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Ebola: Tony Abbott resists pressure to deploy medical specialists to west Africa

Tony Abbott is holding firm against calls to send Australian medical experts to west Africa to help contain the Ebola virus, saying that other countries have yet to give firm commitments to assist in evacuations.<p>The opposition renewed its calls for the prime minister to deploy medical teams to the …

8 Million to 1: The Impressive Collateral-Damage Ratio for the Tea Party GOP

A few committed individuals can work wonders — unfortunately.<p>Roughly 320 million Americans are now being harmed at worst, inconvenienced at best, by the ongoing federal-government shutdown. All this at the behest of maybe 40 members of the House GOP, which when you think about it means a leverage …

Of Course the GOP Isn’t Worried About Those Affected by the Shutdown

Jamelle Bouie on how the party’s view of the shutdown—as a ‘temporary inconvenience’—fits right in with its priorities.<p>For Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the …