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Head of Troubled Phoenix VA Hospital Removed — The head of the Phoenix veterans' hospital at the center of the Veterans Affairs scandal was formally removed on Monday, VA Secretary Robert McDonald told NBC News. Sharon Helman was at the center of a firestorm of whistleblower complaints earlier this year that exposed improper scheduling practices at VA Medical Centers in Phoenix and at other centers around the country.

Hagel's Predecessors Decried White House 'Micromanaging' — As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday amid criticism of his management abilities, some of President Barack Obama's foes grumbled that it's the administration's handling of the military that should be questioned. Two of Hagel's predecessors recently described their own frustrations with the Obama administration over military decision making, decrying national security aides for "micromanaging" decisions.

Congressman Says he Didn't Mean to Suggest Moat to Protect White House — Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., told NBC News he pitched his idea of a new water barrier at the White House to the head of the Secret Service during a closed door meeting on Wednesday. But he never meant to advocate for an actual moat, even though he brought up the idea during a House Judiciary Committee hearing earlier that day.

Inside the $60 Million Restoration of the U.S. Capitol Dome

It's Official: Pelosi Maintains Post as House Democratic Leader — It's official: Nancy Pelosi will lead House Democrats as their minority leader again. Pelosi's was already considered a shoo-in for re-election and had already announced her new leadership team before Tuesday morning's caucus elections. But amid reports of some party grumbling about Pelosi's leadership style in the wake of painful Democratic losses, any audible opposition to Pelosi's election would have grabbed plenty of media attention.

Roberts: Orman Pitch 'Sounds Like A High School Sophomore' — Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says that challenger Greg Orman "sounds like a high school sophomore" in his independent pitch to voters. "[T]his business of not choosing either party, walking down the middle of the aisle with a sign saying, 'I'm an Independent looking for good ideas' -- that sounds like a high school sophomore," he told NBC's Kelly O'Donnell in an exclusive interview.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to Ebola Quarantine Nurse: Go Ahead, Sue Me — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie practically dared a nurse to sue him for quarantining her even after she tested negative for Ebola. "Whatever. Get in line," the brash Republican said Tuesday during a campaign stop in Rhode Island. "I've been sued lots of times before. Get in line.

Christie: 'Absolutely False' That White House Pressured Him on Ebola Nurse — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says that he felt no pressure from the White House to allow the transfer of quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox, calling reports of clashes between him and the Obama administration "absolutely false."

Iraqi Report of ISIS Subway Threat Knocked Down — U.S. intelligence sources told NBC News that there is no evidence of any current threat against New York City subways, after Iraq's prime minister told repor...

'I Care About Being Respected' : Chris Christie Visits Iowa — Making his first trip to Iowa in more than 940 days, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared, "I don't care about being loved. I care about being respected." Christie was asked about findings in the NBC News/Marist poll that 33-percent of Iowa Republicans surveyed hold a negative view of the two term, blue state governor.
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