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Tom Daschle Tops Next Batch Of Obama Picks

In Saturday's radio address, Obama announced that Shaun Donovan of New York is his pick for Housing and Urban Development secretary. On Thursday, Obama's supporter and former South Dakota senator Tom Daschle was nominated to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and director of the new White House Office of Health Reform.

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Juan Williams about how former Sen. Tom Daschle and the Obama administration will tackle the health care system.

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Juan Williams
Juan Williams, one of America's leading journalists, is a news analyst, appearing regularly on NPR's Morning Edition. Knowledgeable and charismatic, Williams brings insight and depth — hallmarks of NPR programs — to a wide spectrum of issues and ideas.
Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.