Tax and Consulting Woes Sink Daschle

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle testifies during his Senate Confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill Jan. 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

After several days of fighting to keep his nomination on track to head the Health & Human Services Dept. and be President Barack Obama's health-care czar, former Senator Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) withdrew his name from consideration early Tuesday afternoon because of controversy over back taxes and money earned in recent years as a speaker and consultant.

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