Texas wildfires are forcing Gov. Rick Perry to walk a philosophical tightrope. A strong advocate for a smaller federal government, he's chiding the Obama administration for not helping more during the Texas wildfires.
09/07/2011 05:20 pm
The 'economic miracle' in Texas means housing developments have sprawled into wildfire danger zones. Now the state has to tally the costs. Are homes going up in places they shouldn't be?
09/06/2011 04:44 pm
Visiting storm-torn parts of New Jersey Sunday, President Obama met a largely-friendly crowd that voted for him in 2008. But the state has also elected a high-profile Republican governor, and most people disapprove of his performance.
09/04/2011 07:19 pm
Waffle House index is green? The area's fairly well off. Waffle House index is red? It needs emergency help, says FEMA head Craig Fugate.
09/02/2011 12:42 am
Funding for road projects and the gasoline tax expire on Sept. 30, leaving Congress not much time to act when lawmakers return from vacation. Obama says 1 million jobs are at stake.
08/31/2011 07:53 pm
Federal officials began to survey the damage caused by hurricane Irene – from continued power outages to communities still stranded by floodwaters.
08/30/2011 08:49 pm
Disaster aid funds are running low but Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that Congress should put Irene relief first.
08/30/2011 04:17 pm
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano praised New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday for the city’s effective response to hurricane Irene.
08/30/2011 02:06 pm
Hurricane Irene was just a tropical storm by the time it hit New England. But its trip up the East Coast claimed an estimated 35 lives and left a path of destruction whose cost is magnified by a weak economy.
08/29/2011 04:29 pm
Tropical storm Irene left Vermont with some of the worst flooding since 1973, perhaps longer.
08/29/2011 10:20 am