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  • Nation's Report Card: Only a Third of 8th-Graders Are At or Above 'Proficient' in Math and Reading

    10/28/2015 8:02:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | October 28, 2015 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren. Math scores slipped for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, and reading grades were not much better, flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders, according to the 2015 Nation's Report Card. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged parents, teachers, and others not to panic about the scores as states embrace higher academic standards, such as Common Core.
  • Arne Duncan’s Dismal Record ( Common Core

    10/05/2015 3:16:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2015 | Frederick M. Hess
    On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he would be stepping down after nearly seven years on the job. This makes it a good moment to assess Duncan’s legacy, especially since his tenure has been shrouded by more than its fair share of puffery and overheated PR. This was predictable when it came to the usual Obama cheerleaders (Tom Friedman wanted Duncan to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state). But it also showed up at times as generous, even fawning, laurels tossed by the likes of David Brooks, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Lamar Alexander. ... Duncan —...
  • Donald Trump: America Needs ‘Fair Trade,’ Not ‘Free Trade’

    09/27/2015 8:42:57 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    “Claims that trade deals increase exports and create jobs are based on flawed trade models, and on distorted and one-sided interpretations of the findings of those models,” Scott explained. “If you’re president, you’re going to have to live with it,” Pelley said to the billionaire businessman during the interview, referencing NAFTA. Trump fired back: “Excuse me, we will either renegotiate it or we will break it. Because, you know, every agreement has an end.” Pelley said Trump can’t just break the law. “Excuse me, every agreement has an end. Every agreement has to be fair,” Trump reiterated. “Every agreement has...
  • Education Secretary Duncan’s children to go to Chicago private school he attended

    09/26/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions ... resident Obama’s two daughters attended the school before moving to Washington in 2009, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s children are enrolled there now. And in the fall, Duncan’s children will be attending Lab, too, while his wife works there. .... his children will attend a progressive private school in Chicago, a school that does not follow key school reform policies that his Education Department has set for public schools. It does not, for example,...
  • Chatham County’s Duncan spanks Big Gov’t. Barbie over amnesty votes

    01/16/2015 5:00:10 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has shown her true colors this week in regard to amnesty for illegal aliens. Jim Duncan, chairman of the Chatham County GOP in Ellmers’s district, has stepped forward via Facebook to call out his member of Congress:

    11/21/2014 9:12:34 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    Duncan faces 25-years-to-life on gang conspiracy charges brought against him this week, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors will reportedly look to prove that the album art "willfully promotes, furthers, or assists in any felonious criminal conduct by members of that gang." "That gang" refers to the San Diego Lincoln Park gang, of which Duncan is a member, according to San Diego police. According to the Times, at least 15 Lincoln Park gang members have been charged in a recent string of shootings in the city. Yet Duncan's attorney, Brian Watkins, told the paper that his client is innocent and the evidence against...
  • Ebola victim's family, hospital reach settlement

    11/12/2014 11:10:29 AM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    The hospital that treated the only Ebola patient to die in the United States will pay his relatives an undisclosed sum and create a charitable foundation in his name, the family's attorney said Wednesday. The agreement heads off a lawsuit from relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Attorney Les Weisbrod declined to say at a news conference how much money the family would receive but said the settlement was a "very good deal" that would provide for Duncan's parents and his four children. Weisbrod also said Presbyterian hospital was not charging...
  • Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family (Duncan) Reaches Agreement With Hospital

    11/11/2014 6:49:59 PM PST · by wtd · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/11/2014
    Dallas Ebola Victim’s Family Reaches Agreement With HospitalDALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has reached a “resolution” with Texas Health Resources, according to a family spokesperson. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas will release a statement Wednesday morning about this latest development.
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 43 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan LIED to Dallas hospital staff about his exposure to virus..

    10/27/2014 11:30:43 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2014 | Michael Zennie
    Sidia Rose says Duncan lied to her about caring for a pregnant woman who later died of the disease when she first questioned about itHe later admitted to taking care of someone who died in Liberia, but then denied the story to Texas public health officialsRose says she was terrified of taking care of Duncan, but did so anywayDuncan died October 8, but not before infecting two of his nurses at Texas Health PresbyterianAmber Vinson and Nina Pham are now free of the disease   Thomas Eric Duncan lied about his exposure to Ebola to hospital staff and to public...
  • '60 Minutes' Just Broke New Details On The Dallas Ebola Case. Here's What They Revealed.

