health and human services

Daschle Drops Out

Feb 4, 2009
Memo to anyone still angling for a top position in the Obama administration: Pay your taxes. Tom Daschle is the latest political player to find himself out of the running -- in his case, to head the Department of Health and Human Services -- after tax issues came to light.

Obama Settles on 3 More Cabinet Picks, Sources Say

Nov 20, 2008
Those famous "multiple Democratic sources close to the transition" have revealed three more members of Barack Obama's Cabinet: Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as secretary of health and human services, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano as chief of homeland security and Obama's billionaire buddy and top fundraiser Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department. Update: Pritzker is out.