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  • Readout of the President’s Call with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

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    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Tom Frieden updated the President this afternoon on the recently-diagnosed Ebola case in Dallas, Texas. The President and Director Frieden discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient’s contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases. Dr. Frieden noted that the CDC had been prepared for an Ebola case in the United States, and that we have the infrastructure in place to respond safely and effectively.
  • The Caucus Ends Its Campaign

    The Caucus
    By The New York Times
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Caucus on Monday suspended its campaign. Follow First Draft, a fast-paced political briefing on all things Washington and elections.
  • Poll: Big swing for Dems but not where they need it

    Barack Obama News
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. But the poll also indicates most of Democrats' gains are coming from the Northeast and not from the parts of the country where they're locked in tight contests that could give Republicans control of the Senate.
  • Armed former convict rode lift with Barack Obama as Secret Service chief admits failures

    Barack Obama
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Director of Secret Service Julia Pierson insists "the president is safe today" despite latest revelation that a convicted felon rode in a lift with Mr Obama in Atlanta this month while carrying a gun
  • Armed man was on elevator with Obama

    CNN.com - Politics
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta two weeks ago.
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  • Readout of the President’s Call with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden

    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Tom Frieden updated the President this afternoon on the recently-diagnosed Ebola case in Dallas, Texas. The President and Director Frieden discussed the stringent isolation protocols under which the patient is being treated as well as ongoing efforts to trace the patient’s contacts to mitigate the risk of additional cases. Dr. Frieden noted that the CDC had been prepared for an Ebola case in the United States, and that we have the infrastructure in place to respond safely and effectively.
  • U.S.-India Joint Statement

    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and the President of the United States of America Barack Obama met this morning.  Marking their first bilateral summit, the President recognized the Prime Minister’s historic election victory in the largest democratic election ever held.     The two leaders extolled the broad strategic and global partnership between the United States and India, which will continue to generate greater prosperity and security for their citizens and the world.  Prime Minister Modi emphasized the priority India accords to its…
  • Presidential Proclamation --- National Arts and Humanities Month, 2014

    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH, 2014   - - - - - - -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION In this complicated world and in these challenging times, the arts and humanities enhance the character of our Nation.  The flash of insight that comes from watching a thought-provoking documentary or discovering a compelling novel sparks moments of joy, awe, and sorrow.  From symphonies that bring tragedy to life with long bow strokes to architecture that challenges the boundaries of the world around it, these works add texture to our lives and…
  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2014

    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH, 2014   - - - - - - -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces.  They jeopardize our country's critical infrastructure, endanger our individual liberties, and threaten every American's way of life.  When our Nation's intellectual property is stolen, it harms our economy, and when a victim experiences online theft, fraud, or abuse, it puts all of us at risk.  During National Cybersecurity Awareness…
  • Presidential Proclamation --- National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2014

    The White House
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2014   - - - - - - -   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   A PROCLAMATION   Domestic violence affects every American.  It harms our communities, weakens the foundation of our Nation, and hurts those we love most.  It is an affront to our basic decency and humanity, and it must end.  During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge the progress made in reducing these shameful crimes, embrace the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse, and recognize that more work remains…
 
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  • The Caucus Ends Its Campaign

    By The New York Times
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Caucus on Monday suspended its campaign. Follow First Draft, a fast-paced political briefing on all things Washington and elections.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 21

    By Elena Schneider
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Congress approved funding for equipping Syrian rebels against Islamic States and lawmakers will discuss their votes on several of the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 14

    By Elena Schneider
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    President Obama vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" ISIS in a speech he gave on Wednesday. Lawmakers and analysts will discuss his strategy on the Sunday shows.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Sept. 7

    By Elena Schneider
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Lawmakers will weigh in on President Obama's international coalition to fight Islamist militants.
  • Sunday Breakfast Menu, Aug. 31

    By Elena Schneider
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    President Obama drew criticism on Thursday when he said, "we don't have a strategy yet," for military action against ISIS in Syria. Lawmakers will weigh in on Mr. Obama's comments on the Sunday shows.
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  • Poll: Big swing for Dems but not where they need it

