Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25891/all en UPDATE 1-US Supreme Court declines to hear Republican voting challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-supreme-court-declines-hear-republican-voting-chall <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>* 1982 decree intended to stop alleged ballot box abuse</p> <p>* Republicans cited free speech, voter fraud in bid to end decree (Adds paragraphs 3-9, case citation, byline)</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a legal challenge by the Republican National Committee to dissolve a 1982 decree designed to stop the improper suppression of voting by particular groups.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-us-supreme-court-declines-hear-republican-voting-chall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Caging Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States U.S. Supreme Court Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:30:48 +0000 5734194 at http://www.globalpost.com Sen. Schumer says hopes for quick U.S. immigration bill approval http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/sen-schumer-says-hopes-quick-us-immigration-bill-approval <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 28 (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate hope to put immigration reform legislation on a fast-track, possibly passing a bill by the middle of this year, Senator Charles Schumer of New York said on Monday.</p> <p>Schumer, speaking to reporters about the outline of a newly unveiled bipartisan reform bill, said he hoped such legislation could clear the Senate by late spring or summer. (Reporting by Rachelle Younglai; Editing by Will Dunham)</p> Chuck Schumer Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Video game censorship Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:15:28 +0000 5740722 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Amid questions, U.S. Senate begins hearings on gun control http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/amid-questions-us-senate-begins-hearings-gun-control <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 changes to story)</p> <p>* Obama's plan to face stiff test on Capitol Hill</p> <p>* Gun-rights groups oppose much of White House's package</p> <p>* Improved background checks seen as most likely to win approval</p> <p>* Advisory: Hearing begins at 10 a.m. EST</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/amid-questions-us-senate-begins-hearings-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Gun politics in the United States Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:15:21 +0000 5741369 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Giffords makes emotional plea as US lawmakers confront gun violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-us-senate-begin-hearings-gun-control-after-school-mass <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>* Former Arizona congresswoman was wounded in 2011</p> <p>* Senate holds 1st gun hearing since Dec. 14 school massacre</p> <p>* Obama's gun control plan faces stern challenge in Congress</p> <p>* NRA executive calls for better prosecution of current laws (Adds details, quotes throughout)</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-us-senate-begin-hearings-gun-control-after-school-mass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Gabrielle Giffords Gun politics in the United States Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:45:26 +0000 5741526 at http://www.globalpost.com House lawmakers mull path to citizenship for illegal immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/refile-us-house-lawmakers-mull-path-citizenship-illegal-immigra <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 Rachelle Younglai</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting to craft a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a way to become citizens, House aides said on Thursday, mirroring an effort in the Senate.</p> <p>One of the aides said the House legislation would be tougher in some ways than the plan put forward on Monday by four Democrats and four Republicans in the U.S. Senate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/refile-us-house-lawmakers-mull-path-citizenship-illegal-immigra" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chuck Schumer Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Labor Law Social Issues Video game censorship Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 02:00:44 +0000 5742450 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate votes to renew, expand Violence Against Women Act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-votes-renew-expand-violence-against-women-act <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 Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - With strong bipartisan support, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a White House-backed bill to expand and renew a landmark 1994 law to combat domestic violence.</p> <p>On a 78-22 vote - with 23 Republicans joining 53 Democrats and two independents - the Senate sent the measure to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act to the Republican-led House of Representative for consideration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/us-senate-votes-renew-expand-violence-against-women-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Health Middlesex, Vermont Politics Social Issues Violence against women Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:15:43 +0000 5755174 at http://www.globalpost.com US conservative mail paints former Bush guru as Nazi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/us-conservative-mail-paints-former-bush-guru-nazi <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 spat between grassroots American conservatives and mainstream Republicans got nastier Tuesday when a group sent out a fundraising email portraying a leading party figure in Nazi uniform.</p> <p>The mail from the "Tea Party Patriots" featured a photo montage of Karl Rove -- who was former president George W. Bush's chief strategist and is still a key Republican heavyweight -- as an officer in Adolf Hitler's SS.</p> <p>The image is captioned "Reichsfuhrer SS" with "K.Rove" printed below in a different font. A Nazi swastika is visible on the uniform pocket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/us-conservative-mail-paints-former-bush-guru-nazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Karl Rove Politics of the United States Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:30:45 +0000 5760422 at http://www.globalpost.com US conservative email paints ex-Bush guru as Nazi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/us-conservative-email-paints-ex-bush-guru-nazi <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 spat between grassroots American conservatives and mainstream Republicans got nastier Tuesday when a group sent out a fundraising email portraying a leading party figure in Nazi uniform.