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Sebelius´s coffee with Ezra Klein
The Hill, by Jonathan Easley and Kevin Bogardus

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 2/13/2014 9:08:14 AM

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius personally met with a handful of reporters in the run-up to the ObamaCare launch, according to records obtained by The Hill. According to Sebelius’s draft schedules, obtained by The Hill under the Freedom of Information Act, Sebelius had coffee with The Washington Post’s former WonkBlog reporter Ezra Klein on August 2, about two months before the disastrous Oct. 1 launch of HealthCare.gov.Klein is a well-known policy reporter who is now leaving the Post to start his own media venture.Sebelius’s outreach to the media also included joining a group of administration officials during a

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/13/2014 9:19:41 AM     (No. 9730621)

Sebelius: Here is the big lie, Ezra. Can you make it sound like the truth?

Ezra: Yes, ma´am. Whatever you say.

Sebelius: Good boy. Here´s a bone for you.

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