1. Gun ban back on Obama’s agenda:
That didn't take long. Less than a day after President Obama's re-election, the administration breathed new life into the United Nations' previously comatose treaty regulating guns.Read the rest HERE.
Last July, the U.N. General Assembly began formal discussion of the Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to establish "common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms." Talks on the controversial agreement were put on indefinite hiatus after the United States requested an extension to the time allotted to negotiate the agreement. Gun rights supporters blasted the treaty as it inched toward approval, and many suspected U.S. procedural maneuvers were intended to delay the treaty so it wouldn't become a topic of discussion during the election. It appears these suspicions were correct since "indefinite" turned out to mean until hours after Mr. Obama was re-elected....
2. Keystone pipeline pushed to forefront:
With a second term now in hand, President Obama no longer can delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline and must either side with environmentalists within his party or greenlight a major step toward North American energy independence.Read the rest HERE.
The pipeline decision could be an early sign for the direction of Mr. Obama's green agenda for the next four years, after a campaign in which he sparred with Republican opponent Mitt Romney over the pipeline and on issues such as subsidies for alternative energy companies, the future of the coal industry, and drilling policy on federal lands and along the nation's coasts.
Green-energy and environmental groups said Wednesday [November 7, 2012] that they were buoyed by the president's re-election and that they think it will kick off another chapter for clean energy in America. Mr. Obama's previous attempt to tackle carbon emissions, the ill-fated and unpopular "cap-and-trade bill," died in the Democrat-dominated Congress during Mr. Obama's first two years in office, but many of the president's supporters see his re-election as an opportunity to resurrect it....
We frequently hear that we will see a President's real agenda in that President's second term because he no longer has to consider tempering his policies so as to get re-elected.
The above two items are just the beginning of the Obama Agenda. In his 2012 victory speech, he uttered, "The best is yet to come."
We're about to discover what he means by the best, and the meaning will become clear with great alacrity!