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  • So Much for Hope over Fear

    02/06/2009 2:22:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 619+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared "we have chosen hope over fear." Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill. And so much for the promise to banish the money changers and influence peddlers from the temple. An ostentatious executive order banning lobbyists was immediately followed by the nomination of at least a dozen current or former lobbyists to high position. Followed by a Treasury secretary who allegedly couldn't understand the payroll tax provisions in his 1040. Followed by Tom Daschle, who had to fall...
  • For Sale: Tom Daschle's 1971 Pontiac and Ethics

    02/05/2009 3:49:18 PM PST · by APStyle7 · 5 replies · 511+ views
    HopieChangie.com ^ | 2/5/2009 | HC
    Tom Daschle hasn't always been driven around in corporate paid limos. Once upon a time, back in the days of political expediency, Tommy D could barely afford floormats and Penzoil. Before he began telling us how to treat our health lives, he was telling us how to live our financial lives. In this timely YouTube recovery, Tom railed on the ills of Washington's limousine-elite, a mere decade before he became one. link...Get your dirty farm hands off my paintjob!... Don't hate Tom Daschle because he changed. Hate Tom Daschle because he is didn't pay his taxes, tried to get his...
  • Helen Thomas: "Nobody Is Perfect" - ref. Obama Cabinet selection troubles [HORRIFIC IMAGE WARNING]

    02/05/2009 2:51:32 PM PST · by seanmerc · 60 replies · 2,362+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 4 Feb 09 | The ever-objective infobabe, HELEN THOMAS!!!
    “Nobody is perfect” was the not-so-profound observation of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs over the past several days as he tried to fend off criticism of the tax troubles of three top appointees. One of the three -- Timothy Geithner -- survived congressional and public scrutiny and was confirmed as secretary of treasury. But former South Dakota Sen. Tom Daschle -- who made a bundle in speaking fees and giving advice to health-care companies after he was defeated for re-election -- felt compelled to bow out from his nomination as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services...
  • Amid anger, Obama seeks right tone (Hey Obama, CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?)

    02/05/2009 4:25:37 AM PST · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 1,041+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/4/2009 | Alec MacGillis
    President Obama, who swept to the White House on a message of hope and inspiration, is struggling to contend with a different emotion among Americans -- anger. Livid about their own vanished jobs and decimated retirement accounts, people across the country are being subjected to story after story about the excesses of the wealthy: the $18 billion paid out in Wall Street bonuses last year, the $35,000 chest of drawers for the Merrill Lynch chief executive's office, the planned Wells Fargo retreat in Las Vegas. This week, they got a new target: an Obama Cabinet nominee who had earned millions...
  • Hard Times at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

    02/05/2009 11:51:59 AM PST · by An Old Man · 20 replies · 1,325+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02-04-2009 | Joel Achenbach
    Reading this morning's dispatches from the scene of the Daschle crash -- everyone gingerly stepping through the wreckage, trying to comprehend the forces that generated such a highlight-reel wipeout -- it seems obvious that it had to end this way. It ended because the alternative was class warfare (enthusiastically stoked, no doubt, by partisans and media loudmouths). Yeah: A Shays Rebellion for our time. Peasants with pitchforks. Tom Daschle had to be jettisoned in an attempt to stave off a tax revolt that could potentially drain the Treasury faster than even the porkiest "recovery" bill. Officially, he withdrew without being...
  • Andrea Mitchell feels Tom Daschle’s pain

    02/05/2009 6:14:35 AM PST · by slomark · 28 replies · 978+ views
    Andrea Mitchell feels badly for tax-dodgin’ Tom Daschle. She really does. “I just got off the phone with Tom Daschle,” she said sympathetically on MSNBC. “And it was an emotional conversation…it sounded as though he were tearful, overwrought.” When Republican Senator Jim DeMint contended that Democrat support for Daschle’s nomination had wavered, Mitchell was clearly upset. “You can say that the Democrats were uncomfortable as well,” Mitchell lectured, “but they were all supporting him publicly.” “So this does read to the public as though the Republicans went after this man,” she wondered aloud, “someone that the President very much wanted,...
  • Inside Obama's sausage factory

