Derek Hunter | All Articles

Derek Hunter

Virginia Hospital Turned Away Suspected Ebola Patient

Two men in protective clothing exit an ambulance outside of Emory University hospital prior to entering the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia August 2, 2014 in this still image from video courtesy 11 Alive Atlanta.   REUTERS/11 Alive Atlanta

Last week a woman on a tour of the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., vomited as she disembarked the tour bus. She told her fellow tourists that she’d recently returned from western Africa, sparking fears of Ebola. As a precaution, her fellow passengers were quarantined for hours.

Is ISIS Using Chemical Weapons In Syrian Town of Kobane?

9:16 PM 10/21/2014

President Barack Obama almost bombed Syria two years ago for using chemical weapons against its civilians. The President balked back then and a deal was struck with the regime of Bashir al-Assad to destroy Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons.

The Most (And Least) Trusted Names In News

4:53 PM 10/21/2014

Pew Research has a new study out today on, among other things, which news outlets are the most and least trusted by Americans. Most of the results are what you’d expect – conservatives trust Fox News, liberals trust MSNBC, etc. But some results were telling.

She’s Back! Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

11:52 AM 10/20/2014

The world's most famous intern is returning to the public eye, sort of. Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern known for her affair with President Bill Clinton, joined the microblogging site Twitter Monday. It's the latest step out of the shadows for Lewinsky, who has spent most of her time since the affair that led to the impeachment of a president.

Barbra Streisand Sends Panicked Email Begging For Campaign Cash

10:01 AM 10/19/2014

Barbra Streisand sent a fundraising email on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday asking potential donors, “Have you seen Congress lately? It’s a mess. And it’s only going to get worse if people like Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers continue to treat corporations better than people.”

A New ‘Willie Horton Ad’? Democrats Cry Racism In Nebraska House Race

10:23 AM 10/18/2014

Democrats are crying foul over an ad by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) attacking Nebraska Democrat House candidate Brad Ashford as soft on crime. The ad features Nikko Jenkins, a black man with a violent past who was released under a Nebraska law that allows one day to be deducted from a prisoner’s sentence for every day they spend in prison without incident, a program supported by Ashford.

HuffPo Reporter: Travel Ban Might Help America, But It Could Hurt Africa

10:48 AM 10/17/2014

Sam Stein, Huffington Post’s political editor and White House correspondent, was on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" this morning and wanted to “take a crack at” explaining why the White House has been so opposed to instituting a travel ban on countries currently ravaged by Ebola. His rationale for opposing it– sure, it might make Americans safer, but it could make things in Africa worse.