In our news wrap Wednesday, the World Health Organization reported that Ebola fatalities remain at just under 5,000, though the total number of cases now top 13,700. Also, an American nurse who returned recently from Sierra Leone vowed to challenge Maine’s quarantine policy, which requires her to stay at home despite testing negative for the disease. Continue reading
Lame-duck presidents don’t usually fare well at midterm elections. President Obama has mostly stayed away from the campaign trail, but with less than a week until Election Day, he’s joined the final push in states he’s won twice. Dan Balz of The Washington Post and presidential historian Michael Beschloss join Gwen Ifill to discuss the influence of presidents nearing the end of their tenure. Continue reading
New York health officials say an American doctor who contracted Ebola after treating patients in Guinea showed no symptoms for more than a week before falling ill. Dr. Craig Spencer has been isolated and his fiancee and two friends have been quarantined as officials trace his steps. Meanwhile, a nurse who contracted Ebola in Dallas has been declared virus-free. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
In Kentucky there’s a disconnect in public opinion for the Affordable Care Act versus the state’s popular health exchange program. Special correspondent Renee Shaw of Kentucky Educational Television reports on how voter opinions of the president’s health care law stands to play a role in how they cast their ballots. Continue reading
Nancy Reagan began consulting Quigley after the 1981 assassination attempt on her husband. She wanted to keep him from getting shot again, Nancy Reagan wrote in her 1989 memoir, “My Turn.” Entertainer Merv Griffin had told her that Quigley had predicted that the day the president was shot was going to be a dangerous one for him. Continue reading
- Space-inspired safety gear, contamination-cleaning robots: How innovation could aid Ebola prevention
The Ebola outbreak is still racing well ahead efforts to contain it. Can science and technology do more to slow the spread and save lives? John Holdren, the president’s top science adviser, sits down with science correspondent Miles O’Brien to discuss designing better safety gear, the outlook for vaccine testing and why the Obama administration is opposed to an Ebola travel ban. Continue reading
The United States Secret Service Thursday tweeted out photos of the two dogs that sustained minor injuries from Wednesday’s White House fence jumper.
WASHINGTON — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.
In 18 states, recent court rulings have changed requirements in the weeks before Election Day. Special correspondent Kelley McHenry of UNC-TV reports on the confusion over the new regulations in North Carolina. Gwen Ifill sits down with Stu Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and Susan Page of USA Today to discuss factors that could swing the vote. Continue reading
At 91 years old, former Sen. Bob Dole is still traversing his home state of Kansas to thank his supporters for five terms in the Senate. Judy Woodruff sits down with Dole to discuss how Washington has changed since he was in office, his activism for disabled Americans, President Obama’s foreign policy and what he expects from the upcoming election. Continue reading