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  • Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland - Polish ex-minister

    10/21/2014 10:26:35 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans
    Daily Mail ^ | 20 Oct. 2014 | Reuters
    WARSAW, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader that they divide Ukraine between themselves as far back as 2008, Poland's parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski said in an interview published by the U.S. Politico website.
  • Homeland Security says four Dulles passengers were taken to a local hospital after Ebola screenings

    10/21/2014 10:21:22 PM PDT · by greeneyes
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ashley Halsey III
    Four passengers who flew into Dulles International Airport recently were taken to a local hospital after enhanced airport screening alarmed the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.
  • TEMPLATE FOR FEDERAL INJUNCTION AGAINST EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    10/21/2014 2:59:34 PM PDT · by Hostage · 53 replies
    In response to the backdoor Executive Amnesty presently in progress (see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3217287/posts), the following template is provided: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF [INSERT DISTRICT HERE] __________________________________________) [NAMES OF PLAINTIFFS], et al., ) Plaintiffs, ) v. ) _____________ Civ. No. [CASE NUMBER HERE] LEON RODRIGUEZ, et al.,(Director of USCIS) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) MEMORANDUM OPINION I. INTRODUCTION This matter comes before the Court on plaintiffs’ Motion [3] for a Preliminary Injunction. [Insert short description of any prior litigation] For the reasons set forth below, the Court will GRANT plaintiffs’ motion and issue a preliminary injunction II. BACKGROUND A....
  • American released from North Korea

    10/21/2014 10:14:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official told CNN on Tuesday. An American government plane picked up Fowle on Tuesday before flying to Guam, the official said. Fowle was arrested at the airport earlier this year while trying to leave North Korea.
  • Ebola vaccine abandoned in 2008 after showing promise in trials

    10/21/2014 5:04:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its queue and wouldn’t need him. But he was accepted for three rounds of shots of a deactivated virus, a year’s worth of blood analysis and a $900 check for his trouble. The clinical trial went well, and the vaccine seemed promising. A decade later, the country is still waiting for a vaccine amid a worldwide Ebola outbreak, and Mr. Sullivan...
  • Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces

    10/20/2014 10:18:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 32 replies
    Israeli Training Ukrainian Forces Israel’s largest and most authoritative newspaper Yediot Ahronot published in its political supplement of 24 September 2014 extensive material about a military instructor from Israel in the Ukrainian army in the anti-terrorist operation zone. In a detailed interview with the journalist Edward Dox, the trainer Alex said he served in combat units of the Israeli Defense Forces and returned to Ukraine to protect it from the Russian invasion. Alex, 34, was invited by Boris Filatov, the vice governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, and has trained more than three thousand Ukrainian soldiers in Israel Defense Force techniques....
  • City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

    10/20/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/14 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to $1,000 in fines, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court.</p> <p>Alliance Defending Freedom is representing Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene.</p>
  • Van Hollen abandons any hope of voter ID for now-(Wisconsin Attorney General)

    10/20/2014 9:04:11 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 17 replies
    Fox 11 Online ^ | 10/20/14 | AP
    MADISON (AP) – Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is giving up on finding a way to get a voter photo identification law in place for the Nov. 4 election.
  • Holder: Failure to Pass Gun Control Is My Biggest Failure

    10/20/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 98 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Breitbart TV
    Attorney General Eric Holder said that his biggest failure during his time as head of the Justice Department was failing to pass expanded gun control laws and criticized former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for his negative characterizations of the president during an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of “The Lead” on CNN. “I think the inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is, for me, something that I take personally as a failure, and something that I think we as a society should take as a failure” he stated when asked what he considered his greatest...
  • Supreme court to decide whether US government can 'strip' felons' gun rights

    10/20/2014 12:55:55 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 301 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/20/2014 | Staff
    Former border patrol agent, convicted on drug charges, appeals to high justices after lower courts bar him from selling weapons. The Supreme Court will decide whether the federal prohibition on firearms for felons terminates all ownership rights. The US Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a Florida man convicted on drug charges and forced to give up his firearms under federal law could sell the guns or transfer ownership to his wife or a friend. The court agreed to hear an appeal filed by Tony Henderson, a former US border patrol agent who was convicted of distributing marijuana...
  • Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus

