Who is Ron Klain, who will lead the Obama administration’s response to Ebola?

Ron Klain, who was named as the Obama administration’s Ebola response coordinator, is no stranger to the White House.

Even in a city populated with seasoned operatives, Klain’s experience stands out. Klain, 53, served as a senior aide to President Obama and Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden from 2009 to 2011. Klain had been one of the names floated for Obama’s chief of staff after Rahm Emanuel departed. He helped oversee implementation of the 2009 stimulus act. Klain was also involved in the controversial deal with Solyndra, a solar company that went bankrupt after receiving $535 million in federal guarantees.

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Obama Cabinet staying close to home

During election years, Cabinet members traditionally would scatter nationwide in the summer and fall to help their party’s candidates draw crowds, raise money, cut ribbons at new federal projects that the candidate secured, and so on.

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The Fix: 9 things you didn’t read today (but should have)

1. The Wall Street Journal asked 1,000 people to grade Congress. 15 people gave congressional Republicans an A, while 34 did the same for Democrats. Here are those people.

2. Sabrina Tavernise at the New York Times profiles Tom Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has begun to hear the calls for resignation that have plagued so many agency leaders this year.

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Army War College revokes Sen. John’s Walsh’s degree over plagiarism

The U.S. Army War College has revoked the master’s degree Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) earned there after reviewing evidence he plagiarized a research paper.

Army War College spokeswoman Carol Kerr said that after reviewing Walsh’s paper, an academic board found him guilty of plagiarism and rescinded his degree. The college notified Walsh on Friday.

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The Fix: Congress hasn’t authorized military action in Syria. Americans think it should.

President Obama hasn’t asked Congress for approval to use military force in either Iraq or Syria, and few members of Congress are begging for the chance. But, at least in Syria, a strong majority of Americans think Congress should weigh in.

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The Fix: Study: 65 percent of all American elected officials are white men

The folks at Who Leads Us have posed an interesting question about the state of politics: Do we live in a reflective democracy? The short answer is no, and the long answer is also no. And the two charts below (put together by Philip Bump) prove it.

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In the Loop: Attention PACs! Your names are kinda lame.

The PAC naming business could use a little imagination.

Last month, the Federal Election Commission released its list of “Pacronyms,” which are the “acronyms, abbreviations, initials and common names” for federal political action committees that go by a nickname.

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