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VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease
VA chief and White House spokesman resign, fueling unease

President Obama sought to stem a growing political furor Friday by accepting the resignation of Eric K. Shinseki, the beleaguered secretary of Veterans Affairs, the second Cabinet-level official to resign under fire this year. Two hours later, Obama abruptly returned to the White House briefing room's podium to announce the departure of what he called "one of my closest friends," Jay Carney, the White House press secretary. Although the resignations were unrelated, the sudden high-level reshuffle fueled a sense of unease in the West Wing. The administration plans to unveil new rules Monday to curtail power plant emissions, a move sure to spark opposition in...

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