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Previously Unpublished Obama Admin. Ethics Letters

President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House on April 20, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama's administration came to Washington pledging transparency and accountability in government. The White House has demanded strict new ethics requirements and signed pledges from appointees detailing what they will do to abide by the rules.

A few weeks ago, we published roughly three dozen ethics waivers (and nearly 200 financial disclosures) from the Obama administration by reporter Olga Pierce. Since then Olga has received more previously unpublished ethics letters, all of which we've now posted for public review.

Our feature now includes ethics agreements from the recently confirmed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, along with about two dozen other officials and nominees.

Check out the letters. The ones we added this morning are in red. Make sure to let us know if you find anything, too.

Last time, reader Jane Johnson pointed out that Ken Salazar, secretary of the Interior Department, "has up to $200,000 in outstanding debt, a sharp contrast to the many millionaires serving in Obama's Cabinet and on his senior staff."

And if rummaging through documents is your thing, send a note to me and I'll e-mail you directly next time we update this feature.

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