President Obama’s Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

Washington, DC…Hi everybody, this week, we remained focused on our fight against Ebola. In Dallas, dozens of family, friends and others who had been in close contact with the first patient, Mr. Duncan, were declared free of Ebola—a reminder that this disease is actually very hard to catch. Across Dallas, others being monitored—including health care […]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Statement After Today’s Terrorist Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Statement After Today’s Terrorist Attack

Ottawa, Ontario…22 October 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks: “My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil. “Today, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Corporal Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of […]

American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea

American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea

Washington, DC….Department of State…We can confirm that Jeffrey Fowle has been allowed to depart the D.P.R.K. and is on his way home to re-join his family. We welcome the D.P.R.K.’s decision to release him. While this is a positive decision by the D.P.R.K., we remain focused on the continued detention of Kenneth Bae and Matthew […]

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

Existing-Home Sales Rebound in September

Washington, DC….After a modest decline last month, existing-home sales bounced back in September to their highest annual pace of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All major regions except for the Midwest experienced gains in September. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Obama’s Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody, hello! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Welcome to the White House. The executive order I’ll sign in a few minutes is one that’s good for workers, it’s good for responsible employers, and it’s good for the middle class. That explains the folks who are standing […]

CAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker Pilot

CAL FIRE Plans Memorial Service for Airtanker Pilot

San Jose – Firefighters will gather together to pay their respects to Airtanker Pilot Geoffrey “Craig” Hunt as well as to his family, who paid the ultimate sacrifice with his life while fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal, California. A celebration of Craig’s life, with full Line of Duty Death fire service honors, […]

CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway

CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway

Dallas, TX…On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms. Because of […]

Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in a Health Care Worker

Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in a Health Care Worker

Dallas, TX…A healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ laboratory. The patient was isolated after the initial report of a fever and remains so now. Confirmation testing at the Centers for Disease […]