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Politics

President Obama aims for FEMA action

With Hurricane Sandy battering the East Coast only a week before the election, President Obama has a lot riding on the performance of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which he pledged to improve during his campaign four years ago.

Hours before Sandy made landfall on Monday, Obama declared in a news conference at the White House that he is “confident that we’re ready” for the massive storm now inflicting widespread damage along the East Coast. Obama praised FEMA for working in concert with state and local officials to stock food, water, and generators for distribution as needed.

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