</p> <p>The mail from Tea Party Patriots featured a photo montage of Karl Rove -- who was former president George W. Bush's chief strategist and is still a key Republican heavyweight -- as an officer in Adolf Hitler's SS.</p> <p>The image bears the marking "Reichsfuhrer SS" with "K.Rove" printed below. A Nazi swastika is visible on the uniform pocket.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/us-conservative-email-paints-ex-bush-guru-nazi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Karl Rove Politics of the United States Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:31:12 +0000 5760471 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Gingrich's jab at Rove shows conflicts within Republicans' makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/gingrichs-jab-at-rove-shows-conflicts-within-republicans-makeov <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--> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Health Jab Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:30:24 +0000 5761771 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Gingrich's jab at Rove shows conflicts within Republicans' makeover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/rpt-gingrichs-jab-at-rove-shows-conflicts-within-republicans-ma <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 still seeking answers after Obama victory</p> <p>* Party aims to appeal more to women and minorities</p> <p>* Is it the conservative message or merely how it is cast?</p> <p>* Republicans tout successes on state level</p> <p>By David Lindsey and Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/rpt-gingrichs-jab-at-rove-shows-conflicts-within-republicans-ma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Entertainment Environment Health Political parties in the United States Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:45:35 +0000 5762065 at http://www.globalpost.com In separating gun-control bills, Democrats reveal strategy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/separating-gun-control-bills-democrats-reveal-strategy <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 broken into four bills to improve odds for some</p> <p>* Strategy suggests ban on assault weapons unlikely to pass</p> <p>* Senate committee to vote as early as Thursday</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate have spread his gun-control proposals across four bills in an effort to get at least some of the less controversial measures - such as expanded background checks for gun buyers - passed into law.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/separating-gun-control-bills-democrats-reveal-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Politics of the United States United States Senate Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:45:03 +0000 5767884 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-U.S. high court to weigh ongoing validity of voting rights law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/refile-us-high-court-weigh-ongoing-validity-voting-rights-law <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 changes to story)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will consider whether to strike down a key provision of a federal law designed to protect minority voters.</p> <p>During the one-hour oral argument, the nine justices will hear the claim made by officials from Shelby County, Alabama, that Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is no longer needed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/refile-us-high-court-weigh-ongoing-validity-voting-rights-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Health Hospitality Labor Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Voting Rights Act Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 00:30:12 +0000 5767910 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-Senator Schumer says no dice for high-skilled immigration bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/senator-schumer-says-no-dice-high-skilled-immigration-bill <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>(Corrects name of group from Internet Alliance to Internet Association in paragraph 2)</p> <p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - Senator Charles Schumer, a member of a bipartisan group crafting comprehensive U.S. immigration reform, urged technology firms on Tuesday to stop lobbying for a standalone bill on high-skilled immigrants, saying such narrow legislation would not pass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/senator-schumer-says-no-dice-high-skilled-immigration-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Social Issues Technology Video game censorship Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 00:00:48 +0000 5774459 at http://www.globalpost.com Key U.S. Republican says he may back two gun-control bills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/key-us-republican-says-he-may-back-two-gun-control-bills <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>* Iowa's Grassley warm to school security, anti-trafficking plans</p> <p>* For proposed ban on "assault" weapons, another hurdle</p> <p>* Senate Judiciary Committee takes up four bills on Thursday</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The top Republican on the Democrat-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday that he may back at least two of the four gun-control bills that the panel will consider this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/key-us-republican-says-he-may-back-two-gun-control-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Charles Grassley Chuck Grassley Chuck Schumer Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Law Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:30:38 +0000 5774532 at http://www.globalpost.com Gun-control drive to get first votes in U.S. Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/gun-control-drive-get-first-votes-us-congress <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>* Democratic-led panel expected to back four bills</p> <p>* But unclear which if any of them will win Senate approval</p> <p>* Dispute arises over background checks for gun owners</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - Less than three months after the Connecticut school shooting, a campaign to tighten U.S. gun laws that is backed by President Barack Obama will go to its first votes in Congress on Thursday when a U.S. Senate panel meets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/gun-control-drive-get-first-votes-us-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Middlesex, Vermont Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:15:10 +0000 5775753 at http://www.globalpost.com