Sick day for EPA chief

At least one member of President Obama’s administration was missing from the roster of officials who participated in service projects throughout Washington on Monday: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson. 

According to her spokesman, the 48-year-old mother of two was out sick on Monday, forcing her to miss two planned public appearances on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

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Jackson already commemorated the federal holiday Friday at an event with Attorney General Eric Holder, but she had planned to speak at a breakfast Monday, and later to kick off a community service event at Tubman Elementary School in Washington. 

ITK wishes Jackson a speedy recovery.