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FROM THE BLOGS:

SAMHSA 'flying under the radar'

National Review’s E. Fuller Torrey and Sally Satel think the programs in place to aid the severely mentally ill are making the problem worse.

Lautenberg was the last of the 'New Deal liberals'
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died on Monday, was the last of the so-called "New Deal" Democrats, The Nation's John Nichols writes.

Blood boiling over “paid liar” comment

The Washington Times’s Dave Boyer reports on tension between White House press secretary Jay Carney and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) over IRS scandal.

Deceased senator was ahead of his time in the health sector

Wonkblog’s Brad Plumer writes on Lautenberg's impact on public health in the United States, including raising the national minimum drinking age.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama administration unveils new mental health initiatives

The Obama administration introduced new initiatives to combat mental illness, reports The Hill's Elise Viebeck.

Wall Street powerhouses swarm, and sting, government agencies

The Hill’s Ben Goad reports that the “swarming” of Wall Street lobbyists on government agencies is overpowering less powerful groups who want tighter regulations.