    02/05/2009 6:12:47 AM PST · by LBSTx · 5 replies · 1,065+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/09 | William Tate
    In the end, Tom Daschle had to go, not because of his tax problems, but because he had allowed a glimpse inside the Obama sausage factory. And what folks saw could have made even a certain peanut plant look pristine by comparison. It can be argued that Daschle's tax avoidance was less egregious than Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's, even though the amount was substantially more....
  • Remember The Bush/Chimpanzee Picture That Liberals Thought Was Sooooo Funny?...

    02/04/2009 9:58:22 PM PST · by DissidentDingo · 72 replies · 3,971+ views
    I’m sure you’ve seen that one. It was a picture comparing various expressions of President Bush to various expressions of a monkey that made the rounds on the internet? Liberals circulated a lot of funny little pictures of Bush on the internet… didn’t they. Well, I thought it would be a good time to return the favor. I plan on returning a lot of favors in the years to come…oodles of them, one might say. I thought about responding in kind, but I’m not about to make it that easy for the libs. I do, however, plan on showing Barack...
  • Tom Daschle's Washington His riches illustrate The Expanding Power Of The Political Class.

    02/04/2009 6:07:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 869+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | February 4, 2009
    REVIEW & OUTLOOKFEBRUARY 4, 2009 Tom Daschle's Washington His riches illustrate the expanding power of the political class. Just as Tom Daschle's Senate pals were preparing to grant absolution for his six-figure tax-free limousine -- could've happened to anyone -- the former Majority Leader yesterday withdrew his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Give Mr. Daschle credit for making the honorable choice, and sparing President Obama from a bipartisan populist revolt. Before this episode vanishes into Beltway lore, however, it's worth drawing a few lessons. Especially because the political left seems to want to make this a...
  • After Daschle and Killefer, Why Should Rangel Get a Pass?

    02/04/2009 2:13:15 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,053+ views
    National Review ^ | February 04, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    If Tom Daschle's failure to pay taxes was enough to keep him out of the job of Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Nancy Killefer's failure to pay taxes was enough to keep her out of the job of chief performance officer, why is Charlie Rangel's failure to pay taxes on thousands of dollars of annual rental income, for about 20 years in a row, not expected to amount to anything? He's boasting that the House Ethics Committee is going to give him a pass. If so, it'll be a whitewash,
  • EVERYBODY SAY GOODBYE TO TOM DASCHLE

    02/04/2009 10:54:13 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 37 replies · 1,811+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | February 4, 2009 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Well now, that certainly didn't take all that long, did it? Nearing the end of yesterdays program we got word that Nancy Killefer was out. I thought that maybe she was being tossed to the wolves by Obama as a sacrificial lamb to give them something to chew on. Not so. She was a domino .. not a lamb .. and the next to fall was none other than the man with the Sally Jesse Rafael glasses, Tom Terrific himself, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Lordy, what a shame. Then later in the day we find out even more...
  • Daschle gave speech on tax cheats [video at link]

    02/04/2009 11:26:13 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies · 579+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 4, 2009 | Joseph Curl
    If Tom Daschle had his way, Tom Daschle would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for failing to pay his taxes. At least according to the old Tom Daschle, who gave an impassioned speech on the Senate floor about the scourge of tax scofflaws. "Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter," the former Senate Majority Leader said in 1998 during a debate on a bill reforming the Internal Revenue Service. [video at source link]
  • Echoing earlier flaps, Daschle woes humble Obama

    02/04/2009 10:25:44 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 25 replies · 735+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 02/03/2009 | By CHARLES BABINGTON
    Two weeks into his presidency, Barack Obama proved that even a clearly gifted politician cannot escape the gravitational pull of Washington forces that he has vowed to reform.
  • New Obama poster for the post-Daschle era

    02/04/2009 9:59:15 AM PST · by inkling · 7 replies · 2,165+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2009 | Jon
  • “News” Media's latest Spin: Tone Down Enthusiasm for Obama to Save the Market?

