View Full Version : Obama Declares Emergency in Louisiana Ahead of Isaac

08-27-2012, 09:40 PM
In Tampa, as Mitt Romney prepared to tell voters how he would lead (and shrink) government if elected in November, President Obama began commanding a potential weather emergency, reminding Americans why government is occasionally considered, even among Republicans, to be indispensable. As Tropical Storm Isaac gathered speed in the Gulf of Mexico Monday and headed toward the Gulf Coast, Obama granted Louisiana's request for an emergency declaration, which Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sought in advance of the storm. Seven years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita blew through the same...

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