Nearly six days after Sandy, New York and New Jersey are struggling to get back to normal. Power has been restored to many, but gas is a hot commodity. People have been flocking by the hundreds to get fuel, and the states' governors have been trying to keep the situation under control.
In the key state of Iowa, supporters of President Obama and Mitt Romney and talking to thousands of potential voters. In the last days of the campaigns, the hope is to inspire voters who might not otherwise go to the polls.
Broadway may be up and running, but lower Manhattan is still without power, which means many of the city's art venues have been scrambling. Canceled performances, impromptu rehearsals and loss of revenue have plagued theaters and dance companies alike.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about disaster response in New York and New Jersey. Napolitano says restoring power is a high priority and the federal and state governments are taking steps to provide much-needed gasoline.
Since Republican Richard Mourdock made a controversial comment about rape, his opponent has been trying to pick up the voters Mourdock may have lost. But not everyone has turned away from him. Meanwhile, outside money has been pouring in.
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