, according to a new report, but the Trump administration says the drop should be blamed on high tuition costs and not students’ concerns over the nation’s political atmosphere. An annual report from the Institute of International Education found that the number of newly enrolled...

  • Donald Trump November 16, 2019 2:57 am

    Conflicting White House Accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy Call

    President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with foreign leaders at times better reflect wishful thinking than the reality of the interactions. As the House opened...

  • Donald Trump November 15, 2019 10:33 pm

    Key Moments From the Impeachment Hearing With Marie Yovanovitch

    Watch some of the key moments from the second public impeachment hearing, where former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified.

  • New York November 15, 2019 8:00 pm

    Stefanik Presses Yovanovitch on Confirmation Prep Discussions About Bidens

    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, questions Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on what the Obama administration prepped her on prior to her Senate confirmation hearings.

  • New York November 15, 2019 8:00 pm

    Stefanik Presses Yovanovitch on Confirmation Prep Discussions About Bidens

    Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-New York, questions Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, on what the Obama administration prepped her on prior to her Senate confirmation hearings.

  • Israel November 7, 2019 11:30 pm

    UN Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn US Embargo on Cuba

    The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to condemn the American economic embargo of Cuba for the 28th year, rejecting U.S. criticism of human rights violations there and criticizing the Trump administration’s increasingly tough enforcement measures. The vote in the 193-member world body was 187-3 with the U.S., Israel and Brazil voting “no,” and Colombia and Ukraine abstaining. Last year,...

  • New Jersey November 13, 2019 11:08 pm

    Student Debt Soars as Borrowers Are Slow to Repay

    Imagine a credit card bill that takes a decade or longer to pay off. Now imagine that you can’t get rid of it in a bankruptcy if your personal finances go off-track. Finally, imagine there are millions just like you, enough to attract the attention of presidential candidates. This is the $1.6 trillion world of federal student loans, next to...

  • Donald Trump November 3, 2019 6:15 am

    Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

    President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that continues a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. When the State Department first announced the plan in September religious and humanitarian groups sharply criticized the administration.

  • Donald Trump November 3, 2019 6:15 am

    Trump Approves Plan to Cap Refugees at 18,000 in 2020

    President Donald Trump has signed off on a plan that continues a dramatic drop in the number of refugees taken in by the U.S. to no more than 18,000 in fiscal year 2020. When the State Department first announced the plan in September religious and humanitarian groups sharply criticized the administration.

  • federal judge October 25, 2019 6:39 pm

    DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute

    A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco. She also fined the Education Department $100,000. Kim previously ordered DeVos to stop collecting federal loans from former Corinthian Colleges...

  • Donald Trump October 11, 2019 6:16 am

    2020 Democratic Candidates Pledge Support to LGBTQ Community

    Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace discrimination, improve health care and ensure protections for people who face threats, or worse, because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At a televised forum in downtown Los Angeles, rivals for the party’s nomination to...

  • New Jersey October 10, 2019 10:51 pm

    EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead. Contrary to regulatory rollbacks in many other environmental areas, the administration has called dealing with lead contamination in drinking water...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 4:15 pm

    Ukraine Reviews Cases on Owner of Firm That Hired Biden's Son

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board, as part of a review of all the criminal cases closed by his predecessors. U.S. President Donald Trump had pressed for such a review in a phone call...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2019 12:00 pm

    Trump Openly Calls for 2 Foreign Governments to Investigate 2020 Rival Biden

    President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared Thursday at the White House, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” He said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi...

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