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A runway at the Teterboro Airport is flooded in the wake of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes...

A personal reaction to Hurricane Sandy

10/31/12 12:06PM

I'd like to say that I took my vacation at the perfect time. Last Thursday I boarded a plane and headed west to Phoenix. I was headed towards a three-day weekend, to be filled with golf, football, and probably a few drinks. But a funny thing happened while I was soaking it up in the desert. Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast. Now, I'm the first to admit: There are worse places to be stranded. It's been between 80 and 86 degrees and sunny every day that I've been here. I'm in a buddy's condo, watching Sunday Night Football at 5 in the afternoon. Life is good. read more

After Sandy, can U.S. improve our power grid?

10/30/12 06:20PM

With Hurricane Sandy wiping out power for over 8.2 million customers, the Cyclists ask: Can’t we do better? “It seems like every time there’s a storm or maybe some cyber-threat or a national security crisis, we talk about doing something about the National Grid. And then of course, that conversation goes away,” msnbc’s S.E. Cupp prompted. “If not now, when?” read more

Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday...

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

10/30/12 01:45PM

Tri-state residents are waking up today to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and what an event it was. With over 8.1 million U.S. home and business without power Sandy took its toll. They have reported that it could be 10 days  or more until power is restored in some areas throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Schools have been closed all along the east coast. The New York Stock Exchange is closed again, this is the first time it’s been closed for 2 days in a row due to weather since 1888. read more


Mother Nature puts politics in perspective

10/29/12 06:19PM

Mitt Romney received the endorsement of the Des Moines Register on Saturday. And while most times pundits talk down the importance of endorsements, this one is notable because of the paper's long history of endorsing Democratic candidates. Romney is the first Republican nominee since Richard Nixon in 1972 to receive the paper’s support. read more

'Editorial Use Only : Mandatory credit 'NASA GOES Project/RexNOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of the massive Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT)...

Monday on 'The Cycle': The political effects of Hurricane Sandy

10/29/12 11:04AM

All along the east coast of the continental United States, state and local governments are preparing for a potential Category 1 hurricane called Hurricane Sandy—what locals like to refer to as the "Frankenstorm."  The outer bands of Sandy  have made landfall  in the northeast and are already forcing thousands to evacuate throughout the affected flood zone areas. read more

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, listens to a speaker at VFW Post 8641 in Merrimack, N.H. Just how rich is Mitt? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from...

Today on The Cycle: The Des Moines Register endorsement

10/29/12 09:48AM

On Saturday evening the Des Moines Register released an editorial endorsing  Mitt Romney for president. This is the first time since 1972 the Iowa newspaper has endorsed a Republican nominee for president. The last time was in 1972 when they picked Richard Nixon. read more