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DEC 15, 2014 - Roll Call

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Kirk Backs Murthy, Defies NRA

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., defied the National Rifle Association to confirm Vivek Murthy as surgeon general.

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DEC 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate approves Obama pick for surgeon general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday approved President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general, despite opposition from Republicans and some Democrats over his support for gun control. Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said Murthy has been "pilloried and excoriated" by the National Rifle Association and its supporters for his backing of ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - The Week

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Senate confirms Vivek Murthy as surgeon general

President Barack Obama nominated Vivek Murthy to be the next U.S. surgeon general back in November 2013. More than a year later, the Senate narrowly confirmed the nomination, 51-43, BuzzFeed reports.Murthy, who has called guns a "health care issue," had vocal opponents in the National Rifle Association and Republicans. In February, the NRA wrote the Senate a letter explaining why ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate set to vote on surgeon general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is set to vote Monday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general amid opposition from Republicans and at least one Democrat. Murthy's nomination already faced opposition from Republicans and the National Rifle Association over his support for gun control and past statements calling gun violence a public ...

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DEC 12, 2014 - Slate

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Why Is the NRA So Powerful?

After the shooting death of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago, many believed the United States would re-examine its gun laws. For the most part, that did not happen. In 2013, Brian Palmer explained what made the National Rifle Association such a powerful voice against gun restrictions. The article is reprinted below.

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