Obama Nominates First Latina, Indian-American to State Dept Positions

Congress confirmed 12 new federal judges and 12 new executive appointments this week and the line-up is looking a lot like ABC's new schedule—diverse. » 12/19/14 11:50am 12/19/14 11:50am

New Surgeon General Accepts "Hurtful" Weight Criticism

While we find the debate about Dr. Regina Benjamin's weight totally inappropriate, in the Good Morning America interview after the jump, Dr. Benjamin says that though the comments about her weight are "hurtful," her weight "should be an open dialogue." » 1/11/10 2:20pm 1/11/10 2:20pm

Obama's Surgeon General Pick Made Sacrifices to Treat Poor

So who exactly is Regina Benjamin, Obama's pick for U.S. Surgeon General? For starters, Dr. Benjamin spent many years as the only doctor in impoverished Bayou La Batre, Alabama, where Obama says, "When people couldn't pay, she didn't charge them." » 7/14/09 9:30am 7/14/09 9:30am

The Next Surgeon General: Dr. Regina Benjamin

Barack Obama's choice received the Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights and a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant." When Hurricane Katrina destroyed her clinic in Alabama, she treated people for free, or in exchange for oysters. Official announcement forthcoming. [AP] » 7/13/09 11:20am 7/13/09 11:20am