Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

August 27, 2014 1:38 PM

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Obama reportedly plotting end-run around Congress on global climate change deal

President Obama reportedly plans to do an end-run around Congress to forge an international climate change deal, effectively bypassing the Constitution's requirement to get the Senate's approval for a treaty.

The New York Times reported that the agreement is slated to be signed at a United Nations meeting next year in Paris. However, because the U.S. Senate is unlikely to ratify any international climate treaty, Obama’s negotiators reportedly are working toward an alternative agreement – a “politically b...

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