National Headlines 5-19-14

POLITICO poll shows mounting danger for Dems (Politico)

White House hints Obama to address Veterans Affairs scandal (The Hill)

Obama backs off drone strikes (The Hill)

VA inspector general’s office was reportedly told of wait lists months before scandal broke (FOX News)

Arrest of blogger further roils bitter Mississippi Senate primary (Los Angeles Times)

Udall, Heinrich Celebrate Organ Mountains National Monument Designation (KRWG)

Cabinet positions are lousy launching pads to the vice presidency (Washington Post)

Geithner: Saving Big Banks Was the ‘Moral Thing to Do’ (Fiscal Times)

Nearly 82,000 gain Medicaid, another 63,000 lose it (Chippewa Herald)

EPA mulls ethanol change as industry profits soar (Associated Press)

Reverse repo tool should be in Fed’s toolkit: Williams (Reuters)