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  • Remarks by the President on the U.S. Government's Ebola Response and the Shooting Incident in Canada

    White House.gov Press Office Feed
    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Oval Office 4:00 P.M. EDT     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I wanted to give you an update I just received from the team that’s been working day and night to make sure that the American people are safe and that we’re dealing effectively with not just the Ebola case here, but the outbreak and epidemic that’s taking place in West Africa. A number of things make us cautiously more optimistic about the situation here in the United States.  First of all, we now have seen dozens of persons who had initial interaction with Mr. Duncan, including his family and friends,…
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    The New York Times
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    President Obama is turning to scientists for ideas on battling Ebola, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is making another trip to Iowa, and the White House's fence remains penetrable.
  • Gov't Seeks Supplies for Immigration Documents

    Barack Obama News
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed to The Associated Press that it has published a draft contract proposal to buy the card stock needed to make work permits and Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as green cards.
  • How Barack Obama's unpopularity is affecting the midterm election in 60 seconds

    Barack Obama
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    With approval levels hovering around record lows, the once-charismatic President Obama has become an electoral liability for the Democrats, who risk losing control of the US Senate in the Nov 4 midterm election
  • Koch-backed super PAC puts $1.1 million in Kansas race

    CNN.com - Politics
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    The super PAC backed by the Koch brothers is making its final push in Kansas on Thursday with a seven figure ad buy urging voters to keep independent candidate Greg Orman out of the Senate.
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  • Remarks by the President on the U.S. Government's Ebola Response and the Shooting Incident in Canada

    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Oval Office 4:00 P.M. EDT     THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I wanted to give you an update I just received from the team that’s been working day and night to make sure that the American people are safe and that we’re dealing effectively with not just the Ebola case here, but the outbreak and epidemic that’s taking place in West Africa. A number of things make us cautiously more optimistic about the situation here in the United States.  First of all, we now have seen dozens of persons who had initial interaction with Mr. Duncan, including his family and friends,…
  • Readout of President Obama’s Call with Texas Presbyterian Hospital Workers

    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Today, President Obama convened a telephone call with healthcare workers at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to thank them for their courage and perseverance in dealing with the first cases of Ebola to appear in the United States. The President conveyed his thoughts and prayers to their two colleagues who were infected with Ebola and wished them a speedy recovery. He emphasized the importance of integrating lessons learned from Dallas into response plans going forward, and reviewed the additional steps that have been taken to strengthen the Nation’s ability to respond quickly and…
  • FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government’s Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad

    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa. The President’s priority is the health and safety of Americans, and he has directed his team to take all necessary steps to stop the chain of transmission and address any shortcomings that come to light. Over the longer-term, we recognize that the only way to prevent additional cases at home will be to contain and end the epidemic at its…
  • Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel

    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden met with German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel today at the White House to discuss bilateral relations and common challenges such as ISIL, Ebola, and Russia’s continued efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine. The Vice President and Vice Chancellor agreed on the strategic importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) for supporting economic opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, and on the importance of sustaining growth in the Eurozone and the wider global economy. The Vice President thanked the Vice Chancellor for…
  • Readout of the President’s Video Conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani

    The White House
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Today, the President spoke with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by video conference, along with his Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah.  The President again commended the President and Dr. Abdullah on their political agreement, reaffirmed U.S. commitment to support the unity government, and congratulated the two leaders for a productive first month for the new government.  The Presidents discussed strengthening the Afghan National Security Forces to improve the security situation in Afghanistan, American and regional support for an Afghan-led…
 
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  • Today in Politics

    The New York Times
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:09 am
    President Obama is turning to scientists for ideas on battling Ebola, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is making another trip to Iowa, and the White House's fence remains penetrable.
  • Another Fence-Jumper at the White House

    Michael S. Schmidt
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    A man jumped the White House fence but was immediately apprehended, the Secret Service said.
  • ‘This Is Ben.’ Enough Said.

    David E. Sanger
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The Times's David E. Sanger remembers a conversation with Ben Bradlee about an article in The Times.
  • The Bradlee Interview: Are You a Moonie?

