11 Aug 2012

Obama urges Congress to pass farm bill to provide relief from severe drought

President Obama on Saturday pledged an “all-hands-on-deck response” to the severe drought affecting much of the country and pressed Congress to pass a farm bill to aid hard-hit ranchers and farmers.  “More than a fifth of this country is experiencing what we call ‘extreme’ ...
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11 Aug 2012

Obama address cites heat record, steers clear of climate

President Obama’s weekly address on drought assistance cites new data showing that July was the hottest single month on record in the U.S., but does not mention climate change. The topic’s omission will likely disappoint environmentalists, who want more attention to climate...
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11 Aug 2012

Obama urges Congress to pass farm bill to provide drought relief

President Obama on Saturday pledged an “all-hands-on-deck response” to the severe drought affecting much of the country and pressed Congress to pass a farm bill to aid hard-hit ranchers and farmers.  “More than a fifth of this country is experiencing what we call ‘extreme’ ...
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11 Aug 2012

Obama signs stiffer Iran sanctions

President Obama signed broad new sanctions against Iran into law on Friday, but not before lawmakers of both parties expressed frustration that the bill had been sitting on his desk for a week. The top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs panel have been urging...
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