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Turning climate change into a political football

Fundamentally opposed to any initiative taken by President Obama - because they loathe him - Republican Congressmen are determined to fight the China-US agreement on carbon emissions

Senator McConnell claims the Sino-US deal 'would ensure higher utility rates and far fewer jobs'.


IN A POLITICAL and electoral system dominated by two major political parties, the policy and legislative modus operandi in Washington has traditionally been grounded in a simple assumption: Democrats and Republicans would debate an issue, as they try to mobilise support for