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Five weeks before the November midterm elections, voters give Democrats an edge over Republicans, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. But the poll also indicates most of Democrats' gains are coming from the Northeast and not from the parts of the country where they're locked in tight contests that could give Republicans control of the Senate.
  • Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects. A detainee sent back to his native Algeria in March is the only prisoner to have moved out this year, beyond the controversial exchange of five Taliban members in return for long-held captive U.S. Army Sgt.
  • Obama administration to unveil doctor payments that may point to conflicts of interest

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors. As conceived, the so-called Open Payments program was intended to allow patients to easily look up their own doctors online.
  • 'Umbrella Revolution' protests spread in Hong Kong

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    29, 2014. . Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong, early Monday, Sept.
  • Obama efforts to oust Assad pushed to back burner

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:49 pm
    By President Barack Obama's own admission, U.S. efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have been pushed to the back burner by a bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that could ultimately help him stay in power. "There's a more immediate concern that has to be dealt with," Obama said of Assad in a broadcast interview that aired Sunday.
 
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  • Armed man was on elevator with Obama

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta two weeks ago.
  • Can the Secret Service actually change?

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Some people are wondering about the capability of the Secret Service after the reveal that Omar Gonzalez, the fence jumper who breached White House security two weeks ago, made it much farther into the house than previously reported, running through the first floor before he was apprehended outside the Green Room.
  • Rand Paul: 'I am not opposed to birth control'

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he is not opposed to Plan B, the emergency contraception commonly known as the morning-after pill.
  • Paul Ryan open to boots on the ground

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Rep. Paul Ryan doubts President Barack Obama will be able to maintain his promise that there will be no American boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.
  • White House intrusion 'unacceptable'

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Saying she couldn't give complete responses because presidential protection is highly sensitive or classified, Pierson said the incident remains under investigation and she doesn't "want to get ahead of the investigation."
 
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  • Ebola - What You're Not Being Told

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    30 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
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  • Twenty Reasons NOT to Vote This November

    dwillie
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    According to a report published by the Pew Research Center ( ), voter turnout for general elections tends to beat turnout for presidential elections by 15 to 20 percenta …
  • Eric withHolder's IRS! Part II

    Seldom Seen Sam Colorado
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    The worst AG in history! A race baiter, that should go to jail if there's any justice left in this country!
  • Stop. Stop NOW! Time To Stop Sacrificing Our All-Volunteer Armed Forces in Useless Foreign Wars.

    Robert Blevins - AB of Seattle
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    It seems like yesterday when this writer was posting one article after another in support of Barack Obama while he was running to become our nation's first black President. And to a degree, I still support him as your President. However, this view is becoming more difficult for  …
  • Walmart Beavercreek Ohio Shooting

    James R Herman
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    When I was working I used to watch the TV news every day. But since retirement and internet access right on my TV in the kitchen I seldom watch the TV news because I can get news from the internet. But I watched yesterday in horror as I viewed the official surveillance video of t …
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  • Obama Administration Urges Rejection Of Jan Brewer's Appeal

    The Huffington Post News Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    PHOENIX (AP) — The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying ... Read more: Jan Brewer, Justice Department, Obama, Young Immigrants, Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Obama Jan Brewer Appeal, Politics News
  • Don't Worry, Whatever It Is We're Doing In The Middle East, It's Totally Not A 'War'

    The Huffington Post News Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some... Read more: Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, Obama, Obama Administration, John Kirby, Josh Earnest, Airstrikes, John Kerry, Susan Rice, Iraq Syria, Isis Iraq, Isis Syria, ISIS War, Iraq War, Politics News
  • Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Ex-Convict In Latest Secret Service Slip-Up

    The Huffington Post News Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violati... Read more: Obama, Obama Secret Service, Secret Service, Secret Service Breach, Obama Elevator, Obama Elevator Secret Service, Politics News, Politics News
  • Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen: 'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

    Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary... Read more: BRAD BLOG, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Emissions, Carbon Pollution, China, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Change Denial, Deforestation, Economy, Environment, Extreme Weather, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming Deniers, Green News, Green News Report, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, John Kerry, Renewable Energy, Video, Oceans, Overfishing, Fisheries, Wildlife, Endangered Species, Barack Obama, Australia, California, Occidental…
  • Daniel R. DePetris: Yes, Somebody's Boots on the Ground Will Be Needed

