Breaking: Daschle withdraws

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    Daschle withdraws as nominee for HHS secretary

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination to be Health and Human Services secretary. That's according to a joint White House statement from President Barack Obama and his former nominee.
    Obama said Tuesday he accepted the withdrawal "with sadness and regret."
    Daschle has been battling for his nomination since it was disclosed he failed to pay more than $120,000 in taxes.
    He said he's withdrawing because he's not a leader who has the full faith of Congress and will be a distraction.
     
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    care4all beat you to it
     
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    I'm sure there were better candidates than Daschle for that office even before the tax scandal's put into consideration.
     
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    looked to me like it was a political payoff
    but lets see who comes next
     
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    Actually, I posted one minute before her.
     
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    Yeah this whole obamalamadingdong appointments process so far has been a farce. Change WHO can believe in? Certainly not me.
     

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