Tag: national prayer breakfast

Ben Carson, the new hero of the Right

Just a little over a month ago, pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson stood at the national prayer breakfast getting ready to deliver his keynote address. Ben Carson is probably the most famous surgeon in the United States. Doctor Carson gained national notoriety back in the mid-1980s when he separated conjoined twins who were joined at the head. It was a 22-hour operation. Since then, he has written many books and even started his own foundation. On February 7, 2013, he became a darling of the Right. He attacked Obama’s healthcare plan. (It really wasn’t his plan, but was more an amorphous piece

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RMS – The Family – Sanford and Ensign

I had no idea about this religious group called “The Family.” Oh, and why are there several congressmen living in this dorm? I really don’t understand this.¬†This is very weird. I must congratulate Rachel Maddow for digging into this very disturbing story. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Check this out: Sanford was referring to the address of the Washington headquarters for The Family — perhaps the most politically powerful religious group in Washington. Sponsor of the annual National Prayer Breakfast that draws leading U.S. politicians, the secretive Christian organization also known as The Fellowship

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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