President Barack Obama thanked Kathleen Sebelius for helping pass the 2010 health-care law and named Sylvia Mathews Burwell his new health secretary, calling her “a proven manager” who knows how “to deliver results.”
The U.S. Senate blocked President Barack Obama’s nominee to be the government’s top civil rights enforcer after Republicans and law enforcement groups objected to his role in the case of a Black Panther activist convicted of killing a white Philadelphia police officer.
A Senate Republican is questioning the tax status of a charitable foundation that became the biggest private backer of Solyndra LLC, the solar-panel maker that failed after getting a U.S. loan guarantee.
U.S. Senator Charles Grassley said he would place a hold on two nominees to the Federal Communications Commission because the agency hasn’t answered questions about Philip Falcone’s proposed LightSquared wireless service.
SAC Capital Advisors LP and Viking Global Investors LP are being questioned by Senator Charles Grassley in his review of a possible leak of a U.S. government decision on payment reimbursements to health insurers.
Senator Charles Grassley wrongly suggested that Philip Falcone and an adviser sought to weaken the lawmaker’s inquiry into U.S. handling of the billionaire’s LightSquared Inc. wireless venture, Falcone’s hedge fund said.