    02/04/2009 9:06:00 AM PST · by publius321 · 2 replies · 378+ views
    http://www.OurHussein.com ^ | February 4, 2009
    I just read a most amusing column at Marketwatch.com written by Mark Hulbert. The title reads “Is Obama Too Popular?” (for the market). The column suggests that there may be a correlation between presidential approval ratings and market performance in a way most people would not expect. Hulbert wrote “Though it might initially strike you as odd that the stock market would perform poorly when a president's rating is very high, it actually makes sense.” Yes it does make sense, perfect sense but for a different reason than...
  • Well, that certainly didn't take long (Liberals depressed by Obama's Failed Administration)

    02/04/2009 6:53:40 AM PST · by pabianice · 75 replies · 2,686+ views
    New York Fishwrap ^ | 2/4/09 | Dowd
    On 9/11, President Bush learned of disaster while reading “The Pet Goat” to grade-school kids. On Tuesday, President Obama escaped from disaster by reading “The Moon Over Star” to grade-school kids. “We were just tired of being in the White House,” the two-week-old president, with Michelle at his side, explained to students at a public charter school near the White House. Even as he told the children his favorite superheroes were Batman and Spider-Man, his own dream of being the superhero who swoops in to swiftly save America was going SPLAT! It just ain’t that easy. Unlike W. and Dick...
  • Replenishing Treasury Revenues

    02/04/2009 7:07:10 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 5 replies · 190+ views
    Bohicaville ^ | 2/4/09 | jeffsher63
    The Federal Government is spending money like a Congressman adding pork to unrelated legislation, and has now had to resort to printing money to keep up with spending. The simple solution is for President Obama to line up several dozen candidates for open Cabinet positions. The Democrat candidate will pay back taxes and penalties, the media and public will find out about the candidate being a tax cheat, the candidate will step down, another one will come forward, the cycle repeats, and the Treasury will be replenished.
  • LISTEN LIVE:SOUND OFF CONNECTICUT WITH JIM VICEVICH: 9AM TILL RUSH 02/04/2009

    02/04/2009 6:59:01 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies · 331+ views
    LISTEN LIVE:SOUND OFF CONNECTICUT WITH JIM VICEVICH: 9AM TILL RUSH ^ | 02/04/2009 | LISTEN LIVE:SOUND OFF CONNECTICUT WITH JIM VICEVICH: 9AM TILL RUSH
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  • How to Avoid a Tom Daschle (/Geithner/Kennedy/Rangel/Killefer) Tax Problem

    02/04/2009 6:04:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1,176+ views
    Gainsville.com ^ | 2/04/09 | RON LIEBER
    How to Avoid a Tom Daschle Tax ProblemRON LIEBER Last Modified: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 5:21 a.m. 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 problems that they could have avoided. So what sort of mess is lurking in your return? Tom Daschle, who was to head the Health and Human Services Department, had income that he didn’t report in a timely fashion. Nancy Killefer, who was Mr. Obama’s nominee for chief White House performance officer, had a nanny tax problem....
  • Tom Daschle's Washington -- His riches illustrate the expanding power of the political class.

