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  • Democrats Lose Top Recruit in South Dakota

    05/13/2013 5:42:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 13, 2013 | Alex Roarty
    Herseth Sandlin passes on Senate run, leaving Republicans with early edge to win seat. ... Democrats had targeted the onetime congresswoman, who served from 2004 to 2011, as their top recruit in a seat currently held by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Even if Johnson had decided to run for another term, Republicans would have considered the solidly-Republican state one of their top pickup opportunities of the 2014 election. ... The state's former GOP governor, Mike Rounds, has already declared he will seek the Republican Party's nomination. While Rounds announced his campaign early and has high name-identification in the state, he...
  • Andrea To Daschle: Republicans Saying 'We', I Mean, White House, Politicizing OBL Anniversary

    05/01/2012 11:53:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A brief but telling episode from As The MSM Mask Slips . . . On her MSNBC show this afternoon, chatting with chum and fellow Obama fan Tom Daschle about the anniversary of the killing of OBL, Andrea Mitchell said: "What do you think of the Republican criticism that we are politicizing it, that the White House, I should say, is politicizing it"? View the video here.
  • Solyndra's Whorehouse Lender (Follow the Money)

    09/17/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT · by tomd2 · 98 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 9/17/2011 | Bruce Krasting
    If you want to find out what happened with Solyndra you have to follow the money. I did. The half billion dollars of taxpayer dough that is probably lost in Sol came from the Federal Financing Bank (“FFB”). It’s worth a look at this bank to see what else is going on. FFB is a bank that is owned and controlled by the US Treasury. The chairman of the Board is the TSec. (Tim Geithner). With the (big) exception of the Post Office all of the loans at FFB are guaranteed by government agencies. Technically speaking, FFB has no risks...
  • Bundlers poised for power over supercommittee (Patty Murray)

    09/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 09-18-2011 | ANNA PALMER & MANU RAJU |
    [...]Take AT&T, for example. The telecommunications giant is pushing for the supercommittee to increase wireless spectrum, reform corporate tax and minimize government regulation. The company, which is also in the midst of fighting for its merger with T-Mobile, bundled $71,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee through the first six months of this year and $20,750 last year for Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who co-chairs the supercommittee and runs the campaign arm that is charged with maintaining a Senate majority next November. In fact, Murray received the most bundled contributions of any individual supercommittee lawmaker since last year, also taking...
  • 9/11: George W. Bush Stands Tall

    09/12/2011 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9/12/11 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: George Bush yesterday, the 9/11 memorials. You know, a friend of mine observed this. What did Obama do? Obama went to a soup kitchen, 9/11, a day of service, as though we've got something to apologize for, for what happened on 9/11. A friend of mine observes Obama and Bloomberg both acted like it was a natural disaster. Bush, George W. Bush, who, by the way, stands tall in retrospect. Ten years, not one attack. Great statesmanship. If somebody told me today they wanted to put Bush's face on Mount Rushmore, I'd be in there supporting it. I saw...
  • Daschle: People "Don't Fully Appreciate" Health Care Reform!!

    10/15/2010 1:14:04 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Daschle: People "Don't Fully Appreciate" Health Care Reform MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell asks Fmr. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) if health care reform is such a good thing why is it an "albatross" around the neck of the White House? Daschle says the people of Nevada will eventually "appreciate" what Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has done for the state and is confident he will be reelected.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-07-10 (DUmmies Screaming Over Obama Public Option Betrayal Revelation)

    10/07/2010 4:23:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 7, 2010 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!The DUmmies are now screaming BETRAYAL over Obama dropping public option in ObamaCare due to new details revealed in Tom Daschle's soon to be published book. However, they really do need to be careful on how much they slam Obama because they can also get TOMBSTONED by Skinner over the current DUmmie GroupThink rules. You can see the upset DUmmies in this THREAD whose title also reveals the reason for their anger, "Daschle: Public Option ‘Taken Off The Table’ In July Due To ‘Understanding People Had w/ Hospitals'." That means July 2009 BEFORE the Town Hall protests even began....
  • Bob Schieffer: Tom Daschle an "Interesting Choice" for Obama Chief of Staff

