Lobbyist spouses present Obama dilemma

Lobbyist spouses present Obama dilemma

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama takes a hard line against lobbyists in his administration but seems more flexible about their spouses' work, observers say.

India-friends caucus formed in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- A "Friends of India" caucus, the first such country-specific body, has been set up in the U.S. Senate.

On Law: Crisis and inaction

Sometimes the Supreme Court is Archie Bunker and Congress is his son-in-law Michael Stivic. They both get stuck trying to go through a door at the same time, and the Supreme Court is waving his arms around saying, "Get away from me youse Meathead you."
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Legal Affairs Correspondent

Ridge to House: Leave homeland plan alone

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Monday defended the president's proposal for a new security agency in front of a panel assembling its own plan, arguing

Senate sends Yucca to license phase

WASHINGTON, July 9 (UPI) -- The Senate, on a voice vote Tuesday, overrode Nevada's objections to the proposed nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain, clearing the way for the Department of Energy to submit a licensing application for the site to the Nuclear Regulatory Commissi

Daschle: GOP to force Yucca vote in Senate

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- A letter to President Bush on Monday from Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, D-S.D., an opponent of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility in Nevada, confirms what congressional sources told United Press International -- Republican

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Capitol Hill faces new anthrax scare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, holding an enlarged copy of the anthrax-contaminated letter addressed to him, Saturday said it was "chilling" to see his name on a potential

Capitol Hill faces new anthrax scare

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy, holding an enlarged copy of the anthrax-contaminated letter addressed to him, Saturday said it was "chilling" to see his name on a potential

Second post office closed in New Jersey

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- While friends, family and coworkers were mourning a postal worker who died of anthrax earlier in the week and prayed for others who remain hospitalized, the U.S. Postal Service announced it was closing a facility in Princeton, N.J., after finding evidence
Thomas Daschle
WAP2002031284 - WASHINGTON, March 12, (UPI)-- Senate Majority Leader Thomas Daschle, D- S. D., and Senator Patrick Leahy, Vt., speak to reporters at a news conference on Capitol Hill, on march 12, 2002, on a legislative bill which would protect consumers from securities fraud. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI

Thomas Andrew Daschle (born December 9, 1947) is a former U.S. Senator from South Dakota and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

A South Dakota native, Daschle obtained his university degree there, and served in the United States Air Force. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1978 and served four terms. In 1986, he was elected to the Senate, becoming minority leader in 1994. Defeated for re-election in 2004, he took a position as a policy advisor with a lobbying firm, and also became a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He co-authored a book advocating universal health care.

Daschle was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, and was offered the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after the 2008 election. He was President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Obama's Cabinet, but withdrew his name on February 3, 2009, amid a growing controversy over his failure to accurately report and pay income taxes. He is currently working for the global law firm DLA Piper.

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