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Steve King: Don’t spend Sandy relief on ‘Gucci bags and massage parlors’

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) insisted on strict guidelines for any federal relief packages for victims of superstorm Sandy during a debate Tuesday night. “I am going to ask them to lay this out,” King said, according to The Des Moines Register. “Don’t just throw a dart at the dartboard and…

Cenk Uygur calls New York media out for ignoring climate change

Current TV host Cenk Uygur said Tuesday he hoped the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy shook the New York-based national media out of its complacency regarding climate change. “If tornadoes hit you in the Midwest, well, they didn’t see it,” Uygur said on The Young Turks. “If hurricanes hit you…

Bernard Goldberg: Reporters ‘wish’ hurricane hit swing states to help Obama

Fox News media analyst Bernard Goldberg on Tuesday accused mainstream media reporters of “wishing” that Hurricane Sandy had devastated swing states so that it would make President Barack Obama look more presidential. “Do you think that more than a few reporters are sort of wishing that the hurricane had not…

Tucker Carlson: Voters will punish Obama for Hurricane Sandy

The Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson is suggesting that voters will look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and subconsciously blame President Barack Obama. “I think in general natural disasters have a greater capacity to hurt — for example, [Hurricane] Katrina — than they do to help,” Carlson told Fox…

Clinton rips Romney for mocking Obama’s climate change concern

Former president Bill Clinton on Tuesday lashed out at Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for using comments Barack Obama made about climate change as an applause line to mock the president. At a campaign event in Minnesota, Clinton pointed out that Romney’s climate change jokes seemed a lot less funny…

Maddow: Romney donations may be useless to Red Cross

Rachel Maddow dedicated a portion of Tuesday night’s program to discussing the plan by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s presidential campaign to solicit donations of canned goods and other supplies for the Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, and how they ultimately may end up being more bother…

Gov. Malloy: Infrastructure needs to be hardened for climate change

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) on Tuesday night said the United States needed to rebuild its infrastructure to protect against extreme weather caused by climate change. “Number one, I have been talking about climate change since 1997,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “It’s happened. It’s alive and well in…

Romney refuses questions about eliminating FEMA during his ‘storm relief event’

At a so-called “storm relief event” on Tuesday, GOP hopeful Mitt Romney repeatedly refused to answer questions about his promise to eliminate the federal agency responsible for responding to disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the east coast this week. “TV pool asked Romney at least five times…

Glenn Beck: ‘When Navy SEALs called the president, he let them die’

It has been a while since we’ve heard from Glenn Beck, but far be it from him to sit out a major media event like Hurricane Sandy without venturing some form of comment. While the former Fox News and CNN Headline News personality did not find a way to blame…

Maddow: Events like Sandy are when ‘government really matters’

Monday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed how natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy are the times when “government really matters.” In major emergencies, rescue and relief must be coordinated on a massive scale, she said, and it’s necessary to have infrastructure in place and smart…

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