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Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks while U.S. President Barack Obama listens during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, on April 11, 2014 in Washington, DC.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is seen as unfavorable by 55 percent of likely voters in Kansas and would trail in a Senate race by double digits, according to a poll released Friday.
Kathleen Sebelius' home state of Kansas has become the front line in the battle over Obamacare, with conservatives fighting to preserve Medicare and local control over health care policy while Democrats try to end both.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp said Monday he believes the uninsured rate in his state has increased since implementation of the 2010 health care reform law.
Sam Brownback has been a Tea Partier since before the Tea Party was born. When he became governor of Kansas in 2011, he set about making the state a testing ground for conservative principles, including cutting funding for some public education and the eventual elimination of the state's income tax.
Insurance commissioners from around the country are descending on the White House today for some face-time with President Barack Obama.
New projections Kansas officials were drafting Thursday are likely to show the state on pace for higher tax revenues than initially thought through June 2015, Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Kathleen Sebelius, who last week announced her plan to resign after five years as US health secretary, is "considering" a run for the US Senate in her home state of Kansas.
There's no way Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius can win a Senate seat, Rep. Marsha Blackburn says.
Sen. Pat Roberts launched an attack ad against his Tea Party-backed primary challenger Milton Wolf on Wednesday, adding another twist to the contentious race.
President Obama speaks to media at the start of a Cabinet meeting on March 4, 2013, as Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sit beside him.
In her darkest hour last fall, Kathleen Sebelius suffered one of the deepest cuts from an old family friend who accused her of "gross incompetence" over the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and demanded that she resign as secretary of health and human services.
To begin on a positive note about the outgoing Secretary of Health and Human Services: Kathleen Sebelius was perfectly cordial the one time I met her.
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: "1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical.