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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.

Sources: Daschle withheld tax problems

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama's choice for health secretary knew of his tax problems as early as last June, sources say.
Obama 'confident' of Daschle confirmation

Obama 'confident' of Daschle confirmation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The White House says it is confident U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee for Health and Human Services secretary will be confirmed despite tax problems.

Financial crisis trumping nominees' errors

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. economic and financial turmoil has muted the potential for financial controversy facing at least two Cabinet nominees, one observer notes.

Daschle confirmation process bogs down

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's confirmation as U.S. secretary of health and human services has bogged down, observers say.
Daschle pledges healthcare bipartisanship

Daschle pledges healthcare bipartisanship

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Health and Human Service Secretary nominee Tom Daschle pledged Thursday to work in a bipartisan manner to revamp the U.S. healthcare system.
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WAP2001060602 - 06 JUNE 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) speaks with reporters during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC moments before taking control of the U.S. Senate June 6, 2001. Daschle took control of the Sentate due to the defection of Senator James Jeffords (I-VT) from the Republican party to become a Independent. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI
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Thomas Andrew "Tom" 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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