Barack Obama Breaking News: Obama Aims to Sidestep Congress With New Initiatives to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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President Barack Obama will direct his administration to begin addressing the issue of climate change with a series of ambitious executive branch actions, sidestepping a Congress that has displayed little appetite for addressing the issue. President Barack Obama launched a new plan to tackle climate change with a call to limit carbon pollution from all U.S. power plants and a signal that he would block a proposed pipeline from Canada if it boosted greenhouse gas emissions. Barack Obama heads to Africa for his first extended trip to the continent on a tour of three democratic nations that will offer a mix of cultural tourism and diplomacy. After touching down in Senegal, the United States' first black president will visit the Maison des Esclaves (House of Slaves) on the island of Goree.

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