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GOP Piles on Hillary Clinton Over VA Remark
Hillary Clinton ’s campaign today defended her recent characterization of the Veterans Affairs hospital controversy, accusing Republicans of trying to "exploit the scandal" by going after the Democratic presidential front-runner for comments she made recently about issues with veterans care.
Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit today as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis scandal .htm" id="ramplink_VA_" targetblank">VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered by returning combat veterans. The Dec. 18 message
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Worries About Reaction to Potential Obama Immigration Action Revives Memories
3 Reasons There's No Quick Fix for Department of Veterans Affairs
Nearly six months after the scandal that rocked the Department of Veterans Affairs over outrageous wait times and secret waiting lists, the new secretary says things continue to improve but he can’t fix everything immediately. Secretary Robert McDonald took over the embattled VA in July after
Congress Approves $15 Billion VA Deal
In a rare moment of bipartisan, bicameral unity, Congress has approved a deal to add $15 billion and institute reforms at the Veterans Administration. After the House passed the measure on Wednesday, the Senate followed suit today. The VA deal sailed through two votes: an...
President Obama Nominates Robert McDonald for VA Head
The former chief executive of Procter and Gamble would replace Eric Shinseki if approved.
VA Audit Finds 100,000 Veterans Waiting for Health Care
A Department of Veterans Affairs audit has found that the VA’s medical scheduling issues go far beyond the Phoenix VA facility, with more than 57,000 veterans nationwide waiting more than 90 days for medical check-ups after making their initial appointments. An additional 64,000 veterans over...
Michelle Obama Targets 'Moral Outrage' of Veterans' Homelessness
With scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs still smoldering, first lady Michelle Obama today used her megaphone to deliver an impassioned call to action on veteran homelessness, a problem she declared a “moral outrage.” “Even one homeless veteran is a shame,” she said at...
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES VOTERS ARE VOTING! Today more Americans are able to vote than any other day this primary season. That means more who are eligible to vote than at any other time until November. Eight states are holding primary elections including Mississippi, Iowa, ...
Obama Slips on International Affairs - A New Challenge on Top of the Old Ones
Barack Obama’s approval rating on handling international affairs has dropped under water for the first time in his presidency in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, a further challenge as he seeks to regain his footing in his second term. The shift is a blow...