Luo people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23775/BF_WIDGET_SRC en 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 5734270 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urges speedy action on gun control measures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/obama-urges-speedy-action-gun-control-measures <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 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for speedy action on gun control measures and vowed to use "whatever weight this office holds" to make them a reality.</p> <p>"We can't put this off any longer," Obama said in urging Congress to approve measures requiring universal background checks on gun buyers, and banning assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.</p> <p>Obama said every day the United States waits to act, the number of people killed from gun violence will keep growing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/obama-urges-speedy-action-gun-control-measures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Luo people Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:23:59 +0000 5735147 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama tells Cameron wants Britain in "strong European Union" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-33 <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) - President Barack Obama told British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday that the United States "values a strong UK in a strong European Union," the White House said.</p> <p>Cameron, who has faced calls from some in his own party for a referendum on whether Britain should exit the EU, postponed on Thursday a much-anticipated speech on Britain's future role in the EU because of the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas plant where Britons and Americans are believed to be among those held.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-33" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Luo people Politics War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:15:25 +0000 5735858 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 9-Confident Obama lays out battle plan as he launches second term http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-facing-challenges-obama-kicks-second-term-at-public-in Obama's ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol was filled with traditional pomp and pageantry, but it was a scaled-back inauguration compared to the historic start of his presidency in 2009 when he swept into office on a mantle of hope and change as America's first black president<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-facing-challenges-obama-kicks-second-term-at-public-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Human Interest Human migration Illinois January events Labor Law Luo people Politics Social Issues United States United States presidential inaugurations Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 5737244 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's ball: No room to dance, but a night to remember http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/obamas-ball-no-room-dance-night-remember <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 Andy Sullivan and Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Whoever coined the term "to the victor goes the spoils" did not have President Barack Obama's official inauguration party in mind.</p> <p>They knocked on doors for him and helped him win re-election, but when Obama supporters put on their tuxedos and ball gowns to celebrate the start of his second term in office, they feasted on pretzels, peanuts and Cheez-its.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/obamas-ball-no-room-dance-night-remember" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 5737563 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama supports Pentagon decision to allow women serve in combat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-4 <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 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama fully supports the Pentagon's decision to lift a ban on women serving in frontline combat roles, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Thursday.</p> <p>Ahead of the Pentagon's formal announcement later on Thursday, Carney told reporters Obama is "very pleased" with the decision and "fully supports this effort to expand opportunities for women."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/blank-headline-received-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:36:24 +0000 5738846 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Obama to launch immigration push in Nevada next week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-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>* Immigration reform part of second-term agenda</p> <p>* Republicans willing, need to attract Latino voters</p> <p>* Obama says "no excuse for stalling or delay" (Adds comment about Senate plan)</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to launch his second-term push for a U.S. immigration overhaul during a visit to Nevada next week and will make it a high priority to win congressional approval of a reform package this year, the White House said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-obama-launch-immigration-push-nevada-next-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:00:45 +0000 5739692 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Schedule at 0200 GMT/9 PM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9-pm-et <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>Editor: Paul Tait + 612 9373 1801</p> <p>Picture Desk: Singapore + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Graphics queries: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Egypt deploys troops on anniversary of uprising</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-0200-gmt9-pm-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Luo people Politics Technology United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 03:15:15 +0000 5739740 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Schedule at 0600 GMT/1 A.M. ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt1-am-et <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>Editor: Paul Tait + 612 9373 1801</p> <p>Picture Desk: Singapore + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Graphics queries: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Egypt deploys troops on anniversary of uprising</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt1-am-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Luo people Politics Technology United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 06:30:30 +0000 5739756 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Schedule at 1100 GMT/6 A.M. ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-1100-gmt6-am-et <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>Editor: Mark Heinrich + 44 207 542 7918</p> <p>Picture Desk: Singapore + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Graphics queries: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Eight die in Egyptian clashes over death sentences</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-world-news-schedule-at-1100-gmt6-am-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Davos Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Luo people Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:30:23 +0000 5739785 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama: if Congress doesn't act on immigration, he will push own plan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/blank-headline-received-14 <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>LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that if Congress is unable to act in a timely fashion on changing U.S. immigration laws, he will propose legislation of his own and demand lawmakers vote on it.</p> <p>Pledging swift action, Obama said in a speech that Washington should have the resolve to "finally put this issue behind us." (Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Editing by Will Dunham)</p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Luo people Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:32 +0000 5741205 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-White House disbands jobs council despite slow employment growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-white-house-shutters-jobs-council-citing-progress-issu <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 31 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday disbanded President Barack Obama's jobs council, a group of high-profile chief executives who gave advice on how to spur employment growth, even as 12 million Americans remain out of work.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said the council was set up with a two-year lifespan that was now expiring.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-white-house-shutters-jobs-council-citing-progress-issu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Luo people Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues United States United States House of Representatives White House Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:01:01 +0000 5741899 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urges Boy Scouts to end gay ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/obama-urges-boy-scouts-end-gay-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Barack Obama said in an interview Sunday that the Boy Scouts of America should end its controversial ban on gays and lesbians when its national executive board takes up the issue next week.</p> <p>"My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life," Obama told CBS News in a pre-Super Bowl interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/obama-urges-boy-scouts-end-gay-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Hospitality Law Luo people Politics Social Issues United States AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:31:42 +0000 5744899 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to propose short term package to put off spending cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/blank-headline-received-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>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will propose that Congress pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms to put off the "harmful consequences" of huge automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester" for a few months, a White House official said.</p> <p>"Uncertainty around the sequester is already having a negative impact on our economic growth, and if it was to take effect it would cost hundreds of thousands of American jobs and have devastating impacts on our economy," the official said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/blank-headline-received-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Luo people Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:00:19 +0000 5746532 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama proposes short-term budget fix, Republicans swiftly object http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-obama-propose-short-term-package-put-spending-cuts <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>* Without a deal, spending cuts to go into effect on March 1</p> <p>* Republican leaders reject a deal with more tax revenue</p> <p>* Obama says broad proposals from last year on the table</p> <p>By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a small package of spending cuts and tax reforms to delay larger, automatic cuts from going into effect and damaging the economy on March 1.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/update-1-obama-propose-short-term-package-put-spending-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Labor Luo people Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:00:04 +0000 5746606 at http://www.globalpost.com