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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2012 file photo Labor Secretary Hilda Solis speaks in Los Angeles. This is what “Forward” looks like. Fast forward, even. President Barack Obama’s 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 Obama’s ambition to take on climate change in ways that may be unachievable in legislation.  (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)