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.
Worker Error Blamed for L.A. Blackout — LOS ANGELES - An error by utility workers caused a blackout across major portions of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, trapping people in elevators and snarling traffic at intersections, authorities said. — About 2 million people were affected …
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.
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 — 3:33 - The committee is done until 930 tomorrow morning. — 3:32 - Roberts has no agenda. He does have a commitment - confronting every case with an open mind. He will be open to his colleagues' view. He will show no fear or favor.
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.
Umpire: Roberts' Opening Statement — In his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bush nominee to replace the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, John Roberts, drew an analogy between the Supreme Court and umpires in baseball: … It is an interesting analogy Judge Roberts draws.
Roberts' Opening Statement — Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman, Senator Leahy and members of the committee. Let me begin by thanking Senators Lugar and Warner and Bayh for their warm and generous introductions, and let me reiterate my thanks to the President for nominating me.
Palestinians torch four Gaza synagogues — Thousands of triumphant Palestinians poured into abandoned Jewish settlements early Monday, setting empty synagogues on fire and shooting in the air, as the last Israeli soldier rolled out of the Gaza Strip, completing the Israeli pullout from the territory after a 38-year presence.
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.
The Flight 93 Memorial — The design of the Flight 93 memorial is being criticized for resembling a Red Islamic Crescent. Michelle Malkin, Real Clear Politics and Little Green Footballs point out the uncanny similarity. One poster at the FreeRepublic claimed that the "Crescent of Embrace" …
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