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Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban

ca.news.yahoo.com — By Steve Holland and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa.

Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing U.S. President Barack Obama talks to the press after meeting with his team coordinating the government's Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 16, 2014.

Obama to sign cybersecurity order, wants safer payments

chicagotribune.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama planned to sign an executive order on Friday to make federal payments safer, urging banks and retailers to follow suit after massive data breaches put millions of consumers at risk.

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/James Giahyue 1 of 7. Bystanders read headlines saying 'Ebola 1: USA 0' at the Daily Talk, a street side chalkboard newspaper, in Monrovia October 16, 2014. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a congressional hearing to probe the federal response to the virus.

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

news.yahoo.com — By Steve Holland and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa.

Obama to hold Ebola meeting at White House, postpones trip

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Tom Frieden via telephone to receive an update on the administration's response to the Ebola case in Dallas and in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington October 13, 2014.

Obama weighs Ruemmler, Verrilli for attorney general job

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Barack Obama arrives to announce the designation of 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument in San Dimas, California October 10, 2014. By waiting to pick a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder, Obama could prevent the decision from becoming mired in election-year politics in the final weeks of the congressional election campaign.

Obama meets with foreign chiefs on Islamic State

chicagotribune.com — President Barack Obama on Tuesday told military leaders from more than 20 countries working with Washington to defeat Islamic State that he was deeply concerned about the radical group's advances at the north Syrian town of Kobani and in western Iraq.

Obama to pick new attorney-general after Nov. 4 elections, official says

theglobeandmail.com — U.S. President Barack Obama will wait until after Nov. 4 congressional elections to nominate a new U.S. attorney-general, a White House official said on Tuesday. The decision to delay allows Obama more time to pick a replacement for attorney-general Eric Holder and means the new nominee will not get mired in election-year politics in the final weeks of the congressional election campaign.

As Obama gave Syria nod, his coalition was still unclear

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits with Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as the president chairs a meeting of the U.N. Security Council at the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 24, 2014.
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Oct 17, 2014

RT @PollsterJulia: Americans say avoiding international air travel over Ebola outbreak: Reuters/Ipsos poll reut.rs/11tKuBs via @reuters @ipsospa

Oct 16, 2014

cc @jeffmason1 RT RosJordanAJE: Some of the most dangerous people on the road: Non-car owners driving a rental. Yikes.

Oct 15, 2014

For second day in a row, Pres Obama cancels political trip Thurs to stay at WH due to Ebola developments.

Oct 15, 2014

Still no talk of a travel ban related to Ebola, per WH's Earnest

Oct 15, 2014

Pres Obama has postponed a political trip to NJ and Conn in order to hold an Ebola meeting at the White House.

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