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Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

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UPPER MARLBORO Md. - 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, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.

Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

UPPER MARLBORO Md. - 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.

Politics, U.S. 19 Oct 2014

Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola: Obama

WASHINGTON - With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but more than 100 people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus. | Video

Politics, Health, U.S. 18 Oct 2014

Obama says Ebola travel ban could make things worse

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Americans to avoid hysteria over Ebola, and played down the idea of travel bans from Ebola-ravaged countries in West Africa, explaining that restrictions could make things worse.

U.S., Health, Africa, Politics 18 Oct 2014

Obama names Ebola 'czar' as West Africa death toll rises

WASHINGTON - 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. | Video

Health, U.S., Africa, Politics 17 Oct 2014

Obama signs order to tighten security for federal credit cards

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday to beef up security measures for federal credit cards, and urged banks and retailers to follow suit in an effort to combat the growing threat of identity fraud.

17 Oct 2014

U.S. Senate Democrats blast Obama's migrant family detentions

WASHINGTON - High-ranking U.S. Senate Democrats have called on the Obama administration to reverse its new policy of detaining Central American immigrant families, warning it could be damaging to the young children being housed in the facilities.

17 Oct 2014

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar', opposes travel ban

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. | Video

Politics, Health, U.S. 17 Oct 2014

Obama names former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, an administration official said on Friday, after criticism the government's response to the virus has been slow and inadequate.

Health, U.S. 17 Oct 2014

In U.S. Congress, Republicans step up demands for Ebola travel ban

WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers dragged the Ebola crisis into the political arena on Thursday, ramping up their demands that President Barack Obama impose new restrictions on travel from countries ravaged by the deadly virus.

16 Oct 2014
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.

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Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate

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TALLAHASSEE Fla. - Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor.