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May 23rd, 2014
06:27 PM ET

The loneliest holiday for veterans

Army veteran Wes Moore tells Candy Crowley Memorial Day is really the "loneliest holiday" for veterans.

Watch the full interview Sunday at 9amET on State of the Union.


Filed under: Memorial Day • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Veterans • Wes Moore
SOTU Scoop
May 23rd, 2014
04:44 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 23, 2014.

1. A VA cloud over Memorial Day. America prepares to honor its war dead as a scandal engulfs the federal agency charged with providing care for the country's military veterans. There are more calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down. The latest is West Virginia's Democratic senate candidate Natalie Tennant. "It's clear Gen. Shinseki has become a distraction from the mission of the VA. New leadership is needed to earn back the trust and confidence of veterans and military families that the VA can deliver answers and find solutions to fix the broken system," Tennant said. Twenty-six VA facilities are under investigation for delayed medical appointments that some claim resulted in the deaths of some veterans, and fraudulent bookkeeping. The chairmen of the Senate and House committees on Veterans Affairs, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), join State of the Union on Sunday.

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May 23rd, 2014
03:39 PM ET

Beyond 'thank you for your service'

This Memorial Day Army combat veteran Wes Moore talks to Candy Crowley about what Americans can do to help veterans beyond "thank you for your service."

Watch the full interview Sunday at 9amET on State of the Union.


Filed under: Memorial Day • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Veterans • Wes Moore
Sunday on State of the Union
May 22nd, 2014
06:31 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) says allegations of delayed care and cooked books at Veterans Affairs health care facilities are "just the tip of the iceberg." But Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) urges his colleagues not to “politicize the wellbeing of America’s heroes” while they figure out what created the deadly mess. The chairmen of the Senate and House Veteran Affairs Committees join us live.

Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence keeps popping up on the list of potential presidential candidates, and that makes him perfect for our series on the 2016 contenders. We’ll find out if he thinks Washington politics is tarnishing the GOP brand, and we’ll talk about his change of heart on ObamaCare.

Our political panel of Penny Lee, Corey Dade, and Alex Castellanos on the optics of a presidential multitasker.

Plus, this Memorial Day weekend, serving those who served. Wes Moore – Army veteran, advocate, and filmmaker on his mission to highlight the troubles veterans face re-adjusting to life back home.

Watch Sunday 9am and Noon ET on CNN.


Filed under: State of the Union • This Sunday...
SOTU Scoop
May 22nd, 2014
05:07 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

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.

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SOTU Scoop
May 21st, 2014
05:19 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 21, 2014.

1. Obama sticks with Shenseki... for now. President Obama made his first public comments about medical appointment delays and alleged fraudulent record-keeping at VA facilities across the country. The most disturbing and striking problems emerged in Arizona, with sources revealing to CNN details of a secret waiting list. According to the sources, at least 40 American veterans died in Phoenix while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA. "If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it, period," said Obama. But Veterans Affairs Secretary Erick Shenseki, who’s firing or resignation some members of Congress and at least one veterans group have called for, is staying on the job. "He cares deeply about veterans and he cares deeply about the mission and I know that Rick's attitude is if he doesn't think he can do a good job on this and if he thinks he's let our veterans down then I'm sure that he is not going to be interested in continuing to serve," Obama said.  He also said he expects to receive the first results from a review of the VA's system next week.

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May 18th, 2014
02:39 PM ET

Should fracking be legal in California?

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) on whether fracking should be legal in his state and the impact on climate change.


Filed under: Environment • Jerry Brown • Newsmakers • State of the Union
May 18th, 2014
02:22 PM ET

Mr. Castro comes to Washington

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is coming to Washington. Our panel weighs in on what it might mean for him and 2016.


Filed under: Amy Walter • Anita Dunn • Julian Castro • Newsmakers • Newt Gingrich • State of the Union
May 18th, 2014
02:17 PM ET

Recreational reefer in California?

Governor Jerry Brown on whether California will consider legalizing recreational marijuana as well.


Filed under: Jerry Brown • Marijuana • Newsmakers • State of the Union
May 18th, 2014
01:51 PM ET

Gov. Patrick: I wouldn't be here without Brown v Board

Governor Deval Patrick reflects on the 60th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education and the impact its had on his life and career.


Filed under: Civil rights • Deval Patrick • Newsmakers • State of the Union
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