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Reporters covering the White House don’t seem to have many questions about  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen  Sebelius, who was last week found in violation of federal law against engaging  in political activity while on the job.

A review of transcripts by The Daily Caller  indicate that no questions have been asked by the reporters who cover the  president about Sebelius during official White House briefings or gaggles since  Sept. 12, when the U.S. Office of Special Counsel said in a report that the  cabinet secretary violated the Hatch Act earlier this year.

It’s still up to President Obama whether Sebelius should keep her job or face  some sort of punishment after being found in violation of the Hatch Act. (WATCHDOG:  Obama must punish Sebelius or Congress can impeach her)

The ethics office said Sebelius violated the law on Feb. 25 while delivering  a speech to Human Rights Campaign while serving in her official capacity as  cabinet secretary. In her speech, she called for Obama’s re-election, and the  election of the Democratic candidate for governor in North Carolina.

The Hatch Act prohibits certain civil servants in the federal government from  engaging in political activity on the job.

“While a violation of the Hatch Act occurred, Secretary Sebelius’ statements  would have been permissible if they had been made in her personal capacity,” the report said.

Even though reporters haven’t inquired during press conferences and gaggles,  White House spokesman Eric Schultz told The Associated Press that, “These were  extemporaneous remarks … the U.S. Treasury has been reimbursed, and Secretary  Sebelius has met with ethics experts to ensure this never happens again.”

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