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Scarborough: Consider Mitt Romney, Colin Powell for VA Secretary

On Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, host Joe Scarborough made the argument that not only must embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki go, but that he should be replaced by a proven leader and included household names like former Secretary of State Colin Powell or former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA). May 30, 2014 4:33 AM PT

House VA Chair: Relieving Shenseki 'Not Going to Solve the Problem'

On CNN’s “AC360” on Thursday, House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) warned that it will taking more than just relieving current embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shenseki to overcome the agency’s hospital woes. May 29, 2014 11:29 PM PT

Palin: Gitmo Prisoners, Illegal Aliens Getting Better Care than 'Death Panel' VA for Vets

On Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) discussed a number of issues related to the news of the day with host Sean Hannity including President Barack Obama and his perceived weaknesses, the friction between the GOP establishment and the Tea Party and her role in the political process. But she also took on the scandal surrounding the Veterans Administration hospitals that has resulted in a number of deaths for American military veterans. May 29, 2014 8:54 PM PT

Krauthammer: VA Scandal, Economy 'a Crisis of Competence' for Obama

On Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer called the combination of problems including the economy and the Obama administration’s handling of the current Veterans Administration hospital scandal a “crisis of competence,” which goes beyond being a product of President Barack Obama’s liberal ideology. May 29, 2014 5:19 PM PT

Landrieu Says She 'Will' Support Harry Reid as Majority Leader

In an interview with NBC News correspondent Kasie Hunt that aired on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) admitted she will support Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for Majority Leader.

Partial transcript as follows:
HUNT: You won’t say one way or another if you’ll back Harry Reid?

LANDRIEU: Well, if he runs – if he runs, I will.


Landrieu is facing Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in a contest for the Senate seat she currently hold this fall.

(h/t RNC Research)

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May 29, 2014 7:11 AM PT

Bernie Sanders on VA Scandal: 'Extremely Important' We Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took on his critics that have argued he was an apologist for the Veterans Administration. Sanders acknowledged there were glowing deficiencies in the agency’s hospital system, some perhaps criminal. However, he said that root of the problem is the lack of resources within the hospital system to see to proper care of veterans. May 29, 2014 6:52 AM PT

Romney: Shinseki Has to Go

On Wednesday’s “The Kelly File,’ former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican nominee for president, weighed in on the Veterans Administration hospitals scandals, adding his recommendations for fixing problem. May 29, 2014 6:34 AM PT

Montel Williams Rails Against Obama's Handling of VA Scandal

On Wednesday’s “Your World” on the Fox News Channel, talk show host Montel Williams attacked President Barack Obama for his handling of the Veterans Administration hospital scandal, particularly Obama’s rhetoric lacking an apology. May 28, 2014 11:49 PM PT

Ben Carson Hammers Former Dem Gov on Dangers of Stifled Speech

On CNN’s Wednesday broadcast of “Crossfire,” Dr. Ben Carson, author of “One Nation” went toe-to-toe with former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) and former Obama campaign adviser Stephanie Cutter over remarks he made back in March likening the communication of public discourse to Nazi Germany. May 28, 2014 11:16 PM PT

Kristol on Obama: Self-Delusion Is a Powerful Force

On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Wednesday, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol criticized President Barack Obama on the heels of a speech he gave at the U.S. Military Academy earlier in the day. Kristol’s criticism was based on the view of foreign policy he had projected in that speech. May 28, 2014 10:51 PM PT

Cheney: Obama the Weakest President 'in My Lifetime'

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama for the matter of which he said Obama had weakened the United States’ ability to wield influence around the world. May 28, 2014 9:10 PM PT

Krauthammer: Obama West Point Speech 'Literally Pointless'

On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer offered his thoughts on President Barack Obama’s graduation speech at the U.S. Military Academy earlier in the day. May 28, 2014 4:31 PM PT

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