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FEMA Draft Plan: Trailers May Be Used In New Disaster

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — The government may house disaster victims in trailers this hurricane season as a last resort, despite promises never to use them ag...

Active Illness in Children due to Passive Politics: Is This Another Tuskegee Experiment?

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Wilson

The trailers FEMA sent to Katrina refugees were taxpayer-funded carcinogen containers -- with air quality so poor that the agency was issued an order to stop using them due to the high levels of formaldehyde.

FEMA Covered Up Cancer Risks To Katrina Victims

Salon | Sheila Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was publicly shamed when lawmakers revealed the agency, to avoid lawsuits, put off testing traile...

Sam Stein

Giuliani Creates 'Catastrophe Committee,' Appoints Bush Loyalist As Its Head

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign announced on Thursday the formulation of a Catastrophe Advisory Committee, designed to provide the former New Yo...

FEMA Ranks Lowest In Public Approval

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has yet to shake its poor reputation, more than two years after its mishandling of Hurricane Katrina, a poll s...

Fake FEMA Reporters Promoted

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Oct. 23, the day of FEMA's now infamous phony news conference, the agency's former external affairs chief, Pat Philbin, announced plans to promote ...

Housing Shortage Leaves Katrina Victims High And Dry

New York Times | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than two years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is suffering from an acute shortage of housing that has nearly doubled the cost of rental uni...

FEMA Alert: Black Friday

236.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The day after Thanksgiving is the holiday season's so-called "Black Friday," the day when shoppers across the country steel themselves for a flood of ...

2nd FEMA Press Official Resigns In Wake Of Fake Briefing

CNN | Jeanne Meserve | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aaron Walker, press secretary for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, submitted his resignation to FEMA administrator David Paulison Wednesday, a...

Investigation Finds FEMA Press Secretary Behind Fake Wildfire Press Conference

Washington Post | Spencer Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

An internal investigation into a fake news conference staged by the Federal Emergency Management Agency during last month's California wildfires found...

Post-Katrina FEMA Is More Media Savvy

Washington Post | Al Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FEMA has truly learned the lessons of Katrina. Even its handling of the media has improved dramatically. For example, as the California wildfires rage...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Perino Terms A Deliberate Attempt To Mislead The Press "An Error In Judgement"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Friday, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino had to take up the issue of FEMA's decision to stage a Potemkin press conference on the agency's re...

White House Condemns FEMA's Fake News Conference

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House scolded the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday for staging a phony news conference about assistance to victims of wildfires...

FEMA Offers New Guidelines Governing Press Conferences That Look Suspiciously Like The Old Guidelines That Should Have Governed Press Conferences In The First Place

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FEMA Administrator David Paulison, appropriately chastised by the "Anglo-Saxon" remarks of David Chertoff, wants you to know that he's sorry for the p...