Browsing the "President Barack Obama" Tag

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Barack Obama’s extraordinary eulogy for John McCain

Here is the text of Barack Obama’s eulogy for Sen. McCain as delivered at the National Cathedral in Washington Saturday. By Meteor Blades To John’s beloved family, Mrs. McCain, to Cindy and the McCain children, President and Mrs. Bush, President and Secretary Clinton, Vice President and Mrs. Biden, Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, Vice President Gore, and, as John […]

September 3rd

Obama’s clean power plan gets shelved by corporatists on the Supreme Court

By Meteor Blades Not good news. Reuters reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change. On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by [29] states and […]

February 10th

Nebraska puts up a new roadblock for Keystone Pipeline

By Meteor Blades Fall-out from the ruling of a Nebraska district court judge Wednesday could postpone President Obama’s long-awaited decision on allowing construction of Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline a while longer, perhaps beyond the November election, a number of analysts say. That possibility comes at the same time the president’s remarks about what he said to Canadian Prime […]

February 21st

Action Alert! Vigil tonight against climate-killing Keystone XL

How bad is the Keystone XL pipeline? According to former NASA scientist James Hansen, if Keystone is approved it’s game over for the climate. What are you going to do about it? For starters, you can join with thousands of others across the country tonight at a vigil to remind President Obama that he doesn’t […]

February 3rd

Keystone XL roundup – Yeah, the State Department report sucks

By Meteor Blades As expected, the State Department released its long-awaited Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday afternoon. Most media reports have been stating that the 11-volume document gives the project a green light and the response to that from many environmental advocates has been fierce. But Josh Mogerman, deputy director of national media […]

January 31st

Disappointing Keystone XL environmental analysis out today?

By Meteor Blades The long-awaited supplemental environmental impact statement on the much-disputed Keystone XL pipeline will be released Friday afternoon, according to two unnamed senior administration officials, CNN reports. Multiple sources in the past 24 hours, starting with Bloomberg News, have said that the SEIS, which amounts to a third draft of the EIS first issued in […]

January 31st

SOTU 2014 – State of the nation, state of the environment

The important question going into this year’s State of the Union is, Will any of this matter? Will any of the proposals President Obama brings to the table tonight move forward, or will the GOP and their Tea Party hard-liners successfully continue to stand athward history, howling STOP! With both the House and Senate tied […]

January 28th

State of the Union 2013 – Watch it live, here!

Watch President Obama deliver his State of the Union speech right here, live, at 9 pm Eastern. Will he talk about climate change? Will he confront big oil? Will he take on subsidies for fossil fuels and unsustainable agriculture? Will he call for more green jobs? We’ll know in a few hours… http://www.youtube.com/user/whitehouse?v=qXZ5dnhwhlQ And then… […]

February 12th

Bike DC: Our report on the ground from President Obama’s Second Inauguration

Riding my bike through downtown DC on this inaugural day, I encountered road barriers in the form of police cars, military trucks and entire buses which kept cars outside of a perimeter circling the mall where Obama’s swearing in ceremony took place. The hordes of people overflowing off the sidewalk and overall lack of car traffic made navigation easy on two […]

January 21st

President Obama’s Victory Speech, November 7, 2012

Read President Obama’s powerful, impassioned victory speech earlier this morning – full transcript is below the video… “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of […]

November 7th