Conservatism in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25969/all en US Supreme Court's Thomas breaks nearly 7-year court silence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-supreme-courts-thomas-breaks-nearly-7-year-court-silence <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 Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The silence is broken.</p> <p>For the first time in nearly seven years, Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday spoke to a lawyer presenting a case during oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.</p> <p>While his utterance was not in the form of a question and consisted of a mere four words, it breaks a silence dating to Feb. 22, 2006, during an argument over the admission of forensic evidence in a South Carolina death penalty case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/us-supreme-courts-thomas-breaks-nearly-7-year-court-silence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas Conservatism in the United States Gullah Hospitality Law Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734385 at http://www.globalpost.com Yes, it was a joke by US Supreme Court's Thomas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas <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 Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas broke his nearly seven-year silence during oral arguments last week, there was much speculation about what exactly he said. Just four cryptic words appeared in the court's unofficial transcript.</p> <p>Now it can be told: It was nine words and apparently a joke.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/yes-it-was-joke-us-supreme-courts-thomas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738563 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Republican Chambliss says retiring from US Senate because of gridlock http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-georgia-republican-senator-chambliss-retire-aide <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>* Was target of conservative Tea Party movement</p> <p>* Rebelled against anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist</p> <p>By Rachelle Younglai</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia announced on Friday he will not seek a third term in 2014, saying he was fed up with the partisan gridlock in Congress that has left the country lurching from one fiscal crisis to another.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-georgia-republican-senator-chambliss-retire-aide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chambliss Conservatism in the United States Entertainment Environment Georgia Health Labor Paul Broun Politics Politics of the United States Saxby Chambliss Saxby Chambliss Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:01:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739493 at http://www.globalpost.com British lawmakers approve gay marriage legislation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/british-lawmakers-approve-gay-marriage-legislation <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>British lawmakers voted in favour of legislation allowing gay marriage on Tuesday despite a split in Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative party.</p> <p>Members of parliament voted by 400 to 175 to approve the draft law allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales.</p> <p>In a late intervention just two hours before lawmakers voted, Cameron made a televised statement to say the move was about "making our society stronger".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/british-lawmakers-approve-gay-marriage-legislation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservatism in the United States Politics AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:01:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746828 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. high court stays out of Obama recess appointment issue, for now http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/us-high-court-stays-out-obama-recess-appointment-issue-now <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 Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a nursing home operator's emergency stay application that sought to seize upon legal confusion over President Barack Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.</p> <p>The court order stated the application had been denied. It offered no further explanation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/us-high-court-stays-out-obama-recess-appointment-issue-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Government Hospitality Labor Law Politics United States courts of appeals Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748273 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama urges humility amid Washington dysfunction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obama-urges-humility-amid-washington-dysfunction <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>After a morning of scripture and piety, President Barack Obama on Thursday lamented that an annual National Prayer Breakfast had a "shelf life" measured in minutes in poisoned US politics.</p> <p>Obama, headlining the annual multi-faith event, called on his fellow political leaders to show humility and to work together despite often fierce disagreements in the US capital's partisan swamp.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/obama-urges-humility-amid-washington-dysfunction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Conservatism in the United States United States AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:16:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748960 at http://www.globalpost.com To some Democrats in Congress, Obama is a new man http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/some-democrats-congress-obama-new-man <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>LEESBURG, Va. Feb 7 (Reuters) - Democrats in Congress have always had some gripes with their president, Barack Obama. He doesn't call. He doesn't schmooze. He's not tough enough with Republicans.</p> <p>But this year, the complaints, as well as the complainers, are fewer than ever, with some of his old critics confessing that they're starting to come around.</p> <p>That's the message from the annual retreat in suburban Virginia of Democratic members of the House of Representatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/some-democrats-congress-obama-new-man" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Conservatism in the United States Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749418 at http://www.globalpost.com Republican rebrand: is it more than skin deep? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/republican-rebrand-it-more-skin-deep <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 Republicans are rebranding themselves in the wake of last year's defeat, but the makeover is looking less like a genuine bid to woo women and minorities and more like a civil war within the party.</p> <p>The party was hammered in the November election, with voters rejecting Republican nominee Mitt Romney's harsh rhetoric on immigration, the poor and big government. Democrats retained the White House and gained seats in both the Senate and the Republican-led House of Representatives.