United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23279/all en U.S. Postal Service looks to new Congress for rescue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Postal Service says it loses $25 million each day</p> <p>* Outcome for legislation uncertain in new Congress</p> <p>By Elvina Nawaguna</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress that expired this week might have steered the nation away from the "fiscal cliff" of potentially devastating tax hikes and spending cuts, but it did not do much to save the U.S. Postal Service from its own fast-approaching cliff.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-postal-service-looks-new-congress-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Candidate Position Congress Government Internal Revenue Service John E. Potter Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Quotation Tom Carper Trade unions in the United States United States United States Congress United States Postal Service United States Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:51 +0000 5731152 at http://www.globalpost.com Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else</p> <p>* Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda</p> <p>* 'A high level of dysfunction' makes legislative wins hard</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Democratic Party Economic policy of Barack Obama Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Joe Biden Labor Person Career Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues United States United States public debt Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:31:20 +0000 5731175 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Entertainment News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-entertainment-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs.</p> <p>HBO's Liberace film aims to humanize through love story</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-entertainment-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Jugglers Liberace Motorsport Nationality Patrick Dempsey Person Career Person Location Quotation Scott Thorson Social Issues Tully's Coffee United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:43 +0000 5731249 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush still hospitalized http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/former-us-president-george-hw-bush-still-hospitalized <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President<br /> George H. W. Bush is continuing to recover at a Houston hospital<br /> six weeks after being admitted for a bronchial infection, and it<br /> was not clear when he would go home, his spokesman said on<br /> Monday.</p> <p>"In recent days he has taken great pride watching big<br /> football wins by Texas A&amp;M and the Houston Texans," said the<br /> spokesman, Jim McGrath, in a statement. "While no immediate<br /> timeline has been set for the President's discharge, the Bushes<br /> wish to thank everyone for their many kind messages."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/former-us-president-george-hw-bush-still-hospitalized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush Bush family CDATA George Bush George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush George W. Bush Person Attributes Person Career President Quotation United States W. Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:32 +0000 5731435 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Obama shows combativeness entering 2nd term but risks await http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Obama has shown toughness on Hagel, gun control, 'cliff'</p> <p>* "No more Mr. Nice Guy," former Obama aide says</p> <p>* Obama, Congress face another fiscal confrontation</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Just two weeks before his<br /> second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he<br /> believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest<br /> sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his<br /> choice for defense secretary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Disaster Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Person Career Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues Technology United States United States Senate career of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:41 +0000 5731463 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. McKiernan Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Health Law Michael Hastings Military personnel Osama bin Laden Person Career Person Communication Politics Quotation Rolling Stone Stanley A. McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>Competition affects who gets a liver transplant: study<br /> 2013-01-07T015437Z_1_BRE906019_RTROPTC_0_US-LIVER-COMPETITION.X<br /> ML () -</p> <p>Onyx to test cancer drug for wider use<br /> 2013-01-07T185326Z_1_BRE9060O2_RTROPTC_0_US-ONYX-RESULTS-CANCER<br /> DRUG.XML () -</p> <p>U.S. high court won't review federal embryonic stem cell<br /> funds<br /> 2013-01-07T193341Z_2_BRE9060IR_RTROPTC_0_US-USA-COURT-STEMCELL.<br /> XML () -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-health-news-summary-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Education Flu pandemic in the United States Government Health Health care in the United States Healthcare in Canada Healthcare reform in the United States Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 Labor Medicare MedImmune Person Career Politics Social Issues Technology United States United States National Health Care Act Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:18 +0000 5731543 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1800 GMT, Jan 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1800-gmt-jan-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>JAMMU, India - India accused old enemy Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a half-hour gunfight.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>GENEVA - About one million Syrians are going short of food, most of them in conflict zones, due to government restrictions on aid distribution, the United Nations said on Tuesday.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1800-gmt-jan-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Government Human Interest Law Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:33 +0000 5731743 at http://www.globalpost.com No joke: Obama to screen TV comedy '1600 Penn' at White House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/no-joke-obama-screen-tv-comedy-1600-penn-at-white-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A "trophy wife" as first lady, a hapless college-aged son who burns down a fraternity house, and a daughter frantically taking pregnancy tests in a White House bathroom - this TV comedy had better be funny.</p> <p>On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is slated to hold a private screening at the White House with the cast and crew of "1600 Penn," an NBC series about a dysfunctional first family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/no-joke-obama-screen-tv-comedy-1600-penn-at-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:00:31 +0000 5731927 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Former US lawmaker Giffords launches gun control drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-drive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Wounded Arizona ex-lawmaker says "enough"</p> <p>* Group seeks "common-sense" solutions to curb violence</p> <p>* Giffords initiative aims to raise funds, challenge NRA</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence, challenging the political clout of the well-funded gun lobby two years after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-3-former-us-lawmaker-giffords-launches-gun-control-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Gabrielle Giffords Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:45:41 +0000 5731834 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama determined to act against gun violence - Biden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/obama-determined-act-against-gun-violence-biden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is weighing possible executive orders aimed preventing further attacks like last month's shooting massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Biden spoke to reporters at the start of a White House meeting with gun violence victims and gun-control advocates as part of his effort to craft a package of recommendations that Obama has requested by the end of January.</p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:45:37 +0000 5732205 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama determined to act against gun violence - Biden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-obama-determined-act-against-gun-violence-biden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Felsenthal</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is "determined to take action" against gun violence and is considering executive orders aimed preventing attacks like last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Biden opened a White House meeting with gun violence victims and gun-control advocates as part of his effort to craft a package of recommendations that Obama has requested by the end of January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-obama-determined-act-against-gun-violence-biden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Joe Biden Politics Technology United States United States presidential election Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:45:31 +0000 5732245 at http://www.globalpost.com Clinton says she will step off fast track 'for a little while' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/clinton-says-she-will-step-fast-track-little-while <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she would step off the fast track "for a little while" when she leaves the State Department but she gave no hint as to whether she may ultimately run again for U.S. president.</p> <p>Speaking to reporters for the first time since a stomach virus, concussion and blood clot kept her out of public view for nearly a month, Clinton said she wanted to ensure a seamless transition to Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to succeed her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/clinton-says-she-will-step-fast-track-little-while" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clinton Entertainment Environment Health Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:30:16 +0000 5732265 at http://www.globalpost.com