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Old Daschle Ad Haunts HHS Nominee

By Paul Kane
With his nomination as health secretary under fire for failing to report almost $340,000 in income, Thomas A. Daschle got a reminder today from Republicans about his previous image as a South Dakota congressman. An e-mail from the National Republican Senatorial Committee came with a simple phrase -- "how times have changed" -- to highlight Daschle's current predicament, the lion's share of which involves a chauffeur service provided by the head of a private equity firm.

For those looking for a professional comedic take on the Daschle predicament, here's Jon Stewart's view on The Daily Show.

By Paul Volpe  |  February 3, 2009; 11:14 AM ET
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The United Nation's Millennium Development Goals aim to cut world hunger in half by 2015 and eliminating it completely by 2025. An estimated $19 billion would eliminate malnutrition and starvation around the world. Our current defense budget is $522 billion, in comparison.

The Borgen Project ( provides lots of information about this issue.

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