NYT Frets: GOP May Face Backlash For Fighting Amnesty

From the New York Times:

In Raising Immigration, G.O.P. Risks Backlash After Election

By JEREMY W. PETERS | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — New Hampshire has one of the smallest populations of illegal immigrants in the country. Only about 5 percent of its 1.3 million residents are foreign-born, and 3 percent are Hispanic.

But tune into the Senate race between Scott P. Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the Democratic incumbent, and you might think the state shares a border with Mexico, not Canada…

How weird, huh? Apparently, the good people of New Hampshire shouldn’t care if the they elect a Senator who will vote for amnesty which will change the demographics and culture of America forever.

Republicans have long relied on illegal immigration to rally the conservative base, even if the threat seemed more theoretical than tangible in most of the country…

Except for New Hampshire and maybe Vermont and Alaska, where else isn’t ‘illegal immigration’ a tangible threat?

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Lewinsky Fell In Love With Her Boss (At Pizza Delivery?)

From the New York Daily News:

Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

BY Adam Edelman | October 21, 2014

For Bill, it wasn’t even sex — but for Monica, it was love. Monica Lewinsky, the world’s most famous former intern, told a business conference Monday she was “in love” with Bill Clinton when they had their White House affair in 1995.

“Fresh out of college . . . I fell in love with my boss,” Lewinsky, now 41, said in her first public address in more than a decade — an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye.

Er, when did she fall in love her boss? While she was delivering the pizza? It must have been love at first sight, since she snapped her thong at him during their first encounter.

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Radical Muslim Runs Down 2 Canadian Soldiers, 1 Dead

From Canada’s CBC News:

Soldier struck by Martin Rouleau in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., hit and run dies

October 21, 2014

One of two soldiers wounded in a hit and run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, provincial police say. Martin Rouleau, the 25-year-old suspect, was fatally shot on Monday after hitting two soldiers in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres [25 miles] southeast of Montreal…

Funny, how there is no mention of the driver being a possible Muslim terrorist in the headline. Why is that?

Rouleau hit the two soldiers in the parking lot of a.. parking lot [which] served several commercial properties as well as a number of provincial and federal government offices. Not long after the two were hit, the car that hit them was spotted by officers from the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police force who chased the vehicle for four kilometres [2.4 miles].

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US Humanitarian Aid Is Going To ISIS (Can’t Be Stopped)

From the Daily Beast:

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS

Not only are foodstuffs, medical supplies—even clinics—going to ISIS, the distribution networks are paying ISIS ‘taxes’ and putting ISIS people on their payrolls.

By Jamie Dettmer | October 20, 2014

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”

The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European.

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Obama Admits Democrat Candidates Back His Policies

From the Washington Post:

Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans

By Aaron Blake | October 20, 2014

A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn’t on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.

Well, Obama appears to have just handed Republicans some more ammunition. In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Obama defended his support for candidates in top races who haven’t welcomed Obama to campaign with them.

"The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress," Obama said.

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NYT: WH Memo Says ‘CDC Funding Has Been Adequate’

From the New York Times:

On Ebola Response, Congressional Republicans Put New Focus on Visa Suspensions

By JONATHAN WEISMAN | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders, conceding the futility of a flight ban from Ebola-afflicted West Africa, are refining their response to the outbreak, pressing to suspend visas for travelers and create “no boarding” lists…

We’re not sure why the Republicans are giving up on a flight ban. (Even New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo supports a flight ban.)

Also, as we have mentioned before, since 2007 the US has had is a ‘no fly’ list for people who might have one of nine communicable diseases, including TB. It is almost incredible that Ebola has not been added to that list of ‘no fly’ diseases.

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Reuters Frets: GOP Looks To Gain Ground With Ebola

From a deeply frustrated Reuters:

U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola

By Nick Carey | October 20, 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government’s response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks against President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.

Republican Senate candidates have bashed Obama’s handling of Ebola, linking it to border security and calling for a travel ban from West African countries hardest hit by the virus.

Concerns about Ebola, along with the military campaign against Islamic State, have given Republicans a chance to turn attention to their broader argument about what they call the administration’s incompetence…

How opportunistic of the Republicans.

