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Another Nominee With Tax Problems

Feb 6, 2009
What exactly was the point of that endless questionnaire Team Obama famously had prospective worker bees fill out? A fifth Obama nominee has run into some controversy, the fourth due to a failure to pay taxes, although in the case of Labor Secretary-designate Hilda Solis, her husband is to blame.

Obama Takes Responsibility for Nominee Mess

Feb 4, 2009
President Obama blitzed the networks Tuesday to say "I screwed up." Three of Obama's high-profile nominees had failed to pay all the taxes they owed. Two were forced to withdraw from consideration earlier Tuesday. The president said he wanted to "send a message that there aren't two sets of rules—you know, one for prominent people and one for ordinary folks who have to pay their taxes."

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.

Nothing to Fear but No Health Care

Jan 14, 2009
Fifty million Americans are without health insurance, and 25 million are "underinsured." Millions being laid off will soon be added to those rolls. At this perilous moment, we need sweeping New Deal-caliber changes, not the impotent tinkering that has been proposed.