1. SPEAKING OUT

    Obama: Climate Change Caused Wildfire

    Larry Downing/Reuters

    Just in case the House wasn’t in enough of a tizzy over his last request for emergency funds, in a speech at a fundraiser on Tuesday, President Obama pointed to climate change as a reason for rampant wildfires. “A lot of it has to do with drought, a lot of it has to do with changing precipitation patterns, and a lot of that has to do with climate change,” the president said. The president has asked for $615 million in emergency funds to fight wildfires out West, notably in Washington state, where nearly 400 square miles have been burned.

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