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The criteria for diagnosing Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2014

Might they need revision?

The criteria for diagnosing Ebola

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10/8/2014 at 1:02pm
Spain’s Ebola patient zero is a nurse’s assistant. No one can say she kept mum about the fact that she’d been near an Ebola patient recently. Authorities were well aware of her exposure, because she was on the team that cared for a Spanish missionary and a Spanish priest, both of whom…
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Laugh at new Rock the Vote ad at your own peril (#TurnOutForWhat?)

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2014

Connecting with the youth, and putting Republican ads to shame.

Laugh at new Rock the Vote ad at your own peril (#TurnOutForWhat?)

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10/8/2014 at 11:15am
Rock the Vote released a new ad today with a song by Lil Jon featuring Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, E.J. Johnson, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Ireland Baldwin, Devendra Banhart, Ioanna Gika, and Gabriel Valenciano. Geared towards young people, Rock the Vote has long been successful at utilizing pop…
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Hey, Leon Panetta, why didn’t you speak out when it mattered?

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2014

“I told you so” from the former Defense Secretary helps frame the election debate, but comes late in the game.

Hey, Leon Panetta, why didn’t you speak out when it mattered?

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10/8/2014 at 9:45am
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace, was released yesterday, and what it reveals has the media gaping—Democrats scrambling for a distraction. Panetta’s memoir focuses on several aspects of Obama’s foreign policy, but the section that’s causing the most chatter highlights the…
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While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2014

Iran continues to destabilize the Middle East

While you were watching ISIS, Iran took Yemen

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10/8/2014 at 8:30am
The Houthis, Iranian backed rebels have taken control of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The Washington Post reports: The capital of Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest and perhaps most chronically unstable nation, has new masters. Shiite rebels man checkpoints and roam the streets in pickups mounted with anti­aircraft guns. The fighters control almost all state buildings,…
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Liberal Zionist

Posted by  ▪  October 8, 2014

Goes both ways.

Liberal Zionist

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10/8/2014 at 7:00am
From Javier: Only in Maryland. Snapped just outside downtown Silver Spring, MD. One of these is not like the other… The yellow sticker is the “Don’t tread on my Obamacare” sticker we’ve seen before.
 

Are the VA firings significant?

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Republicans have their doubts, considering they’re not actually “firings.”

Are the VA firings significant?

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10/7/2014 at 7:48pm
Today officials announced that four Veterans Affairs officials have been recommended for termination after investigations into their facilities revealed long wait times, unsafe water systems, and general “neglect of duty.” VA headquarters revealed in a statement today that the heads of hospitals in Pittsburgh, central Alabama, and Dublin, Georgia, should expect to…
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Over 1200 Scholars Sign Petition against Academic Boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Pro-academic freedom, pro-fairness, pro-intellectual honesty, pro-education and pro-peace.

Over 1200 Scholars Sign Petition against Academic Boycott of Israel

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10/7/2014 at 5:43pm
We previously mentioned that a pro-Academic Freedom Petition was circulating among faculty and researchers, specifically objecting to the academic boycott of Israel passed by a small number of groups, such as the American Studies Association. The Petition has now passed 1200 signatures, mostly from faculty at universities in the United States, but…
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The Inevitable: Jesse Jackson Makes Ebola Scare About Jesse Jackson

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

The Reverend bringeth the good news of…discrimination, and stuff.

The Inevitable: Jesse Jackson Makes Ebola Scare About Jesse Jackson

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10/7/2014 at 5:20pm
As if Dallas weren’t enough of a circus already, Reverend Jesse Jackson has announced that he will be working with community leaders in Dallas to make sure that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan receives “the best humanitarian relief” available. (Because round the clock care and rare experimental drug therapy isn’t enough, I…
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Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Tired of being restricted by the federal government, Twitter takes its case to federal court.

Twitter sues to permit more disclosure of government snooping

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10/7/2014 at 3:30pm
Turns out Twitter is also fed up with this administration’s war on transparency. Last month, Twitter released a report detailing how they’d been banned from reporting the extent of government surveillance on the platform. In that report Twitter explained: “…if the government will not allow us to publish the actual number of requests, we want…
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http://youtu.be/L4sn-jI12_8

Still searching for Alison Grimes supporter who believes she’s not anti-coal

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Why won’t Grimes just come out and say it?

