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Obama Presses GOP To Take Action 'Without Delay'

Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW MIGA AND LARRY MARGASAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling for House Republicans to vote Wednesday on...

Gore Slams Obama On Climate Change In Post-Sandy Speech

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green

* Gore says Congress bows to polluters * New York will not retreat from waterfront-Bloomberg By Edith Honan and Hilary R...

Obama Visits New York To View Sandy Damage

Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

By MATTHEW DALY, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — In the midst of a political tempest that has engulfed his former CIA director and his top military c...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Obama Victory, East Coast Megastorm Raise Hopes For Bolder Climate Action | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green

With President Barack Obama's reelection victory unfolding against the backdrop of an East Coast brought to its knees by last week's historically viol...

Words That Shaped Last Week: 'Hurricane Sandy,' 'Chris Christie,"' and 'Michael Bloomberg'

Vanity Fair | Posted 01.05.2013 | Media
Vanity Fair

For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.

WATCH: Scrapped 'SNL' Obama Sketch

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy

Even though last week's "Saturday Night Live" was the final episode before Tuesday's presidential election, the show was light on political material. ...

Obama's Extended Federal Family Responds to Sandy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama has said many times that he believes we all are our brothers' and sisters' keepers. We all have immediate biological families, but we all also belong to the American family. We share American experiences and values, privileges and responsibilities.

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 ...

Sam Stein

Obama Steps Up Sandy Response | Sam Stein | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before hitting the campaign trail for his final swing before the election, President Barack Obama on Saturday stopped by the headquarter...

Conservatives Attempt To Paint Sandy Response As Obama Failure

Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

As the presidential campaign enters its final days, and with Mitt Romney showing small but substantial polling deficits in key swing states, prominent...

The Power of Pro Bono: How DataKind Helped Prepare NYC for Hurricane Sandy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Natural disasters, with good reason, often encourage people to volunteer. Especially in their own neighborhoods, those less affected are driven to lend a hand to their less fortunate peers.

You Didn't Rebuild That!

Monica Bauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Monica Bauer

Underneath the underhanded, backhanded, ham-fisted mudslinging of this year's presidential campaign is a choice as a simple as a Texas two-step. Do you believe we would all be better off with much less government, or not?

Sam Stein

Obama's First Term Bookended By Crises In New York | Sam Stein | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the fall of 2008, a crisis in downtown Manhattan allowed Sen. Barack Obama to demonstrate leadership skills that helped propel him to...

FEMA Administrator Responds To Michael Brown's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate dismissed criticisms of President Barack Obama's response to Hurricane Sandy lobbed by Michael Brown, who oversaw the ...

Obama, Romney Tread Carefully After Storm

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER AND CHARLES BABINGTON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama put campaign battleground travel on hold to tour...

Obama Resumes Campaigning After Pause For Disaster

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to return to the campaign trail on Thursday with stops in Wisconsin, Nevada and...

Jennifer Bendery

Hurricane Sandy: Obama Visits Red Cross, Warns 'This Storm Is Not Yet Over' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Hurricane Sandy decimated parts of the East Coast, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the Red Cross and deliver...

On Hurricane Sandy

Al Gore | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Al Gore

Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.

Bush FEMA Director Criticizes Obama For Responding Too Quickly To Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director infamously praised by President George W. Bush for doing a "heckuva job" during the aftermath of Hurricane Kat...

Obama Heads To Red Cross In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama headed to the Red Cross on Tuesday. "This storm is not yet over," the president said in...

Politicians React To Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

As superstorm Sandy slammed into the East Coast, members of the political community sought to reassure the public and offer guidance on how to stay sa...

Obama Cancels Wednesday Campaign Appearances In Ohio

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The politics of Hurricane Sandy are obviously difficult to game out. But the White House has clearly decided that it would look uncomfor...

Jennifer Bendery

Hurricane Sandy: Obama Pivots From Candidate To Commander In Chief | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The last thing President Barack Obama wants is to screw up his response to a storm as massive and devastating as Hurricane Sandy, partic...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama: Hurricane Sandy Will Be 'Big And Powerful,' But We're Ready | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Monday expressed confidence that his administration is prepared to take on Hurricane Sandy and said he's not c...

Obama Cancels Campaign Events To Focus On Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

As Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast, President Obama is shuffling his schedule as he attempts to simultaneously manage the storm's impact and...