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  • VA chief orders review of training programs in wake of 'Oscar the Grouch' incident

    PHILADELPHIA Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Thursday ordered a systemwide review of the agency's training programs after the Philadelphia VA benefits office compiled an employee training guide that appeared to depict veterans as Oscar the...
  • Re-election odds lean in Fitzpatrick's favor

    Re-election odds lean in Fitzpatrick's favor
    The challenge for Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick looks a little steeper this week. The Bucks County congressman’s challenge from Democrat Kevin Strouse didn’t make D.C.-based Roll Call’s list of top...
  • VA still in no rush to provide benefits to veterans

    Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve. I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them. Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
  • Two Pa. congressmen keep pressure on VA

    Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office. In a letter sent to a top VA official, U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan (R., Delaware)...
  • House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change

    House Ethics chairman slams Fitzpatrick as he reverses travel disclosure change
    After media outrage earlier this week over a quietly approved change to how legislators must disclose privately funded trips, the House Ethics Committee is reversing course. The National Journal first reported that a rule change meant details of trips...
  • Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change

    Dent, House Ethics colleagues mum on travel disclosure change
    The U.S. House Ethics Committee – of which Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent is a member – has come under fire for a discreet change regarding how legislators must disclose privately funded trips. Details of trips paid for by outside...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • Congress still gets paid while government is closed

    Congress still gets paid while government is closed
    Congress has failed so miserably that it can't even keep the government open for business. But our representatives and senators still will get paid for failing to do their job. Rest assured it's not because they are considered "essential" personnel...
  • Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society

    Fun with FEC: Fried Chicken and PA Society
    From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports. Fried chicken While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
  • Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase

    Dent votes against slapping self on wrist for debt limit increase
    For Rep. Charlie Dent it was just a “little gimmicky." So the Lehigh Valley Republican, who is garnering quite the reputation as a rebel since he disagreed with party leadership over the government shutdown, refused to join in a public shaming...
  • Auditor General-Elelct Eugene DePasquale names top staffers.

     
    Incoming state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has named his senior staff. The York County Democrat takes office on Monday. “I am proud to announce the senior staff who will help me fulfill my commitment to the people of Pennsylvania to......