War secrets rattle Congress, Bush

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- President Bush Tuesday scolded a contrite Congress for leaking sensitive information, but lawmakers said they still need classified

Terrorism bill power does not end

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- An anti-terrorism bill the Senate will consider next week does not include a 2-year "sunset" on new surveillance powers that was included in a House version to

Bush expands displaced worker benefits

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- President Bush on Thursday proposed extending by 13 weeks unemployment compensation for the nation's displaced employees in the states hardest hit by job losses
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Partisanship delays airport security bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A package of measures that would radically change the way American airports operate has stalled in the Senate over partisan differences, leading Senate Majority

Senate to 'expedite' anti-terrorism bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The Senate next week will consider an anti-terrorism bill that omits key civil liberties safeguards included in a House version, sources familiar with the Senat

Senate to expedite anti-terrorism bill


Partisanship delays airport security bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A package of measures to radically change the way U.S. airports operate has stalled in the Senate over partisan differences, which led Senate Majority Leader To

House passes antiterrorism bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The House Judiciary Committee sent to the full House Wednesday a bill that would hand sweeping new powers to the government to spy on, detain and deport suspect

Senate mulls stimulus options

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Treasury Secretary Paul O?Neill told Congress Wednesday that President Bush wants a stimulus plan of between $60 billion and $75 billion to avert a severe recession triggered by last month?s terrorist attacks.

Bush reassures Wall Street executives

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- President Bush on Wednesday reassured national business leaders that the government would do everything it could to get the economy growing again in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

GOP turns up heat on terror package

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Republicans Tuesday warned that to prevent future terrorist attacks Congress must quickly agree to a bill handing the government powerful new tools to spy on an

Sen. Thurmond treated after collapse

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., is receiving "precautionary" treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington Tuesday, after collapsing on the Senate flo

NATO, Blair boost in anti-terror war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- NATO and British Prime Minister Tony Blair separately injected fresh resolve Monday into the U.S.-led war against terrorism, making it clear they stood with the

Thurmond concious after spell in Senate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., was conscious and apparently alert as he was escorted from the Senate floor in a wheelchair Tuesday morning, after collapsing in th

Congress set to run on overtime

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The government next week will begin using funds from temporary spending measures zipped through Congress this week to prevent the government from shutting down
MARK BENJAMIN, Congressional Bureau Chief
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Tom Daschle
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

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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