San Francisco Magazine
My Weekend Fling With the Conservatarians
Before last weekend's Reboot 2014 conference even began, it was blasted in PandoDaily as a "cesspool" of "hick fascism" mixed with "Silicon Valley's emerging brand of optimistic, half-understood libertarianism, part hippie cybernetics, part hot-tub-Hayek."
Mon Jul 21, 2014
DOEa s energy series focuses on gas transmissiona
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, shown in a file photo, spoke Monday in Pittsburgh as part of a continuing quadrennial energy review.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Pennsylvania lawmakers take more free, legal trips
U.S. House members from Pennsylvania and their staff accepted 41 privately paid trips so far this year, ranging from $20,000 in business-class airline tickets to Japan for Rep. Charlie Dent and his wife to $300-a-night hotel rooms for congressional staff at a luxurious Las Vegas casino resort.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Lax standards make lab mishaps commonplace
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., held a bag as he spoke Wednesday about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mistakes.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
David Vitter's Deportation Proposal Could Require More Planes Than Exist Anywhere
David Vitter has had it with undocumented immigrants. "Enough is enough," the Republican Senator and Louisiana gubernatorial candidate tweeted on Friday.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Cost of not caring: Nowhere to go
More than half a million Americans with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows.
Dengue virus, spotted fever bacteria, also found in NIH room
Federal officials found more than just long-forgotten smallpox samples recently in a storage room on the National Institutes for Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
Local lawmakers back Pa. bill changing mental-health treatment
That's why, said state Rep. Tim Murphy , the age at which mentally ill children can choose whether they should have treatment should be raised.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Meaningful use penalties could smack hundreds of thousands of doctors ...
MEANINGFUL USE PENALTIES COULD SMACK HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOCTORS: About half of professionals eligible for the federal government's massive EHR incentive program are set to be penalized millions of dollars starting next year, as CMS continues to sift through thousands of requests for waivers from those penalties.
CDC director admits safety problems at germ labs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Thomas Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014, before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee about an incident last month at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab that handles bioterrorism agents.
CDC Anthrax Lab Accident Under Scrutiny By House Subcommittee: Was There A Cover-Up?
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is probing a recent anthrax lab incident, questioning safety practices at the CDC and determining if a cover-up occurred at federal laboratories.
Numerous lapses at CDC prior to live anthrax release
Department of Agriculture found myriad of problems inside Centers for Disease Control; they include dangerous materials being transported in Ziploc bags and missing vials of anthrax, as Dr. Jon LaPook reports Daniel Silva joins the CBS This Morning co-hosts to talk about his new novel, The Heist, in which character Gabriel Allon travels inside the ... (more)
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Another View: Republican congressman's mental health legislation could cost California
I commend The Sacramento Bee's editorial board for continuing to shine a light on the important issue of mental health, .
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Mental Health America says they're against the Murphy bill, but some doubt it
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy at hearings on HR 3717, the mental health bill he introduced, treating opponents with disrespect, and taunting a person with a mental health condition as she attempts to speak about the bill.
U.S. House panel to probe if there was cover-up in CDC lab mishap
A congressional panel probing the mishandling of dangerous pathogens at federal laboratories will try to determine if U.S. officials sought to cover up an incident involving deadly avian flu, its Republican chairman said on Tuesday.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Editorial: The Times recommends to return Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith to Congress
Re-elect incumbent Reps. Jim McDermott in the 7th Congressional District and Adam Smith in the 9th Congressional District.
Investigation finds more anthrax lapses at CDC
A new investigation has uncovered even more safety lapses at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involving dangerous anthrax bacteria.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
U.S. House panel sets witness list for CDC anthrax hearing
A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerous lapses at federal health facilities, including one that led to the potential exposure of 84 people to live anthrax.
Stars and Stripes
Disaster exercise tests the skills of East Coast air reserves
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo plane with the 911th Airlift Wing, Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Coraopolis, Pa., departs home station July 17, 2013.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
U.S. lawmakers threaten to subpoena EPA over power plant regs
Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to obtain documents related to rules on carbon pollution from power plants.