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David McCabe

Key Sexual Abuse Protections For Child Migrants Await White House Approval, Frustrating Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Proposed regulations that could better protect unaccompanied child migrants in government facilities from sexual assault remain bogged d...

Family Engagement: The Top of Everyone's Back-to-School Checklist

Carla Thompson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is an excellent time for all of us to renew our commitment to ensuring all children succeed. So what should be at the top of to-do lists as children head back to school?

Investigation Exposes Flaws Behind Obamacare Rollout

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama admini...

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

Where Are the Bridges to Opportunity?

Irv Katz | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Irv Katz

All kids come into the world with pretty much the same raw material. Each has a body, a brain, and is hard-wired to learn and develop. And let's not exclude kids with disabilities -- they have these assets as well. So on what dimension do kids differ?

A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case rests on an important part of the American experience: the defense of religious freedom. People can and do exercise religious freedom in their everyday and business lives.

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Confirmed As HHS Secretary By Senate

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

The Senate confirmed Sylvia Mathews Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday. Burwell was confirmed by a vote of 78-17. Mor...

Burwell Clears Hurdle On Way To Health Secretary Confirmation

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Finance Committee voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwe...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Health Agencies Accused Of Intimidating Their Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-level government officials at the top federal health agencies placed inappropriate pressure on their own watchdog agency, a new rep...

Burwell Takes Obamacare Hot Seat Before Senate Finance Panel

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - Senate Republicans get their last chance to grill President Barack Ob...

More Sleep, Less Chocolate: Thoughts From My Well-Woman Visit

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy C. Lee

While it's reassuring to know that I'm in good health, the exam wasn't the most important part of the visit. The talking was.

Health Secretary Nominee To Face Second Senate Hearing

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. health secretary, will face a second confirmation h...

Sylvia Mathews Burwell Wins Republicans' Praise

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for health secretary is winning GOP praise as she makes her first appearance before a Senate comm...

Hospitals Are Getting Safer For Patients

AP | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says hospitals are becoming safer for patients due to a quality improvement partnership between industry and federa...

Making the Safety Net Smarter

Code for America | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Code for America

Everyday millions of Americans would go unfed, unsheltered, and untreated if our cities and counties didn't administer benefits and services like food assistance, shelter, and healthcare.

Sexual Assault Is a Crime Against Women's Health

Nancy C. Lee | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Nancy C. Lee

Even years later, a woman's risk of hypertension, depression, obesity, migraines, heart disease, chronic pelvic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, substance abuse and many other chronic health problems are increased.

Republicans Speak Their Mind On Obama's New Health Secretary Nominee

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new nominee for health secretary drew some early political f...

Christina Wilkie

Sebelius: Remaining At HHS 'Wasn't An Option'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned on Thursday, said Sunday that staying in the job following...

Friday Talking Points -- Happy 50th, Civil Rights Act Of 1964!

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week was a big week for women's rights, as the Senate pushed for an Equal Pay Act to celebrate Equal Pay Day. It was filibustered, which just goes to show that one party cares about women's rights and one party clearly does not.

Politicians Meet News Of Kathleen Sebelius' Resignation With Mixed Reactions

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

News that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post sparked mixed reviews from Democratic and Republican member...

Obama To Nominate WH Budget Director For Health Secretary

Reuters | Roberta Rampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after overseeing the botched rollout of Pre...

The Week Before Resigning, Sebelius Said She Was 'Absolutely' Sticking Around

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

News broke Thursday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post, but when she spoke with HuffPost Live the w...

Kathleen Sebelius To Resign

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as secretary of Health and Human Services, Bloomberg News and The New York Times reported Thursday. Two senior administ...

Bush Health Secretary Louis Sullivan Is One Republican Who Supports Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Sullivan is especially dismayed that so many Republican governors have refused to expand the Medicaid program to bring more low-incomes individuals and families into coverage, as the Affordable Care Act makes possible.