Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy flood money got a $9.7 billion approval from the House representatives following a controversial vote delay. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

After Vote Delay, House Approves $9.7B For Sandy Flood Claims

The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.

01/04/2013

File photo of congress in session (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Congress To Vote On Superstorm Sandy Flood Aid

At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting a House floor vote on billions in disaster relief aid for victims of October’s Superstorm Sandy, but only after a host of East Coast Republican lawmakers threatened a near mutiny against GOP Speaker John Boehner.

01/04/2013

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones performs during "12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief"  on Dec. 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Jagger Sparks Controversy With Comment At Sandy Relief Concert: ‘If It Rains In London, You’ve Got To Come Help Us’

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger made an insensitive remark during Wednesday night’s Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Garden.

12/12/2012

A flooded street, caused by Hurricane Sandy, is seen on Oct. 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

US Roads, Airports Not Prepared To Deal With Extreme Weather Catastrophes

The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.

11/22/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.

11/20/2012

Job seekers wait in line (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Jobless Numbers And The Newest Right Wing Conspiracy Theory

There is a new breed of truthers on the right. Joining the paranoid ranks of the advocates of a government role in 9-11 and the birthers fascination with President Obama’s birth certificate are conservatives that believe the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is making up jobs numbers to benefit President Obama.

11/16/2012

Former Vice President Al Gore gives a speech during the "Thinking Green" environmental forum in Gibraltar, on Oct. 21, 2012. (credit: MARCOS MORENO/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore Launches 24-Hour Online Talkfest About Global Warming

Climate change is suddenly a hot topic again. The issue is resurfacing in talks about a once radical idea: a possible carbon tax.

11/14/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his victory speech after being reelected for a second term. Obama won reelection against Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Study: Hurricane Sandy Helped Obama Hold Off Final Romney Push

Barack Obama edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign, and Hurricane Sandy is being looked at as one of the major possible factors.

11/07/2012

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17 Percent of Garrett County, Md. Homes Still Lack Power After Sandy

Potomac Edison says about 3,900 homes and businesses in Garrett County are still without power a week after Superstorm Sandy dumped up to 2 1/2 feet of snow in the far western Maryland mountains.

11/05/2012

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