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Obama's new emissions rules likely to help shape White House race

Obama's new emissions rules likely to help shape White House race

With Monday's release of landmark rules to combat global warming, President Obama is putting into place what probably will be the last piece of his ambitious second-term agenda – one that highlights deep divisions in the country and helps shape the race to succeed him. On immigration, healthcare, same-sex marriage and now climate change, Obama has aggressively used the powers of his office to align public policy with the values and aspirations of a largely urban, liberal and minority constituency heavily concentrated on the East and West coasts. In the process, he has courted a backlash from Republican constituencies and states – an older, whiter population...

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