Former Senator Tom Daschle has accepted the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services, according to anonymous sources in the Democratic Party. Officials told the linkurl:Associated Press today;;_ylt=ArFmLtW30WaWP4EF3xoHK6sDW7oF (November 19) that Daschle has the job once his background check is complete, although no formal announcement has been made. linkurl:Speculation has been rampant; for weeks as to who will be moving into the key position, with the Wall Street Journal proffering Daschle, former NIH head Harold Varmus, and Howard Dean -- Democratic National Committee chairman -- as frontrunners.

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