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US Government to Consume 20% of its Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2020

The President's move to get the government to consume more renewable energy is expected to boost the market for renewables in the years to come.

Grammy Winner Takes On Guantanamo Abuses in "We Are America"

Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, along with several other musicians and entertainers, have joined forces to help win support for Guantanamo's closing.

Climate Action Plan to Reduce New Power Plant Emissions by Half

Obama's climate action plan includes measures to cut U.S. carbon emissions by promoting clean energy and technologies, prepare for the impacts of climate change on rural and urban zones and communities, and lend the U.S. a leading role in tackling climate change globally through diplomacy and economic incentive.

President Obama Announces Plan to Address Climate Change

On Tuesday, addressing students at Georgetown University , President Obama laid out his vision to both fight climate change and prepare our country for its impacts in a National Climate Action plan, hoping to enlist the support of younger Americans for it. Moving past lingering doubts about the reality of climate change, the President asserted that "the overwhelming judgement of science has put all that to rest" and ticked through a series of alarming facts: "Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all human kind. The 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years. Last year temperatures in some areas of the ocean reached record highs, and ice in the Arctic shrank to its smallest size on record, faster than most models predicted it would. These are facts."

Obama and Biden Announce New Gun Control Proposal

Nearly one month after Adam Lanza, aged 20, shot and killed twenty students and six adult staff members of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama and Vice President Biden held a joint press conference to announce and sign 23 executive orders that would help prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

Visiting Africa, President Obama Hopes to Boost Trade and Investment

President Barack Obama arrived in Dakar this afternoon to start a week-long trip through the three Sub-Saharan African countries of Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, his first extended trip to the region since taking office.  

 

The President selected the three countries because they serve as

State of the Union: What Will Obama Do About Gun Violence, Climate Change, and Immigration Reform?

President Obama is expected to devote much of his State of the Union address to his adminstration's plan to create jobs and expand economic opportunities for the middle class.   What else will he bring up in his wish list for the first year of his second term?