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  • September 9, 2005    

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to “lead America to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of ‘A Nation Prepared.'” Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Public opinion polls show a drop in public support for all levels of government after their response to Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Amid criticism of Michael Brown’s qualifications, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that Thad Allen will replace Brown as head of FEMA’s ground operations. After an update from a reporter, two former homeland security employees discuss FEMA’s organization and its future after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Analysts David Brooks and Tom Oliphant discuss low public opinions of all levels of government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as well as changes in FEMA’s leadership and next week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for John Roberts. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005   BY  

    The House and Senate on Thursday quickly approved an additional $52 billion for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, bringing the total federal cost of the recovery to $62 billion, easily eclipsing spending on any domestic disaster. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005  

    After a background report on the debate in Congress over an additional $51.8 billion to fund disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina, two senators discuss the pending investigation into the federal response to the disaster and the growing debate about how such an investigation should be handled. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2005   BY  

    President Bush and the remaining members of the Supreme Court led hundreds of mourners in honoring Chief Justice William Rehnquist as he was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2005   BY  

    Egyptians voted in their nation’s first multiparty presidential election on Wednesday, though opponents of incumbent president and predicted winner Hosni Mubarak complained of rampant abuses. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2005   BY  

    California lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday allowing same-sex marriages, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. The bill now heads to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk where it may face a veto. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2005   BY  

    President Bush and Congress each announced on Tuesday that they would investigate the federal government’s highly criticized response to Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading