President Barack Obama will propose a two-tiered regulation limiting U.S. carbon emissions from power plants while giving states broad leeway in how to achieve the cuts, according to people familiar with the proposal.
President Barack Obama’s top adviser on climate change previewed tightly held power-plant emissions rules for a handful of senior U.S. House Democrats, signaling the high stakes of the regulation for Obama’s legacy.
Detroit’s population loss may leave Michigan without a black representative in Congress for the first time since 1955, a shift that would punctuate the erosion of African-American power in a region with a history of racial friction.
With midterm congressional elections bearing down, the government changed its regulation of Obamacare to give consumers and states more flexibility to decide on their health plans, insurers more time to sign up customers and taxpayers a chance to avoid more costs.
President Barack Obama went on the attack against congressional Republicans and used his call for raising the U.S. minimum wage as an appeal to younger voters who might help Democrats avert electoral losses in November.