    02/04/2009 4:52:08 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 18 replies · 903+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | 02-04-09 | Wall Street Journal Editors
    <p>Just as Tom Daschle's Senate pals were preparing to grant absolution for his six-figure tax-free limousine -- could've happened to anyone -- the former Majority Leader yesterday withdrew his nomination to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Give Mr. Daschle credit for making the honorable choice, and sparing President Obama from a bipartisan populist revolt.</p>
  • Obama Running Low On Cabinet Hopefuls Who Actually Pay Taxes

    02/04/2009 4:50:46 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 20 replies · 698+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 2-4-2009 | Sven Waring
    Change has come... Washington D.C. still seems to be full of parasitic, self-serving hypocrites.Before the Obama administration can begin redistributing wealth they need to find team members who have actually redistributed their own wealth.With three cabinet appointees already dropping out because of tax issues, Barack Obama is running out of people who know what taxes are, let alone how to pay them.Former Senator Thomas Daschle, a candidate to head up the Department of Health, withdrew from nomination after he said he thought taxes were small pins used to put up posters and calendars. He said had no idea he needed...
  • Daschle Reactions from Ground Zero of Health Care Reform

    02/04/2009 3:42:56 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 907+ views
    The New Republic ^ | February 3, 2009 | Jonathan Cohn
    On the lowest level of the J.W. Marriott in downtown D.C., hundreds of leading health care experts attending the AcademyHealth's conference are still reeling from the announcement of Daschle's withdrawal. "Honest to god, I'm stupefied by this," said Marie Michnich from the Institute of Medicine, shortly after the news broke this afternoon. "Now, to see all the work that's been lost. We had a sense of how it was going to work--how we were going to coordinate [health care reform] with the White House. And now we're just spinning." Others seemed similarly flabbergasted. "No, no, no--oh no!" exclaimed Judith Leavitt,...
  • Tax cheats embraced by Barack Obama

    02/04/2009 3:17:14 AM PST · by xtinct · 7 replies · 755+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/4/09 | Jonah Goldberg
    During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden insisted that paying taxes is a patriotic duty. No, scratch that. He said that supporting a tax hike was the American thing to do. “It’s time to be patriotic,” he told America’s putative tax slackers. When asked whether he might be questioning the patriotism of people who don’t want higher taxes, Biden took things to the next rhetorical level. Forget patriotism, said Joe, paying higher taxes is a religious obligation to help your fellow man. So the senator who gave an average of $369 a year to charity over the previous decade fulfills a...
  • Tax problems torpedo two big Obama nominations (A Circus per Drudge)

    02/04/2009 1:38:48 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Myway via AP ^ | 1/3/09 | Jennifer Loven
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama on Tuesday gave up his nomination fight for Tom Daschle and a second high-profile appointee who failed to pay all their taxes, fearing ugly confirmation battles that would undercut his claims to ethical high ground and cripple his presidency in just its second week. "I screwed up," he declared. "It's important for this administration to send a message that there aren't two sets of rules - you know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes," Obama said in one of a series of interviews with TV anchors....
  • Time for TimGeithner to step down, too

    02/03/2009 7:06:44 PM PST · by Restore America · 64 replies · 1,742+ views
    CNBC ^ | 2/03/2009 | Larry Kudlow
    Now that Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination for health secretary because of his failure to pay taxes, and Nancy Killefer, who was appointed chief performance officer and deputy OMB director, has also withdrawn because of non-payment of taxes, it is time for Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner to do exactly the same. Geithner never answered the question put to him by senators Kyl and Bunning: Would he have paid his back taxes if he were not nominated to run the Treasury? His issue has never been resolved. He will never have the full trust of the country. Consider this: Daschle...
  • Caption Tom Daschle

    02/03/2009 7:14:31 PM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 54 replies · 2,283+ views
  • Obama's hopes Daschled (RATS not paying taxes @ epidemic proportions?)

    02/03/2009 7:00:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 965+ views
    Salon ^ | 2/04/09 | Mike Madden
    Obama's hopes DaschledHis ties to the former senator may have blinded him to potential ethics problems -- but in the end, the president takes the blame. By Mike Madden Feb. 4, 2009 | WASHINGTON -- Things would probably have gone a lot more smoothly for Tom Daschle if the whole country worked the way Washington does, at least at its most stratified levels. You serve in a high government post for a while, then you lose an election, and your friends step in to support you with helpful things like, say, a $1 million-a-year job in private equity, and a...
  • Annual Tax Turkey Awards (Kennedy, Rangel, Daschle, Geithner, Billy Jeff - all RATS?)

