Daschle withdraws nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services
Updated 11:59 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Faced with problems over back taxes and potential conflicts of interest, Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination on Tuesday to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary.
"Now we must move forward," Obama said in a written statement accepting Daschle's request to be taken out of consideration. A day earlier, Obama had said he "absolutely" stood by Daschle.
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