    Daniel R. DePetris
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    As the president outlined on September 10, an instrumental component of the anti-ISIL counterterrorism policy is the train-and-advisery mission that the U.S. and its Arab partners will set up in Saudi Arabia for the moderate Syrians. Read more: Moderate Syrian Rebels, Pentagon, Isis, Isil, Department of Defense, Defense Policy, Raqqa, Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Barack Obama, Foreign Policy, u.s. Foreign Policy, U.S. Military, U.S. Air Force, Martin Dempsey, National Security, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Free Syrian Army, Iraq, Syria, Politics News
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  • Strange use Listerine had years ago

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Strange use Listerine had years agoGettyToday's top-selling brand of mouthwash wasn't always found in household bathrooms -- in fact, it was originally used in a very different way.Other products with strange originsMore from Purple CloverWhat a balanced diet looks likeWomen shouldn't eat red meat
  • Mayor of Calif. city shot, killed

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Mayor of Calif. city shot, killedAPAuthorities said the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens was shot to death by his wife after an argument with his son.Couple was married 30 yearsIn other newsShooting at North Carolina schoolMan with horns gets life
  • How Clooney is using cash from wedding pics

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    How Clooney is using cash from wedding picsAPThe superstar spent millions on his Venice wedding, but profits from magazine photos aren't being earmarked for his bank account.Where the money is going insteadMore entertainmentMegan Fox's adorable kidsLena Dunham's book tour
  • Disturbing discovery found in Pa. woods

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Disturbing discovery found in Pa. woodsAPAs state police continue their 3-week manhunt for the suspect in the deadly trooper ambush, they uncovered more items on Tuesday.Alarming find in the dense forestMore new headlinesStudents still missing in MexicoMan attacked with chemical lye
  • First diagnosed case of Ebola in US confirmed

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:40 pm
    First diagnosed case of Ebola in US confirmedGettyHospital officials announced that the infected patient was admitted based on symptoms and 'recent travel history.' Where the patient is being treatedMore newsGovernor signs gun restriction Del. man charged in murder plot
 
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  • Secret service allowed armed man with assault charge into elevator with Obama

    Dan Roberts in Washington
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Damaging new evidence comes hours after Director Julia Pierson faced barrage of questions at congressional hearingSecret service chief vows unacceptable intruder breach will not happen againThe US secret service allowed an armed man with a criminal record for assault to enter an elevator with president Barack Obama, it was disclosed on Tuesday, hours after officials admitted they missed three chances to deter an intruder who broke into the White House earlier this month.The Washington Post revealed that the man, a security contractor, was carrying a gun when he was in the elevator with Obama…
  • New Afghanistan pact means America's longest war will last until at least 2024

    Spencer Ackerman
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successorThe longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan government on Tuesday. Long awaited and much desired by an anxious US military, the deal guarantees that US and Nato troops will not have to withdraw by years end, and permits their stay until the end of 2024 and beyond. Continue reading...
  • Isis: third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie is posted online

    Chris Johnston
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    British journalist captured by Isis two years ago appears in new footage condemning Obamas strategy for air strikesA third video featuring John Cantlie, the British journalist captured almost two years ago by Islamic State militants, was released on Monday night.It was unclear when the five-and-a-half minute video introduced with the title Lend Me Your Ears and Messages From The British Detainee John Cantlie was made. Continue reading...
  • White House prepares special reception for Indian prime minister Modi

    Associated Press
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Obama set to speak with Narendra Modi about security and climate change as rapturous tour continues and nations relations strainShadow of controversy follows Narendra Modi in USOnce shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he is kicking off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama. The two leaders are working to put a brave face on the relationship despite widespread concerns that US-Indian ties have frayed in recent years.Modis visit starts with a private dinner with Obama on…
  • Secret service pressured over shots fired at White House in 2011

    Associated Press in Washington
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Washington Post publishes critical investigationStory comes a week after two incidents at White HouseA string of security lapses resulted in a four-day delay before the US secret service realised that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011, in an incident that could have put President Barack Obamas daughters at risk, according to a Washington Post investigation.The story is another embarrassment for the service, a week after a man climbed the White House fence and ran into the building. Omar Gonzalez, a 42 year-old Iraq war veteran, was later discovered to…
 
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