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Sebelius Gets Green Light

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a rare breed: an Obama appointee that appears to have weathered a storm of controversy surrounding financial disclosures. Sebelius, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, won approval from the Finance Committee today, setting the stage for a full vote in the Senate. Sebelius found herself in conservative's crosshairs when it was revealed she failed to disclose campaign donations from 2000 to 2002 from a late-term abortion doctor. Republicans also expressed concern that in orchestrating Obama's planned reform of the health care system, she would tamper with American's right to choose their doctors. Democrats and the White House praised the approval, saying it was time for Sebelius to "roll up her sleeves" and get to work.