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Sources: Klain in line to succeed Podesta

politico.com — Administration insiders say Ron Klain, who starts Wednesday as the White House Ebola czar, will be in line to succeed John Podesta as counselor to President Barack Obama when Podesta leaves, likely to chair Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. “The president has been talking to Ron about different roles for a long time, and he wouldn’t...
Oct 21, 2014

Politico: Hoosier Klain is in line to succeed Podesta as Obama's counselor, which is why he agreed to be Ebola czar. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

From Ebola czar to higher White House position? Sources: Klain in line to succeed Podesta politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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Conservatives catch up as super PAC fundraising explodes

politico.com — Despite being outraised by Democratic super PACs all year long, the top conservative groups played to a draw in September and are in a strong position to continue matching - and possibly surpassing - their rivals leading up to Election Day. Conservative megadonors worried the Democrats’ surprising advantage in super PAC spending could...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @kenvogel: The richest GOP donors started giving in a big way last month. Did their $ come too late to be spent efficiently? politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

The richest GOP donors started giving in a big way last month. Did their $ come too late to be spent efficiently? politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

Tom Steyer gave $15M to his NextGen Climate Action group last month. Nearly $42M for the cycle politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

Conservatives poured $ into #GOP superPACs, catching up w Dems in Sept. Via @Kenvogel #lvrj politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

Conservatives catch up as super PAC fundraising explodes politico.com/story/2014/10/… @KenVogel goes inside the numbers

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Where to find Barack Obama this fall

politico.com — Democratic candidates and campaign operatives don’t want to talk about it, but President Barack Obama is quietly being deployed as a sleeper element of the get-out-the-vote effort that Democrats see as their last hope to stanch Election Day bleeding. In targeted mailers and ads for radio, print and on YouTube and Facebook, the White House and...
Oct 21, 2014

Mostly behind the scenes, Obama pulling out the stops to get his base to the polls. @isaacdovere: ow.ly/D6a5M #lvrj

Oct 21, 2014

the not so subtle Obama midterms ad DNC is running in African-American papers: "GET HIS BACK" politico.com/story/2014/10/… pic.twitter.com/WWVGHSrkL7

Oct 21, 2014

RT @IsaacDovere: Most voters not seeing Obama at all. Some will see him a whole lot - WH/DNC micro microtargeting. My story: politi.co/1sJMheS

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Gov. John Kasich: Repeal Obamacare, but not all of it

politico.com — Ohio Gov. John Kasich says Obamacare will survive. It’s not clear that the same can be said of his 2016 chances. Even if Republicans win the Senate, repealing the Affordable Care Act is “not gonna happen,” the Republican governor told The Associated Press in an interview published Monday.
Oct 21, 2014

Glad Kasich cleared that up: "I don’t really see expanding Medicaid as really connected to Obamacare." politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @DavidNather: Kasich to @swheaton, and @washingtonpost, and everyone else: I do want to repeal Ocare. Just not the Medicaid part.politi.co/1x4wqrI

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jbarro: John Kasich opposes the market-based part of Obamacare but favors the single-payer part. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jbarro: John Kasich opposes the market-based part of Obamacare but favors the single-payer part. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jbarro: John Kasich opposes the market-based part of Obamacare but favors the single-payer part. politico.com/story/2014/10/…

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OBAMA’S REAL PLAN FOR RON KLAIN -- ‘GET HIS BACK’: DNC ad in African-American papers -- MARK WARNER: ‘the culinary Cousteau’ - ABC’S JEFFREY SCHNEIDER starts firm; Julie Townsend moves up - POLITICO Playbook - POLITICO.com

politico.com — Good Tuesday morning. Election Day is two weeks from today! EXCLUSIVE - RON KLAIN'S POST EBOLA JOB: Administration insiders say Ron Klain, who starts Wednesday as the White House Ebola czar, will be in line to succeed John Podesta as counselor to President Obama when Podesta leaves, likely to chair Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook exclusive: the real plan for Ron Klain -- he'll be in line to be next counselor to POTUS: politi.co/1240GK5

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook exclusive: the real plan for Ron Klain -- he'll be in line to be next counselor to POTUS: politi.co/1240GK5

Oct 21, 2014

RT @mikeallen: .@POLITICO Playbook exclusive: the real plan for Ron Klain -- he'll be in line to be next counselor to POTUS: politi.co/1240GK5

Oct 21, 2014

.@POLITICO Playbook exclusive: the real plan for Ron Klain -- he'll be in line to be next counselor to POTUS: politi.co/1240GK5

No, a Surgeon General Couldn't Stop Ebola

politico.com — The caricatures. That’s what I remember most about visiting Dr. C. Everett Koop. Dozens of framed editorial cartoons of Koop hung on the staircase wall in his house in Hanover, New Hampshire. Most depicted Koop in his surgeon general’s uniform, sometimes looking stern, sometimes smiling, always the nation’s doctor.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @jenhab: This should be obvious, but read this anyway: No, a surgeon general couldn't stop Ebola politico.com/magazine/story…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @charlesornstein: He wrote the book on SGs ---> @MikeStobbe: My piece for @POLITICOMag -- No, a Surgeon General Couldn't Stop Ebola http…

