“You can tell I’m out of practice, I’m losing my voice” hoarse Obama tells crowd of some 6,200 at Chicago State University
Air Force One is wheels down in Chicago.
AF1 is wheels up.
By Jeff Mason
UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity.
With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.
Steady stream of people leaving Maryland rally continues as Obama speaks. It’s noticeable and noisy. They would have waited hours to get in.
Lots of people, at least up front near where journalists are sitting, appear to be leaving this rally now that Obama has started speaking.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola “czar” on
Friday and named senior officials to help step up the
government’s response the disease in Texas, where it first
appeared on U.S. soil.
Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over his
administration’s handling of efforts to contain the virus,
appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who had served as chief of staff
to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S.