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  • 7 questions to ask the doctor if you've learned you have breast cancer
    Posted in In the News on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    7 questions to ask the doctor if you’ve learned you have breast cancerBY SUSANNAH NESMITHSpecial to the Miami HeraldThe National Cancer Institute estimates that 246,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, along with about 2,300 men. And while nearly 7 percent of all cancer deaths are attributed to breast cancer, hundreds of thousands of men and women have been successfully treated.The five-year survival rate is 89.7 percent. Doctors believe early detection is important, but onc... Read more

  • You Gotta Have Friends: The Female Buddy System of Politics
    Posted in In the News on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Pacific Standard MagazineYou Gotta Have Friends: The Female Buddy System of PoliticsAs women ascend higher in politics, one key network often gets overlooked: the power of their group of friends.By Andrea King CollierDonna Brazile, the recently appointed acting chair of the Democratic National Committee promised to give a peek into a little-seen phenomenon of women in politics?—?their friendships, support, and mentorship. Brazile and her crew of powerful political insiders that she affectionatel... Read more

  • LGBT Veterans Celebrate Repeal of DADT
    Posted in In the News on September 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    South Florida Gay NewsLGBT Veterans Celebrate Repeal of DADTWashington, D.C. defense think tanks estimate more than 14,000 American service members had their careers cut short by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”The policy, which cost taxpayers more than a half billion dollars since first enacted in 1993, made it a punishable offense and grounds for dishonorable discharge for any active duty member of the U.S. military to admit they were gay. It was officially repealed on Sept. 20, 2011.On Tuesday, veter... Read more

  • Republicans obstructing support for Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelRepublicans obstructing support for Zika fundingDebbie Wasserman SchultzFloridians and all of us deserve better from Congress on Zika fundingFor months, Floridians have watched in shock and horror as the Zika virus has taken a deep toll on our state. Like many disasters we've faced, the Zika virus has swiftly forced its way into a corner of our lives. But sadly, instead of seeing the display of national unity and bipartisanship that typically follows an American disaster, Republicans... Read more

  • How the 40-year battle over abortion blocked Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    McClatchy DC / Miami HeraldHow the 40-year battle over abortion blocked Zika fundingBY JAMES ROSENjrosen@mcclatchydc.comSenior policy analysts with Planned Parenthood were perplexed in June when they first saw a provision excluding their partner clinics in Puerto Rico slipped into a draft bill providing $1.1 billion in emergency Zika prevention funds.Puerto Rico, after all, is the epicenter of the Zika health crisis in the United States, with almost 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne virus, whic... Read more

  • With odds stacked against her, Mallory Weggemann never lost competitive drive
    Posted in In the News on September 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sports IllustratedWith odds stacked against her, Mallory Weggemann never lost competitive driveGabriel BaumgaertnerFriday September 16th, 2016When Mallory Weggemann wheels out to the pool deck, her face remains friendly but mostly expressionless, her ears covered by pink headphones and her eyes staring forward toward her aqueous home. As she prepares to dive in, she forgets about how she got here—her leg weight disappearing following an epidural shot, a shower bench collapsing causing permanent ... Read more

  • Veterans one step closer to safer crossing to clinic
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelVeterans one step closer to safer crossing to clinicBrittany WallmanSun SentinelCounty offers door-to-door rides to V.A. clinic to avoid Commercial crossingBroward commissioners threw their support Thursday behind a safer crossing for military veterans headed to a clinic in Sunrise. But it likely won't be the crosswalk and pedestrian signal many have asked for.Instead, county commissioners said they're interested in two possible solutions to address long-brewing complaints about pede... Read more

  • Crosswalk plea from veteran's widow gains steam
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelCrosswalk plea from veteran's widow gains steamWidow presses for crosswalk at site of husband's deathBrittany WallmanSun SentinelIt's just one six-lane roadway, just one crusade to help veterans cross the street to the clinic, and it has support from City Halls to the halls of Congress.It's a cause that gained the voice of a widow after a 70-year-old Army veteran, Willie Span, was struck and killed there two years ago.But the effort to get the Commercial Boulevard crosswalk is a stud... Read more

  • Dems want Trump-Bondi probe: 'There is a stink rotting in the Florida Attorney General's office'
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Tampa Bay TimesDems want Trump-Bondi probe: 'There is a stink rotting in the Florida Attorney General's office'Alex LearyAlex Leary, Times Washington Bureau ChiefWednesday, September 14, 2016 12:35pmAsserting that Donald Trump used a political donation to Attorney General Pam Bondi to kill an investigation into his real estate seminars, congressional Democrats on Wednesday urged the Justice Department to open an inquiry.Florida Reps. Ted Deutch and Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined a news conferen... Read more

  • Florida lawmakers push for Zika funding in Congress: 'This is a big moment'
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami Herald / Tampa Bay TimesFlorida lawmakers push for Zika funding in Congress: 'This is a big moment'via @learyreportsA bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers -- including one of the most liberal and the most conservative in Congress -- pressed Tuesday for a "clean" $1.1 billion spending measure to combat the Zika virus."This is a big moment in the history of Florida. If I'm being urged to vote to spend big money overseas for bombs, by God I'm going to vote for financial bombs to go after a b... Read more