Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama’s choice to be his next secretary of Health and Human Services, brings experience in budgeting and management and one other important qualification: proven ability to get confirmed by a divided U.S. Senate.
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.”
President Barack Obama’s declaration that 7.1 million health-plan enrollments serve as a rebuke to critics of his signature law won’t diminish the opposition nor stop the scrutiny of the overhaul’s effect.
Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the heiress to one of America’s great business fortunes whose support of presidential candidate John Edwards had attracted her, at 100, the type of public scrutiny she had spent a lifetime avoiding, has died. She was 103.
Two days after the slaying of 20 first-graders at a Connecticut schoolhouse shocked the nation, President Barack Obama climbed a White House stage with an emotional appeal: It was time to fix the nation’s gun laws.