President Obama called the tornado that tore through Oklahoma on Monday one of the most destructive in history. Dozens were killed, hundreds injured and neighborhoods flattened. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was immediately dispatched to the scene to provide relief and resources, as they frequently do in these kinds of disasters. But despite the calls for help from local officials, back in D.C., the politics surrounding federal assistance has already heated up. The role of the government in disaster relief and the effectiveness of federal aid.