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SOTU Scoop
May 29th, 2014
02:51 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, May 29, 2014

1. VA crisis.  A growing list of Democrats is calling for VA chief Eric Shinseki's ouster, after a preliminary report by the VA Inspector General's office found at least 1,700 military veterans who sought medical care were never scheduled for an appointment and were never placed on a wait list at a VA hospital in Phoenix.  Since Wednesday, Democratic Senators Mark Udall of Colorado, John Walsh of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Al Franken of Minnesota, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico have said Shinseki should resign.  All but Heinrich are up for re-election this year. With the White House acknowledging that Shinseki is on "thin ice" pending the outcome of the IG's investigation, it many now be a matter of not of if, but when, President Obama cuts the retired four-star general loose.