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Sandy Reminds Us What Election Is About: 2 Very Different Visions

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is doing much of the heavy lifting in the clean up and relief efforts from Hurricane Sandy. But FEMA's also on the front lines for Republican budget cuts. Which puts a key question of next week's election into sharp focus: What kind of federal government does America want?

Defamation Ruling Gives Shirley Sherrod a Legal Leg to Stand On

A federal appeals court ruling has allowed a defamation case against TV news debunker Scott Stossel to go ahead, and it should also give hope to Shirley Sherrod, the Agriculture Department employee fired earlier this summer after an edited clip appeared to show her confessing to racist acts.