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Daschle: Health care repeal possible?updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 12:15:00

Fmr. Senate leader Tom Daschle says repeal of health care reform isn't an option, despite big Republican midterm gains.

For Obama: OK, what now?updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:32:00

When Republican Trent Lott sat down for lunch with Democrat Tom Daschle on Monday afternoon, mere hours before voters shellacked President Obama and his party in the midterm elections, it was more than just two former Senate gladiators getting together to reminisce about old times

Obama: 'It feels bad'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 15:32:00

President Obama talks about the "really terrific public servants" who have lost their jobs this election.

A career ally keeps 'Daschle Inc.' steadyupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 13:07:00

Pete Rouse is no stranger to tough battles as Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's (D-S.D.) top aide. He was part of the team that catapulted Daschle into his leadership post in 1994 and four years later helped negotiate the terms of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial.

Fortune: Oil's biggest critics are mostly silentupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 16:10:00

The BP oil spill in the Gulf is shaping up to be the worst environmental crisis in American history. Climate change activist groups have every reason to stand on a soapbox and tout their message about the dangers of oil now, while Washington and the world are listening. But for the most part, they haven't.

Doomsday for Congress' 'old bulls'updated: Wed May 12 2010 18:05:00

There is a term used widely on Capitol Hill, and it needs no explanation to the tens of thousands who work there serving the House and Senate. The term is "old bulls," and it is used to describe the most senior members of Congress.

'Regular guy' Thune is hot commodity in GOP circlesupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:25:00

He walks through Washington's Reagan National Airport, arriving as he does nearly every Monday from a weekend home in South Dakota. He makes his way unnoticed.

Thune keeps conservative rootsupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 14:25:00

Sen. John Thune sits down with CNN's Dana Bash for a one-on-one interview.

Now hiring: Obama still needs to fill top jobsupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 14:59:00

More than seven months into office, President Obama still has a number of top posts to fill, which one expert said could be hurting the nation's security.

Commentary: This isn't much of a recess for Congressupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 08:07:00

It's hard to believe that eight months have gone by and my first year in Congress is two-thirds complete.

Potential Geithner deputy out of the runningupdated: Fri Mar 06 2009 01:58:00

A leading contender to serve as the top deputy to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is no longer under consideration for the post, as 17 top jobs at the department remain unfilled in the middle of the financial crisis.

CNNMoney: Health crisis: 'A bankruptcy every 30 seconds'updated: Thu Mar 05 2009 15:57:00

The Obama administration is hosting a summit Thursday designed to cure a frustrated patient battling a persistent ailment: The United States and its rising health care costs.

Obama's trade rep pick owes almost $10,000 in taxesupdated: Mon Mar 02 2009 22:36:00

Former Dallas, Texas, Mayor Ron Kirk, who is President Obama's nominee to be the U.S. trade representative, owes nearly $10,000 in taxes. He's the fourth Obama pick that has come under fire for tax issues.

White House: Obama asks Sebelius to be HHS secretaryupdated: Sat Feb 28 2009 19:11:00

President Obama on Saturday asked Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to be his nominee for Health and Human Services secretary, according to two White House officials.

Officials: Sebelius in lead for Health and Human Services postupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 21:30:00

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is a leading contender to become the next secretary of the Health and Human Services department, two senior administration officials told CNN. However, the officials stressed that President Obama is still checking out several other potential nominees for the critical job of shepherding his health-care reform plan through Congress.

Opinions: Most don't hold Obama's missteps against himupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 13:58:00

President Obama is riding on high approval ratings, despite a number of failed high-profile nominations that have caused headaches for the young administration.

Comment: Death, taxes, mistakesupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 18:25:00

They say that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. The White House ought to send out a memo as a reminder.

Unhappy voters jam Capitol Hill phone linesupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 18:17:00

The recent debate over the nearly $900 billion economic stimulus plan and revelations of tax problems by three Obama administration appointees have voters angrily jamming phone lines on Capitol Hill to air their frustrations to their elected representatives.

Obama: 'No silver bullet'updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 18:17:00

President Obama says there is 'no silver bullet' to fixing the economy.

With Daschle out, what's next for Obama's health agenda?updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 10:13:00

Former Sen. Tom Daschle's decision to withdraw his nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services has observers buzzing about what the loss means to President Obama's health care agenda.

Obama nominees withdrawupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 10:13:00

Mark Preston and Patricia Murphy give their take on the withdrawal of two Obama nominees.

Obama: 'I screwed up' on Daschle appointmentupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 08:20:00

President Barack Obama on Tuesday admitted he made a mistake in handling the nomination of Tom Daschle as his health and human services secretary, saying Daschle's tax problems sent a message that the politically powerful are treated differently from average people.

