Sylvia Mathews Burwell

President Barack Obama, flanked by outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, left, and his nominee to replace Sebelius, current Budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, right,  shares a laugh in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where he made the announcement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama announces Sebelius resignation, successor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law’s comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor aimed at […]


Jeffrey Zients (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama calls trusted fixer to help health care site

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a federal program that promised cash rebates to people who traded in their clunkers for more fuel-efficient vehicles was overrun by demand, President Barack Obama assigned Jeffrey Zients, his deputy budget […]


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White House says deficit is shrinking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that the federal budget deficit for the current fiscal year will shrink to $759 billion. That’s more than $200 billion less than the administration predicted just three […]


US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama laying out vision for good governance

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is laying out a vision for better government services delivered at lower taxpayer expense. Obama was meeting with his Cabinet Monday morning to discuss his second-term plan for […]



Obama nominates 3 to Cabinet-level posts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.



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