CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for May 21, 2014 | 12 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
JUST IN … OBAMA DEFENDS SHINSEKI, CALLS V.A. ALLEGATIONS “DISHONORABLE, DISGRACEFUL”…"I will not stand for it," President Barack Obama said today about allegations of misconduct at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. Obama said he understands that the public wants a "swift reckoning" in the VA scandal, but he asked for time to allow the investigation into allegations of fraudulent record-keeping to run its course.
Obama met today with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and said he told him there will be accountability throughout the VA system.