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Editorial: Prioritizing fighting terrorism over climate change is a no-win scenario

The start of the Paris climate summit on Monday should be a moment of glory for President Obama. His administration has instituted the country’s first serious action against climate change by requiring dirty coal plants to drastically lower emissions. He played a key role in China’s dramatic attitude shift on climate. His rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline prompted a ...

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Editorail: Defeating Islamic State — without a U.S. invasion

When President Obama announced an international campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” Islamic State last year, the organization was primarily a regional threat, inflicting its savagery on the people of Iraq and Syria and on hostages from other countries who were captured in the Middle East. But the coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and the downing of ...

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Dalrymple wants halt to resettlement of Syrian refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is joining several of his counterparts in urging a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. until federal security and screening procedures can be reviewed. Dalrymple says he’s sent a letter to President Barack Obama. He also joined several governors on a call with the White House and officials with multiple ...

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Branstad joins lawsuit challenging EPA clean water rules

DES MOINES, Iowa — Gov. Terry Branstad has joined a federal lawsuit that challenges new federal rules on the oversight of smaller waterways, tributaries and wetlands. Branstad said Tuesday he had intervened in a case pending in North Dakota against the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Branstad says he joins the lawsuit in support of ...

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Obama climate plan puts squeeze on coal state governor

HELENA, Mont. — Democratic governors are being squeezed by the mandate in President Barack Obama’s climate change plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions — perhaps none more than Montana’s Steve Bullock, the one governor in a coal-producing state who faces re-election next year. The Obama plan puts a big target on Bullock’s back as he tries to avoid the fate of ...

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Obama points to blocking Keystone as top accomplishment

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is already citing the decision not to proceed with the Keystone XL pipeline as one of the key accomplishments of his presidency. Obama spoke to the group Organization for Action on Monday. He recounted the improving economy and job numbers and the higher number of people with health insurance coverage. Those are staples in his ...

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Conservative Canadian leader fighting to stay in power

TORONTO — Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s nearly 10 years in power could end next week, along with his dream of shattering Canada’s image as a liberal bastion. Harper, one of the longest-serving Western leaders, is seeking a rare fourth term in Monday’s election but polls show him narrowly trailing Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister ...

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