May 23rd, 2014
07:11 AM ET
6 years ago

Tested in Vietnam, Shinseki finds himself in firestorm over veterans' care

(CNN) - Those who know Eric Shinseki chuckled when their laconic friend began his Army retirement speech in 2003 with this: "'My name is Shinseki, and I am a soldier."

That was pure Shinseki, longtime friend Rollie Stichweh thought.

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Filed under: Veterans Affairs
Obama to tap San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as HUD secretary
May 23rd, 2014
12:01 AM ET
6 years ago

Obama to tap San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as HUD secretary

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will announce plans Friday to nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be his next secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a government source said.

The 39-year old, three-term mayor first gained national recognition when he delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention - the first Hispanic to do so.

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Filed under: Julian Castro • President Obama
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