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-- -- They -- we're officially in holiday mode here in Washington.
Short time ago President Obama and his family kicked things off with the lighting of the national Christmas tree.
They have a new entry this year this one is 828 foot Colorado blue spruce it was planted in late October gorgeous.
Two nights ago the capitol Christmas tree.
I was -- -- house speaker John Boehner this -- forced by the first family there in front of the White House.
Maybe we should have fiscal cliff tree.
Both -- together of course it takes a lot of electricity to keep all these trees in those lights burning and now that the election is over.
New attention is being paid to what President Obama will do about energy climate change and carbon emissions.
Here is correspondent -- They brought hundreds of millions of dollars into his reelection campaign.
And -- -- -- -- his reelection President Obama vowed to further the interests of the environmental activist groups that backed him.
To live in America that isn't burdened by debt.
That is what we -- -- my inequality.
By the destructive power of the warming planet.
Congress with the votes of both Democrats and Republicans has successfully fought efforts to pass cap and trade legislation for years.
Which would set limits and -- for polluting industries.
But a number of lawmakers are now sounding the alarm about what they see as the president's efforts to rein in domestic energy production by doing an end run around Capitol Hill.
President couldn't get into legislation now -- -- if you regulation.
Using our tax dollars to make this happen.
Environmental activists say the president is simply doing his job.
He understands says.
Increased drought on record heat wild fires storms like -- that killed a hundred Americans did maybe a hundred billion dollars worth of damage.
Put fourteen feet of water in lower Manhattan this is never happened before.
So this president under understands -- threat we need to do something about it.
A focus that Republican senator Jim in -- says makes -- cents at a time when Washington is in real crisis.
Well all of the attention today in Washington is on the looming fiscal cliff president Obama's administration.
It is quietly handing over billions of dollars to the United Nations in the name.
That was the opening salvo of a recorded message in half cent to -- -- cutter.
-- the US -- -- nearly 200 countries from around the world this week at a United Nations climate issue summit.
-- negotiations continue regarding a large scale climate treaty to be signed by 2015.
While the US senate -- half.
To ratify any international treaty that two thirds vote in -- says he and others are much more concerned about domestic regulations.
He's continued to -- the White House about why the administration failed to issue reports on pending regulations in April and October as required by law.
While the White House wouldn't explain the last two -- -- source there says federal agencies are currently in the process of pulling together that information -- Chad thank you.
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