Friday Apr 18
A mental health checkup
The country's inadequate mental health system gets the most attention after instances of mass violence of the sort that the nation has seen repeatedly over the past few months.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
National Review Online
Tim Murphy's Mental-Health Reform Bill Gets the Endorsement of the Washington Post
Representative Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican who's Congress's only psychologist has a bill that tackles a few of the many problems with the way that the federal government handles mental health and the mentally ill.
The Daily Caller
Obama faces cold audience in Pennsylvania [VIDEO]
President Barack Obama ventured Wednesday to a mostly blue-collar region of the United States and faced an audience that didn't seem thrilled to see him.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Automotive safety at any cost? Sounds good, but it's not true
The history of General Motors' ignition-switch fiasco is still fuzzy, but we know this: GM had the chance to replace a fatally flawed switch in the Chevy Cobalt with a part that cost less then $1 and did not do it.
The Huffington Post
Is the Nonprofit Mental Health Industry Misleading Congress?
Congress is being misled by the nonprofit mental health industry, which argues that ordinary life events like bad grades, being unemployed, having an unhappy marriage, and this year's cause celebre , bullying, are the mental illnesses worthy of congressional funding.
The Washington Post
Documents Show GM Slow to Respond to Vehicle Safety Complaints
Internal General Motors Co. documents released yesterday by Congress show that company executives, including Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, were slow to respond to complaints about vehicle safety.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Daily Beast
Meet the House GOP ShrinkBy Eleanor Clift
Rep. Tim Murphy sometimes get teased by colleagues about his profession. But in the wake of the Fort Hood and Pittsburgh attacks, he could see Mental Health Crisis Act become law.
More Trouble For GM and Mary Barra
Mary Theresa Ruddy, right, and her husband Leo Ruddy hold a photo of their daughter Kelly Erin Ruddy, who was 21 when she died in a car accident in 2010 involving her 2005 Chevy Cobalt, as General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Congressman Talks About Dealing With Mental Illness
Twenty-four people were injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School yesterday, 21 of those were students.
8th Republican enters race against Rep. Murphy
Republican Frank Lynch of Jupiter is the latest person to declare intentions to seek U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy 's District 18 seat that includes Martin and St. Lucie counties.
UPDATE 4-GM places 2 engineers on leave in deadly ignition switch probe
General Motors Co said it has placed two engineers on paid leave as part of an internal investigation into defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths and the global recall this year of 2.6 million cars.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Rep. Tim Murphy discusses stabbing at Franklin Regional High School
Rep. Tim Murphy, who has experience as a child psychologist, talks to Pittsburgh's Action News 4 about the stabbings inside Franklin Regional High School.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
FILE ** Adm. Mike Mullen.
As more details come to light surrounding Spc. Ivan Lopez's state of mind before he fired on fellow service members at Fort Hood last week, the clearer it becomes, lawmakers and military leaders say, that the mental health of returning veterans no longer can be relegated to the back burner.
The Washington Post
a oeSaturday Night Livea takes on the GM Congressional hearings
Bet you never thought Reps. Tim Murphy and Diana DeGette would get impersonated on "Saturday Night Live", did you? Chris Cillizza is founder and editor of The Fix, a leading blog on state and national politics.
Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 6 April 2014
FOX NEWS SUNDAY : Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Tim Kaine, R-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Worthy of support: Murphy's mental health bill faces the critics
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, the Republican from Upper St. Clair who is a clinical psychologist, has been hailed in the press for undertaking the most comprehensive reform in years of the nation's ailing mental health system.
Minding the Minders of G.M.
There is a truism in Washington that was confirmed last week in Congress: Even less popular than government regulation is a regulator suspected of not doing its job.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Drugs and Mental Disabilities - April 4, 2014 at
On Wednesdaty, another jmass killing occurred at the Fort Hood army base in Texas.
Mental health issues dominate recent news
Health care has been much in the news for months. Readers have learned more than most want to know about health insurance because of the prominence of the Affordable Care Act in news for several years.
Guest Lineups for the Sunday News Shows
NBC's "Meet the Press" - Shaun McCutcheon, whose campaign finance case was decided last week by the Supreme Court; Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group; Michael Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.