Political parties in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24793/all en More Americans siding with Democrats, Republicans lag - poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/more-americans-siding-democrats-republicans-lag-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>* Democrats outpoll Republicans 47 pct to 42 pct</p> <p>* But 40 pct identify themselves as independent</p> <p>By Susan Heavey</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Democrats have regained the edge over Republicans among U.S. adults expressing a party preference even as a growing number of Americans say they are politically independent, a poll released on Wednesday showed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/more-americans-siding-democrats-republicans-lag-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Democratic Party Political parties in the United States Republican Party Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732226 at http://www.globalpost.com COLUMN-Cooperation isn't coming to Washington - it's already arrived http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/column-cooperation-isnt-coming-washington-its-already-arrived <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 Anatole Kaletsky</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives decision to suspend the Treasury debt limit is the most important political event in America since President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/column-cooperation-isnt-coming-washington-its-already-arrived" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 01:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738633 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. business urges Obama pursue new trade negotiating power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/us-business-urges-obama-pursue-new-trade-negotiating-power <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 Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. business group urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to build on trade successes of the past two years by seeking legislation that would allow him to submit trade deals to Congress for straight up-or-down votes without amendments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/us-business-urges-obama-pursue-new-trade-negotiating-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health International trade Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:45:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739083 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 Thomson Reuters 5739692 at http://www.globalpost.com Bruised U.S. Republicans vow to give party's image a makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/bruised-us-republicans-vow-give-partys-image-makeover <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>* Republicans aim to broaden appeal among minorities, women</p> <p>* Changes needed to win future elections, Republicans say</p> <p>* Leaders vow to improve technology, voter turnout efforts</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan 25 (Reuters) - Bruised and divided by November's election losses, Republican leaders emerged from a series of self-analysis and strategy sessions this week with the outlines of a game plan to reverse voting trends that favor Democrats.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/bruised-us-republicans-vow-give-partys-image-makeover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739698 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Leading U.S. Senate liberal Harkin of Iowa to retire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-democratic-us-senator-harkin-will-not-seek-re-election <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>* Harkin is third senator to announce upcoming retirement</p> <p>* Obama praises Harkin for helping people with disabilities</p> <p>* Party officials say ample time to find strong candidate</p> <p>By Kay Henderson</p> <p>DES MOINES, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, a veteran Iowa Democrat and one of the most liberal senators, said on Saturday he will not seek re-election in 2014, putting at risk what was considered a safe Democratic seat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-democratic-us-senator-harkin-will-not-seek-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Education Entertainment Environment Health Iowa Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues State governments of the United States Tom Harkin Tom Harkin Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739886 at http://www.globalpost.com Feinstein encourages Hillary Clinton to run for US president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/feinstein-encourages-hillary-clinton-run-us-president <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 27 (Reuters) - One of the most prominent women in the Democratic Party on Sunday encouraged outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to mount a White House run in 2016 to try to become the first woman president.</p> <p>"I am a fan," California Senator Dianne Feinstein said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. "I would love it if she would run."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/feinstein-encourages-hillary-clinton-run-us-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States United States Senate Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740242 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-ANALYSIS-For Republicans, a world turned 'upside down' on immigration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-republicans-world-turned-upside-down-immigration <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>(Repeats with no change in text)</p> <p>* Republican leaders' shift on immigration after election</p> <p>* Some fear party risks irrelevancy by alienating Hispanics</p> <p>* Bipartisan plan's biggest hurdle likely to come in House</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - What a difference one brutally disappointing election can make.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/analysis-republicans-world-turned-upside-down-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740873 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-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>* Obama, Republicans differ on border security</p> <p>* Immigration suddenly a priority in Washington</p> <p>* US has 11 million illegal immigrants</p> <p>* Obama launches immigration reform in Las Vegas (Adds more details)</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>LAS VEGAS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-obama-tread-carefully-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Immigration law Immigration reform Labor Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama Reform Social Issues Sons of the American Revolution Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741014 at http://www.globalpost.com Passion in US lower house immigration debate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/passion-us-lower-house-immigration-debate <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>US lawmakers debated plans on Tuesday to build a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who remade their lives in America but found themselves at the heart of a fierce debate.</p> <p>President Barack Obama and a group of Republican and Democratic senators have submitted plans for reform, but as the House of Representatives took up the issue, there were signs the bipartisan facade is coming under strain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/passion-us-lower-house-immigration-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crimes Human migration Law Political parties in the United States Politics Social Issues AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:16:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746947 at http://www.globalpost.com Republicans seek delay to Hagel confirmation vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/republicans-seek-delay-hagel-confirmation-vote <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>Two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday they have sought a delay to a Senate committee vote on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next US secretary of defense.</p> <p>Senators Lindsey Graham and James Inhofe told reporters the vote had been expected for Thursday, but Graham said he had yet to receive key information about compensation payments that Hagel received for some of his speeches.</p> <p>Graham told reporters he would prefer not to vote on the nomination "until I feel like we have the information we need to make an informed decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/republicans-seek-delay-hagel-confirmation-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Political parties in the United States AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:00:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748119 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Obama's CIA nominee facing tough questions from Senate Democrats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/obamas-cia-nominee-facing-tough-questions-senate-democrats <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 wrong day in paragraph 7.)</p> <p>By Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Some of the toughest questioning of John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the CIA, may come from the president's fellow Democrats, not hostile Republicans, at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/obamas-cia-nominee-facing-tough-questions-senate-democrats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States War Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 06:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748491 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel confirmation hearing set for Tuesday: aide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/hagel-confirmation-hearing-set-tuesday-aide <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>The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet Tuesday to consider the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the new US defense secretary, an aide to the committee chairman said.</p> <p>Ex-senator Hagel has encountered stiff opposition from fellow Republicans who expressed concern about his positions on Iran, Israel and the US surge of troops during the Iraq war.</p> <p>Last week committee chairman Senator Carl Levin postponed a committee vote on the nomination after Republican members demanded more information from Hagel, including the sources of payments for speeches he gave in recent years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/hagel-confirmation-hearing-set-tuesday-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Political parties in the United States Politics AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752879 at http://www.globalpost.com Hagel defense nomination passes Senate panel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hagel-defense-nomination-passes-senate-panel-0 <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>A divided US Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel as the next US secretary of defense on Tuesday, a key step in a process that could see the controversial nominee confirmed as early as this week.</p> <p>The Senate Armed Services Committee split along party lines by 14 votes to 11, to narrowly approve the former Republican senator whose positions on Iran, Israel and the Iraq war sparked concerns by fellow conservatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/hagel-defense-nomination-passes-senate-panel-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel International Republican Institute Political parties in the United States AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:15:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753998 at http://www.globalpost.com In rebuttal to Obama, Senator Rubio tries to soften Republicans' tone http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rebuttal-obama-senator-rubio-tries-soften-republicans-tone <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>* Speech raises profile of possible presidential candidate</p> <p>* Rubio rejects Obama call for tax increases on rich</p> <p>* Senator delivers speech in Spanish to some audiences</p> <p>By Richard Cowan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/rebuttal-obama-senator-rubio-tries-soften-republicans-tone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Labor Law Marco Rubio Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:46:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755151 at http://www.globalpost.com