Obama: Irene 'will be felt for some time'
August 28th, 2011
05:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: Irene 'will be felt for some time'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama said Sunday that the impact of Hurricane Irene "will be felt for some time." Affected East Coast residents still are at risk of power outages and flooding, he said.

He thanked emergency responders for their efforts.
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Powell blasts Cheney's 'cheap shots'
August 28th, 2011
04:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Powell blasts Cheney's 'cheap shots'

(CNN) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday responded to criticism leveled at members of the Bush administration by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his new biography, characterizing Cheney's recent comments as "cheap shots."

Cheney takes issue with the actions of Powell, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former CIA Director George Tenet, among others, in the book titled "In My Time." While promoting the memoir last week, Cheney said there would be "heads exploding all over Washington" when his book hits the shelves Tuesday.
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Obama to make Irene statement Sunday
August 28th, 2011
03:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama to make Irene statement Sunday

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will make a statement on Hurricane Irene at 5 p.m. ET Sunday, the White House announced.

The president is expected to thank emergency responders for their work during the storm and provide an update on conditions, a senior administration official said.
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PHOTO: Obama’s Irene update
President Barack Obama received an update on Hurricane Irene in the Situation Room of the White House, August 27, 2011. Clockwise from left, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Richard Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Nick Shapiro, senior policy advisor to John Brennan; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; and Chief of Staff BIll Daley. Onscreen are FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Joining by phone are Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
August 28th, 2011
12:13 PM ET
3 years ago

PHOTO: Obama’s Irene update


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FEMA head: 'Stay inside, stay safe' until storm clear
August 28th, 2011
10:10 AM ET
3 years ago

FEMA head: 'Stay inside, stay safe' until storm clear

(CNN) - Even though Hurricane Irene has been downgraded to a tropical storm, its powerful winds and drenching rain continue to pose danger to people who venture into it, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Sunday.

People should "stay inside, stay safe," FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate told CNN's "State of the Union" program. "For a lot of folks, the danger still exists. We still will have trees coming down, heavy rain, strong winds."

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State of the Union Early Bird for August 28, 2011
August 28th, 2011
05:30 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for August 28, 2011

(CNN)-We are here to bring you the latest on Hurricane Irene, state-by-state.

Be sure to watch State of the Union for interviews for the very latest from FEMA, the National Hurricane Center, and the governors of Connecticut and New Jersey.  We'll also get analysis from former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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