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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…

Norm Coleman assures Ohio voters Romney won’t overturn Roe v. Wade

Former Minnesota Senator and top surrogate for former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s presidential campaign Norm Coleman (R) told a group of voters in Ohio on Monday that Romney would not overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that made abortion legal, a ruling that Romney’s campaign website calls…

Christie praises Obama, doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Romney photo op

The presidential candidates have canceled all campaign events on Tuesday, but Republican New Jersey Chris Christie seemed to be stumping for President Barack Obama by appearing on several networks to praise the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. In an interview on NBC, Christie called Obama “outstanding” for expediting relief efforts.…

Clinton slams Romney: Jeep ad the ‘biggest load of bull in the world’

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday blasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over a misleading advertisement his campaign recently released. “Now it turns out that Jeep is reopening in China because they made so much money here they can afford to do it and they are going on with their…

Romney surrogate: Romney’s Jeep ad is ’100 percent correct and accurate’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Monday said that GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s ad suggesting that Chrysler was moving Jeep production to China was “100 percent correct and accurate” — even though fact checkers have determined the claim is false. “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers…

GOP strategist: Romney ‘right on the button’ in knocking FEMA

A Republican strategist defended his party’s presidential candidate Monday for saying he would privatize disaster relief programs or leave states to fend for themselves. “Most people don’t have a positive impression of FEMA,” Ron Bonjean said Monday. “I think Mitt Romney was right on the button.” Bonjean was referring to…

Trump insists effort to extort Obama for charity has ‘tremendous momentum’

For some reason, “Fox & Friends” actually wanted to know on Monday what President Barack Obama’s response has been to Donald Trump’s attempt at extortion. There’s of course been no response, but that didn’t stop them from asking. “First of all, I have to tell you there’s tremendous momentum,” he said.…

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