9:30 AM Prezident va vitse -prezident prezidentning kundalik brifingining tasviriy idorasini qabul qiladilar
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15:05 PREZIDENT KCNC Denver, WRAL Raleigh, WFAA Dallas va WTHR Indianapolis xarita xonasidan intervyu oladi.
16:30 PM Prezident va vitse -prezident AQSh Davlat kotibi Klinton bilan uchrashadilar
Kechqurun Prezident Oq uyda Fisih bayramini nishonladi.
IG Report Obamaning Xillari elektron pochta xabarlari haqida yolg'on gapirganini tasdiqlaydi
WaTimes – Bosh inspektorning FBRning Xillari Klinton elektron pochtasini tergov qilishiga oid hisobotining bir jihati OAV tomonidan biroz soyada qoldi. Prezident Barak Obamaning amerikaliklarga yolg'on gapirgani, u Xillari Klintonning davlat kotibi bo'lganida faqat ruxsatsiz, himoyalanmagan, nodavlat elektron pochta serveridan foydalanganini bilganini aytganida.
2015 yil mart oyida, Klinton elektron pochta janjali birinchi marta boshlanganda, CBS Oq uy muxbiri Bill Plante Obamadan bu boradagi bilimlari haqida so'radi:
Plante: Janob Prezident, Hillari Klinton davlat kotibi bo'lganida rasmiy ish uchun AQSh hukumati tashqarisida elektron pochta tizimidan foydalanganini birinchi marta qachon bilib oldingiz?
Obama: O'sha paytda hamma buni yangiliklar orqali bilib oldi.
Federalist Shon Devis Obamaning ishtirokini ko'rsatuvchi izohlarni ko'rdi. "FBR tahlilchilari va 2 -prokuror bizga sobiq prezident Barak Obama Klinton clintonemail.com hisobidan to'g'ridan -to'g'ri aloqada bo'lgan 13 kishidan biri ekanligini aytdi", - deyiladi 89 -sahifadagi izohda. "Obama, boshqa yuqori darajadagi kabi. Hukumat amaldorlari rasmiy elektron pochta hisoblarida foydalanuvchi ismining taxallusini ishlatgan. bu erda ko'proq
IG hisobotiga 20 ta izoh Obamaning Xillari elektron pochta xabarlari haqida yolg'on gapirganini tasdiqlaydi
Obama aldamadimi? Men sizga aytamanki, men hayratda qoldim!
Hattoki korruptsiya ham yo'q emas!
Ko'rinib turibdiki, Obamaning barcha ma'muriyati, shu jumladan Komi ham hukumatning FOIA va hujjatlarni saqlash qonunlaridan qochish uchun gmail hisoblaridan foydalangan.
Obama va Klintonlarning keng tarqalgan korruptsiyasi hali to'liq ochib berilmagan.
Xo'sh, La dee dah va ajoyib katta mega DUH! Baridan ’ s pirog teshigidan chiqqan har bir so'z yolg'on edi. "ME", "ME", "ME" qo'shiqlari bilan kuylangan. Hammasi men haqimda!
Haqiqatan ham, Klintonni Kuk okrugi Masihni qamrab olgani kabi, bu juda ko'p emas edi. Endi yanada mantiqiyroq.
Barrining ekran nomi “Carlos Donger ”
Podshoh, men ’d Rexning to'g'ri bo'lishini yaxshi ko'raman.
Obamer haqida haqiqat aytilganmi? Hatto "og'zimni ochganimda ham yolg'on gapiraman" degan eski so'z ham yolg'on haqiqatini to'liq tasvirlab bermaydi.
Kino mavzusini qarzga olish uchun tarix Obamani va uning yaqinlarini haqiqiy DECEPTICONS sifatida qayd etadimi? Transformatorlarga endi lok kerak emas. (Umid qilamanki, “con ” so'zi OBamer uchun haqiqiy fe'lga aylanishi mumkin).
Qanday bo'lmasin, menimcha, Barining ismi Qobil bo'lishi kerak, chunki u agar hamma narsadan voz kechsa, u bilan rozi bo'lmagani uchun barcha munosib odamlarni o'ldirgan bo'lardi. Va istehzoli tabassum bilan u Xudoga: "Men o'z uy bekam emasman", - derdi.
Agar Obola haqiqatni aytgani aniqlansa, bu yangilik bo'ladi!
Hamma yelka qisib, yolg'onchilar yolg'on gapirayotganini e'lon qiladi.
Menda uning Trump laqabi bor:
‘Lin ’ Bastard Obama ’
Eks-diktator Obamaga va ular o'zlarini bu xoin xoinining gapini tinglashga majburlayotganiga qarab, bu mutantning ikkita eshakka ega ekanligini darhol anglaysan, biri odatdagidek joyda, ikkinchisi burun ostida. Ikkala teshikdan ham axlatdan boshqa narsa chiqmaydi.
Obamboozler laqabini 200 dan kam sifatlar ichida saqlash men uchun juda qiyin, shuning uchun men uni "Deserter", ISISni tinchlantiruvchi, Eronni moliyalashtirish, Jihodni tarbiyalash, maladroit, deb atash bilan qoldiraman. Kommunistik plastik banan respublikasi Manchuriya eshik tutqichi, sotsialistik marksist Muzlim Mallard va yolg'onchi Keniyalik Kreempuff xoin!
Agar sizga noqonuniy elektron pochta serveringiz yoqsa, siz noqonuniy elektron pochta serveringizni saqlab qolishingiz mumkin ”
Sobiq prezident. 0bama. Endi 696969 mahbus sifatida tanilgan
Bu erda bir fikr: Hukumat hech qachon ishlab chiqmagan har qanday qonunni bekor qiling va har bir xodimni ta'qib qilish bilan shug'ullaning va ularni O'nta Amr bilan almashtiring. Qora va oq, no “nuance ”, no “ interpretation ”, no “intent ”. Agar siz yolg'on gapirsangiz, siz qamoqqa tashlanasiz. Agar siz ’ o'g'irlik, siz ham. Qaytarilishmi? Siz uchun juda yomon. Va hokazo.
@The Rat Fink
Haqiqiy irqchi, mutaassib, qora nafratlanuvchi Klansman kub kabi gaplashasiz va siz haqiqiy irqchi, mutaassib, qora nafratlanuvchi Klansman kungtisiz.
Xuddi Klansman Tramp va uning tipik zaif oq tarafdorlari kabi. Ular boshlariga yopishgan. Treyleringizda aka -uka juda band. Nima uchun sizda qonunlar va ular qanday ishlashi haqida hech narsa yo'q.
Qora tanlilar Oq uyga kirganda nima bo'lishini ko'ramiz. senga o'xshagan irqchilar va aqidaparastlar to'liq kuch bilan chiqadi. Trump tarafdorlari, qanday falokatga olib kelishi mumkinligidan qat'i nazar, o'zgarishlarga intilayotgan soqov, ma'lumotsiz, aldamchi ahmoqlar, buning tirik isboti.
Siz kabi Klansman Trump tarafdorlari singari odamlarning mag'lubiyatga uchraganlari, oq tanlilar dunyodagi eng zaif irqchi irqchilik ekanligini isbotlaydi. Va siz tirik dalilsiz.
Obama hech qanday jinoyat qilmagan! Yo'q, u xoin emas
Sizda Obama yolg'on gapirgan qonuniy manbalar yo'q, chunki agar bunday dalillar mavjud bo'lsa, Jeff Seshns jinoiy javobgarlikka tortiladi va siz buni bilasiz. Shunday qilib, sizning ishonchingiz komil ekanligi haqidagi dalillar, bu sizni xayolingizga ishontirishga imkon berdi, bu - yolg'on, men sizga haqiqatga qaytishni va aql -idrokka qo'shilishni aytaman, lekin birinchi qora prezidentni axlatga tashlasangiz, siz irqchi Muntaqalar uni yomon ko'rinishga olib keladigan hamma narsaga ishonishadi
Sizning xabarlaringizni o'qigan har qanday odam sizni yolg'onchi, irqchi irqchi fitna uydirmalari deb ayta oladi. Siz irqchi amakilar, qora tanli odam nafaqat POTUS, balki millat tarixidagi eng muvaffaqiyatli odam bo'lishi mumkinligiga toqat qila olmaysiz.
Haqiqatan ham? Siz haqiqatan ham irqiy nafratdan shunchalik ko'rmisizki, Chikago Jezusni tanqid qilgan har kim aqldan ozgan Klansman? Siz ahmoqsiz va undan ham yomoni, ular "hokimiyat uchun haqiqat" va "8221" gapirishadi deb o'ylaydigan odam.
Kichkina odam, keting, siz boshqa odamlarni bezovta qiladigan narsasiz.
Kechirasiz, irqchilardan juda g'azablandim, sharhga o'z ismimni yozishni unutib qo'ydim.
Uchinchi kun 89 Obama ma'muriyati 2011 yil 18 aprel - Tarix
Amerika Printsiplari Amalda deb nomlanuvchi guruh Nevada shtatidagi ispan saylovchilariga qaratilgan reklama berib, prezident Barak Obamani qo'llab -quvvatlashni susaytirishga harakat qilmoqda.
