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Obama aide Pete Rouse to leave White House for Perkins Coie

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Longtime Obama aide Peter Rouse will be joining former White House counsel Robert Bauer's Washington law firm, the Hill reported Thursday.

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Obama wants McDonough as chief of staff

Obama wants McDonough as chief of staff

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama plans to name deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
McGovern eulogoized as hero of common man

McGovern eulogoized as hero of common man

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern was praised for his work on behalf of social justice by speakers at his funeral in his native South Dakota.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
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$1.3B in Egyptian aid at risk in NGO row

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Washington said $1.33 billion in aid to Egypt was at risk after Cairo held six U.S. pro-democracy workers despite a personal appeal by President Barack Obama.
GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

GOP 2012 primary resembles Dems in 2003

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The changes in favorites among Republican U.S. 2012 presidential contenders is similar to those in the 2003 contest for Democratic hopefuls, Gallup said.
Report: U.S. healthcare employment to soar

Report: U.S. healthcare employment to soar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Bipartisan Policy Center Health Professional Workforce Initiative released a report that projects U.S. healthcare employment will soar through 2018.

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Daschle playing key role in health reforms

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., is playing a key role in shaping a healthcare reform compromise measure, analysts say.

New archbishop named in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, April 21 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI has named the bishop of Saginaw, Mich., Robert J. Carlson, to head the archdiocese of St. Louis.
Obama taps Sebelius for HHS

Obama taps Sebelius for HHS

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Monday said he would nominate Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to head the department of Health and Human Services.

Advocates decry HHS vacancy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Healthcare activists say there is a hole in President Barack Obama's leadership team without a nominee for Health and Human Services secretary.
Panetta appears before Senate committee

Panetta appears before Senate committee

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Leon Panetta got a generally friendly reception Thursday from the U.S. Senate committee considering his nomination to head the CIA.
Daschle bites the dust as new ethics era dawns -- or does it?

Daschle bites the dust as new ethics era dawns -- or does it?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Daschle has bit the dust for the second time in four years: The former Senate majority leader has been forced to withdraw his nomination as secretary of health and human services, just four years after his shock defeat for re-election as Democratic senator from South Dakota.
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Daschle's exit may slow healthcare reform

Daschle's exit may slow healthcare reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The withdrawal of Tom Daschle as the top healthcare advocate is a serious, but not crippling, blow in the drive to reform U.S. healthcare, analysts said.
Obama says Daschle process a mistake

Obama says Daschle process a mistake

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said he made a mistake in handling former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's Cabinet nomination.

White House backs vetting, Gibbs says

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama stands by his vetting process despite two nominees withdrawing their names because of tax issues, the White House said Tuesday.
Tax issues force performance nominee out

Tax issues force performance nominee out

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Tax issues forced Nancy Killefer to withdraw from consideration Tuesday to be the first U.S. chief performance officer, she told President Obama in a letter.
Daschle apologizes for income tax flubs

Daschle apologizes for income tax flubs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Daschle, trying to defend his bid to become the next U.S. health and human services secretary, apologized to two key lawmakers for income his tax errors.
Daschle behavior typical of Washington insiders

Daschle behavior typical of Washington insiders

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle admits he is "embarrassed," as well he might be. Daschle has not been accused of any criminal wrongdoing. But he admits to not having paid $128,000 in back taxes until the very last minute before being proposed as President Barack Obama's secretary of health and human services.
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McConnell questions vetting post-Daschle

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic leaders expressed confidence Sunday that Tom Daschle's tax woes wouldn't jinx his Cabinet nomination as Republicans questioned his vetting.
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