    09/28/2010 2:45:42 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 51 replies
    CBS ^ | Sep. 28, 2010 | Christine Delargy
    While speculation has wielded mostly around senior advisor Pete Rouse as White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's replacement should he run for mayor of Chicago, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer went on the record Tuesday with another pick-- former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle. "The president could do worse than Tom Daschle," Schieffer said. "I'm not in the business of advising presidents on who to hire or what to do, but he would be a very interesting choice." "Chiefs of staff make an enormous difference in any White House- Republican or Democrat," Schieffer told CBS News' Jan...
  • A Fox in the hen house? (MA 3rd district primary)

    08/23/2010 8:05:02 AM PDT · by Peter from Rutland · 8 replies
    Worcester Telegram and Gazette blog ^ | 8/23/2010 | Peter from Rutland
    The Republican primary for the third congressional district is heating up as September approaches. Even to have a Republican primary for this seat is nothing short of astounding but to have five candidates vying for it is even more astounding. Running for the seat are Robert Chipman, Robert Delle, Marty Lamb, Michael Stopa, and Brian Herr. The most notable of these candidates is Marty Lamb who has quite a presence on Facebook. It was much to my amusement today that I saw a post from his campaign on my Facebook news feed. I replied to it reminding everyone that Mr....
  • Former Sen. Tom Daschle Stuck in Washington D.C. Snowstorm - Video

    02/06/2010 7:27:00 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 44 replies · 861+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 6, 2010 | Brian
    Here is local news video that happened to come upon a man whose car was stuck in the Washington D.C. snowstorm slamming the city last night and today. The man turned out to be former Democrat Senate Majority Leader tom Daschle. He was trying to push his car, and the reporter and crew jumped in to help him out. Forecasters were predicting between 20-30 inches of snow overnight and today! (VIDEO)
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • Why there’s hope for Reid: Nevada isn’t South Dakota

    10/18/2009 2:27:32 PM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies · 1,652+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 10/18/09 | J. Patrick Coolican
    <p>Two normally savvy observers weighed in on Sen. Harry Reid’s electoral prospects, and both were, well, sort of wrong.</p> <p>“The fundamental dilemma that Reid faces — how to carry Obama’s agenda effectively while also appealing to Nevada voters to whom that agenda is too liberal — is quite similar to the puzzle that (Tom) Daschle tried (and failed) to solve six years ago, however.”</p>
  • Reid On The Rocks

    09/11/2009 5:53:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 3,563+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 11, 2009
    Politics: The senator who called the president a liar and never apologized may have worn out his welcome in his home state. Harry Reid may be riding the liberal agenda into political oblivion.In 2004, Republicans defeated Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle largely on the theme that he neglected his home state in favor of national party interests. The GOP is hoping that in 2010 lightning will strike a second time, and Nevada polls indicate it may be more than wishful thinking. In 1998, Reid beat John Ensign by a hair-thin 428 votes. Ensign would go on to win Nevada's other...
  • Ask the Expert: Health Reform Will Help the Insured and the Sick (barf alert, but a must see)

    09/08/2009 6:10:01 PM PDT · by khnyny · 2 replies · 208+ views
    americanprogress.org ^ | August 25, 2009
    This is the last video in a three-part series with Sen. Daschle on why we need health care reform. Video at link.
  • Greta Van Susteren Looks at Tom Daschle's Wide-Open Access to the White House - Video 8/24/09

    08/25/2009 5:09:59 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 25, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Greta Van Susteren last night talking about the secret and important role former Sen. Tom Daschle has in the current Health Care battle. Daschle was chosen by Obama to be Health and Human Services Secretary, but withdrew his name after it came to light that had some problems taxes. Turns out, Daschle seems to have wide-open access to the White House and President Obama, despite the fact he works for a firm that does lobbying, though he says he does not do any lobbying. Greta said she was shocked at the access he has to just...
  • Tom Daschle on Healthcare Reform -- 'Soylent Green' isn't just a movie anymore

