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The Obama Morning News || October 17, 2014

Support builds for travel ban . . . “Support is building in Congress for imposing a travel ban on West African countries that are dealing with Ebola, with some Republicans calling for a vote after the midterm elections. The number of lawmakers supporting travel restrictions surged Thursday to more than 70, according to a tally by The Hill. The majority of supporters are Republicans, with a just a handful of Democrats backing the idea.” The Hill

Obama has a big Ebola problem . . . All the distrust and perception of incompetence he’s accumulated threaten to make Ebola the final straw.

From The Hill: “The Ebola crisis in the United States has become an anchor threatening to sink the Obama presidency. Already under fire from critics who saw the federal response to the outbreak as disorganized and timid, things went from bad to worse on Wednesday, when it was revealed a second nurse had contracted the disease while treating a Liberian man at a Dallas-area hospital.”

CDC doles out $25M in bonuses . . . “Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007, carving out extra pay for themselves in tight federal budgetary times while blaming a lack of money for the Obama administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola outbreak.” Washington Times

Health officials grilled on the Hill . . . Any more mistakes, and Frieden will be on his way out. CNN reports he his testimony wasn’t easy: “A House panel sharply questioned health officials Thursday over the U.S. response to the Ebola virus, as well as steps to prevent an outbreak of the disease in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden and other government officials faced tough questions from members of both parties after a second Texas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola.”

U.S. Fish and Wildlife: Ebola due to global warming . . . Not sure if they’re blaming Bush too, but I’ll check. From CNS News: “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted on its website an artricle that claims Ebola is a “direct consequence” of manmade climate change.”

Kerry: Extremism not related to Islam . . . “Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday night rejected any link between Islam and extremism practiced by the likes of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh), pointing instead to factors such as poverty among youthful Mideast populations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and climate change.” CNS News

Biden’s Son Booted from Navy over cocaine . . .  “Vice President Joe Biden ’s son Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to people familiar with the matter. Hunter Biden, a lawyer by training who is now a managing partner at an investment company, had been commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserve, a part-time position. But after failing a drug test last year, his brief military career ended.” Wall Street Journal

Does Hillary think she’ll face Romney? . . .  “Hillary Clinton on Thursday in Michigan took a veiled swipe at Mitt Romney as she criticized those who would have ‘let Detroit go bankrupt’ following the financial crisis in 2008. On the stump for Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters and gubernatorial hopeful Mark Schauer, Clinton said that the two stood up for Michigan in Congress. ‘They could have lined up with those saying, Let Detroit go bankrupt. Let manufacturing just wither away,’ Clinton said at the event at Oakland University in Rochester. ‘They could have been on the side of those who were criticizing what they called Government Motors. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, wrote a November 2008 op-ed in The New York Times titled, ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.'” Politico

Santorum: I’m putting a team together . . . “Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania says he continues to “seriously” mull a run for president in 2016 and is busy building a war chest as he considers seeking the Republican nomination. “[I’m] putting a team together, talking to folks about putting some money together, and looking at a team,” Santorum said Thursday.” Newsmax

20 thoughts on “The Obama Morning News || October 17, 2014”

    1. That is the immediate issue, he was playing with different shaded pens with foreign policy. Now he is playing again with our safety with those pens. Someone needs to give him another activity, toy to play with.

  1. Why is Obama talking about an Ebola carz? What is HHS ASST SEC Nicole Lurie for. She is head of communicable diseases right? Where has she been in all this?

  2. Every day another shoe drops on this Ebola mismanagement. Why weren’t the Dallas healthcare workers instructed not to travel if they had any chance of contact with Duncan or his lab specimens? Now there’s a lab supervisor on a Carnival cruise outside Belize that the US wants to bring home to quarantine. Belize refused to let the ship dock and refused the worker entry into their country so she could fly home.

    Also, nearly 800 people have been stricken with Enterovirus D68, with this latest death bring the death toll to 7. Haven’t heard much, if anything, from the CDC about this virus.

    1. Thanks for the detail AZ Granny, they are coming out with news left and right. There having a press confrence now, a couple of mins. after the announcement of the new Czar of Ebola, that I just mentioned. I agree with you there are a lot of mom’s with young kids that would like more information regarding the virus you mentioned.

      1. What I want to know is why the heck do these so-called health care workers not use their own common sense to stay home and do what they should? When I was a kid, when someone got chicken pox or mumps, they came and put a sign on the door–QUARANTINE. It was yellow–I remember it. It was serious–you didn’t say oh pish-tosh, I paid for those cruise tickets and I am going.

        1. Because Belize cares about its people and knows its job is to PROTECT ITS OWN PEOPLE!!! People are starting to rise up against this monster Obama who has a twisted mind about America.

  3. It gets curioser and curioser! Seems that we already have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak,, M.D. Where, pray tell, has he been hiding?

    And now we have a new Ebola Czar – Ron Klain. He is Biden’s former Chief of Staff, a lawyer…and Party insider!!!

    The farce continues!

  4. The Grill on the Hill: Why do they always grill the officials, shouldn’t they consider; skewering, boiling and frying, too?

    US Fish and Wild Life: Globull warming isn’t affecting the fruit bats in Africa, but it is affecting the bats in the belfry in the department.

    Kerry & Islam: I am waiting for Kerry to blame global weather for beheadings.

    Hillary’s “veiled” attempt at Romney: Burkah ready for 2016.

    Hunter Biden: If Joe was my father, I’d have a drug problem, too.

    Santorum: Mulling ‘vests’ again?

    Obama and Ebola: Social Justice – Quarantine both of them!

  5. Hillary Clinton should bankroll Detroit herself, the big mouth. All the money in the world will not help straighten out some people and some places.

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