After rushing an ill friend to a public hospital in Johannesburg, the sight of skeletal men staring in vain to get the attention of overworked nurses raised a number of questions for me.
Ryan Crocker was a major force in helping to turn around Iraq, Presidents Bush and Obama say.
And he has high praise for Max Baucus, the state's U.S. Senator who heads the crucial Senate Finance Committee.
A surge of foreign entrepreneurs are getting visas in exchange for investing in US companies.
The healthcare battle has helped push immigration reform into next year, when midterm elections may make the task even harder.
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