Politics & Government

February 3, 2009

Daschle withdraws as support begins to fade in the Senate

Daschle's confirmation as secretary of Health and Human Services was headed for big trouble on Capitol Hill. Republicans had been largely mum Monday about his tax troubles, but by Tuesday, found e-mails, phone calls and radio talk shows were exploding with messages of opposition. Democrats insisted they put no pressure on Daschle to quit.

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