Politics of the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24379/all en 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 CORRECTED-Teachers in Ohio, Texas flock to free gun training classes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/corrected-teachers-ohio-texas-flock-free-gun-training-classes <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>(Removes Texas reference from paragraph 11)</p> <p>* Advocates: Armed teachers could have stopped Conn. tragedy</p> <p>* Texas legislator: should be easier for teachers to carry</p> <p>* Some educators protest; teachers still seek training</p> <p>By Kim Palmer and Jim Forsyth</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/corrected-teachers-ohio-texas-flock-free-gun-training-classes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Gun politics in the United States Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:30:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731634 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 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 Thomson Reuters 5731834 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. judges look favorably on Obama gun reporting rule http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-judges-look-favorably-obama-gun-reporting-rule <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>* Rule tells retailers to report multiple rifle sales</p> <p>* Court doubts their claim that measure is burdensome</p> <p>By David Ingram</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court signaled on Wednesday it was prepared to uphold a regulation designed to detect the sale of semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels, one of the few gun control measures put forward so far by the Obama administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/us-judges-look-favorably-obama-gun-reporting-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Business Gun politics in the United States Labor Law Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732279 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Latina pioneer Solis resigning as US labor secretary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-latina-pioneer-solis-resigning-us-labor-secretary <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 Steve Holland</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, the first Latina to head a major U.S. federal agency, announced plans to resign on Wednesday, just as President Barack Obama faces questions about a lack of women in his second-term leadership team.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-latina-pioneer-solis-resigning-us-labor-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:30:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732380 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Biden says Obama could use executive orders to restrict guns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-biden-says-obama-could-use-executive-orders-restrict-g <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>* Biden says 'critically important' to act on guns</p> <p>* Gun control lobby NRA headed to White House on Thursday</p> <p>* Wal-Mart, the top U.S. gun seller, will attend meeting</p> <p>By John Whitesides and Mark Felsenthal</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/wrapup-2-biden-says-obama-could-use-executive-orders-restrict-g" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 22:00:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732366 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama relying on bigger checks for smaller inauguration party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-relying-bigger-checks-smaller-inauguration-party <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>* Seeking $1 million donations from business</p> <p>* Contrasts with rhetoric on money in politics</p> <p>* Government contractors and campaign vendors pony up</p> <p>By Andy Sullivan</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who has tried to limit the influence of money in politics, is relying on federal contractors and businesses that profited from his campaign to pay as much as $1 million for his inauguration party later this month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-relying-bigger-checks-smaller-inauguration-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Health Hospitality Inauguration of Barack Obama Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732497 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama to announce Lew nomination as Treasury chief Thursday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-announce-lew-nomination-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>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama plans to announce his nomination of White House chief of staff and budget expert Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday at an event at 1:30 p.m. ET (1330 GMT), a White House official said.</p> <p>Lew, 57, will take the lead on difficult negotiations with Congress on how to cut the nation's looming debt and rein in spending - a central challenge for Obama's second term.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/obama-announce-lew-nomination-treasury-chief-thursday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:15:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732554 at http://www.globalpost.com Scientists urge end to limits on US gun safety research http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/scientists-urge-end-limits-us-gun-safety-research <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>* Biden's task force to make recommendations on Tuesday</p> <p>* Congress has slashed gun violence research funding</p> <p>By Peter Henderson</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Research restrictions pushed by the National Rifle Association have stopped the United States from finding solutions to firearms violence, more than a hundred scientists from virtually every major U.S. university told Vice President Joe Biden's task force on gun violence in a letter on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/scientists-urge-end-limits-us-gun-safety-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Gun politics Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:45:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732786 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 Treasury nominee Lew's loopy signature gives Obama pause http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/treasury-nominee-lews-loopy-signature-gives-obama-pause <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 10 (Reuters) - Fortunately, clear cursive writing is not a prerequisite for promotion to the highest echelons of the U.S. government.</p> <p>President Barack Obama joked on Thursday that he considered taking back his offer to make White House chief of staff Jack Lew his next Treasury secretary after seeing - thanks to media reports - his loopy, illegible signature.</p> <p>The Treasury secretary's signature appears on U.S. currency, a fact that apparently gave Obama pause.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/treasury-nominee-lews-loopy-signature-gives-obama-pause" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Council on Foreign Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health Jack Lew Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:00:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732909 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 America's first black president criticized for white male cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/americas-first-black-president-criticized-white-male-cabinet <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 Ian Simpson</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The first black U.S. president is coming under fire from some of his own Democratic Party for naming a stream of white men to key cabinet and leadership posts in his second administration.</p> <p>President Barack Obama on Thursday named Jack Lew as his Treasury secretary, the fourth white male he has named to the most prized cabinet posts in recent weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/americas-first-black-president-criticized-white-male-cabinet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:30:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732942 at http://www.globalpost.com America's first black president criticized for white male cabinet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/americas-first-black-president-criticized-white-male-cabinet-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>(Refiles with no changes to text)</p> <p>By Ian Simpson</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The first black U.S. president is coming under fire from some of his own Democratic Party for naming a stream of white men to key cabinet and leadership posts in his second administration.</p> <p>President Barack Obama on Thursday named Jack Lew as his Treasury secretary, the fourth white male he has named to the most prized cabinet posts in recent weeks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/americas-first-black-president-criticized-white-male-cabinet-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732946 at http://www.globalpost.com