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  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • Proposed Ebola travel ban divides relief groups at epidemic's core

    Relief groups providing care at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic are at odds over the merits of banning travel from the three West African nations hardest hit by the often fatal virus. A top official with Samaritan's Purse whichgained national...
  • Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy

     Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy
    Sen. Dick Durbin has won his last 10 races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the Democrat is way ahead in the polls this time. But he says he's running hard for re-election, and he cites a Republican as one of the reasons. No, not opponent Jim...
  • U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

    CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis...
  • Arkansas Democrats look to ex-President Clinton as early voting starts

    LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications as early voting started on Monday in the state. The...
  • Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow

    Obama votes early in Chicago, encourages others to follow
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hoping to encourage turnout among Democrats, U.S. President Barack Obama took advantage of early voting opportunities in his hometown of Chicago on Monday and cast his electronic ballot at a polling place near his home. "I love...
  • Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]

    Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]
    It's the political season, which explains another column of "Things That Bug Me." Herewith my latest list for your consideration: Unemployment news that fails to note our declining labor force. Labor force participation is at a low last reached in...
  • Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races

    Unprecedented amount of 'dark money' fuels midterm races
    In Kentucky's U.S. Senate race, crowded with attack ads from both sides, one group has spent millions praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a friend of the state's coal industry and flaying his Democratic challenger for cashing checks from...
  • Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders

    ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State...
  • Obama who? Getting cozy with the Clintons

    It's not surprising that many Democrats running for major offices this year would prefer not to sidle up to a president who has a record of raising taxes, pushing a federal health care overhaul, embracing action against climate change, talking about...
  • Rick Scott wants to remind voters that Charlie Crist hearts Barack Obama

    Rick Scott wants to remind voters that Charlie Crist hearts Barack Obama
    Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign is stepping up one of its lines of attack against Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist: attempting to link him in voters' minds with President Barack Obama. Though Obama remains popular with some Democratic...