"Prezident Obamaning so'zlariga aldanmang", deydi hikoyachi. "U muhojirlarga sodiq emas. U faqat bizning ovozimizni xohlaydi. Saylov yaqinlashar ekan, u bizning hujjatsiz yoshlarimizga ularni qonuniy maqomidan mahrum qiladigan vaqtinchalik echimni taklif qiladi. Nega u immigratsion islohotlarni amalga oshirish haqidagi va'dasini bajarmadi? Buning o'rniga. Obama bu mamlakat tarixidagi boshqa prezidentlarga qaraganda ko'p odamlarni deportatsiya qilgan. Bunday do'stlar bilan dushman kimga kerak? "
Reklama ortida turgan guruh, Amerika tamoyillari amalda, Prinston universiteti konservativ olimi Robert Jorj tomonidan asos solingan Amerika tamoyillari loyihasining sherigi. Guruhning latino masalalari uchun mas'ul xodimi, prezident Jorj Bush huzuridagi AQSh fuqarolik idorasining sobiq boshlig'i Alfonso Agilar.
Ammo guruh kampaniyadan mustaqil bo'lsa -da, reklamaning xabari Romniga yordam beradi.
Nevada - bu Obama 2008 yilda g'alaba qozongan va u yana g'alaba qozonmoqchi bo'lgan asosiy jang maydonidir. Latinos - bu Obama va Kolorado va Nyu -Meksiko kabi 2008 yilda g'alaba qozongan boshqa shtatlardagi muhim saylov blokidir. Bu yil o'tkazilgan so'rovlar shuni ko'rsatdiki, Lotin Amerikaliklar Obamani Mitt Romni ustidan qattiq qo'llab -quvvatlaydilar, chunki Romni GOP boshlang'ich bosqichida noqonuniy immigratsiyaga qarshi qattiq qarshilik ko'rsatdi.
Shunday qilib, Obamaning tanqidchilari Lotin saylovchilari orasida, xususan, asosiy shtatlarda, ularni Romnining yoniga olib kelish yoki hech bo'lmaganda Obamaga nisbatan ishtiyoqini kamaytirish orqali uning etakchiligini kamaytirmoqchi.
Bu reklama birinchi marta Obamaning iyun oyida yoshlarni deportatsiyasini vaqtincha to'xtatish haqidagi taklifini rad etib, "ularni huquqiy maqomini aldaydi" deb ko'rsatdi. Unda aytilishicha, Obama "bu mamlakat tarixidagi boshqa prezidentlarga qaraganda ko'proq odamlarni deportatsiya qilgan".
Ba'zida Obamani noqonuniy immigratsiya masalasida ojizligini tanqid qiladigan ritorikani hisobga olib, bu rostmi, deb hayron bo'ldik. Biz buni asosan topdik.
Immigratsiya va bojxona nazorati - deportatsiya uchun mas'ul federal agentlik ma'lumotlariga ko'ra, Obama 42 oylik boshqaruv davrida 1,4 million kishini olib tashlagan. Texnik jihatdan, bu Jorj Bush davriga qaraganda kamroq, uning umumiy miqdori 2 mln. Ammo Bushning soni sakkiz yilni qamrab oladi, bu olma bilan olma solishtirishga imkon bermaydi.
Agar siz ikki prezidentning oylik o'rtacha ko'rsatkichlarini taqqoslasangiz, bu Obamani 32,886 va Bushni 20,964 ni tashkil qiladi va Obamani birinchi o'ringa qo'yadi. Bill Klinton ancha ortda qolmoqda, jami 869 676 va oyiga 9 059. Oq uyning 1892 yilgacha bo'lgan barcha oldingi a'zolari so'nggi uchta prezident darajasidan ancha past edi.
Biz o'sishni tushuntirgan hujjatsiz muhojirlar ko'paygan bo'lishi mumkinmi, deb hayron bo'ldik, lekin yo'q edi. Pyu ispan tilidagi markazining aytishicha, Obama faoliyatining dastlabki ikki yilida mamlakat bo'ylab noqonuniy immigrantlar soni 11,2 millionni tashkil qilgan, bu Bushning sakkiz yillik davridagi o'rtacha 10,6 million. Va noqonuniy immigratsiya Bushning ikkinchi muddatining oxiriga kelib cho'qqisiga chiqdi, o'sha paytda retsessiya boshlandi va Obama davrida ularning soni kamayib ketdi. Bunday naqshlar biz Obama davrida topilgan oylik deportatsiyaning 57 foizini tashkil qilmasligini tushuntirmaydi.
Shuni ham ta'kidlash joizki, agar Obama ikkinchi muddatda g'alaba qozona olmasa, u deportatsiya paytida Jorj Bushni ortda qoldirishi mumkin, bu esa Obama "bu mamlakatning boshqa prezidentlariga qaraganda ko'proq odamlarni deportatsiya qilgan" degan da'voni noto'g'ri qiladi. tarix ".
Shunday bo'lsa -da, reklamada Obama davrida deportatsiyaning sezilarli o'sishi qayd etilgan. Biz beshta immigratsiya mutaxassisi - Kolumbiya universiteti tarixchisi May M. Ngay, Albani universiteti tarixchisi Karl Bon Tempo, Immigratsion tadqiqotlar markazi ijrochi direktori Mark Krikoryan, Kaliforniya universiteti (Devis) yuridik fakulteti dekani Kevin R. Jonson va San -Frantsisko universitetidan so'radik. huquq professori Bill Xing - reklamaning raqamli da'vosi asosan to'g'ri deb o'ylashadimi va hamma rozi bo'lishdi.
Bon Tempo, ma'lumotlarning sifatidagi ba'zi farqlar uzoq muddatli taqqoslashni biroz murakkablashtirishi haqida ogohlantirdi. Shunday bo'lsa -da, u "deportatsiya ko'payayotganga o'xshaydi va bu aniq", deya qo'shimcha qildi.
So'nggi yillarda deportatsiya sonini ko'paytirish - bu Bush yillariga to'g'ri keladigan "qochqin" musofirlarga mo'ljallangan dastur, shuningdek, "xavfsiz jamoalar" deb nomlangan dastur bo'lib, unga muvofiq federal immigratsiya idoralari shtatda barmoq izlari bo'lgan odamlar to'g'risida xabardor qilinadi. mahalliy daraja. Xing, dastur tanqidchisining aytishicha, u "juda ko'p jinoyat qurbonlari, guvohlar, keyinchalik ayblovlari bekor qilingan hibsga olinganlarni va mayda jinoyatchilarni qamrab oldi".
Amerika fuqarolik erkinliklari ittifoqi oldinga siljidi, qonunchi maslahatchi Joan Lin Obamaning ijro siyosati umuman butun mamlakat bo'ylab Lotin jamoalarida vayronagarchilikni keltirib chiqardi, dedi. Los Anjeles Tayms.
Obama immigratsion majburiyatlarini tasdiqlashdan uyalmadi, lekin u odatda qonunlarga bo'ysunadigan odamlarni emas, balki jinoyatchilarni deportatsiya qilishga e'tibor qaratib, resurslarga ustuvor ahamiyat berishini aytadi.
Masalan, yoshlarga deportatsiya qilmaslik taklifini bergan nutqida, Obama: "Kongress tomonidan buzilgan immigratsion tizimimizni tuzatish uchun hech qanday immigratsion choralar ko'rilmaganda, biz harakat qilayotgan narsamiz-immigratsion huquqni muhofaza qilish resurslarini jamlash. to'g'ri joylarda.… Biz kimni ta'qib qilish haqida o'z xohishimiz bilan foydalanganmiz, asosiy e'tiborini ta'lim olayotgan talabalarga emas, balki jamiyatimizga xavf soladigan jinoyatchilarga qaratganmiz. Bugungi kunda esa jinoyatchilarning deportatsiyasi 80 foizga oshdi. ehtiyotkorlik bilan va o'ylangan holda. "
Kolumbiya tarixchisi Ngay Obamaning qattiq ijro siyosatini taktik harakat deb biladi.
"Mening talqinim shuki, Obama ma'muriyati sudlanmagan hujjatsiz muhojirlarni qonuniylashtirishni qo'llab -quvvatlash uchun" jinoyatchi "musofirlarga nisbatan qattiqqo'l bo'lishga qaror qildi", dedi Ngay.
Albatta, Romni noqonuniy immigratsiya masalasida Obamadan ko'ra qattiqroq nuqtai nazarga ega deb hisoblanadi. Veb-saytining immigratsiya siyosati haqidagi bayonotiga ko'ra, Romni "amnistiya" ga ham, mamlakatimizga noqonuniy muhojirlarni jalb qiladigan "barcha" magnitlarga "ham qarshi. Gubernator sifatida u noqonuniy muhojirlar uchun shtat ichidagi o'qish imtiyozlariga veto qo'ygan va haydovchilik guvohnomalariga noqonuniy bo'lgan. muhojirlar ".
