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By CNN's Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 22, 2014.
1. VA scandal. The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee says delayed medical appointments and fraudulent bookkeeping at VA facilities are "just the tip of the iceberg" of troubles plaguing the Veterans department. "We've received some information and some tips that will make what has already come look like kindergarten stuff," Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), told CNN. Miller's committee invited three top VA officials to appear before the panel Thursday but they told Miller they were unable to make it. Meanwhile pressure is growing on the White House to take dramatic action. "So many Americans now turn on the evening news just to be sickened by the steady drip, drip from the Obama administration's growing Veterans' scandal," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.