We've got to be in Afghanistan more effectively. We've got to be sure that we're dealing with the war on terror where it really has generated the greatest degree of threat to the United States. That isn't Iraq. That is Afghanistan and it's worldwideDaschle calls for increased Afghan support Jun 22, 2008
A large number of superdelegates were holding back, waiting until the last vote was counted, and then they're going to step forwardIckes: Rules resolution took Clinton votes Jun 01, 2008
But there is a great deal of anger out there, a great deal of sentiment that we've got to see change in this country and that unless Washington breaks with its past and accepts the fact that this sentiment is really deep-seated, is palpable, we're not going to see the change we need in this countryNutter 'saddened' by Obama comments Apr 13, 2008
There were times when he rose to the occasion and showed himself to be a real pragmatistMcCain rarely talks of overtures with Dems Mar 24, 2008
The message I deliver to labor unions and business leaders is the same one I share with doctors, hospitals and insurance companiesDaschle playing key role in health reforms Aug 23, 2009
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.