African American women in politics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29375/all en Obama tapped Kerry for secretary of state before Rice quit - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report <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 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama offered Senator John Kerry the job of secretary of state a week before Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from contention, the Boston Globe reported on Friday.</p> <p>"He called me, actually a week before Susan got out of the thing," Kerry told the newspaper, offering a timeline earlier than previously reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Business Dudley–Winthrop family Entertainment Environment Health Politics United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743534 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama tapped Kerry for secretary of state before Rice quit -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report <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>(Updates with Kerry statement, paragraphs 4-7)</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama offered Senator John Kerry the job of secretary of state a week before Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, withdrew her name from contention, the Boston Globe reported on Friday.</p> <p>"He called me, actually a week before Susan got out of the thing," Kerry told the newspaper, offering a timeline earlier than previously reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-obama-tapped-kerry-secretary-state-rice-quit-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Business Entertainment Environment Health John Kerry Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743723 at http://www.globalpost.com 'No one lied' about Benghazi attack, Kerry vows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/no-one-lied-about-benghazi-attack-kerry-vows <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 Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Wednesday that nobody had lied about last year's attack on a US mission in Libya that killed four Americans, and urged US lawmakers to move on.</p> <p>The former senator found the tables turned as he was grilled about the hot-button issue by his old congressional colleagues during his defense of the State Department's 2014 budget request before the House foreign affairs committee.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130417/no-one-lied-about-benghazi-attack-kerry-vows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Dudley–Winthrop family Forbes family War AFP Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:16:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5818606 at http://www.globalpost.com House committee issues subpoena for Benghazi documents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/house-committee-issues-subpoena-benghazi-documents <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 Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a congressional oversight committee ordered the U.S. State Department on Tuesday to provide documents related to "talking points" used to discuss September's Benghazi attacks during subsequent television appearances.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/house-committee-issues-subpoena-benghazi-documents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Politics Politics of the United States Presidents of the United Nations Security Council War Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 23:31:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5847790 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington D.C. former council member pleads guilty to bribery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/washington-dc-former-council-member-pleads-guilty-bribery <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 (Reuters) - A former District of Columbia city council member pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal bribery charge in the latest financial scandal involving local officials in the U.S. capital.</p> <p>Michael Brown, the son of late U.S. Commerce Secretary Ron Brown, was charged on Friday with taking $55,000 from businessmen while in office in exchange for helping them get a government contracting certification. The businessmen were undercover FBI agents.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130610/washington-dc-former-council-member-pleads-guilty-bribery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:46:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5854746 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice leaves UN angry over Syria conflict 'disgrace' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/rice-leaves-un-angry-over-syria-conflict-disgrace <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 ambassador Susan Rice left the United Nations on Tuesday slamming the Security Council's failure to act over the worsening Syria conflict as a "moral and strategic disgrace."</p> <p>But while Rice criticized Russia and China for their veto of resolutions on the Syria war, she said it was not inevitable that relations with Russia would continue to sour.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/rice-leaves-un-angry-over-syria-conflict-disgrace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Business Environment Health International relations Politics Susan Rice AFP Wed, 26 Jun 2013 02:02:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5867585 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama's U.N. nominee calls inaction on Syria 'disgrace' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/obamas-un-nominee-calls-world-bodys-inaction-syria-disgrace <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 Patricia Zengerle</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Samantha Power, President Barack Obama's nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, promised to push for action on Syria and fight what she termed "unacceptable bias" against Israel at the world body during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130717/obamas-un-nominee-calls-world-bodys-inaction-syria-disgrace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Susan Rice War Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:04:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5886331 at http://www.globalpost.com Rice returns to center stage to urge U.S. action on Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/uss-rice-north-korea-iran-must-know-us-will-respond-gas-attack <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 Susan Cornwell</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. national security adviser Susan Rice returned to center stage on Monday to deliver a forceful call for limited U.S. military strikes in Syria, nearly a year after her comments about another foreign crisis turned her into a target for Republican anger.</p> <p>In her first major speech since the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations started her White House job in July, Rice said Washington had to respond to the "atrocity" and "outrage" of chemical weapons use in Syria.