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'Ebola Czar' still not ready for prime time

Oct 21, 2014 8:21 AM PT

When I found out Obama's pick for Ebola Czar - a political fixer absolutely devoid of medical experience, whose managerial resume includes stuffing half a billion dollars of taxpayer money into the black hole of Solyndra, over the objections of literally everyone who knew a damn thing about the company, including some people who worked for Solyndra - blew off two important Ebola task force meetings over the weekend, I wrote that "conservative humorists could not have penned a better satire of Obama malfunction."  

Now that the White House has declared Ron Klain still won't be ready to do any Ebola Czaring until the middle of next week, we're into scenarios no satirist would have dared to include in a work of fiction, for fear it would make the work look too silly.  This is Monty Python stuff.  The only way it could get funnier would be if Klain rolled into his first meeting drunk, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, and escorted by a couple of Vegas showgirls.  And the only way for Barack Obama to demonstrate greater contempt for the concerns of the American people would be for him to mount the White House podium and make the kind of gesture that would get his hand pixellated on cable news shows.

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Republicans Look To Ban Travel To Ebola-stricken Western Africa

Oct 21, 2014 5:10 AM PT

President Obama has recently stated that he will not impose a travel ban to and from western African countries stricken with the deadly Ebola disease.

But do you think legislators like Florida Congressman Dennis Ross and Senator Marco Rubio are going to sit idly by while more Americans are put at risk of contracting Ebola from those traveling from Africa?

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Evanston Democrats Honor Convicted Felon for Lifetime Political Achievement

Oct 21, 2014 4:43 AM PT

An obscure but noteworthy article in the Daily Northwestern, run by students at the Big Ten campus, notes that political operative Robert Creamer was honored on Sunday by the Democratic Party of Evanston--the most important party organization in suburban Illinois--for his career of achievement. Creamer, student journalist Ben Schaefer reports, won the Abner Mikva award, named for the respected reformist Democrat and judge.

It was another judge, however, that handed Creamer a sentence in federal prison in 2006-7 for check kiting and tax evasion. Creamer, whose political organizations produced most of today's Illinois politicians, including the current mayor of Chicago and many Obama acolytes, used a complex and fraudulent scheme to fund his left-wing activities. In prison, he wrote the political blueprint for forcing Obamacare on the American people.

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Politics

Bachmann Gets Security Detail After ISIS Threat

Oct 20, 2014 5:43 PM PT

Ater an ISIS (or ISIL - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) threat against Rep Michele Bachmann emerged online last week, federal law enforcement took it seriously enough that Capitol Police have now assigned her a special security detail.

An online threat against Bachmann emerged recently, according to multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the situation. Last week, Bachmann was provided a security detail in response, according to the sources.

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Begich Latest Democrat Unwilling to Say He Voted for Obama

Oct 20, 2014 1:22 PM PT

In what's become something of a 'gotcha' moment in this years mid-terms, what with barack Obama's numbers so low, Mark Begich was confronted on video and asked the question last night while entering a town hall in Anchorage.

As with a now growing number of Democrats, Begich refused to answer the question when asked if he voted for Obama in 2008 or 2012.

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