(CNN) – Drama for the Obama administration. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian takes a look at the stunning setback to President Obama’s plans to reform healthcare. Can the White House recover?
Plus: Politics often makes for strange bedfellows, but there’s something especially odd about President Obama’s pick for Commerce Secretary. CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on what’s unusual about Sen. Judd Gregg being tapped to head the Commerce Department.
Also: Hillary Clinton bucks tradition. The former New York senator is breaking the mold by not heading to Europe or the Middle East for her initial trip as Secretary of State. So where will Clinton travel first? CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty has the story.
Finally: What do senators say now that their former leader, Tom Daschle, has withdrawn his nomination for Health and Human Services Secretary? CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.
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