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Quote of the Day || May 21, 2014

“I don’t think we should overstate this. Most veterans were able to see a doctor in the same year they made the appointment.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, May 22, 2104

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:45 am || Meets with travel and tourism executives; Roosevelt Room 1:05 pm || Departs White House 2:30 pm || Arrives Rome, New York 3:25 pm || Tours the National Baseball Hall of Fame; Cooperstown, New York 3:55 pm || Delivers remarks; Cooperstown 4:55 pm || Departs New York 5:50 pm CT || Arrives Chicago 7:00 pm

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Democrats Will Join Benghazi Panel

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this afternoon named a full slate of Democrats to the House Select Committee on Benghazi, tapping Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who is the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, to lead them. The other Democrats named to the panel are Adam Smith of Washington, Adam Schiff  and Linda Sanchez of California, and Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. The move comes

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Obama Tries to Dodge Blame in VA Scandal; Keeps Shinseki

A somewhat bedraggled and not particularly angry-looking President Obama took to the briefing room today to attempt to shirk blame for the burgeoning VA scandal, saying the problem began before him and touting the “progress” he has made fixing the various messes littering the agency. What’s more, he said he continues to support Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric “Rick” Shinseki. No doubt Shinseki will be allowed to

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Video || Jon Stewart Pounds Obama Over VA Scandal

One thing I like about the Jon Stewart – an Obama supporter – he’ll go after Democrats and the president if they piss him off enough. Why is a liberal comedian able to work up genuine public outrage over the unnecessary deaths of veterans while our president and Veterans Affairs secretary cannot? Colorful language alert. Stewart occasionally opens a jar into which he has voiced his

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The Obama Morning News || May 21, 2014

VA probe expands to 26 facilities . . . Fox News More facilities are being examined over allegations of manipulated wait times and other issues, while House Republicans propose giving VA Secretary Eric Shinseki more power to fire or demote agency executives. Vet scandal rocks Obama . . . The Hill President Obama’s chief of staff, Denis McDonough, met frustrated Democrats on Capitol Hill who

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