Memo: Bring ‘Non-Citizens’ To US For Ebola Treatment

From Fox News:

Internal memo pushes bringing non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment; State denies plan

October 29, 2014

A memo obtained by Fox News indicates the Obama administration has been considering allowing non-American Ebola patients into the U.S. for treatment – though a State Department official on Tuesday denied any such plans. The document was obtained by Fox News from a Capitol Hill source, who said it is a memo prepared by the State Department. The top of the document is marked “sensitive but unclassified – predesicional (sic).”

The “purpose” of the memo states: “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to the United States for treatment of Ebola Virus Disease.” The document goes on to discuss – and advocate for — devising such a plan.



School’s Handout Portrays Founding Fathers As Racists

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School’s Nation of Islam handout paints Founding Fathers as racists

By Todd Starnes | October 27, 2014

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists. Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton.

The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?" The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.



Navajo HS Emerges As Defender Of Washington Redskins

From the Washington Post, of all places:

In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

By Ian Shapira | October 26, 2014

RED MESA, Ariz. — The fans poured into the bleachers on a Friday night, erupting in “Let’s go, Redskins!” chants that echoed across a new field of artificial turf, glowing green against a vast dun-colored landscape… “Yes, sir!” the players shouted. “Redskins on three! Redskins on three! One, two, three, Redskins!”

The scene at this tiny, remote high school was as boisterous as it was remarkable: Nearly everyone on the field and in the bleachers belongs to the Navajo Nation.

We don’t find it any more remarkable than the descendants of cowboys cheering for the Dallas Cowboys.



Priebus: GOP Will Stop Obama’s Amnesty If Win Senate

From Breitbart:

Exclusive–Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama’s ‘Un-American’ Amnesty if We Win Senate

By Matthew Boyle | October 27, 2014

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s “un-American" for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.

“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Party activist asked him about the president’s plans for an executive amnesty on a conference call hosted by on Monday evening.

“I don’t support it. It is wrong,” Priebus said. "It is un-American for a president to try and do such a thing. I want to make it clear: There is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty.”

Priebus promised the hundreds of activists on the call that the Republican Party, if it takes the Senate on Nov.



Desperate Dems Trot Out ‘Social Security, Medicare Cuts’

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

Democratic attack ads aim to save Senate majority

By DAVID ESPO | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their majority in jeopardy, Senate Democrats unleashed a late-campaign round of attack ads Monday accusing Republicans in key races of harboring plans to cut Social Security and Medicare.

What a shock, huh? It’s the same old Democrat playbook. They trot out this lie when they are behind, when they are ahead, in every election. — And yet they accuse the Republicans of fear mongering.

By the way, Hillary closed her ‘businesses don’t create jobs’ speech on Monday with these words: "The other side’s only answer to all of this is fear. Now, fear is the last resort of those who have run out of ideas and run out of hope.


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Obama To Only Campaign (In Safe Races) For Governors

From the Associated Press:

Obama focuses on governor races where he’s welcome

By JIM KUHNHENN | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates… For Democrats and for the White House, it’s the strategy with the lowest risk.

The AP is clearly amused by this. But just imagine how they would have written this article if the party affiliation were on the other foot. That is, imagine if President Bush and his policies were so hated that he dare not campaign for any Republican candidates, except for those in the safest races.


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Hillary Misspoke And Was Taken Out Of Context Re Jobs

From the Politico:

Hillary Clinton clarifies jobs comment

By MAGGIE HABERMAN | October 27, 2014

Hillary Clinton on Monday mopped up her botched statement from a rally in Massachusetts last week, making it clear she’d misspoken and hadn’t intended to deliver a fresh economic policy message.

Clinton’s cleanup came as she campaigned with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in Somers, about 90 minutes north of New York City, after two days in which Republicans bandied the likely White House candidate’s Friday comment, made in the context of talking about trickle-down economics, on social media and the single sentence began gaining traction.

“Don’t let anybody tell you that corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton had said at the rally in Boston, where she appeared on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley along with Democratic Sen.


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2010 Study: Ebola Can Survive On Surfaces For 50 Days

From the UK’s Daily Mail:

Ebola can survive on surfaces for almost TWO MONTHS: Tests reveal certain strains survive for weeks when stored at low temperatures

By Mark Prigg and Victoria Woollaston | 27 October 2014

The number of confirmed Ebola cases passed the 10,000 mark over the weekend, despite efforts to curb its spread. And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

And the Zaire strain, as opposed to the Marburg strain, is what we are up against now.



WH Blames Founding Fathers For Uneven Ebola Response

From the Associated Press:

Feds vs. states: Who decides on Ebola quarantines

By JOSH LEDERMAN | October 27, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the Founding Fathers.

