Obama Declared Record-Breaking 99 Disasters in 2011

In a year rife with Southern droughts, Midwest tornadoes and Eastern floods, President Obama declared a record-setting 99 disasters throughout 2011. That's 20 more than he declared in 2010 and more than twice as many as President George W. Bush declared in either of his first two years in the White House. But according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week, that constant uptick in disaster declarations might have resulted in large part from an antiquated process that...Full Story
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