BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie does not mince words. Holding a press conference in Trenton on Wednesday to voice his displeasure at Congress’s refusal to approve a $60 billion package for victims of Superstorm Sandy, he could barely contain his rage.
"While more may be needed in the long term, this robust package is a major first step that we will work to pass as quickly as possible," two House members from New York, Democrat Nita Lowey and Republican Peter King, said in a statement.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — It’s now just a weekend and a wake-up before Election Day, and those living outside the battleground states may be forgiven for thinking that they simply do not exist. Once the Sandy moratorium expired, the candidates launched themselves into frenetic activity, caroming like so many billiard balls between Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. It is a sign of just how close this race is that Iowa’s six electoral votes are being courted as assiduously as Ohio’s 18.
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — Sandy’s berserker rage may not yet be exhausted: If the damage is severe enough, and if the states cannot get things under control quickly enough, the storm could still cause another major disruption: postponement of the 2012 presidential election.