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Trade bill clears Senate hurdle, at brink of final passage

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:54 PM

The Senate pushed bipartisan trade legislation to the brink of final approval Tuesday in a combined effort by President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders to rescue a measure that appeared all but dead less than two weeks ago. Full Story

White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

posted on June 26, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a new report Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming. Full Story

Federal eateries join effort to curb animal antibiotic use

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:41 PM

President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in animals raised for meat is starting with his own employees. Full Story

White House Says 16 Cities Leading U.S. on Climate

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:08 PM

The White House is singling out Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and 13 other cities for leading their peers in efforts to address climate change. Full Story

White House Veto Threat Shelves Possible Tax Plan

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored... Full Story

New Emails Show White House Role in Sherrod Ouster

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

A 2010 email from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his department was "waiting for the go-ahead" from the White House before accepting the resignation of employee Shirley Sherrod, according to newly released documents, despite Obama... Full Story

First Lady Invites Top Kid Chefs to "Dinner"

posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House champion of healthy eating is treating more than 50 kid chefs to a "state dinner." The children earned a seat at the table by whipping up mouth-watering yet healthy meals as part of a nationwide contest... Full Story

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)

posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Market to Market (May 16, 2014)
Full Program: A White House Task Force convenes in The Heartland to prepare a response to climate change. Farmers work with urban interests to improve water quality in a leading agricultural state. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

White House Plan Targets Methane Emissions

posted on April 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources, part of President Barack Obama's strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that... Full Story

Can Iowa's Boom Farm Times Shape White House Race?

posted on June 29, 2012 at 11:37 AM

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) -- In the swaying curtain of green fields outside town, Russ Ranniger hums along in his Deere tractor, plowing the same soil his father did, sleeping in the same 1881 wood-frame house he was carried into as a newborn 60 years... Full Story

USDA expands CRP acreage

posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:57 PM

USDA expands CRP acreage
Speaking at an Interior Department event last week billed as the White House Conference on Conservation, President Obama championed clean air standards set in December, saying they would create jobs. Full Story

Market to Market (January 6, 2012)

posted on January 6, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Market to Market (January 6, 2012)
Full Program: Wall Street begins 2012 with a rally, but a key study reveals a slowing economy on Main Street. The frontrunner wins the caucus, while the rural vote bolsters an underdog's bid for the White House. A Nebraska hog producer powers his operation --... Full Story

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