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There is a “moral bankruptcy” that’s settled into leadership of America in the White House and throughout Washington, D.C., Dr. Alveda King—the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.—said in an interview Friday morning. “All of our leaders—or...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), such as hormonal implants, intrauterine devices (IUDs), Depo-Provera injections, and combined oral contraceptives for teenage...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Republicans from the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that President Barack Obama immediately stop issuing visas to people from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa.  “As members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has oversight over...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Editor's Note: This story, citing a shocking New York Times report, appeared today on CNN.com. (CNN) -- Forensic tests have found the blood of Michael Brown on the gun, uniform and police cruiser belonging to Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot the...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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President Obama’s new "Ebola czar" Ron Klain is not only a skilled political operator, but a longtime Washington D.C. partisan insider. Klain's history of working for key Democrats in Washington suggests that Obama is picking someone that will not...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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In his weekly radio address for October 18, the President spoke to the mounting international Ebola crisis raging at home and abroad. While saying he had it all under control here in the US, Obama insisted that no travel bans were in the offing because...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Glenn Beck is combating Ebola with animations and songs about not drinking a glass of diarrhea and demonstrations with spaghetti and chocolate sauce to show how easily nurses taking care of Ebola patients without proper equipment can contract the virus....
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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As gun control proponent Gabby Giffords gets more "aggressive" in her push for gun control candidates, at least one of those candidates is distancing herself from the ads Giffords is running. New Hampshire's WMUR 9 ABC reports that though incumbent...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Less than three weeks from election day, the nation faces threats as dangerous and more diverse than September 11, 2001. This predicament can be directly traced to the misguided, reckless, and naive policies of the Obama administration. The threat of...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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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...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, writes in the New York Times: The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever...
From: Big Government | Monday, October 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to make his first major campaign appearances of the midterm elections. Obama plans to attend a Sunday afternoon rally for Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Brown is Maryland's lieutenant governor...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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On July 29, Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) became the first member of Congress to formally call on the Obama administration to ban travel from the three countries in West Africa experiencing Ebola outbreaks.  In a letter to Secretary of State John...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Sunday that budget cuts are not to blame for the Obama administration's failure to produce an Ebola vaccine. "You can't say that. I think you can't say we would or would not...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said Connecticut Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley understands that incumbent Gov. Dannel Malloy’s (D-WFP) “failed policies” have caused the weakened economy in that state. As the Associated Press (AP)...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows. Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on...
From: Big Government | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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On Friday, the White House did not take an Ebola travel ban off the table, but insisted that the best way to protect the American people from Ebola is not to institute a travel ban or temporarily suspend visas from West Africa. White House Press Secretary...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Georgia Senate Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn released a statement on Friday altering her position on the current Ebola crisis. Nunn originally said she would defer to "the CDC and other scientists and public health practitioners" on how the administration...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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On Friday, the White House said its new Ebola Response Coordinator Ronald Klain was "not an Ebola expert" because the Obama administration wasn't looking for one.  White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked, "What does Ronald Klain know about...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Calling it "an irresponsible overreach of the executive branch’s authority," Senator Charles Grassley, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, is criticizing an executive order issued by the president that would allow at least 100,000 Haitian...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times is reporting that the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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During an October 16 segment on CNN's Newsroom, Jake Tapper made it clear that the White House is not buying into the argument that the NRA's opposition to Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination for surgeon general led to or magnified the current Ebola crisis....
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Ron Klain, the newly-appointed "Ebola Czar" for Barack Obama's administration, did not attend a White House meeting Friday discussing the federal response to the domestic threat of the deadly Ebola virus. An email blast from the White House listing the...
