Politics

3:47pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Commentary

Week In Politics: Shinseki's Resignation And Obama At West Point

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 6:07 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

For thoughts on the Shinseki resignation and the president's foreign policy speech at West Point this week, I'm joined by our Friday commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of the New York Times. Welcome back to you both.

DAVID BROOKS: Good to be here.

E.J. DIONNE: Good to be with you.

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3:47pm

Fri May 30, 2014
News

VA Secretary Shinseki Steps Down Amid Reports Of Systemic Problems

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 6:07 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel. Gen. Eric Shinseki is out as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. That comes after bipartisan calls for his resignation and growing outrage over scheduling from the VA health system. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith reports.

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3:44pm

Fri May 30, 2014
It's All Politics

GOP House Votes To Leave States Alone On Medical Marijuana

Marijuana grown for medical purposes is shown inside a greenhouse at a farm in Potter Valley, Calif.
Eric Risberg AP

Perhaps validating what public opinion surveys have been showing for some time, the House voted in Friday's wee hours to prohibit the federal government from interfering with medical marijuana laws passed by 32 states and the District of Columbia.

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1:16pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Politics

What's Ahead For The VA As Shinseki Steps Down?

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1:06pm

Fri May 30, 2014
The Two-Way

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney To Step Down

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 1:57 pm

President Obama gives White House press secretary Jay Carney a hug after announcing that Carney will step down next month.
Susan Walsh AP

Jay Carney, who fielded reporters' tough questions for more than three years as White House press secretary, will resign.

President Obama interrupted the Friday media briefing to make the announcement.

"Jay's had to wrestle with this decision for quite some time," Obama said, announcing the move.

"Jay has become one of my closest friends," he said.

Carney said he'd asked to leave in April and that he would depart officially in mid-June.

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