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Entergy Blames Slow-Moving Isaac for Its Contractor Glitches

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

How did Isaac stack up against past hurricanes? The slow-moving storm, with its rain and strong winds, damaged power grids across Louisiana, according to Entergy. Hall said "for New Orleans, Isaac was the second biggest storm in terms of customer outages after Katrina."

Mary Landrieu Goes to Bat for Louisiana's Wetlands

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today gave testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Dril...

Vlogging For Gustav: How You Can Help

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Glynnis-Ana-Rachel early-morning vlog show is back, this time fully-clothed and well-fed after the Politico breakfast, which was well-tweeted here...

Sheltering Animals from the Storm

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Markarian

Led by Senators Ted Stevens and Frank Lautenberg, and Reps. Tom Lantos and Chris Shays, the PETS Act set national policy on how to deal with animals in disasters in a post-Katrina environment.

An Expat's View of the Conventions: End of Summer in America and Back "Home" to Europe

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vivian Norris

I am a Democrat but actually found the old McCain palatable once upon a time...where in the hell did the real John McCain go?

GOP Attention Diminishes With The Winds Of Hurricane Gustav

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

The best bet to weather natural disasters may be to live in an election swing state, then what happens in the the weeks after the disasters hit might really matter.

MediaBizBuzz on Democrats, Republicans, Gustav and Ike

Jerry Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerry Weinstein

Click for News, Photos and all the links to major press coverage of the Republican Convention and for the Democratic reaction. This past week could ha...

The Ol' Boys of Braithwaite

Randy Fertel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Fertel

Monday morning New Orleans breathed a sigh of relief. Only, there was this: we had breathed the same sigh and indulged in the same cliché on an all-too-similar Monday morning three years before.

In the Wake of Katrina, Gustav...

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

As the Gulf Coast picks itself up after Gustav, and the Atlantic coast gets ready for Hannah, Ike, and Josephine, I'm going to fall back on the adage ...

After Gustav: Where's the Home in Homeland?

Linda Cronin-Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Linda Cronin-Gross

One would think that the relatively new federal department, Homeland Security, would be doing its best to defend our homes, to keep us where our heart and hearth reside.

Hurricanes, Three Years Later -- Five Truths

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Hurricanes are big; nature is bigger. Natural systems, not engineered ones, are the only defenses big enough to rely on in a big storm.

Networks, GOP Focus On Hurricane Over Convention

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- "It's like showing up at a party and realizing you're at the wrong place" is how CBS News Washington bureau chief Christopher Isham...

Are Hurricanes Or Wall Street Losses Driving Premium Increases? CNBC Didn't Like My Answer

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Court

The CNBC anchors acted like I'd yelled fire in a crowded movie house when I pointed out this morning that it was investment losses driving insurance p...

When the Levees Broke: Spike Lee's Sonogram of an American Stillbirth

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Barry Michael Cooper

If John McCain is smart, a viewing of When The Levees Broke might put his Straight Talk Express back on the right track. It might even find its way into his acceptance speech on Thursday night.

AP Asks: After Gustav, Is New Orleans Worth It?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The AP asks the rather provocative question of, after hurricane Gustav, whether 'New Orleans is worth it?': Those who love New Orleans say Hurricane ...

Gustav Evacuees Land In Chicago

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Millions of people have been scrambling to get out of New Orleans before Gustav hits. And some of those evacuees have ended up right here in Chicago. ...

Updated Convention Schedule For Monday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***Check back for updates*** Read more about the convention at the Republican Convention Big News Page and the HuffPost's Politics section UPDATE,...

Gustav - A Cynics Blessing for McCain

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hannah Fisher

At a time when delegates, supporters and journalists gather in St Paul's, Minneapolis, to witness the commencement of the Republican National Conventi...

The Katrina Myth

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

Katrina was a natural disaster. (False) New Orleans is located in the wrong place and should be relocated. (False) New Orleans is entirely below sea level. (False)

Gustav and Oil Price Hysteria

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Why is it that our media hardly ever gets it right and lets the oil industry and the speculators run roughshod over our pocketbooks?

McCain Plans To Use Hurricane To His Advantage

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As often as not, presidential campaigns are won or lost because of the unexpected, not the predictable. In the heat of a final push towards Election D...

The Rovian Politics of Choosing Sarah Palin

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Karl Rove's minions may be smiling at the brazen gamesmanship of this pick: but if Americans fall for it, they should know all too well what to expect.

Tropical Storm Gustav Agrees to Fill in for President Bush

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Young

"We had a last minute choice to make. Bush or Gustav," said Republican National Committee Chairman Robert M. "Mike" Duncan. "We went with the less risky to the campaign."

Gustav Postpones RNC...And Ends Reagan Revolution

Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marc Cooper

When the post-mortems are written on the now diseased McCain campaign and -- more generally -- on the demise of the Reagan Era, the three top contributing factors of death will be listed as Katrina, Sarah, and Gustav.

Gustav Threatens Not Just New Orleans

Rebekah and Stephen Hren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebekah and Stephen Hren

All eyes are on coastal Louisiana once again, as Gustav roars ahead. While our thoughts and worry center on the human inhabitants in the path of the ...