There are growing calls this morning for the Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. Those calls increasingly bipartisan. Several prominent democratic senators calling on Shinseki to step down including Udall of Colorado, Walsh of Montana and Franken of Minnesota. It comes on the heels of a scathing report from the chief VA watchdog that hospital officials in Phoenix and perhaps elsewhere had tried to hide significant delays in treating vets.
1000EDT -- House GOP Leadership holds media availability. LIVE
1230EDT -- House GOP leaders meet and discuss the ongoing problems within the VA system and what improvements need to be put in place. LIVE
The White House set to release a 42 page report on energy today. The Obama Administration expected to say increases in natural gas and decreases in oil consumption have helped the U.S. It comes ahead of new restrictions on coal fired plants expected to be unveiled on Monday.
Software developers are at the White House today to help work out bugs in the online petitions the White House circulates. It comes ahead of the National Day of Civic Hacking Saturday.
Sports concussions also taking center stage at the White House today as pro sports teams representatives, students and parents gather to discuss the growing evidence of traumatic brain injuries from sports.
1110EDT -- POTUS delivers remarks at the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit. East Room. LIVE
Good news for the Clintons in new ABC News/Washington Post polls.
55% of respondents say they would support Hillary Clinton as a candidate for president in 2016.
More than six in 10 rate Bill Clinton favorably, near the highest ratings he has ever received in Post-ABC polling.
There was a Soyuz space launch this morning sending a team of three to the International Space Station.. It's a Russian, American and a German.. in what has threatened to be one of the last joint U.S./Russian missions. The trio hugged when asked about the possibility of an end to a Russian/American space alliance. Meantime, Space X billionaire Elon Musk set to unveil a capsule today that could send PEOPLE to space within a few years.
We get a revision to first quarter GDP today. Hopefully we won't hear the economy actually shrunk in Q1 because of the awful winter.
We also get reads today on jobs, and home sales.
The hunt for missing Malaysian airlines flight 370 is now shifting to a much larger area after the Australian task force in charge of the search said the Indian Ocean area they've been searching is not likely where the plane ended up. Meantime, the search by the U.S. Navy robotic submarine is officially over.
AP reports a Ukrainian military chopper has been shot down in eastern Ukraine.
As expected, Egyptian military strong man Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi handily won Egypt's latest presidential election. He got a reported 92%.
A new global study says almost a third of the world is fat. No word on how many are still starving.
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