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Obama Surgeon General

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Obama's Surgeon General Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's Pick For Surgeon General Prevails Over NRA

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as surgeon genera...

Sabrina Siddiqui

These Red State Democrats Will Decide If Obama's Surgeon General Pick Gets Confirmed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Senate likely to vote this week on surgeon general nominee Dr. Vivek Murthy, a handful of red state Senate Democrats will deter...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Are Running Out Of Time To Confirm Obama's Surgeon General Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prospects that the Senate will confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general have remained bleak throughout the year, largely due to the physi...

The Surgeon General Does Not Need the NRA's Approval

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

What kind of doctor would get the NRA's stamp of approval? Because any doctor who disagrees with the fact that guns pose a threat to health will not have credibility with the medical or public health community, and would be a disgrace to the title of Surgeon General.

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin: 'I Struggle With My Weight' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's surgeon general spoke frankly with ABC News Monday, saying that she struggles with her own weight. "I'm just like 67 percent of Ame...

Too Fat to Be a Surgeon General?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has taken up the cause of defending Surgeon General Nominee Benjamin. The discrimination against people of "weight" is real, and it is not something to joke about.

Code Blue: Office of the Surgeon General

Archelle Georgiou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Archelle Georgiou

With the nation poised to take on health reform, the incoming Surgeon General will have the added responsibility of educating and advocating for Americans on the redesign of the health care system.

Sam Stein

Conyers: Obama Should Not Nominate Sanjay Gupta

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Conyers has written a letter to Democratic colleagues urging them to join him in publicly opposing the nomination of Dr. Sanjay Gupta for Su...