    10/20/2014 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | October 20, 2014 | BBC
    Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a "spectacular success story". Nigeria won praise for its swift response after a Liberian diplomat brought the disease there in July. The outbreak has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa, mostly in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. An estimated 70% of those infected have died in those countries. The WHO officially declared Senegal Ebola-free on Friday. Meanwhile, European Union foreign ministers are meeting in...
  • Pro-Life Tennessee Congresswoman: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

    10/20/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Diane Black is one of the pro-life women members of Congress who is a consistent pro-life voter and outspoken on he issue of protecting unborn babies from abortion. In a new column at the Tennessean newspaper, Black explains why it’s important for pro-life voters to support Amendment 1. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is spending heavily to stop the Amendment, who would enable the Tennessee legislature to pass legislation that would protect women and save unborn children from abortions. Here’s what this pro-life Congresswoman has to say: tennessee3From my time in Congress to my years as a nurse in...
  • US airdrops arms, ammunition to Kurds fighting ISIS in Kobani

    10/19/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | October 20, 2014
    The U.S. military said late Sunday that it had dropped weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to Kurdish forces battling to hold the Syrian border town of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops were the first of their kind and followed weeks of U.S. and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani. Earlier Sunday, U.S. Central Command said that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the area. CentCom said U.S. C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were intended to enable continued resistance to Islamic State efforts to...
  • At least 70 ISIS bodies dropped off at Syrian hospital, opposition says

    10/19/2014 2:58:03 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/19/2014
    CNN) -- ISIS has apparently taken a heavy hit over the past several days. The bodies of at least 70 fighters for the terror group have been dropped off over four days at a hospital in the Syrian town of Tal Abyad, a Syrian opposition group told CNN. Tal Abyad is on the Turkish border and about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Raqqa.
  • 101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

    10/19/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/19/14
    Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
  • RNC Attacks Liberal ‘Haircut Strategy’ as ‘Voter Suppression’

    10/14/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 44 replies
    national review online ^ | By Joel Gehrke October 14, 2014 9:49 AM | Joel Gehrke
    Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer’s super PAC, Next Gen Climate, wants to implement a “haircut strategy” against Republican campaigns in order to depress conservative turnout. “Our Republican Haircut Strategy — a precision focus on a specific harm in target Republican markets — we will seek to degrade Republican performance,” a memo from Steyer’s super PAC explains in a memo obtained by Politico that the RNC flagged as a “voter suppression” tactic. “The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of...
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Officials too PC to ban travel

    10/19/2014 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | October 18, 2014 | Lorne Gunter
    ***Snip**** But what have politically correct North American governments done? They’ve hemmed and hawed, and blathered out excuses about why a ban would only make things worse. I am not particularly worried about the spread of Ebola in North America – a little, not a lot. But choosing political correctness over public health – even choosing PC over health workers’ health – is asinine, ridiculous and even arrogant. The worst fumbling, mealy mouthed arguments against a travel ban to the U.S. and Canada have come from Thomas Frieden, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
  • (URGENT) Koreas exchange fire near heavily fortified border

    10/19/2014 3:16:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
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  • General: US Troops Who Contract Ebola Will Be Quarantined in Liberia

    10/18/2014 5:32:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Edwin Mora
    If any American soldiers in Liberia contract the deadly Ebola virus, they will be quarantined, stabilized, and evacuated to a medical facility for treatment, said the Ebola mission commander, adding that the U.S. military hospitals that will admit potentially infected troops have not yet been identified. “If, God forbid, one of these soldiers, sailors, airmen, or marine contracted this disease, as I mentioned, they would be stabilized, they would be quarantined, we would go through the appropriate protocols,” Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of U.S. Army Africa, said on October 16 while briefing reporters in the Pentagon by telephone from...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    10/18/2014 4:43:36 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 42 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michael Muskal, Geoffrey Mohan
    ***snip*** In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has been steadily growing, especially among healthcare workers who were involved in the original treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died from Ebola on Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. As of Friday, a pool of about 1,000 people are being watched for symptoms, have been asked to monitor themselves or have been urged to check with a counselor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group includes a handful of people who have been ordered...
  • Kurdish official: ISIS and their flag gone from Kobane

    10/18/2014 1:44:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 17 hours ago
    “YPG fighters are now searching the homes for bombs and explosives that the Islamist militants might have left behind,” Photo: AFP KOBANE—Islamist militants have been pushed out of Kobane and fighters of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) are now in control of the town, a Kurdish official in Kobane told Rudaw. “There is no ISIS in Kobane now,” said Omar Alush, co-chair of the TEV-DEM movement in Kobane. Alush said that following the recent air strikes on positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, the YPG managed to drive the rest of the jihadis out of town...
  • White House: New Ebola Czar Will Report to Susan Rice

