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Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama’s health secretary publicly apologized Wednesday for the rocky rollout of the U.S. health care law’s new website, stressing that citizens “deserve better” from the system.

“Let me say directly to these Americans: You deserve better. I apologize. I’m accountable to you for fixing these problems,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, the seniormost administration official to testify before Congress, told a closely-watched House panel.

AFP/Saul Loeb

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Frustrated by some of her more conservative positions, progressive activists have been threatening to primary Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in 2024 — when the centrist Democrat will be up for reelection. And according to a new poll from Data for Progress, Democrats in Arizona would favor some of Sinema's possible primary opponents.

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