Embattled FEMA Director Mike Brown Resigns — WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency director Mike Brown said Monday he has resigned "in the best interest of the agency and best interest of the president," three days after losing his onsite command of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
R. David Paulison — Acting Under Secretary / U.S. Fire Administrator — R. David Paulison was appointed director of the Preparedness Division of the Emergency Preparedness & Response Directorate/FEMA, in the newly created Department of Homeland Security in 2003.
Blackout Hits L.A.; Terrorism Ruled Out — LOS ANGELES - A blackout hit a large portion of the Los Angeles area Monday afternoon, snarling traffic at intersections and trapping people in elevators. — The city was investigating the cause of the outage. But Sgt. Catherine Plows …
Lights Out in Los Angeles — MUCH OF LOS ANGELES has lost electrical power, including parts of Downtown and the San Fernando Valley. The cause of the blackout is unknown at this time. — No problems (yet) down here in San Diego. — TALLGLASSOFMILK writes: … Well, that sounds like normal, for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles City hit by Big-time Blackout — As I was about to go to lunch today, the building security came on and announced that the power was out, and that only one elevator was working. That was strange, since out phone and internets and lights were still working.
Roberts Hearings: Live Blogging Day 1 — most recent updates on top... UPDATE, 5:59 PM EDT: Thus concludes day 1 of live blogging the Roberts hearings... we seem to have made it through... a couple of server issues along the way, but we survived.. Check out Mark Tapscott's impressions …
Welcome to the Roberts Confirmation Hearings — 12:50 - Senator Grassley says that Roberts appears to be extremely well qualified, and is impressed with his view of the "limited role" of the courts. He is the first to say he wants to ask Roberts about his responsibilities as head of the federal judiciary …
FEMA director Brown resigns — Bush tours New Orleans devastation — NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) — Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Brown, under fire over his qualifications and what critics call a bungled response to Hurricane Katrina, resigned Monday, senior administration sources told CNN.
Rajoub: PA to fight terror only if IDF pulls back more — The Palestinian Authority will take all necessary steps to fight terror in Gaza provided Israel withdraws completely and gives hope there will be negotiations over a Palestinian state and more pullbacks from the West Bank …
Hey, Big Spender — FDR and Truman made cuts when crises demanded it. Why won't Bush? — With almost no debate and with precious few provisions for oversight, Congress has passed President Bush's mammoth $62 billion request for emergency Katrina relief.
A Stumble Amid the Good Stuff — One of the ironies of Hurricane Katrina is that while the storm and its watery aftermath swept away com- — munications and information from hundreds of thousands of trapped, desperate people, the dimensions of this tragedy were communicated to the rest …
Bush Denies Racial Component to Response — NEW ORLEANS — President Bush denied Monday there was any racial component to people being left behind after Hurricane Katrina, despite suggestions from some critics that the response would have been quicker if so many of the victims hadn't been poor and black.
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