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New nominee for Health and Human Services secretary draws early fire from Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s new nominee for health secretary drew some early political fire from Republicans on Sunday in what could foreshadow a stormy election-year confirmation debate in the U.S. Senate over the future of the law known as Obamacare. Two days after Obama nominated his budget director,…

Obama names Sylvia Mathews Burwell as next U.S. health secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he will promote his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to be health secretary, presiding over the next difficult phase of implementing his healthcare law during the lead-up to the midterm elections. Burwell, who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, will…

Watch live: Obama nominates Walmart foundation head to lead Office of Management and Budget

President Barack Obama announces his intent to nominate Walmart foundation head Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Watch live, broadcast on March 4 via NBC News. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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