Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'tom daschle'

Kevin Abourezk: Tribes hit by Daschle withdrawal

"Rachel Joseph didn't let the withdrawal of Tom Daschle as a nominee for U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary slow her down this week. As disappointed as she was about Daschle's departure, she didn't let it stop her from speaking...

Obama takes blame for failed Daschle nomination

President Barack Obama took responsibility for the failed nomination of former Sen. Tom Daschle to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama said he "screwed up" by supporting Daschle despite the nominee's tax issues. He...

Column: Daschle a symbol of what's wrong with DC

"Tom Daschle still doesn't get it. John Thain never did. Barack Obama gets it sometimes, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner not so much. Corporate executives think they get it but aren't even close. College presidents, governors and union leaders, for...

Yellow Bird: Honest leadership in Washington

"I was saddened to hear that former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle won’t have a say in health care issues. On Tuesday, Daschle withdrew his name from consideration to be secretary of health and human services. The former South...

Column: Daschle tax issue stems from Indian work

"Tom Daschle is “deeply embarrassed and disappointed” that he botched his taxes, and today he’ll make his way to Capitol Hill to tell a panel of senators just how sorry he is. Having just confirmed another repentant tax botcher...

Column: Daschle offers apologies for tax issues

"Tom Daschle failed to pay taxes on a quarter-million dollars of income related to the chauffeured Cadillac that ferried him about town for three years. But don't call the guy a limousine liberal. When he visited Capitol Hill yesterday...

Daschle HHS nomination tied up over tax issues

The nomination of former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has been held up over issues related to his failure to pay certain taxes. Daschle, who was among the early...

Senate panel holds Daschle confirmation hearing

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has begun a confirmation hearing for Tom Daschle, who is nominated for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Daschle is a former senator from South Dakota. He was an...

Tim Giago: Indian Country looks to Tom Daschle for help

Former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle will soon be seated as the head of the Health and Human Services. As a man who grew up in South Dakota and served as its Representative and Senator for many years, he, probably...

Editorial: Daschle nomination a smart move for HHS

"Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will be playing a new role in Washington. Wednesday it was announced that Daschle had been selected as President-elect Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services. The announcement was immediately heralded...

Tribes look forward to Daschle's role in health care

Tribes are excited by the expected selection of former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. When he was in the Senate, Daschle worked to increase funding for the Indian Health Service....

Kevin Abourezk: Daschle's chance to prove it

"As a young man in college, I had an older Native friend, a mentor for whom I had the deepest respect, who often would tell me: "Prove it." Whether I was telling him about a college leadership position I had...

Obama makes more Cabinet secretary choices

President-elect Barack Obama plans to nominate two Indian Country allies to his Cabinet as more of his top picks emerged on Wednesday. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) is being tapped to serve as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security....

Tom Daschle tapped for Health and Human Services

Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota has been tapped as Secretary of Health and Human Services for president-elect Barack Obama. Daschle is known as an advocate for Indian issues. He would oversee the Indian Health Service in...

Daschle campaigns for Sen. Obama in New Mexico

Former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) is campaigning for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) in New Mexico, touting the Democratic presidential candidate's Indian agenda. Daschle, who served on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is advising Obama on Indian issues. He says...

Tim Giago: Tom Daschle for Interior Secretary

After what must seem like ages to most Americans, there are only about 90 days left before the elections. I cast my first vote for President of the United States when I voted for John F. Kennedy 48 years ago....

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