    07/01/2009 3:00:14 PM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies · 1,276+ views
    Word Press ^ | 6/27/09
    “Health-care reform will not be pain free. Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.” – Former Senator Tom Daschle, on Obama’s plan to ration health care
  • Health care panic? (socialized healthcare could be toast)

    06/18/2009 12:07:59 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 13 replies · 1,070+ views
    The Politico ^ | June 18, 2009 | Ben Smith
    Jonathan Cohn puts a literal panic button on his blog, and Ezra Klein wants Democrats to take new tax plans more seriously to finance a health care package that the CBO has suggested will be more expensive than the White House hoped.
  • A Must Read for Everyone Over 50 (and their children)

    02/13/2009 5:01:37 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 14 replies · 988+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 2/13/09 | Purple Mountains
    This morning the American Thinker published a piece exposing the national healthcare and healthcare RATIONING provisions hidden in the Pork-Stimulus bill now proceeding through Congress. This report has been cross-posted on my site.
  • Stimulus Bill: Democrats Calling for Elimination of Senior Citizens?

    02/11/2009 8:02:40 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 1,371+ views
    BorderFireReport ^ | 2/10/09 | Sher Zieve
    Covertly slipped into GL Obama’s faux “stimulus bill” last weekend—by leftist Democrats—was the Socialist Universal Healthcare program. Contained within the bill is the provision that doctors will now be forced to report any and all of their patient treatments to the federal government for approval to treat. Also contained within this portion of Obama’s non-stimulus bill is the rationing of healthcare services to senior US citizens and the withholding of potentially life-saving measures. As Democrat Tom Daschle wrote in his book “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis” senior citizens “should be more accepting of the conditions that...
  • Daschle’s revenge: Porkulus also a universal health care Trojan Horse

    02/09/2009 6:11:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 895+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 9, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve made note before of the Generational Theft Act’s universal health care promotion provisions (see here). Betsy McCaughey goes over the text with a fine-tooth comb and explains how the porkulus is, among many other abominations, yet another universal health care Trojan Horse. I call it Tom Daschle’s revenge:
  • President Obama May Name Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius as Health Secretary

    02/08/2009 11:50:53 PM PST · by Fred · 15 replies · 987+ views
    Life News ^ | 020809 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Kathleen Sebelius, the pro-abortion governor of Kansas who has been criticized for supporting late-term abortions, is now seen as the most likely pick for Health Secretary. Should President Barack Obama select her, it would add to his growing pro-abortion record as president. Obama must find a new Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department because his previous selection, pro-abortion former Sen. Tom Daschle, removed his name from consideration after a scandal over his not paying taxes properly. Pro-life groups complained about the Daschle nomination because the senator backed abortion and could craft a federal health...
  • Most Americans say cheating on taxes is unacceptable

    02/07/2009 6:35:46 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies · 1,044+ views
    ap ^ | Feb 2, 2009
    An IRS survey finds that nearly nine in 10 Americans think it is "not at all" acceptable to cheat on your taxes. Although the survey was conducted in late August, its release comes as Tom Daschle, President Barack Obama's nominee to be Health and Human Services secretary, has acknowledged failing to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had similar problems on a smaller scale.
  • 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...
  • A Sorry Apology

    02/04/2009 8:15:16 AM PST · by Jbny · 39 replies · 985+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | February 4, 2009 | Peter Wehner
    President Obama is getting a lot of credit for admitting he “screwed up” the nomination of Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Here’s what Obama told CBS News: I made a judgment that he was the best person possible for the job. I was very eager to make sure that we can deliver on a commitment that I have to deliver healthcare for the American people. I think I messed up. I screwed up in not recognizing the perception that even though this is an honest mistake, I believe, on Tom’s part, that, you know, ordinary...
  • Caption Tom Daschle

    02/03/2009 7:14:31 PM PST · by Sig Sauer P220 · 54 replies · 2,283+ views
  • Why tax-dodgin’ Tom Daschle needs a limo and chauffeur

