Politico reports the White House threw a fit this weekend when two governors defied its Ebola policy and ordered mandatory quarantines of aid workers returning from West Africa. But then Obama officials threw up their arms, suggesting they didn’t have the legal authority to overrule the governors — even though they very well might. Legal and public health experts said Monday that the federal government does have quarantine powers it could assert in the Ebola crisis, particularly when it comes to interstate and international travelers such as Kaci Hickox, a nurse who recently treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. She was detained in New Jersey under a quarantine imposed by Gov. Chris Christie but was allowed to travel to Maine Monday after the White House complained and her lawyer questioned the legality of the rules.