Hurricane Sandy

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Chris Christie accused of Strong-Arming Mayor over Sandy Relief Funds

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was told by top officials in Gov. Chris Christie’s administration that she would get funds to help her city recover from Hurricane Sandy only if she expedited a politically-connected development project, Zimmer said today. Zimmer, a Democrat who has long been an ally of Christie, made the explosive accusation this morning on national television, telling MSNBC host Steve Kornacki that she was pressured by Lieutenant Gov. [...]

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Philippine ‘Super Typhoon’ Haiyan (Yolanda) due to Global Warming

Here is the Headline – Biggest storm in history It was the most powerful storm to ever land. A monster typhoon, with winds reaching 147mph, killed more than 100 people, tossed houses into the sea and sent millions fleeing for shelter in the Philippines yesterday. The poverty-stricken country has already endured almost a year of earthquakes and floods with no fewer than 24 disastrous weather events. The category-5 super typhoon [...]

Hurricane Sandy Pork – What is in the $60.4B Sandy Relief Package?

Hurricane Sandy Pork – What is in the $60.4B Sandy Relief Package?

What looks like a greatly needed bill by it’s title, turns out to be laden with Congressional pet projects and pork.  Folks made fun of those who voted against the Clean Water Act for similar reasons… I mean it IS Clean Water… who could possible be against that? Same goes for this bill, the Sandy Relief package has a few items that don’t seem to fit. Don’t ever let  a [...]

Not a Union Utility worker?  Workers turned away from Helping Sandy Victims in NJ

Not a Union Utility worker? Workers turned away from Helping Sandy Victims in NJ

Volunteer crews who came to help restore power were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a report. Several utility crews from Alabama who arrived in New Jersey to help restore power following Hurricane Sandy were allegedly told to leave because they are not union workers, according to a Huntsville television station. WAFF.com reports crews from Decatur Utilities and Joe Wheeler out of Trinity made [...]

Labor Department ‘Working Hard’ to release Jobs Report before election

Labor Department ‘Working Hard’ to release Jobs Report before election

UPDATE: The U.S. Labor Department on Monday said it is “working hard to ensure the timely release” of the October jobs report, saying it intends to released the report on schedule Friday despite Hurricane Sandy. Friday’s employment report will be the final read on the labor market ahead of the November elections. Initial reports that a delay was possible briefly fueled speculation that the jobs data, good or bad, might [...]

President Obama’s Briefing on Hurricane Sandy

President Obama’s Briefing on Hurricane Sandy

Readout of the President’s Briefing on Hurricane Sandy This morning, President Obama convened a call with FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, National Hurricane Center Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and Homeland Security Advisor John Brennan to receive an update on Hurricane Sandy and ongoing federal actions to prepare for the storm as it continues to move toward the United States mainland. The President directed Administrator Fugate to ensure that all available federal [...]