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Sebelius pick shows Obama personnel strategy

Succession of do-overs at top agencies

President Obama hailed Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, shown in August in Denver, an accomplished insurance regulator. President Obama hailed Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, shown in August in Denver, an accomplished insurance regulator. (Win McNamee/ Getty Images/ File)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / March 3, 2009

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WASHINGTON - When President Obama announced his first nominee to be secretary of health and human services, he declared that former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle was uniquely able to direct White House efforts to change the healthcare system because of the "respect that he earned during his years of leadership in Congress." (Full article: 977 words)

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