Texnik nuqtai nazardan, reklamada Barak Obamani "bu mamlakat tarixidagi boshqa prezidentlarga qaraganda ko'proq odamlarni deportatsiya qilgan", deyish to'g'ri emas, chunki Jorj Bush sakkiz yillik to'liq muddat mobaynida ko'p miqdorda deportatsiya qilingan-va Bush qoladi. agar Mitt Romni noyabrda prezidentlik saylovlarida g'alaba qozonsa, Obamadan oldinda.
Obama ma'muriyatining martaba bo'yicha ta'lim rejasi bir yil yoki undan ko'proq vaqt davomida meva bermasligi mumkin
AQSh ta'lim vaziri Arne Dunkan payshanba kuni kasb -hunar ta'limining "o'zgarishi" deb e'lon qilish uchun Ayova shtatidagi jamoat kollejiga bordi.
"Perkins dasturi har bir yoshni va kattalarni XXI asrning bilimga asoslangan global bozorida ishtirok etishga tayyorlash uchun o'z potentsialini oqlash uchun o'zgartirilishi kerak", dedi Dunkan Des Moines Area Community College kollejida.
Ma'muriyatning taklifi - davlat maktablariga kasb -hunar ta'limi ("martaba akademiyalari" deb nomlanadi) to'laydigan Perkins qonunini qayta tasdiqlash rejasi. Yangi taklifning eng keskin o'zgarishi, Perkins grantlari miqdorini ko'paytiradi va ularni raqobatbardosh qiladi, Dankan ta'lim spektrining boshqa qismlarida bo'lgani kabi. Ma'muriyat martaba akademiyalari sonini 3 mingtaga ko'paytirish uchun 1 milliard dollarlik yangi raqobat jamg'armasini taklif qildi - bu 500,000 ko'proq talabalarga xizmat qilishi mumkin.
Ammo yaqin orada Kongressda bu taklifni eshitish ehtimoli bo'lmaganida - hozircha Kongressning har ikki palatasida ham bunday qonun loyihasi yo'q - va Perkinsning tugashiga bir yil qolganida, manfaatdor tomonlar bu rejalar qanchalik katta ekanligi bilan qiziqishmoqda. "o'zgartiruvchi" dan ko'ra siyosiy.
"Biz vaqtni qiziqtirmoqdamiz", dedi Kimberli Grin, Karyera va texnik ta'lim (CTE) dasturlari nomidan lobbi uyushtiradigan Kasbiy texnik ta'lim konsortsiumi davlat direktorlari milliy assotsiatsiyasi direktori. "Ish o'rinlari prezidentlik strategiyasining katta qismi bo'lgani uchun, ular ta'lim dasturini iqtisodiyot ehtiyojlari bilan bog'lashni qanday taklif qilayotganiga e'tibor qaratishni xohlaydilar."
Vaqt, ayniqsa, saylov yillarida, Prezident Barak Obamaga yangi ish o'rinlarini yaratish borasida o'z imidjini mustahkamlash uchun barcha imkoniyatlarga muhtoj bo'lganida, yordam berishi mumkin. CTE dasturlari talabalarga sanitariya -tesisat yoki elektr ishi kabi savdo ko'nikmalarini beradi - va ba'zilar bunday dasturlar etarli darajada davlat tomonidan qo'llab -quvvatlanmaganligini, shuning uchun ham qiziqishlari akademik bo'lmagan talabalar uchun o'rta sinfga alternativ yo'lni yopib qo'yishganini ta'kidlaydilar.
"Bu ish bilan ta'minlashga qaratilgan kampaniya strategiyasining bir qismi", - deydi sobiq demokratik Kongress ta'limi xodimi Jek Jennings. - Bu Obamaning zaif joyi.
Obama, shuningdek, kollejni tugatishga ko'p e'tibor qaratgani uchun tanqid qilinmoqda, bu esa Amerikani ilmiy darajalar bo'yicha jahon etakchisiga aylantiradi. (Bu maqsad Rik Santorumning mashhur "prezident" deb atashiga olib keldi).
"Bu ma'muriyat uchun yaxshi muvozanatdir, chunki ular kollejga ko'p e'tibor qaratganlikda ayblangan", dedi Jennings.
Shu maqsadda, ma'muriyat rasmiylari payshanba kuni Obamaning jamoatchilik kollejlari o'quv dasturlarini "haqiqiy biznes ehtiyojlarini o'rganish" bilan mustahkamlashga qaratilgan 2 milliard dollarlik grant ajratganini va 8 milliard dollarni "kollej kollejiga" sarflashni taklif qilganini ta'kidlashdi. martaba jamg'armasiga ", garchi bunday dasturlar ish beruvchilarga stajyorlardan ko'ra ko'proq foyda keltirishi mumkin.
Shunga qaramay, ishchi kuchi olimlari CTE-ni qandaydir isloh qilish zarurligini aytishadi: o'rta ta'limdan keyingi natijalar ta'lim islohoti haqidagi milliy munozaralarda asosiy o'rinni egalladi. Buning sababi, ma'muriyat matbuot materiallari ta'kidlaganidek, o'tgan yili qo'shilgan ish o'rinlarining 60 foizi bakalavr darajasini olgan.
"Meni har kuni aqldan ozdiradigan narsa-bu. Bizda kamida 2 million yuqori malakali va yuqori maoshli ish joylari bor, biz ularni to'ldira olmaymiz", dedi Dunkan jurnalistlar bilan telefon orqali muloqotda. "Bizda ish inqirozi yo'q. Bizda mahorat inqirozi bor."
Obamaning Perkins to'g'risidagi qonunni qayta ko'rib chiqishi shtatlarga "yuqori o'sishdagi" ish o'rinlarini ajratishga va dastur orqali moliyalashtiriladigan CTE dasturlarining turini belgilashga imkon beradi. Maktab tumanlari va maktabdan keyingi ta'lim muassasalariga alohida pul ajratish o'rniga, dastur korxonalar, tumanlar va maktablarning konsorsiumlarini moliyalashtiradi. Eng muhimi, qayta ko'rib chiqilgan Perkins qonuni dasturlarni shtatlarda raqobat asosida moliyalashtiradi va dasturlarni javobgarlikka tortish uchun "umumiy ta'riflar" ni ishlab chiqadi.
Grinning CTE lobbichilik guruhi allaqachon o'zgarishlarga qarshi chiqmoqda. "Tafsilotlar bizni tashvishga solmoqda", dedi u. "Raqobatbardosh yondashuv, haqiqatan ham, qishloq aholisining ahvolini yomonlashtirishi mumkin, bu erda xodimlar soni kam va to'la vaqtli grant yozuvchilari yo'q."
Taklif etilgan o'zgarishlar, Jorjtaun universitetining ta'lim va ishchi kuchi markazini boshqaradigan va amerikalik ta'limga intilgan bolalarni maktabdan chetlatadi, deb da'vo qilgan Entoni Karnevalni rag'batlantirdi. "Biz har yili o'rta maktab o'quvchilarining 30 foizidan mahrum bo'lamiz. Bolalarni Algebra II ga majburlash orqali biz o'qishni tashlab ketishga majbur bo'lamiz", deydi u. "Amaliy ta'lim eng yaxshi ishlaydi, lekin bizning tizimimiz akademik ta'limni kuchaytiradi, chunki u hamma uchun Garvardga borishi mumkin."
Dunkan o'z nutqlarini e'lon qilganidan ko'p o'tmay, Kongress demokratlari o'z qo'llab -quvvatlashlarini bildirdi. Senator Patti Myurrey (D-Wash.) O'z bayonotida, "ma'muriyatning CTE dasturlarining muvaffaqiyatlarini kuchaytirishini qo'llab-quvvatlaydi", lekin "taklif qilinayotgan moliyalashtirish mexanizmlari bilan xavotirda" ekanligini aytdi.
Senatning ta'lim qo'mitasini boshqaruvchi senator Tom Xarkin (D-Ayova), "kotib Dunkanni yanada uyg'unlashtirish, hamkorlik, hisobdorlik va innovatsiyalar zarurligiga e'tibor qaratgani uchun maqtashini" aytgan.
Shunga qaramay, hech bir kongressmen Obamaning taklifi bo'yicha CTE islohoti to'g'risidagi qonun loyihasiga homiylik qilishini bildirmagan. (Yashil va Demokratik tepalikning bir necha yordamchilari rejalashtirilgan eshituvlar haqida xabardor emasliklarini aytishdi.) Ma'muriyatning o'zi qonun loyihasini yozmagan bo'lishi mumkin, chunki u hali ham shtatlardagi CTE menejerlari guruhlarini umumiy hisobdorlik ko'rsatkichlarini aniqlash uchun chaqiradi. Vakillar palatasi ta'lim qo'mitasi raisi Jon Klayn (R-Minn) vakili, Obamaning rejasi haqidagi so'rovga, Klayn qo'mitasida ishlab chiqilgan, kasbiy ta'limni soddalashtirish va mustahkamlashni o'z ichiga olgan ish taklifini ko'rsatdi. dasturlar.
CTE rejasining siyosiy istiqbollari haqida so'ralganda, Dankan optimistik edi. "Men har qanday darajadagi saylangan mansabdor shaxsni bilmayman. Ish bilan bandlik darajasi oshishini ko'rishni istamaydiganlar," dedi u, "siyosat va mafkuradan qat'i nazar."
