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Why Obama has stuck to fundraising and friendly territory ahead of midterms

October 30, 2014
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.
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Obama warns against strict quarantines for Ebola workers

October 30, 2014
Nancy Youssef, Lesley Clark, Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
President Barack Obama called for health care workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa to be treated as “the heroes that they are,” amid continuing confusion and public anxiety over state health measures that call for some to be confined to their homes.
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Obama urges praise for U.S. health workers fighting Ebola

October 29, 2014
Christi Parsons, W.J. Hennigan | Tribune Newspapers
President Obama urged Americans on Tuesday to set aside their fears of Ebola and make sure that U.S. healthcare workers who go to West Africa are "applauded, thanked and supported" when they return home.
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Can Democrats hold the Senate by running away from Obama — and their own records?

October 29, 2014
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Running away from an unpopular president of your own party is a time-honored tactic in midterm elections. The problem is that it rarely works.
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Obama to Stump for Blue State Dems in Home Stretch

October 27, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
He's raised millions of dollars. He says his policies are on the ballot this year. And at the last possible moment -- a week before Election Day -- President Obama will begin blitzing through blue states to campaign for a handful of candidates who say he can help, not sink, their bids for office.
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Obama, Advisers Watchful as New Ebola Case Confirmed

October 24, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama on Thursday was updated with information about a doctor who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, flew to New York more than a week ago and tested positive for the virus after being isolated in a Manhattan hospital with a fever and gastrointestinal illness.
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Key Barack Obama aides eye White House exits Read more:

October 23, 2014
Carrie Budoff Brown, Edward-Isaac Dovere | Politico
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough has asked senior aides to tell him if they’re going to stick around for President Barack Obama’s final two years in office, with a West Wing restructuring after the midterms possible.
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Nation’s Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip

October 22, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
In taking office during two overseas wars and the Great Recession, President Obama set out to restore society’s frayed faith in its public institutions, saying that the question was not whether government was too big or small, “but whether it works.” Six years later, Americans seem more dubious than ever that it really does.
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Obama Broadens Support for Same-Sex Marriage

October 21, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama says he now believes that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage in all 50 states but expressed support for the more incremental approach taken by the Supreme Court.
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