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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigning (Confirmation)
ABCNews ^ | 4/11/2014 | JEFF ZELENY

Posted on 04/10/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce Friday she is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed.

The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.

Sebelius approached President Obama about a month ago and asked to step down after the health care sign-up numbers were released, two senior administration officials and a confidante of Sebelius' told ABC News.

The White House always worried about finding someone to win confirmation at HHS, but Burwell was overwhelmingly confirmed as budget director with a vote of 96-0 about a year ago.

Earlier today Sebelius was on Capitol Hill to announce that 400,000 additional people have chosen insurance plans through the Obamacare exchanges as of this week, raising the total number of enrollees to approximately 7.5 million.

“As of this week, 400,000 additional Americans have signed up and we expect that number to continue to grow,” Sebelius said at a Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday.

Last week, the administration announced 7.1 million people had enrolled as of April 1.

Sebelius, a former governor of Kansas, was among Obama's earliest supporters back in 2008. Her endorsement -- over Hillary Clinton -- came at a critical time in his first race for the White House.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; kansas; kathleensebelius; obamacare; sylviamathewsburwell; zerocare
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1 posted on 04/10/2014 4:12:12 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Is Lois Lerner the new HHS head?


2 posted on 04/10/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: RoosterRedux

Time to file charges against this lying POS


3 posted on 04/10/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: RoosterRedux

If O-care is finally on track and doing better, then why is she leaving? More revelations to come?

CC


4 posted on 04/10/2014 4:14:58 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: RoosterRedux

Boo hoo, it’s not fun any more!


5 posted on 04/10/2014 4:15:10 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Per the article...”The president will nominate Sylvia Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to replace her.”


6 posted on 04/10/2014 4:16:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: luvbach1

this is so sad! all of my hamsters are crying.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 4:16:34 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: RoosterRedux

Leaked a day early. Was to be part of the Friday news dump.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 4:17:00 PM PDT by AU72
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To: RoosterRedux

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Ex-Clinton aide to tell of Foster `burn bag’ - Senate Whitewater hearings continue with focus on death of deputy counsel
The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 25, 1995
Author: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A former White House aide has told congressional investigators she was ordered to have a bag of documents burned after they were retrieved from a White House suite housing the office of Vincent W. Foster Jr. on the night of the deputy counsel’s July 1993 death.

Sylvia M. Mathews said in a deposition that she was aware some of the documents in the bag were from the Foster office but that White House Counsel Bernard W. Nussbaum decided the papers were not relevant and ordered them destroyed.

Ms. Mathews, a White House special assistant at the time, now serves as chief of staff at the Treasury Department.

As the second week of special Senate Whitewater committee hearings gets under way today, Ms. Mathews is expected to be grilled by Republicans on the special committee - led by Sen. Lauch Faircloth of North Carolina - about the “burn bag” she retrieved from a cleaning crew after Mr. Foster’s body was found in a Northern Virginia park.

The special committee also will ask other witnesses, including former top Clinton adviser David Watkins, why a White House aide with no security clearance was sent to search the Foster office the night of his death while U.S. Park Police were barred because of “national security” reasons.

“It’s clear the committee will be looking to question White House aides very carefully on what happened to that bag, and why there were national security concerns about Park Police officers entering the office but no similar concerns about White House staff,” said a source close to the committee.

Ms. Mathews, according to a summary of her committee deposition, told Senate investigators that after hearing no note was found with Mr. Foster’s body on July 20, 1993, she retrieved the “burn bag” taken by a cleaning crew from the White House counsel’s suite.

She said she took it to the office of Roy Neel, then the White House deputy chief of staff.

She told investigators Mr. Nussbaum was immediately notified that the bag had been recovered; he decided that because it had been not in Mr. Foster’s office, but in the White House counsel’s suite, it should be burned because of the “sensitivity of the documents.”

Ms. Mathews said she was aware that some of the documents in the bag were credit-card receipts from Mr. Foster. It was not clear yesterday, however, what specific papers from the Foster office would have been in the bag.

She also told investigators that Dee Dee Myers, White House press secretary at the time, was present when the bag was turned over to Mr. Neel.

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9 posted on 04/10/2014 4:17:04 PM PDT by maggief
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10 posted on 04/10/2014 4:17:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RoosterRedux; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Bender2; NFHale; sickoflibs; ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2cqsR1F1-o

Long overdue departure. I’m sure Sylvia Burwell will do an equally horrible job.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 4:18:31 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

I’d be pleased if she were resigning because of a pending stay in a federal penitentuary.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 4:18:52 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal

isnt Richard Simmons looking for a new job?


13 posted on 04/10/2014 4:20:08 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: Impy

Yep...


14 posted on 04/10/2014 4:20:37 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Another RAT abandoning a sinking ship?


15 posted on 04/10/2014 4:21:27 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Impy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Mathews_Burwell


16 posted on 04/10/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Now she’ll have more time to make that Dalmatian coat she always wanted.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 4:23:15 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

No the fly over country wyman is being replaced by a Hillbilly wyman.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 4:23:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RoosterRedux

We’ll have to see what news is released tomorrow afternoon about the true enrollment figures.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:05 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: RoosterRedux
but Burwell was overwhelmingly confirmed as budget director with a vote of 96-0 about a year ago.

