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  • White House stresses Sylvia Mathews Burwell's prior unanimous Senate confirmation

    White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to predict how the Senate will handle Sylvia Mathews Burwell's nomination for Health and Human Services secretary, but noted her unanimous confirmation as Obama's budget chief. Carney told reporters that he “wouldn't want to predict” how...

  • Obama taps Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head HHS, thanks Kathleen Sebelius for historic role

    President Obama announced the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to become the new secretary of the Health and Human Services Department on Friday and said goodbye to departing Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who he said will "go down in history" for her work in expanding access to health...

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House: US will not issue visa to Iran's pick for UN envoy. .

  • Obama tries for reset with Sebelius gone

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: Obama tries for reset with Sebelius goneBaier Tracks: Red menace…Duck! Shoe hurled at Hillary during scrap dealers speechPower Play: Southern fried SenateForget the diapers, junior wears a collar OBAMA TRIES FOR RESET...

  • Watch Harry Reid mentioning the Koch brothers 134 times on the Senate floor

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a Koch fixation. The Nevada Democrat, whose office may have violated Senate rules by using his official website to attack Charles and David Koch, has repeatedly taken to the Senate floor to criticize the billionaire brothers and link them to the Republican...

  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell: Obama's behind-the-scenes budget warrior

    Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama's budget director, was at ground zero of the government shutdown showdown, but you wouldn't know it from the headlines. With Kathleen Sebelius departing, Burwell will be tapped to lead the Health and Human Services Department.

  • America Rising comes into the spotlight

    Last week, Rep. Bruce Braley was still doing damage control. More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a “farmer from Iowa,” Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to...

  • With Kathleen Sebelius' exit, Obama aims for Obamacare reset that won't come easy

    President Obama accepted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation earlier this week and will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her Friday morning in an attempt to turn the page on the tumultuous beginning of the...

  • Short on accomplishments, Hillary leans on Bill and Barack to sell candidacy

    Last week Hillary Clinton gave what appeared at first to be a rambling and unfocused answer when asked to name the proudest achievement of her four years as Secretary of State. The short version is, she doesn't have one. But Clinton's words make a lot more sense when seen not as a non-answer to...

  • John McCain: Obama's pick for Norway ambassador will 'be a joke'

    Sen. John McCain pledged to redouble his fight against several of President Obama's ambassador nominees, vowing to gum up their confirmation process as much as he can now that Senate rules no longer allow opponents to filibuster White House political appointments. The Arizona Republican for...

  • Obama meets with Wendy Davis

    President Obama met with Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday. Obama "visited briefly" with Davis after delivering remarks at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library for a summit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, according to the...

  • Obama channels Lyndon Johnson in populist defense of government

    President Obama evoked the memory of former President Lyndon Johnson on Thursday, insisting that the government should play a central role in combating inequality and curing broader societal ills. “Today, we remain locked in this same great debate, about equality and opportunity, and the...

  • Head of Louisiana GOP wants 'kissing congressman' Vance McAllister to resign

    The head of Louisiana's Republican Party is calling on “kissing congressman” Vance McAllister to resign. Roger F. Villere, Jr., chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana, released a statement Thursday asking the GOP lawmaker to resign his congressional seat, citing “extreme...

  • House panel votes to hold former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Thursday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to talk to lawmakers about her role in the agency's pattern of targeting conservative groups. The vote was 21-12, with all...

  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare enrollment at 7.5 million

    Sebelius told the Senate Finance Committee that 400,000 people signed up last week to add to the 7.1 million who completed applications before the March 31 deadline.



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