    10/26/2014 8:28:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 97 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/2014 | Dan Diamond
    You may think you know the details of what happened in Dallas. But 60 Minutes asks you to think again. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley sat down with four of the nurses who treated Thomas Duncan, the initial Ebola patient. Here’s what we learned. 1. Whether intentionally or not, Duncan misled authorities about his exposure to Ebola. When Duncan first presented to the hospital on September 25, he didn’t specify that he’d come from Liberia or even West Africa — the center of the Ebola outbreak. Duncan only said he’d returned from “Africa,” which could’ve meant one of dozens of...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • VANITY- CDC updated published protocols on Ebola. STILL no staff protection gear protocols! None!

    10/18/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    CDC ^ | Oct 18,2014 | NLZ
    The CDC just today updated their Ebola protocols. STILL they have no idea what protections the medical staff needs!!!!!!! They had no protective gear protocols for the medical staff in Dallas. NONE. Do a Page Save As, because when the Ebola Czar sees this page it will removed. http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations.html
  • Ebola Victim's Family Prepares to Leave Quarantine (47 exposed to Duncan to be cleared Mon. 12am)

    10/18/2014 11:20:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 84 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | October 18, 2014 | Randy McIlwain
    The first group of people exposed to Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from Ebola in the United States, will no longer be considered at risk for the Ebola virus at 12 a.m. Monday. After three weeks of isolation or self-monitoring, 47 people -- including Duncan's fiancee Louise Troh, her 13-year-old son and two nephews --- will be cleared and allowed to go on with their lives.
  • Memorial Service Held for Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan (North Carolina)

    10/18/2014 11:22:38 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 10/18/2014 | Uncredited
    Family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first and so far only person to die of Ebola in the U.S., gathered Saturday for an emotional memorial service in North Carolina. Mourners celebrated the 42-year-old's life at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, where his sister, mother and nephew worship, according to NBC affiliate WCNC. Duncan died in Dallas on Oct. 8, and had started showing symptoms of the virus on Sept. 24 after travelling to Texas from Liberia. He wasn't admitted to a Dallas hospital until Sept. 28 — two days after he first visited the hospital.
  • Frieden Says You Can Give But Not Get Ebola On A Bus

    10/17/2014 10:29:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Leadership: In a telephone press briefing, the CDC director repeated that you can't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but infected or exposed people should avoid public transit because they might transmit it. Huh? During the Wednesday conference call with reporters, Centers for Disease Control director Tom Frieden was asked if he or anyone else at the CDC had vetted a videotaped message posted on U.S. embassy websites that showed President Obama saying you couldn't get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, while the CDC's own guidelines advised those with symptoms or a...
  • Time To "Rethink" Tom Frieden [the "Baghdad Bob" of Ebola] As CDC Head

    10/14/2014 4:46:37 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Public Health: The man whose one job is to safeguard America's health has failed, saying that we must change our responses to Ebola after a Dallas health care worker becomes infected despite the rules he championed. After 26-year-old Dallas health care worker Nina Pham became the first person to contract Ebola on U.S. soil, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said during a press conference that (we) "have to rethink the way we address Ebola control." Yes, we do. Pham's infection, just as Thomas E. Duncan's death in Dallas after a multistop trip from Liberia,...
  • DHS Started Expediting Visa Extensions From Ebola Countries in August (Free Republic linked)

    10/17/2014 6:35:41 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- As Ebola continued to ravage communities in West Africa this summer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced "immigration relief measures" for citizens of three countries affected by the deadly virus. In short, the USCIS has been waiving fees, expediting the immigration process, and allowing extensions of visas for anyone coming from the three designated Ebola-stricken countries, provided that they are in the United States. The Free Republic blog reported that the law firm of Edward W. Neufville, III, LLC, a Washington, D.C. area immigration firm, added a...
  • Ebola Stricken Cruise Passenger Denied Entry to Belize

    10/17/2014 2:29:49 AM PDT · by eastforker · 73 replies
    Maritime news ^ | October 17, 2014 | World Maritime News Staf
    A Dallas hospital nurse exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms and her husband, travelling on board Carnival Magic, have been denied entry to Belize. The couple has been prevented from entering Belize City to be airlifted to the U.S.A., and is currently on a ship tender unable to return to the cruise ship, according to the Belizean media reports.
  • Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia dies of Ebola in Dallas (Received Visa in August See links below)

