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Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA problems

The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of treatment delays at veterans’ hospitals across the country. Top aide Denis McDonough tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Obama is demanding that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) and others in the administration “continue to fix these things until they’re functioning the way that our veterans believe they should.” Allegations of preventable deaths that may be linked to delays at the Phoenix VA hospital have triggered an election-year uproar. On Friday, the top official for veterans’ health care resigned. House Republicans have set
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Obama congratulates gay NFL draftee

President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Obama calls the selection of Sam “an important step forward.” Obama says that from the playing field to the corporate boardroom, gay and lesbian Americans, quote, “prove every day that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are.” Sam was the Associated Press defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference. He was picked late Saturday in the third and final day of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. Sam played college football
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