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Friday Flashback: Tea Party, VA issues, Washington Redskins and more




US President Barack Obama delivers a statement after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki at the White House in Washington, DC, May 21, 2014. Veterans have had to wait months to see a doctor at some hospitals, and allegations have arisen that administrators at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, covered up the delays there. As many as 40 patients were reported to have died while waiting to be seen by a VA doctor.
US President Barack Obama delivers a statement after meeting with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki at the White House in Washington, DC, May 21, 2014. Veterans have had to wait months to see a doctor at some hospitals, and allegations have arisen that administrators at a VA hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, covered up the delays there. As many as 40 patients were reported to have died while waiting to be seen by a VA doctor.
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It's Friday which means its time for the Friday Flashback, our look at the week in news. This week we're joined by Robin Abcarian, who writes about politics for the Los Angeles Times and from Jamelle Bouie of Slate. 

Primary elections were held this week, not here in California but in plenty of other places around the country. What are the key races that went on this week in the South, in states like Kentucky and Georgia? 

Reacting to results, House Speaker John Boehner was asked if he was elated that mainstream Republicans beat back tea party candidates. As we heard a few moments ago, he said he didn't feel there was that much of a difference. But that does not seem to be the case in Mississippi. What happened there? 

Last month a report came out that 40 veterans had died in a Phoenix VA clinic while waiting to see doctors. And this is just the tip of the iceberg really. President Obama said an investigation into any wrongdoing would be completed by next month. What's going on here?

Yesterday, the House passed legislation which aims to end the National Security Agency's bulk phone records program, called the USA Freedom Act. Finally, bi-partisan agreement in Congress! How far does this new legislation go?

The NBA owners still haven't officially voted on the fate of the Clippers ownership, but this week Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban opened up about his own prejudice and got a lot of blowback for it.  

This week a group of senators urged the NFL's commissioner Roger Goddell to step into the conversation about the Redskins. What's the feeling about the name of the team, and will team owner Dan Snyder will budge?