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ROBERTSON: 'Let me tell you one more time, terrorism is at the heart of the teaching of the prophet Muhammad. It is buried deep into the Koran. It is there, and these people are not some offshoot, they are carrying out the teaching of their faith'
Uh oh, things aren’t looking good for Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts governor’s race.
A new Boston Globe poll shows Republican Charlie Baker with a 9-percentage point lead over the Democratic attorney general among likely voters. The same survey last week had Baker and Coakley tied, and the Republican’s surge is being attributed to rising support from independent voters — the group that propelled Gov. Deval Patrick to victory over Baker in 2010.
From pollster John Della Volpe, whose SocialSphere company conducted the Boston poll:
"There is just positive movement in every single metric we can ask around Baker. The more voters have gotten to know him, the stronger he performs"
Coakley famously lost a U.S. Senate race in 2010 and was defeated by then little-known Republican Scott Brown for the seat long held by Edward Kennedy, the Democratic icon. She had a huge lead, but wasn’t particularly warm on the campaign trail and made a series of missteps. A big faux pas: Coakley suggested Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, a star on the 2004 World Series-winning team, was (horrors!) a Yankees fan.
New York has its first case of Ebola.
A Harlem doctor who recently treated patients in Africa, tested positive for the deadly disease after he was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with symptoms, including a 103-degree fever, sources told The Post.
Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders volunteer, began showing symptoms one night after he was out bowling in Brooklyn, police sources said.
Spencer and his live-in girlfriend, Morgan Dixon, 30, were both quarantined at Bellevue at noon Thursday as cops retraced their steps since the doctor returned from Guinea on Oct. 17, the sources said.
Spencer had spent Wednesday night bowling in Williamsburg. He used an Uber car service to get to and from the Brooklyn neighborhood.
Hipster bowling hot spot The Gutter was closed last night due to “unforseen circumstances.” Spencer had spent a month treating Ebola patients in Guinea, according to his Facebook page.
Obama: "We don't yet have all of the information about whether this was part of a broader network or plan or whether this was an individual or series of individuals who decided to take these action, but it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorists"
PM Harper: 'This week's events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to terrorist attacks around the world. We are also reminded that terrorist attacks on our security personnel and our institutions of governance are by their very nature attacks on our country....Let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated, we will never be intimidated'