From: Big Government | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Famed coffee purveyor Starbucks is making a few changes to its employee policies, one of which allows workers to have visible tattoos. Its workers will also receive a pay bump.  The coffee giant said it was increasing its pay scale for all US locations...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Not again! After being for a travel ban, then changing her position to say such restrictions would not work, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) is back on board with a travel ban. “I am calling on the Administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that is will be extending Temporary Protected Status to nationals from Honduras and Nicaragua for an additional 18 months and instituting a new program to bring thousands of Haitian immigrants to U.S. ...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee expressed shock at the Obama administration’s decision to tap a political operative with no health background as his so-called Ebola czar.  “This appointment is both shocking and frankly...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Ron Klain, the new “Ebola Czar,” is not a czar, according to the Obama officials, who clarified his role in the administration after announcing his appointment. “We do not call him a czar,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained....
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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On Friday, Rasmussen Reports released a new poll that shows incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has increased his lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes to 8 points in the Kentucky U.S. Senate race. The poll of 1,000 likely voters,...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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A woman on a Pentagon tour bus who began vomiting later informed officials she had recently been in Africa, prompting a hazmat team to be dispatched and a portion of the Pentagon parking lot to be sealed off.  According to Washington CBS Local, the...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest welcomed Fox News reporter James Rosen back to the press briefing room at the White House today after a long absence in the room. Although, FOX News Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry traditionally fills...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Friday that America doesn’t need an Ebola czar, but in fact needs leadership from President Barack Obama—and needs a president who will ban travel to and from Ebola-stricken nations. “We don't need another so-called...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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While President Barack Obama has finally caved to one demand from congressional Republicans on Ebola—appointing a single point person, or Ebola Czar, to handle the response—the person he appointed, conservatives say, is an incompetent political hack....
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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State House Speaker Thom Tillis is on offense this morning, out with a new targeting Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) for voting for the 2009 stimulus and personally profiting from it.  “Grants, tucked away in Obama’s stimulus, paid the Hagans. She’s 96...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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With scores of lawmakers calling for a travel ban, Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) says he plans to introduce legislation to restrict all commercial flights from Ebola-stricken nations and deny visas to those with a travel itinerary from those counties. “Now...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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The number of lawmakers backing a travel ban for incoming travel from Ebola "hot zone" countries has jumped from a bipartisan group of 26 members of Congress to 70, reports The Hill.  The congressional coalition, made up mostly of Republicans, says...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Though Beltway pundits once laughed off the notion that the school initiative known as the Common Core standards would be a deciding factor in the 2014 elections, New York State residents are trying to determine if their frustration with the controversial...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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The top deputy to Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation on Thursday amid revelations that Operation Fast and Furious scandal guns were used to harm Americans in Phoenix in 2013, a development top congressional Republicans say President...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Colorado has been one of the clear surprises this midterm. While the general outlines of the Senate battlefield have been set for two years, Colorado emerged as a competitive state early this year. After a harmonious accommodation between the party establishment...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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Despite a firestorm of criticism aimed at the government’s handling of the Ebola crisis, Sen. Kay Hagan praised the Centers for Disease Control during a Wednesday press conference and reversed her earlier support for travel restrictions on Ebola "hot...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery "a wake up call to Kroger's leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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While the Obama administration refuses to institute an Ebola travel ban, African nations have been combating and containing Ebola by closing their borders.  The Associated Press noted that "border closings may also be helping halt the spread of Ebola"...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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On Thursday, President Barack Obama said instituting an Ebola travel ban would not help the United States more effectively contain the virus. He also indicated he may be open to appointing an Ebola "czar." "I don't have a philosophical objection necessarily...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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A passenger on a flight from Nigeria headed to New York's JFK airport died in flight after vomiting in his seat Thursday, causing panic on board and on the ground and spurring a Congressman to demand changes in U.S. Ebola protocols. The unnamed 63-year-old...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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From Brian Resnick writing at the National Journal: Two to 21 days. If a person is exposed to the Ebola virus, that's the timeframe in which the symptoms of the disease can manifest. The disease kills about half of those it infects. That's the reality...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 17, 2014
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