Uchinchi kun 89 Obama ma'muriyati 2011 yil 18 aprel - Tarix
Kaliforniya shtati SLA (Sembion ozodlik armiyasi) a'zosi bo'lgan Sara Jeyn Olsonni ozod qildi. Bu "1970 -yillarning radikal uy bekasi", SLA uni talon -taroj qilganda, Kaliforniya shtati, Karmichael shahridagi Kroker milliy bankida bo'lish baxtsizligi bo'lgan to'rt farzandning onasi Mirna Opsal ismli ayolning o'ldirilishiga qisman javobgar edi. 1975 yil 21 aprel. Olson (sobiq Ketlin Enn Soliah) to'rt oy o'tgach, LAPD avtomashinalari ostiga bomba o'rnatish uchun ham javobgar edi.
U 23 yil davomida adolatdan qochgan, epizod ko'rsatilgandan keyin aniqlangan Amerikaning eng ko'p qidirilganlari 1999 yil may oyida. 2001 yil oktyabr oyida Olson o'zini bomba qo'yganlikda aybladi, lekin uning aybsizligini ta'kidladi. Uning so'zlariga ko'ra, 11 sentyabr voqealaridan keyingi atmosfera uning adolatli sud qarorini qabul qilishiga to'sqinlik qilgan bo'lar edi. Agar Olson chindan ham aybsiz bo'lganida, u bunday da'vo qilmagan bo'lardi. U aybini tan oldi, lekin o'z qilmishi uchun javobgarlikni o'z bo'yniga olmaydi. Olson ketma -ket ikki yillik 10 yillik umrbod qamoq jazosiga hukm qilindi, lekin oxir -oqibat jazo 14 yilga qisqartirildi.
Mirna Opsalga kelsak, dastlab aybini tan olmaganidan so'ng, Olson Opsalning o'ldirilishida aybdor deb topildi va olti yilga hukm qilindi, unga 14 yillik qamoq jazosi berildi. Hamma maqsadda Olson Opsalni o'ldirgani uchun qamoqda bir kun ham o'tkazmagan. Mirna Opsal uchun adolat qayerda?
Zero, Sara Jeyn Olson qariyb chorak asr davomida qilgan jinoyatlari uchun javob bermadi. U sayohat qilishi va oilasini boqishi kerak edi. Bugungi kunda u Minnesota gubernatori Tim Pawlenty va shtat huquq -tartibot organlarining e'tirozlariga qaramay, shartli ravishda shartli ravishda o'z uyi Minnesota shtatida xizmat qiladi.
Mirna Opsal bolalarni tarbiyalashda hech qachon sayohat qilmagan. Ammo, menimcha, agar Opsal oilasi shov -shuv ko'targan bo'lsa, ehtimol Olson baribir panjara ortida qoladi. Biroq, uning bevasi va o'g'illaridan biri hamma narsaga rozi bo'lganga o'xshaydi. Albatta, men ularning o'rnida emasman va umid qilamanki, bu pozitsiyani men hech qachon qo'ymaganman. Ammo agar Mirna Opsal tirik bo'lganida, u 76 yoshda bo'lar edi. Bir sababga ko'ra qotillik bo'yicha da'vo muddati yo'q. Mirna Opsal hayotining eng yaxshi yillarida aldangan, Sara Jeyn Olson esa undan zavqlanar edi.
Ma'lumot varaqasi | Prezident Obamaning iqlim bo'yicha harakat rejasida erishilgan yutuqlar jadvali
2013 yil 25 -iyun kuni Prezident Obama Jorjtaun universitetida qilgan chiqishida iqlim bo'yicha harakat rejasini e'lon qildi. Bu keng qamrovli reja birinchi turdagi va ma'muriyat tomonidan uchta asosiy maqsadga strategik tarzda erishish uchun ishlab chiqilgan: ichki uglerod ifloslanishini kamaytirish, AQShni iqlim o'zgarishiga ta'siriga tayyorlash va global iqlim o'zgarishiga qarshi kurashda xalqaro sa'y -harakatlarni boshqarish.
Birinchi maqsad, AQShning uglerod ifloslanishini kamaytirish, Prezident Obama va rsquosning 2025 yilgacha issiqxona gazlari chiqindilarini 2005 yil darajasidan 26-28 foizga pasaytirish majburiyatiga mos keladi. Bu maqsadga erishish uchun strategiyalar energetika sektoridan chiqadigan gazlar chiqindilarini kamaytirish va energiya samaradorligini oshirishdan iborat. va butun mamlakat bo'ylab toza energiya loyihalari. Ma'muriyat va rsquos 2025 yilgacha Obamaning birinchi muddatida CAPdan oldin o'rnatilgan engil yuk mashinalaridan chiqindilarni kamaytirishni rejalashtirmoqdalar, bu 2025 yilgi emissiya maqsadiga erishishning asosiy komponentidir. Ikkinchi maqsad, iqlim o'zgarishiga tayyorgarlik, federal agentliklarga va AQSh hamjamiyatlariga dengiz sathining ko'tarilishi, ekstremal ob -havo hodisalari, qurg'oqchilik va iqlim o'zgarishining tobora ko'proq zararli ta'siriga chidamliligini oshirish uchun zarur bo'lgan resurslarni taqdim etishdir. Uchinchi maqsad, global iqlim o'zgarishiga qarshi kurashish bo'yicha xalqaro sa'y -harakatlarni boshqarib, Qo'shma Shtatlarni iqlimga qarshi kurashda jahon etakchisi sifatida belgilashdan iborat. Qo'shma Shtatlar global qazib olinadigan yoqilg'idan voz kechishni tezlashtirish va toza energiya texnologiyalariga xalqaro sarmoyalarni ko'paytirish uchun ikki tomonlama va ko'p tomonlama xalqaro bitimlar tuzishga chaqirmoqda. Bu AQShni iqlim bo'yicha xalqaro muzokaralarda, xususan Parijda Birlashgan Millatlar Tashkiloti (BMT) yaqinlashayotgan iqlim konferentsiyasida asosiy ishtirokchi sifatida joylashtirishni o'z ichiga oladi.
Iqlim bo'yicha harakatlar rejasi e'lon qilinganidan beri ikki yil ichida Obama ma'muriyati o'zining ulkan maqsadlariga erishish uchun zamin yaratish bilan band. Bunga ijro etuvchi harakatlar, taklif qilingan va yakunlangan agentlik qoidalari, investitsiya strategiyasi, byudjet so'rovlari va e'lon qilingan ikki tomonlama xalqaro shartnomalar kiradi. Bu katta o'zgarishlar, asosan, sayyora rekord darajadagi eng issiq yilni boshidan kechirgan (2014), Qo'shma Shtatlarni iqlimga ta'sirini va zaifligini kamaytirish yo'lida qo'ydi. Ammo kelajakda iqlim o'zgarishining ta'sirini oldini olish uchun ko'proq harakat qilish kerak bo'ladi. Ushbu ma'lumot varag'i ma'muriyat tomonidan hozirgacha qabul qilingan CAP bilan bog'liq ba'zi muhim harakatlarni yoritib beradi, ammo yaqin kelajakda ularning ko'plari kutilmoqda.
Atrof -muhitni muhofaza qilish agentligi (EPA) 2030 yilgacha mavjud elektr stantsiyalaridan uglerod chiqindilarini 2005 yil darajasidan 32 foizga kamaytirishni rejalashtirgan "Toza energiya rejasi" ning yakuniy qoidasini e'lon qildi.
2015 yil 20 -iyul
Oq uy iqlimga qarshi kurash bo'yicha 12 ta din rahbarlarini taqdirlaydi. Xushxabarchi, fransisk, lyuteran, islom, yahudiy, hindu, xudo cherkovi va baptist dinlari vakili.
2015 yil 9 -iyul
Oq uy taraqqiyot hisobotini e'lon qildi. Shtat, mahalliy va qabila etakchilarining ishchi guruhining iqlimga tayyorgarlik va chidamlilik bo'yicha tavsiyalariga javob beradigan federal harakatlarni ajratib ko'rsatish.va 25 million dollardan ziyod xususiy va davlat sarmoyalarini o'z ichiga olgan iqlimga chidamlilik bo'yicha bir qator yangi harakatlar e'lon qiladi.
2015 yil 2 -iyul
EPA kuchli sun'iy issiqxona gazi bo'lgan gidrofluorokarbon (HFC) chiqindilarini kamaytirish bo'yicha o'z qoidasini yakunlaydi. Qoidaga ko'ra, 2025 yilga kelib, OFC chiqindilarini 54 dan 64 million tonnagacha karbonat angidridga kamaytiradi.
2015 yil 30 -iyun
Oq uy Braziliya bilan yangi ikki tomonlama iqlim shartnomasini e'lon qiladi, unda har bir mamlakat 2020 yilgacha qayta tiklanadigan energiya ishlab chiqarishni energiya portfelining 20 foizigacha etkazish majburiyatini oladi.