Leftists always have a Plan B. Sebelius was nothing more than a fall gal.

20 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: pfflier

and lets see how NBC/ABC/CNN and the rest try to spin this.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: RoosterRedux

She is no longer stuck in her job and can pursue her dreams of being an artist, or a photographer, or a writer, or a sculptor.....


22 posted on 04/10/2014 4:25:06 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: RoosterRedux

Local ABC news only gave maybe 30 seconds on the story. If it had been a Republican you would expect 5 minutes.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 4:26:01 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Moonman62
"...make that Dalmatian coat ..."

Nah, more like a coat made from the skin of aborted babies...maybe a purse and some shoes to match as well.

That is one vile individual who endorses and celebrates the murder of defenseless children.

24 posted on 04/10/2014 4:26:18 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: kik5150

She can dump that low buck $200k cabinet salary and go make some serious millions at a lobbying outfit or health care consulting company.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: RoosterRedux
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26 posted on 04/10/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RoosterRedux

After letting her do the heavy lifting and take the flak on initiating Obamacare, Obama refused to even acknowledge Sebelius in his Mission Accomplished speech last week - talk about your war on women - I haven’t seen a female treated as callously since Teddy let Mary Jo die to try to save his political career - but Juan Williams has already started to try to rehabilitate the ‘rats, saying tonight that the GOP made her their “whipping-girl” on the so-called Affordable Care Act.....


27 posted on 04/10/2014 4:29:17 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: RoosterRedux


Obama tosses her under the bus......house.
28 posted on 04/10/2014 4:30:18 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: RoosterRedux
remember, one just wanted to kill puppies...

29 posted on 04/10/2014 4:30:48 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ClearCase_guy

hey, isnt there an island somewhere in the atlantic where all of the “Misfits” move to when they get fired out of DC?


30 posted on 04/10/2014 4:32:10 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: kik5150

Or opening an abortion clinic


31 posted on 04/10/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: RoosterRedux

Kathleen Sebelius: “My job here is done, Mr. President. What do you want me to F—K up next?”


32 posted on 04/10/2014 4:33:07 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Kathleen Sebelius: “Please don’t do this to me” (when asked if she was going to have ObamaCare herself)


33 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:17 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Juan is color blind. If you’re not colored, he can’t see you.


34 posted on 04/10/2014 4:34:27 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Parley Baer

“If it had been a Republican you would expect 5 minutes.”

Nah.

One would expect days and days and days until the Republican resigned.

IMHO


35 posted on 04/10/2014 4:35:06 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
hey, isnt there an island somewhere in the atlantic where all of the “Misfits” move to when they get fired out of DC?

That would be Nantucket.

36 posted on 04/10/2014 4:35:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: pfflier

Sounds like the insurance company risk corridor bailouts are on the horizon...


37 posted on 04/10/2014 4:36:33 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Impy

What took her so long LOL!


38 posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:21 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: All

Could be good troll

Hillary Clinton THE RING FOR 2016666 RINGGGGG LOL!


39 posted on 04/10/2014 4:37:48 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: RoosterRedux

Its all part of the Obama/Dem narrative - it (the Obamacare problem) is not the problem, just the implementation; and that narrative is a crock of excrement. The HHS Secretary resignation is no more than her falling on her sword for her leader, to help maintain the false narrative about Obamacare, as if by removing the current HHS Secretary and approving a new one, the problem of Obamacare becomes “fixed”. That’s additional hogwash in the narrative. The problem IS the law and the “implementation issues” are actually a side issue.


40 posted on 04/10/2014 4:39:34 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: SevenofNine

hey, isn’t Flo’s contract coming to an end? if anyone can sell insurance, its Flo !!!


41 posted on 04/10/2014 4:39:45 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: nascarnation

I guess once a project reaches a certain size, it doesn’t matter whether or not you actually delivered the desired results.


42 posted on 04/10/2014 4:39:57 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: RoosterRedux; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Anyone who Obama appointed to this position would have done exactly what Sebelius did, so I’m glad she was the one who had the job. It destroyed what could have been a viable candidacy for the U.S. Senate in Kansas.


43 posted on 04/10/2014 4:40:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: combat_boots

Um, everyone?????

This woman is the one who facilitated the SHUTDOWN of all the DC monuments, including the WWII Memorial.


44 posted on 04/10/2014 4:42:24 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: ClearCase_guy

No, but they’re sure going out of their way to claim that Sebelius seeing a repeat of Lois’s example on the horizon had nothing to do with her leaving.


45 posted on 04/10/2014 4:43:58 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (Hoaxey Dopey Changey)
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To: Westbrook

She will be replaced be another Rat all the same so no dif.

The new one who has been nominated is another looker.


46 posted on 04/10/2014 4:44:23 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: tanknetter

Death panels, Part II, cometh.

Actuaries at the ready.


47 posted on 04/10/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama is blaming everything on her.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 4:47:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016
They were all lighting candles at obummer's "7.1M" enrollee self-congratulatory orgy. Anybody who has watched obummer work knows three things:

1) It's always someone elses's fault

2) No one knew anything until it broke on the news and

3) Numbers magically appear to back obummer's claims.

49 posted on 04/10/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Impy

This is cool:

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/24521424/photo-everyman-ryan-dempster-takes-in-game-from-bleachers


50 posted on 04/10/2014 4:48:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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