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Ebola Vaccine Abandoned in 2008 After Showing Promise in Trials

Health officials blame budget cuts for lack of pharmaceutical shield against virus (Washington Times) – The pitch was intriguing: U.S. health officials wanted to fast-track trials for an Ebola vaccine and sounded the call for volunteers. Charles Sullivan called up the hotline on a whim, figuring the National Institutes of Health already had filled its …

October 20, 2014, 9:51 pm ·
No Guns

Libel or Free Speech? Woman Posts Sign ‘Outing’ Neighbor for Owning a Gun

(Biz Pac Review) – Some anti-gun activists are worried about the safety of everyone but gun owners. Just ask Matthew Halleck. Halleck, of Olmsted County, Minn., takes his two daughters to and from Harriet Bishop Elementary in Rochester every day, reported ABC News 6. Their safety, he says, is his No 1 concern. As part of keeping them safe, …

October 20, 2014, 9:48 pm ·

Dem Candidate Admits Obamacare Drove Up Her Healthcare Costs

(Free Beacon) – Democratic Senate candidate Amanda Curtis confessed that Obamacare has driven up her healthcare costs during a debate with incumbent Steve Daines (R., Mont.) on Monday. FAX BLAST SPECIAL: Repeal Obamacare NOW! “I know that the ACA is not perfect,” Curtis said. “I have traveled over 8,000 miles across the state listening to Montanans who are experiencing …

October 20, 2014, 9:44 pm ·
Barack Obama

6 Times Obama Declared Crisis, Then Did Nothing

(Breitbart) – Last week, President Obama finally began taking Ebola seriously – so seriously that he cancelled a campaign trip in order to hold an emergency meeting on Ebola. He then appointed a new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, whose stellar qualifications for handling a possible Ebola outbreak include flacking for Janet Reno, Al Gore, and …

October 20, 2014, 9:36 pm ·
Ebola Czar

Ebola Czar Not Starting Work Until Wednesday

(Obamacare) – Ron Klain, the man appointed by President Barack Obama on Friday to head up the government’s response to the Ebola virus in the United States, will not clock in on his new job until Wednesday. White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in Chicago on Monday that it isn’t unusual for …

October 20, 2014, 9:32 pm ·

GOP Senate Report: Obamacare Will Increase Deficit by $131B

(Newsmax) – A report from Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee about the looming financial burdens of the Obamacare law will likely cause sticker shock among Americans concerned over a growing deficit, The Washington Examiner reported. Projections using data from the Congressional Budget Office show the U.S. deficit will grow about $131 billion through 2024 under the …

October 20, 2014, 9:29 pm ·

Report: Obamacare Bronze Plans to Go Up at Least 14%

(Newsmax) – As the second year of signups is set to begin under the Affordable Care Act, some of the lowest-level plans are increasing by a minimum of 14 percent, Investors Business Daily reports. The so-called “bronze plans,” the lowest tier in the federally mandated Obamacare system, were analyzed for the largest cities in 15 states …

October 20, 2014, 9:27 pm ·

Gov. Kasich: Obamacare Repeal’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’

(Newsmax) – While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going away. Nine Republican governors have expanded Medicaid for low-income people in their states, …

October 20, 2014, 9:25 pm ·
Eric Holder

Holder Goes After Former Defense Secretary: ‘That’s Not Something That I Would Even Consider Doing’

(The Blaze) – Attorney General Eric Holder slammed former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta over his criticism of President Barack Obama in a recent CNN interview. “There was some really strong criticism recently from Leon Panetta, who led the CIA and the Pentagon. He called in question the president’s ability to make decisions, especially on Syria,” …

October 20, 2014, 9:20 pm ·
Michelle Bachman

Tea Party Star Under 24/7 Guard After ISIS Threat

False report from Politico could paint larger target on lawmaker (Fox News) – Rep. Michele Bachmann has been provided with a “limited” protection detail after a picture of her appeared in a video by the Islamic State, a source confirmed to Fox News. However, the source said, the temporary protection from the U.S. Capitol Police …

October 20, 2014, 6:52 pm ·
Oliver North

Oliver North: ISIS Plans Attack on US Embassy in Baghdad

(Newsmax) – Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North says his sources inside Iraq are predicting a “major attack” on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad by the Islamic State (ISIS.) The leadership of ISIS inside Iraq is now almost all former senior leaders of Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard, North said Monday on Fox News Channel’s ”On the …

October 20, 2014, 6:44 pm ·

Report: 95 Percent of Deported Immigrants Have Criminal Records

(Newsmax) – Ninety-five percent of all immigrants who were deported under President Barack Obama were criminals or repeat immigration violators, a new report has found, lending credence to arguments that the president’s deportation policies have been lax in that they only focus on the most serious offenders. According to The Washington Times, the report by the …

October 20, 2014, 6:42 pm ·

Liberia’s Broken Medical System Fails to Keep Track of Ebola Patients

(Washington Post) – For the 29th day, Linda Wilson came to the gates of the Ebola treatment center looking for her best friend, the woman whose picture she carried in her purse, so she could show it to guards or nurses or anyone else who might be able to help. “Have you seen her?” Wilson …

October 20, 2014, 6:38 pm ·

PAPER: Thousands of Federal Workers on Extended Paid Leave

(Washington Post) – Tens of thousands of federal workers are being kept on paid leave for at least a month — and often for longer stretches that can reach a year or more — while they wait to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work, government records show. During a three-year period …

October 20, 2014, 6:35 pm ·
Health Care Overhaul

Court Weighs Gun Rights of Felons

Case pits property rights against firearm regulations (The Hill) – The Supreme Court is taking up a case that pits property rights against firearm regulations, with the justices poised to decide what becomes of a person’s guns after they are convicted of a crime. The case, Henderson v. United States, is among three new cases the …

October 20, 2014, 6:26 pm ·
Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio Introduces Ebola Travel Ban

‘Take any and all necessary precautions to contain this virus Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation banning travel between the U.S. and three West African countries hardest hit by the deadly Ebola virus, his office announced Monday. “While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many …

October 20, 2014, 6:24 pm ·

Feds Stockpile Protective Gear for ‘Emergency’

Fear supply of masks, gloves to be exhausted in ‘disaster’ (Infowars) – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking to stockpile a year’s worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) in order to prepare for an expected disruption to the supply chain due to an “emergency” event. A solicitation posted on FedBizOpps entitled Emergency Disaster Event …

October 20, 2014, 6:12 pm ·
Harry Reid

Top Dem Super PAC Gets Big Boost from Soros, Spielberg, Democracy Alliance

Senate Majority PAC discloses $9.2 million in September contributions (Free Beacon) – The Democratic Party’s top super PACdisclosed more than $9.2 million in September contributions on Monday, listing a who’s who of wealthy liberal donors, many associated with the secretive Democracy Alliance donor network. New York City businessman Ian Cumming—who “was awarded the largest bonus for …

October 20, 2014, 3:01 pm ·
Bush Obama

Politico Poll: George W. Bush Better Manager Than Barack Obama

(Breitbart) – A new Politico poll finds that Americans rate former President George W. Bush as a more effective manager than President Barack Obama. When asked the question “Which President do you believe was more effective at managing the basic functions of the federal government?” 38% of Americans said Bush, 35% said Obama, and 26% …

October 20, 2014, 2:57 pm ·