President-elect Barack Obama stands with Veterans Affairs Secretary designate Ret. Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki during a news conference in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President-elect Barack Obama stands with Veterans Affairs Secretary designate Ret. Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki during a news conference in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP
President-elect Barack Obama stands with Veterans Affairs Secretary designate Ret. Army Gen. Eric K. Shinseki during a news conference in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP

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