    10/15/2014 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE, Tina Susman
    In August, Duncan's visa was approved. He and Troh had rekindled their relationship, and she helped pay for his plane ticket. He packed a backpack and a suitcase, and told neighbors he was going to America and would not be back for two years. When he returned, he said, he planned to build a house for his family.
  • Nurses Union: Duncan Not Put In Isolation, Waste Piled Nearly Up to Ceiling

    10/14/2014 9:15:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 133 replies
    CNN News via Breitbart TV ^ | 14 Oct 2014, 8:15 PM PDT
    CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on further allegations made by a nurses union that Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was not put into isolation, allowed his blood to circulate through the hospital’s tube system, and that waste “piled up nearly to the ceiling” inside patient’s rooms on Tuesday’s “CNN Tonight.” Gupta said that the National Nurses United stated that they were informed by nurses that “Mr. Duncan was not in isolation. He was not in isolation for several hours, despite the fact that a nursing supervisor asked that he go into isolation, and that he may...
  • Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s burned belongings in Louisiana

    10/13/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News via LATimes ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana. In a statement late Sunday, Caldwell cited reports that “six truckloads” of items from the Texas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying were set to be dumped at a Louisiana landfill after being burned at a Veolia Environmental Services plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Duncan fell ill with Ebola in Texas and died Wednesday.
  • The Real Duncan: Why Ebola Transporter lied about contact

    10/08/2014 8:14:18 PM PDT · by Prospero · 93 replies
    Front Page Africa ^ | 10/6/2014 | Rodney D. Sieh
    “I knew Duncan well. As refugees in Bujumbura Camp we were there hustling to see how we could make it. We were at war back home, so we were like trying to do everything humanly possible to make sure we stay alive to come back home. So when the war ended we began to come home one by one and he came before me. I came in 2011. We met once and that was around the 72nd belt, somewhere around Boulevard Junction and we just waved to each other because I was in a taxi; that’s the last time I...
  • Latest Ebola victim sheriff’s deputy ordered to Duncan’s apartment without protective gear

    10/08/2014 1:44:27 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 171 replies
    twitchy ^ | 8 Oct 2014
    The newest Ebola scare in the Dallas area involves a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy named Michael Monning (or Michael “Monnig”) who was sent into Thomas Duncan’s apartment earlier this month: Report by @NBCDFW that new suspected patient is a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff who served quarantine papers on Thomas Duncan's residence.
  • Frisco Patient Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms

    10/08/2014 12:15:34 PM PDT · by redgolum · 11 replies
    CBS Dallas ^ | 10-8-14
    FRISCO (CSBDFW.COM) - An afternoon news conference has been called in Frisco, a suburb of Dallas, to discuss a possible second case of Ebola. The patient claims to have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, referred to as Dallas ‘patient zero.’ It is not clear how the patient had contact with Duncan or if the patient was one of the about 50 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials.
  • BREAKING: 2ND person rushed to hospital with signs of Ebola (had contact with Duncan)

    10/08/2014 11:58:11 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 511 replies
    Fox News Breaking Alert/ CBS DFW ^ | 08 OCT 14 | dcbryan1
    2nd person rushed to hospital showing signs of ebola. 2nd person had contact with Duncan.
  • Ebola patient in Dallas dies

    10/08/2014 8:36:48 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | Everett Rosenfeld
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, has died in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, according to Texas Health Resources. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment that we must inform you of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan this morning at 7:51 am. Mr. Duncan succumbed to an insidious disease, Ebola. He fought courageously in this battle. Our professionals, the doctors and nurses in the unit, as well as the entire Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas community, are also grieving his passing. We have offered the family our support and...
  • Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died

    10/08/2014 8:20:05 AM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 25 replies
    WFAAQ.com ^ | 10/08/2014 | WFAA.com
    WFAA is reporting, via their breaking news app, that the Dallas Ebola patient has died.
  • EXCLUSIVE: First picture of Ebola victim's quarantined 'wife'

    10/07/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13:52 EST, 7 October 2014 | Laura Collins In Dallas, Texas For Mailonline
    "Sitting on the steps of the now infamous Ivy Apartments in Dallas this is the woman who Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan flew to the States to marry. Seen here for the first time, Louise Troh, 54, is pictured next to her nephew Jeffrey Cole, who arrived in Dallas from Liberia just days before Mr Duncan. Now both Ms Troh and Mr Cole are in quarantine along with her 13-year-old son and a friend. While 42-year-old Mr Duncan's life continues to hang in the balance, District Attorney Craig Watkins has revealed that his office is actively investigating whether or not...
  • Jesse Jackson in Dallas to address Ebola scare

