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New York has been a tough town for President Barack Obama over the past few months.
First, elite New York golf courses reportedly rejected President Barack Obama's request to tee off during Labor Day Weekend. Now, the President says a New York City restaurant rejected his credit card while he was in town for the United Nations General Assembly last month.
The hosts of Fox News' "Fox and Friends" brought Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) onto the show Friday morning to explain why he said the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was leading the "Democrats' war on women nurses."
Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for deceased patient Thomas Eric Duncan, said a tearful goodbye to her coworkers in a video released Thursday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Bill O'Reilly couldn't drop the subject of "white privilege" following his heated debate with Jon Stewart, arguing Thursday night on "The O'Reilly Factor" that the idea of white privilege "creates victimization."
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter on Wednesday joined the bandwagon of right-wing critics questioning why President Barack Obama hasn't instituted a travel ban for the African countries battling the Ebola epidemic — perhaps with the goal of preventing those who are infected from getting "free medical treatment" here in the U.S.