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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Richard Carmona
Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor_ even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general.
With his striking beard and starched uniform, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop became one of the most recognizable figures of the Reagan era _ and one of the most unexpectedly enduring.
President Obama's hope-and-change coalition powered his party to wins up and down the ticket in 2008, but the campaign this year has taken on a far more self-serving focus, as both Mr. Obama's campaign and his fellow Democrats see benefits in keeping their space from each other.
President Obama may have suspended his campaign rallies due to Hurricane Sandy, but he managed to squeeze in his campaign slogan -- intentionally or not -- during a briefing Tuesday with federal emergency officials.
Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake, a six-term Republican House member who is hoping to move up to the Senate, blamed "regulatory overreach" by the Obama administration for economic woes in his state and across the country.
Mitt Romney called the family of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl who has said that she was mocked by her geometry teacher for wearing a Romney T-shirt in class.
While their colleagues are in Charlotte, N.C., this week for the party's national convention, many red-state Democrats are staying put to sweat it out on the campaign trail — and create some distance between them and their more liberal counterparts.
With the easy defeat of an unexpectedly aggressive primary challenger, Arizona Rep. and GOP Senate nominee Jeff Flake brushed off speculation of a bruised candidacy with a vow to repeal President Obama's economic and health care policies.
President Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for Republican Mitt Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already scuffing up the likeliest picks.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said it's up to Congress to decide what to do with the health care law, and House Republicans are following his advice, forcing the chamber to vote Wednesday on repealing the entire package just weeks after the Supreme Court said it's constitutional.
Arizona Republicans declared victory Monday after the Supreme Court upheld the key provision of the state's immigration law requiring police to check the status of suspected illegal immigrants during a lawful stop.
Last week's recall election defeat of the Republican legislator who wrote Arizona's tough anti-immigration law and the election of Democratic mayors in Phoenix and Tucson have given Democrats renewed hope for picking up the state in next year's Senate and presidential elections.
The White House is dismissing new email evidence in the Solyndra investigation as trumped-up and "cherry-picked."
It looks like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is one of the lucky ones.
Gabrielle Giffords has made a "major leap forward" in her recovery progress, opening both eyes and moving her legs and arms, her doctors said Thursday.
"We remember him for the example he set for all of us," Carmona said.
"He set the bar high for all who followed in his footsteps," said Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as surgeon general a decade later under President George W. Bush.