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The Obama Morning News || October 23, 2014

Senate Dems start lashing out at White House . . . The relationship between the White House and Senate Democrats hit a new low Tuesday evening after the administration’s press office released a transcript of first lady Michelle Obama’s appearance in Iowa on behalf of Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley. The problem: The subject line of the e-mail referred to Braley as the “Democratic candidate for governor.”National Journal

Wendy Davis: I’d welcome Obama . . . Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor. Still trailing by double digits in some polls with less than two weeks until Election Day, Davis is no longer so cautiously staying at arm’s length from Obama. Associated Press

White House sex assault claims can’t be true . . .  White House claims that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college, and that just 12 percent report the crime, cannot both be true, according to American Enterprise scholar Mark J. Perry. “Using actual reported crime statistics on sexual offenses at almost any US college and applying the White House claim that only 12% of campus sexual assaults actually get reported, we have to conclude that nowhere near 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted while in college,” Perry wrote. Examiner

Obama more optimistic about stopping Ebola . . . President Obama said Wednesday he is “cautiously more optimistic” about stopping Ebola in the United States as his new czar began his first day of work. The president noted that dozens of individuals who had contact with the Liberian man who brought the virus to the U.S. had tested negative and said two nurses with confirmed infections “seem to be doing better.” The Hill

More Ebola restrictions . . . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced that all travelers arriving in the U.S. from the three Ebola-stricken African countries will be subject to a 21-day monitoring program. Fox News

Syria​ airstrikes kill 521 bad guys . . . Air strikes by U.S.-led forces have killed 521 Islamist fighters and 32 civilians during a month-long campaign in Syria, a monitoring group which tracks the violence said on Thursday. Reuters

Warren opens door to 2016 run . . . Asked whether she was mulling a bid in 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., used language that made it sound like a run wasn’t out of the question. “I don’t think so,” she said at her Cambridge, Mass., home for this week’s issue. “If there’s any lesson I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s don’t be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open.” The Hill

Paul summons strategists to powwow . . . Sen. Rand Paul is summoning his top strategists and political advisers to Washington one week after the November election for a strategy session over his widely expected 2016 presidential bid. National Journal

Paul to lay out foreign policy visions . . . Paul, whose foreign policy views have become a frequent target of his GOP critics, will use a high-profile speech in New York on Thursday to urge the United States to exercise restraint when engaging in wars overseas. Politico

Ebola Vaccine? Thank Dick Cheney . . . At least seven drugs now being tested — including some used to treat Ebola victims in the U.S. — grew from biodefense measures first approved after Sept. 11. Cheney said he feared assaults by bioterrorists could be far more devastating than what happened that day, and became an advocate in the George W. Bush White House for the appropriation of billions of dollars to stop deadly pathogens. Congress agreed, funds began flowing to scientists and breakthroughs followed. Bloomberg

Big Three networks ignore anti-Obama election . . . The nation’s Big Three TV networks that breathlessly reported the 2006 anti-Bush election which gave Democrats control of Capitol Hill have practically ignored this year’s anti-Obama midterms that are expected to return full control of the Hill to the GOP. Examiner

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11 Responses to The Obama Morning News || October 23, 2014

  1. Weeks ago I posted that Warren will be the Dems’ nominee in 2016. Hillary will not run for health related reasons and Warren, a fresh new face to most low info voters, and a Senator that Obama has called “mini me”, will be anointed by the Dems as the “First Woman President”.

    All the LIV that voted twice for Obama, minus some blacks but plus many more woman wanting to cast an “historic” vote will make her very hard to beat.

    The GOP will need to get ALL conservatives out to vote.

  2. All the Democrats I know like Elizabeth Warren — really like her — and none suspect Fauxcohauntus is a commie. Nope, champion of the middle class and slayer of all things Wall Street.

    • Same here. I live in a very liberal part of town…Barry’s a thing of the past and Hillary is rarely spoken of…Big Chief Phony is all the talk.

  3. Twenty-one day monitoring–I thought visa holders often melted into society and overtayed, etc. Now they know where they are? Also, the pres is “cautiously optimistic” about stopping Ebola here–I thought they said a big outbreak was almost guaranteed to not happen…

    Shifting, shifting, pivoting…

  4. I appreciate the article regarding the Three big networks hardly covering the midterrms. I wouldn’t know I stopped watching them quite some time ago. I peep in on CBS every now and than.