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Political Quick Hits: October 30th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

  • President Obama spoke on Wednesday saying more cases of Ebola could crop up in the United States, but rebutted calls for aggressive travel bans or quarantine measures. President Obama said, “Until we stop this outbreak in West Africa, we may continue to see individual cases in America in the weeks and months ahead because that’s the nature of today’s world. We can’t hermetically seal ourselves off.” The President also said workers who travel to fight Ebola in Africa deserve to be treated as returning heroes, because their work to end the spread of Ebola in West Africa will ultimately keep Americans safe as well.

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Election: The Senate

SenateThe mid-term elections are only 5 days away. These mid-terms are extremely important for various issues and races, though none may be more important than the battle for control of the Senate. There are 36 Senate races on the ballot this November 4th. 33 senators are up for election this year and 3 are up for special elections. Is your state voting on a senator? Click below to find out about each Senate race.

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Election Day is November 4th: what’s on your ballot?

NOV42The November 4th mid-term elections are less than a week away. These mid-term elections are extremely important. Control of the Senate is up for grabs, with 34 states choosing new senators. Voters in 36 states will choose new governors. And voters in states across the country will vote on various ballot measures that include topics such as: marijuana legalization, minimum wage increase, guns, and abortion rights.

Many voters, however, will walk into their polling place without information about the range of local issues and propositions that they can affect. When voting, it’s important to be as informed as you can be when you go to cast your ballot.

That’s where November4th comes in.

November4th is a one-stop shop for voters to help you find your polling place and preview your ballot before election day. All you have to do is look up your address and go to the polls informed!

Political Quick Hits: October 24th Edition

QuickHitsHere’s your weekly quick look at a few developing stories in the political arena:

  • The United States this week announced new travel restrictions on those entering the country from West Africa. These new guidelines will force travelers from Ebola-affected countries to fly via US airports with screening procedures in place. Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson said, “We are continually evaluating whether additional restrictions or added screening and precautionary measures are necessary to protect the American people and will act accordingly.” Five US airports - New York’s JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and Chicago - will now have the additional Ebola screening protocols in place.

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