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Republicans praise Obama’s HHS secretary pick


Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, received compliments from both sides of the aisle when she faced a Senate panel Thursday. If confirmed, Burwell would succeed Kathleen Sebelius, whom Republicans have roundly criticized for the botched health care rollout. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

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State of the Union 2016

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