    02/04/2009 6:21:00 AM PST · by slomark · 22 replies · 1,020+ views
    Suddenly, we feel bad for tax-dodgin’ Tom Daschle. Maybe we should all just cut him a little slack. We just learned that he was such a dedicated public servant during his days in Washington, DC that he drove an old junker instead of buying a new car. Here’s one of his old campaign commercials to prove what a hard-working, stand-up guy he was is. “Maybe he’s sentimental,” the voiceover intones, “Or just cheap. Whatever the case, isn’t it too bad that Washington doesn’t understand that a penny saved is a penny earned?” We can all learn a lesson from Tom...
  • Barack Obama admits he 'screwed up' over Tom Daschle's withdrawal

    02/03/2009 6:18:29 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 86 replies · 3,115+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 4 February 2009
    PRESIDENT Barack Obama admitted "I screwed up" after his political soul mate and pick to lead health reform Tom Daschle withdrew in a storm over personal tax issues. On Mr Obama's worst day in the White House so far, he also lost another nominee - Nancy Killefer, who he had named as Government budget watchdog, and termed one of his most "important'' appointments - also over tax issues. The twin bombshells overshadowed Mr Obama's bid to showcase his economic stimulus plan in a flurry of television interviews and reflected the potential traps he has set for himself by promising a...
  • Williams Blames Daschle Debacle On ‘Washington,’ Lauds Obama’s ‘Lofty Goals’

    02/03/2009 5:54:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies · 1,848+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was this an actual interview, or a slightly-doctored version of that SNL skit in which a solicitous panelist asked candidate Obama if he was comfortable and might need another pillow? Here’s what Brian Williams, whose interview of Pres. Obama aired on this evening’s Nightly News, managed to pull off in less than 80 seconds, the president’s answers included: * Instead of asking the president how his picks were at odds with his proclaimed values, or how much personal blame he accepts for the failed process, Williams empathized: “you lost two nominees, two appointments today. Did that make you angry, I...
  • Andrea Mitchell: ‘Distraught’ Daschle Got ‘Teary’ With Me

    02/03/2009 11:09:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 90 replies · 2,689+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Andrea Mitchell scored quite a journalistic coup today: a phone conversation with Tom Daschle conducted after he had notified Pres. Obama that he was withdrawing his name from consideration as Secretary of Health & Human Services. Over the last hour or so, Mitchell has been relating on MSNBC the substance and tenor of the conversation, and the picture emerges of a very upset former senator. In her first description of their conversation, Mitchell described Daschle as “emotional” and “overwrought.” At 1:30, Mitchell was even more explicit, saying Daschle seemed “teary.” Chatting with Susan Page of USA Today and Chris Cillizza...
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Daschele removes his name from nomination for HHS

    02/03/2009 9:50:19 AM PST · by kellynla · 81 replies · 2,421+ views
    FOX NEWS | 2/3/09 | staff
    Daschele removes name from nomination for HHS
  • Daschle Withdraws

    02/03/2009 9:49:14 AM PST · by Hildy · 308 replies · 12,404+ views
    Fox News | Hildy
    Just breaking on Fox
  • Dascle Withdraws as HHS Nominee

    02/03/2009 9:50:20 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 50 replies · 1,631+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/3/2009 | n/a
    Tom Daschle withdraws over tax problems...
  • Is Daschle’s Nomination DOA?

    02/03/2009 5:43:40 AM PST · by theothercheek · 37 replies · 809+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | February 2, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Tom Daschle, Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, may be that proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back.Timothy Geithner’s chiseling was overlooked by a Senate more driven by fear that they won’t be re-elected if their constituents are all jobless than by disgust that a man who consciously avoided paying his fair share of taxes for years will be running the I.R.S. Then Obama immediately made exceptions to his executive order barring lobbyists from the executive branch by tapping Raytheon lobbyist William J. Lynn III to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and anti-tobacco lobbyist...
  • ‘98 Flashback: Daschle Pushes For No Mercy Prosecution Of Tax Cheats

    02/02/2009 6:35:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,755+ views
    breitbart.tv ^ | Feb. 2, 2009
    "Make no mistake. Tax cheaters cheat us all. The IRS should enforce our laws to the letter."
  • Daschole: You're An Ant Under The Magnifying Glass...And You Will Burn

