Politics & Government

February 3, 2009 5:41 PM

Obama scrambles after Daschle's fall in tax controversy

President Obama scrambed Tuesday to show he's in control of his political message after a series of tax and vetting scandals raised questions about the new president's central campaign pledge to change politics as usual. Obama sat for interviews with the major television networks, saying that he accepts responsibility for the controversies, is committed to high ethical standards and won't accept a double standard for those in power versus average Americans.

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