| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday pledged to convene a hearing on allegations that excessive wait times at a Phoenix VA facility led to the deaths of 40 veterans.
Thousands of veterans have been kept waiting for care,...
| Jun 1, 2014
Limited government...is not something many conservatives champion when it comes to matters military. They may question whether Washington should spend billions to bring prosperity and order to Detroit or New Orleans. But they had no objection to...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday.
| Jul 28, 2014
| 7:57 PM
With days left before the August break, congressional leaders unveiled a $17-billion bipartisan compromise Monday to fix the tattered Department of Veterans Affairs.
The deal includes $10 billion in emergency funds to allow veterans to go to outside...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Hours after the Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, the agency announced that it was proposing disciplinary action against six employees at VA healthcare facilities in...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:42 PM
WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote.
Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Senators on Monday are expected to confirm Janet L. Yellen as the next head of the Federal Reserve, scheduling a late afternoon vote that could be the closest ever for a leader of the central bank.
Yellen, 67, a former UC Berkeley...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON — In the week since President Obama called for ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone data "as it currently exists," telephone carriers have uploaded customer calling records to NSA computers just as...
| Apr 10, 2013
President Obama won't release his proposed budget for 2014 until Wednesday, but liberals and AARP have been howling all week about something they expect to be in it.
What has our president done to provoke such outrage among his supporters?
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:41 AM
It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true.
The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...