President Barack Obama points toward Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as he speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington.

Obama: Ebola point person ‘may be appropriate’

He says a ban could result in people trying to hide where they are coming from and thus being less likely to be screened.

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Chicago. With hospital workers increasingly in the spotlight of concern over the spread of the Ebola virus, the hospital held a training session for a team of medical professionals with expertise in intensive care and infection control.

Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from W Africa

President Barack Obama authorized a call-up of reserve and National Guard troops in case they are needed.

In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pistole, says he will retire at the end of this year. Pistole, who was the agency’s administrator for four and a half years, instituted a “risk-based” security philosophy that has enabled the agency to move passengers deemed to be low risk through airport screening more quickly. The Trusted Traveler Program is used by 5 million passengers per week at 120 U.S. airports.

TSA administrator Pistole to retire

TSA has a workforce of over 60,000 employees and security operations at more than 450 airports throughout the United States.