Jack Fairweather's new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.
As the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut push for Washington lawmakers to quickly pass $60 billion to help people recover from Superstorm Sandy, some Republicans are demanding that, before they vote on the aid money, the same amount should be cut elsewhere in the budget.
They point towards a Congressional Budget Office report showing that only about $9 billion would immediately be spent on recovery. Meanwhile, two Colorado Democrats filed legislation yesterday asking for Colorado to use some of the Sandy aid money, to recover from wildfires this past summer.
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