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White House ex-counsel now off of Attorney General list

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Richard Carson Kathryn Ruemmler, deputy director of the Enron Task Force arrives at Federal court in Houston where she will lead off the prosecution team's closing arguments in the fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling May 15, 2006.

U.S. may expand training role of Iraq military advisers

reuters.com — The issue was discussed in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country. The United States has about 1,400 military advisers and diplomatic security personnel in Iraq.

U.S. considering Iraqi request for more military advisers

reuters.com — The request came up in meetings that deputy White House national security adviser Antony Blinken and other U.S. officials had with top Iraqi officials last week on a trip to Baghdad and other parts of the country. The United States has about 1,400 military advisers and diplomatic security personnel in Iraq.

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.
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Oct 24, 2014

Photos of the Obama meeting with Nina Pham show him giving her a big hug in the Oval Office.

Oct 24, 2014

Obama taking no extra precautions to meet Ebola-free Nina Pham, per WH's Earnest, who says she was tested 5 times before release.

Oct 24, 2014

Pres Obama will meet in the Oval today with Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who survived bout with Ebola

Oct 23, 2014

Pres Obama has been briefed on the NY Ebola case, an official said.

Oct 23, 2014

WH's Earnest say dogs who caught fence jumper do not come in regular contact with White House officials and this is probably for the best.

Oct 22, 2014

The Heisenberg Principle seems to date back to a quantum brainstorm Werner Heisenberg had in 1927.

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