2015 yil 23 -iyun
Oq uyda birinchi marta iqlim o'zgarishi va salomatlik bo'yicha sammit bo'lib o'tadi. Prezident Obama jamoalarni iqlim o'zgarishining sog'liqqa ta'siridan himoya qilish bo'yicha ko'plab tadbirlarni e'lon qildi.
2015 yil 19 -iyun
EPA va Transport boshqarmasi (DOT) birgalikda 2025 yilga kelib, o'rtacha va og'ir yuk tashuvchi avtomobillar uchun emissiya va yoqilg'i samaradorligi standartlarining yangi turini taklif qiladi, bu esa gazni chiqindilarini bir milliard metrik tonnaga kamaytiradi.
2015 yil 8 -iyun
Oq uy rivojlanayotgan davlatlarga iqlim o'zgarishi ta'siriga qarshilik ko'rsatishga ko'maklashish uchun davlat-xususiy sheriklik, "Barqaror rivojlanish uchun iqlim xizmatlari" ni ishga tushirdi. Buning uchun rivojlanayotgan davlatlarga dastlabki 34 million dollar beriladi.
2015 yil 20 may
Oq uy iqlim o'zgarishining milliy xavfsizlikka ta'siri haqida hisobot e'lon qildi.
2015 yil 23 aprel
AQSh Qishloq xo'jaligi vazirligi (USDA) fermerlar, dehqonlar va o'rmon erlari egalariga iqlim o'zgarishiga yordam berish uchun "Iqlim aqlli qishloq xo'jaligi va o'rmon xo'jaligi uchun qurilish bloklari" yangi tashabbusini e'lon qiladi. USDA xabar berishicha, bu tashabbus 2025 yilga borib gazlar chiqindilarini kamaytiradi va uglerod yig'ilishini yiliga 120 million tonnadan ziyod oshiradi.
2015 yil 21 aprel
Prezident Obama energiya infratuzilmasining barqarorligini qo'llab -quvvatlash uchun ikkita ijro etuvchi harakatni e'lon qildi: USDA qishloq elektr infratuzilmasi loyihalarini qo'llab -quvvatlash uchun 72 million dollar miqdorida quyosh energiyasini jalb qilish uchun katta sarmoyalar kiritdi va AQSh Energetika vazirligi (DOE) energiya sektori iqlimga chidamliligi bo'yicha hamkorlikni e'lon qildi. AQShning energetik infratuzilmasi ob -havo va iqlim o'zgarishiga ta'sir qiladi.
2015 yil 21 aprel
DOE birinchi to'rt yillik energiya sharhining birinchi qismini chiqaradi.
2015 yil 14 aprel
EPA 20 -chi yillik issiqxona gazlari inventarizatsiyasini chiqaradi, bu 2013 yilda issiqxona gazlari chiqindilarining 2005 yilga nisbatan to'qqiz foizga kamayishini ko'rsatadi.
2015 yil 7 aprel
Oq uy jamoalarni iqlim bilan bog'liq sog'liq ta'siridan himoya qilish bo'yicha bir qator chora-tadbirlarni e'lon qiladi Iqlim va sog'liqni baholash AQSh Global O'zgarishlarni Tadqiqot Dasturidan, Kasalliklarni nazorat qilish markazlarining iqlim o'zgarishi bilan bog'liq eng katta sog'liqqa ta'sirini va mumkin bo'lgan yumshatish strategiyalarini aniqlaydigan tadqiqot va 23-iyun kuni bo'lib o'tgan Oq uyning iqlim va salomatlik bo'yicha birinchi sammiti. , 2015).
2015 yil 31 mart
Amerika Qo'shma Shtatlari 21 -yillik Tomonlar Konferentsiyasiga tayyorgarlik ko'rish uchun Birlashgan Millatlar Tashkilotining Iqlim o'zgarishi bo'yicha Konventsion Konventsiyasiga (Milliy Belgilangan Hisoblangan Hissa) taqdim etadi. Amerika Qo'shma Shtatlari INDCda, 2025 yilgacha, 2005 yilga nisbatan, parnik gazlari chiqindilarini 26 dan 28 foizgacha kamaytirish maqsadini yana bir bor tasdiqlaydi.
2015 yil 19 mart
Prezident Obama federal agentliklarga 2025 yilgacha 2025 yilga borib gaz chiqindilarini kamida 40 foizga kamaytirishni va qayta tiklanadigan energiyadan elektr energiyasini ishlab chiqarishni umumiy ishlab chiqarish hajmining 30 foizigacha oshirishni buyurgan farmonni imzoladi.
2015 yil 17 -fevral
Ichki ishlar vazirligi (DOI) qabila iqlim o'zgarishiga moslashish va rejalashtirish loyihalarini rag'batlantirish loyihalarini moliyalashtirish uchun 8 million dollar ajratilishini e'lon qiladi.
2015 yil 10 -fevral
Oq uy iqlim o'zgarishi echimlari uchun xususiy sektorning 2 milliard dollarlik sarmoyasini katalizatsiyalash uchun "Sof energiya" innovatsion tashabbusini e'lon qiladi.
Oq uy iqlim o'zgarishini yumshatish va moslashishga katta e'tibor berib, 2016 moliyaviy yil uchun byudjet so'rovini e'lon qildi. E'tiborli so'rovlar orasida toza energiya texnologiyalari dasturlariga 7,4 milliard dollar ajratish, fotoalbom yoqilg'i ishlab chiqaruvchilarga 4 milliard dollarlik soliq subsidiyalarini bekor qilish va AQShning global o'zgarishlarni o'rganish dasturiga 2,7 milliard dollar ajratish kiradi.
2015 yil 30 yanvar
Prezident Obama jamoatchilikning kelajakdagi suv toshqinlari ta'siriga chidamliligini oshirish uchun suv toshqinlari xavfini boshqarish bo'yicha federal standartni belgilash to'g'risidagi buyruqni imzoladi.
2015 yil 25 yanvar
Amerika Qo'shma Shtatlari va Hindiston toza energiya tadqiqotlarini (PACE-R) ilgari surish bo'yicha muvaffaqiyatli hamkorlikni kengaytirish qoidalarini o'z ichiga olgan yangi iqlim kelishuvi e'lon qiladi. Hamkorlik quyosh energiyasi, qurilish samaradorligi, ilg'or bioyoqilg'i, aqlli tarmoqlar va saqlash texnologiyalari bo'yicha tadqiqotlarni moliyalashtirishning ko'payishidan foyda ko'radi.
2015 yil 14 -yanvar
Oq uy 2025 yilga kelib neft va gaz sektoridan metan chiqindilarini 2012 yilga nisbatan 40 va ndash45 foizga qisqartirish rejasini e'lon qildi. Taklif etilgan qoida 2015 yil oxirida chiqarilishi kutilmoqda.
2014 yil 24 -dekabr
Oq uyning Atrof -muhit sifati bo'yicha kengashi (CEQ) barcha federal agentliklarga taklif qilingan barcha federal harakatlarni baholashda issiqxona gazlari chiqindilari va iqlim o'zgarishi ta'sirini ko'rib chiqishni taklif qiladi.
2014 yil 21 -noyabr
Qo'shma Shtatlar Monreal protokoli taraflarining gidrofluorokarbonlarni (OGK) ishlab chiqarishni to'xtatish uchun ko'p tomonlama fondni 507,5 million dollarga to'ldirish to'g'risidagi kelishuvi bo'yicha muzokara olib borishga yordam beradi.
2014 yil 17 -noyabr
Prezident va rsquos shtat, mahalliy va qabila rahbarlarining iqlimga tayyorgarlik va barqarorlik bo'yicha ishchi guruhi o'z tavsiyalarini e'lon qiladi.
15 noyabr, 2014 yil
The United States and Japan announce pledges of $3 billion and $1.5 billion, respectively, to the Green Climate Fund to support global GHG reductions and climate resiliency.
Nov. 11, 2014
The United States and China announce a bilateral climate deal in which the United States commits to reducing its carbon emissions 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, and China undertakes to peak its carbon emissions by 2030 or earlier.
The White House announces its Climate and Natural Resources Priority Agenda, which identifies a series of government actions that can enhance the climate resiliency of domestic natural resources and promote carbon sequestration.
The EPA announces proposed rulemaking to prohibit certain hydrofluorocarbons due to their potency as greenhouse gases.
The USDA, EPA and DOE release their Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a voluntary strategy for the agricultural sector to reduce methane emissions.
July 9, 2014
The EPA announces its proposed rulemaking to approve new climate-friendly alternatives to HFCs.
June 25, 2014
The White House releases the one-year progress report on the Climate Action Plan.
June 18, 2014
The EPA publishes its proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan.
June 10, 2014
The Department of the Navy announces plans to purchase 37 million gallons of drop-in biofuels as part of its next fuel purchase.
The White House announces that $2 billion will be spent on energy efficiency upgrades to federal buildings over the next three years through energy savings performance contracts. This is in addition to the $2 billion investment announced in 2011.
DOE confirms the building industry&rsquos latest commercial building energy codes should cut energy waste by up to 30 percent more than current building energy codes.
