Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue says voters should choose him over his Dem opponent Michelle Nunn because her father, former senator Sam Nunn, voted in 1978 to return the Panama Canal.
The new Ebola battle isn’t between health care workers and the disease itself, but between the federal government and the states.
The Obama Administration is pushing New Jersey governor Chris Christie and New York governor Andrew Cuomo to rescind their mandatory 21-day quarantine for anyone arriving from West Africa who has had contact with Ebola patients. Their quarantine announcement took the feds (and New York City) by surprise.
Meanwhile, Illinois and Florida have joined the quarantine.
Good luck getting Christie or Cuomo to budge. Christie is running for president and can’t be seen as caving to Obama. Cuomo is up for re-election in a week and can’t be seen as weak and indecisive, as pushed by Christie and then pulled by Obama. He may also run for president, so he has to seem tough.
“An alarming new symptom of Ebola in America: It seems to make brains mushy and hearts hard.”
Nicholas Kristof, “How To Defeat Ebola,” NYT
“What of the two advisers without a specific portfolio: Valerie Jarrett and Dan Pfeiffer? They’re blindly loyal to Obama, gatherers of power, shielded from blame, and accountable to nobody but the president. Their biggest admirers acknowledge privately that Obama won’t change course unless Jarrett and Pfeiffer change work addresses.”
Ron Fournier, National Journal
“I got to tell the truth. I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage, I really am.”
New Jersey Gov. (and 2016 GOP hopeful) Chris Christie
I doubt he’s as tired as the people who try to live on it.
Over at Salon, Elias Isquith identifies Ralph Reed as “the Christianist grifter.” How perfect is that?
So the weapons we dropped to try to help the Syrian Kurds in Kobani ended up in the hands of ISIS instead.
I’m sure they’ll recognize the mistake and give the weapons back. I bet UPS is on their way right now…