Tag Archives: White House

Trump announces challenge to Obama-era fuel standards

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars & trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations…

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Watchdog presses U.S. lawmakers to probe Icahn's role with Trump

By Chris Prentice (Reuters) – A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it has asked lawmakers to investigate whether billionaire investor Carl Icahn should have been subject to…

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Trump plans to cut funding for most government agencies

President Donald Trump is preparing a “security budget” that will ramp up spending for the Pentagon while slashing funding for most other federal agencies. Trump plans to increase defense spending…

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Trump, in unprecedented fashion for a president, rips press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaks are real. But the news approximately them is fake. The White House is a fine-tuned machine. Russia is a ruse.

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Defections by Sears, Kmart cap week of controversy for Trump brands

(Reuters) – Trump-branded consumer products have suffered new blows, with U.S. retailers Sears Holdings Corp & Kmart Corp discontinuing online sales of 31 Trump Home items, while new details emerged…

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Foreign policy challenges pile up for Trump

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump's brief honeymoon from global affairs is over. After a week of relative calm & domestic preoccupations, actors from Russia to Iran are testing the new…

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Trump says he turned down $2bn Dubai deal over the weekend

New York (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday that he rejected a $2 billion deal in Dubai last weekend, demonstrating he was putting his business behind as he…

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Trump taps Obamacare critic to revamp health system

By Steve Holland NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump named a vociferous critic of Obamacare & a health policy expert on Tuesday to assist him repeal & replace…

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Noisy US welcome as Erdogan defends hardline stance

Washington (AFP) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced noisy protests Thursday as he confronted critics in Washington, defending his media crackdown & accusing the West of turning a blind…

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Obama allies to press Republicans on high court nomination

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the Senate began a two-week recess on Friday, the White House & its allies sought to turn up the heat on Republicans to…

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