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Ebola in New Jersey? Possible Ebola Patient Taken From Newark Airport After Arriving From Liberia

Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The U.S. government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports, including the New York area's JFK International and Newark Liberty International, as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients, Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. The U.S. government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports, including the New York area's JFK International and Newark Liberty International, as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A possible Ebola patient is being evaluated after landing at Newark Airport in New Jersey on Tuesday from Liberia, an African nation where thousands have...


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  • Members of the Secret Service escort President Barack Obama as he walks to Air Force One at Gary Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., on Oct. 2, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Service Scandal Creates Rare Bipartisan Unity

    WASHINGTON—The scandal that’s rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president’s safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill. With... Read more

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks on behalf of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke at a campaign rally in Milwaukee on Sept. 29, 2014. Michelle Obama is hitting the campaign trail a month before critical midterm elections to try to help Democratic candidates. The first lady starts campaigning in earnest on Friday by appearing with the gubernatorial candidates in Massachusetts and Maine. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

    Michelle Obama Boosts Dem Candidates, Hits Campaign Trail

    WASHINGTON—A month before critical midterm elections, Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates and give... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland, on Oct. 1, 2014. Obama is heading to Chicago where he will attend a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Il, and deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Steps Away From Global Crises, Secret Service Scandal to Talk Jobs

    CHICAGO—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... Read more

  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets the lunch crowd at the Varsity, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Romney attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate for Senate David Perdue earlier. Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states in five days this week to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Mitt Romney’s in Demand as Republicans’ Future Unclear

    ATLANTA—Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly... Read more

  • US Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, where Holder denied that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close, on June 6, 2013. Holder, who announced Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that he would step down once a successor is confirmed, took office determined to turn the page from Bush administration policies that authorized harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Holder: Mixed Record on National Security Issues

    WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and... Read more

  • US Attorney General Eric Holder waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Sept. 26, 2014, in Washington, DC. It was announced recently that Holder will be stepping down from his position, which he has held since the start of the Obama administration in 2009. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

    Eric Holder Departure Will Bring Civil Rights Questions

    WASHINGTON—Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights... Read more

  • President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Strong Senate Vote for Obama on Syrian Rebel Aid

      WASHINGTON—In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. At the hearing, Kerry sought to push back on an argument by some in Congress that Syria's rebels lack moderates, or at least any with the capacity to make a difference in the war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    US Senate Ready to Support Obama on Syrian Rebel Aid

    WASHINGTON—Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s request to train Syrian rebels for a... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is welcomed by US lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust US military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Ukraine’s Pleas for Lethal Aid From US Go Unmet

    WASHINGTON—In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday,... Read more

  • This combo of file photos shows Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., speaks during an event in Denver in a March 1, 2014 file photo, left, and then Colorado Democratic Senatorial candidate Mark Udall in a Oct. 16, 2008 file photo. Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Udall and Gardner, found something to agree on this week _ giving President Barack Obama the authority he’s asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Files)

    Senate Candidates Unite Over Arming Syrian Rebels

    WASHINGTON — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep... Read more

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) (R), the ranking member, arrive as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Benghazi Probe to Go Deep in 2016 Presidential Race

    WASHINGTON—The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/file)

    House Benghazi Panel Starts Hearings

    WASHINGTON—The House Select Committee on Benghazi set a bipartisan tone Wednesday as it opened its first public hearing. Republican chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy of South... Read more

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic policy lunch at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Reid is working to ensure that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even though the government has spent $15 billion on it. Some Republicans are talking about trying to revive the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump if their party takes control of the Senate in November. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Sen. Reid Moves to Ensure Nuclear Dump Stays Dead

    WASHINGTON—Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to... Read more


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