"I actually think we're going to solve this thing."That's what President Obama said in a news conference just before he left a United Nations summit on climate change."Climate change is a massive problem," Obama said. "It is a generational problem. It's a problem that by definition is just about the hardest thing for an political system to absorb, because the effects are gradual, they're diffused. And yet despite all that... I'm optimistic. I think we're going to solve it."Just a few years...
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Chris Christie was giving thanks this weekend for one of the biggest prizes in Granite State politics: the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader.It's a notable get for the New Jersey governor, who has struggled to catch fire both nationally and in the early states. Christie had a good performance in this month's GOP debate despite dropping down to the undercard faceoff. He has gotten some momentum after that performance and has been playing up his national security experience in the...
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