Joe Biden http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23315/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 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. gun task force to meet this week with entertainment industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-gun-task-force-meet-week-entertainment-industry <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 8 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden is slated to meet with representatives from the entertainment industry this week to discuss the role that movies and video games play in gun violence in America, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The task force is meeting with a wide range of groups, including victims of gun violence and gun owners, as Biden works on recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Technology United States Senate Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731759 at http://www.globalpost.com NRA is among groups to meet Biden this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nra-among-groups-meet-biden-week <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 8 (Reuters) - The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, has been invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the NRA is "one of many" gun owner groups invited to meet with Biden on gun violence issues.</p> <p>The Biden task force is considering a ban on assault weapons and other measures as a way of reducing gun violence.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731751 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NRA, video game makers to meet with Biden gun task force this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-nra-video-game-makers-meet-biden-gun-task-force-week <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 and Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is slated to meet with Vice President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-nra-video-game-makers-meet-biden-gun-task-force-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:30:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731824 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 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 Thomson Reuters 5732245 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 NRA says Biden meeting used to attack gun rights, push restrictions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nra-says-biden-meeting-used-attack-gun-rights-push-restrictions <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 10 (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association charged on Thursday that talks with Vice President Joe Biden only covered ways to attack gun rights and push for restrictions on lawful owners of firearms.</p> <p>"We were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the Second Amendment," the NRA said after a representative from the powerful gun lobby group met with Biden as part of a task force examining ways to reduce gun violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/nra-says-biden-meeting-used-attack-gun-rights-push-restrictions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Joe Biden Law National Rifle Association Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732875 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Biden draws NRA ire in drive against gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-4-biden-draws-nra-ire-drive-against-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>* NRA gun rights lobby "disappointed" with Biden meeting</p> <p>* Holder meets with major retailers including Wal-Mart</p> <p>* Biden to give recommendations to Obama by Tuesday</p> <p>* Scientists decry limits on gun safety research</p> <p>By Steve Holland</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-4-biden-draws-nra-ire-drive-against-gun-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Joe Biden Law National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 20:45:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732844 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden eyeing technology in gun violence fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/biden-eyeing-technology-gun-violence-fight <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 Jeff Mason</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - As Vice President Joe Biden prepares a set of proposals to curb U.S. gun violence for delivery next week, he is taking a look at technology that would make it impossible for people to fire guns that they did not buy themselves.</p> <p>At a meeting with video game industry executives on Friday, Biden said he and other officials would meet with experts to explore ways to limit how and by whom guns are fired.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/biden-eyeing-technology-gun-violence-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Gun politics Health Joe Biden Joe Biden Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733454 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden to meet House members on U.S. gun proposals on Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/biden-meet-house-members-us-gun-proposals-monday <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 13 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden and members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet will meet on Monday with members of the U.S. House of Representatives as he prepares recommendations on how to curb a rash of gun violence in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/biden-meet-house-members-us-gun-proposals-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:15:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733974 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 UPDATE 2-Obama says to unveil gun-control proposals this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-obama-says-unveil-gun-control-proposals-week <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>* Proposals to be presented later this week</p> <p>* Mix of legislative, executive action</p> <p>* Says "responsible" gun owners have nothing to worry about</p> <p>By Jeff Mason and Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday he would review a set of "common sense steps" to reduce gun violence proposed by Vice President Joe Biden and announce a plan this week to pursue legislation and measures he could implement on his own.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-2-obama-says-unveil-gun-control-proposals-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734372 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-obama-unveil-gun-violence-measures-wednesday <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 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil on Wednesday a series of "concrete proposals" to counter gun violence that will include a push for an assault weapons ban and measures to strengthen background checks for gun buyers.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who led a task force that developed recommendations on the issue, would present the package of legislative and executive measures at a White House event at 11:45 a.m. (1645 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-obama-unveil-gun-violence-measures-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Joe Biden Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734965 at http://www.globalpost.com