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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.