Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 19, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size

Top Leaderboard, Site wide

Drought Adds to Syria’s Misery




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar
In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

In Katrina’s Wake: Portraits of Loss From an Unnatural Disaster

By Susan Zakin (Author), Bill McKibben (Author), Chris Jordan (Photographer)

The Last Days of Democracy

The Last Days of Democracy

By Elliot D. Cohen
$12.38

more items

 
Ear to the Ground

Committee OKs Sebelius Over Republican Objections

Email this item Email    Print this item Print    Share this item... Share

Posted on Apr 21, 2009
White House / Pete Souza

President Obama presided over his first formal Cabinet meeting Monday with a rather important chair left empty. Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s pick to head the $750 billion Health and Human Services Department and spearhead his ambitious health care reform initiatives, has finally made it out of hearings and should be approved by the end of the week.

Just two of the Senate Finance Committee’s 10 Republicans voted to recommend confirmation, apparently because Sebelius was insufficiently forthcoming about campaign donations from a Kansas abortion doctor.

AP via Google:

Sebelius, 60, would oversee a sprawling agency with 65,000 employees, a $750 billion budget and responsibility for the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Medicare and Medicaid insurance programs for the elderly, disabled and poor — among others.

The committee vote came after several Republicans voiced concerns in recent days about Sebelius’ initial failure to disclose to senators the full extent of campaign donations she got from Dr. George Tiller, a late-term abortion doctor who is under investigation by the Kansas medical board. After the discrepancy became public, Sebelius called it an unintentional oversight and corrected the error.

Read more

More Below the Ad

Advertisement

Square, Site wide

New and Improved Comments

If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.

By mill, April 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm Link to this comment

Apparently Team Palin hasn’t yet crushed this nomination.  Perhaps merit will continue to propel this nominee forward despite the “party of no”‘s efforts

Report this

By mill, April 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm Link to this comment

Apparently Team Palin hasn’t yet crushed this nomination.  Perhaps merit will continue to propel this nominee forward despite the “party of no”‘s efforts

Report this
Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.