The Obama administration releases the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, the most comprehensive source of scientific information on domestic climate change impacts.
March 19, 2014
The White House releases its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions, outlining approaches to reduce this potent GHG across multiple sectors while also improving emission measurements.
March 19, 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launch the Climate Data Initiative, which brings together public and private sector data to help U.S. communities develop resiliency plans and resources.
March 4, 2014
The White House releases its FY15 budget request, which includes the creation of a $1 billion Climate Fund to help local communities adapt to and recover from extreme weather, a 26 percent increase to the DOT to help fund more energy-efficient transportation, a call for the elimination of $4 billion in fossil fuel subsidies, and the creation of a $954 million emergency disaster fund aimed at suppressing wildfires.
Feb. 18, 2014
President Obama directs the EPA and DOT to develop and finalize new fuel efficiency and GHG standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March 2016.
USDA announces the creation of the Regional Agricultural Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change. The seven locations around the country will be dedicated to studying the effects of climate change on agricultural production.
The DOT announces $55 million for public transit agencies to acquire zero-emission buses and the space to support them, via the new Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program.
President Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum directing the federal government to conduct the first-ever Quadrennial Energy Review.
President Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum on Federal Leadership on Energy Management, directing the federal government to purchase at least 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
The Administration expands the Better Buildings Challenge, a $2 billion program to finance energy efficiency upgrades in commercial buildings, to multifamily housing units as well. Additionally, the Administration announces the creation of the Better Buildings Accelerator which will support state and local government-led efforts to cut energy waste and to promote greater efficiency.
Nov. 15, 2013
The White House announces a cross-agency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of these events.
President Obama signs an executive order directing federal agencies to support community climate resiliency efforts. This includes the creation of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, with 26 officials from 23 states and territories.
Aug. 19, 2013
The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force releases its rebuilding strategy to help provide a model for communities that face risks associated with climate change and extreme weather events.
June 25, 2013
President Obama announces his Climate Action Plan.
Climate Action Plan Spotlights
This section provides details on a major action taken to further each of the three overarching goals of the CAP.
Goal 1&mdashCut Carbon Pollution in the United States: The Clean Power Plan
Power generation produces nearly 40 percent of all GHG emissions in the United States. Reducing power sector emissions is, therefore, a key strategy outlined in the CAP. On June 2, 2014, the EPA announced a proposed rule, the Clean Power Plan (CPP), to reduce power sector carbon emissions. Authorized under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act, the CPP mandates specific power sector emission reductions in each state, while giving states autonomy over how to achieve those reductions. The Administration released the final rule on August 3, 2015, calling for a 32 percent cut from 2005 levels by 2030, a small increase over the target in the proposed rule.
The Clean Power Plan provides each state with individualized emission reduction targets, specific to its needs and circumstances. Each state&rsquos target was derived by assessing its capacity to make use of the three &ldquobuildings blocks&rdquo EPA has identified as pathways to emission reductions: making fossil fuel power plants more efficient, using more low-emitting power sources, and using more zero-emitting power sources. States can decide which strategies to incorporate into their implementation plans, which must be submitted to the EPA by September 2018.
The Clean Power Plan is controversial. Opponents claim it will reduce grid reliability, raise electricity costs, and negatively impact low income and elderly citizens. Supporters argue that it will greatly reduce domestic carbon emissions, improve public health conditions, and benefit the economy by expanding the growing industries of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Goal 2&mdashPrepare the U.S. for Climate Change Impacts: The President's State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Adaptation strategies in the Climate Action Plan emphasize the importance of enabling and empowering local leaders to improve the climate resilience of their communities. To further this goal, President Obama signed an executive order on November 1, 2013, establishing the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The Task Force was directed to provide recommendations on how the federal government could most effectively assist communities in developing climate resilience.
The Task Force, which consisted of 26 U.S. governors, mayors, county officials and tribal leaders, spent a year researching and consulting with a diverse group of stakeholders. Their work culminated on November 17, 2014, with the release of a 45-page document outlining 35 key recommendations. Overall, the Task Force&rsquos recommendations emphasized the need for federal agencies to consider climate-related risks in all their decision-making processes, to maximize opportunities for actions that both reduce emissions and increase resilience, to increase coordination across federal agencies, to provide actionable data on climate impacts so as to inform local decision making, and to consult and cooperate with indigenous communities on all resilience efforts.
The Obama administration has been quick to take action on the Task Force's recommendations, even before they were finalized. On July 16, 2014, President Obama announced a $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition, $10 million in funding for tribal communities to improve climate resilience, and $236.3 million in grants to improve rural electric infrastructure. On November 17, 2014, the day the final recommendations were published, the White House released the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a comprehensive guide to assist local communities in improving climate resilience. On July 9, 2015, the Administration released a report highlighting the progress made on the Task Force&rsquos recommendations and announced new climate resilience efforts. The new efforts included additional funding for tribal communities and the National Disaster Resilience Competition, $10 million for climate resilience in low-income communities, and a new AmeriCorps program dedicated to assisting communities improve their capacity to address climate change.
Goal 3&mdashLead International Efforts to Address Global Climate Change: Bilateral Climate Agreements.
One point that is continually emphasized in the U.S. climate debate is that domestic mitigation efforts will be ineffective if the emissions of developing countries continue to rise unabated. For that reason, the Climate Action Plan stressed the importance of international bilateral agreements on climate. In the two years since the Climate Action Plan was announced, President Obama has reached historic agreements with China, India, and Brazil, three of the world&rsquos top ten greenhouse gas emitting nations.
On November 11, 2014, the United States and China announced a deal in which the United States agreed to reduce its emissions 26-28 percent by 2025, and China, for the first time ever, agreed to cap its emissions by 2030. Additionally, each country committed to further cooperate on clean energy research and to promote alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons. On January 25, 2015, President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new five-year memorandum of understanding on energy security, clean energy and climate change. Among other initiatives, it renewed their jointly funded $125 million Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research. On June 30, 2015, the United States and Brazil reached a deal to expand each country&rsquos renewable energy generation to 20 percent of their energy portfolio by 2030. Furthermore, Brazil agreed to restore 12 million hectares of rainforest by 2030.
These agreements are part of President Obama&rsquos goal to achieve a binding international climate treaty at the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 21st annual Conference of the Parties (COP21) this December in Paris. Additionally, the United States has submitted an aggressive Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the UNFCCC, reaffirming its goal of reducing domestic carbon emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025.
The strategies and goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan demonstrate an understanding of both the existing climate change impacts in the United States, and of the actions necessary to prevent increased future impacts. By prescribing direct work with community and local leaders on climate resilience, the CAP exhibits an understanding of who is most greatly impacted by climate change and a commitment to protect citizens from harm. By outlining efforts for aggressive domestic mitigation efforts, while also committing to help developing nations reduce their emissions, the CAP recognizes that effective climate action must take place at both the local and global scales.
After two years of implementation, and despite a continued battle with Congress, the Administration has made visible progress towards achieving its climate goals. A number of the Climate Action Plan&rsquos short term targets have already been met, such as issuing regulations to limit power sector carbon emissions, developing a Climate Resiliency Toolkit, and working to mitigate methane and hydrofluorocarbon emissions. Additionally, steps have been taken towards achieving the longer term and more aggressive goals outlined in the CAP, such as achieving an international climate treaty. Moreover, the steady pace of new executive actions, regulations, and international partnerships since the CAP's announcement indicates that addressing climate change will likely remain a top priority for the remainder of President Obama&rsquos second term. In the run-up to the release of the Clean Power Plan's final rule, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough underlined this by stating that &ldquothere&rsquos not a more important and pressing issue on the President&rsquos agenda than climate.&rdquo
Obama Has Declared Record-Breaking 89 Disasters So Far in 2011
Kimdan Hurricane Irene , which soaked the entire East Coast in August, to the Midwest tornadoes , which wrought havoc from Wisconsin to Texas, 2011 has seen more billion-dollar natural disasters than any year on record, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
And as America’s hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires set records this year, so too has President Obama in his response to them.
During the first 10 months of this year President Obama declared 89 major disasters, more than the record 81 declarations that he made in all of 2010.
And Obama has declared more disasters — 229 — in the first three years of his presidency than almost any other president signed in their full four-year terms. Only President George W. Bush declared more, having signed 238 disaster declarations in his second term, from 2005 to 2009.
But while the sheer number of bad weather events played a big role in the uptick in presidential disaster declarations, Obama’s record-setting year may have something to do with politics as well.
“There’s no question about it that the increase in the number of disaster declarations is outstripping what we would expect to see, given what we observe in terms of weather,” said Robert Hartwig, the president and economist at the Insurance Information Institute. “There’s a lot of political pressure on the president and Congress to show they are responsive to these sorts of disasters that occur.”
While the president aimed to authorize swift and sweeping aid to disaster victims, Congress was entrenched in partisan battles over how to foot the bill . When Republicans demanded that additional appropriations for a cash-strapped FEMA be offset by spending cuts, the government was almost shut down over disaster relief funding.
