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Obama Calls Out 'Climate Change Deniers In Congress'

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Left unsaid here is that those climate change deniers are all Republicans. And, of course, his environment and energy agenda was scuttled by an alliance those climate change deniers forged with Democrats in fossil fuel states. For a third thing, it's one thing to be so unvarnished at a tony Bay Area dinner party, and quite another to take that line on the campaign trail at major public rallies.

But the remark was nonetheless unusual for a President who often avoids the frank language his sympathetic advocates use.

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