Pressure on Daschle reaches tipping pointupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 04:15:00

The White House insists that it was entirely former Sen. Tom Daschle's decision to withdraw his nomination, but some observers say he didn't have a choice.

Daschle withdrawsupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 04:15:00

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answers questions about Tom Daschle's HHS withdrawal.

Commentary: Daschle did the honorable thingupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 03:18:00

Sports fans argue that the National Football League is the toughest game outside of war. I would argue Washington politics is also a pretty rough arena.

Daschle out: Instant analysisupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 03:15:00

HLN's Chuck Roberts breaks down Tom Daschle's withdrawal with NPR political editor Ken Rudin.

Daschle withdraws as HHS nomineeupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 03:15:00

Former Sen. Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to head the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a statement Tuesday from the White House.

Obama discusses Daschle, the economyupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 23:35:00

President Obama joined CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday to discuss the withdrawal of Tom Daschle as health and human services secretary-designate and the state of the U.S. economy. Here is a transcript of the interview:

Tax issues prompt Obama nominee to withdrawupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 14:14:00

Nancy Killefer withdrew her nomination Tuesday to become the Obama administration's chief performance officer, citing unspecified problems with District of Columbia unemployment tax.

Commentary: Obama's ethics vow at riskupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 13:21:00

The appointment process which started out so smoothly for President Obama has turned into a problem.

Commentary: Transparency in Obama administration?updated: Tue Feb 03 2009 09:24:00

All this week, we're taking aim at one word and one theme. It is something the president has promised and we're holding him to it: transparency. If it's more than an updated campaign slogan, the president might start by looking at his own Cabinet picks.

Cabinet tax woesupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 09:24:00

CNN's Campbell Brown questions tax issues that have surfaced with two of Obama's cabinet picks.

Daschle apologizesupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 22:00:00

Tom Daschle apologizes to President Obama and the American people for making a mistake on his taxes.

Daschle 'deeply embarrassed' over tax issuesupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 22:00:00

Democratic senators stood behind Health and Human Services Secretary-designate Tom Daschle Monday after a closed-door session of the Senate Finance Committee on the former South Dakota senator's tax troubles.

Obama's Daschle distractionupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 11:02:00

As the Obama administration pushes his economic plan, it faces another distraction. CNN's Elaine Quijano explains.

Senators voice support for Daschle over tax recordsupdated: Sun Feb 01 2009 11:02:00

Four prominent Democratic senators spoke out Saturday in support of former Sen. Tom Daschle, whose tax records have come under scrutiny since President Obama nominated him for a Cabinet position.

CNNMoney: Daschle's tax records under fireupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 20:50:00

The Senate Finance committee will meet Monday to review the tax records of former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services who, according to sources, didn't pay taxes on a car and driver he had been loaned.

Obama names CIA, national intelligence directorsupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:19:00

President-elect Barack Obama on Friday announced Leon Panetta as his pick for CIA director and retired Adm. Dennis Blair for director of national intelligence.

Obama picks security teamupdated: Fri Jan 09 2009 14:19:00

President-elect Barack Obama has selected Leon Panetta as CIA director and Dennis Blair as director of national intelligence.

Daschle: Urgent reform neededupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 21:16:00

Tom Daschle, the new administration's point man on health care reform, calls flaws in health care "corrosive."

Daschle: Health care flaws threaten economic securityupdated: Thu Jan 08 2009 21:16:00

President-elect Barack Obama's point man on health care reform wasted no time in portraying a sense of urgency on the issue at his confirmation hearing Thursday.

Commentary: Secrets to success in Washingtonupdated: Tue Jan 06 2009 11:27:00

To most Democrats and many Americans, the Bush/Cheney nightmare is over!

Daschle honored at nominationupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 13:41:00

Tom Daschle says he is honored to be nominated as President-elect Obama's health care point man.

Obama taps Daschle as 'lead architect' of health care planupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 13:41:00

President-elect Barack Obama announced Thursday that he has chosen former Sen. Tom Daschle to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Daschle to get Health and Human Services nod Thursdayupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 22:12:00

Former Sen. Tom Daschle will be announced Thursday as President-elect Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, a Democratic source said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Mapping a renewable energy agendaupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 14:37:00

Renewable energy advocates were upbeat Thursday as they met in Washington, D.C. to discuss upcoming energy policies expected under a new Obama Administration.

Vetting Hillary Clintonupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 23:09:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on the vetting of Sen. Hillary Clinton for secretary of state.

