President Obama is promising federal help to victims of Hurricane Irene. House Republicans say it'll have to be paid for with cuts elsewhere in the federal budget. We hear about disaster relief in the short term and the long-term politics of global warming. Also, Vermont responds to its worst natural disaster since the 1920’s, and what's really happening in the Middle East.
Banner image: Billy Stinson (L) comforts his daughter Erin as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood before it was destroyed by Hurricane Irene August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images