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Tom Daschle

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Daschle is a former U.S. Senator from South Dakota and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
A South Dakota native, Daschle obtained his university degree there, and served in the United States Air Force. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1978 and served four terms. In 1986, he was elected to the Senate, becoming minority leader in 1994. Defeated for re-election in 2004, he took a position as a policy advisor with a lobbying firm, and also became a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He co-authored a book advocating universal health care.
Daschle was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy, and was offered the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services after the 2008 election. He was President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Obama's Cabinet, but withdrew his name on February 3, 2009, amid a growing controversy over his failure to accurately report and pay income taxes. He is currently working for the global law firm ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Bipartisan Policy Center Mourns the Passing of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.
2014-06-26
In 2007, Senator Baker established BPC with three other Senate Majority Leaders: Bob Dole , Tom Daschle and George Mitchell . In creating BPC, Senator Baker and his colleagues sought to provide a bipartisan forum where tough political, social, economic ...
(Insurance News Net)
  1. Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker Dead at 88
  2. Howard Baker Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
  3. Former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker dies

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Why Bipartisan Reforms Won't Fix Our Politics
2014-06-24
The suggestions may be a step in the right direction–former Senate majority leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle wrote about some of their proposals here Tuesday–but very few would engage or even interest the average voter. The central problem with the ...
(Wall Street Journal (blog))
  1. New Blueprint for Reform Will Improve Governing In a Polarized America and ...

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Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock
2014-06-24
She joined former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle, a South Dakota Democrat, and Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, and others in Washington to unveil the group's proposal on reducing gridlock. The group — made up of 29 people, including former ...
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    Olympia Snowe to Release Bipartisan Reform Report
    2014-06-23
    On Tuesday, she and two former senate majority leaders, Democrat Tom Daschle and Republican Trent Lott, as the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform releases its recommendations in a new report. The report is expected to include ...
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      20000 New Republican Voters Made All The Difference in Eric Cantor's Defeat
      2014-06-16
      ... versus at home fueled three prior shocking electoral defeats of congressional leaders since 1990: National Republican Campaign Chair (NRCC) congressman Guy Van der Jagt, House Speaker Tom Foley, and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.
      (IVN News)
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      GOP jockeying in the House after Cantor's defeat
      2014-06-11
      Former House Speaker Thomas Foley of Washington and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota both lost their seats at the polls in the past two decades, but they fell to Republicans, not to challengers from within their own parties. Brat ...
      (Attleboro Sun Chronicle)
      1. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor upset in Virginia Republican primary by tea ...
      2. Stunner: Cantor Upset Changes Everything

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      Tea party rejoicing at Eric Cantor's defeat
      2014-06-11
      Former House Speaker Thomas Foley of Washington and Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota both lost their seats at the polls in the past two decades, but they fell to Republicans, not to challengers from within their own parties.
      (The Hillsdale Daily News)
      1. Eric Cantor's Collapse: What Happened?
      2. Political Surprise Parties
      3. Eric Cantor Falls to Shock Defeat in Primary

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      S.D. Republicans choose Rounds for U.S. Senate
      2014-06-04
      Tom Daschle, has been running a populist campaign promising to take on the role of "big money" in national politics. Pressler, a former three-term GOP senator, says an independent with his experience in the Senate can help fix Washington gridlock ...
      (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
      1. Ex-South Dakota Gov. Rounds wins GOP Senate vote
      2. Rounds looks to unite GOP for US Senate race

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      Ex-South Dakota Gov. Rounds wins GOP Senate vote
      2014-06-04
      Tom Daschle. Running without party affiliation are former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler and former state lawmaker Gordon Howie. South Dakota leans heavily Republican, although state voters in past elections have sometimes sent Democrats to Washington.
      (Anchorage Daily News)
      1. Rounds looks to unite GOP for US Senate race

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