Wildfires have taxed the capabilities of Texas to the limit, forcing Gov. Rick Perry, who has slashed firefighting budgets, to press President Obama for millions in federal aid.
Most of the 9/11 commission's recommendations have been implemented, but three reforms, in particular, have failed to fully take shape since 2001.
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.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the US has become 'categorically safer' since 9/11. Cyberterrorism now tops the list of security concerns, she said at a recent Monitor breakfast.
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.
As he prepares for his critical speech on jobs, President Obama is urging Congress to fund a major transportation bill. It pays for infrastructure work on roads, bridges, and mass transit systems.
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.
Poet Maya Angelou says a truncated quote on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial makes the civil rights icon seem like an 'arrogant twit.' Public art is always controversial, and this is no exception.
Hurricane Irene knocked out power to some 6.7 million people in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Some states have moved faster than others to restore power, for a variety of reasons.