Ebola

White House Not Happy About States' Ebola Quarantines

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The Obama administration has expressed deep concerns to the governors of New York and New Jersey and is consulting with them to modify their orders to quarantine medical volunteers returning from West Africa as President Obama seeks to quickly develop a new, nationwide policy for the workers, according to two senior administration officials.

One administration official said the federal government has been pressing the governors to back off their decisions, which quarantine all medical workers who had contact with Ebola patients. But another official said the administration has not specifically asked the governors to reverse their policies.

Mr. Obama held a meeting with his top advisers at the White House on Sunday as officials work to craft a policy that reassures Americans that they are protected from the virus while following the guidance of the government's scientific advisers. Officials said that policy will be ready in days and that the government would urge all states to follow it.

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  1. Hmmmm. Who is up for re-election and who is not?

  2. Officials said that policy will be ready in days

    10 days to be exact (Nov 5).

    1. Hmm, strange timing, no?

  3. The White House isn’t happy about the states taking the initiative on something? *dies from shock*

  4. “Mr. Obama held a meeting with his top advisers at the White House on Sunday as officials work to craft a policy that reassures Americans that they are protected from the virus while following the guidance of the government’s scientific advisers.”

    Isn’t it great that this lying POS got together with his political advisors to decide how a response would help the Ds in the upcoming election?
    I’m reassured now!

  5. I hope the governors of New York and New Jersey tell the President to suck mucky moose feet. They probably won’t, but they should.

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  7. I can’t wait for the solution from Top Men!

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