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Palin Counsels Akin, Hurricane Threatens Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Paul Ryan’s extreme anti-abortion record and why the GOP’s “We Built This!” convention theme isn’t exactly correct—at least, not when it comes to the venue it chose. 

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 READ MORE


A Look at the Flooding in Vermont

The 24/7 news cycle and the accompanying cacophony of voices competing for attention meant that little time remained to understand the extent of the damage Hurricane Irene caused in Vermont.

Posted on Aug 31, 2011 READ MORE



FEMA News Photos / G. Mathieson

Eric Cantor Exploits Disaster, Pushing Budget Cuts

The No. 2 GOP leader in the House says additional funds for FEMA will have to be matched by budget cuts, and we know from past experience what that means: less funding for programs that assist the poor and elderly without a hope of raising taxes. Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown thinks it’s a good idea. (more)

Posted on Aug 30, 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.

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Bachmann Blames Deadly Natural Disasters on God’s Wrath

Michele Bachmann’s press secretary said the candidate was obviously speaking in jest when she attributed the recent earthquake and storm afflicting the East to an angry God. Well, as long as she was only joking about events that killed at least 35 people. ....

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 READ MORE



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Vermont Feels Irene’s Wrath

While New York City escaped the worst of Tropical Storm Irene, much of Vermont did not. The state saw bridges washed away, roads battered and power lines downed in the midst of what officials say is the worst flooding in more than 80 years. (more)

Posted on Aug 29, 2011 READ MORE


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Hurricane Irene Hits the Coast (Updated)

Update: Downgraded from hurricane status, tropical storm Irene traipsed through New York City on Sunday morning, causing significantly less damage than had been anticipated. Still, high winds downed trees, heavy rain caused sporadic flooding and more than a million people in the region lost electrical power. (more)

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE



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Facing Hurricane Irene, NYC Officials Order Evacuations

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, New York City and state officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation of 250,000 people in flood-susceptible communities and announced plans to shut down much of the coastal region’s transit system, including subways, by noon Saturday.  (more)

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 READ MORE



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Hurricane Katrina Pain Index 2011

With Hurricane Irene fixing to beat up much of the American Mid-Atlantic, now may be a good time to examine the legacy of Hurricane Katrina and U.S. “government bungling” for many of the still-stunned inhabitants of New Orleans. (more)

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 READ MORE



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Hurricane Irene Draws a Bead on East Coast

Nature is giving jittery East Coast residents no rest after Tuesday’s 5.9 magnitude earthquake. Hurricane Irene, a Category 3 storm carrying winds of up to 115 miles per hour, is making its way toward the Eastern Seaboard after giving the Bahamas a whipping. (more)

Posted on Aug 24, 2011 READ MORE


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