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Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide timely care to veterans has caused a political furor. If confirmed by the Senate, McDonald would succeed Eric K. Shinseki, a retired four-star Army general who stepped down last month amid a scandal in which VA employees falsified records to cover up long waits for medical appointments. McDonald would face a daunting task in trying to fix the numerous problems within one of the largest federal departments, which a White House report...

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