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Tom Daschle

A Modest Proposal

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Clothier

In view of the "tax problems" that are plaguing the confirmation of Barack Obama's nominees, I have a modest proposal.

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.

Winning Isn't Everything -- In More Than One Sense

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

I'd stop asking for people to support crucial proposals like the stimulus package until I actually tell them what is involved, because the press isn't bothering to do so.

Howard Dean Must Be Losing It

Jake Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jake Goldman

Howard Dean is sitting in a chair in his underwear, eating a bowl of beans with a fork. His hair is really messed up. The TV is blaring an interview between President Barack Obama and NBC News Anchor, Brian Williams.

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.

Time to Cut Bait on the Losers

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Obama is carrying a silent-but-deadly majority group of leaders that are not represented in the MSM, the populist political establishment, or the right-wing crackpots that dominate the establishment Hill.

Dump Dirty Daschle, Designate Dean

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Daschle is not the right man for rescuing our health care system. He's the right man to protect corporate interests, to put on a show of smoke and mirrors. Give the job to Dean.

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.

The Daily Szep- Tax Crook

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Szep


Jason Linkins

AP: Obama "Seen By Some As Arrogant" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've heard it said that good journalism afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted, but for my money, I love an article that includes insight...

Cheney Unplugged

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The $60 million question, though, is where is our outrage that any elected official can break the law, and be arrogant enough to publicly admit it, confident that he will inevitably escape prosecution for his acts.

Obama Needs a New Brain Trust

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Obama is in danger of seeing his first 100 days derailed. So far, he's been on the defensive, apologizing for the ways of old Washington. He wasn't elected to restore the Clinton era, but to usher in his own.

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...

Jason Linkins

Why Daschle's Withdrawal Isn't Such A Bad Thing | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The whole world is performing their post-mortem wrestle with the departure of Tom Daschle from the Obama administration, and What It Means. For my mo...

Maureen Dowd Compares Daschle To 9/11

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In her New York Times column Wednesday, Maureen Dowd suggests that Tom Daschle's withdrawal from contention as nominee to run Health and Human Service...

Did Obama's Big Apology Turn the Salary Cap into a Magician's Hat?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

Salary cap spankings for execs at bailed out giants. The President of the United States confessing "I screwed up" on national TV. This is shocking. But shocking good or shocking bad?

Obama's First Fifteen Days

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The expansion of SCHIP is a historic health care development and is a reminder that despite the drama, President Obama is able to deliver the change he promised.

Cabinet Nominees: They Never Tell, They Never Learn

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Have all these prospective nominees become so thoroughly Washingtonized that it doesn't even occur to them that anyone might look askance at this sweetheart deal or that interesting bit of tax avoidance?

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...

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.

Daschle Withdrawal Leaves White House 'At A Loss' | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Long before the Senate had a chance to consider his nomination to be secretary of health and human services, Thomas A. Daschle was hard at work pressi...

Sam Stein

Obama Spokesman: Daschle Chose To Withdraw | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration expressed contrition and sadness over the withdrawal of Tom Daschle's nomination to head the Department of Health and Human S...

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...

Obama NBC Interview: "I Screwed Up"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama did a series of television interviews Tuesday with the intention of promoting his stimulus plan. But with two of his nominees withdraw...

Democratic Tax Goof Follies

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The Daschle-Geithner-Killefer tax goof is based on an almost-unconscious hope that the system they theoretically want to work ... won't.