Judgement day for Shinseki? . . . The Hill
The White House desperately wants to put to rest a controversy that is only dragging on Obama’s already low approval numbers and adding to the pessimism that Democrats can hold on to the Senate this fall.
More than 100 in Congress want Shinseki out . . . Newsmax
The waves of lawmakers demanding Shinseki resign or be fired have turned into a tsunami with the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Steve Israel joining the growing surge.
Why GOP leaders don’t join the chorus . . . The Hill
They think his ouster could give President Obama an easy way out of a widening crisis.
VA panel chair seeks Holder VA probe . . . Newsmax
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee has written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an investigation into the ongoing VA scandal.
I’m committed to restoring integrity . . . Eric Shinseki
The findings of the interim report of VA’s Office of Inspector General on the Phoenix VA Health Care System are reprehensible to me and to this department, and we are not waiting to set things straight.
Palin: Illegals get better care . . . Politico
“In many respects, illegal aliens in our country today are receiving better health care, more benefits than our troops,” Palin said.
Clinton Benghazi response: Attack GOP . . . Politico
“Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of those who served our country,” Clinton writes in a chapter of her book, “Benghazi: Under Attack.”
GOP: DOJ after businesses Obama dislikes . . . Washington Times
A House panel says the Obama administration is using the Justice Department to target businesses it finds objectionable, from gun dealers and payday lenders to drug paraphernalia sellers and porn merchants.
Federal officials helping endangered Dems . . . Washington Times
If you were looking for Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz this week, you might want to consult the 2014 electoral map of endangered Democrats as a guide.
GOP leaders seek Obamacare alternative . . . Fox News
Some House Republicans are aiming for a vote this year on a GOP health care alternative ObamaCare, in part to show that the party has a position beyond merely repealing the law.
Federal database to track financial information . . . Examiner
As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives — including their Social Security numbers — in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
Ex-Ambassador: Vatican ties cool under Obama . . . Newsmax
“The coolness towards the Holy See began with the beginning of the administration, because the administration has a pretty secular orientation,” said Francis Rooney, former ambassador to the Holy See under Bush.
Obama to urge mentoring of minority boys . . . Washington Times
Obama will call on all American adults Friday to make a long-term commitment to mentoring black and Hispanic boys as part of his initiative to help young men of color succeed in school.
Wanted: President with Management experience . . . Examiner
Given the continuing barrage of criticism about Obama’s competence, candidates without management credentials now have a more difficult road to the White House.