Archive from: Wednesday September 7, 2005 (19 Total)
In a letter to one Republican, Reid pressed for a wide-ranging investigation and asked: "How much time did the president spend dealing with this emerging crisis while he was on vacation? Did the fact that he was outside of Washington, D.C., have any effect on the federal government's response?"
McClellan brushed aside Reid's suggestion, saying the senator would not have engaged in "such personal attacks" if he were aware of Bush's efforts both before and after the storm.
Pelosi, speaking at a news conference, said Brown had "absolutely no credentials" when Bush picked him to run FEMA.
She related that she urged Bush at the White House on Tuesday to fire Brown.
"He said, 'Why would I do that?'" Pelosi said.
"I said because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right last week.' And he said 'What didn't go right?'"
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 - Under the command of President Bush's two senior political advisers, the White House rolled out a plan this weekend to contain the political damage from the administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.
It orchestrated visits by cabinet members to the region, leading up to an extraordinary return visit by Mr. Bush planned for Monday, directed administration officials not to respond to attacks from Democrats on the relief efforts, and sought to move the blame for the slow response to Louisiana state officials, according to Republicans familiar with the White House plan.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Michael Jackson has written a song for the victims of Hurricane Katrina that he hopes to record with other top artists and release as a charity single, his spokeswoman said on Tuesday.
itunes cell phone bust!
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An inebriated Belgian woman died in a freak accident when she ended up beneath a heavy grave stone at a cemetery, local news agency Belga said Wednesday.
The 33-year-old was on her way home from a bar in the Belgian town of Pulle in the early hours of Saturday when she took a short cut through the cemetery.
But she urgently needed to relieve herself and crouched down between two gravestones. As she lost her balance, she grabbed one of the stones which gave way and landed on top of her.
The public prosecutor's office said she died of suffocation as she was unable to lift the heavy stone.
"I didn't start bowling until I was in my 30s," said Nelson, who went paragliding when he was 82. "I just said, 'Dear Lord, just let me have one 300 game before I go.' He answered me."
"Jack Jones fixes coffee on his balcony in the historic French Quarter in New Orleans on Wednesday. New Orleans officials have said they would begin to forcibly evacuate residents remaining in New Orleans."
Dude's having his coffee off a grill, leave him be...
Monday, Sept. 5, 2005 5:13 p.m. EDT
Cheneys Head to Maryland Shore
Vice President Cheney is buying a house in posh St. Michaels, Maryland - he is, that is, if you believe the rumors swirling around this Eastern Shore community on the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay.
Then again he and his wife may not be in the process of buying a luxurious $2.9 million mansion thought to have been built by one of Thomas Edison's daughters back in 1930.
Mr. Martin noted, too, that if the band resembled Ms. Carey, “We could date people who looked like Tom Cruise.” As everyone in the arena surely knew, he is married to Gwyneth Paltrow, and it wasn’t quite clear if he considered the hypothetical trade-off a step up or a step down.