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  • President Trump Just Fired Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. The NRA And Gun Owners Thank Him.

    04/22/2017 7:40:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    There was dispute when Obama first nominated Murthy. The NRA is against Dr. Murthy as Surgeon General because he holds anti-gun beliefs, which he has made known on Twitter. He founded an organization that supports Obama. Doctors for America was formerly known as Doctors for Obama. It’s an organization of 16,000 doctors and medical students whose goal is improving health-care access…yet he was totally for Obamacare. The Department of Health and Human Services made this statement: Dr. Murthy had been asked to resign, and that he would be replaced temporarily by Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, the current deputy Surgeon General....
  • Surgeon General Vivek Murthy resigns, replaced by deputy Sylvia Trent-Adams

    04/22/2017 2:21:48 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 22, 2017
    Dr. Vivek Murthy announced on Friday that he has resigned from his post as U.S. Surgeon General. Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, a nurse, will serve as acting Surgeon General. "As my colleague Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams takes over as acting Surgeon General, know that our nation is in capable and compassionate hands," Murthy, a holdover from the Obama administration, wrote in a Facebook post
  • Trump returns to Mar-a-lago to address Palm Beach County Republicans

    03/20/2016 3:53:11 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 64 replies
    The Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2016 | Dan Sweeney
    Donald Trump returned to his Mar-a-Lago Club on Sunday as a Republican champion, the man who will most likely win their nomination for president by the time the last primaries are held in June. The crowd streamed in about 6 p.m., with a traffic jam quickly forming by the entrance as people stopped to take pictures with Ben Carson, the former presidential candidate and West Palm Beach resident who endorsed Trump and is now thought to be lobbying heavily for a vice presidential spot...
  • So What if Ben Carson Is a Creationist?

    10/28/2015 2:09:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    THE TV NEWS was on, and there was a story about the leading candidates in the Republican presidential field. "So if Donald Trump gets the nomination," my liberal friend needled me, "are you going to vote for him?" "He's not going to be the nominee," I said, "but I wouldn't vote for him in any case." "What about Ben Carson?" he wanted to know. I like what I've seen of Carson's personality and character, I replied, but I couldn't imagine backing someone so inexperienced for president. Then I added: "He'd make a great surgeon general, though!" I meant it lightheartedly,...
  • Rep. Blumenauer: 'We Need More Research on the Health Effects of Guns’

    02/13/2015 7:31:07 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D- Ore.) has released a plan calling for “more research on the health effects of guns.” Blumenauer’s “Enough is Enough” plan looks back to how the U.S. government addressed tobacco use and automobile safety in years past and calls for a similar approach to guns. “The Surgeon General's report on tobacco was a major catalyst for the efforts to reduce tobacco use. Ralph Nader’s research captured headlines and focused public attention on automobile safety. Similarly, we need more research on the health effects of guns. We can start by improving the ability of researchers and...
  • Planned Parenthood congratulates new Surgeon General

    12/17/2014 11:30:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 16, 2014 | life dynamics
    By a vote of 51 to 43 vote, the Senate has confirmed 37-year-old Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. Critics say that the Obama pick is a political appointment only. Pro-lifers say that anyone the most radically pro-abortion president to date would select as America’s top doctor will most likely favor abortion. No sooner did the news of the confirmation become public that Planned Parenthood Action sent out a tweet of congratulations: PP Congrats Surgeon General Dec 2014 In the words of the Stanek Report, “Planned Parenthood support of new surgeon general says all you need to...
  • Lame Duck Dems Push Anti-Gun Murthy As Surgeon General

    12/16/2014 10:30:45 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 16, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: No longer fearing electoral revenge from the National Rifle Association, an outgoing Democratic Senate pushed to confirm an anti-Second Amendment radical, who thinks guns are a health issue, as the nation's top doc. A Democratic Senate that earlier balked at the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general of the U.S. no longer feared the possible electoral consequences of approving him in the wake of November's Republican tsunami. That, along with the GOP's obsession to not be blamed for a government shutdown, gave us a bad budget deal and the Democrats a chance to confirm Murthy. A...
  • Senate Dems Try to Confirm Anti-Gun Surgeon General Before Handing Control to GOP

    12/09/2014 10:07:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Senate Democrats are "likely" to give anti-gun Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy a confirmation vote before they lose control of the Senate at year's end. This gives departing Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) an opportunity to poke midterm voters in the eye for supporting pro-gun GOP candidates over Democrats. According to Politico, a senior Democrat aide says Murthy "is likely to get a vote before Democrats hand control of the chamber to Republicans in January." In one way, he has his best chance for confirmation now because Democrat rule changes allowing confirmation by a simple majority are still in place....
  • Dems Use Ebola To Push For Anti-Gun Surgeon General

    10/20/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: More than two dozen House Democrats are pushing the Senate to revive and ratify the nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to a critical post, but helping to fight deadly disease is not what they have in mind. The question of the day is why we have or need an Ebola czar in the form of political operative/hack Ron Klain when we have an unfilled surgeon general's position that physician emeritus serving as America's doctor is supposed to fill. We have an acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, but he is seemingly just a placeholder instead of the force...
  • FIREARM STORIES WHICH WILL NEVER MAKE THE NEWS

