AP/Gfk Poll: Women Prefer GOP Over Dems 44% To 42%

From a seemingly resigned Associated Press:

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

By JENNIFER AGIESTA and EMILY SWANSON | October 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that’s the outcome they’d like to see.

But the survey suggests many will cringe when they cast those ballots. Most likely voters have a negative impression of the Republican Party, and 7 in 10 are dissatisfied by its leaders in Congress.

Whew. We were worried there for a minute.

The Democrats win few accolades themselves. Impressions of the party among likely voters have grown more negative in the past month.

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Obama Considers Iraq Request For More Military Advisers

From Reuters:

U.S. considering Iraqi request for more military advisers

By Steve Holland | October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior U.S. officials are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against Islamic State militants, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

The request came up in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken [sic] and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country…

Now, how saw this coming? Except everyone who was sitting up and paying attention.

The senior official, who briefed a small group of reporters on condition of anonymity, did not say how many more advisers were requested.

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Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

From the Daily Caller:

Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

Derek Hunter | 10/21/2014

Last week a woman on a tour of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., vomited as she disembarked the tour bus. She told her fellow tourists that she’d recently returned from western Africa, sparking fears of Ebola. As a precaution, her fellow passengers were quarantined for hours. It turned out to be a hoax — the woman lied about where she had traveled.

That’s bad enough. But it gets worse.

But the event revealed something about American hospitals’ preparedness for an Ebola case: they aren’t ready.

The woman was isolated in Inova Fairfax Hospital in northern Virginia, and later released. But the ambulance that picked her up didn’t originally head to Inova, it headed to the closest hospital, Virginia Hospital Center… [But] the hospital refused to admit her.

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US To Funnel Ebola Country Travelers Through 5 Airports

From Reuters:

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

By Jeffrey Dastin | October 22, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.

Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States.

Wait a minute? Don’t all of the arguments against a travel ban apply here?

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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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