    02/02/2009 5:59:58 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 11 replies · 582+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/2/2009 | Dr. Dave
    I love it when politicians squirm. It reminds me of my childhood…and my beloved magnifying glass. I think the ants I torched as a 6-year-old deserve more than politicians. When I die, and no doubt get to burn a little myself, I think the first thing I’ll repent is my treatment of ants. I think the second thing I’ll bring up is my treatment of politicians…but as one of my good deeds. That should win me a few points upstairs. Ah yes…the point, indeed. My buddy, Tom Daschole, started to put on the full-court press today to save his diminutive...
  • Tom Daschle: symbol of Barack Obama’s hypocrisy

    02/02/2009 3:01:17 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 1,031+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Feb 2, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    It looks like Tom Daschle will become the next Health and Human Services Secretary even though he failed to pay a massive chunk of his taxes. Many Americans might have been in danger of ending up in jail if they made similar "unintentional" errors to the tune of $128,000 but the White House clearly considers the appointment a done deal. Before the tax issue reared its head, we'd learned that Daschle would get a plush ground-floor West Wing office and he'd posed, grinning, for Vanity Fair as part of "the Cabinet" of President Barack Obama. The small matter of a...
  • Daschle’s Problem Not New - Revisting his wife’s lobbyist ties in 2003

    02/02/2009 2:00:31 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 15 replies · 766+ views
    LA Law Weekly via Macsmind ^ | February 1st | MacRanger
    Tom Daschle’s tax issue is simply one facet of the corruption he and his lobbyist wife have been involved in. “The national press corps didn‘t bother to tell you why Tom Daschle, the Democrats’ Senate leader, decided at the 11th hour not to run for president: In the end, he calculated that he couldn‘t survive scrutiny of his persistent service to the clients of his wife. Linda Daschle has been one of the airline industry’s top lobbyists for two decades — when she wasn‘t busy running the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which explains why, just 11 days after the 911...
  • Capone got prison, Daschle gets an appointment

    02/02/2009 8:58:00 AM PST · by slomark · 39 replies · 1,407+ views
    When the Obama administration learned that Tom Daschle had cheated on his taxes, one administration official reportedly said, “He’s our kind of guy.” Add up Daschle’s unreported income from the use of a luxury car and chauffeur in 2005, 2006 and 2007, unreported consulting income in 2007, and reductions in his charitable contributions, and the would-be head of Health & Human Services under-reported his income by $353,552. Amazingly, Daschle suddenly got religion...
  • Daschle apologizes for failing to pay taxes

    02/02/2009 8:23:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 70 replies · 1,317+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 02/02/2009 | Kevin Freking
    WASHINGTON – Tom Daschle said Monday that he's "deeply embarrassed and disappointed" about his failure to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. President Barack Obama's pick to head the Health and Human Services Department apologized for his mistake in a letter to the Senate Finance Committee released Monday. Daschle is expected to answer questions from the panel later in the day in a closed session. Daschle said he profoundly regrets the errors that the committee has had to deal with and he is willing to answer any questions. The committee reported that Daschle recently filed amended tax returns to reflect...
  • Democrat Culture of Corruption

    01/31/2009 8:48:09 AM PST · by cardinal4 · 12 replies · 411+ views
    artorius castus blog ^ | 31 Jan 09 | Patrick Truax
    Well, the sun rose is the East this morning, water was still wet, and another Democrat has joined the Culture of Corruption.
  • Senators to grill Daschle on taxes, clients (BIG Crook!)

    02/01/2009 3:33:45 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    SFGate ^ | Sunday, February 1, 2009 | Noam N. Levey
    Tom Daschle - once considered assured of breezing through his confirmation as U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services - soon will face tough questioning on Capitol Hill about underpaying his income taxes and his extensive work for clients in the health care industry, Republican aides said Saturday. GOP lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee are preparing to grill the former majority leader about his failure to pay more than $128,000 in taxes for 2005 to 2007. And Republicans are interested in hundreds of thousands of dollars that Daschle earned for consulting and speaking to health care companies and groups...
  • The Daschles: feeding at the Beltway trough

