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Daschle's Tax Troubles and Executive Pay Cuts

POSTED: 12:46 PM ET, 02/ 2/2009 by Derek Kravitz

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Daschle Faces Questions From Senators on Tax Glitch » After a quarter-century in Congress, Thomas A. Daschle will return to Capitol Hill today in an unfamiliar role, summoned by former colleagues on the Senate Finance Committee to defend his reputation and his nomination to be secretary of health and human services amid revelations that he did not pay more than $100,000 in back taxes. Meanwhile, with Daschle's ascent to the cabinet, the disclosures about the many clients Daschle advised on public policy offers a new window into how Washington works. — Washington Post, New York Times

Iraq Auditor Warns of Waste, Fraud In Afghanistan » After five years of investigations and 250,000 pages of audits, Stuart W. Bowen Jr. wishes he could say that the $50 billion cost of the U.S. reconstruction effort in Iraq was money accounted for and well spent. — Washington Post

Firms Receiving U.S. Aid Face Pay Curbs » The Obama administration, seeking to improve public perception of the $700 billion financial rescue, is expected to announce this week tougher executive-compensation restrictions for some firms that get government aid. — Wall Stree Journal

Regulators Delay New Rules for Testing Lead in Toys » Under pressure from manufacturers, federal regulators have postponed for one year certain testing requirements for lead and other toxic substances in toys and other children's products. — Wall Street Journal

By Derek Kravitz |  February 2, 2009; 12:46 PM ET The Daily Read
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They said that if I voted for John McCain, the federal government would be run by criminals. They were right.

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