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Environmentalists hail Obama climate change focus

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President Barack Obama speaks at his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Environmental groups hailed President Barack Obama’s warning about climate change, but said the president’s words will soon be tested as he decides whether to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama signs cliff deal to boost taxes on wealthy

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington.  AP

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that boosts taxes on the wealthiest Americans, while preserving tax cuts for most American households.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama to fly home early as ‘fiscal cliff’ looms

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters about the fiscal cliff in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP / Charles Dharapak)

President Barack Obama will cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii, planning to leave for Washington on Wednesday evening as he and lawmakers consider how to prevent the economy from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

White House: Obama likely to curtail holiday trip

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President Barack Obama is likely to cut short his traditional Christmas holiday in Hawaii to return to Washington as lawmakers consider how to prevent the economy from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff,” the White House said Tuesday.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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