    10/17/2014 2:25:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking from the White House Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said new Ebola Czar Ron Klain will report to former U.N. ambassador and current National Security Advisor Susan Rice. "Mr. Klain will ultimately however report to Ms. Monoco [Homeland Security] and to National Security Advisor Susan Rice in this effort," Earnest said. As a reminder, Susan Rice is the woman who went on five Sunday talk shows to lie about a YouTube video being responsible for the 9/11 attack in Benghazi. She is also the same person who said alleged Army deserter and Taliban sympathizer Bowe Bergdahl...
  • Senators Call For Travel Restrictions, Halting of Visas For West Africa Countries

    10/17/2014 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Senators on both sides of the political aisle are calling for travel restrictions on West African countries as government officials in the U.S. fail to quell concerns about the threat free travel poses to the health and safety of Americans. Democrat Senators Kay Hagan and Bill Nelson have called for temporary travel restrictions and today, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham and John Cornyn sent a letter directly to President Obama demanding the administration stop issuing visas to people currently living in Ebola stricken countries. Here is the text of the letter in it's entirety: Dear...
  • Obama to bring non-American Ebola victims to U.S. for treatment

    10/17/2014 12:38:55 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 209 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17 | bedard
    While the bipartisan voice grows to ban Ebola victims from entering the United States, a new report claims that President Obama is considering a plan to bring the world’s Ebola patients to the United States to be treated.
  • Bennett Blasts Kerry's Comments Blaming Israel for Rise of ISIS

    10/17/2014 11:11:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-17-14
    Economics Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett fired back at US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, after the latter claimed Israel's failures to forge a peace deal with the intransigent Palestinian Authority (PA) - not the US's failures in the Middle East - are to blame for the rise of Islamic State (ISIS). "Even when a British Muslim beheads a British Christian, there will always be those who blame the Jews," Bennett stated. "We don't justify terror; we fight terror," he added. "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict statement encourages ISIS, and is a boost to terrorism worldwide." Bennett also...
  • $39,643,352 Worth of NIH Funding That Could Have Gone to the Ebola Vaccine

    10/17/2014 2:49:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent more than $39 million on obese lesbians, origami condoms, texting drunks, and dozens of other projects that could have been scrapped in favor of developing an Ebola vaccine. “Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready,” said NIH Director Francis Collins, blaming budget cuts for his agency’s failure to develop a vaccine for the deadly virus. However, the Washington Free Beacon has uncovered $39,643,352 worth...
  • Kentucky Senate: McConnell (R) 52%, Grimes (D) 44%

    10/17/2014 11:04:33 AM PDT · by sunmars · 98 replies
    Seventy-six percent (76%) of Kentucky voters say they have already made up their minds how they are going to vote, and McConnell leads 55% to 45% among these voters. Among the 24% who still could change their minds, the candidates are tied at 41% apiece, with 17% opting for a third-party candidate or undecided. Among the 84% of Kentucky voters who say they will definitely vote in this contest, McConnell leads 53% to 44%. Grimes has the support of 73% of Kentucky Democrats and 16% of the state’s Republicans. McConnell earns 83% backing from his fellow Republicans and 24% of...
  • the new york times rediscovers weapons of mass destruction in iraq

    10/17/2014 8:22:13 AM PDT · by lasereye · 29 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.17.14 | Laurie Mylroie, Ph.D.
    What a difference a decade makes! When it was first reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of the New York Times dismissed that, “Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat.” Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been followed by an editorial warning of “A Deadly Legacy in Iraq”: some 5,000 chemical shells have been discovered over the years in Iraq by U.S. or U.S.-trained Iraqi forces. Many more...
  • Obama to name longtime political aide as 'Ebola czar,' bypassing senior health official

    10/17/2014 8:18:36 AM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Responding to growing calls to appoint an "Ebola czar" to lead America's battle against the deadly virus, sources confirm to Fox News that President Obama plans to name Ron Klain, a longtime political hand with no apparent medical or health care background.
  • You Know the Koch Brothers: Now Meet the 'Koch Sisters'

    10/17/2014 8:18:31 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 6, 2014 | Erin Dooley
    Joyce and Karen Koch aren’t related to each other. But that’s not important; they’re sisters “in spirit.” Besides, what they really want you to know is that they’re not related to the Koch brothers, the billionaire conservatives funding political candidates and causes nationwide. more...
  • Bush Didn’t Lie: But why did his administration sit on the evidence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

