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Why is there no surgeon general? Ask Democrats

washingtonexaminer.com — Some of President Obama's most ardent supporters have accused Republicans of politicizing the Ebola crisis. It's not a terribly serious accusation; a public health emergency requires the response of many government agencies, so how could politics not be involved? There's nothing wrong with that. One specific charge, though, deserves an answer.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ByronYork: Link: Why is there no Surgeon General? Ask Democrats. ow.ly/D6Bm4

Oct 21, 2014

'There have been 'holds' on dozens of nominees that have been confirmed,' says Senate source. ow.ly/D6Bde

Oct 21, 2014

Bottom line: Paul's hold meant nothing. A hold can be ended by a cloture vote at any time. ow.ly/D6B3C

Oct 21, 2014

Some tweeps have complained about my surgeon general piece: What about Rand Paul? He put a hold on Murthy nomination! ow.ly/D6AW8

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DeMaio mocked opponent's staffer with NSFW photo

washingtonexaminer.com — House Republican candidate Carl DeMaio of California mocked his opponent's campaign manager with a not-safe-for-work photo of an overweight woman wearing a black bra eating a Twinkie. In a Jan. 22 email obtained by the Washington Examiner, DeMaio used his campaign account to send the photo to two top campaign staffers.
Oct 21, 2014

More DeMaio email madness. DeMaio mocked opponent's staffer with tasteless NSFW photo via @wodruffbets tinyurl.com/ng6fgvf

Oct 21, 2014

Pro tip: When writing a story about emails, make sure to get the long headers which contain useful metadata. washex.am/1sL43hy

Oct 21, 2014

Stop looking over @swin24’s shoulder MT @ryanbeckwith: “… a NSFW photo of an overweight woman wearing a black bra.” washex.am/1sL43hy

Oct 21, 2014

“...a not-safe-for-work photo of an overweight woman wearing a black bra eating a Twinkie.” washex.am/1sL43hy

Oct 21, 2014

NSFW Carl DeMaio email pic came from a liberal website mocking Bristol Palin. washex.am/1sL43hy

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Pressure mounts on vulnerable Democrats and their ties to Obamacare

washingtonexaminer.com — Vulnerable Senate Democrats are being hammered for not just voting in 2009 to pass the Affordable Care Act, but also for blocking the Republican-controlled House's attempts to modify the massive healthcare law. A new ad released Tuesday by the conservative activist group American Commitment specifically targets Democrats running for re-election in tough races: Sens.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @dcexaminer: Pressure mounts on vulnerable Democrats and their ties to Obamacare washex.am/1tbnyBF

Joe Biden reveals his 'biggest regret'

washingtonexaminer.com — Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he regrets that several states with Republican governors rejected the billions of taxpayer dollars set aside by the economic stimulus bill of 2009 for high-speed rail and that most of the money went to California.

Bob Dole criticizes GOP: 'What are you for?'

washingtonexaminer.com — It's a problem that compromise in Congress is hard to come by these days, according to former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole. The two parties need to start working together for the good of the country, the former Kansas senator told PBS' Judy Woodruff on Monday.

First lady fashion: Remembering Oscar de la Renta's handiwork

washingtonexaminer.com — Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died at 82 on Monday, fitted celebrities, first ladies and other high-powered figures for half a century. First ladies Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Hillary Clinton and most recently Michelle Obama are among the women in politics who wore his work - and adored him as a person.

Union wants action to protect healthcare workers from Ebola

washingtonexaminer.com — The AFL-CIO has called on President Obama to take executive action to establish mandatory standards to protect healthcare workers and others from exposure to the Ebola virus. In letters to the president and congressional leaders Tuesday, Richard Trumka, who heads the labor federation, expressed "deep concern" that not enough was being doing to protect nurses and other healthcare workers who treat Ebola patients.

Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

washingtonexaminer.com — Bring president of the United States doesn't exclude you from running into trouble with a jealous fiancé. President Barack Obama stood next to Mike Jones' fiancé, Aia Cooper, while casting his early vote in Chicago on Monday. Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend, Jones exclaimed as he walked by Obama and Cooper, according to CNN.
Oct 21, 2014

NBC aired video, Obama was pretty funny. Chicago man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend' | @politiCOHEN_ washex.am/1Fy34Is#.VEbsJ…

Obama won't let Democrats run away from him

washingtonexaminer.com — Republicans have worked diligently this election cycle to tie their Democratic opponents to President Obama and his sinking approval rating, prompting several vulnerable incumbents to distance themselves publicly from the White House.
Oct 21, 2014

President Obama’s now playing the role of a person who refuses to believe he’s being dumped: washingtonexaminer.com/obama-wont-let…

Biden: Airport workers thanked me for comparing LaGuardia to 'third-world country'

washingtonexaminer.com — Vice President Joe Biden has already landed in hot water with some New Yorkers for comparing LaGuardia Airport to a "third-world country." But he could not resist poking fun at the state of the terminals there again on Tuesday.
Oct 21, 2014

Joe Biden: Airport workers thanked me for comparing LaGuardia to "third-world country" washex.am/1pxTrzj

Obama has 'not really' prepared for a Republican Senate

washingtonexaminer.com — President Obama is not even preparing for a political world in which Republicans control both the House and Senate, the White House said Tuesday. When asked whether Obama had considered what "life would be like" with a Republican Senate, White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied, "Uh, not really."

Top GOPers, including a Cheney, are behind a new pro-Obamaphone ad campaign

washingtonexaminer.com — Mary Cheney and prominent Republican consultants linked to Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee are working to expand or protect the Obamaphone entitlement program, apparently on behalf of the telecom companies that make millions on it.
Oct 21, 2014

Also for Dennis listeners, that story about Republican consultants taking money to promote welfare: washingtonexaminer.com/top-gopers-inc…

Goodlatte asks if African Ebola patients will be treated in U.S.

washingtonexaminer.com — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte on Tuesday asked Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson whether they plan to allow Ebola-infected patients from Africa to come to the United States for treatment. "Press reports have indicated that the Administration is putting together a plan to allow non-U.S.

Egyptian militant, Pakistani Taliban leader named terrorists by State Dept.

washingtonexaminer.com — The State Department on Tuesday declared a former doctor for Osama bin Laden and a factional leader in Pakistan's now-fractured Taliban as specially designated global terrorists. Ramzi Mawafi (whose last name is often spelled Mowafi as well) is an Egyptian national who worked as a doctor for al Qaeda leader bin Laden and is known as an explosives expert.
Oct 21, 2014

Egyptian militant, Pakistani Taliban leader named terrorists by State Dept. by @choskinson washex.am/1x52ewN#.VEaNn…