Obama speaks from White House on Hurricane Sandy

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President Obama scrapped his scheduled campaign events today, returning to the White House to help oversee the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. After receiving a briefing in the Situation Room, Obama spoke to reporters and the public.

The president noted, among other things, “We’re confident that the assets are pre-positioned for an effective response in the aftermath of this storm,” though he added this is “a slow-moving storm through a wide swath of the country” and the response will take time.

In terms of the campaign, Republicans Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan also canceled most of their events on Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

Hurricane Sandy and Barack Obama

Obama speaks from White House on Hurricane Sandy

Updated