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/republican-rebrand-it-more-skin-deep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Entertainment Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Tea Party movement AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 07:46:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751549 at http://www.globalpost.com Alito again absent from Obama's State of the Union speech http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/alito-again-absent-obamas-state-the-union-speech <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 Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - It has been three years since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito seized the limelight during one of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches.</p> <p>He has not been back since.</p> <p>The annual address on Tuesday marked the third year in a row that Alito has not attended the event. He was one of three justices - the others being fellow conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas - who were no-shows.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/alito-again-absent-obamas-state-the-union-speech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Samuel Alito Supreme Court of the United States United States courts of appeals Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:36:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754603 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. top court limits police detentions far from crime scene http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-top-court-limits-police-detentions-far-crime-scene <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>* No probable cause to detain man a mile away</p> <p>* 6-3 ruling did not follow typical ideological divide</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for police to detain people far away from a suspected crime scene when the only justification for the detention is to make it safer and easier to conduct a search of the scene.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/us-top-court-limits-police-detentions-far-crime-scene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States United States courts of appeals Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760507 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Police use of DNA samples at issue in U.S. Supreme Court case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-police-use-dna-samples-at-issue-us-supreme-court-case <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>* Police authority to take samples from suspects is at stake</p> <p>* Critics claim violation of privacy rights (Updates with oral argument)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - In a case that spotlights the growing use of genetic data by law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Supreme Court wrestled on Tuesday with the question of when a DNA sample may be taken from a suspect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-police-use-dna-samples-at-issue-us-supreme-court-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biometrics Business Conservatism in the United States DNA Hospitality Law Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767672 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Conservatives on U.S. high court cast doubt on voting law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-conservatives-us-high-court-cast-doubt-voting-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>* Alabama county challenges need for key part of 1965 law</p> <p>* Liberals mount spirited defense of law</p> <p>* Justices Scalia and Kagan clash on the bench</p> <p>* Ruling expected by end of June (Adds quotes, details)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/update-1-conservatives-us-high-court-cast-doubt-voting-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Donald Verrilli Jr. Entertainment Hospitality Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:45:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5768718 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court takes up voting rights law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-supreme-court-takes-voting-rights-law-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>The US Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared ready to overturn, at least in part, a voting rights law that guards against racial discrimination in US states with a segregationist past.</p> <p>At issue is the 1965 law's Section 5, which requires nine mainly southern states and local governments in seven other states to obtain Justice Department approval for any changes in their electoral codes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/us-supreme-court-takes-voting-rights-law-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Hospitality Law Politics Social Issues Supreme Court of the United States United States courts of appeals AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:46:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5768887 at http://www.globalpost.com US conservative confab confronts Republican rifts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-conservative-confab-confronts-republican-rifts <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>Still nursing election wounds, soul-searching Republicans gathered Thursday at the first conservative casting call for the US presidential election in 2016, with the party divided over how to broaden its appeal.</p> <p>Several prospective White House candidates including Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Paul Ryan lined up for a chance to address the Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington, as did Republican heavyweights Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-conservative-confab-confronts-republican-rifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservatism in the United States Environment Health Politics Politics of the United States Republican Party (United States) presidential primaries Social Issues AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:00:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783913 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Americas News Agenda for March 16 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/afp-americas-news-agenda-march-16 <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>Duty Editor: Veronika Oleksyn</p> <p> Tel: + 1 202 414 0541</p> <p>What's happening in the Americas on Saturday:</p> <p>+ Sarah Palin speaks to US conservatives</p> <p>WASHINGTON: Former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual three-day gathering attracting thousands of right-of-center activists that wraps up Saturday. 1300 GMT. Picture (US-POLITICS-CONSERVATIVES)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/afp-americas-news-agenda-march-16" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservatism in the United States Politics of the United States Technology United States AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784910 at http://www.globalpost.com