Obama aides say Clinton 'on track' for secretary of state jobupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 23:09:00

President-elect Obama is on track to nominate Sen. Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state after Thanksgiving, three aides on Obama's transition team told CNN Thursday.

Sources: Napolitano top choice for homeland security secretaryupdated: Thu Nov 20 2008 23:05:00

President-elect Barack Obama's top choice for secretary of homeland security is Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, multiple Democratic sources close to the transition told CNN on condition of anonymity.

Next Secretary of State?updated: Sat Nov 15 2008 15:32:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper and panelists discuss potential candidates for the next Secretary of State.

Obama, Biden appoint advisersupdated: Sat Nov 15 2008 15:32:00

A longtime friend of Barack and Michelle Obama's has been appointed as a senior adviser to the incoming president.

Democrats jockeying for top Obama Cabinet postsupdated: Fri Nov 07 2008 11:16:00

To the victor belong the spoils, and after eight years out of the White House, Democrats want to be spoiled with high-profile jobs.

Anthrax 'bumbling' criticizedupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 20:37:00

Former Sen. Tom Daschle criticizes the anthrax investigation and defends Barack Obama's energy plan.

Intended anthrax target has doubts about probeupdated: Mon Aug 04 2008 20:37:00

An intended recipient of one of the anthrax-laced letters sent in 2001's anthrax scare said Monday he was "very skeptical" of the government's investigation.

Daschle backs Obama in presidential primary raceupdated: Wed Feb 21 2007 18:34:00

Former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle is throwing his support to Sen. Barack Obama in the scramble for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, an Obama campaign aide told CNN.

Doctor: Senator responding to voice, touchupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 00:06:00

Sen. Tim Johnson, who underwent brain surgery Thursday morning, is responding to word and touch, his doctor said.

Frist's 'Tin Ear'updated: Thu Aug 18 2005 19:41:00

A prominent Republican who had not been to Washington lately last week dropped into the capital, a city in the doldrums with both Congress and the president out of town. He was struck by one unexpected topic concentrating the attention of Republican insiders. It was not Iraq, Social Security or the Supreme Court.

Political plays of the yearupdated: Fri Dec 31 2004 12:19:00

What would New Year's Eve be without party favors?

Daschle: 'Grateful for every moment'updated: Fri Nov 19 2004 22:11:00

Drawing the curtain on a decade as the Senate's Democratic leader and more than a quarter century in Congress, Sen. Tom Daschle bid farewell to his colleagues on the Senate floor Friday, saying he is approaching his future outside of Congress with "great optimism, hope and anticipation."

Herding the Democratsupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 15:58:00

Harry Reid is the kind of adversary who might just wear you down.

Dorgan keeps Senate leadership positionupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 15:02:00

U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota said Friday that he will remain chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee in the coming congressional session.

CNNMoney: Asbestos bill may get new pushupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 06:05:00

Business lobbyists are confident they will now be able to win congressional approval for legislation to end asbestos litigation, according to a published report.

Democrat Reid seeks Senate leadership postupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 16:28:00

In the wake of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's election defeat Tuesday, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said Wednesday that he has enough support among his colleagues to become the next Democratic leader.

A message of hopeupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 09:04:00

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GOP increases control in Senateupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 08:37:00

Republican challenger John Thune beat Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, adding a South Dakota Senate seat to GOP gains in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and the Carolinas.

Thune unseats Senate minority leader Daschleupdated: Wed Nov 03 2004 03:43:00

Former GOP Rep. John Thune has defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle after portraying the incumbent as an obstructionist who was out of touch with South Dakota voters.

CNN projects GOP will increase control in Senateupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 16:54:00

Republicans were projected to increase their grip on the Senate with a strong showing across the South Tuesday, and the Senate's top Democrat was projected to lose his seat in South Dakota.

Battling to tip the balance updated: Mon Nov 01 2004 17:33:00

There are just 10 Senate races where party turnovers are considered possible, and just two where turnovers are considered likely.

Making the most of the festivitiesupdated: Tue Aug 31 2004 18:49:00

They may be big names back home, but at this week's convention many top Republicans will cede the limelight to President Bush while busying themselves networking, raising money and energizing themselves for their own campaigns.

Dems and The Third Wayupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 14:58:00

The last place you'd expect to hear a politician promoting a centrist initiative to seek bipartisan solutions is at a political party convention.

Daschle: 'We will get America back on the right track'updated: Tue Jul 27 2004 20:59:00

Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle spoke Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. This is a transcript of his speech.

Senators warned on terror threatsupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 20:10:00

The chiefs of the CIA and FBI told senators Thursday that the current terror threat against the United States is at its highest level since the attacks of September 11, 2001, according to senators and congressional staff who were present at the closed-door meeting.

