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Kathleen Sebelius

2009 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to Governor Kathleen Sebelius, January through May, 2009.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

January through May, 2009

Courier Views
Stay with us, Kathleen
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/5/2009

Staff Reports
Sebelius not interested in Obama's Commerce opening
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2009

The Capital-Journal
Sebelius firm on Cabinet decision
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Talk of Sebelius in D. C. resumes
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius seen as potential Daschle successor
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2009

Jennifer Loven
Obama: 'I screwed up'
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2009

Steve Kraske
Sebelius back on radar for Cabinet
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2009

James Carlson
Speculation renewed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius a serious candidate for HHS
Hays Daily News, 2/5/2009

Courier Views
Sebelius' choice and the Democratic Party
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/5/2009

John Hanna
Governor seen as contender for post
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dr. Roy
HHS could use her help
Iola Register, 2/6/2009

Barb Shelly and Yael T. Abouhalkah
Should Gov. Sebelius take a job with the Administration if it's offered?
Kansas City Star, 2/7/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius meets with Obama adviser
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bill Roy
If offered Cabinet job, Sebelius should take it
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Senator chides Sebelius
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cabinet woes nominees fall [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2009

Jennifer Loven
Official says Sebelius near top for health post
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
The rumors fly [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/9/2009

Sebelius watch finish the job [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Leadership opportunity [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2009

Tim Carpenter
Sebelius keeps Capitol buzzing
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Steve Kraske
Sebelius cabinet selection hinted
Kansas City Star, 2/19/2009

Tim Carpenter
Alone in the running
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2009

Negotiating point [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2009

Chris Green
Sebelius likely pick for cabinet
Salina Journal, 2/19/2009

Tim Carpenter
White House: No decision on Sebelius
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2009

Dave Helling
At the eye of a firestorm
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2009

Steve Kraske
Luck has been in Sebelius' corner
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2009

Tim Carpenter
Past hints at possible future
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2009

Tim Carpenter
No word from White House
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2009

Gregory Schneider
Able bureaucrat in Sebelius
Garden City Telegram, 2/20/2009

Kent Bush
Sebelius a good fit in Obama administration
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Helling
Advocacy groups abuzz about Sebelius
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2009

Wire Reports
Other names in the mix for Health and Human Services
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2009

Kansas Editorial Roundup
Booing Sebelius [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/23/2009

Beth Fouhy
Sebelius: No talks with Obama about health post
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/23/2009

Kent Bush
Sebelius a good fit for Obama [my opinion]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/25/2009

Tim Carpenter
It's like this, governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Democrats discuss life after Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Steve Kraske
Sebelius faces a bruising fight over reform
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Charles Babington and John Hanna
Sebelius tapped for HHS position
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2009

Scott Rothschild
Officials react to governor's departure
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2009

Tim Unruh
State/Svaty says Sebelius able to bipartisan
Salina Journal, 3/1/2009

Steve Kraske
Obama: Health care reform will be tough task
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

What they think
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Madam secretary
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Sebelius worthy of salute
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Helling, David Goldstein and Steve Kraske
Sebelius gets call
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick S. Kelley
Sending Sebelius to Washington [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Governor appears to have doused budget fire
Junction City Daily Union, 3/2/2009

Sebelius is the right doctor for health care's ills [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Susan Lynn
Sebelius tapped; country's gain, Kansas' loss [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/2/2009

Jan Biles
Speak up in D. C., Sebelius
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Beatty
Sebelius situation a first
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2009

Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
Sebelius wins praise as nominee
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

For Obama pick, a 2nd chance to move ahead on health care
New York Times, 3/2/2009

Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
HHS job brims with challenge
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2009

Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
Obama picking Sebelius as health secretary
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/2/2009

Courier Views
Good luck, Kathleen
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/2/2009

Our View
Cabinet move [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/2/2009

Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar
Kansas saying goodbye to governor
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/2/2009

Obama has chosen well [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Political cartoon
Manhattan Mercury, 3/3/2009

Associated Press
Agency lifts restrictions on some services
Manhattan Mercury, 3/3/2009

Melissa Smith
Budget unfinished as governor gets health job in D. C.
Chanute Tribune, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Obama details health care crisis
Iola Register, 3/3/2009

Tim Carpenter
Cabinet new team member
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cabinet position HHS beckons [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2009

David Goldstein
On health, president takes team approach
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2009

David Goldstein
Testing will come quickly as Sebelius teams with Obama
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Prime spot [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Darlene Superville
Obama presents Sebelius for HHS
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2009

Resident honored by state Democrats
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2009

Eric Swanson
So long, Sunflower State
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/3/2009

Chris Green
Sebelius gets a lift from state
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Michael A. Fletcher
Sebelius has political skills, experience with plaudits
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/3/2009

Patrick Lowry
Secretary Sebelius [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jan Biles
Political vets give advice
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2009

Steve Kraske
Brownback, Roberts to back Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

What do you think about Gov. Sebelius leaving Kansas?
Olathe Daily News, 3/4/2009

Jack Weinstein
Positive reaction
Olathe Daily News, 3/4/2009

Our Opinion
Mixed views on governor's nomination
Olathe Daily News, 3/4/2009

Secretary Sebelius [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2009

Tom Bell
Sebelius good pick for Obama [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/4/2009

Steve Rose
The last laugh and best wishes
Johnson County Sun, 3/4/2009

Dave Helling
Archbishop 'concerned' for Sebelius
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Michael D. Shear and Philip Rucker
Stricter vetting leaves Cabinet officials in limbo
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Sebelius responds to critics
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2009

