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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

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The State Department says the project, blocked by Barack Obama, was in the national interest.

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| Obama praises Fema's 'change of culture' during tour of Louisiana flood recovery

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The president applauded Federal Emergency Management Agency’s response while meeting with local politicians and consoling residents affected by disaster
A decade after its reputation was shredded by , Barack Obama praised America’s federal disaster relief agency for embracing a “change of culture” as he surveyed recovery efforts following the latest natural disaster to hit Louisiana.
In 2005 former president George W Bush told Michael Brown, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema), “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job”, in response to Katrina. Ten days later Fema had become shorthand for incompetence and , a setback from which Bush’s standing never fully recovered.

| Obama tells flood-ravaged Louisiana residents: ‘You are not alone’ – video

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Barack Obama visits Baton Rouge on Tuesday, telling residents affected by historic flooding that the country will continue to support them and help them rebuild their lives. Obama also takes a dig at Donald Trump, saying ‘this is not a photo op issue’ . The floods have killed at least 13 people and damaged tens of thousands of homes

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    US spy agencies may have picked up Trump communications: lawmaker

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    Donald Trump's communications may have been swept up in intelligence gathering on suspected foreign agents, according to explosive allegations made by the Republican head of the House intelligence committee. Devin Nunes -- who worked on Trump's transition team and is now leading an investigation into possible links between that campaign team and Russia -- said Trump's communications may have been intercepted late last year. Nunes however said there was no evidence that then-president Barack Obama ordered the surveillance -- as Trump has claimed -- or that the Republican billionaire was the target.

    'I was right' Trump praises instincts for 'correctly' accusing Obama of 'wiretapping'

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    PRESIDENT Donald Trump has claimed he was “right” to accuse Barack Obama’s administration of spying on him.

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    Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

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    U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

    Mississippi governor joins others in backing GOP health plan

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    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has joined seven other Republican governors in a letter endorsing the GOP plan to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law.
    The Thursday letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan was also signed by the ...

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    Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill

    Added: 24.03.2017 5:51 | 4 views | 0 comments


    Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s January inauguration. “This is not going to pass,” Biden said on the steps of the Capitol, standing in front of a large group of House Democrats.

    Vermont environmental summit draws Obama climate chief

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    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama's chief climate negotiator will speak at a Vermont environmental summit.
    The two-day Leahy Center Environmental Summit starts Friday. Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy will introduce Todd Stern, the former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change under President Obama. Stern led the U.S. ...

    Trump sends holiday greetings to Iranians, does not mention travel ban

    Added: 24.03.2017 4:01 | 3 views | 0 comments

    U.S. President Donald Trump, who has sought to ban travelers from Iran and other Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States, issued a holiday greeting on Wednesday to Iranians celebrating the New Year holiday known as Nowruz. Trump, who has also criticized the nuclear deal between Iran and western powers negotiated during President Barack Obama's administration, did not refer to the travel ban in his statement. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land," Trump said in a statement issued by the White House.

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