    10/07/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Jenny Doren
    While Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition, Civil Rights Activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has arrived in Texas to address the virus scare and "seek the best humanitarian relief." Jackson, whose plane landed around 8:45 a.m., is expected to meet with pastors and community leaders in Oak Cliff at 11 a.m. In the afternoon he will meet with Duncan's doctors and then his family members.
  • Neighbors Of Ebola Patient Feel ‘Discriminated Against’

    10/06/2014 9:03:14 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 39 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 10/6/2014 | Unknown to me
    Residents in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood of Dallas are living near the epicenter of the Ebola scare in North Texas. Now, they say they’re facing a different challenge — discrimination. Thomas Duncan stayed at an apartment in the community before being diagnosed with Ebola and admitted into Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for treatment. Dallas City Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates says that she met with over 30 community leaders on Monday, trying to assess the needs of the residents. Most are concerned about the possible stigma of living near the apartment building. “Unfortunately, they are feeling discriminated against,” said Gates....
  • First US Ebola Patient Dies

    10/05/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 365 replies
    Thomas A. Duncan, who became ill with Ebola after arriving from West Africa in Dallas two weeks ago, succumbed to the virus today (Sunday), reports Reuters. Duncan was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on today after his condition worsened to critical, according to the director of the US Centers for Disease Control. The Dallas hospital that admitted him did not recognize the deadly disease at first and sent him home, only for him to return two days later by ambulance.
  • Liberia: In Duncan's Old Neighborhood - Panic, More Deaths, Infections

    10/04/2014 3:42:44 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 11 replies
    allAfrica ^ | 10/3/14 | Wade C. L. Williams
    Nine-year-old Mercy Kennedy sobs as her neighbors tell her about her mother's death. She had gone happily to fetch water with her friends and some women in the community yelled at her to leave the neighborhood well for fear she might infect the well and their children with Ebola. Mercy's mother, Marie Wreh, is among a string of deaths traced to the 19-year-old pregnant woman that Thomas Eric Duncan came in contact with before leaving Liberia to visit family in the US. Mercy's mother Wreh had taken care of patient zero Marthaline Williams, who was six months pregnant in the...
  • Man Who Took Ebola to US Will Be ‘Prosecuted’[...]-Former Boss Says ‘Thomas Knew He Had Ebola’

    10/03/2014 6:11:20 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    Daily Observer [Monrovia, Liberia] ^ | October 3, 2014 | Alaskai Moore Johnso
    It has now been established by authorities of the Liberian Government that Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who became the “first ever” Ebola case diagnosed in the US, will be prosecuted if and when he gets back to Liberia. The Associated Press (AP) quoted Mr. Binyah Kesselly as saying that Mr. Duncan would be prosecuted because he had lied on his airport health questionnaire when he filled it at the Roberts International Airport (RIA), minutes before he flew out of Liberia on September 19. As one of several measures put into place at the airport because of the...
  • Family That Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

    10/03/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Nomaan Merchant, AP
    This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a copy of a passenger health screening form filled out by Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, which was obtained by the Associated Press from the Liberia Airport Authority. Liberia plans to prosecute Duncan, who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
  • Man tells of Dallas Ebola patient’s decline

    10/03/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 71 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
    Joe Joe Jallah said he met the man diagnosed with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, last week when visiting Jallah’s former wife, Louise Troh, the same woman Duncan had come to see in the U.S... Jallah left to go to work, but returned the next day after his daughter, who lives with Troh, called, sounding frantic, saying that Duncan was still ill.
  • Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to the U.S.

    10/02/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I hope Duncan gets well soon, partly for his own sake and partly because I’m keen to hear why he didn’t mention to airport screeners that he helped carry an Ebola victim a few days before his flight. So is the Liberian government. On the form obtained by The Associated Press and confirmed by a government official, Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for an Ebola patient or touched the body of someone who had died in an area affected by Ebola…At the time Duncan left for the U.S., it’s not clear if he...
  • Texas Ebola Patient's Possible Contacts Now Reach 100

    10/02/2014 8:16:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 167 replies
    ABC ^ | 10/02/14
    The circle of people who have come into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is rapidly expanding, jumping from 18 to 80 early today and then leaping to 100, according to Texas health officials.
  • Ebola Victim's Nephew: I had to call CDC

