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All Hands On Deck: White House Convenes 27 Person Ebola Meeting
The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2014 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 10/27/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Suffering a crisis of confidence over his leadership on Ebola a week before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama assembled a massive staff meeting on the issue at the White House Sunday.

Including the president, there were 24 people in physical attendance at the meeting CBS News said was convened “to discuss a nationwide policy for health care workers returning from West Africa.” Vice President Joe Biden joined via telephone, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden and US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power joining via video teleconference.

Sunday, the New York Times reported President Obama was unhappy with the 21 day mandatory quarantine for health care workers returning from Ebola-impacted nations announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Behind the scenes, Obama has been pressuring the governors to lift the policy.

The quarantine made national news when its first subject, a nurse named Kaci Hickox, wrote a scathing op-ed on her forced confinement.

Attendees at the White House meeting include everyone from Secretary of State John Kerry and adviser Valeria Jarrett, to White House Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri and new Ebola Czar Ron Klain.

Here are the participants and their titles, courtesy of Mark Knoller of CBS News:

  1. The President
  2. The Vice President (via telephone)
  3. John Kerry, Secretary of State
  4. Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense
  5. Eric Holder, Attorney General
  6. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services
  7. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Secretary
  8. Denis McDonough, Chief of Staff
  9. Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  10. Amb. Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations (via video teleconference)
  11. Valerie Jarrett, Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
  12. Susan Rice, National Security Advisor
  13. Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
  14. Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President
  15. John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology
  16. Ron Klain, Ebola Response Coordinator
  17. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (via video teleconference)
  18. Katie Fallon, Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs
  19. Jennifer Palmieri, Director of Communications
  20. Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, Treasury Department
  21. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
  22. Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development
  23. Suzanne George, Chief of Staff of the National Security Council
  24. Brian Egan, Deputy Counsel to the President
  25. Rand Beers, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security
  26. Jeffrey Prescott, Deputy National Security Advisor to the Vice President
  27. Gayle Smith, Senior Director for Development and Democracy, National Security Council


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 201410; 2014election; ebola; ebolacabinet; ebolaczar; ebolameeting; jehjohnson; johnkerry; kerry; midtermelections; obama; palmieri; power; ronklain; samanthapower; susanrice; thomasfrieden
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1 posted on 10/27/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: null and void; Kartographer; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; ...

PING!

2 posted on 10/27/2014 8:01:01 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The mods stole my tagline.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow! All 27 people agreed on everything before the meeting even began.


3 posted on 10/27/2014 8:01:28 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Send in the clowns.


4 posted on 10/27/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Making sure everyone has the same talking points, no matter what happens between now and election day.


5 posted on 10/27/2014 8:03:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

27 and still no Brain in the room


6 posted on 10/27/2014 8:06:46 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

A ship of fools led by someone who sneaked out for a smoke and 18 holes—missing the whole meeting.


7 posted on 10/27/2014 8:06:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

someone should photoshop the demotivational blurb about “none of us is as dumb as all of us” to a photo of that meeting.


8 posted on 10/27/2014 8:07:03 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: uncitizen

“All 27 people agreed on everything before the meeting even began.”
You are exacting right on this. How ridiculous is this meeting.
My gosh, we are doomed for failure on this one.


9 posted on 10/27/2014 8:07:32 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The purpose of the meeting is to try to spin Obama out of his “crisis of confidence” for handling Ebola and has zip to do with taking actual effective measures to protect us from Ebola. In fact, looks like the biggest issue on the table will be how to reverse the effective actions taken by the governors.

After all, out of the 27, only one or two have any actual medical expertise.


10 posted on 10/27/2014 8:08:55 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: tcrlaf
Making sure everyone has the same talking points, no matter what happens between now and election day.

Shyeah...as if this meeting were about solving an actual problem other than how to "control the narrative "...

11 posted on 10/27/2014 8:09:35 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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12 posted on 10/27/2014 8:09:52 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!",)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Which day this week will Obama declare a State Of Emergency ?


13 posted on 10/27/2014 8:10:12 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Huskrrrr

You beat me to it, but I have graphics.


14 posted on 10/27/2014 8:10:47 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!",)
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15 posted on 10/27/2014 8:10:48 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: uncitizen

What about the CSAR? Can’t he gat an invite?


16 posted on 10/27/2014 8:12:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When you think about it, this is funny as Hell. Not Ebola, of course. But the idea that 27 people had to meet to figure this out.

Simple.

Prevent entry into the US by anyone that has been in an “Ebola Country.”

Spread the quarantine started by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie nationwide.

But, Obola leads from behind once again.

I’d like to know how long the meeting ran. Anything more than 15 or 20 minutes is a waste.

What needs to be done is obvious.


17 posted on 10/27/2014 8:12:30 PM PDT by upchuck (The language of government now is word-spew. ~ h/t Peggy Noonan)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They are panicking .


18 posted on 10/27/2014 8:12:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; All
an ring of liberal league-of-who's-who.
hope they all "catch it", good riddance. 😐
"let the poison leach-out"

19 posted on 10/27/2014 8:13:25 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Liberalism to Fabianism to Socialism to Marxism to Totalitarianism.. "the inertia of stupidity" d8-)
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He’s number 16 on the list.


20 posted on 10/27/2014 8:13:42 PM PDT by upchuck (The language of government now is word-spew. ~ h/t Peggy Noonan)
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