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Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as it is seen from the southeastern village of Mursitpinar, Sanliurfa province, on Oct. 19, 2014. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: ‘Vast Majority’ Of Supplies Reached Intended Kurdish Fighters In Syria

The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a rally at Chicago State University on Oct. 19, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama At Rally: ‘You’re The Reason I Had The Audacity To Actually Run For President’

Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats’ success in this year’s midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he’s fought for in the White House.

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President Obama speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on October 17, 2014 in Washington. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Moves Into Campaign Mode; Stops In Maryland And Illinois

President will attend rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown and he is scheduled to be in Chicago to attend an event for Gov. Pat Quinn.

10/19/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama’s New Ebola ‘Czar’ Does Not Have Medical, Health Care Background

President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation’s Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights.

10/17/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on Sept. 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Dallas Health Care Worker Who Handled Lab Specimen From Ebola Patient Quarantined On Caribbean Cruise Ship

Obama administration officials said Friday that a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease was on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and was being monitored for any signs of infection.

10/17/2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to students at the College of Charleston during a town hall meeting on Sept. 30, 2014 in Charleston, S.C. (credit: Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Obama Administration Makes Transmission Of Ebola Sound Similar To AIDS

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a group of college students Wednesday the deadly virus Ebola can spread from a person who has the disease to someone standing three feet away and said the White House should be honest about that.

10/17/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: I Have No ‘Philosophical Objection” To Imposing Travel Ban On West Africa

Facing renewed criticism about the U.S. response to Ebola, President Barack Obama is conceding that it may make sense to have a single person lead the administration’s effort. But he says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive.

10/17/2014

Samantha Power (L), Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, General Martin Dempsey (2L), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lisa Monaco (3L), Homeland Security and Counterterrorism advisor, Sylvia Burwell (4L), Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (3R), US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (2R), Susan Rice (R), National Security Advisor, and others listen as US President Barack Obama (4R) makes a statement for the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House October 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama canceled campaign and fundraising travel for Democrats to attend the meeting about Ebola after a second case of the decease was contracted inside the United States. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Steps Up Domestic Response to Ebola Crisis

The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.

10/16/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement for the press after a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Obama canceled campaign and fundraising travel for Democrats to attend the meeting about Ebola after a second case of the decease was contracted inside the United States.  (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Felt Perfectly Safe’ Hugging, Kissing Hospital Workers Who Took Care Of Ebola Patients

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that his administration would respond in a “much more aggressive way” to cases of Ebola in the United States and warned that in an age of frequent travel the disease could spread globally if the world doesn’t respond to the “raging epidemic in West Africa.”

10/15/2014

Officials from the World Health Organization wear protective clothing on July 28, 2012 as they prepare to enter Kagadi Hospital in Kibale District, about 200 kilometres from Kampala, where an outbreak of Ebola virus started.  (Photo credit: ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Shortcomings’ In Texas Ebola Case

The White House is conceding that there were shortcomings in the response to an Ebola patient’s care in Texas that ended up with two health care workers testing positive for the disease.

10/15/2014

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