Daschle to Cabinet

Politico is reporting that Barack Obama has appointed former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to secretary of Health and Human Services. Daschle was also considered for health care czar, but Obama preferred him with a “secretary” before his name. “Of all the proposals that Obama wants to enact, health care requires the most input and tough negotiations and shepherding,” an official told Politico. “No one knows the House and Senate like Tom Daschle.”