White House Said to Seek New Funds to Prevent Ebola Spread

US President Barack Obama pauses while making a statement for the press after a meeting at Andrews Air Force Base October 14, 2014 in Maryland. Obama and Gen. Martin Dempsey, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with foreign military leaders from 21 countries to discus solutions for dealing with the Islamic State militant threat.

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President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for additional funds to combat Ebola, a move that could shift some political pressure from the White House to lawmakers in the last two weeks before midterm elections.

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