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Obama: US poised to control own energy future

Nov 16 2013, 5:34pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama touted Saturday the progress made by his administration in energy production and saving, saying that with reduced oil imports, the country is "poised to control our own energy future".

Washington, Nov 17 — US President Barack Obama touted Saturday the progress made by his administration in energy production and saving, saying that with reduced oil imports, the country is "poised...

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Obama: US poised to control own energy future

Nov 16 2013, 5:34pm CST | by IANS

Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama touted Saturday the progress made by his administration in energy production and saving, saying that with reduced oil imports, the country is "poised to control our own energy future".

Washington, Nov 17 — US President Barack Obama touted Saturday the progress made by his administration in energy production and saving, saying that with reduced oil imports, the country is "poised to control our own energy future".

"Shortly after I took office, we invested in new American technologies to reverse our dependence on foreign oil and double our wind and solar power. And today, we generate more renewable energy than ever -- with tens of thousands of good, American jobs to show for it," Xinhua quoted Obama as saying in his weekly radio and internet address.

"We produce more natural gas than anyone -- and nearly everyone's energy bill is lower because of it," he said, adding that, for the first time in nearly two decades, the US now produces more oil than it imports.

The president explained that the US has reached this "milestone" not only because it produces more energy, but because it is also wasting less -- citing examples such as setting new fuel standards for cars and trucks to save gas, and initiatives to upgrade buildings to save energy.

Between increased clean energy and less wasted energy, US emissions of dangerous carbon pollution are actually falling, Obama said. "That's good news for anyone who cares about the world we leave to our kids."

He pointed out that meanwhile, the US economy keeps growing, with 7.8 million new jobs created in the past 44 months.

"More good jobs. Cheaper and cleaner sources of energy. A secure energy future. Thanks to the grit and resilience of American businesses and the American people, that's where we're heading," he said.

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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law subsidies

Jul 22 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Sun Journal

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. In a case before the U.S. Court of Appeal ...
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Setback for health care law

Jul 22 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Augusta Chronicle

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  WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.   If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law.   It affects consumers who purch ...
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Federal appeals court deals blow to health law

Jul 22 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama’s health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies. If upheld, the decision could mean premium increases for more than half of the 8 million Americans who purchased taxpayer-subsidized insurance under the law. It affects Read More...The post Federal appeals court deals blow to health law appeared first on Chroni ...
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A Closer Look At The Soviet-Era Missile System Probably Used To Shoot Down MH17

Jul 22 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: Business Insider

There is overwhelming evidence that Malaysia airlines Flight MH 17, carrying 298 people, was shot down by SA-11 Buk surface-to-air antiaircraft missiles that were fired by the rebels — and supplied by the Russians. Even the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta admits the obvious: "There is practically no doubt that the aircraft was shot down by the separatists." U.S. President Barack Obama recently stated that “evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a s ...
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Here's The Vital MH17 Evidence That Could Be Witheld By Ukraine Rebels

Jul 22 2014 5:10am CDT | Source: Business Insider

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LONDON (AP) — "What exactly are they trying to hide?" President Barack Obama asked Monday as he demanded that Ukrainian rebels give investigators access to the wreckage of the downed jetliner. The answer is: potentially a lot. Aviation and defense experts say the victims' bodies could contain missile shrapnel. Chemical residue on the plane could confirm the type of weapon that brought down Mala ...
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France To Deliver First Warship To Russia Despite MH17 Downing And Angry Allies

Jul 22 2014 4:54am CDT | Source: Business Insider

French President Francois Hollande Receives Herman Van Rumpuy, EU Council President  At Palais de l' Elysee
French officials defended President Francois Hollande's decision to push ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia in defiance of calls by key allies Britain and the United States. Speaking on the eve of an EU meeting to discuss sanctions on Moscow over the downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, Hollande said late on Monday the first Mistral warship would be delivered as planned in October but a d ...
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Ukraine Rebels Hand Over Black Boxes From Downed Malaysia Passenger Jet

Jul 22 2014 12:27am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Dutch Reaction After 189 Of Their Citizens Perish On Flight MH17
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Monday that a train carrying around 200 body bags was on its way to re ...
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Pro-Russian Separatists Officially Hand Over Black Boxes From MH17

Jul 21 2014 5:59pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

298 Crew And Passengers Perish On Flight MH17 After Suspected Missile Attack In Ukraine
Pro-Russian rebels in southeastern Ukraine handed over two recovered black boxes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down along the Ukrainian border last week.  The exchange was made at a surreal-sounding, makeshift press conference early Tuesday morning in east Ukraine. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak had previously announced the agreement between his government and Alexander Borodai, the "prime minister" of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People ...
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White House Press Secretary Faces Reporter Revolt After Criticizing Media At Briefing

Jul 21 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Holds Daily Briefing
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest's faced a minor media revolt at his daily press briefing Monday after he criticized a Washington Post story for its reliance on anonymous sources. Several reporters at the briefing challenged Earnest's critique by pointing out White House officials regularly insist information be anonymously attributed to members of the administration in conference calls and other communications.  "You criticize anonymous sources but we have anonymous sourc ...
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‘What exactly are they trying to hide?’: Obama demands wider access to Malaysia Airlines crash site

Jul 21 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: National Post

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HRABOVE, Ukraine — A refrigerated train carrying Malaysia Airlines victims’ bodies pulled away Monday from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine, one small step forward in easing the agony of their grieving families. In an emotional inspection hours earlier, Dutch experts had called for a full forensic sweep of the Flight 17 crash site and told the armed separatists controlling the area that the train must be allowed to leave as soon as possible. Four day ...
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