| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:13 PM
House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.
The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Reform legislation that targets the Department of Veterans Affairs has won praise from a bipartisan chorus in Virginia.
Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said he was especially pleased at the inclusion of a three-year pilot project allowing veterans to seek...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Believe me, as a columnist, commentator, and talk-show host, nobody loves a scandal more than I do. Just the thought of verbally hanging some politician or bureaucrat for wrong-doing gets my juices flowing. The problem is, House Republicans don't know a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The VA suffers from "significant and chronic systemic failures" that must be addressed by department leadership, according to a White House report delivered to President Obama on Friday, giving urgency to congressional legislation aimed at reducing...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:56 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:44 PM
HAMPTON — Fifteen percent of employees at the Hampton VA Medical Center were told to falsify data in order to hide delays to medical treatment, according to a USA Today report.
The employees were encouraged by supervisors or others at the center...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:25 AM
The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution.
FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday.
Witnesses said the...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Eighty-eight-year-old Alfred Clasing Jr. and his wife, Marie, had hoped to spend their final years at a retirement community for veterans at Fort Howard, part of a scenic Baltimore County peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay.
But a developer's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:51 AM
Veterans Affairs workers who complained to supervisors about quality of care, time-card fraud, mismanagement and excessive spending told lawmakers Tuesday that they faced a "culture of retaliation" that discouraged whistle-blowing in the long-troubled...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Counting the homeless in Los Angeles County may not be as difficult as housing them all, but it is a daunting challenge nonetheless. In early 2013, an army of 5,000 volunteers, under the direction of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority — a...