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West Virginia Train Derailment: Fireball Erupts Into Sky As Derailment Sends Tanker Into River
A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday - sending a massive fireball hundreds of feet into the sky, igniting a home and causing hundreds in the area to evacuate. The CSX train had 109 cars - 25 of which derailed around 1:17 p.m., and about half of
West Virginia Chemical Spill: Water Is Now Safe to Drink
After five days forsaking showers and brushing their teeth with bottled water, an estimated 300,000 residents around Charleston, W.V., will once again have access to safe tap water. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said today a "do not use" order is being lifted in zones after extensive testing deemed the
West Virginia Emerges as First 2014 Senate Race to Watch
Two big names who have a long-standing family drama could face-off in West Virginia in November, 2014, making the Mountain State’s senate race for the seat held by incumbent Jay Rockefeller the first must-watched senate race of 2014. Yes, the midterm elections in 2014 are...
Republicans Eye Big Governor Wins Tonight
If Romney Loses, Govenors Will Be GOP's 'Bragging Rights,' Political Expert Says
Superstorm Sandy Crashes Ashore in New Jersey
A ferocious superstorm Sandy barrelled ashore this evening, crashing into New Jersey with high winds and a powerful surge of flood waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned that the landfall will be "accompanied by life-threatening storm surge and hurricane-force winds."
Ready To Bounce? Obama Gets A Lift In New Poll (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: A DAY TO REMEMBER: On this, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President Obama will attend a 9/11 Observance ceremony at The Pentagon Memorial before visit Walter Reed National Military ...
In Tough Districts, Some Democrats Shun Obama to Stay Afloat
It is nothing new for local politicians to shun unpopular leaders of their parties to remain viable with voters, nor is it so uncommon for elected officials to switch parties when the going gets tough. But least two Democrats are trying a different approach this...
Summer Storms Kill 2, Leave 2 Million Without Power
Nearly two million people are waking up today without power after a ferocious storm pummeled the mid-Atlantic region. After a day of triple-digit temperatures, the storm caused power outages from Indiana to New Jersey and resulted in two fatalities in Virginia. A 90-year-old woman died in bed after
The More Things Change… (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: HEALTH CARE REFORM VS. THE STATUS QUO: ABC News pollster Gary Langer notes Americans are equally dissatisfied with the current health care system and with the federal law intended to improve it — suggesting that the ...
List of Democrats Skipping the Party's National Convention Continues to Grow
There may be some extra hotel space in Charlotte, N. C. come the beginning of September, as several Democratic elected officials have announced that they will not be attending the Democratic National Convention this year. Earlier today, Talking Points Memo reported that Missouri Sen. Claire...