    10/01/2014 9:22:18 PM PDT · by knak · 53 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/1/14 | nbc
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., wasn't appropriately treated for suspected infection until after his nephew personally called the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nephew told NBC News on Wednesday night, saying he hoped "nobody else got infected because of a mistake that was made." Health officials have acknowledged that Duncan, 42, was initially sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas when he showed up on Sept. 26 complaining of fever and abdominal pain. He was sent home and had to return two days later in an...
  • U.S. Patient Aided Pregnant Liberian, Then Took Ill

    10/01/2014 5:12:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 1, 2014 | By NORIMITSU ONISHI
    Mr. Duncan had direct contact with a woman stricken by Ebola on Sept. 15, just four days before he left Liberia for the United States, the woman’s parents and Mr. Duncan’s neighbors said. The family of the woman, Marthalene Williams, 19, took her by taxi to a hospital with Mr. Duncan’s help on Sept. 15 after failing to get an ambulance, said her parents, Emmanuel and Amie Williams. She was convulsing and seven months pregnant, they said. Turned away from a hospital for lack of space in its Ebola treatment ward, the family said it took Ms. Williams back home...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • San Antonio Spurs beat down Miami Heat, earn fifth NBA title with Game 5 win

    06/15/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    al.com ^ | 6-15-14 | Mark Heim
    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs won their fifth NBA championship, beating the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday night to win the series in five games. Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs, who added this title to the ones they won in 1999, 2003, '05 and '07. They nearly had another last year, but couldn't hold off the Heat and lost in seven games. The rematch was no match at all. San Antonio rebounded from an early 16-point deficit by outscoring the Heat 37-13 from the start of the second quarter to midway in...
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison – For Making a ‘Wrong Turn’ (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteran Andrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay. That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentally drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • Duncan calls for gun control measures (Education secretary)

    01/30/2014 12:39:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2014 2:50 PM EST
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan […] tells reporters that schools are often the safest place in a community, and gun violence is a societal problem and “not a school problem.” He says tougher gun control measures are needed. A spokeswoman for Duncan clarifies that he means the problem isn’t a lack of school safety, but easy access to guns. …
  • Duncan Blames Common Core Fight On 'White Soccer Moms'

    11/18/2013 4:14:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Common Core: Rather than defend a program accused of indoctrinating students via national standards and whose implementation is as bad as ObamaCare, Education Secretary Arne Duncan plays the race card. Perhaps nothing personifies the arrogant nanny state paternalism of the Obama administration more than this statement by Duncan on Friday: "It's fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn't quite as good as they thought they were, and that's pretty scary."...
  • Arne Duncan apologizes for ‘clumsy’ ‘white suburban moms’ comment

    11/18/2013 4:07:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 11/18/13 | staff
    Vaughn Sterling ✔ @vplus Follow CNN JUST IN: Arne Duncan sorry for comments re:white suburban moms “My wording, my phrasing, was a little clumsy and I apologize for that”
  • Photos surface of teens who 'shot college baseball player dead as he was jogging because

    08/20/2013 1:21:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 150 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2013
    Here are pictures of three teenagers accused in the thrill-kill murder of a college baseball player in Oklahoma. The senseless slaying of Christopher Lane, 23, has sent shock waves from the Sooner State to the victim’s native Australia. “They followed him, shot him in the back and drove off,” Duncan, Okla., police chief Danny Ford said yesterday. “When asked why he [a 17-year-old suspect] did it, he said, ‘We were bored and decided to kill somebody.’ ” The suspects have been identified as as Chancey Luna, 16, James Edwards, 15, and Michael Jones, 17. Lane died Friday afternoon after he...
  • Shock as Australian baseballer gunned down by US teens

    08/18/2013 9:56:01 PM PDT · by seacapn · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2013 | AFP
    <p>An Australian family was Monday struggling to come to terms with the "senseless" death of their baseballer son in a random drive-by shooting by three teenagers in the United States.</p> <p>Chris Lane, 22, was in the US on a baseball scholarship and was jogging in the small town of Duncan in Oklahoma when he was shot in the back on Friday and left to die on the side of the road.</p>

    06/25/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 6/24/13 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    Under the media’s radar, Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects announced in his 2013 State of the Union Address: “preschool available to every single child in America.” The plan for the federal government to take over the care of preschool children, a longtime goal of the feminists that used to be called universal child care, is now (probably to sound academic) called Pre-K. The Obama administration downplays the $75 billion initial cost of Pre-K by claiming it can be covered by raising the federal tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95. But cigarette taxes were...