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Amanda Terkel

Romney Adviser Admits FEMA Doing A Good Job Responding To Sandy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ed Gillespie, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign, admitted on Sunday that the Obama administration is effectively responding to ...

Mother Nature and Mitt

Neil McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

The man who only months ago told us he wanted to shutter the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and outsource disaster relief to the states and localities affected, was eerily silent when journalists asked if he was still of that view. What's he waiting for?

Scary Movie 6: Scenes From Romney's FEMA Privatization

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

ROMNEY ON FUNDING FEMA: "Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the righ...

Hurricane Sandy Shouldn't Be a Political Issue

Scott Blakeman | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Governor Christie had it right when after viewing the devastation in New Jersey he said, "I don't give a damn about Election Day. It doesn't matter a lick to me at the moment. I've got bigger fish to fry."

Emily Swanson

Most Support Federal Disaster Relief: Poll | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds that a large majority of Americans think the federal government should help provide assistance to those impacted by n...

Krugman: Romney's 'Obsession With Killing FEMA' Is 'Pathological'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business

If you ask Paul Krugman, the Republican Party's obsession with shutting down the agency tasked with responding to natural disasters borders on the ins...

On Hurricane Politics and Policy

Ari Melber | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

An attack without an alternative isn't policy -- it's commentary. And no one can seriously argue that our firefighters and first responders will do a better job if we cut their funding, as congressional Republicans have proposed.

Romney's Un-Presidential Response to Hurricane Sandy

Zach Friend | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Zach Friend

Mitt Romney may be the GOP's best actor. He has a foot in every camp, and a position or three on every issue. But as Hurricane Sandy showed this week, the job he's auditioning for so earnestly for demands more than posturing and prose, it demands decisions.

Sandy and the Importance of Government

David Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
David Morris

When disasters hit, the government is the only agent with the authority and capacity to marshal and mobilize resources sufficient to the undertaking

God's Stimulus? It'll Take More Than Just Money to Recover From Sandy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Hurricane Sandy was the stimulus nobody wanted. It took a terrible toll in lives, homes, and dreams. For the families who lost loved ones the tragedy will never end. And yet, in a bitter irony, this terrible storm will spur the kind of spending we should have been seeing all along.

Yes He Did - Romney Opposed Federal Disaster Relief

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Mitt Romney's comments on disaster relief, a week after the Joplin disaster, and his refusal today to answer any questions about FEMA and federal efforts in the wake of the devastation caused by Sandy, are useful bookends -- providing as clear a window into the man's conscience as we're likely to have.

Romney Refuses To Talk About His FEMA Plans

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to answer reporters' questions about how he would handle the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), after a Tuesday "storm re...


Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


NYT Editorial Rips Romney's Argument For Shutting Down FEMA

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

A New York Times editorial published online on Monday night ripped the argument Mitt Romney made for shutting down the Federal Emergency Management Ag...

Jason Cherkis

Romney Vetoed Flood Prep Funding In 2004, Blamed For Subsequent Flooding | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the spring of 2004, Peabody, Mass., got drenched with rain, which flooded the downtown area. After the storm, then-Gov. Mitt Romney a...

Elise Foley

How Would The Paul Ryan Budget Handle Disaster Relief? | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If it had been up to Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, disaster response agencies would likely face lower funding to handl...

Ryan Grim

Romney In Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

During a CNN debate at the height of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA's cash crunch, whether the...