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Sam Stein

Inside Obama's Vetting Process: What Went Wrong?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only a few weeks had passed since the election when Tom Daschle's name was leaked as the nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary. A well-respe...

Jason Linkins

Why Daschle's Withdrawal Isn't Such A Bad Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

Sam Stein

Daschle Could Be Replaced By Two Appointees

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The decision by Tom Daschle to withdraw his nomination for the head of the Department of Health and Human Services has created, potentially, two job o...

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...

Sam Stein

Obama Spokesman: Daschle Chose To Withdraw

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

Obama, Somber And Serious, Goes On Media Blitz

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Serious and occasionally somber, Barack Obama launched a massive media blitz Tuesday evening to address a variety of topics that have consumed his adm...

Sam Stein

Daschle's Tax Problems Worry New Dem Senators

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Revelations that Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Tom Daschle had not paid taxes on a private driver is creating much discomfort for Senate...

Sam Stein

Obama Denies Blagojevich Contact, Promises More Info (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a press conference designed to focus on the appointment of Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Barack Obama was besieged almost ...

Deep Ties: Obama Ran Daschle's Campaign

The American Prospect | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Daschle is no ordinary appointment. Not just because of his experience, or relationships, or prestige. The connection between Daschle and Obama is...

Daschle's Expanded Role: Shepherding Health Care Reform

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Under the best of circumstances, overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services is an enormous undertaking. With 65,000 employees and a budget...