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Fox host to CDC director: Obama lied about ‘things’ so maybe you’re lying about Ebola

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Fox News host Steve Doocy (screen grab)

Fox News host Steve Doocy on Wednesday asked CDC Director Dr. Tim Frieden how he could be trusted to tell the country the truth about Ebola when President Barack Obama had misled Americans about “a lot of things.”

Following the news that a case of Ebola had been diagnosed in Texas, Doocy told Frieden that his own daughter thought she might be at risk to contract the disease.

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“I know you say the public does not need to worry about it,” Doocy said. “But I’ve got to tell you something, my daughter works in the building directly across the street from the hospital, and I talked to her last night. She’s a little freaked out.”

Frieden assured Doocy that his daughter was safe because she had not come in contact with the patient.

“Let’s go back and look at the plain truth of how Ebola spreads, it only spreads through someone who’s sick,” the CDC director explained. “And only spreads from direct contact with the person or their body fluids.”

Doocy said that Fox News viewers had written in expressing doubts about Frieden and the CDC because they were “part of the administration.”

“They feel that the administration has misled a lot of people on a lot of things,” Doocy remarked. “Why should we believe you when you’re telling us this stuff?”

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Frieden replied that the CDC always was as transparent as possible when dealing with the public.

“We’re going to tell you what happens, when it happens,” he said. “When we don’t know something, we’ll tell you that as well. We level with people because that’s the most important way, that’s the most effective way to get the information across and to get people to understand what we need to do.”

“And the fact is, what we need to do here is to trace every one of the contacts carefully,” Frieden added. “And more broadly, help stop it in Africa for not just their sakes, but for ours.”

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Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Oct. 1, 2014.

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Portland police search for white man who kicked Black journalist in the head at ‘Proud Boys’ rally

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On Saturday, the far-right group the "Proud Boys" held a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon.

Zane Sparling, of The Portland Tribune documented the scene, with many attendees wearing militia dress.

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Sparling captured video of a man pushing a Black journalist to the ground and kicking him in the head:

Man pushes live-streamer to the ground and kicks him in the face at Proud Boys is rally in Portland pic.twitter.com/SAdHShqir3

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Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett pick for Supreme Court might backfire: analysts

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President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat. Trump made his pick official during an event at the White House Rose Garden.

“As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer, you are there to do your duty, and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

He continued: “No matter the issue, no matter the case before her. I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law. She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

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Senate Dems blast ‘corrupt’ nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: ‘This entire process is illegitimate’

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President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court -- and Democrats were livid.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) linked the nomination to the Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic," Schumer wrote. "Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ripped the nomination for coming so close to the election.

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