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Oct 19, 2014

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

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.

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Oct 18, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar,’ beefs up Texas response

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.
response.

Oct 18, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar’ as West Africa death toll rises

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola “czar” on Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500.

Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was not ill but may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient, was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas.

Oct 17, 2014

Obama names Ebola ‘czar;’ death toll rises in West Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola “czar” on
Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has
ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500.

Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the
United States, authorities said a Texas health worker, who was
not ill but may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola
patient, was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last
Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas.

Oct 17, 2014

Obama appoints Ebola ‘czar;’ West African death toll rises

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama
appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola “czar” on
Friday as the global death toll from the disease that has
ravaged three West African countries rose to more than 4,500.

Amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the
United States, authorities said a Texas health worker who is not
ill but who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola
patient was quarantined on a cruise ship that departed last
Sunday from the port of Galveston, Texas.

Oct 17, 2014

Obama appoints Ebola ‘czar’; Texas health worker isolated on ship

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola “czar” on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United States.

Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers over efforts to contain the virus, appointed Ron Klain, a lawyer who previously served as chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, to oversee the U.S. response to the virus.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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