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.
There’s no trick-or-treating at the White House this Halloween.
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses to superstorm Sandy and the misery it inflicted on millions.
Officials were investigating whether rain and wind from Hurricane Sandy caused a traffic fatality on Monday, as Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency prompted by the storm that also threatened to bring heavy snow to some parts of West Virginia.
President Barack Obama has spent months trying to balance his re-election bid with running the government. Now, just when his campaign needs him the most, with little more than a week before the election, his official job is beckoning.
Dominion Virginia Power estimates up to 1 million customers could lose power over the next few days as Hurricane Sandy barrels by Virginia.
Federal workers in the Washington area are getting a day off thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is asking President Obama for a federal emergency declaration even before a superstorm makes landfall in his state.