What does 'W' stand for?updated: Fri May 21 2004 08:50:00

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Bush's bills: Lost in actionupdated: Mon Apr 26 2004 09:51:00

One casualty of the war in Iraq and the way it has dominated the nation's attention is President Bush's legislative agenda.

Cheney in the spotlightupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 08:54:00

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A day for hearings, hostingsupdated: Wed Apr 14 2004 11:03:00

Three key storylines play out today: President Bush at the White House with Ariel Sharon. John Kerry in New York with Hillary Clinton. And the ongoing 9/11 commission hearings with George Tenet and Robert Mueller.

Kerry back on campaign trailupdated: Mon Apr 05 2004 09:11:00

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Senate approves housing secretaryupdated: Thu Apr 01 2004 13:08:00

The Senate has approved President Bush's nominee for housing secretary, Alphonso Jackson, despite threats from Democrats to block the nomination in protest of White House appointments of federal judges while Congress is out of session.

Gunfightupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 04:39:00

Democrats are eager to fight this election on the economy, education, the deficit -- but today they're stuck fighting each other over one of the most potent wedge issues around -- guns.

Kerry in the crosshairsupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 05:16:00

Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie delivers another broadside against John Kerry today at the RNC winter meeting in Washington. We can summarize it in a single tried and true phrase: "soft on defense."

Response from Pelosi, Daschleupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 18:39:00

After President Bush's State of the Union speech, a Democratic response was delivered by House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota.

Huge spending bill blocked in Senateupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 16:12:00

Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans blocked a giant spending bill Tuesday, but Senate leaders from both parties said they expect the legislation to pass by week's end.

Democrats respond to Bush's speechupdated: Mon Jan 19 2004 22:31:00

In response to President Bush's State of the Union address, two congressional leaders discussed Democratic priorities on topics including health care, the economy and national security.

Through the past, darklyupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 08:22:00

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Thune, take two?updated: Mon Jan 05 2004 06:02:00

John Thune is set to announce Monday night whether he'll challenge Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in November, and while nothing's certain until Thune says the word, top Republicans in Washington are confident he'll run.

Game on! (Iowa, Iowa, Iowa)updated: Mon Jan 05 2004 05:19:00

We took a much-needed break over the past two weeks. But as anyone with an e-mail inbox knows, the '04 Democrats did not.

Thune to challenge Daschle in South Dakotaupdated: Sun Jan 04 2004 22:17:00

Setting up an expensive, high-stakes race with national implications, former GOP Rep. John Thune of South Dakota announced Monday night that he will try to unseat the Senate's top Democrat, Minority Leader Tom Daschle, in November's election.

Fortune: The Democrats' Economic Planupdated: Mon Oct 14 2002 00:01:00

It's tempting to let the above headline stand by itself, on an otherwise blank page. Fact is, the Democrats not only don't have an economic plan--they don't even have an outline of one or, it seems...

Money Magazine: Toothless Tigers Pols talk tough on corporate crime but offer weak measures.updated: Sun Sep 01 2002 00:01:00

Investor confidence continues to erode, despite new legislation to restore corporate responsibility and accountability, and the markets appear to be well on their way to a third straight yearly dec...

Fortune: Rancor Returns to D.C.updated: Mon Oct 15 2001 00:01:00

There's an atmosphere of comity in the nation's capital right now. Pictures of President Bush embracing Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, and then reaching literally over an aisle to shake the ha...

Fortune: The Fortune Hype Indexupdated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

This hasn't been the most stable year for those in the public eye. Cisco, once unassailable, has become unmentionable. The bickering, underachieving Lakers transformed themselves into the Second Co...

Money Magazine: MONEY Readers Complain About The Clout Special-Interest Cash Often Buys In Congressupdated: Thu Jan 01 1998 00:01:00

Readers responded vehemently to MONEY's December article "Look Who's Cashing in on Congress," our report on how campaign contributions by special interests can influence legislation. You expressed ...

Fortune: YOU WANT ACCESS? WHAT'S IT WORTH TO YOU? LEGAL BRIBERYupdated: Mon Apr 28 1997 00:01:00

"Everyone does it" is no excuse, but politicians aren't lying when they say selling access for campaign cash is a Washington staple. The next election is 20 months away, but fund givers are alread...

Fortune: The case for stereotyping, Domesticrats uncork one, monopoly in the cockpit, and other matters. DEMOCRATS IN THE DESERTupdated: Mon Apr 22 1991 00:01:00

Your servant was recently boning up on drug therapy, but not because he needs any. Friends, our studies were undertaken for defensive purposes only. We are still playing deep safety, as it were, ag...

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