While virtually all the establishment-media attention surrounding nurse Kaci Hickox in recent days has focused on her defiant attitude toward efforts to quarantine her over potential exposure to Ebola, one important detail in the saga has gone almost completely unnoticed by the press: Hickox was trained as an “intelligence officer” by the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The revelation has sparked widespread speculation, especially considering White House intervention on her behalf and the fact that most of the press entirely omitted such an important fact. So far, however, it is not clear whether her work for the federal government played a role in the ongoing story, or what that role might be.
Though the White House issued a statement on September 6 stating that President Obama “believes it would be harmful” to his immigration policy to announce any administrative action on immigration before this November’s elections, with the elections just days away the administration has scarcely paused in its quest to issue its own brand of “immigration reform.”
The conservative Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Internal Revenue Service for allegedly withholding information about correspondence between the IRS and two New Hampshire members of Congress over the IRS targeting of conservative non-profit organizations applying for tax-exempt status.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s retirement was formally announced on September 25, to the delight of his critics and without much opposition from President Obama. And though Holder has been disgraced by scandals on numerous occasions during his tenure with the Justice Department, he stated during Wednesday’s “Washington Ideas Forum” that his one regret was his court order for Fox News reporter James Rosen’s e-mails.
But for critics of the outgoing attorney general, the notion that he could whittle down six years of controversy and scandal into just one regret is ludicrous.
In defending their mandates against sugar, the "food police" have exposed their one true objective: control.