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;http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081119/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_health_daschle;_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;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/55173/ 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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