Hurricane Sandy

Christie Blames Kyrillos Loss on Sandy and Obama

For the party of personal responsiblity, nothing ever seems to be their fault. Chris Christie has pinpointed the problem for Joe Kyrillos and (hint!) it's not his fault he didn't win:Christie also said state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos, who unsuccessfully challenges U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, was a tough loss. "I feel awfully for Joe and I think talk about a guy who got a whole series of really unlucky events that happened to him that drew attention away from his race,"...
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NY’s Ongoing Blackout: Hospitals in Lower Manhattan

Long after power is restored from Sandy, the effect of another more-precarious outage is still taking shape: Some of the largest hospitals in lower Manhattan remain shuttered. Other hospitals are scrambling to fill the gap, and concern is rising that the patchwork system can't last for long.
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Climate Refugees in America

This is a chilling video of a voicemail from a Hurricane Sandy victim in the Long Island neighbourhood of Rockaway Peninsula. With scientists telling us that climate change is raising sea levels, storm surges and the intensity of hurricanes there is only one way to describe these folks: they are among the first North American climate refugees.
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Statement of ACLU-NJ Acting Director Ed Barocas

For more on what ACLU-NJ was doing in court today, see this diary.
Posted by ACLU-NJ on Facebook:
Statement from ACLU-NJ Acting Executive Director Ed Barocas on the Essex County Superior Court decision not to allow federal absentee ballots for New Jersey voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy:
"We are disappointed that the judge denied our petition. Altho...
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Guest Author NJ Senator Loretta Weinburg: The Week of Sandy Finally Ends

The week of Sandy! It's been exhausting, horrendous, and astonishing in some ways.
President Barack Obama has shown us all what a great leader does in times of crisis. He has a terrific FEMA agency, and they were on the ground before the storm hit with supplies and equipment. They have been a source of tremendous help with everything from blankets to generators.
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Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'

Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'
Those crazy, radical hippies at Bloomberg Businessweek have gone and done it. With the blunt, no-nonsense cover that likely already appeared on your Facebook feed or Twitter stream or Tumblr dashboard, Businessweek dared state with certainty what so many media outlets have nervously danced around in their coverage of Superstorm Sandy:
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Obama: The Best Choice on Climate Change, Like It Or Not

Regardless of your disappointment on Obama when it comes to his policies, there is no doubt that when compared to Mitt Romney, President Obama is the obvious choice when it comes to climate change. Sam makes the case.
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Rush Limbaugh Laughs in the Face of Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy

As many deal with the destruction Hurricane Sandy left behind, Rush Limbaugh has a good laugh at the "hoax" that is Climate Change. Remember, Rush Limbaugh is one of the main people Republicans and the right wing listen to when developing their outlooks, policies, and more.
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NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama, Citing His Leadership and Romney's Lurch to the Right

[Mitt Romney] couldn't have been more right [about tackling climate change as governor of Massachusetts, including "sign[ing] on to a regional cap-and-trade plan designed to reduce carbon emissions 10 percent below 1990 levels"]. But since then, he has reversed course, abandoning the very cap-and-trade program he once supported. This issue is too important. We need determined leadership at the national level to move the nation and the world forward.
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The Contributor With Eliot Spitzer on Sandy's Political Aftermath

The Contributor's Editor-In-Chief Tina Dupuy was back on with Former NY Governor Eliot Spitzer to talk about a city they both love, New York. They were also joined by Republican Strategist and Communications Aide to the McCain-Palin Campaign, Boris Epshteyn.
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