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Another great scoop by Salon's Mark Benjamin has Barack Obama asking the White House about its Veterans Affairs leadership picks.

By Joan Walsh
Published April 12, 2007 8:33PM (EDT)

Enough Imus. Whenever I get a little bit down, I think about the great work Mark Benjamin does for Salon, and I feel better. Sen. Barack Obama no doubt agrees with me: He sent a letter to President Bush asking why he's nominating Brig. Gen. Michael J. Kussman as undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, even though Benjamin's reporting shows "Kussman knew of serious problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as early as 2004." More to come.

Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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