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Correa to Serve on Senate Committee on Autism & Related Disorders

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Lou Correa (Orange County) was selected to serve as a member of the recently established Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders. The new committee, chaired by the Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, will include nine senators. Their primary focus is developing policies and legislation to fully address…

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…