    02/01/2009 10:58:37 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 22 replies · 1,267+ views
    Salon ^ | 02.01.09 | Glenn Greenwald
    When Barack Obama announced in early December that he had selected Tom Daschle to be his Secretary of Health and Human Services as well as his "health care policy czar," Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi -- who had spent several months studying the inner workings of the 2006 Congress in order to profile its limitless corruption -- wrote the following reaction on his blog...
  • McConnell: "Wait-And-See" On Daschle

    02/01/2009 3:57:57 PM PST · by Baladas · 26 replies · 703+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb. 1, 2009 | David Morgan
    (CBS) The Senate's leading Republican said he is taking a wait-and-see attitude toward the revelation that former Senator Tom Daschle - named to a cabinet post by President Obama - recently filed an amended tax return and paid $140,000 in back taxes and interest. Appearing on CBS' Face The Nation, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., refused to say whether he thinks Daschle's nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services is in trouble, but admitted news of Daschle tax troubles was "a surprise." “The Senate Finance Committee is meeting tomorrow to go over this and to come up with recommendations for...
  • The Daschle Scandal Expands

    02/01/2009 9:09:01 AM PST · by fiscon1 · 41 replies · 1,440+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 02/01/2009 | Mike Volpe
    I recently spoke with someone that thought highly of Nixon's Presidency. I asked him why Nixon didn't immediately go to the Attorney General and rat out all the perpetrators of the Watergate break in. He said that these were his friends and colleagues and that he felt a loyalty to protect them. Dick Morris once said something perceptive about the Presidency in this regard. Dick Morris said that Presidents need to be cut throat and ruthless. Presidents need to be able to cut their friends and loyal confidants loose as soon as they become a liability to their own Presidency....
  • Who's Limosine Lounging Now? (Tom Daschle uber-hypocrisy alert)

    02/01/2009 8:16:52 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 8 replies · 665+ views
    The Corner @ National Review ^ | February 1, 2009 | Byron York
    Back in 1986, when Tom Daschle was a member of the House, President Reagan nominated a man named Richard Lyng to be Agriculture Secretary. Daschle didn't like the nomination. Why? Lyng, Daschle said, was "a limousine-lounging corporate executive" who didn't know anything about agriculture. (Lyng, who had bipartisan support, actually knew quite a bit about agriculture and was confirmed.) I found Daschle's quote in a Nexis search and haven't seen it anywhere else on the Web, so here in an excerpt from an AP story on January 30, 1986: "He is bringing with him a solid agriculture background and years...
  • New Obama tax-evasion scandal: Tom Daschle

    01/31/2009 8:48:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,541+ views
    Hotair ^ | Jan 31,2009 | Ed Morrisey
    So far, the incoming Barack Obama administration has given us a tax cheat/incompetent to run the IRS (Tim Geithner) and at least three lobbyists to regulate their industries (William Lynn, Mark Patterson, Neal Wolin). Now we’re back to tax evasion, and once again it’s a major Cabinet appointment: ABC News has learned that the nomination of former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-SD, to be President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services has hit a traffic snarl on its way through the Senate Finance Committee. The controversy deals with a car and driver lent to Mr. Daschle by a...
  • Politico: Health care groups paid (Puff) Daschle $220k

    01/31/2009 7:53:21 AM PST · by GOPGuide · 20 replies · 1,450+ views
    The Politico ^ | 1/30/09 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Tom Daschle, under fire for not paying taxes, made nearly $5.3 million in the last two years, records released Friday show. Daschle, the former Senate Democratic leader who President Obama has tapped to overhaul the nation’s health care system, was paid $220,000 to give speeches to outfits that have a vested interest in the work he would do once confirmed as secretary of health and human services. Among the companies and groups paying thousands of dollars a pop to book Daschle were some that stand to gain or lose the most depending on the results of Obama’s efforts to enact...
  • Obama administration piles up ethics violations “with lightning speed”

    01/31/2009 7:53:09 AM PST · by slomark · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    When the new Obama administration said it would act with lightning speed in its first hundred days, no one knew they were talking speed with which they would up ethics violations. First, Illinois governor Rod Blogojevich was busted for attempting to sell Obama’s senate seat the highest bidder. Then, ... (read the caption under the photo - LOL)