    02/03/2009 6:20:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 1,044+ views
    Scoop ^ | 2/04/09
    Annual Tax Turkey AwardsWednesday, 4 February 2009, 2:18 pm New York, NY: Brendan Pack, CEO of Tax Academy.com, a multimillion dollar company based in New York City and services over 100,000 companies, has announced today the annual Tax Turkey awards being given to government officials for their potential tax-related problems. The winner will receive a 14k gold "Tax Turkey" plaque. The top five are as follows: Caroline Kennedy: Quit her bid for Senate seat due to "personal" reasons, including "tax" problems. Sources cite that Kennedy ended her campaign for Hillary Clinton's vacant Senate seat due to "potentially embarrassing" situations with...
  • Irony, Thy Name Is Tom Daschle('86 campaign ad)

    02/03/2009 5:36:39 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 4 replies · 608+ views
    Obama's first choice for HHS Secretary, former-Senator Tom Daschle, just withdrew his name from nomination after not reporting limo service on his taxes and making this old campaign ad driving himself to work hilariously ironic.
  • (Christian counselor) Kidwell Found Guilty Of All Counts In Tax Evasion Case (Dumber than Rangel?)

    02/03/2009 4:50:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 727+ views
    Chattanoogan ^ | 2/03/09
    Kidwell Found Guilty Of All Counts In Tax Evasion Caseposted February 3, 2009 A federal jury late Tuesday morning returned guilty verdicts on all five felony counts on tax evasion charges against Christian counselor Chris Kidwell. He remains free on bond, and a sentencing date has not yet been set. The counts carry up to five years in prison, but his sentencing range is expected to be between 21 and 27 months. The charges also carry a possible fine up to $250,000. Defense attorneys had contended he did not report large chunks of his income because he is lost when...
  • Matthews On Daschle Withdrawal: ‘Dictatorial’ NY Times ‘Engine Of Democratic Party’

    02/03/2009 2:49:35 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies · 1,790+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To many, the New York Times is a dinosaur, doomed to go the way of all stegosauri. But the Gray Lady still holds sway in one sector of our society: the Democratic party. We saw an illustration of the paper’s influence today, when Tom Daschle, explaining to Andrea Mitchell his decision to withdraw his name as HHS Secretary nominee, cited today’s Times’ editorial calling for his head. On today’s Hardball, Chris Matthews both acknowledged and complained of the Times’ inordinate influence. Calling the paper “dictatorial,” he described it as “the engine of the Democratic party.” Matthews was kibitzing the Daschle...
  • CNN interview: Obama says Daschle "made a mistake" on his taxes

    02/03/2009 4:38:03 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 35 replies · 1,111+ views
    ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: Thanks very much for sitting down with us today. Explain what happened today, Tom Daschle, you've let one of the most important domestic issues, which is health care, get caught up in what looks to many Americans like politics as usual. BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, I think what happened was that Tom made an assessment that having made a mistake on his taxes that he took responsibility for, and indicated was a mistake, made the assessment that he was going to be too much of a distraction in trying to lead what...
  • [CBS News] Preview: President Obama Takes Responsibility

    02/03/2009 3:40:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies · 1,679+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 3, 2009 | by Christine Lagorio
    Today in Washington, Katie sat down with President Barack Obama at the White House. What follows is a short preview of the interview. Katie Couric: Tom Daschle withdrew his name this afternoon, you issued a statement saying, quote, you accept his decision with "sadness and regret." Did you try to talk him out of it? President Barack Obama: Well, you know we had a conversation and obviously that conversation's private, but, uh, it's frustrating for me and it's something that I take responsibility for. Tom, I think, is an outstanding individual. I am absolutely convinced that he would've been the...
  • Obama Takes Blame as Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Post ["I screwed up.".........]

