Latest Barack Obama News

Trump wants to fire thousands of government workers. Liberals are preparing to fight back if he wins

Feb. 16, 2024 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has plans to radically reshape the federal government if he returns to the White House, from promising to deport millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally to abolishing government agencies and firing tens of thousands of workers and replacing...

Trial begins for North Dakota's effort to recoup costs of policing Dakota Access pipeline protests

Feb. 15, 2024 13:20 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opening statements began Thursday in the trial of North Dakota's lawsuit against the federal government for the costs of responding to the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the culmination of an unusual and drawn-out court fight. The state filed the lawsuit in...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Feb. 14, 2024 07:16 AM EST

Kenosha News. February 11, 2024. Editorial: Mike Gallagher showed courage, leadership in rejecting impeachment U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher took a tough vote last week for our nation and democratic norms. All of Wisconsin should thank him. ...

Indonesia's president, who mingles with people and listens to Metallica, still popular in last term

Feb. 13, 2024 23:39 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo’s phenomenal rise from a riverside slum, where he grew up, to the presidency of Indonesia spotlighted how far the world’s third-largest democracy had veered from a brutal authoritarian era decades ago. With his second and final five-year...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 6 The Washington Post on AM radio Contrary to the popular refrain, video never really did kill the radio star. Electric vehicles, however, might do the job. The question is whether...

How Trump urging Russia to invade 'delinquent' NATO members distorts how the alliance works

Feb. 12, 2024 15:17 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Trump, the front-runner in the U.S. for the Republican Party's nomination this year, says he once warned that he would allow Russia to do whatever it wants to NATO member nations that are “delinquent” in devoting 2% of their gross domestic product to defense. ...

Toby Keith wrote all kinds of country songs. His legacy might be post-9/11 American anger

Feb. 09, 2024 14:50 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Toby Keith’s songs accomplished, for some, what great art is intended to: They sustained people in challenging times, particularly U.S. service members and their families during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11. For others, Keith’s work sowed division and was...

Takeaways from the special counsel's report on Biden's handling of classified documents

Feb. 09, 2024 13:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special Counsel Robert Hur on Thursday released his long-awaited report on President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents, and it’s not great news for the president on multiple fronts. The report concludes that no criminal charges against Biden are warranted, a key...

Biden and Trump: How the two classified documents investigations came to different endings

Feb. 09, 2024 00:17 AM EST

Classified documents were found in a damaged cardboard box in President Joe Biden's cluttered Delaware garage, near where golf clubs hung on the wall. A photo in former President Donald Trump's indictment, meanwhile, shows stacks of boxes filled with documents under a chandelier in an ornate...

How a grieving mother tried to 'build a bridge' with the militant convicted in her son's murder

Feb. 08, 2024 00:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After hours of talking about faith and family, redemption and war, the grieving American mother had an additional question for the Islamic militant convicted in her son's murder. Do you know, Diane Foley asked, where my son is buried? The exchange...