Secret Service director, out. Ebola, in America. Hong Kong protesters versus China. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
Ebola in the USA this week. Great. Not flown home for treatment, but walking into a Dallas hospital and out again, undiagnosed. And in again. One hundred people being tracked for contact. Stay tuned. At the White House, a bad week to be Secret Service chief. She’s out. In Hong Kong, protestors shouting big for democracy. China, unmoved . A deal on US stay-behind troops in Afghanistan. India’s prime minister gets a rock star welcome in New York. US unemployment – 5.9 percent. Less than six for the first time in six years. This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-- Tom Ashbrook
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Washington Post: Global leaders ‘answer call’ against deadly outbreaks such as Ebola — "The Obama administration launched a global health security initiative in February to help other nations develop basic disease-detection and monitoring systems to contain and combat the spread of deadly illnesses. That push to develop a long-term strategy gained urgency in the wake of the Ebola epidemic."
Lexington Herald-Leader: Internal polls; Mitt vs. Mitch; Clinton for Grimes; plus other Senate race tidbits — "Over the weekend, The Courier-Journal reported that internal polling by the campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes showed her with a 3-point lead over U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Then on Wednesday, Politico obtained a copy of an internal polling memo that showed Grimes with a 2-point lead."
Reuters: Hong Kong police warn protesters against occupying buildings — "Hong Kong police promised on Thursday to respond firmly to any attempt by thousands of pro-democracy protesters to occupy administrative buildings, and authorities urged people to immediately end their blockade of the city center. The mostly young protesters have demanded Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, step down by the end of Thursday, and want China to introduce full democracy so the city can freely choose its own leader."
This program aired on October 3, 2014.