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NYT op-ed influenced Daschle decision

From NBC's Andrea Mitchell

Tom Daschle told NBC News that he called President Obama this morning after reading the New York Times editorial calling for the withdrawal of Daschle's nomination.

Clearly emotional in a brief telephone conversation, Daschle said: "I read the New York Times. I can't pass health care if it's too much of a distraction ... so I called the president this morning."