The Week In Seven Soundbites: April 11, 2014

Sebelius steps down, Colbert steps up. Washington crys, “Equal Pay” and voices honor our civil rights. Seven days gave us seven sounds.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepped down after a five-year tenure plagued by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature health care law. Still, 7 million people signed up, Sebelius signed out, but not without just one more glitch. (C-SPAN):

Democrats cried, “Equal Pay” this week, as President Obama signed two executive orders to help close pay disparities between men and women. The Senate pushed their own destined-to-fail bill. Among them, Democrat Senator Barbara Mikulski. (YouTube):

Fifty years following the passing of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s monumental Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Obama and others gave thanks. (White House):

Hillary Clinton got a scare this week. Out delivering a steady string of speeches to industry groups since stepping down from the State Department, she came up against one protester who was ready to take the gloves—or, rather, shoe—off. (CBS News):

Reverend Al Sharpton’s long-known role in assisting the FBI came under new scrutiny this week. The website The Smoking Gun published documents, claiming they detail Sharpton's work as a confidential informant during mafia investigations in the 1980s. In Sharpton-style, he denied any wrongdoing. (AP)

Maybe you don’t have a top ten for “Good Things About David Letterman’s Retirement.” But here’s one: Comedy Central funnyman Stephen Colbert is leaving behind the character to take over for CBS’s “The Late Show.” (Hulu)

And, depending on who you are, if Heartbleed doesn't kill your digital life, Satya Nadella just may. After 12 years, Microsoft ends their support for Windows XP. (YouTube):


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