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elderly patientDr. John Goodman’s Health Policy Blog for July 22 makes clear the harsh reality that the only way for President Barack Obama’s version of healthcare reform “to control health care costs is to get doctors to provide less care — fewer tests, fewer procedures, fewer everything.” And who gets the least healthcare of all? Senior citizens.

House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio held a press briefing on July 15 to highlight a chart illustrating the labyrinthine bureaucracy that would take over America’s healthcare system under the House Democrats’ reform proposal.

Cambridge police decalPresident Barack Obama expressed some contriteness in an impromptu appearance at a White House briefing earlier today for contending that Cambridge, Mass., police “acted stupidly” when they arrested a prominent black scholar at his home on July 16 on disorderly conduct charges.

Hizb Ut-Tahrir conference videoAs reported in yesterday's posting, the Islamist group, Hizb ut-Tahrir al Islami (The Islamic Liberation Party, hereafter designated by the abbreviation HT), held a recruiting conference in Chicago on Sunday July 19. The title and theme of the conference was "The Fall of Capitalism, the Rise of Islam."

LIndsay GrahamOn Wednesday, July 22, South Carolina GOP Senator Lindsey Graham offered his support for the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, who could become the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. He thus separated himself from the GOP’s more conservative element.

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