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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 22, 2014

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

By Scott Horsley

Demonstrators in New York Sunday.

The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate.  More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations.





NPR - Illinois Public Media News - January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

By Eyder Peralta

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.







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