In a stunning setback for President Obama, Tom Daschle abruptly withdrew his nomination to become secretary of Health and Human Services today, following an admission that he failed to pay about $140,000 in back taxes.
In a joint Obama-Daschle statement, Obama accepted Daschle's withdrawal "with sadness and regret."
"Tom made a mistake, which he has openly acknowledged. He has not excused it, nor do I," Obama said.
Daschle, a former Senate majority leader from South Dakota, who had been one...Full Story