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  • "Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit

    06/27/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2012 | Keith Coffman
    (Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Wednesday to beat back a fiercely aggressive wildfire raging at the edge of Colorado Springs that has forced at least 35,000 people from their homes and was nipping at the edges of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The so-called Waldo Canyon Fire, fanned by gusting winds, has gutted an unknown number of homes on the wooded fringes of Colorado's second-most populous city and prompted more evacuations as flames roared out of control for a fifth day. President Barack Obama plans to pay a visit to the area on Friday to view the damage, the White...
  • President Obama to tour Waldo Canyon Fire Friday

    06/27/2012 1:58:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    fox 31 Denver ^ | June 27, 2012 | Eli Stokols
    Barack Obama will fly to Colorado Springs Friday to tour the scene of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which continues to ravage homes and forest on the edge of Colorado’s second most populous city. ... Politically, the fire offers Obama a chance to be on the ground in a key swing state assuming the responsibilities of actually being President. Further, with the Supreme Court set to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, traveling to the fire lines on Friday offers the President an opportunity to attempt to turn the page should the Court rule part or all...
  • Colorado Burns. Are Obama’s Environmental and Defense Policies to Blame?

    06/27/2012 1:27:48 PM PDT · by Avoiding_Sulla · 21 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | June 27th, 2012 | Bryan Preston
    Colorado is suffering wildfires this summer, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes, with our own Stephen Green possibly among them. If Colorado’s experience this year is anything like Texas’ experience last year, then it can expect little to no help from the federal government. But Texas is a red state, Colorado is a swing state, so perhaps there’s hope that Obama won’t quite go Soviet on it as he did on Arizona on Monday. Still, the Obama administration has slashed the US Air Force budget by about $4 billion. Sequestration threatens even more cuts. This is relevant to the wildfires...