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(Washington: Brian Williams) The embarrassment for President Obama over the departure of 2 more of his nominees for top positions due to tax problems noted; details given about the withdrawal of HHS Secretary nominee Tom Daschle; statement from Daschle quoted. Interview held with Obama about his administration’s troubles. [OBAMA – reacts to Daschle’s withdrawal; says we need to focus on the deteriorating economy; says he screwed up; outlines provisions in his economic recovery package; says he wants to work with Democrats and Republicans to find common ground; states we can’t afford more jobs lost; comments on his appointments.]
(Washington: Brian Williams) Obama's selection of a 3rd Republican, Senator Judd Gregg, for his cabinet noted.
(White House: Chuck Todd) The White House decision to push the economic stimulus plan instead of support for Daschle featured.
- Williams, Brian;
- Todd, Chuck
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