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Arthur Delaney started working for HuffPost in 2009. He has written for the Washington City Paper, The Hill newspaper, Slate Magazine, and ABCNews.com. In 2008 he won the Street Sense David A. Pike Excellence in Journalism award for a City Paper story about a man living on the median strip of a freeway in Washington. He and HuffPost D.C. bureau chief Ryan Grim won a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation for their 2010 story "The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, and the Politics of the New Deal."

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Ebola Panic 2014: Entering The Land Of Unforced CDC Errors

(60) Comments | Posted October 18, 2014 | 8:00 AM

So, that happened: Another week of Ebola panic ends with the virus failing to jump outside the community of medical responders, but the opportunity for calm was nevertheless lost due to some slip-ups from health professionals. Meanwhile, as the midterms draw near, one of the most critical races -- between...

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CDC Head Confirms Ebola Patient Checked With Agency Before Flying

(20) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 2:27 PM

WASHINGTON -- The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday that a nurse potentially exposed to Ebola checked with the agency before boarding a commercial flight this week.

"I have not reviewed exactly what was said, but she did contact our agency and she...

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Texas Hospital Denies Nurses' Allegations Of Ebola Carelessness

(50) Comments | Posted October 16, 2014 | 9:26 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Texas hospital where one man died of Ebola and two nurses got infected denied Thursday that it failed to follow correct protocol in dealing with the initial patient, Thomas Eric Duncan.

"The assertions do not reflect actual facts learned from the medical record and interactions with...

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Obama: I 'Hugged And Kissed' Nurses Treating Ebola Patients In Atlanta

(416) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 6:23 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday that the government's response to the Ebola epidemic will be effective after a meeting with his top cabinet secretaries at the White House.

"The key thing to understand about this disease is these protocols work," Obama said, referring to the government's...

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Liberians Living In U.S. Fear Ebola Stigma

(10) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 3:01 PM

WASHINGTON -- News about the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has hit Liberia harder than any other country, has caused some awkward moments for Liberians living in the United States.

Karen Mygil, a surgeon in Bowie, Maryland, was recently making idle chitchat with her nurses while examining a...

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Ebola Patient Shouldn't Have Boarded Plane, Officials Say

(665) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 1:05 PM

WASHINGTON -- Top health officials said Wednesday that a nurse infected with Ebola never should have boarded a plane.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had announced earlier Wednesday that a second nurse who had cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to die from Ebola in...

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Obama Administration Follows Up On Long-Term Unemployed

(46) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is following up on its January pledge to help the long-term jobless.

A big part of that pledge was getting businesses to agree they wouldn't discriminate against job applicants who had big gaps on their resumes, something research revealed to be...

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Nurses Blast Hospitals Over Ebola Safety

(257) Comments | Posted October 14, 2014 | 8:43 PM

WASHINGTON –- A national nurses union said during a hastily-scheduled press conference Tuesday evening that hospitals are dropping the ball on safety for nurses caring for Ebola patients.

RoseAnn DeMoro, director of National Nurses United, which has been critical of hospitals' response to the Ebola crisis, said safety...

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Mark Pryor Goes After Tom Cotton Over Farm Bill In Arkansas Senate Debate

(7) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 5:06 PM

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) sharply criticized GOP challenger Rep. Tom Cotton on Monday for voting against the farm bill.

The farm bill has been a key issue in the Arkansas Senate race, in which Cotton holds a slight lead, according to HuffPost Pollster. In a Monday...

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CDC Chief Says U.S. Must 'Rethink' Ebola Response

(82) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:18 PM

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the government would change its response to Ebola after officials confirmed Sunday a Dallas health care worker had been infected with the virus.

"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola control," CDC director Tom...

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The Supreme Court Gave Gay Marriage A Big Kanye Shrug

(4) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 7:30 AM

So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but the disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politicians. Can we develop a resistance? Meanwhile, the Supreme Court greeted a host of marriage equality bans with a big ole Kanye shrug, letting the...

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Democrats Join Call To Ban Travelers From West Africa

(56) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 4:33 PM

WASHINGTON -- Three Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have joined Republicans in calling on President Barack Obama to restrict travel by people from Ebola-stricken West Africa.

"The United States needs to institute travel restrictions, enhanced airport screening and possible quarantine of individuals who have traveled to, or...

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Airplane Cleaners Strike At LaGuardia Airport Over Ebola Fears

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 10:57 AM

The threat of catching Ebola was the last straw for some of the LaGuardia Airport workers who went on strike early Thursday morning.

Wendy Arellano said she's helped clean planes for airline contractor Air Serv for two years. She said she earns $9 an hour helping to operate a truck...

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Americans Are Stocking Up On Ebola Survival Gear

(50) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 1:26 PM

WASHINGTON -- The first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil may have died Wednesday, but health experts say Americans don't need to stock up on survival gear.

"I really can’t see that that’s an appropriate or reasonable response," Arthur Reingold, Head of Epidemiology at the University of California,...

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U.S. Orders Agents To Monitor Travelers For Ebola

(391) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:53 AM

WASHINGTON -- Security officials will start taking an extra look at travelers coming to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries, the government announced Wednesday.

People traveling from West Africa will have their temperatures taken via "non-contact thermometer" at five U.S. airports, according to the announcement from the U.S. Department of...

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CDC Claims Progress In Ebola Fight

(5) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 3:59 PM

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that health officials are making progress in the fight against the Ebola virus both abroad and at home.

"We know how to stop Ebola," CDC director Tom Frieden said at a press conference in Atlanta. "That’s...

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Obama Administration Pooh-Poohs Bobby Jindal's Ebola Travel Ban Plan

(163) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 2:39 PM

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is not on board with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) proposal to ban travel from Ebola-stricken countries.

"A travel ban is not something that we're currently considering," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a press briefing Monday. "There already is a multi-layered...

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Suicide, Unemployment Increasingly Linked, Paper Suggests

(28) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 8:32 AM

A new study suggests suicide and unemployment became more closely linked in the last two decades.

Researchers have long investigated the relationship between unemployment and suicide, with studies finding different degrees of correlation. (Experts stress the decision to take one's own life is complicated and never motivated by a single...

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Congress Runs Away From Obama's War On Terror Twofer

(6) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 8:00 AM

So, that happened: The long-promised airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria began this week as uninterested members of Congress crossed their fingers and left town. But not before they held hearings on whether the Secret Service could have done a better job protecting the White House from...

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Fewer And Fewer Unemployed Americans Receive Benefits

(102) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 12:57 PM

WASHINGTON -- Fewer jobless Americans now receive unemployment benefits than at any other point in the past few decades, according to a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.

The liberal Washington think tank reports that as of August, just 25.9 percent of jobless workers were receiving unemployment...

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