Barack Obama http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23314/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 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 Thomson Reuters 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <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/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731501 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. 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McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 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 Thomson Reuters 5731543 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 Thomson Reuters 5731927 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 Thomson Reuters 5732205 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/blank-headline-received-1 <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 HOPES SENATE WILL CONFIRM LEW AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE</p> Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:16:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732808 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/blank-headline-received-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>PRESIDENT OBAMA TO HOLD NEWS CONFERENCE AT 11:15 A.M. -WHITE HOUSE</p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734163 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama says Biden presented sensible ways to reduce gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-biden-presented-sensible-ways-reduce-gun-violence <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 Vice President Joe Biden has developed a list of sensible, common-sense measures to reduce gun violence and he would consider them.</p> <p>Obama told reporters at a news conference that stronger background checks and control of high-capacity magazine clips and a ban on assault weapons were proposals that he believed made sense.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-biden-presented-sensible-ways-reduce-gun-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Joe Biden Joe Biden United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734258 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: Government shutdown over debt ceiling would harm economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-government-shutdown-over-debt-ceiling-would-harm-economy <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 the U.S. economy would be damaged if a Washington impasse over raising the debt ceiling led to a government shutdown.</p> <p>"My hope is that common sense prevails," Obama said at a news conference.</p> <p>Obama said it is possible that the Republican-led House of Representatives could vote against raising the debt ceiling.</p> <p>If a government shutdown results, "It will damage our economy," he said.</p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Government United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:45:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734282 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama says some gun proposals need legislation, some do not http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-some-gun-proposals-need-legislation-some-do-not <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 some of Vice President Joe Biden's proposals to reduce gun violence will require congressional approval but that some of them could be done through presidential executive orders.</p> <p>Obama was not specific at his White House news conference on what steps can be taken through executive action. An assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips and stronger background checks would presumably require congressional approval.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/obama-says-some-gun-proposals-need-legislation-some-do-not" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Politics United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734270 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0500 GMT, Jan 15 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0500-gmt-jan-15 <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>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiations with Republicans over raising the U.S. borrowing limit, accusing his opponents of trying to extract a ransom for not ruining the economy in the latest fiscal fight.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BAMAKO - West African defence chiefs will on Tuesday approve plans to speed the deployment of African troops against Islamist rebels in northern Mali, with some regional soldiers seen arriving next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0500-gmt-jan-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Government Human Interest Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734549 at http://www.globalpost.com