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Cabinet wives swept up in secretaries' woes

Seated before a panel of House lawmakers, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson sought to put to rest the controversy surrounding the purchase of a $31,000 dining room set for his office that has put his job on the line.

Embattled VA secretary's staffer leaves in wake of watchdog report

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff is stepping down, the latest fallout from an inspector general investigation that said she doctored an email and misled ethics officials, which led the department to pay for the secretary's wife to join him on a taxpayer-paid trip to Europe in 2017, the agency confirmed Friday.