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  • First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were...

  • Democrats use Hobby Lobby defeat as a rallying cry for November midterms

    Democrats are hoping to turn the Obama administration's defeat in the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby ruling into big political wins come November.

  • Michelle Obama's Veterans Affairs scandal distraction

    The president and Michelle Obama are quite the diversionary tag-team. He blames everyone else for his problems. She takes credit for progress on his behalf that he doesn't deserve and distracts public attention from his avalanche of failures with endless feel-good photo-ops.

  • WHO says spokesman aboard crashed jetliner

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says its spokesman Glenn Thomas was on board the Malaysian jetliner that was shot down over Ukraine. Gregory Hartl, a spokesman for the Geneva-based U.N. health agency, says the 49-year-old Briton was traveling to Melbourne, Australia, to attend the...

  • NY's Medicaid covering post-birth contraceptives

    NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened and incensed by the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision limiting certain contraceptive coverage in the private sector, New York health officials moved forward Thursday with a plan to provide contraceptive devices to low-income women who don't want to get pregnant...

  • Largest US insurer's move signals industry shift

    The nation's largest health insurer expects to play a much bigger role in the health care overhaul next year, as the federal law shifts from raising giant questions for the sector to offering growth opportunities. UnitedHealth Group said Thursday that it will participate in as many as 24 of the...

  • Yet another thing Veterans Affairs can't do right

    Patients at Atlanta's Veterans Affairs hospital didn't get their medications on time because hospital staff lacked access to medication carts that actually worked, the VA's inspector general found.

  • Trying gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is one step toward developing an...

  • Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

    New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health. Some prominent doctors say the drug now seems too risky for routine use. Niacin is a type of B vitamin long sold over the...

  • Health officials: Food label changes not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nutrition facts labels on food packages list ingredients and nutrient levels, but they don't tell consumers outright if a food is good for them. Public health advocates say that information is necessary to help consumers make healthy choices at the supermarket. They'd like...

  • Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats suffered what looked like a difficult setback on birth control Wednesday, but they hope it pays big political dividends in November. Republicans blocked a bill that was designed to override a Supreme Court ruling and ensure access to contraception for women...

  • VA chief: Agency has lost trust of vets, public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has lost the trust of veterans and the American people as a result of widespread treatment delays for people seeking health care and falsified records to cover up those delays, the agency's top official said Wednesday. Acting VA Secretary...

  • By pandering to the base, Democrats show they know they're losing the Senate

    The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves.

  • The surprising thing Veterans Affairs admitted while asking Congress for $18 billion more

    Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.

  • VIDEO: Veterans Affairs has lost trust of vets, American public, acting secretary says

    Acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson said Wednesday the VA has lost the trust of both United States veterans and the American public.



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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