Time for Plan B

Former Senator Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination as the secretary of Health and Human Services amidst questions over his taxes and time spent as an adviser to an investment firm and to a Washington law firm. "I realized that I can't pass health care if I am too much of a distraction," Daschle says.

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