    10/17/2014 7:33:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    New media accounts — including coverage by NRO’s Patrick Brennan — confirm what I repeatedly have written since the depths of Operation Iraqi Freedom: The late dictator Saddam Hussein did have weapons of mass death, and the United States of America was correct to invade Iraq, find these toxins, and destroy them. Also vital: padlocking this Baathist general store for militant-Islamic terrorism. As I explained on July 17, 2006: While the liberal press gently sleeps, evidence continues to mount that Hussein had WMDs, though perhaps not in quantities that would bulge warehouses. “Since 2003 Coalition forces have recovered approximately...
  • Ron Klain to be Ebola czar: report

    10/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT · by sunmars · 131 replies
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Ron Klain, the former chief of staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, will be named Ebola czar, according to a report on CNN.
  • Joe Biden's Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use

    10/16/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 16, 2016 | PAUL SZOLDRA
    Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A Yale-educated lawyer, the 44-year-old Hunter Biden was commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit in Norfolk, Va., the Journal reported. But just a month later when he checked into his new unit in June and was given a drug test, he popped for cocaine.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10/17/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2014
    <p>The president says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.</p> <p>Robert Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria, says the fall of the besieged Syrian city to Islamic State extremists would be seen as a "defeat" for the Americans and undermine U.S. credibility in the overall battle.</p>
  • Grisham says sorry for child porn remarks

    10/16/2014 7:13:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 16, 2014
    Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for child pornography offenses in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and "pushed the wrong buttons." Grisham told British newspaper The Daily Telegraph that U.S. prisons were "filled with guys my age. Sixty-year-old white men in prison who have never harmed anybody, would never touch a child."
  • Nurse may have had symptoms of Ebola longer than first thought

    10/16/2014 8:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 16, 2014 | Greg Botelho
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.A nurse with Ebola may have shown symptoms of the virus as many as four days before authorities once indicated, meaning that she might have been contagious while flying on not just one, but two commercial flights, officials said Thursday. Amber Vinson was hospitalized Tuesday, one day after she took a Frontier flight from Cleveland to Dallas. Tests later found that Vinson -- who was among those who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, at Dallas' Texas Health...
  • Why a travel ban wouldn’t work

    10/16/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 110 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 16th, 2014 | By HEATHER CAYGLE and KATHRYN A. WOLFE
    he political momentum for a travel ban on West African nations continued to swell Thursday, but health and transportation experts were uniform in saying it wouldn’t stem the spread of Ebola — and could do more harm than good. That hasn’t stopped politicians and pundits — ranging from House Speaker John Boehner to former Obama press secretary Jay Carney — from calling for a travel ban. The appeal is obvious: It sounds like a no-brainer to build an infectious-disease moat around the U.S., blocking some flights and barring people who come from the countries suffering the worst Ebola outbreaks. But...
  • Texas AG: Sermon subpoena is unconstitutional

    10/16/2014 7:10:29 PM PDT · by This Just In · 63 replies
    WorldMag ^ | October 16, 2014 | Andrew Branch
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Wednesday called on Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman to relent on subpoenas demanding pastors’ sermons and private communications.
  • Ebola outbreak: How Nigeria is beating the killer virus

    10/16/2014 7:06:59 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 16, 2014 | David Shuckman
    A nightmare scenario of Ebola raging unchecked among millions of slum-dwellers in Africa's largest city has given way to a rare example of a victory over the virus. Amid the gloom surrounding the escalating crisis in West Africa, developments in Lagos show how the right techniques at the right speed can bring about a welcome result. With a population of more than 170 million, Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and there were fears that Ebola would take hold when a Liberian-American arrived with the disease in July. Instead, along with much smaller Senegal, Nigeria is now on the brink...
  • africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    10/16/2014 3:40:25 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 13 replies
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation. Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.
  • French nurse suspected of contracting Ebola

    10/16/2014 10:59:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Oct 2014 16:02 GMT
    A nurse who authorities believe may be infected with Ebola was rushed to a Paris-area hospital on Thursday afternoon for tests and treatment, French paper Le Parisien reported If the woman, who has not been named, is confirmed to be infected with the disease that's killed over 4,000 people in Africa she would be the first person infected in France.Two other suspected cases in Paris in the last seven days, including one involving an American national, turned out to be false alarms. Health authorities believe she could be infected because she treated the Doctors' Without Borders aid worker who arrived...
  • Houston’s Mayor Backtracks on Church Subpoenas, Tosses Her Own Lawyers Under the Bus (Updated)

