Top White House lawyers to make pitch to senators for troubled judicial nominee

Meeting comes amid concerns about two of Obama’s picks to serve on federal courts.

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Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

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VA Secretary Eric Shinseki needs to go

(Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

The VA secretary has been too passive amid scandal.

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Georgia nominee’s past stances on abortion, same-sex marriage imperil judgeship

The uproar over Georgia’s Michael Boggs illustrates the administration’s continuing problems on Capitol Hill.

Eric Shinseki safe on Capitol Hill — for now

Senators of both parties signal they’ll be keeping closer tabs on the VA and its leader in the coming months.

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Shinseki faces tough questions on VA scandal, vows to ‘accomplish a mission’

(Cliff Owen / AP)

The VA secretary testified amid calls for his resignation over alleged schemes to hide treatment delays.

Dereliction of duty: Sen. Johnny Isakson

Confirming a nominee as a personal favor