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NYT: New CDC Ebola Guidelines May Have Saved Nurses

From the New York Times:

C.D.C. Issues New Guidelines for Ebola Care

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | October 20, 2014

Federal officials announced new guidelines on Monday evening for the protection of hospital workers caring for patients infected with Ebola — guidelines that might have prevented the infection of two nurses had they been in place a month ago.

The hell you say. We thought the previous CDC guidelines were so infallible that the nurses could only have contracted Ebola by not following them.

The new guidelines, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, follow broad revisions announced just last week. The new recommendations provide considerably more detail, however, and have been reviewed by specialists at American hospitals that have successfully cared for Ebola patients.

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Anonymous Man Recovers From Ebola At Emory Hospital

From the Agence France Presse:

Another US patient recovers from Ebola

October 20, 2014

Washington (AFP) – A US patient who has asked to remain anonymous has recovered from the Ebola virus and was released from the hospital, Emory University Healthcare said on Monday.

The man was infected with Ebola while in Sierra Leone and was airlifted with the aid of the US State Department to the Atlanta, Georgia hospital on September 9. The patient "was discharged from the hospital on October 19," the hospital said.

Of course, it’s always great news when another person seems to have survived Ebola. But how come we have never heard about this man before, even if his identity had to be protected? Are there other Ebola patients in the US that we haven’t been told about?

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WH Prepares For A Surge Of 9 Million New Work Permits

From Breitbart:

Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares ‘Surge’ Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

By Jonathan Strong | October 19, 2014

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.

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Forensic Tests: Brown’s Blood On Gun And Inside Cop Car

From a crestfallen New York Times:

Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATT APUZZO and JULIE BOSMAN | October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr.

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NYT: Black Turnout Last Hope For Dems To Hold Senate

From the New York Times:

Black Vote Seen as Last Hope for Democrats to Hold Senate

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — The confidential memo from a former pollster for President Obama contained a blunt warning for Democrats. Written this month with an eye toward Election Day, it predicted “crushing Democratic losses across the country” if the party did not do more to get black voters to the polls.

“African-American surge voters came out in force in 2008 and 2012, but they are not well positioned to do so again in 2014,” Cornell Belcher, the pollster, wrote in the memo, dated Oct. 1. “In fact, over half aren’t even sure when the midterm elections are taking place.”

That’s easy. The election is when the busses show up, along with the guy with the walking around money.

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Blacks Walk Out Of Obama’s First Campaign Appearance

From Reuters:

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

By Jeff Mason | October 19, 2014

UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity…

Most candidates from his party have been wary of appearing with him during their election races because of his sagging popularity. Not so Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown of Maryland, who is running for governor…

The reason will be explained later. (Mr. Brown is 11 points ahead of his Republican opponent.)

"You’ve got to vote," Obama repeated over and over at a rally for Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, near Washington… A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks…

Maybe they were leaving to vote.

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Obama Wants More Ebola $, CDC Gave $25M In Bonuses

From Reuters:

Obama to seek more funds to fight Ebola

By Eric Beech | October 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for additional funding to fight the Ebola virus, Bloomberg reported on Saturday, citing White House and congressional officials. Obama could make the request as early as next week… Both officials declined to say how much additional funding Obama would seek, the report said…

Money cures everything. Right?

Meanwhile, from the Washington Times:

CDC doled out $25 million in bonuses while blaming cuts for Ebola outbreak

By Kelly Riddell | October 16, 2014

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.

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Chuck Hagel Orders 30-Person Ebola Expeditionary Force

From CNN:

Military preps team for Ebola response in US

By Ben Brumfield and Eliott C. McLaughlin | October 19, 2014

(CNN) — The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN’s Barbara Starr on Sunday…

The team will be under orders to deploy within 72 hours at any time over the next month, the official said. The Department of Health and Human Services requested the military team, and the Pentagon has given verbal approval, the official said.

Why bother? We thought there was zero chance of any Ebola outbreak in the United States. Anyway, it’s kind of dwarfed by the 4,000 or so people we are sending to west Africa.

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