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Business executive picked to lead VA

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has nominated former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the troubled Veterans Affairs Department as it attempts to confront reports of lengthy waiting times and mismanagement.

Obama said the administration is establishing a “new culture of accountability” at the VA.

Obama praised McDonald on Monday as a man of integrity and for his decades of experience leading Procter & Gamble.

“Bob is an expert in making organizations better,” the president said.

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