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Obama: 'I screwed up' on Daschle appointment - CNN.com - 0 views

  • Daschle, the former Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, withdrew earlier Tuesday as news that he failed to pay some taxes in the past continued to stir opposition on Capitol Hill.
  • "I think I screwed up," Obama said in a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. "And I take responsibility for it and we're going to make sure we fix it so it doesn't happen again."
  • "Look, the only measure of my success as president when people look back five years from now or nine years from now is going to be, did I get this economy fixed.
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  • President Barack Obama on Tuesday admitted he made a mistake in handling the nomination of Tom Daschle as his health and human services secretary, saying Daschle's tax problems sent a message that the politically powerful are treated differently from average people.
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    In the Headlines, 2/4. Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle must resign due to concern over not paying taxes. Obama apologizes.
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