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Jan 14, 2014

Obama: Won’t wait for legislation to advance 2014 priorities

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said
on Tuesday he would not wait for Congress to pass legislation to
advance his policy priorities this year and said he was “getting
close” to finishing a review of U.S. surveillance practices – to
be unveiled on Friday.

Obama, speaking to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the
White House, foreshadowed his upcoming State of the Union
address and what appeared to be a new messaging strategy by
emphasizing his ability to take executive actions without
approval from lawmakers.

Jan 14, 2014
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 9, 2014

Obama orders review of U.S. energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a broad review of the country’s energy infrastructure, noting that factors such as rising demand and climate change have put increased pressure on the aging system.

It would include all the systems required for “transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy,” the White House said in a statement announcing the Quadrennial Energy Review.

Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
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      "Jeff Mason has covered the White House since 2009 and was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He joined Reuters in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and German business news. He then spent 3 1/2 years in Brussels, Belgium covering the European Union with a focus on climate change and energy policy. He moved to Washington in 2008 to cover the historic primaries and presidential race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and Canada's CBC. He is a graduate of ..."
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