A hodgepodge of state policies, some of which directly contradict Obama’s recommendations, has sowed confusion about what’s really needed to stop Ebola from spreading in the United States. While public health advocates denounce state quarantines as draconian and scientifically baseless, anxious citizens in non-quarantine states are asking whether they’re at greater risk because their governors and the president have adopted a lesser level of caution.

If the quarantines are so ‘scientifically baseless,’ why has the CDC just recommended quarantining health workers who had direct contact with body fluids from Ebola patients, even if they are not showing any symptoms?


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Ebola Nurse Hickox Will/Won’t Be Quarantined In Maine

From an admiring Associated Press:

Flap over terms in Maine for nurse released by N.J.

October 28, 2014

FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey, but her lawyer disagrees with officials over how long she’ll have to stay in seclusion. Nurse Kaci Hickox left a New Jersey hospital on Monday and headed toward home in northern Maine…

Maine health officials announced that she’d be quarantined at home for 21 days after the last possible exposure to the disease under the state’s health protocols. But one of Hickox’s lawyers, Steve Hyman, said he expected her to remain in seclusion for the "next day or so" while he works with Maine health officials.


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CDC Issues New Guidelines For High Risk Ebola Workers

From an unquestioning Associated Press:

CDC: New Ebola monitoring guidelines

By MIKE STOBBE | October 28, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the updated advice to state and local officials on Monday.

Why would they do that if, as they have said over and over again, there is absolutely no risk of contracting the disease from anyone who is not symptomatic? Also, how many definitive guidelines are we going to get? They seem to change fairly quickly.

The CDC guidance comes after the governors of New York and New Jersey announced mandatory quarantines for medical workers returning from three West African countries plagued by the worst Ebola outbreak in world history.


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Army Quarantines Troops Returning From Ebola Countries

From the Los Angeles Times:

Army to quarantine all soldiers serving in Ebola-ravaged countries

By W.J. Hennigan | October 27, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno issued a directive late Monday that all soldiers assisting in the Pentagon’s Ebola support mission in West Africa must be quarantined for three weeks before redeploying elsewhere.

“He has done this out of caution to ensure soldiers, family members and their surrounding communities are confident that we are taking all steps necessary to protect their health,” the Army said in a statement…

Bear in mind, unlike health workers, these soldiers are not even supposed to come into contact with Ebola patients.

By the way, the LA Times neglects to mention that the Joint Chiefs Of Staff have also recommended that all branches of the military coming from Ebola countries be quarantined.


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The Hill: ‘Shiny Objects’ Like Ebola Hurting Dem Campaign

From The Hill:

The shiny object election

By Justin Sink | October 26, 2014 

The short-attention span generation has birthed the shiny-object election. The theme of the 2014 midterms — to whatever extent one is discernable — has been an explosion of one crisis after another, each of which demands an enormous amount of media attention before fading for the next one.

From the Secret Service to ISIS, Ebola to immigration, mistreated veterans to Ferguson and race relations, candidates and the president have been forced to react to the controversy du jour.

So Ebola, ISIS, the flood of illegals, the VA — were all just a distractions that Obama has been forced to react to? Apparently, we are supposed to ignore the Obama administration’s incompetence at every turn.



Hillary: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Businesses Create Jobs

Via Breitbart:

Hillary: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You’ That ‘Businesses Create Jobs’

October 24, 2014

Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”

“Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses create jobs,” Clinton said.

Corporations don’t create jobs, cattle futures speculation creates jobs. Scamming old people via Whitewater creates jobs.

And, of course, creating a phony influence peddling foundation creates jobs — at least for people named Clinton.

“You know that old theory, ‘trickle-down economics,’” she continued. “That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly.”

Putting aside the asinine phrase, ‘trickle down" for a moment, which recovery was better?



FEC Dems Want To Regulate Online Videos, Blogs, Drudge

From the Washington Examiner:

Dems on FEC move to regulate Internet campaigns, blogs, Drudge

By Paul Bedard | October 24, 2014

In a surprise move late Friday, a key Democrat on the Federal Election Commission called for burdensome new rules on Internet-based campaigning, prompting the Republican chairman to warn that Democrats want to regulate online political sites and even news media like the Drudge Report.

Late Friday, huh? What a shock.

Democratic FEC Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel announced plans to begin the process to win regulations on Internet-based campaigns and videos, currently free from most of the FEC’s rules. “A reexamination of the commission’s approach to the internet and other emerging technologies is long over due,” she said… Ravel’s statement suggests that she would regulate right-leaning groups like America Rising that posts anti-Democrat YouTube videos on its website.



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