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/uss-rice-north-korea-iran-must-know-us-will-respond-gas-attack" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Asia Business Environment Health Politics Susan Rice War Thomson Reuters Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:16:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5928908 at http://www.globalpost.com Condoleeza Rice recalls racial blast that killed childhood friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130913/condoleeza-rice-recalls-racial-blast-killed-childhood-friend <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 Verna Gates</p> <p>BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - When a church bombing killed four young black girls on a quiet Sunday morning in 1963, life for a young Condoleeza Rice changed forever.</p> <p>The racial attack on the 16th Street Baptist Church, in the former secretary of state's hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, rocked the nation and led to sweeping changes in laws governing civil rights.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130913/condoleeza-rice-recalls-racial-blast-killed-childhood-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Alabama Condoleezza Rice Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:31:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5933738 at http://www.globalpost.com Top Obama aide rebukes China, Russia over rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/top-obama-aide-rebukes-china-russia-over-rights <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 top aide to President Barack Obama rebuked rivals China and Russia over human rights Wednesday but admitted "painful" tradeoffs were sometimes necessary to ensure US security.</p> <p>National Security Advisor Susan Rice argued in a major speech that balancing human rights with other US national security priorities was complicated in a world of swirling geopolitics, multiple threats and authoritarian governments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131204/top-obama-aide-rebukes-china-russia-over-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Politics Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues United States AFP Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:01:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6009328 at http://www.globalpost.com Senior Obama adviser criticizes human rights abuses in China, Russia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/senior-obama-adviser-criticizes-human-rights-abuses-china-russi <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 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security adviser, in a sweeping review of global human rights practices, singled out China and Russia for criticism on Wednesday over how they treat their citizens.</p> <p>The adviser, Susan Rice, specifically cited the detention in China of Xu Zhiyong, a legal scholar and rights defender, and Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who was jailed in 2009 for 11 years on subversion charges for organizing a petition urging the overthrow of one-party rule.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131204/senior-obama-adviser-criticizes-human-rights-abuses-china-russi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Chinese people International PEN Thomson Reuters Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:16:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6009487 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama aide Rice says recent troubles shouldn't derail U.S.-India ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140208/obama-aide-rice-says-recent-troubles-shouldnt-derail-us-india-t <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 (Reuters) - A top White House adviser attempted to smooth over troubled ties between the United States and India on Friday, saying the two countries should not allow the dispute over an Indian diplomat to "derail the future we are working diligently to build."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140208/obama-aide-rice-says-recent-troubles-shouldnt-derail-us-india-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Business Environment Health India–United States relations Politics Susan Rice Thomson Reuters Sat, 08 Feb 2014 06:33:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6064850 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Culture of brutality' in Chicago jail charged in lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/culture-brutality-chicago-jail-charged-lawsuit <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 Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prisoners at Cook County Jail in Chicago live in fear due to a "culture of brutality and lawlessness" that subjects them to physical abuse by guards, charged a lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/culture-brutality-chicago-jail-charged-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Disaster Law Prison Toni Preckwinkle War Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:32:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6082831 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Culture of brutality' in Chicago jail charged in lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/culture-brutality-chicago-jail-charged-lawsuit-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>By Mary Wisniewski</p> <p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Prisoners at Chicago's Cook County Jail live in fear due to a "culture of brutality and lawlessness" that subjects them to physical abuse by guards, a civil rights lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago said on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140227/culture-brutality-chicago-jail-charged-lawsuit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Disaster Illinois Law Technology Toni Preckwinkle War Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Feb 2014 02:39:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6082891 at http://www.globalpost.com Corruption scandal makes Washington Democratic primary a dead heat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140326/corruption-scandal-makes-washington-democratic-primary-dead-hea <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 (Reuters) - A campaign finance scandal in the District of Columbia has made next week's Washington Democratic mayoral primary a dead heat, dissolving embattled incumbent Vincent Gray's lead, a poll showed on Wednesday</p> <p>Gray, who federal prosecutors have linked to corruption charges, trails city council member Muriel Bowser, with polls showing the challenger having the support of 30 percent of likely Democratic primary voters and the incumbent just 27 percent, the Washington Post survey showed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140326/corruption-scandal-makes-washington-democratic-primary-dead-hea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African American women in politics Muriel Bowser Washington, D.C. 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