Possibility of GOP taking over Senate has Republican immigration reform supporters scared

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) is flanked by Senator John Thune (R-SD) (L) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) (R) as he addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 4, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX1880M

GOP immigration reform supporters want action now because
they’re afraid of what might happen if these guys win.

At the end of a Wall Street Journal report on how House Speaker John Boehner and other top House Republicans are privately telling campaign donors who support immigration reform that they still believe it can happen in 2014 comes this amazing passage explaining why some Republicans believe it’s important to take action this year instead of waiting until 2015 or beyond:

Fox’s Dana Perino Calls President Obama a Jerk

Dana Perino on Fox News’ The Five:

“We’re getting our makeup done and we’re watching, and I’m like, you know what, the President’s got some good news, got some good numbers, and then I just lost it, with anger. I just don’t understand why he can’t help himself to just lead and say I have some good news to share with you America – I’d like to take your questions. And just leave it at that. Then people wouldn’t say, ‘why is he such a jerk all the time?’”


 This is how you know you are winning – either Mark Halperin calls you a dick, or Dubya’s former press secretary calls you a jerk.

Salem Health to test allowing patients to see doctors’ notes

If you’ve ever wondered what your doctor is typing or scribbling while you talk, or if you’ve struggled to remember recommendations or observations your doctor has shared with you during an office visit, you might welcome a health care movement that has reached Salem.

Willamette Health Partners will soon experiment with allowing patients to access their doctors’ medical notes online.

Scientists embark on unprecedented effort to connect millions of patient medical records

Inside an otherwise ordinary office building in lower Manhattan, government-funded scientists have begun collecting and connecting together terabytes of patient medical records in what may be one of the most radical projects in health care ever attempted.

The data — from every patient treated at one of New York’s major hospital centers over the past few years — include some of the most intimate details of a life. Vital signs. Diagnoses and conditions. Results of blood tests, X-rays, MRI scans. Surgeries. Insurance claims. And in some cases, links to genetic samples.

The State of Texas Has Held a Man in Prison for 33 Years Without a Valid Conviction and Sentence

Meet Jerry Hartfield. He’s 55 years old, and for 33 of those years, he’s been housed in a Texas prison without a valid conviction or sentence.

South Carolina Mayor Fires Town’s First Female Police Chief Because She’s Gay

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Let me introduce you to Latta, South Carolina. Not too far off of I-95 before one gets to South of the Border – you know, the horribly disappointing “theme park” that gets your hopes up with its blatantly racist billboards for 100 miles in each direction – Latta sits near the town of Dillon, close to the North Carolina line. Its most famous resident is Raymond Felton, a former North Carolina basketball player who has had an undistinguished career in the NBA.



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