    02/03/2009 3:31:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies · 2,033+ views
    Obama Takes Blame as Daschle Withdraws Nomination for HHS Post Former Senator Says He 'Will Not Be a Distraction;' Obama: 'I Screwed Up' By NAFTALI BENDAVID, LAURA MECKLER and JONATHAN WEISMAN WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Tom Daschle, under fire for his failure to pay more than $140,000 in taxes and interest on time, withdrew his nomination to be secretary of health and human services, saying he had lost the confidence of the Congress. President Barack Obama is taking responsibility for mistakes in the handling of the tax controversy that led to Mr. Daschle's withdrawal, saying: "I screwed up." The president...
  • Video: Puff Daschle Dropped Out Because Of New York Times Editorial!

    02/03/2009 3:16:26 PM PST · by careyb · 13 replies · 1,185+ views
    Lardball ^ | 2/3/09 | Andrea Mitchell
    LOL!
  • Tom Daschle: Another Ethics Casualty for Obama

    02/03/2009 11:45:09 AM PST · by AJKauf · 30 replies · 1,115+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 3 | Jennifer Rubin
    How quickly they fall. Tom Daschle, who just yesterday had the full backing of President Barack Obama, has announced he is withdrawing his name from consideration as Health and Humans Services secretary. For both Daschle and Obama, it has been a rough ride, calling into question the latter’s judgment and skill as a chief executive. President Barack Obama rode into Washington on a veritable cloud of goodwill and sky-high expectations. The mainstream media had swooned over his transition with some justification. They had swooned over his inaugural speech with far less. But hopes, even among conservatives, were high for a...
  • Bloomberg: Howard Dean may replace Tom Daschle

    02/03/2009 1:22:21 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 52 replies · 1,872+ views
    See Title ^ | Feb 3, 2009 | Headline
    Saw this headline on a video on Bloomberg.com. Can't post a link. Now that would beat all.
  • Axelrod - Tom did not want to be a distraction and I think that says something about his character

    02/03/2009 11:33:16 AM PST · by utahson · 56 replies · 1,447+ views
    Fox News | 2-3-09 | Fox News
    Axelrod thinks Daschele withdrawing says something about his character. What?!!! Is this Chicago change we can not believe in?
  • Bombshell withdrawals rock Obama administration

    02/03/2009 1:01:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,804+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/09 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Two of President Barack Obama's top picks for government jobs sensationally withdrew Tuesday, in bombshell announcements which rocked his young administration and tested his vow to clean up politics. Tom Daschle, the nominee to lead Obama's ambitious healthcare reform and Nancy Killefer, his choice for budget watchdog both quit after becoming engulfed in storms over past unpaid taxes. The departures were the first grave challenge to Obama's administration, distracted from his effort to force his huge economic stimulus plan through Congress and called his promise of a new era of ethical politics into question. "This morning, Tom...
  • Daschle Dash Sparks a Drug (Stock) Rally

    02/03/2009 1:01:58 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies · 506+ views
    RealMoney.com ^ | February 3, 2009 | Jim Cramer
    Is this Tom Daschle rally? Drug stocks have been on fire since the news that public pharma enemy No. 1 is gone. We had good numbers from Schering-Plough (SGP) and Merck (MRK) but not this good! Abbott Labs (ABT) is on a breakout. Gilead (GILD) was looking lower, and then boom, Daschle's gone. Next thing you know, you have a leader, and that leader is taking up a lot of the soft goods side! The drugs do have pin action today, something that can happen when you have a group breaking out this hard. You can see another leg higher...
  • President To Replace Daschle and Killefer With Madoff and Blago?

