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Barack Obama News
Barack, Michelle Obama sign podcast deal with Spotify
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
Former US president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama are the latest to get into the podcast business. They recently signed a deal with Spotify to produce a series of podcast. It is being reported that the Obamas are set to develop, produce and even lend their voice to a few of the podcasts based on a wide range of topics. The agreement has been signed with Higher Ground Audio, a new division of the Higher Ground production company that is covering the couple's move into the podcast game. Spotify will distribute the podcasts worldwide to its paid and ad-supported user base. President Obama stated that they have ‘always believed in the value of entertainment & thought-provoking conversation’. The companies, however, didn't reveal any further details on the upcoming projects that the Obamas may be planning for Spotify, including whether the podcasts will have a political focus. Apart from this, the couple also has a multiyear deal with Netflix to produce original scripted, unscripted and documentary series and films.
U.S. judge scraps Trump order opening Arctic, Atlantic areas to oil leasing
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
Trump’s move to put offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas back into play for oil development came in a 2017 executive order that was part of his “energy dominance” agenda. The order was among a series of actions that jettisoned Obama administration environmental and climate-change initiatives.
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Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
Wed, Mar 29, 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court.
Immigration raids fulfil campaign promise: Trump
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
"The crackdown on illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. Gang members, drug dealers & others are being removed!" EFE news quoted the President as saying in his Twitter post.
Auto CEOs want Trump to order review of 2025 fuel rules
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. units urged President Donald Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025.
After immigration ban, Trump is evaluating Iran nuclear pact
Mon, Feb 06, 2017
"Well, we`re evaluating that as we speak," Pence told ABC News in a Sunday interview in response to a question about whether the Trump administration would continue to be bound by the 2015 pact.
Trump's new executive order to clamp down on H1B visas
Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Trump signed an executive order banning foreign nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries to enter the US on Friday.
Washington Diary: America's tryst with Trump
Sat, Jan 21, 2017
As the clock struck the noon hour, Donald Trump with his left hand on Abraham Lincoln`s bible, raised his right hand to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the American constitution.
Donald Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States of America
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Donald Trump has become the 45th president of the United States of America. Donald Trump's swearing-in today was the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789, when US' first president George Washington was inaugurated.
Obama thanks PM Modi for strengthening Indo-US ties
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Obama was one of the first leaders to congratulate Modi after his electoral victory in May 2014.
Indo-US 'strategic convergence' at highest point: Obama admin
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
The Obama Administration has asserted that the Indo-US "strategic convergence" is at its highest point, as it hoped that the incoming Trump government would continue to prioritise the bilateral partnership of "paramount importance" to address global challenges.
Obama says goodbye, rally spirits of Democrats
Wed, Jan 11, 2017
Outgoing President Barack Obama on Tuesday said goodbye to the US citizens in a dramatic reinterpretation of a presidential farewell address.
Spotify offers Obama a job as 'President of Playlists'
Tue, Jan 10, 2017
US President Barack Obama will soon be without employment but he has at least one job offer from a music streaming company to become the 'President of Playlists'.
US job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly
Fri, Jan 06, 2017
US employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labour market momentum that sets up the economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the US Federal Reserve this year.
Obama signs $618 billion defence bill; boosts security cooperation with India
Sat, Dec 24, 2016
US President Barack Obama has signed into law the $618 billion (nearly Rs 41,11,399.5 crore) defence budget for 2017, which enhances security cooperation with India and conditions nearly half of the funding to Pakistan on a certification that it is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani Ne
US hits Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank with toxic debt penalties
Sat, Dec 24, 2016
Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank have been hit with a combined penalty of more than $12 billion over the sale of US toxic debt, further hampering two of Europe`s leading investment banks as they struggle with weak earnings.
Donald Trump to name Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn to key economic post
Sat, Dec 10, 2016
US President-elect Donald Trump will likely ask a senior Goldman Sachs banker to coordinate economic policy across his administration, turning again to Wall Street for expertise in managing the world`s largest economy, a transition official said on Friday.
Apple shows ambition to get into self-driving car race
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Apple Inc is wading in to the debate over regulation of self-driving cars, declaring it is excited about the potential for automated transportation and calling on US regulators not to restrict testing of such vehicles.
Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies in Havana: President
Sat, Nov 26, 2016
Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90.