Climate Change

CQ Researcher Hot Topic Report Will the administration’s new initiatives be effective? Increasingly dire scientific warnings about climate change are propelling international and U.S. panels to recommend heightened, immediate action to reduce manmade causes of greenhouse gas emissions. But the possibility of a unified global approach to climate change appears less likely as leaders continue

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Future WTO Accords Remain Uncertain In Wake of U.S.-India Standoff on TFA

Bloomberg BNA The World Trade Organization grabbed headlines in late 2014 by approving the first multilateral deal in its nearly 20-year history, but many observers disagree about whether that milestone portends more extensive deals to ease cross-border trade internationally or increased conflict among members and further reliance on alternative avenues for negotiation. ‘‘The worst has

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Congress and the Nation

Chapter 6: Transportation, Commerce, and Communications Transportation and communication issues were recurring themes in national debates during President Barack Obama’s first term, but legislative efforts had inconsistent results as the White House and Congress primarily searched for ways to help Americans cope with a deepening recession and tussled over how to rein in the federal

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The Internet World Storms Washington

May 29, 2012 This Congress’s high-profile debate on legislation aimed at combating online piracy unleashed a flood of lobbying spending and maneuvering that brought to light the powerful forces of the Internet world. Google, Yahoo, Wired.com and many other Internet-related businesses achieved what some considered a hard earned — and high priced — coup against

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