Associated Press
Archbishop troubled by choice of Kansas governor for HHS
Chanute Tribune, 3/6/2009

Darryl Leyings
There are more than a few bugs in this system
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Helling
Across nation's capital, vacant offices abound
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius plans trip to D. C.
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2009

Christine Metz
Sebelius has forged a healthy legacy
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2009

Christopher White Walker
More power to Sebelius? [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/11/2009

Political cartoon
Olathe Daily News, 3/11/2009

Glenn Staab
If we could only clone Kathleen
Hays Daily News, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dave Helling
Bishops defend criticism of Sebelius
Kansas City Star, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius prepares for HHS hearings
Lawrence Journal World, 3/14/2009

Joseph F. Naumann
Why Gov. Sebelius should refrain from communion
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Foes doubt Sebelius' focus
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2009

Greg Schneider
She'll fit right in at the Emerald City
Hays Daily News, 3/19/2009

Other's Opinion
Off to the Emerald City
Olathe Daily News, 3/21/2009

Chapman Rackaway
Marx madness
Hays Daily News, 3/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius has no timetable for leaving
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2009

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius could be confirmed as early as next week
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius calls for action now on health care
Manhattan Mercury, 3/31/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius shares views
Iola Register, 3/31/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius calls for crackdown on health-care fraud
Emporia Gazette, 4/1/2009

Eric Werner
Governor corrects tax returns
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2009

David Goldstein
Sebelius discloses $8,000 in tax errors
Kansas City Star, 4/1/2009

The governor's back taxes [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
'New sheriff in town' Sebelius calls for fraud crackdown
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2009

Tim Carpenter
Health and human services nominee Sebelius hearings begin
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2009

David Goldstein
Sebelius reveals tax errors
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2009

Tim Carpenter
Kansas Republicans doubt Sebelius claim
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cabinet position taxes pesky [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Goldstein
Sebelius nomination stays on track
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2009

Rhonda Holman
Tax errors shouldn't derail Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius: Everyone should have health insurance
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Sebeliuses show their integrity [editorial]
Iola Register, 4/2/2009

David Goldstein
Sebelius gets smooth confirmation hearing
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2009

Tim Carpenter
HHS job awaits Senate nod
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2009

David Goldstein
Senators, Sebelius have uncontentious hearing
Wichita Eagle, 4/3/2009

Erica Werner
Sebelius on track for confirmation
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius pledges medicare and medicaid fixes
Emporia Gazette, 4/3/2009

My Opinion
Sebelius paid most of her taxes
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/3/2009

Bill Roy
Sebelius a good fit for health care reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2009

Dave Helling
For Sebelius, a big chore ahead
Kansas City Star, 4/5/2009

Ben Wearing
Another Obama tax cheat? [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/5/2009

Scott Rothschild
Sebelius fields questions for HHS post
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2009

Associated Press
Senator defends stance on Sebelius nomination
Hutchinson News, 4/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Werner
Sebelius explains donations
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2009

Erica Werner
Sebelius left out Tiller donations
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2009

Such carelessmess unbecoming
Manhattan Mercury, 4/14/2009

Erica Werner
Sebelius lowballed Tiller donations
Salina Journal, 4/14/2009

Judge's Opinion
Political cartoon
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2009

John Hanna
Tiller spent big to help Sebelius
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2009

Patrick Lowry
Prosperity denies [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 4/17/2009

Associated Press
Senate panel sets vote on Sebelius for HHS
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius to deliver Harvard address
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/18/2009

Jim Abrams
Lawmakers back to deal with big issues
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2009

Associated Press
Sebelius wins committee approval as health and human services secretary
Emporia Gazette, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Sebelius wins approval
Manhattan Mercury, 4/21/2009

Tim Carpenter
Officials expect Sebelius' approval
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Goldstein
Panel clears Sebelius
Kansas City Star, 4/22/2009

Dave Seaton
Senate Republicans should see Sebelius' strengths
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/22/2009

Erica Werner
HHS position a step closer
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2009

Erica Werner
GOP chief raps Sebelius on abortion
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/24/2009

Tim Carpenter
Withdrawing nomination suggested
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Kansas seeks certainty as gov's confirmation looms
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Sebelius stood up under pressure [editorial]
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/27/2009

Dave Helling and Steve Kraske
Brownback's stand on Sebelius to be tested today
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2009

David Goldstein
Flu crisis awaits Sebelius at HHS
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Senate opens debate today on Sebelius' nomination
Emporia Gazette, 4/28/2009

Tim Carpenter
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a political legacy
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2009

Tim Carpenter
Kansas Government change at the top
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2009

Confirmation vote happy trails [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2009

Erica Werner
Sebelius confirmed
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2009

Sebelius switch [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2009

David Goldstein and David Klepper
A big day for Kansans
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2009

Rhonda Holman
Sebelius moving on; so should state [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Goldstein
Sebelius sworn in as Health Secretary
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2009

Mary Clarkin
Governor's legacy is vast
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius confirmed, resigns as governor
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/29/2009

New positions, new challenges [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/29/2009

Emerson Stewart
Sebelius two-sided [letters to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Answering another call to service
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Officials anticipate quick governor transition
Chanute Tribune, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius in at HHS, Parkinson new gov.
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/29/2009

Cabinet confirmation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2009

John Hanna
Tiller questions linger for Sebelius
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/5/2009

Noam N. Levey
Sebelius: Feds would compete, not take over
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2009

Blog Excerpts
GOP relieved that Sebelius is gone
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Sebelius had a good run
Johnson County Sun, 5/13/2009



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