- Obama not worried about Ebola at upcoming African summit in D.C.
- Obama: ‘We tortured some folks’ after 9/11
- Obama administration asked whole D.C. Circuit to take on major Obamacare case
- Mark Levin: Topple GOP leadership or country will ‘unravel’
- Massachusetts to let police chief deny gun buys to those deemed unfit
- John Kerry condemns attack on Israeli soldiers, kidnapping
- U.S. starts to evacuate American Ebola patients from West Africa: Report
- Geraldo slammed as ‘dummy’ for backing Clinton’s bin Laden claim
- Israeli spokesman: No need to debate who broke the cease-fire
- 35 Palestinians killed; Israeli officer missing
By Orrin G. Hatch
Procedural changes impede the chamber's traditional deliberative function
Topic - Shinseki
Obama to deliver a statement after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki.
Obama: VA Secretary Shinseki resigning amid widespread troubles with veterans' health care.
The White House refused to say Thursday that President Obama still has confidence in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki in the wake of a new report that shows health care was delayed for 1,700 veterans in Phoenix.
President Obama's faith in Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki appeared to be waning Thursday after a scathing report revealed cover-ups and poor care within the VA health system, and more than 100 lawmakers — including many politically vulnerable Democrats — have demanded the secretary's resignation.
The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix.
President Obama touts veterans care as a top priority of his presidency, but lawmakers increasingly weary of the long waits and hassles that veterans face in receiving disability benefits are pressuring Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinsheki to produce results.
Although the number of pending veterans' disability claims keep soaring, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Sunday said he's committed to ending the backlog in 2015 by replacing paper with electronic records.
Asked several times whether Mr. Obama still supports Mr. Shinseki, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president "wants to see the results" of an internal VA audit.
The Defense Department and other agencies still file paper claims, he said, but "we have commitments that in 2014 we will be electronically processing our data and sharing it."