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This can make him, or break him – and he can’t be seen to care either way.
A week away from election day, President Barack Obama has been handed a disaster on a scale that can define a presidency.
But from Obama on down, American officials are responding, publicly at least, with a roll-up-your-sleeves matter-of-factness. “New Jersey is a tough place,” tweeted state governor Chris Christie. “We will dig out from under and we will be back.”
The death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy rose to 39 Tuesday, but U.S. President Barack Obama warns it could rise higher yet as the remnants of the superstorm are still a threat and some people remain unaccounted for.
“This is still not over,” Obama said at a news conference at Red Cross headquarters in…
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