U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement after a briefing on Hurricane Sandy with Richard Serino (L), Deputy Administrator, FEMA, and Craig Fugate (R), Administrator FEMA at FEMA Headquarters.
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Douglas Brinkley, professor of history at Rice University and author of Cronkite, explains what the historical precedent is for Obama's second term and for storm response.
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Cory Booker on the REDEEM Act, Economic Worries, and Ebola Worries
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has teamed up with Sen. Rand Paul on criminal justice reform. Sen. Cory Booker outlines the main points of the proposed legislation, called the REDEEM Act. Plus: It’s a big week for major economic indicators; a law that’s meant to protect patients may actually be used more to protect medical centers; containing West Africa’s Ebola outbreak; and stories about the anxiety and stress of dealing with money in relationships.
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