VA Paid $11K Bonus to Surgeon Who Left Op Room Before End of Surgery

(AP Photo) (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) paid an $11,189 performance pay bonus to a surgeon who left the operating room before a surgery was completed, leaving residents to continue the procedure without him, according to a Government Accountability Office report released on Friday. The “[s]urgeon who was supervising residents left the operating […]




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Obamascare: Scams Related To Health Care Expected to Rise

(AP) (CNSNews.com) – The new Obamacare insurance exchanges haven’t opened but scammers already are abusing the system in order to steal identities, according to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. “Crooks are exploiting peoples’ confusion about what health reform means to them by weaseling into their living rooms and trying to pretend they’re from the federal government — […]




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Sen. Corker to Obama: Senate Needs ‘Full Briefing’ on NSA Surveillance

  Sen. Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) (CNSNews.com) – Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Obama to provide senators with a “full briefing” on the National Security Administration’s (NSA) domestic surveillance activities. “Members of Congress regularly read new revelations on the front pages of various newspapers,” Corker wrote […]




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$5.7M NSF Grant For Card Games, Videos To Teach Public About Global Warming

  (National Science Foundation) (CNSNews.com) – A multi-million dollar project funded by the National Science Foundation is developing card games, videos and other educational programs “to engage adult learners and inform public understanding and response to climate change.” The $5.7 million Polar Learning and Responding (PoLAR) project is just the latest in a series of […]




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HHS Launches Video Contest to Attract Young Obamacare Subscribers

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, center, addresses attendees at a stakeholder meeting to address implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty) (CNSNews.com) – The Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a video contest (“the weirder and more outlandish the better”) […]




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Gov. Scott Walker: No Government Shutdown Over Obamacare

Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) (CNSNews.com) – Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker says he has “real problems” with Obamacare, but he does not advocate a government shutdown to block it. “People want things to work,” Walker told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on  Monday. “I think that most Americans, even if they don’t like the size and growth […]




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Kirk Gibson: ‘Cheaters’ like Braun rob other players

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kirk Gibson would like to have a private conversation with disgraced slugger Ryan Braun. FILE – In this Sept. 17, 2011, file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson watches batting practice before playing against the San Diego Padres in a baseball game in San Diego. Gibson said Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, that […]




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