The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30001/all en Romney son Tagg mulling US Senate run: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romney-son-tagg-mulling-us-senate-run-report <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>His father may have lost the presidential election, but Tagg Romney is now considering a US Senate bid, a Boston newspaper reported Monday.</p> <p>Republican Mitt Romney's oldest son, who runs a private equity firm, has made no formal announcement that he is running in the special June election to fill the seat vacated by newly-confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry.</p> <p>The Boston Herald said it "has learned" that the younger Romney was mulling a run but did not identify sources for the story.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romney-son-tagg-mulling-us-senate-run-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ann Romney Mitt Romney Pratt–Romney family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745581 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney son Tagg rules out US Senate run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romney-son-tagg-rules-out-us-senate-run <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>Defeated US Republican White House candidate Mitt Romney's son Tagg ruled out running for Senate on Monday after speculation that he might jump in to seek a newly open Massachusetts seat.</p> <p>"I have been humbled by the outreach I received this weekend encouraging me to become a candidate for the US Senate," said Tagg Romney, in a statement issued after reports that he was preparing a run.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/romney-son-tagg-rules-out-us-senate-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:15:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745861 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney to address US conservatives in March http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/mitt-romney-address-us-conservatives-march <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>He may have lost the 2012 US presidential election, but one-time Republican nominee Mitt Romney will take center stage next month at a key conservative policy conference, organizers said Wednesday.</p> <p>Romney's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which as the nation's largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists attracts thousands of guests, will be his first major public appearance since his loss to President Barack Obama last November.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/mitt-romney-address-us-conservatives-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Labor Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Social Issues The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints United States AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:31:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761533 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney slams Obama over huge budget cuts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/romney-slams-obama-over-huge-budget-cuts <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>Mitt Romney, the Republican who lost last year's White House race to President Barack Obama, has accused him of a failed strategy to avert the massive spending cuts set to hit on Friday.</p> <p>In his first post-election interview since his November defeat, Romney also said it was normal for Republicans to "fight back" against Obama's repeated blame of conservatives for refusing to accept his push for new tax revenue as part of any deal to avoid the cuts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/romney-slams-obama-over-huge-budget-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Health Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:47:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771066 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney says 2012 race was 'roller coaster' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/romney-says-2012-race-was-roller-coaster <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>In his first interview since losing his 2012 White House bid, Mitt Romney likened his experience as a presidential candidate to an unpredictable and bumpy roller coaster ride.</p> <p>"We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends," Romney said, according to advance excerpts of the interview set to air on "Fox News Sunday."</p> <p>"And then you get off. And it's not like, 'Oh, can't we be on a roller coaster the rest of our life?' It's like, no, the ride's over." </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/romney-says-2012-race-was-roller-coaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ann Romney Business Entertainment Environment Health Latter Day Saint movement Mitt Romney Politics The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771901 at http://www.globalpost.com 'It kills me' not to be president: Romney http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/it-kills-me-not-be-president-romney <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>Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said it "kills" him to be just another spectator rather than US president as political gridlock paralyzes Washington.</p> <p>"It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done," Romney told Fox News in an interview broadcast on Sunday, his first since losing to President Barack Obama last November. </p> <p>The former Massachusetts governor blamed the Democratic president for the latest crisis to hit the US capital -- the so-called sequester spending cuts totaling $85 billion this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/it-kills-me-not-be-president-romney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 18:00:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5772252 at http://www.globalpost.com Mitt Romney takes post-campaign role at son's investment firm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/mitt-romney-takes-post-campaign-role-at-sons-investment-firm <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>NEW YORK, March 6 (Reuters) - Four months after losing the presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney is joining his son's investment firm, a Romney adviser said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Romney, last year's Republican presidential nominee, will serve as chairman of the executive committee at Solamere Capital, said the adviser, who asked not to be identified. A formal announcement is expected later this week. The move was first reported by NBC News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/mitt-romney-takes-post-campaign-role-at-sons-investment-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Politics Tagg Romney The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775661 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney: I'm not pessimistic about America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/romney-im-not-pessimistic-about-america <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>In his first major speech since his presidential defeat Mitt Romney told fellow conservatives Friday he remains optimistic about their movement and will help them take back the White House.</p> <p>"It's fashionable in some circles to be pessimistic about America, about conservative solutions, about the Republican Party," Romney told thousands gathered at the annual CPAC just outside Washington.