Latest Barack Obama News

Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure

Apr. 13, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal. ...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Apr. 13, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Beginner’s Mind by Yo-Yo Ma, performed by the author (Audible Originals) 2. Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 3. This Is Your Brain on Food by Uma Naidoo, MD,...

California re-opens enrollment for health insurance coverage

Apr. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday re-opened enrollment for its state health insurance exchange, hoping more people will buy coverage now that the federal government is offering new assistance that could lower monthly premiums by $1,000 or more in some cases. ...

Biden nominee Wormuth would be first woman to lead Army

Apr. 12, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to nominate Christine Wormuth, a former senior Pentagon official, to be the first woman to lead the Army, the White House said Monday. If confirmed by the Senate as Army secretary, Wormuth would be one of the more powerful...

Biden picks 2 Trump critics for border, immigration roles

Apr. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Monday nominated two critics of Trump-era immigration policies for key roles at the Department of Homeland Security. The nominations come as the Biden administration faces a rising number of people attempting to enter the...

New book asks why world ignores repression by Rwandan leader

Apr. 12, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The new book " Do Not Disturb " by British author Michela Wrong questions why some in the international community continue to praise Rwandan President Paul Kagame despite repression in his central African country where he could rule until 2034. ...

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

Apr. 12, 2021 06:17 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn't hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

Group to study more justices, term limits for Supreme Court

Apr. 09, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has ordered a study on overhauling the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission Friday that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for justices, among other...

Gaetz vows to fight, tries to stay on offensive amid scandal

Apr. 09, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent...