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  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA

    Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA
    As the longtime chief executive of a multinational corporation, Bob McDonald knows how to make a big business thrive. As a one-time Army Airborne Ranger, he knows what it means to take on a seemingly impossible assignment and succeed.  All that skill...
  • Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment

    Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment
    Veterans in Maryland scheduling a primary care appointment through the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time wait an average of 80 days to see a doctor, making the state's system fourth-worst in the nation out of 141 systems reviewed,...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center

    VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center
    The acting secretary of veterans affairs said Tuesday that the agency would add more primary care physicians to the Maryland VA Health Care System to help reduce the long waits for veterans seeking appointments with doctors. Acting Secretary Sloan...
  • Paul Greenberg: A general's farewell salute

    Eric Shinseki spent a lifetime serving his country before being ill served by a vast bureaucracy with deep-seated dysfunctions beyond even his ability and dedication to cure. A four-star general, former chief of staff, and a combat veteran who left...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding...
  • Around Town: VA needs to be held accountable

    A week ago Wednesday, the Veterans Administration Inspector General issued an interim report stating that 1,700 veterans who sought treatment at the Phoenix VA were victims of the scandal. The names of the vets had been erased from the official waiting...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...
  • Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare

    Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare
    Key senators announced on Thursday a bipartisan proposal to address a crisis in veterans' healthcare, seeking quick action on a scandal that embarrassed the Obama administration and angered lawmakers who are strong advocates for veterans. The...
  • 18 veterans who were on the Phoenix wait list died, VA chief confirms

    Eighteen veterans died while waiting for medical appointments, the acting Veterans Affairs secretary said during his visit Thursday to a facility that has become the epicenter of a growing and sweeping scandal over inadequate veteran patient care. Sloan...