The Cabinet

All aboard, Cabinet officers! But not Health & Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala. She wouldn't ride in last month's Health Security Express, a cross-country bus tour promoting health-care reform. Advocacy groups paid for the trip, and the White House donated Cabinet members. But HHS lawyers ruled that a bus ride may violate a law banning officials from grassroots lobbying. Shalala showed up in St. Louis for a rally. But she flew there.

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