    Peter Baker
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    As a young reporter, interviewing for a job with Ben Bradlee was momentous, intimidating and always memorable. My turn came in 1988.
  • Politics Helpline: Ads, Soft Money and Leftover Cash

    First Draft
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The Times’s resident campaign finance experts answered select questions on money and politics in the midterm elections.
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    Barack Obama News

  • Gov't Seeks Supplies for Immigration Documents

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants applying for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions on immigration reform later this year. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services confirmed to The Associated Press that it has published a draft contract proposal to buy the card stock needed to make work permits and Permanent Resident Cards, more commonly known as green cards.
  • US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit

    18 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus as President Barack Obama prepares to travel to the Chinese capital next month. Meeting in Boston, Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi said the relationship between the two countries is mature enough to discuss disagreements while building on areas of shared interest.
  • GOP Targets Dem House Districts That Backed Romney

    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012. Yet even with President Barack Obama's broad unpopularity clamping a lead weight to the ankles of many of his party's candidates, most of these contests are either tossups or races that Democrats have a decent chance of winning on Election Day.
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    18 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    18 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    LONDON: The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights.
 
 
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    Barack Obama on Huffington Post

  • Joe Peyronnin: Midterm Madness

    Joe Peyronnin
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    A crisis is a terrible thing to waste, and the Republicans are capitalizing on every crisis, foreign and domestic. With less than two weeks to go bef... Read more: Republicans, Democrats, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Obamacare, Chris Christie, Midterm Elections, Politics, Ebola, Isis, John Kasich, Congress, Senate, Politics News
  • David Halperin: As For-Profit Colleges Fight for Their Right to Abuse Students, It's Obama's Time to Decide

    David Halperin
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    It's a critical moment for the public to take another close look at this industry, which now has 13 percent of all U.S. college students and swallows more than a quarter of federal aid -- over $30 billion a year in taxpayer money. It's also a critical moment for President Obama to stand up for fiscal responsibility. Read more: President Obama, For-Profit Colleges, Gainful Employment, College News
  • Sanford D. Horwitt: No Slam Dunk for Billionaires

    Sanford D. Horwitt
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Using public funds to build professional sports facilities is an ineffective, inefficient strategy for promoting economic development -- and, one might infer, an especially unseemly use of scare resources in a city like Milwaukee where 29 percent of its nearly 600,000 residents live in poverty. But in our new Gilded Age, big money has no shame. Read more: President Obama, Saul Alinsky, Industrial-Areas-Foundation, Milwaukee Bucks, Common Ground, Wes Edens, Marc Lesry, Milwaukee, Income Inequality, Hedge Funds, Herb Kohl, Jane Pettit, Politics News
  • Kiran Ahuja: President Obama Extends Warmest Wishes for Diwali

    Kiran Ahuja
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    "Knowledge will defeat ignorance, and compassion will triumph over despair." Read more: Diwali, White House, President Obama, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, World News
  • Obama: Canada Shooting 'Tragic'

    The Huffington Post News Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    President Barack Obama said the shootings that took place in Ottawa, Canada, on Wednesday were "tragic." "We're all shaken by it," Obama told pool ... Read more: Obama Canada Shooting, Obama, President Barack Obama, Canada Shooting, Ottawa Shooting, Parliament Shooting, Canada Parliament Shooting, Video, Politics News
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  • NCAA addresses ad featuring Mo'ne Davis

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    NCAA addresses ad featuring Mo'ne DavisYouTube.comThe Little League phenom's paid appearance in a Chevy commercial raised questions about her status as an amateur athlete.Statement from league officials In other sports newsFavre calls QB 'next Brady, Warner'NHL player takes skate to face
  • Man who breached White House identified

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Man who breached White House identifiedAPDominic Adesanya, 23, jumped the fence Wednesday night and attacked K-9 teams that approached him, authorities said. Condition of injured dogsMore newsObama: Canada shooting 'tragic''Serious lapse' at Secret Service
  • Mom started site to help autistic daughter

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Mom started site to help autistic daughterShutterstockWhen Julie's daughter Miranda was diagnosed as autistic, Julie couldn't find the resources her child needed -- so she started her own store.She now earns $2.5M/year in salesMore from Marlo ThomasMom invents genius productTime you're likely to cheat on diet
  • Ottawa shooter allegedly had jihadist ties

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Ottawa shooter allegedly had jihadist tiesTwitterThe convert to Islam who created chaos with a deadly shooting spree on Wednesday also reportedly showed signs of mental illness.'Fairly bizarre' previous threatsRelated coverageObama: 'We're all shaken'ISIS chatter points to Canada
  • Tempers flare in Game 2 of World Series

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Tempers flare in Game 2 of World SeriesAPAfter the Giants and Royals exchanged leads in the early innings, a big rally in the sixth altered the game -- and stoked tensions.Team that won crucial contestRelated coverageMore on 2014 Fall ClassicGiants ace stifles Royals in Game 1
 
