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Could Sandy Postpone The Election?

One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election might even be postponed.

10/30/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Opinion: Selectively Presidential: Obama Chooses To Be Presidential When It’s Convenient

When the storm and its headlines have passed, however, the questions about the Benghazi tragedy should continue full force as November 6 continues to near. During the much-needed questioning and impending investigation, it would be grand if President Obama would remain presidential throughout the process.

10/30/2012

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: Sandy Reminds Us Of The Need For FEMA And That Romney Would Shut It Down

Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.

10/30/2012

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

Isaac Models

North Texas Plays Key Role As Isaac Approaches Gulf Coast

It may be an eight-hour drive to the Gulf Coast, but North Texas will once again play a key role if Isaac goes from bad to worse.

08/27/2012

Emergency crews drop fire retardent slurry while battling a running wildfire that is threatning homes on April 19, 2011 in Strawn, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

FEMA Wildfires Declaration Now Includes 119 Texas Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has expanded its wildfires disaster declaration area for Texas to include 119 counties.

12/14/2011

A bull tries to escape a running wildfire on April 19, 2011 in Graford, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmaker Says FEMA Fire Denial Hurts State

A U.S. House member from Texas says he was “deeply troubled” by FEMA’s refusal to declare virtually all of Texas a major disaster area.

05/05/2011

Request For Hermine Funds Denied

Some Arlington condo owners are trying to figure out their next move now that they’ve been told there will be no help from FEMA to cleanup from Tropical Storm Hermine. 

10/11/2010

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