The American public wants money spent on disasters — cost be damned

Nearly six in ten Americans believe that the federal government should provide funds to states affected by natural disasters without having to cut spending in other areas to do so.

  • Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan
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  • May 29, 2013
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President Obama, Gov. Chris Christie touring storm damage together in New Jersey

Obama headed north to take stock of the damage caused by Sandy. In doing so, he also joined one of his top critics.

Obama hitting the airwaves in Michigan

Obama's decision to go on the air in Michigan follows the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future's $1.6 million buy.

How elected officials in Sandy’s path have responded to the storm

From Bloomberg to Christie to Obama, a rundown of how elected officials have responded to the storm, and how it compares their prior reactions to natural disasters.

Why Sandy poses a major test for Chris Christie (and how he’s passing it so far)

A year before he would face reelection, the storm that slammed the East Coast presents the outspoken New Jersey governor with a major test of leadership and management skills.