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Five reasons why Sylvia Mathews Burwell's nomination to HHS sailed through the Senate

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell is a Democrat who has held senior posts in the Obama and Clinton administrations, served as an aide to 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and is a strident supporter of Obamacare. So why did so many Senate Republicans -- 24 -- support her nomination to be the nation's new health secretary, helping Burwell easily win confirmation Thursday in the upper...

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