Hurricane Sandy

Conservative Columnist: Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Was ‘A Rape of the Treasury’

Fox News' contributor and syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer defended John Boehner's decision not to bring a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy Relief bill to the floor last week, saying the Speaker had prevented a "rape of the Treasury."
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Hurricane Sandy Relief: A Flood of Hypocrisy

Hurricane Sandy Relief: A Flood of Hypocrisy
Republican hypocrites have voted the federal flood insurance program into debt, and now are using that debt as an excuse to vote against relief aid for storm-battered areas of the East Coast.
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King Calms Down: I'd Still Vote for Boehner

King told NBC's Today on Thursday that Boehner had ultimately come through for New York and New Jersey and said he expected Boehner to be reelected as speaker. King said he would vote for Boehner. Boehner, R-Ohio, assured the lawmakers that the money from the two House votes would roughly equal the $60 billion package of aid that passed the Senate, King said.
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Obama Returns to Kailua for Vacation as Congress Implodes

A week after rushing to Washington to help end a tense, end-of-year standoff with Congress, President Barack Obama is back in Hawaii for vacation. The president arrived in Honolulu before 5 a.m. local time and immediately rejoined his family in their rented beachside vacation home in Kailua, a picturesque Honolulu suburb on the east side of Oahu.
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Physics Professor: Last Decade ‘Hottest 10 Years Ever Recorded’

As coastal areas in the Northeast continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one professor thinks a larger trend in climate change reveals these 100-year storms will become more frequent over the next century - and more deadly.
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Way to Go Congress: Load Up Sandy Emergency Bill with Pork

Way to Go Congress: Load Up Sandy Emergency Bill with Pork
The Senate opened debate on the aid measure seven weeks after the storm swept up the East Coast, causing extensive damage in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and killing more than 120 people. Several Republicans say they're sympathetic to Sandy victims, but they favor a smaller aid package for the moment and suggest cutting other federal programs to pay for parts of it.
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How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters

How Cellphone Companies Have Resisted Rules for Disasters
In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More than 30 percent of American households now rely exclusively on cellphones.
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Tons Of Trash From Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy left enough debris across New York to fill three football stadiums. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is working to clean it up.
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Real Romney Blames Obama 'Gifts'

Mitt Romney refuses to accept responsibility for his election loss.
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After a petition: Hurricane Sandy diaster relief workers get health coverage

Do you think the first responders who came to our aid when Hurricane Sandy hit should have health protection if they get sick or injured taking care of us?
Well, they're going to get it, thanks to some on line activism;  a Change.org petition posted by Dena Patrick of Wishadoo!, the "Craigslist of Compassion" which connects people in need with people who want to help through a Wishlist posted there.
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