White House press secretary Jay Carney refused Wednesday to say whether President Obama would expend political capital to back climate-change legislation, despite Mr. Obama's remarks on the topic in his inaugural speech. (Associated Press)

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White House press secretary Jay Carney refused Wednesday to say whether President Obama would expend political capital to back climate-change legislation, despite Mr. Obama's remarks on the topic in his inaugural speech. (Associated Press)