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  •  I just read the text (7+ / 0-)

    It reads very well.

    Interestingly, of all the areas he names, he has the executive authority to make the most progress in terms of climate change. Together the EPA and the DOE can do what is necessary to put us ahead of even europe. I also have hope for immigration.

    Equality is now in the hands of the court--for better or worse. I can actually count to five for that (with the outside chance of 6, because it is clear that Roberts cares about his public image--and posterity-- a great deal).  

    Ok, so I read the polls.

    by andgarden on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 02:46:11 PM PST

    •  By way of confirmation (4+ / 0-)

      The Times reports::

      President Obama made addressing climate change the most prominent policy vow of his second Inaugural Address on Monday, setting in motion what Democrats say will be a deliberately paced but aggressive campaign built around the use of his executive powers to sidestep Congressional opposition. . . .

      Mr. Obama’s path on global warming is a case study in his evolving sense of the limits of his power and his increased willingness to work around intense conservative opposition rather than seek compromise. It is a far cry from Mr. Obama’s 2008 pledge to heal the planet and a reflection of recalibrated strategy — and more realistic expectations — as he embarks on his second term.

      The centerpiece will be action by the Environmental Protection Agency to clamp down further on emissions from coal-burning power plants under regulations still being drafted — and likely to draw legal challenges.

      The administration plans to supplement that step by adopting new energy efficiency standards for home appliances and buildings[.]

      Ok, so I read the polls.

      by andgarden on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 03:02:30 PM PST

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