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Veterans' wait times for benefits skyrockets under Obama

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(L-R) Jennie Mallozzi holds Steven Capistran, Michael Ganney, U.S. Army Sgt. Jamie Vargas holds daughter Hailey Vargas, soon-to-be wife Bernice Vargas and Tyler Capistran look on at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau inside the Office of the City Clerk as they await the Vargas wedding ceremony on October 26, 2012 in New York City. Mario Tama/Getty Images

A new report by the Center for Investigative Reporting shows wait times for benefit checks have skyrocketed under the Obama administration. The number of veterans waiting longer than a year to receive compensation has grown by 2,000 percent. A Senate committee is meeting this morning to address the problem.

Aaron Glantz, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, joins the show with more.

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