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Obama Praises His Health Care Law Ahead of GOP Vote

Added: 23.03.2017 16:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

Former president Barack Obama sang the praises of the Affordable Care Act just as Republicans in Congress prepared to dismantle his signature plan.

State Dept. to approve Keystone pipeline permit: Politico

Added: 23.03.2017 15:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

The U.S. State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Canada-to-United States Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project blocked by former President Barack Obama, according to Politico.

Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts

Added: 23.03.2017 12:51 | 1 views | 0 comments

Two months after stepping down as Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro sees some good in the initial peace efforts by the new administration of Donald Trump, even as he voices his grievances against it.

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High stakes for Trump in vote on healthcare plan

Added: 23.03.2017 10:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump may face his first major legislative hurdle on Thursday: a do-or-die vote in the House of Representatives on a plan that would roll back the signature healthcare law of former President Barack Obama.

Supreme Court tightens restrictions on presidential appointments

Added: 22.03.2017 18:53 | 1 views | 0 comments


When the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that SW General, Inc. had violated federal labor law, the Scottsdale, Ariz., ambulance firm questioned whether the NLRB’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, had authority to handle the case. On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court sided with SW General, ruling 6-2 that Mr. Solomon’s 2011 nomination by then-President Barack Obama violated the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act, rendering Solomon’s actions against SW General null and void. Legal analysts agree that this ruling could narrow the president’s nominating authority.

Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline

Added: 20.03.2017 22:44 | 2 views | 0 comments


Electricity company Dayton Power & Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists. Republican President Donald Trump promised in his election campaign to restore U.S. coal jobs that he said had been destroyed by environmental regulations put into effect by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. The plants along the Ohio River in Adams County employ some 490 people and generate about 3,000 megawatts of power for coal.

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