</p> <p>"I utterly reject pessimism," he declared. "We may not have carried November 7th, but we haven't lost the country we love. And we have not lost our way."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/romney-im-not-pessimistic-about-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:31:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784857 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney to campaign for Republican candidates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130531/romney-campaign-republican-candidates <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>Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he plans to "help shape national priorities" by helping fellow conservatives in their mid-term election campaigns next year.</p> <p>In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Thursday, Romney said he is considering writing a book and a series of opinion pieces, a three-day summit in Utah next week and stumping for 2014 congressional Republican candidates.</p> <p>"I'm not going to be bothering the airwaves with a constant series of speeches," he said.</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/130531/romney-campaign-republican-candidates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Pratt–Romney family Social Issues The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Fri, 31 May 2013 05:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5849233 at http://www.globalpost.com Women seek access to traditionally male-only Mormon gathering http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/women-seek-access-traditionally-male-only-mormon-gathering The group, called Ordain Women, said it expected several hundred women from around the country to gather outside the LDS Conference Center in hopes that the Mormon church will offer them any unclaimed tickets to the priesthood session.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131005/women-seek-access-traditionally-male-only-mormon-gathering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints World Religion United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:51:00 +0000 Timothy Pratt, Thomson Reuters 5952664 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Christie save the Republicans in 2016? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/can-christie-save-the-republicans-2016 <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>Can Chris Christie save the Republicans and win the White House in 2016? As the frank-talking, popular New Jersey governor cruises towards a landslide re-election Tuesday, his star is rising.</p> <p>The 51-year-old father of four, whose larger than life personality has managed to endear him to voters across the board, is expected to defeat his Democrat opponent, Barbara Buono, by around two to one.</p> <p>According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 94 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of independents and even 30 percent of Democrats in New Jersey support him for a second term as governor.</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/131104/can-christie-save-the-republicans-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chris Christie Chris Christie Environment Health Mitt Romney Politics The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 02:40:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980001 at http://www.globalpost.com Mormon church explains defunct ban on blacks in priesthood http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131211/mormon-church-explains-defunct-ban-blacks-priesthood <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 Jennifer Dobner</p> <p>SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirty-five years after lifting a ban on blacks entering the priesthood, the Mormon church has offered an explanation for a practice that was in place for more than 100 years, saying it was rooted in the racism of the times.</p> <p>A church-produced essay, "Race and the Priesthood," ties the ban to an 1852 speech by Brigham Young, the faith's second president, who led the church to Utah, and distances the modern Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the policy.</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/131211/mormon-church-explains-defunct-ban-blacks-priesthood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christianity Latter Day Saint movement Religion Social Issues Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thomson Reuters Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:18:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6016521 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: For now, scandal not seen as fatal to Christie in 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/analysis-now-scandal-not-seen-fatal-christie-2016 <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 John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the road to the White House in 2016 suddenly has gotten bumpy - but it's not closed.</p> <p>The blunt-talking Christie, an early favorite in the upcoming Republican presidential sweepstakes, tried to put a brewing scandal behind him on Thursday during an apologetic news conference in which he announced the firing of a top aide who appeared to orchestrate traffic jams as an act of political revenge.</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/140109/analysis-now-scandal-not-seen-fatal-christie-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chris Christie Chris Christie Environment Health Mitt Romney Politics Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thomson Reuters Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:07:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039564 at http://www.globalpost.com Romney campaign frustrations bubble to surface in movie 'Mitt' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140117/romney-campaign-frustrations-bubble-surface-movie-mitt <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 Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was.</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/140117/romney-campaign-frustrations-bubble-surface-movie-mitt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Mitt Romney Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Thomson Reuters Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:32:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6046152 at http://www.globalpost.com Documentary sheds new light on Romney travails http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140119/documentary-sheds-new-light-romney-travails <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 revealing and moving behind-the-scenes documentary about Mitt Romney's unsuccessful run for the US presidency sheds new light on the Republican big-hitter and his family.</p> <p>"Mitt," directed by Greg Whiteley, made its premiere at the independent Sundance Film Festival, which runs until January 26 in Park City, in the mountains of Utah. </p> <p>The film, shot over a period of six years to 2012, tracks in intimate detail Romney's failed run for the Republican nomination and later his unsuccessful attempt to unseat President Barack Obama.</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/140119/documentary-sheds-new-light-romney-travails" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Greg Whiteley Health Mitt Romney Politics Pratt–Romney family Technology The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints AFP Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:48:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6047182 at http://www.globalpost.com