Feb 03

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Former Democratic Senate majority leader Tom Daschle withdrew his nomination to be President Barack Obama's Health and Human Services secretary Tuesday, saying he did not want to be a distraction after paying $140,000 in back taxes.

The House on its first day of the new session passed changes to ethics guidelines, including banning gifts and meals paid for by lobbyists and limiting travel paid for by outside groups. Guests discuss the legislation's chances of success.