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Obama Convenes With Officials On Irene

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama convened a teleconference with top Cabinet officials Sunday to get an update on the response to Hurricane Irene.

The 10:30 a.m. call in the White House Situation Room included Vice President Joe Biden, Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other senior officials, the White House said in a statement.

Obama was briefed on response and recovery efforts under way in coordination with state and local officials as well as the “status of critical energy and transportation infrastructure in areas that have been impacted as well as areas that continue to be impacted by this storm,” the White House statement said.

The president asked Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate to coordinate response efforts with governors and local leaders along the entire East Coast.

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  • People’s Rights

    I always felt that UPI corp is actually an extension of the mainstream media. These owners are Multi-Billionaires, they are the ones responsible for PUTTING Democrat politicians and Obama in office.), and put a weak canditate for other party as their nominee (like Obama vs Ron Paul.)

    This article is the same one that Reuters wrote, check it out.

    Article: Obama Meets With Advisers for Update on Irene

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama held a video conference on Sunday with key officials involved in the response to Hurricane Irene as the storm pounded New York City with winds and heavy rain.

    “The president was updated on the response and recovery efforts that are currently under way in coordination with state and local officials as well as the status of critical energy and transportation infrastructure,” the White House said in a statement.

    Among the officials participating in the conference call were White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Craig Fugate, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    In the call in the White House Situation Room, Obama asked Napolitano and Fugate to keep in close contact with state and local officials about their response needs.

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-visits-response-center-irene-nears-washington-000423558.html

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