    10/16/2014 10:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    PJTatler ^ | October 16, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    Houston’s power-mad Mayor Annise Parker has backtracked on those subpoenas that she had the city issue to five city pastors, at taxpayer expense. The mayor made the move as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sent a letter to Parker asking that she withdraw the subpoenas “immediately.” Attorney General Greg Abbott Asks Houston City Attorney to Withdraw Subpoenas Seeking Sermons, Other Documents from Houston-area Pastors AUSTIN — Attorney General Abbott today asked that the Houston City Attorney to immediately withdraw the subpoenas sent last month to several Houston-area pastors seeking sermons, notes and other information. In his letter to the city...
  • Republicans: Immigration reform is more likely to happen if we take the Senate

    10/16/2014 10:36:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 122 replies
    Key House Republicans say congressional action on immigration is much more likely if Republicans take control of the Senate. The effort, two Republicans say, would likely involve individual measures rather than a broad, comprehensive bill favored by Democrats. "I actually think it's more likely, if we take the Senate, that we will have immigration reform," said Rep. Raul Labrador. "We will be able to do it on a step-by-step approach like most Republicans have been asking to do and I think the American people want." Labrador, who was a member of the bipartisan House group working on the issue before...
  • Obama’s Ebola Cluster****

    10/16/2014 10:31:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-15-14 | DrJohn
    So what would make Barack Obama cancel a fund raiser? ISIS on the move? Nope. Beheadings of Americans? Nope. On the golf course in ten minutes. A first American Ebola victim? Took a few more minutes, but straight to the golf course. A second beheading victim? Nope. So what did it take? A poll. Obama's ratings are sinking faster than the Titanic. President Barack Obama’s approval rating is at the lowest level of his presidency, a new poll says. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday, 40 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job performance, the lowest score...
  • NC magistrate refuses to marry gay couple (faces removal or suspension)

    10/16/2014 9:49:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 82 replies
    WBAY - AP ^ | Oct 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    A state magistrate in Pasquotank County could face disciplinary action after refusing to marry two men following the end of North Carolina's gay marriage ban. Magistrate Gary Littleton declined on Monday to perform the couple's civil ceremony, citing his religious views that marriage should be between one man and one woman. Under state law, a magistrate who fails to perform his or her legal duties can face removal or suspension.
  • Obama ‘Absolutely Confident’ U.S. Won’t Have ‘Serious’ Ebola Outbreak

    10/16/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Says he kissed nurses who cared for earlier patients at Emory: "It is not like the flu; it is not airborne." WASHINGTON — President Obama said at a cabinet meeting on Ebola today that he is “absolutely confident that we can prevent a serious outbreak of the disease here in the United States.”Just over a week ago, the president said “the chance of an ebola outbreak in the United States is extremely low.”Obama called today’s meeting after a second nurse from the Dallas hospital where Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan was treated fell ill with the virus. He had been...
  • CDC: You Can Give—But Can’t Get—Ebola on a Bus (Videos at link)

    10/15/2014 1:29:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 15, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - Dr. Tom Frieden, director for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said during a telephone press briefing Wednesday that you cannot get Ebola by sitting next to someone on a bus, but that infected or exposed persons should not ride public transportation because they could transmit the disease to someone else. Dr. Frieden also reported that a Dallas health-care worker who has been diagnosed with Ebola had a temperature of 99.5 when she flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday. Frieden’s statement came in response to CNSNews.com’s question regarding a video message from President Barack Obama...
  • Disaster Declaration Planned for Ebola Fight

    10/15/2014 9:27:45 PM PDT · by massmike · 82 replies
    nbcdfw.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | Frank Heinz
    Dallas County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday to declare a disaster over "the potential for widespread or severe damage, injury, loss or threat of life resulting from the Ebola virus." The declaration could help officials impose new travel restrictions on health care workers who may have cared for the first Dallas Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Dallas County Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins will sign a control order that will follow the minimum guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, blocking those being monitored for Ebola symptoms from using...
  • World Series: It's the Royals VS Giants

    10/15/2014 9:12:56 PM PDT · by This Just In · 113 replies
    October 15, 2014 | This Just In
    Well, Freepers. We have the winners.