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November 1st, 2012
11:16 AM ET

How does Sandy affect your finances and insurance claims? Christine Romans explains

Christine Romans looks at the economic and insurance implications as a result of the devastation from superstorm Sandy.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy • Insurance
November 1st, 2012
11:12 AM ET

Lessons learned from Katrina and Sandy – Dr. Irwin Redlener explains

Dr. Irwin Redlener, director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, lessons learned after natural disasters.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
November 1st, 2012
10:00 AM ET

Sen. Menendez: No politics in Obama visit to New Jersey for Sandy damage tour

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on touring devastation with Gov. Chris Christie and President Obama after superstorm Sandy.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
November 1st, 2012
09:49 AM ET

VIDEO: Rep. Cummings on Sandy response, says Romney is 'rope-a-doping' while President Obama is leading

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) compares how Mitt Romney and President Obama are responding to superstorm Sandy destruction.


Filed under: 2012 Race • Hurricane Sandy • Politics
November 1st, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Atlantic City Mayor Langford says Gov. Christie 'falsely accused' him, claims 'double standard' on evacuation orders

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford shares an update on how his city is faring in the cleanup after superstorm Sandy, and also responds to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's criticism of his evacuation orders before Sandy.

"I think it's reprehensible for the Governor to spew the rhetoric that he did based on a falsehood," Langford says. "The Governor made a statement that simply was not true when he said that I countermanded his order."

Langford also mentioned the Governor's tour of Brigantine, a town north of Atlantic City. He says residents there
did decided not to heed Christie's warning but did not get the same reprimand.

"What the Governor falsely accused me of doing actually happened in Brigantine and yet they're being jovial about it," the Mayor says. "That's a double standard, and people can see for themselves what's really going on here."

Soledad pressed him to clarify.

"You've got one community that is rather affluent, who the officials defied the government order and set up their own shelter. You have another city that's an urban area where we heeded the call, parroted the message that the Governor sent, which was for everybody to evacuate. The Governor then falsely accuses us of not heeding his warning, but everything in Brigantine is 'hunky dory,'" Langford says.

'You be the judge," he concludes.

In the video below, the Mayor shares an update on how the city is recovering after the storm and says it's too early to determine the financial impact of Sandy on the city.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
October 31st, 2012
11:19 AM ET

VIDEO: Sandy's smallest NYC evacuees – Sanjay Gupta on newborns leaving an NYC hospital amid the storm

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's exclusive look inside a NYC hospital newborns moved to during the storm.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
October 31st, 2012
10:45 AM ET

VIDEO: Fmr. NY Gov. Pataki & NewYorker.com writer Socarides spar on Romney's FEMA stance

Fmr. New York Gov. George Pataki & Democratic strategist Richard Socarides spar on Mitt Romney's comments on FEMA.


Filed under: 2012 Race • FEMA • Hurricane Sandy
October 31st, 2012
10:26 AM ET

New Jersey Sen. Menendez: National Guard helping Hoboken after Sandy

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on the extensive damage in New Jersey after superstorm Sandy.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
October 31st, 2012
10:21 AM ET

Obama Campaign's Psaki says she's 'confident' voters will vote on Election Day, says 'this is a time where politics takes a back seat'

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Obama Campaign's Jen Psaki details the President's role during Sandy and the last push for votes before Election Day.

"The President is out there doing exactly what the American people elected him to do, which is to manage the country in a state of crisis and for this week that's Hurricane Sandy," Psaki says. "This is a time where politics take a back seat."

Soledad asks Psaki if she is concerned if superstorm Sandy could wreak havoc on Election Day.

"We're monitoring this day by day, hour by hour," Psaki says. "At this point, we're not engaging in hypotheticals. We have six days to go here until the election...we have every confidence we can get voters out to the polls."

Psaki also responds to a comment from fmr. FEMA director Michael Brown, who alleged that President Obama was trying to 'get ahead' of Sandy, saying Obama's behavior is the 'inverse' of the response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

"It's pretty rich coming from someone who has an abysmal record for management of emergencies," Psaki says. "We don't take too much credence from somebody with a record like Mr. Brown."


Filed under: 2012 Race • Hurricane Sandy • Politics
October 30th, 2012
10:16 AM ET

Fmr. FEMA Dir. Witt: 'Patience is key' in Sandy cleanup

Fmr. FEMA Dir. James Lee Witt tells Soledad on "Starting Point" that "people need to be patient because of all the damages and getting power back on" after superstorm Sandy.


Filed under: Hurricane Sandy
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