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Himes rails against GOP House leadership on Sandy

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Here’s a video of U.S. Rep. Jim Himes’ speech on the House floor Wednesday morning condemning the House’s Republican leadership for refusing to bring the Superstorm Sandy relief bill to the floor for a vote.

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When it comes to Sandy media coverage, Malloy overshadowed by neighboring governors

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Superstorm Sandy kept Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy busy. But you might not know it from the national media coverage. A new survey released today found that Connecticut got only a fraction of the national attention paid to its larger neighbors, New York and New Jersey. And the state’s Democratic governor got only a tiny fraction […] [Read More]
Categories: Dannel P. Malloy, FEMA, Sandy

Ron Paul says post-Sandy “price gouging” would’ve helped solve the gas shortage

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In the ‘In Praise of Price Gouging’ newsletter, Paul argues that price gouging is “normal market response of rising prices in the wake of a natural disaster.” [Read More]

The elections must go on: Storm damage can’t stop New York and New Jersey voters

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Just like the Giants/Steelers game, the elections must go on despite the destruction caused by SuperStorm Sandy, decided New York and New Jersey pols this past week. And they had few ideas about how to make that happen. [Read More]

More than bake sales

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The news may have turned to Election Day, but at schools in coastal Greenwich, hit hard with flooding and fire, people haven’t forgotten about Hurricane Sandy. The Riverside School PTA is collecting donations of blankets, toiletries and other items to distribute to those who lost their homes in New York. Pictured is a donation site […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, Sandy

Chris Christie tells FOX that relief efforts in NJ are “much bigger than presidential politics”

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“I’ve got 2.4 million people out of power. I’ve got devastation on the shore. I’ve got floods in the Northern parts of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don’t know me.” [Read More]

Michael ‘Heckuva Job’ Brown asks why Obama responded ‘so quickly’ to Sandy

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The former director of Federal Emergency Management Agency, Michael Brown, has stepped forward on Monday to criticize President Obama’s handling of the current natural disaster. [Read More]

ATR: Storm-themed anti-Obama mailer was produced in September

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John Kartch, spokesman for Americans for Tax Reform: “We’re circulating no such flyer. ATR sent out a mail piece opposing President Obama’s policies using a storm analogy way back in September. Sounds like someone is being dishonest.” [Read More]

Two presidential candidates, two different responses to the big storm

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On the day after Hurricane Sandy smashed into the mid-Atlantic states, the presidential campaign was on hold.

Sort of.

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Hurricane Sandy prompts Obama, Romney to cancel campaign appearances; Biden, Bill Clinton pick up the slack

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Hurricane Sandy has grounded President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but it hasn’t completely shut down the 2012 election campaign. While the president canceled scheduled events in Wisconsin and Florida, Vice President Joe Biden and former President Bill Clinton are continuing to appear at events outside of the hurricane zone. The Obama campaign [...] [Read More]