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    Barack Obama | The Guardian

  • Trouble and shock i n the West Bank | @guardianletters

    Guardian Staff
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    A year ago I went with four MPs to a spot of land south of Jerusalem. It lies on the lands of the neighbouring Palestinian village of Beit Safafa. Nearby is one of the mega-Israeli settlements, Gilo. To the south is Bethlehem, where the wall imprisons the city of the birthplace of Christ. To the east is Har Homa, one of the most recent of the Jerusalem-area settlements. It is a thicket of concrete, designed to separate Jerusalem from Bethlehem and indeed from the southern West Bank. But only months before, this plot of land had been designated for a new Israeli settlement, Givat HaMatos.
  • Secret service agent divulged secrets 'to impress a staffer', Romney chief alleges

    Ed Pilkington in New York
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Shawn McCoy, communications chief for Mitt Romney during 2012 campaign, posts account that adds to miseries of agencyThe secret service has fresh allegations to add to its rapidly growing inbox of failures and scandals, after it was reported that one of its agents divulged sensitive information about President Obamas movements in the final days of the 2012 presidential election to the campaign of Republican nominee Mitt Romney in an attempt to impress a woman.The latest report comes from Shawn McCoy, who was communications chief for Romney in Iowa but wrote about the incident in his current…
  • Why is the deporter-in-chief celebrating while these families get torn apart? | Tania A Unzueta

    Tania A Unzueta
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    Obama is still asking for election-year patience on immigration reform. He still doesnt understand the human cost of delayWashington is a town known for its contradictions. Politicians caught having affairs preach family values. A series of presidents who have admitted to drug use in college oversee prosecutions that punish people for doing the same. Reform lobbyists claim to advocate for the inclusion of immigrants, but they rarely if ever include us at the table.So when the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) provided political cover for the White House after Barack Obama broke his promise…
  • Secret service director Julie Pierson resigns after series of security lapses

    Dan Roberts in Washington
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    First female secret service chief bows to pressure to quit after House hearing revealed evidence chronicling security failures The director of the US secret service has resigned amid mounting criticism of her handling of security breaches at the White House and allegations of misleading public statements.Hours after an unconvincing appearance before the House of Representatives government oversight committee, Julia Pierson tendered her resignation to the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the elite agency. Continue reading...
  • 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 a barrage of questions at congressional hearing The 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 on a 16 September visit to the US Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
 
 
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  • Did our energy future just come and then leave for China without anyone noticing?

    Daniel Steward
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Dear Mr. President, This past week a truly remarkable event transpired in the field of energy production that has gone completely unremarked in the mainstream media. This event was the independent verification of a device about the size of a ten inch piece of broom stick that over the course of 32 days produced a net energy out of 1.5 MWh, about the equivalent of burning a fifty gallon barrel of gasoline. The fuel was about 1 gram (half the weight of a penny) of a proprietary nickel powder that was not changed or added too during the test and was not completely consumed during the test. This…
  • US Aquaduct System

    Mark Kluger
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    In watching the news today we have flooding through the Midwest and a 3 year drought still in CA. We have increased pollution of ground water. Soon water may become much more precious than oil. Our sewer systems are overloaded by the smallest amounts of rainfalls There appeared to be a need for a nation wide rainwater harvesting system. This is a mammoth undertaking that could prevent future energy, environmental and economic issues for our country. . . Location: Pennsburg PA 18073
  • ISIS

    LP MEADOWS
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    I think it would be a good idea to stop calling out the name of “ISIS”. This is what they really thrive on, is their name in the MAIN MEDIA. I am a VIETNAM VET and suggest you put me on the payroll for suggestions on how to take care of this kind of things…. Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
  • Help Iraq NOW

    Karen Lafferty
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Mr Obama. Have some courage. Many of us in America believe the US Must Put troops on the ground and attack Isis NOW!! Too many are dieing. Do what it takes to defeat them. PLEASE!!! Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • FDA to approve MORE GMO’s for DOW???

    regina
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I am shocked and appalled to imagine the increase in cancer rates as herbicide use increases again, 7x!?. I pity those that benefit from increased cancer rates. I would not want to carry their burden of shame. Where are you President Obama for whom I became a democrat and voted? Since the prolonged public outcry does not seem to make a difference, tell me what to do to protect my family from the war on superweeds produced by GMO farming????? Location: santa fe, NM
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