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Biden Weighs White House Run, Trump Spars With Media and Obama’s Post-Vacation Agenda

August 28, 2015
Talk grows stronger of Biden’s potential run for the presidency, Democratic candidates meet in Minneapolis, Trump continues to squabble with the media, and Obama focus on the Iran deal.
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Republican Governors Signal Their Intent to Thwart Obama’s Climate Rules

July 3, 2015
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
As President Obama prepares to complete sweeping regulations aimed at tackling climate change, at least five Republican governors, including two presidential hopefuls, say they may refuse to carry out the rules in their states.
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Obama, in Miami, Comments on Extreme Weather, Terrorism, Cuban-Americans and Basketball

May 29, 2015
| The New York Times
The visit lasted less than 24 hours, but President Obama managed to use a stop in South Florida to maximum advantage as he touched on some of the highest priorities of an administration heading into its final stages.
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Obama Offers Major Blueprint on Climate Change

March 31, 2015
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
The White House on Tuesday morning unveiled President Obama’s blueprint for cutting United States greenhouse gas pollution by nearly a third over the next decade.
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As Visit Ends, Obama Presses India on Human Rights and Climate Change

January 28, 2015
Peter Baker, Ellen Barry | The New York Times
President Obama concluded his three-day trip here Tuesday with a tough-love message to his hosts, as he vowed to be “India’s best partner” in taking its place in the ranks of the world’s great powers but urged it to do more to protect human rights and fight climate change.
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New book examines how preparing for disaster is key to bouncing back

December 3, 2014
Only communities that prepare for the unpredictable -- from health scares to cyber attacks -- can quickly bounce back. But how can we flip the paradigm for dealing with disaster? Author Judith Rodin joins Gwen Ifill for a conversation about her book “The Resilience Divided,” on what defines resilience and how cities can move their focus from relief and recovery to preparedness and readiness.
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Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks

December 1, 2014
Coral Davenport | The New York Times
After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal.

Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016

November 14, 2014
Congress' Lame Duck Agenda, U.S.-China Climate Deal, Looking to 2016
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Could the climate deal be a turning point for improved U.S.-China relations?

November 13, 2014
How will deals on trade and climate change, struck during President Obama’s trip to China, affect relations between the United States and China? Susan Shirk of the University of California, San Diego, and author and lawyer Gordon Chang join Gwen Ifill to discuss the significance of the relationship and the pressure on Chinese President Xi Jinping to compromise.
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