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Jeb Bush: Obama handling of Ebola ‘incompetent’

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s initial handling of the Ebola crisis as “incompetent,” saying it gave rise to unneeded fears among the American public about the virus. Bush, who is the latest potential Republican presidential candidate to attack the president over Ebola, also said [...]

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Obama praising doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is surrounding himself with health care workers battling Ebola in Africa to showcase what he calls their “incredible heroism.” Amid debate over how returning health care workers should be monitored, Obama plans to make remarks from the White House Wednesday afternoon with those who have been to Africa [...]

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Christie says GOP could win in Obama states

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday said Republicans had positioned themselves to succeed in gubernatorial races in Democratic-leaning states carried by President Barack Obama, an effort that could burnish the New Jersey Republican’s potential 2016 presidential bid. Christie said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday” that Republicans face a “daunting task” [...]

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Obama pitches for votes on black radio

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don’t want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats’ hopes in states such as Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and North [...]

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Long-term jobless projects get $170M in grants

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing $170 million in grants divided among 23 work projects across the country that aim to reduce the number of long-term unemployed Americans. Administration officials said that while the number of workers who are jobless for more than 26 weeks has declined, it remains at a historic [...]

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Obama steps away from global crises to talk jobs

  CHICAGO (AP) — While Washington’s attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday, October 2nd, to assure voters he is still focused on the economy. Obama is delivering his afternoon economic address at Northwestern University’s [...]

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Obama says Egypt key to US security in Mideast

  NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting the longstanding relationship between the United States and Egypt as a cornerstone of American security policy in the Middle East. Obama is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meetings. It’s the first face-to-face meeting [...]

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Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. A copy of the letter was obtained by [...]

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US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq

  ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday. “We want them to wake up every day realizing that [...]

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote. The bipartisan 78-22 tally Thursday blended support from Obama’s close Democratic allies and some of his fiercest [...]

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Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

  TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama consulted with military officials Wednesday about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama met with top officers at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, [...]

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