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Tom Daschle Health Care

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. ...

Go Away, Tom Daschle

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

Your "bipartisan proposal" for health care was typical: all the compromise came from the Democratic side. It included no public option, leaving the health care out of health care reform.

Daschle Is Dead Wrong About the Public Option

Mike Lux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Dropping the public option from the health care plan is not a minor issue, and doing it will not help get health care reform passed. In fact, it will almost certainly make the bill die a quick death.

Tax Avoidance as the New "Sin"

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

The modern version of: "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone" has arrived. It is: "Let he (or she) who has not told his accountant to do whatever they can in order to pay the least taxes cast the first stone."

Daschle and The Noise of Democracy

Jamie Stiehm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Stiehm

Sen. Edward Kennedy told me Daschle was a "Senator's senator." He became known for doing the right thing for the right reasons.

Danger: Creeping Puritanism

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Tom Daschle's resignation should have been accepted, however, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused. Responses must be tailored to the "sin." Not all imperfections make a person unfit for office.

Leading Healthcare Change: No Room for Politics as Usual

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

We are facing incredibly difficult decisions, but policies implemented today will help us to live healthier, longer lives, while also saving billions of dollars.

Deliberating on Daschle

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Critics of President Obama will use the Daschle incident to claim that Obama is not really about change, and is captive of the same politicians and lobbyists who have always run Washington.

Daschle's Situation, and the Small-Dollar Solution

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

Like many decent people, Daschle got caught in a bad system that is so corrupted by money it hardly matters whether the money is from good people with good intentions or bad people with bad intentions.

Daschle's Premature Dash

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

The only thing more implausible than believing that a multi-millionaire with national ambitions would willfully try to defraud the IRS of $140,000 is believing that a man like that actually does his own taxes.

Why Is Daschle Out and Geithner In?

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Court

Daschle isn't irreplaceable for health care reformers, but Obama would make a big mistake in appointing a replacement with any lessor convictions on a public heath care option.

The Untold Daschle Story: The Blacklisting of Progressive Economics

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Though Obama won on promises to challenge Wall Street, there has been a calculated effort to stack the administration with the very Wall Street Democrats who created the problems he lamented.

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...

Daschle Pushed Patron For Obama Job: Dem

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle backed the patron who paid him a million-dollar salary and supplied him with a free car and driver for a job inside the Obama administrati...

Steele Urges GOP To Oppose Daschle Over Taxes

Legum's New Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a combative telephone interview with USA Today, RNC Chairman Michael Steele said that all Republicans should oppose Tom Daschle's nomination as sec...

Health Care Groups Paid Daschle Over $200,000 In Past Two Years

Politico | Kenneth Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle, tapped to be President Obama's health czar, was paid more than $200,000 by the health-care industry in the past two years, according to d...

Daschle Chief Of Staff Violates New Lobbyist Rule

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new chief of staff to health reform czar Tom Daschle was a lobbyist through late last year and will have to recuse himself from issues he worked t...

Provide Primary Health Care, Save Money

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jim Clyburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Jim Clyburn

Community health centers are open to patients with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and those who have no insurance at all. No one who walks in is turned away because he or she lacks payment.

Debunking Conservative Health Reform Myths

The Progress Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Progress Report

by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Satyam Khanna, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Ali Frick, Ryan Powers, and Igor Volsky To receive The Progress Repor...

Tom Daschle's Approach: Anything But Clinton

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

They might sit side-by-side in Barack Obama's Cabinet room someday, but Tom Daschle didn't much like Hillary Clinton's tactics for fixing health care ...

Obama Considers Tax on Cabinet

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

President Obama is mulling a controversial new tax program that would require members of his Cabinet to pay taxes owed under the Federal tax code, the White House confirmed today.

Interview with Steve Hildebrand; Steve, Did you tell Progressives to Shut Up?

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Interview done on the Rob Kall Radio Show, live, on WNJC 1360 AM, December 10. 2008 To hear the interview, click this link (good until Jan 10): Con...

Tom Daschle: Health And Human Services Secretary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 12/11 9 AM Daschle will not only serve as Obama's Health and Human Services secretary, a decision expected to be announced today, but wi...