President Obama on Friday proposed $60.4 billion in federal aid to help storm-battered New York and New Jersey recover and rebuild from superstorm Sandy.The package is short of the $82 billion that both states had requested, but it's better than the $50 billion package that the White House suggested the President might propose.
Obama makes good President Obama came through for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut by committing to ask Congress for $60.4 billion in superstorm Sandy relief funding.
A very unhappy birthday There was joyous celebration in Gaza on Friday as the long-exiled leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshal, entered the territory for the first time as Palestinians marked the terror group's 25th anniversary.
Mighty Quinn: December 8 The quote of the week comes from Eric Hartsburg of Michigan City, Ind., who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo (red-and-blue "R") tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" and now says it's time for it to come off. Hartsburg says a Republican supporter paid him $15,000 to get the tattoo and keep it until at least the election was over:
Nets suffer first 3-game skid with loss to Warriors The Warriors knocked out the Nets with a heavy dose of David Lee. That's right, the ex-Knickerbocker went off in his first game in Brooklyn, scoring 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of a 109-102 Golden State victory.
Thunder best shorthanded Lakers, 114-108 Kevin Durant had 36 points, Russell Westbrook scored 27 of his 33 in the first half to stake Oklahoma City to a commanding lead and the Thunder beat the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers 114-108 Friday night.