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6 hrs ago | American Society for Quality

Physician A'Culture of PerfectionA' Keeps Medical Errors Hight

Reducing medical errors means rethinking a culture that encourages doctors to conceal them, argues a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Center at New York University, MedCityNews reports. "We need to undo a toxic culture of perfection when it comes to medical error," Danielle Ofri, M.D., author of "What Doctors Feel-How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine," said at TEDMED 2014 in the District of Columbia, according to the article.

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Related Topix: Medicine, New York University, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

10 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Boxer: Graham, McCain Have Zero Credibility

Tuesday on MSNBC's "The Ed Show," Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked her Republican colleagues, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham , for being wrong on the amount of time it would take U.S. forces to win the war in Iraq by saying that their miscalculation means they have "zero credibility" when it comes to matters of Middle East war. Boxer said, "I can I say, they were so wrong on Iraq, and I know it personally, John McCain is my friend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John McCain, Republican, Lindsey Graham

11 hrs ago | Mayor Sam's Sister City

Ridley-Thomas: $75,000 Prop 46 Pay to Play?

No, we didn't get rid of pay to play when James Hahn left office. Proposition 46 is a measure to, among other things, increase the state's cap on medical malpractice awards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

15 hrs ago | The Hill

Senate confirms Nuclear Regulatory nominees

"We are down on the membership of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission," Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer said. "We need to fill these positions."

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, James Inhofe, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, David Vitter

Yesterday | NBC Bay Area

Does Obama Need Congress Approval to Fight ISIS?

Congress is now debating the possibility of putting boots on the ground in the Middle East to fight ISIS. The president said the radical terrorist group needs to be defeated.

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Related Topix: US News, Terrorism, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Switched

Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women. The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Washington, DC

Hollywood Reporter

Mega-Producers Ryan Murphy, Howard Gordon to Host Hillary Clinton Super PAC Fundraiser

The Sept. 21 event at Gordon's Pacific Palisades home will include a concert by Burt Bacharach and an appearance by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Pacific-Palisades, CA, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Clinton, History in the News, Tom Harkin, Homeland, CA

Roll Call

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using floor time this week to confirm nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - a move that will ensure a Democratic majority. Two Republicans now outnumber the only Democrat on the commission, NRC Chairwoman Allison M. Macfarlane, who opposes the Yucca Mountain project.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, James Inhofe, US Senate, Republican, David Vitter, Nuclear Energy, Democrat

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Dissident Voice

Autism, Chronic Fatigue, Imaginary Enemies - Global ADD & Entrepeneur Seig Heil

Famine, poverty and filth ruled the day . . . . And, hence, when you feed, clothe, pay people, and educate them to be critical of systems and governments and CEOs, and show them the connectivity of a global world and a local fabric, and when you show them species are us and the rest of the bio-kingdom, and when you show men and women, boys and girls that FIGHTING for something tied to the above principles is worthy, and when you show them, us, that breaking bad laws is our duty, and breaking and smashing regulations is our duty, and stopping the give-aways and corporate crimes is our duty, and that future generations of all in the bio-kingdom is our duty to protect, and when you continue this over and over, well, without consumer capitalism and corporate capitalism and buy and sell ethics and our commons free market capitalism, hmm, we might yet see a groundswell of activity away from ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Debbie Stabenow, Amy Klobuchar

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Brandon Sun

Bill to overhaul how chemicals are regulated faces uphill battle in Senate

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short. The original bill had been panned by some environmental groups, such as Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, who assailed it as "phoney reform," although the Environmental Defence Fund supported its introduction as a chance for an eventual breakthrough.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Fri Sep 12, 2014

My Mother Lode

Six Californias Ballot Measure

The initiative calling for California to be separated into six states failed to make the 2016 ballot. Its failure was due to signatures.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Democrat, California, California Government

Switched

Jonas (Minus the) Brothers

For 29 years, Jonas was denied a decent existence. This rhesus macaque was born into the captive wildlife trade here in the United States and was passed around from owner to owner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Murchison, TX, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Michael Fitzpatrick

Washington Examiner

Boxer still undecided on fifth term

Sen. Barbara Boxer shot down rumors that she would resign from her seat, but said she is still undecided about running again. "I'm not resigning, of course not," the California Democrat, who has held the seat since 1992, told reporters in San Francisco on Friday, according to The San Francisco Chronicle .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Mass Transit

CA: SMART Loses Out on Federal Grant for Larkspur Extension

Sept. 11--The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit authority is unlikely to receive a $20 million federal grant that the agency was counting on to extend the commuter line to Larkspur, a blow which could significantly delay construction on one of the key segments of the $660 million rail project. The news surfaced this week as other winners of the highly competitive Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grants were announced by members of Congress in at least two dozen states.

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Related Topix: Larkspur, CA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sonoma, CA, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, San Rafael, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Politico

16 women senators write Goodell

Sixteen women senators are expected to send a letter Thursday asking the NFL to adopt a "real zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence that will ensure that this type of violence and abuse has no place" in the league. This comes after several senators, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , have called out the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Dianne Feinstein, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

WUSA-TV Washington

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence WASHINGTON - Sixteen female senators from both parties are calling on the NFL to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Orange County Register

Voices: Lawmakers supportive, but cautious

Local members of Congress on both sides of the aisle offered provisional support and words of caution to President Barack Obama as he outlined his strategy to confront the terrorist group ISIS. Representatives were especially hesitant concerning possible U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

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Related Topix: Metal, Isis, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat

My Mother Lode

Mixed Reviews Of Medical Propositions

California will vote on two ballot measures related to healthcare. A new Field Poll shows only one measure has early support.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Democrat, US Politics, California Government, California, Health Insurance, Health

The Washington Post

Californiaa s counties weigh in on a $64 million ballot fight

The organization representing California's 58 counties is siding with doctors and hospitals in what is already a $64 million ballot fight two months out from the election. The California State Association of Counties this week announced its opposition to Proposition 46, a measure that would more than quadruple the limit on non-economic damages doled out in malpractice lawsuits, such as those awarded for pain and suffering.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Drug Testing, Entertainment, Television

The Fresno Bee

Support plummets for California health initiatives

Support for a pair of health-related ballot initiatives is eroding, though a large portion of voters remain undecided eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election, according to the latest Field Poll. Forty-one percent of likely voters say they would support Proposition 45, while 26 percent would vote against the initiative requiring health insurance rate changes to be approved by the state's elected insurance commissioner.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Health Insurance, Health, Drug Testing

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