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Weekly Address: Government Actions to Address the H1N1 Flu Virus

From The White House Blog: In his Weekly Address, the President discusses the government’s response to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, from school closings to activating online social networks. He urges Americans to be calm but cautious. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6iNiOBw9rc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] President Obama:  This is also why the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that schools and child…

Bob Herbert: GOP “Out of Touch”

Reading the letters to the editor section of the OC Register is a particularly sobering experience.  Many progressives, Democrats and liberals I speak with used to write letters to the editor, but stopped because why waste your time? The Register’s Letters pages provide a wink and a nod that there are readers in this county…

Sebelius Confirmed at HHS – A Spoon Full of Sugar

With a 65-31 vote the Senate today confirmed President Obama’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. The final agency director to be confirmed, Kathleen Sebelius will face the challenge of addressing the Swine Flu epidemic in her new role as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius has been the target of anti-abortion groups…

County Office Evacuated

Shortly after 11:00 AM today, an office of the Orange County Health Care Agency was evacuated when a “suspicious package” was found in the mailroom at 200 W Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana Police and Fire responded in numbers sufficient to close that block of Santa Ana Boulevard in front of the Old Court House…

Conservative Blog Coverage of Carona’s Sentencing

Crickets. Nothing on the Flash Report. But click here for a stroll down memory lane on Jon’s man-crush on Sheriff Mike. And for a laugh, click here and be sure to read the URL of the website and the content of the page. A story from yesterday directing readers to the Register’s Twitter coverage of…

OC Board Votes on Health Education Funding for Planned Parenthood

Today the Orange County Board of Supervisors discussed their prior decision to suspend the contract to Orange County Coalition of Community Clinics, as it related to their subcontract with Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Incorporated into the recommendation from Health Care Agency is a policy to prohibit the use of Tobacco Settlement…