Such budget showdowns have become commonplace in Congress, but a similarly slow response to natural disasters by the president has been met with far more pointed and politically damaging criticism. Former President Bush learned that the hard way after what was seen as a botched initial response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
“Ever since that time we’ve seen FEMA try to act more responsively and we’ve seen presidents more engaged in the issues going on with respect to disasters,” Hartwig said.
Mark Merritt, who served as deputy chief of staff at FEMA during the Clinton Administration, said Obama’s record-breaking number of declarations has less to do with politics and more to do with demographics.
People are moving to high-risk areas like beaches and flood plains, more bad weather events are occurring and the country’s infrastructure is “crumbling,” he said.
“It’s not being used any more as a political tool today than it has over the past 18 years,” said Merritt, who is now the president of the crisis management consulting firm Witt Associates. “Everybody can say there’s a little bit of politics involved, and I won’t deny that, but I don’t think it’s a political tool that politicians use to win reelections.”
Politics aside, Obama’s higher-than-ever number of disaster declarations may also have a lot to do with the broad scale of this year’s disasters, which led to more declarations of catastrophes because each state affected by the disaster gets its own declaration.
For example, Hurricane Andrew, which hit Florida in 1992, cost upwards of $40 billion in damage, but resulted in only one disaster declaration because the damage was almost entirely confined to one state.
Hurricane Irene, on the other hand, pummeled much of the East Coast this summer, causing the president to make 9 disaster declarations, one for each state affected. Although there were 8 more declarations for Irene than for Andrew, the Irene caused about $7 billion in damage, a fraction of the damage caused by Andrew (up to $42 billion in today’s dollars).
Each presidential disaster declaration makes the federal government — specifically FEMA — responsible for at least 75 percent of the recovery costs, relieving cash-strapped state and local governments of the billions in damages caused by this year’s hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.
Richard Salkowe, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Florida who studies federal disaster declarations and denials, argued that the trend toward more declarations stems from local governments becoming more aware of the availability of federal funds.
“The local governments and state governments have become more aware of the process and more efficient in using it,” Salkowe said. “I’d say yeah, there are more states that have overwhelming needs, and that may have lead to the Obama administration declaring more disaster areas.”
Obama to deport illegals by 'priority'
Bowing to pressure from immigrant rights activists, the Obama administration said Thursday that it will halt deportation proceedings on a case-by-case basis against illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.
The move marks a major step for President Obama, who for months has said he does not have broad categorical authority to halt deportations and said he must follow the laws as Congress has written them.
But in letters to Congress on Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said she does have discretion to focus on “priorities” and that her department and the Justice Department will review all ongoing cases to see who meets the new criteria.
“This case-by-case approach will enhance public safety,” she said. “Immigration judges will be able to more swiftly adjudicate high-priority cases, such as those involving convicted felons.”
The move won immediate praise from Hispanic activists and Democrats who had strenuously argued with the administration that it did have authority to take these actions, and said as long as Congress is deadlocked on the issue, it was up to Mr. Obama to act.
“Today’s announcement shows that this president is willing to put muscle behind his words and to use his power to intervene when the lives of good people are being ruined by bad laws,” said Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, who has taken a leadership role on the issue since the death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in 2009.
The new rules apply to those who have been apprehended and are in deportation proceedings, but have not been officially ordered out of the country by a judge.
Ms. Napolitano said a working group will try to come up with “guidance on how to provide for appropriate discretionary consideration” for “compelling cases” in instances where someone already has been ordered deported.
Administration officials made the announcement just before Mr. Obama left for a long vacation out of Washington, and as members of Congress are back in their home districts.
The top House Republican on the Judiciary Committee said the move is part of a White House plan “to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal immigrants.”
“The Obama administration should enforce immigration laws, not look for ways to ignore them,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The Obama administration should not pick and choose which laws to enforce. Administration officials should remember the oath of office they took to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the land.”
Immigration legislation has been stalled in Congress for years as the two parties have sparred over what to include.
Republicans generally favor stricter enforcement and a temporary program that would allow workers in the country for some time, but eventually return to their home countries. Democrats want the legislation to include legalization of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now in the country, and want the future guest-worker program to also include a path to citizenship so those workers can stay permanently.
Since 2007, when the issue stalled in the Senate, more than 1 million illegal immigrants have been deported.
Democrats said those deportations are breaking up families and that it’s an unfair punishment for a broken system.
Hispanic voters are a key voter bloc as Mr. Obama seeks re-election next year, but many of them felt he broke his promise to them to work on legislation once he took office. Thursday’s move already was paying dividends as Hispanic advocacy groups praised the steps.
“After more than two years of struggle, demonstrations, direct actions and other activities, the administration has signaled that they are capable of delivering direct relief for immigrant families,” said Casa de Maryland, a pro-immigrant group. “We eagerly await confirmation from community members that their families can now expect to remain together.”
Two years ago, some staffers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had prepared a draft memo arguing that the administration retained broad powers that could serve “as a non-legislative version of ‘amnesty.’ “
But agency leaders and others in the administration had argued that the memo was inaccurate.
It was unclear Thursday how many people might be affected by the new rules. Pressure groups said up to 300,000 people could be eligible. In fiscal year 2010 alone, the government deported nearly 200,000 illegal immigrants who it said did not have criminal records.
Given the case-by-case basis of Thursday’s announcement, though, the groups said the actual number of people allowed to stay could be far lower.
In June, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles interior immigration law enforcement, issued guidance expanding authority to decline to prosecute illegal immigrants. The goal, ICE leaders said, was to focus on catching illegal immigrants who have committed other crimes or are part of gangs.
The chief beneficiaries of the guidance are likely to be immigrant students who would have been eligible for legal status under the Dream Act, which stalled in Congress last year.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, who asked Homeland Security this year to exempt illegal-immigrant students from deportation, said the move will free up immigration courts to handle cases involving serious criminals.
Obama Wins The Gold For Worst Economic Recovery Ever
If mismanaging an economic recovery were an Olympic event, President Obama would be standing on the middle platform right now, accepting the gold medal.
Deep recessions are supposed to be followed by strong recoveries, but, under Obama, the worst recession since the 1930s has been followed by the slowest economic recovery in the history of the republic. In a very real sense, there has been no recovery at all—things are still getting worse.
To win the gold for economic mismanagement, Obama had to beat out some very tough competitors, including the previous Olympic record holder, George W. Bush. Let’s look at how Obama pulled it off.
For those not familiar with the sport, the Olympic “Worst First Three Years of Economic Recovery” event is a pentathlon—it’s composed of five individual trials.
The trials making up this pentathlon are as follows: 1) total employment growth 2) unemployment rate reduction 3) per capita GDP growth 4) change in the Real Dow and 5) change in real produced assets.
Because the goal is economic mismanagement, in the total employment growth event, the lowest number wins.
Obama was victorious in this trial by producing an increase in jobs during the first 36 months of his economic recovery of only 1.72%. This handily beat out Bush 43, who turned in a jobs gain of 2.93% during his recovery, and the team of Bush 41 and Bill Clinton, who delivered 3.64% more jobs during theirs. And, Obama absolutely creamed Ronald Reagan, who produced an increase in total jobs of 8.97% during the first three years of the economic recovery that he oversaw.
Obama struggled in the “reducing the unemployment rate” event. It was easy for Obama to do worse than Reagan, who had reduced the “headline” (U-3) unemployment rate by a massive 3.8 percentage points during the first three years of his recovery. However, in terms of turning in a bad unemployment performance, both the Bush 41 – Clinton team and Bush 43 had started with an unfair advantage.
Obama’s recovery came out of the blocks with an unemployment rate of 9.5%, which was far higher than where either the Bush 41 – Clinton team started (6.8%) or where Bush 43 began (5.5%). Accordingly, it was much harder for Obama to do worse than those two, because he would have to produce a smaller reduction in the unemployment rate than they did.
When the scores were first totaled, Obama (at 1.3 percentage points of reduction in the unemployment rate) was far behind both the Bush 41 – Clinton team (at 0.3 percentage points), and Bush 43 (at 0.1 percentage points).
However, Obama appealed to the judges, pointing out that, when measured by the more comprehensive “SGS Alternate Unemployment Rate” published by Shadow Government Statistics, he had actually managed to kattalashtirish; ko'paytirish unemployment by 2.0 percentage points during his economic recovery. Meanwhile, the other three competitors had reduced their jobless rates, no matter how you measured them. The judges agreed, and they awarded first place in this event to Obama.
The officials then studied the replay tapes, and gave Obama extra credit for managing to push the U.S. 2.5 million jobs farther away from full employment during his economic recovery. The other three contestants could not match that.
Next up was the “real per capita GDP growth” event. Obama won this one decisively.
The total increase in real GDP per capita during the first three years of Obama’s recovery was only 4.34%. This was worse than Bush 43 (5.98%) and the Bush 41 – Clinton team (5.61%). Once again, Ronald Reagan brought up the rear in this important area of economic mismanagement. He produced a stunning 15.36% gain in real per capita GDP during the first three years of his economic recovery.
The last two trials in the Olympic “Worst First Three Years of Economic Recovery” pentathlon relate to building a prosperous future for the U.S. economy.
