In his second inaugural address, President Obama on Monday declared that dealing with climate change would be a major thrust of his second term—joining other issues such as gun control, immigration and defending Social Security and Medicare.
Given GOP control of the House and Democratic sway in the Senate, does President Obama stand a chance in achieving his hopes? Will his ambitious agenda gain traction via public support or shrivel amid the stark political stalemate?
The president, who visited San Diego several times in recent times, is looking for another victory like health-care reform. Will he have one?