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Crash The Parties

Rich Tafel | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

If Americans were told to choose between two cars, shirts, colors or family sizes, we'd rise up in revolt. Tell us we have only two parties, however, and we accept it as though any alternative is unimaginable.

Sam Stein

Daschle's Call For Bipartisan Civility Meetings Has Been Tried Before, By Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of the Tucson shootings, there have been no shortage of suggestions as to how the government could foster a better sense of ...

Tom Daschle: Public Option Killed By 'Understanding' Between Legislators, Hospitals, Insurers

Wonk Room | Igor Volsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his book, Daschle reveals that after the Senate Finance Committee and the White House convinced hospitals to to accept $155 billion in payment red...

Daschle: Democrats Should Show 'Political Courage' And Pass Senate Health Care Bill

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats should "do the right thing" and approve the Senate's healthcare bill, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) said Monday. ...

The GOP "Comeback" is Really a Throwback

Nathan Daschle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Daschle

American voters will reward the party that optimistically puts forth a concrete plan to return prosperity. And while the jury on the new administration is still out, the case against the GOP has long been closed.

Daschle At Odds With Obama On Health Care

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle, Obama's original pick to overhaul the health care system, is now floating a rival plan, to the administration's chagrin. The Daily Beast'...

Daschle Now Claims He Never Opposed Federal Public Option

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle was almost the Obama administration's health czar before tax problems foiled his nomination. But in the months since he withdrew from the ...

How The Insiders Failed Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, it is "experienced" Beltway insiders who have actually caused the largest problems for Obama.

How To Avoid A Tom Daschle Tax Trip Up

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In just a couple of hours on Tuesday, two high-level nominees for jobs in the Obama administration took themselves out of the running because of tax p...

Go East Young Man and Woman

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Hoeller

When I see Obama not making the tough choices about personal responsibility in the Geithner and Daschle cases, I wonder if it is the same old insider favoritism that so infected the Bush Administration.

Cohn: Daschle Won't Kill Universal Health Care

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Can health care reform go ahead, this year, even without Tom Daschle? Yes. Does this episode--and Daschle's absence--make the task of enacting health...

Tom Daschle Withdrawal Urged By NYT, The Nation

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both the New York Times and The Nation have called for President Obama's Health and Human Services nominee to withdraw from contention over unpaid tax...

Daschle Nomination Withdrawal: Was It The Right Thing To Do?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle, Obama's nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary, has withdrawn from contention after failing to pay taxes on a car service. The a...

Why Should Obama's Poor Choices Surprise Anyone?

Seth Swirsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Swirsky

Democrats chose to deny the reality of who Mr. Obama truly was: A stunningly inexperienced Chicago-bred politician who had made poor choices, in his associations and judgments.

Tom Daschle Tax Problem Emerges: UPDATED

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: February 3, 1:05PM ET: Additional reporting by Sam Stein and Rachel Weiner WASHINGTON -- Tom Daschle withdrew Tuesday as President Barack Oba...

Montana's Three Big-Sky Electoral Votes In the Air

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

There's a fierce battle underway in the red state of Montana with its sparse population, big sky prairies and snow-capped mountains. The 'Treasure Sta...