Tom Daschle has withdrawn his nomination for health and human services secretary, after fielding mounting criticism over his failure to pay more than $130,000 in taxes.

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President Obama accepted Daschle's withdrawal with "sadness and regret" on Tuesday morning, according to a White House statement. To read more about this story, click here.

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