Presidency of Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23313/all en 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 Thomson Reuters 5731175 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 Thomson Reuters 5731325 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 Thomson Reuters 5731463 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is resigning-White House http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-labor-secretary-hilda-solis-resigning-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>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, a long-time member of President Barack Obama's Cabinet and the first Latina to head a major federal agency, announced plans to resign on Wednesday.</p> <p>Obama issued a statement lauding Solis for being a "tireless champion for working families".</p> <p>"I wish her all the best in her future endeavors," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-labor-secretary-hilda-solis-resigning-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732360 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury chief Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-obama-nominate-lew-treasury-chief-thursday <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>* Nomination was expected; will face budget fights</p> <p>* Lew irritated Republicans, but unlikely to be blocked</p> <p>* Deputy national security adviser frontrunner for chief of staff</p> <p>By Jeff Mason and Rachelle Younglai</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidant to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-obama-nominate-lew-treasury-chief-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Jack Lew Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732227 at http://www.globalpost.com Eric Holder to stay on as U.S. attorney general http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eric-holder-stay-us-attorney-general <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) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a lightning rod of criticism from Republicans, is staying on in his job as President Barack Obama starts his second term.</p> <p>A White House official said on Wednesday that Holder is among the Cabinet members who will remain in their position. He has been working on Vice President Joe Biden's task force on finding ways to reduce gun violence after last month's mass killing in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> <p>It is rare for an attorney general to serve more than four years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/eric-holder-stay-us-attorney-general" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Eric Holder Health Joe Biden Law Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732417 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Obama nominates Lew to succeed Geithner at Treasury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-obama-nominates-lew-succeed-geithner-at-treasury <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>* Obama says Lew "a low-key guy" and "master of policy"</p> <p>* Lew, 57, appears likely to win Senate confirmation</p> <p>* He faces Republican questions about spending reforms</p> <p>* Chamber of Commerce chief says Lew will do "just fine"</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton and David Lawder</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-obama-nominates-lew-succeed-geithner-at-treasury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Jack Lew Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:15:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732555 at http://www.globalpost.com Boehner sets Feb 12 for Obama's state of the union speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/boehner-sets-feb-12-obamas-state-the-union-speech <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 11 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Friday formally invited President Barack Obama to deliver the annual state of the union address to Congress on Feb. 12.</p> <p>In a letter inviting Obama to address a joint session of Congress, Boehner, a Republican, said Americans expected Congress and the White House to work together to find solutions.</p> <p>The speech from the Democratic president will come days before the U.S. Treasury is expected to run out of funds to pay government bills.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/boehner-sets-feb-12-obamas-state-the-union-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733229 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama says willing to assume authority to raise debt ceiling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-willing-assume-authority-raise-debt-ceiling <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 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that he would be willing to take over authority for raising the U.S. borrowing limit if Congress does not want to increase the debt ceiling.</p> <p>Obama was asked at a news conference about differences he is having with congressional Republicans over raising the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling that the country is expected to hit as soon as the middle of next month.</p> <p>"This is about paying your bills," he said. "We've got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis to crisis."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-willing-assume-authority-raise-debt-ceiling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734264 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/factbox-obamas-second-term-cabinet-begins-take-shape <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>HBEAT-MESSAGE @ 2013-02-07 01:23:37 +0000. Generated from NTM heartbeat by HTCP-JANMDN01B.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Hypertext caching protocol Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:00:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734373 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Obama's gun-control plan draws strong response http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-gun-control-plan-draws-strong-response <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>Jan 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama revealed plans on Wednesday for America's biggest gun-control push in decades, spurred by last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.</p> <p>Many of Obama's proposals, which include enhanced background checks for gun buyers and the reintroduction of a ban on assault weapons, face tough opposition from gun enthusiasts led by the powerful National Rifle Association.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/factbox-obamas-gun-control-plan-draws-strong-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735357 at http://www.globalpost.com Kids at center stage in emotional U.S. gun debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kids-at-center-stage-emotional-us-gun-debate <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>* Four children join Obama at event on gun violence</p> <p>* Wrote letters to White House after Newtown shootings</p> <p>* Conservative bloggers criticize using kids as "props"</p> <p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - "Dear President Obama," began a letter from 8-year-old Grant Fritz, with the shaky printing -- missed words, spelling errors -- of someone just learning how to put thoughts down on paper.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/kids-at-center-stage-emotional-us-gun-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735365 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. gun restrictions have widespread public support - poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-gun-restrictions-have-widespread-public-support-poll <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 17 (Reuters) - About three-quarters of Americans surveyed support proposals to ban the sale of automatic weapons, ban high-capacity ammunition clips and expand background checks on all gun buyers, according to an online Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.</p> <p>Those proposals were at the heart of President Barack Obama's package of recommendations to Congress on Wednesday designed to curb gun violence after last month's elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six adults.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/us-gun-restrictions-have-widespread-public-support-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Rifle Association Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735850 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama executive actions on gun violence are lawful - Holder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/obama-executive-actions-gun-violence-are-lawful-holder <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 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that President Barack Obama acted within his legal authority when Obama unveiled a set of executive actions to try to reduce gun violence.</p> <p>The chief U.S. law enforcement official and an Obama appointee, Holder spoke two days after Obama ordered more scientific research into gun violence and other changes.</p> <p>Some Republicans said Obama was improperly bypassing Congress, and at least one said Obama risked impeachment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/obama-executive-actions-gun-violence-are-lawful-holder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Hospitality Law Politics Presidency of Barack Obama United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736288 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-ANALYSIS-US Budget constraints limit Obama's second-term agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/analysis-us-budget-constraints-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> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeating with no change to text)</p> <p>* Experts say hard to carve out room for Obama priorities</p> <p>* Spending caps don't keep up with inflation, population</p> <p>* Could make it hard to boost mobility, competitiveness</p> <p>By Andy Sullivan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama starts his second term in office facing unprecedented budget constraints that will challenge his ability to implement his economic vision.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/analysis-us-budget-constraints-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Education Entertainment Environment Government Health Labor Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736505 at http://www.globalpost.com