The Real Dow is the Dow Jones Industrial Average divided by the price of gold. It is a proxy for the driving force to invest in economic growth, rather than to park capital in “safe” investments like gold and government bonds.
In the Real Dow event, Obama had to settle for second place. Bush 43 beat him soundly by managing to depress the Real Dow by a massive 35.6% during the first three years of the economic recovery that he oversaw. However, in terms of economic destruction, Obama turned in a creditable performance, pushing the Real Dow down by 11.6% during his first three years of economic recovery.
In this event, the Bush 41 – Clinton team did not seem to be clear on the concept. The Real Dow rose by 13.5% during their watch. And, once again, Ronald Reagan came in dead last, producing a massive 89.9% increase in the Real Dow during the first three years of his powerful economic recovery.
Obama finished strong by blowing away the competition in the “change in real produced assets” trial. Produced assets comprise the physical infrastructure of our economy, and economic progress depends upon building up our stock of produced assets.
During the first full year of Obama’s economic recovery (2010), real produced assets actually fell by 1.41%. This is the biggest drop during the 60 years for which data is available. It is also the only decline ever observed during an economic recovery.
Ronald Reagan finished second in this trial with a 0.16% increase in fixed assets during 1983. The Bush 41 – Clinton team and Bush 43 tied in this event. They both produced a 3.42% gain in real produced assets, in 1992 and 2002, respectively.
We should all be proud that Barack Obama has won the Olympic gold medal in the “Worst First Three Years of Economic Recovery” event, and reward him accordingly in November.
The Obama administration intervened in court to ensure that BP’s Gulf drilling operations would go forward, even in the absence of serious environmental and safety studies, a World Socialist Web Site analysis of 2009 legal documents reveals.
The administration’s efforts applied not only to deep sea drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, but specifically to the site that would be used by BP’s Deepwater Horizon drill rig, which on April 20 exploded, killing 11 workers and generating an oil slick that is inflicting an unprecedented environmental and economic disaster on the Gulf Coast.
A May 11, 2009 legal brief written on behalf of Obama’s secretary of the interior, Ken Salazar, requested that the Washington, DC federal court of appeals overturn or amend an earlier decision blocking new drilling in the Gulf of Mexico’s outer continental shelf. The petition referred specifically in several instances to site “206”—the same area where the Deepwater Horizon would explode in a blowout less than one year later.
In July of last year, the court of appeals partially approved Salazar’s petition, under the condition that the administration would produce an environmental impact study for Gulf of Mexico drilling operations. The study has not yet been completed.
The court of appeals had earlier ruled that expanded deep sea drilling related to the Bush administration’s “Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program, 2007-2012” violated the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) because it failed to adequately analyze the “relative environmental sensitivity” of impacted areas.
That decision came on April 17, 2009, only 11 days after the Obama administration granted BP a “categorical exemption” from producing a legally required environmental impact study and approving its exploration plan for site 206, the future location of Deepwater Horizon.
In appealing this ruling, the Department of the Interior argued that the Center for Biological Diversity, which had brought the suit, had “‘not identified any injury arising from the mere existence of these [drilling] leases, nor from further exploration and development activity on the Gulf of Mexico leases.”
Referring to “leases 204-207,” the Obama administration argued that exploration had already begun, and that “attempting to restore the status quo ante would therefore be extraordinarily difficult.” It went on to note the substantial amounts of money that oil firms had already wagered on the exploitation of the deposits.
“Salazar approved BP’s exploration plan without any environmental analysis on April 6, 2009, knowing that the lease could get struck down by an active lawsuit,” said Kieran Suckling of the Center for Biological Diversity. “When it was struck down 11 days later, he went back to court to get the BP exploration drilling (and other areas) removed from the vacature. His success in this legal maneuver allowed BP’s exploration drilling to take place, resulting in the April 20, 2010 catastrophic disaster.”
The Department of the Interior did not return calls for comment on the story. The lawyer for the Department of Justice who litigated the case, Sambhav Sankar, said he could not discuss the matter. A call to his superior in the Justice Department, Andrew Ames, was not returned at the time of writing.
The Obama administration’s legal intervention to continue deep sea Gulf drilling shows that it not merely shares with the Bush administration indirect responsibility for the disaster through its failure to adequately regulate the industry. It actively intervened to release BP from legally required environmental assessments for the very drill site that would produce the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Even since the explosion on the rig, the Obama administration has continued to grant “categorical exemptions” for deep sea oil drilling—27 in all, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. On March 31, Obama issued his own “Five-Year Program” for offshore and deep sea drilling, The plan surpasses even that of the Bush administration, calling for opening up areas for drilling stretching from Delaware to Florida on the Atlantic Coast as well as along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
The media has largely ignored the growing evidence that implicates the Obama administration in the disaster. Coverage of the oil spill, already one of the worst ecological catastrophes in history, has been eclipsed for more than a week by media focus on the failed Times Square bombing attempt.
Where the media has addressed the Obama administration’s role in the disaster, it has attempted to fashion a “new narrative” for the explosion, in which the administration’s early indifference is replaced by supposedly quick action.
Over the weekend, an Associated Press news analysis attempted, with limited success, to portray an energetic response to the crisis. The story simply overlooked all the evidence to the contrary, including the multiple press briefings given by press secretary Robert Gibbs beginning the day after the explosion. Quotes from Gibbs, in which he at first expressed only dim awareness of the disaster and later used it as a chance to play up Obama’s call for increased drilling, are freely available on the White House web site. (See “Obama seeks to contain anger over BP oil spill”)
Obama’s allies in the liberal and “left” media, meanwhile, have sought to pin blame for the spill entirely on the Bush administration, disregarding the fact that Obama has carried on the same policies unchanged.
This is the thrust of a Monday column in the New York Times by liberal columnist Paul Krugman, “Sex & Lies & the Spill,” which attributes the disaster to “the collapse in government competence and effectiveness that took place during the Bush years.” Krugman notes that under Bush federal regulators “minimized the environmental risks of drilling,” “failed to require a backup shutdown system that is standard in much of the rest of the world,” “exempted many offshore drillers from the requirement that they file plans to deal with major oil spills,” and “specifically allowed BP to drill Deepwater Horizon without a detailed environmental analysis.”
While the Bush administration is certainly culpable for the disaster, all of the regulatory inaction cited by Krugman in fact continued under Obama. This includes, as Krugman is forced to acknowledge, the exemption given for the Deepwater Horizon site. But Krugman exculpates Obama by lamely noting that “the administration hadn’t yet had time to put its stamp on” the Minerals Management Service (MMS).
Krugman concludes by arguing that the spill shows the need for a new “attitude toward government,” citing as good examples of this attitude a recent speech by Obama and “the Clinton years.” Similarly, the Nation magazine declares the spill “an opportunity” that could be used “to put all politicians, including President Obama, on the spot and to demand that we move in a fundamentally new direction.”
If the spill shows anything, it is that there is no means of challenging the stranglehold of the corporate oligarchy through supporting the Democratic Party. Since the Carter administration, Democratic presidents have advanced deregulation every bit as much as their Republican counterparts. Indeed, in explaining their lack of regulatory enforcement on oil rigs, MMS officials have cited a law passed during the Clinton years that required all federal agencies to adopt industry standards.
BP employees handed over $71,000 to Barack Obama in the 2008 elections—more than to any other candidate—and the corporation has spent tens of millions in lobbying over the past three years, in the process purchasing the support of such powerful politicians as former Democratic Party lobbyists John and Tony Podesta, former Democratic Senator Tom Daschle, former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, former Bush Environmental Protection Agency head Christine Todd Whitman, and Leon Panetta, until he was installed as Obama’s CIA director.
A Monday report from the Los Anjeles Tayms points out that two members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which will investigate the explosion and spill, received the third and fourth most campaign funding from BP in 2008: Republican Senator John McCain ($37,700) and Democrat Marry Landrieu of Louisiana ($16,000). BP gave about 40 percent of all campaign contributions to Democrats in the last election cycle, and 60 percent to Republicans.
Behind the political decisions that created the conditions for the Deepwater Horizon disaster are enormous financial interests. BP, the world’s fourth largest corporation, was part of a large-scale oil industry push out into the deeper waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Until the last decade, oil industry workers referred to the Gulf as “the dead sea,” owing to the stagnation in its output. But the sharp increase in oil prices in recent years whetted the appetite of the industry for fields once considered unprofitable—including those one mile beneath the sea.
When the lease sale opened for site 206 in a New Orleans auction conducted by the MMS, “bidders went on the mother of all shopping sprees,” industry journal Upstream Review wrote in March of 2008, “doling out a record $3.67 billion in . bids on oil and gas exploration tracts.” The bidding, so high that it “left jaws hanging in The Big Easy,” was driven by “insatiable appetites for the emerging Lower Tertiary oil play in deeper waters of the Gulf and ‘ultra-deep’ natural gas plays beneath shallower waters of the Gulf’s Outer Continental Shelf.”
“It’s the price of oil and gas right now that’s providing a lot of money and a lot of interest in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Lars Herbst, regional director for the MMS, who continues to hold the same position under Obama.