    02/03/2009 12:33:58 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Yidwithlid ^ | 2/3/09 | Yidwithlid
    In keeping with the "politics of change" as defined by the Democratic party President Barack "My Middle Name is Hussein Dammit" Obama announced two new picks to his administration, Bernie Madoff and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich......
  • Daily Kos, Factcheck and Snopes or How to Vet a Presidential Candidate

    02/03/2009 10:57:25 AM PST · by Victory111 · 7 replies · 1,039+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 2-3-09 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Even though the main stream media ignores the Obama birth certificate controversy it still rages on the internet in articles and blogs. Is it extraneous nonsense, conspiracy claptrap and internet hype. Not by a long shot. Here’s why. Because of the Supreme Courts refusal to hear the cases put before them after conferencing them the speculation about Obama’s missing documents including his signed birth certificate from the state of Hawaii, the mystery grows, the intrigue is compelling and the arguments have become the most volatile on the web.
  • Iowahawk: Driving Mr. Daschle

    02/03/2009 10:46:46 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 1,050+ views
    Iowahawk | February 2, 2009 | David Burge
    "'morning Mr. Daschle." Continued
  • Sen. DeMint Calls on Obama to Withdraw Daschle Nomination

    02/03/2009 9:18:07 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies · 1,270+ views
    FoxNews Politics ^ | 02/03/09 | FoxNews
    Republican Sen. Jim DeMint on Tuesday called for President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Tom Daschle for health and human services secretary, becoming the first senator to say that the former majority leader's tax problems are disqualifying. DeMint told FOX News that Daschle's failure to pay $134,000 in federal taxes reflects a "problem with integrity" that the government cannot afford to tolerate. DeMint spoke out against Daschle as a number of prominent newspapers, including The New York Times, called for the South Dakota Democrat to drop his bid. "It's very unfortunate with Tom Daschle that this has occurred, but...
  • Daschle Withdraws

    02/03/2009 9:52:33 AM PST · by Robe · 14 replies · 608+ views
    Nothing else just headline
  • Tom Daschle withdraws

    02/03/2009 9:52:57 AM PST · by TheKidster · 82 replies · 2,102+ views
    News Radio 580Wdbo Orlando | 2/3/09 | TheKidster
    I just heard Tom Dashhole has withdrawn his nomination, good job GOP Denators for putting on the pressure!!
  • Daschele has also removed his name from being the "Health Care Czar"

    02/03/2009 10:06:20 AM PST · by kellynla · 9 replies · 1,474+ views
    FOX NEWS | 2/3/09 | staff
    Tom Daschele has also removed his name from being the "Health Care Czar"
  • Daschle Withdraws

    02/03/2009 9:49:14 AM PST · by Hildy · 308 replies · 12,404+ views
    Fox News | Hildy
    Just breaking on Fox
  • State Records: Rendell Took Money From Daschle Patron.

    02/03/2009 10:24:06 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 14 replies · 1,042+ views
    Capital Ideas ^ | 2/3/09 | John L. Micek
    Well, What The Heck Do You Know About That? Before last week, the chances are pretty good that you'd never heard of Leo J. Hindery, the big-shot business-guy whose relationship with former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle has caused Daschle some serious headaches on his way to becoming the Obama administration's Health & Human Services secretary. According to news reports, Hindery's company, InterMedia Partners LP., provided Daschle with the car and driver that squired the former Senate Democratic leader around Washington since he rejoined the private sector, thus prompting more "Driving Mr. Daschle" headlines than you can shake a stick at.
  • The Travails of Tom Daschle

    02/03/2009 10:10:47 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 34 replies · 1,026+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12-02-09 | NYT Editors
    When President Obama nominated former Senator Tom Daschle to be his secretary of health and human services, it seemed to be a good choice. Mr. Daschle, as the co-author of a book on health care reform, knew a lot about one of the president’s signature issues. As a former Senate majority leader, he also knew a lot about guiding controversial bills through Congress, where he remains liked and respected by former colleagues.