Latest Barack Obama News

Joe Biden faces increasing pressure to quit the race, but has spent a lifetime overcoming the odds

Jul. 19, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To borrow a favorite phrase from the man himself, President Joe Biden is at an inflection point. Is his on-the-ropes reelection campaign about public service or his ego? About securing his legacy or shaping the future? Such opposing forces of American politics...

US appeals court allows EPA rule on coal-fired power plants to remain in place amid legal challenges

Jul. 19, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Joe Biden's administration, a federal appeals court on Friday ruled that a new federal regulation aimed at limiting planet-warming pollution from coal-fired power plants can remain in force as legal challenges continue. Industry groups...

Obama's dilemma: Balancing Democrats' worry about Biden and maintaining influence with president

Jul. 19, 2024 01:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has a delicate balance to strike: how to weigh the mounting opposition to President Joe Biden continuing his campaign with his loyalty to his former running mate. In recent days, Obama has taken calls from congressional leaders,...

2024 Election Latest: Trump accepts his GOP nomination on the convention's final night

Jul. 19, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

The Republican National Convention has culminated Thursday with former President Donald Trump 's acceptance of the party’s presidential nomination, achieving a comeback four years in the making and anticipated even more in the past week in light of Saturday’s assassination attempt. ...

Biden is isolated at home as Obama, Pelosi and other Democrats push for him to reconsider 2024 race

Jul. 18, 2024 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to rethink his election bid, with former President Barack Obama expressing concerns to allies and Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi privately telling Biden the party could lose the ability to seize...

Former President Barack Obama has privately expressed concerns to Democrats about Biden's candidacy, AP sources say

Jul. 18, 2024 12:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has privately expressed concerns to Democrats about Biden's candidacy, AP sources say.

Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

FACT FOCUS: A look at ominous claims around illegal immigration made at the Republican convention

Jul. 17, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

After Donald Trump triumphantly entered the hall on the second night of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, the program turned to one of his signature issues: illegal immigration. An ominous video of chaos at the U.S.-Mexico border led into to a speech by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas,...

Biden says cooling political rhetoric doesn't mean he'll 'stop telling the truth' about Trump

Jul. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday for the first time since the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, continuing his calls to calm the divisive rhetoric on both sides but also arguing that doing so "doesn’t mean we should stop telling the truth”...

Floor fights, boos and a too-long kiss. How the dramatic and the bizarre define convention history

Jul. 15, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 1948, the Republican and Democratic parties did something unthinkable in today's climate of ferocious political animosity: They not only held their national conventions in the same city but also shared some of the props. Both gathered in Philadelphia, largely...