    05/17/2014 9:07:27 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/14 | Doug Book
    On May 12th, a motorist told Minneapolis police that the driver of another vehicle had “brandished” a gun at him on I-694. Police closed two lanes of Interstate traffic during the morning rush hour, identified the gunman’s vehicle and took him into custody. It turns out the man who caused the police emergency and traffic nightmare is an ATF agent. However, the agent’s name “…was not released per Minnesota Statute 13.82, which allows the identity of an undercover law enforcement officer to be kept private.” An undercover law enforcement officer? How many undercover officers–you know, individuals who would prefer to...
  • Why Rand Paul Is Sinking the Surgeon General Nominee

    03/21/2014 8:23:14 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03-22-2014 | Eleanor Clift
    It’s about guns, it’s about the midterms, and maybe it’s about the first primary states in 2016, too. Democrats thought they would win confirmation for more of President Obama’s nominees by waiving the 60-vote filibuster hurdle for executive branch appointments, but they didn’t factor in nervous red-state senators afraid of taking tough votes that could sink their reelection in November. The latest apparent casualty is Vivek Murthy, a 30-something British-born American doctor, whose parents are from India, and whose Ivy League credentials and activism on public-health issues includes co-founding Doctors for America, which launched in 2008 as Doctors for Obama....
  • Surgeon General nomination forces Senate Democrats to hide gun views

    03/20/2014 3:16:10 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2014 | John Lott
    When will some Democrats who describe themselves as “pro-gun” realize that they aren't fooling anyone? Here's their latest deception. President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general is in trouble, because the National Rifle Association decided that it was going to “score” the vote – that is, let its members know which senators voted for someone they believe is a threat to people being able to own guns for self-defense.
  • Another Obama nominee faces confirmation struggle: Another Democratic Rebellion in Less than 2 weeks

    03/18/2014 7:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Another stupid Democrat trick threatens to blow up in the face of Harry Reid like Wylie Coyote lighting an exploding cigar given to him by the Roadrunner.In theory, Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” change to simple majority Senate confirmation ought to have ushered in easy confirmation for even the wackiest left wing nominees to high posts in the federal government. But those pesky voters are going to speak in November, and thanks to ObamaCare a growing list of Senate Democrats up for re-election fear accountability. So all of a sudden, confirmation is no sure thing: Burgess Everett and Josh Gerstein report...
  • President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general

    11/15/2013 5:31:43 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/14/12013 | By JENNIFER HABERKORN
    President Obama nominates Vivek Hallegere Murthy for surgeon general By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 11/14/13 6:16 PM EST The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to nominate Vivek Hallegere Murthy to be the next surgeon general. He is the co-founder and president of Doctors for America, which began as Doctors for Obama in 2008. He is a hospitalist attending physician and instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He would succeed Regina Benjamin, who announced her resignation from the post in July.
  • Obama’s Pro-Abortion Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Step Down

    06/13/2013 7:30:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, an abortion advocate, announced yesterday she will step down next month from her post as the nation’s top doctor. “My goal was to create a grassroots movement, to change our health care system from one focused on sickness and disease to a system focused on wellness and prevention,” she wrote in an email to her staffers, first reported by the AP. “With your help, that movement has begun.” The Hill has more details: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius praised Benjamin in a statement. “Regina has served as America’s doctor since 2009 and has impacted...
  • The Nation's Doctor

    03/02/2013 6:20:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The surgeon general of the United States needn't be a surgeon. And he may be a general -- or admiral -- only in name. The rank is essentially a civil office -- despite the dress whites and gold braid. Indeed, it was largely an honorary title before Ronald Reagan chose a physician by the name of C. Everett Koop for the appointment. Dr. Koop, who died this week at the grand old age of 96, was indeed a surgeon and a fine one (his specialty was pediatric surgery at Children's in Philadelphia) and he soon became a household name. And...
  • Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96

    02/25/2013 3:11:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2013
    Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dartmouth College said. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was outspoken on public health issues and did much to elevate the office of the surgeon general. [Snip] He was born in Brooklyn, New York, and attended Dartmouth College, Weill Cornell Medical College and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Koop was the author of more than 200 articles and books. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of...
  • House bill could create new 'national nurse' public health position

    02/06/2013 4:05:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2013 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Pete King (R-N.Y.) and more than two dozen Democrats have introduced legislation that would create a national nurse to work alongside the surgeon general. The National Nurse Act, H.R. 485, would designate the chief nurse officer of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) as the "National Nurse for Public Health." The bill would have the national nurse work alongside the surgeon general and "focus on health promotion, improving healthcare literacy, and reducing health disparities." "As the first registered nurse in Congress, I know from experience how nurses play a critical role in health promotion and...
  • US: More work needed to stop youth tobacco use

    03/09/2012 8:32:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | March 8, 2012 | Michael Felberbaum
    RICHMOND, Va. -- More work needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including creating smoking bans and increasing taxes on tobacco products, the U.S. Surgeon General's office said in a report released Thursday. Almost one in five high school-aged teens smokes, down from earlier decades, but the rate of decline has slowed, the report said. It says it's particularly important to stop young people from using tobacco because those who start smoking as teenagers can increase their chances of long-term addiction. They also quickly can experience reduced lung function, impaired lung growth, early heart disease and...
  • Surgeon General Regina Benjamin says a hairdo may deter exercise. Is she right?

    08/26/2011 7:40:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 36 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 8/26/11 | Amina Khan
    Dr. Regina Benjamin, surgeon general of the United States, is warning American women of an impediment to a healthy, active life: their hairstyles. Benjamin said that the expensive products and time-consuming procedures that some women, especially African American women, invest in to straighten and control their tight curls may deter them from working out. After all, just a little moisture could undo the hairdo that was the result of a lot of time and money. (SNIP) The story pointed out some interesting research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center that found about a third of black women surveyed said they...