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Using Outdated Data, FEMA Is Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood Zones

From Maine to Oregon, local floodplain managers say FEMA’s recent flood maps — which dictate the premiums that 5.5 million Americans pay for flood insurance — have often been built using outdated, inaccurate data. Homeowners, in turn, have to bear the cost of fixing FEMA’s mistakes.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE


Hurricane Sandy Blows Away Political Pretense and Ideological Nonsense

When the superstorm destroyed swaths of the Northeast, darkened our largest city and plunged a huge section of the nation into crisis, the anti-government ideology of the tea party Republicans—and its panderers like Mitt Romney—was exposed for what it is.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 READ MORE



Clinton Mocks Romney, ‘Heckuva Job Brownie’ Knocks Obama, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s latest campaign deception and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offering praise for President Obama.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 READ MORE



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Disaster Bill Rejection Boosts Likelihood of Government Shutdown

Members of the House passed a disaster aid spending bill early Friday morning, then went home for a weeklong recess. Hours later, the Senate rejected the bill, making the possibility of a government shutdown Oct. 1 a real possibility.

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 READ MORE



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Funds for Disaster Aid Running Low

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has halted rebuilding projects dating to Hurricane Katrina and has opted to pay for only the “immediate needs” of disaster-torn communities as funding for the agency dries up.

Posted on Aug 30, 2011 READ MORE


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