Still searching for Alison Grimes supporter who believes she’s not anti-coal

http://youtu.be/L4sn-jI12_8
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10/7/2014 at 2:31pm
James O’Keefe and the crew at Veritas Action Fund are in search of a supporter of Alison Grimes supporter who actually believes her campaign position that she’s not anti-coal industry. The other day O’Keefe released a video in which various assorted Democratic operatives and Grimes supporters used the “L” word in describing…
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http://youtu.be/Gbom31wLgm0

Media Matters honcho behind #StopRush effort accused of offensive writings

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Will Media Matters treat one of its own executives by the same standard it imposes on others?

Media Matters honcho behind #StopRush effort accused of offensive writings

http://youtu.be/Gbom31wLgm0
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10/7/2014 at 12:39pm
Angelo Carusone is the Media Matters executive behind the effort to get Rush Limbaugh off the airwaves, as we documented in 2012: Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters The attack on Limbaugh was not Carusone’s first targeting of a major conservative personality.  Carusone, prior to…
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Dems Form Circular Firing Squad Ahead of Midterms

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

“Democrats are starting to play the blame game as they face the possibility of losing the Senate in November.”

Dems Form Circular Firing Squad Ahead of Midterms

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10/7/2014 at 10:00am
We’re a month away from the midterm election that could hand control of the Senate to Republicans. As with any election, there are lots of moving parts and no one is absolutely sure what’s going to happen. Even so, Alexander Bolton of The Hill is reporting that panicked Democrats are already blaming…
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http://abc13.com/politics/abbott-davis-face-off-in-gubernatorial-debate/316288/

Polls show Wendy Davis fighting a losing battle

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

Your modern Democratic Party doesn’t “get” Texans.

Polls show Wendy Davis fighting a losing battle

http://abc13.com/politics/abbott-davis-face-off-in-gubernatorial-debate/316288/
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10/7/2014 at 8:30am
With less than 15 days to go until early voting begins, statewide candidates in Texas are running a full court press against not only the agendas of their opponents, but against umbrella strategies from national party organizations and advocacy groups. The gubernatorial contest between state Senator Wendy Davis and Attorney General…
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Enterovirus D-68’s Rebranding: Now, it’s “Non-Polio Enterovirus”

Posted by  ▪  October 7, 2014

What’s in a name?

Enterovirus D-68’s Rebranding: Now, it’s “Non-Polio Enterovirus”

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10/7/2014 at 7:00am
Earlier, I weighed in on how the media and administration are handling the Ebola epidemic, using language to minimize the fact that it is a hemorrhagic fever. It the wake of reports that Colorado children who suffered from an infection of the very aggressive respiratory pathogen, Enterovirus D-68, have also experienced limb…
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Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Officials are saying “extremely low risk.” Perry creates Infectious Disease Task Force. Meanwhile, Spain is not so lucky.

Potential Ebola patient being monitored in Houston suburb

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10/6/2014 at 8:34pm
First Dallas, now Houston. Thankfully, Governor Perry put together a Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. The task force, “will assess and enhance the state’s existing capabilities to prepare for and respond to pandemic disease, such as the Ebola virus.” Perry also, “called on the federal government to immediately begin enhanced…
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http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD

Wisconsin Voter ID upheld once again by Appeals Court

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

After initial ruling last month, 7th Circuit issues full opinion that ID law in effect for November election.

Wisconsin Voter ID upheld once again by Appeals Court

http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD
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10/6/2014 at 7:24pm
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Wisconsin’s new voter ID laws are constitutional, meaning that those heading to the polls in November will need to show ID before casting a vote. Via ABC News: State elections officials are preparing for the photo ID law to be in effect for…
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Malaysia Air Update: We’re Still Looking

Posted by  ▪  October 6, 2014

Someone alert CNN!

Malaysia Air Update: We’re Still Looking

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10/6/2014 at 5:10pm
More than six months after Malaysia Air Flight 370 vanished without explanation over the Indian Ocean, crews are ready to renew the effort to locate the crash site and what remains of the downed plane. Although the media obsessed over the strange disappearance, actual reports on evidence regarding the plane’s whereabouts…
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