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  • President Barack Obama listens to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, as soldiers who are part of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, race past, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, during an event honoring the seventh annual Soldier Ride. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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  • President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, following his meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki. The White House moved Wednesday to address the growing furor over allegations of misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, summoning VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to an Oval Office meeting, hours before the House was scheduled to vote on a bill that would grant the secretary more authority to fire or demote senior executives.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  • FILE - In this March 14, 2013, file photo, Rob Nabors, President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff, leaves a closed-door meeting between Obama and Senate Republicans, at the Capitol in Washington. Obama is dispatching Nabor, one of his closest White House advisers to oversee an investigation of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs as the agency grapples with allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths, as well as persistent questions about benefits backlogs.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Budget Director Peter Orszag, speaks about the fiscal 2010 federal budget, Thursday, May 7, 2009, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across from the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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