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State of Disaster

Robert Reich | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Reich

I don't begrudge Texas billions of dollars in disaster relief. But the flow of federal money poses a bit of awkwardness for the Lone Star State. After all, just over a month ago hundreds of Texans decided that a pending Navy Seal/Green Beret joint training exercise was really an excuse to take over the state and impose martial law.

Jason Cherkis

Heckuva Job, Romney: Critics Say Governor Was Slow To Respond To Flood Victims | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney argues that federal disaster response should be handled at the state level, but when disaste...

The Federal Aid Jackpot: States That Receive The Most Federal Assistance (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Think of the census as a sweepstakes worth up to $500 billion per year. In advance of the 2010 Census, a new report by the Brookings Institution poi...