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Democratic strategist Donna Brazile played the gender card on ABC's "This Week" during a discussion of the Obamacare contraceptives mandate promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Associated Press)

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If approved by Congress, Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, will inherit a full plate. (Associated Press)

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If approved by Congress, Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, will inherit a full plate. (Associated Press)

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Democratic strategist Donna Brazile played the gender card on ABC's "This Week" during a discussion of the Obamacare contraceptives mandate promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson speaks during a press conference at the local VA facility in El Paso, Texas, Friday, July 18, 2014. Gibson met with El Paso’s VA medical center officials and vowed to improve veterans’ access to health care. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is concerned that a new Food and Drug Administration rule that would allow generic drug companies to change warning labels without approval has no health benefits, and was designed to placate special interest groups and could increase lawsuits. (Associated Press)

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House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, is concerned that a new Food and Drug Administration rule that would allow generic drug companies to change warning labels without approval has no health benefits, and was designed to placate special interest groups and could increase lawsuits. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to supporters after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Graham defeated six tea party challengers. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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**FILE ** Dr. Deborah Persaud, a pediatric HIV expert at Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore, holds a vial while at Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2005. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medicine, File)

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**FILE** The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questions Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen as lawmakers continue their probe of whether tea party groups were improperly targeted for increased scrutiny by the IRS, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson answers reporters questions about improvements within the medical care system during a visit to the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., Friday, July 11, 2014. During the visit, Gibson met with the medical center's staff and some veterans. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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American OSS officer, Karl Fairburne prepares to take out enemy soldiers in the third person shooter Sniper Elite III.

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**FILE** Applicants line up outside the SEIU-UHW office during a health care enrollment event in Commerce, Calif., on March 31, 2014. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on failures in the Veterans Administration system of care by M. Ryder/ Tribune Content Agency

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Illustration on failures in the Veterans Administration system of care by M. Ryder/ Tribune Content Agency

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In this Jan. 14, 2014 photo, Dr. Matthew Memoli, an infectious disease specialist, handles doses of live flu virus before administering it to a research participant, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Government researchers are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the virus straight up their noses. The rare type of experiment is part of the quest to improve flu vaccines. It turns out that how best to fend off influenza remains something of a mystery. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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**FILE** The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

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In this Jan. 28, 2014 photo, Japanese government-funded laboratory Riken Center for Development Biology researcher Haruko Obokata, the lead author of a widely heralded stem-cell research paper, speaks about her research results on stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells during a press conference in Kobe, western Japan. Scientists at the institute said Tuesday, April 1, that discrepancies in research published in January in scientific journal Nature stemmed from image manipulation and data fabrication. They said Obokata had manipulated or falsified images of DNA fragments used in the research. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

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Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, formerly the mayor of Anchorage, narrowly defeated scandal-plagued longtime Sen. Ted Stevens to win his Senate seat in 2008. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, 2010 Senate candidate and tea party favorite Joe Miller and former Alaska Attorney General Daniel Sullivan are vying for the opportunity to challenge Begich for his seat in November. Alaska's primaries will be held on Aug. 19. (Associated Press)