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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about proposals to reduce gun violence, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington. This is what âForwardâ looks like. Fast forward, even. President Barack Obamaâs campaign slogan is springing to life in a surge of executive directives and agency rulemaking touching many of the affairs of government. They are shaping the cost and quality of health plans, the contents of the school cafeteria, the front lines of future combat, the price of coal. They are the leading edge of Obamaâs ambition to take on climate change in ways that may be unachievable in legislation.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)