White House Ebola Crisis Meeting Postponed to Evening So Obama Can Play 5 Hours of Golf.
The White House has held two meetings on the Ebola crisis since the new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, was appointed. Klain did not attend either meeting. We all know what "crisis mode" means to Obama. Klain appears to subscribe to the same philosophy.
Democrats See Black Vote as Last Hope in Midterm Elections.
Democrat memo warns of "crushing Democratic losses across the country" if black voters don't turn out.
Where Are the 'Clinton Democrats?'
In Kentucky, Georgia, and Arkansas, the Clinton charm may be wearing thin.
Obama's Standing with Women Hurts Senate Democrats.
Obama's high disapproval ratings among women in Senate battleground states sets stage for election losses.
Ebola Dirty Bomb: All You Need Is a Bag of Vomit.An Ebola dirty bomb would not be technically difficult to make and deliver – especially with the involvement of martyrs. For persons willing to risk their own deaths, Ebola virus would not currently be difficult to obtain. Potential martyrs could be exposed to infected patients or to their body fluids. Having thus acquired Ebola infection, these martyrs could travel the world, symptom-free, during the incubation period of the disease. Upon becoming ill at some predetermined destination, these witting (or unwitting) martyrs would provide a plentiful supply of body fluids containing the Ebola virus for dissemination by co-conspirators. It's not difficult to imagine innumerable settings in which the dissemination of these fluids would cause illness, death, and panic.
Ultimately, the best protection against this scenario would be an effective Ebola vaccine. In the meantime, border security with tightly controlled travel and intensive intelligence scrutiny of potential attackers will be the mainstays of defense. This is yet another good reason for a ban of travel from areas with ongoing Ebola infection – and for aggressive control of U.S. borders.
'It May Be that the Virus Burns Hotter and Quicker.'
NIH scientist Peter Jahrling worries that his team in Liberia is reporting higher levels of virus in current Ebola patients than have previously been seen. Viral levels also appear to be rising more quickly.
In Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer's Version of Brown Shooting Begins to Emerge.
Michael Brown reached for Officer Wilson's gun, which discharged twice in car. Brown's blood found on gun and in car. Brown punched Wilson repeatedly.
Cocaine Scandal Involving Joe Biden's Son about Much More than Cocaine.
It's about favoritism and cover-up.
So, You've Got ObamaCare, but You Still Can't Afford to Go to the Doctor.
It's the deductibles, stupid.
Appointment of Political Fixer as Ebola Czar Shows Obama Views Ebola as Purely Political Problem.
Attorney Ron Klain, long-term lobbyist and Democratic operative, to be made Ebola Czar. He has no medical/healthcare experience. He prepped Obama and Clinton for presidential debates and led Al Gore's legal operation during the 2000 ballot recount and was responsible for doling out government stimulus largess to companies like Solyndra. To insure that this goes badly, Klain will report to both Susan Rice and Lisa Monaco at the White House. Oh, and one more thing, the appointment comes just as WHO says it botched its response to Ebola in West Africa in part due to "politically motivated appointments."
Obama Was Not Straightforward Regarding the Risk of Ebola.
On September 2, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the federal government's Models of Infectious Disease Agency issued a report saying there was a 25% chance of an Ebola case being imported into the U.S. within 3 to 6 weeks. On September 16, Obama said that experts "across our government" agree that the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. was "extremely low."
CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden Must Go.
It is clear that the CDC provided faulty guidance in the first days of the U.S. Ebola outbreak. Still, I gave Dr. Frieden the benefit of the doubt – perhaps wrongly – until his most recent Congressional testimony. He was deliberately evasive on answers to straightforward medical questions. His responses were purely political doubletalk, and, to me, that is unacceptable for a physician.
Ferguson Grand Jury Witness Supports Police Officer's Account.
Witness says that Mike Brown ignored Officer Wilson's orders to stop, and that Brown did not raise his hands high as though to surrender.
Seattle Socialist Party Demands $20-per-Hour Minimum Wage.
It advertises a job seeking an experienced web developer. The job pays just $13 per hour.
Dr. Nancy Snyderman Illustrates An Important Problem in Ebola Control.
Dr. Snyderman, presumably a sophisticated physician, failed to abide by the conditions of her voluntary quarantine and risked infecting others. Remember, too, that Liberian authorities say that Thomas Duncan lied on his departure screening questionnaire when he said he had had no contact with Ebola patients. He also failed to tell Texas hospital workers about this exposure. Finally, we're just hearing that Texas nurse Amber Joy Vinson may have experienced symptoms of Ebola infection prior to boarding a commercial airliner. Although fingers are being pointed at the medical community for failures to diagnose and treat Ebola patients, the behavior of infected individuals has the potential to greatly contribute to the spread of the disease.
CDC: You Can Give – but Not Get – Ebola on a Bus.
CDC Director Dr. Tom Friedan got caught up in a bit of nonsense about Ebola transmission. On the one hand, the administration wants the public not to fear public transportation, on the other hand, they don't want persons exposed to Ebola to use public transportation. In short, yes, you can get Ebola on a bus. For example, if the person sitting next to you is infected, and that person vomits on you, yes, you can acquire Ebola. What if Texas nurse Amber Joy Vinson (above) had vomited on her flight?
Lawsuit: Congress and Congressional Staffers Getting ObamaCare Coverage through Fraud.
At least 12,359 members of Congress, staff, and dependents have enrolled in ObamaCare through the Washington, D.C. small business exchange that requires businesses to employ fewer than 50 people.
Obama on the Verge of Allowing Iran to Become a Nuclear Power.
If the U.S. makes a deal, "it will be a rotten one." The Iranians know they have no reason to fear – and little reason to bargain with – a president who will not mount a serious military campaign against ISIS.
Another Enormous Obama Lie Revealed.
The indictment of a Libyan terrorist says that, during the assault on the Benghazi consulate, computers containing classified information were stolen. In July, State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf said, when specifically asked about the computers, "No classified information was compromised.
Second Ebola-Infected Texas Healthcare Worker Will be Treated in Atlanta.
The worker took a commercial airline flight the evening before becoming ill. The individual reportedly had no symptoms at the time, markedly decreasing the possibility of transmitting Ebola.
Thousands of WMDs Found in Iraq.
Chemical weapons stockpiles were repeatedly encountered by U.S. military from 2004 to 2011. It had long been known that Iraq had WMDs and that many had not been revealed. What is not clear is why the U.S. government was not forthcoming about this discovery.
Another Disastrous Poll for Obama and Dems.
WashPost/ABC poll finds Obama approval rating of 40% – lowest ever for this poll. Just 33% of independents approve of Obama. A majority of voters disapprove of the Democratic party.
Where in the Hell Is Dr. Nicole Lurie?
Lurie is assistant secretary for preparedness and response and reports directly to the secretary of HHS. She says unequivocally, "I have responsibility for getting the nation prepared for public health emergencies." She is currently invisible.
Obama Decisions that Will Be So Disastrous that He Refuses to Announce Them Until after the Elections.
Include: Attorney general pick, immigration "reforms," Keystone XL pipeline, employer health mandate.