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Spotted at the White House

politico.com — A source emails: MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at the Northwest gate of the White House bringing flowers to Valerie Jarrett, who just got back to Washington after surgery last week in Chicago. Scarborough and Brzezinski filmed "Morning Joe" in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and interviewed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest....
Oct 21, 2014

Spotted at the White House: Joe and Mika bringing get-well flowers to Valerie Jarrett politi.co/1CQkETZ

Oct 21, 2014

Joe and Mika were just at the White House bringing flowers to Valerie Jarrett politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Study: Conservatives distrust media more than liberals

Oct 21, 2014

Survey makes it look like BuzzFeed is most distrusted by everyone, but not as many recognized it, so can't compare politico.com/blogs/media/20…

Bobby Jindal signs Ebola executive order

politico.com — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed an executive order requiring that state officials monitor travel to and from the countries most affected by Ebola in West Africa. The Republican governor, one of first major political figures to call for a travel ban from Ebola-stricken countries, issued the order on Monday in response to what he called insufficient...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @AndyShain: Coming soon to SC? MT @politico Jindal signs Ebola executive order requiring the state to monitor West Africa travel politi.co/1vGFoxj

Labor Secretary Tom Perez touts Attorney General Eric Holder's respect for press

politico.com — As the Justice Department faces a high-profile choice about whether to drop its drive to force a New York Times journalist to identify his confidential sources, a Cabinet member viewed as a possible successor to Attorney General Eric Holder is stressing Holder's respect for the press corps.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @joshgerstein: Asked about Risen case, Perez dodges on his views, but touts Holder's respect for role of press as 4th branch politi.co/1tGG9HK

Oct 20, 2014

Asked about Risen case, Perez dodges on his views, but touts Holder's respect for role of press as 4th branch politi.co/1tGG9HK

Gay marriage debated in Kansas

politico.com — WICHITA, Kan. - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vowed Monday to defend Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, while Democratic challenger Paul Davis said during a debate Monday that there’s nothing either of them can do at this point because the matter is in the hands of the courts.

POLITICO poll: Alarm, anxiety as election looms

politico.com — An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are “out of control” and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov.
Oct 20, 2014

The Dread Election, Pt. 2 by @aburnspolitico (it's not just candidates! You, voters, are packing fear + loathing!) politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @smencimer: GOP losing Hispanics by 25 pts, blacks by 74, women by 5 & all voters under 65 yet still about control senate. Wow http://t.…

Oct 20, 2014

GOP losing Hispanics by 25 pts, blacks by 74, women by 5 & all voters under 65 yet still about control senate. Wow politico.com/story/2014/10/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @aburnspolitico: Which party is closer to big business and Wall Street? 39% say GOP. 51% say both equally close. politico.com/story/2014/10/… Only 9% say Dems.

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FDA talks cybersecurity and med devices today - WEDI conference continues featuring Karen DeSalvo - Should EHRs have Ebola apps?

politico.com — TODAY: FDA TALKS POTENTIAL CYBERSECURITY RISKS OF MED DEVICES: Hackers have never maliciously altered data on a medical device, as far as anyone knows, but FDA and other concerned parties are meeting today to try to make sure they never do, by building cybersecurity into the likes of insulin pumps and x-ray machines.
Oct 21, 2014

Today's @Morning_eHealth: "FDA talks cybersecurity today—WEDI conference continues—Should EHRs have Ebola apps?" politico.com/morningehealth…

Prosecutor: Carl DeMaio won’t face charges

politico.com — Republican Carl DeMaio, a high-profile California congressional candidate, will not face charges stemming from accusations that he sexually harassed a former staffer, law enforcement officials announced Monday. Bonnie Dumanis, the San Diego County district attorney, said police had investigated the allegations from Todd Bosnich, an openly gay former...

Fact-checking the Michigan Senate race

politico.com — Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of fact-checking articles on competitive Senate races from our partners at FactCheck.org.The Michigan Senate race pits Democratic Rep. Gary Peters against Republican Terri Lynn Land, a former Michigan secretary of state, to replace the retiring Sen. Carl Levin. The two candidates have faced plenty of attacks...

Doubling Down on Disaster in Syria

politico.com — Fareed Zakaria and Leslie Gelb both have made what they think are bold and unfashionable proposals for U.S. policy in Syria without bothering to realize that their prescriptions have become the new conventional wisdom. Both not only advocate that the United States team up with the very regimes responsible for the outbreak of transnational jihad in...

Obama votes early in Chicago

politico.com — CHICAGO - President Barack Obama went to the polls here Monday to take advantage of Illinois’s first day of early voting. “I love voting. Everybody in Illinois, early vote. It’s a wonderful opportunity,” he said at a polling place a few miles from his home.

Clintons, Bushes honor Oscar de la Renta

politico.com — Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as former First Lady Laura Bush, are paying homage to fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who passed away late Monday. “His singular talent and exquisite taste elevated American fashion, and his warmth and friendship will be missed by our family and all whose lives he touched in his extraordinary journey,”...
Oct 21, 2014

"Exquisite taste elevated American fashion" // Bill and Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, pay homage to Oscar de la Renta politi.co/1vGCeJV

Marco Rubio to introduce travel ban bill

politico.com — Sen. Marco Rubio announced Monday he will introduce legislation to create a temporary ban on new visas for nationals of the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The Florida Republican says he will introduce the bill in November when the Senate returns.