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Sunday, September 24, 2023

President-Elect Obama Announces Former Sen. Tom Daschle to HHS

SPEAKERS: PRESIDENT-ELECT BARACK OBAMA FORMER SEN. TOM DASCHLE, D-S.D., HEALTH CARE POLICY WORKING GROUP LEADER, OBAMA-BIDEN PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TEAM [*] OBAMA: Before we get into the subject of today’s press conference, there are a couple of issues I’d like to address. Today we received m…

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Obama Likely to Face Questions About Blagojevich

President-elect Barack Obama this morning will formally nominate Thomas A. Daschle to become the next secretary of health and human services, an appointment that was leaked a few weeks ago and will place the former Senate majority leader in charge of health-care reform.

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Obama says Blagojevich should resign

President-elect Barack Obama called on the Democratic governor of Illinois to resign on Wednesday after he was charged with trying to sell Obama’s U.S. Senate seat and swap favors for money.

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs said Gov. Rod Blagojevich needed to step down because "under the current circumstances it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois."

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Jesse Jackson Jr. entangled in Illinois scandal

Four days before the election, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich claimed someone came to him with a deal about filling Barack Obama’s soon-to-be open U.S. Senate seat.

"We were approached `pay to play,’" Blagojevich said as FBI agents listened intently. The candidate would raise $500,000 for Blagojevich, and an emissary would raise an additional $1 million, according to the conversation.

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Daschle will serve dual role with Obama

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle will pull double duty in the Obama administration, where he will serve not only as the Health and Human Services secretary but also oversee a new White House Office of Health Reform.

A Democratic official familiar with the plans — to be announced Thursday in Chicago — said the additional appointment makes it clear that Daschle will coordinate efforts within the administration to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

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