The Blue-Collar Imperative

E.J. Dionne, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON -- In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work shipping American jobs overseas. One ad includes a quotation from Perdue about his outsourcing past: "Defend it? I'm proud of it." The tagline: "David Perdue, he's not for you." Meanwhile in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes, trailing in the polls against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, has refused to say whether she voted for President Obama. But... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Americans ‘can’t give in to hysteria or fear’ over Ebola: Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States and more than 100 people being monitored in case they are infected, President Barack Obama said Saturday that Americans "can't give in to hysteria or fear" about the spread of the virus.
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As Midterms Enter Stretch Run, Stage Set for Drama

Philip Rucker, WP
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A Most Forgettable Election

Ruth Marcus, RealClearPolitics
WASHINGTON -- The closing days of a closely fought election rarely offer uplifting moments, but the 2014 season has been particularly dreary, nearly devoid of content and high on unedifying spectacle. Perhaps the iconic moment came when former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist faced an empty lectern for seven minutes while his Republican opponent, incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, sulked over Crist's insistence that he have a cooling fan at his stand. Seriously, seven minutes. At which point Scott blinked and the debate that voters deserved could finally start. But behavior that disrespects voters knows no... Read More (Opens In A New Tab)

Obama names Ebola ‘czar,’ beefs up Texas response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" and named senior officials to help step up the government's response to the disease in Texas, where it first appeared on U.S. soil.

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Ebola Czar a Long-Time Lobbyist, Dem Operative

Sean Davis, Federalist
Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced that he would be appointing Ron Klain as an additional Ebola czar (he already had one before today). If Ron Klain sounds familiar to you, it’s because he has a long political pedigree. He has no medical, scientific, or federal agency administrative expertise, but he has a whole lot of political experience. Read More (Opens In A New Tab)