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9:39 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Is The Tea Party Finished?

Tea Party activists rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in June 2013.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Fri May 23, 2014 4:07 pm

The time has come for us all to take a long, step-back look at this thing we call the Tea Party.

The results from Republican primaries in a dozen states so far this year strongly suggest that the party, such as it was, is over.

It may not have made sense to use the term "party" at any time in this movement's brief history. This year, that fact has become increasingly obvious.

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Business Review
8:16 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Business Review: Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve

May 22, 2014 Business Review

In America’s increasingly fragmented health care delivery system, one solution may be what’s called a “patient-centered medical home.” 

Likely Stories Book Review
8:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Likely Stories: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry reviewed May 22, 2014 on Likely Stories
Jim McKeown

Books, reading, bookstores, mystery, and romance – Who could ask for anything more? 

 

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Deepwater Horizon
5:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Texas Legislature Left Out of Loop on $5M from BP to Governor's Office

BP gave $5 million to Gov. Rick Perry’s office in September 2010. At a Capitol hearing on May 21, 2014, lawmakers learned of this for the first time.
Image courtesy SkyTruth http://www.flickr.com/photos/skytruth/

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 9:22 am

Today when a Texas House panel hosted a hearing to get an update on money from BP after the Deep Water Horizon explosion, lawmakers learned about money BP gave to the Governor’s office, without looping the Legislature in. 

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Health
3:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Texas A&M Plans Nursing Program to Help Sexual Assault Victims

The Texas A
Todd Wiseman, Texas Tribune

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 5:54 pm

Only 35 percent of injured sexual assault victims in the U.S. receive medical care, according to a new study that suggests not enough nurses are trained to help victims and conduct forensic exams.

But there’s an effort to change that.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is working on a forensic nursing program that would boost the number of the state’s nurses trained to help rape victims seek care and justice.

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