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Eric Shinseki

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  • Top U.S. stories of 2014

    GOP wins midterms: The midterm elections Nov. 4 gave Republicans control of the U.S. Senate and bolstered their majority in the House, setting up what could be a difficult last two years of President Barack Obama's term. Nevertheless, the Democrats...
  • New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time

    New Baltimore VA head promises to restore trust — in time
    Veterans who showed up at the Baltimore offices of the VA had many things to gripe about — an 800 number that never seemed to work, a confusing process for getting benefits for PTSD and a feeling that the process of applying for help robbed them...
  • VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • Did leadership by 'bold goals' spark vet wait-time crisis?

    Until he resigned in May, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki led his department of more than 350,000 employees for five years by setting "bold goals" that looked impossible to achieve but that he knew, from his Army years, could inspire better performance and,...
  • Barack Obama, the bewildered bystander

    Barack Obama, the bewildered bystander
    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said a front-page headline in The New York Times. There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It'...
  • Barack Obama: Less president than bewildered bystander

    The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government's handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in The New York Times recently. There's only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the...
  • New VA chief may fire 1,000 staffers over healthcare scandal

    New VA chief may fire 1,000 staffers over healthcare scandal
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a series of reforms Monday aimed at improving the agency’s customer service after concerns about substandard healthcare forced a leadership change earlier this year. Three months after taking the...
  • VA head outlines fix for troubled agency

    VA head outlines fix for troubled agency
    The new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs described the broad outlines Monday of an overhaul of the agency, which has been battered by scandals over lengthy delays setting up doctor's visits and attempts to cover up those backlogs. Advocates...
  • Revamp VA disability benefits

    Revamp VA disability benefits
    The United States owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to its military veterans. It also owes them something more tangible — timely and appropriate treatment and compensation for disabilities tied to their service. But the Veterans...
  • Should Uncle Sam privatize VA care?: Front Burner

    Should Uncle Sam privatize VA care?: Front Burner
    Grim headlines this spring that American veterans were losing lives not on the battlefield, but in waiting rooms of hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated the headlines, and likely angered Florida's 1.5 million vets. Allegations...
  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama
    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....