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  • Want to be popular? Don't become president

    Want to be popular? Don't become president
    Sometimes it’s hard to see why presidents want to wait around for a second term; that seems to be the point where it all goes to heck. Richard Nixon had Watergate; Ronald Reagan, Iran-Contra; Bill Clinton, impeachment; George W. Bush, Katrina and...
  • Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals

    Virginia cabinet officials visiting VA hospitals
    — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has enlisted two cabinet members to explore ways the state can help Veterans Affairs medical centers in Virginia, two of which have longer-than-desired wait times. Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey Jr....
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • 'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress

    'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress
    An "outlandish bonus culture" pervades the Department of Veterans Affairs, with no senior manager receiving less than a fully satisfactory performance review last year despite problems, including long waits for patient care and cost overruns for...
  • VA fails to acknowledge 'severity of problems,' new report says

    In another damning report on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel on Monday assailed the VA for failing to acknowledge the “severity of systemic problems” that have put patients at risk. Special Counsel Carolyn...
  • More accusations of VA mismanagement

     
    The VA doesn't need more bad news. But it got some anyway in an audit released Thursday that questioned the agency's "financial stewardship" and projects it could pay $371 million in improper benefits over the next five years if it......
  • Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]

    Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]
    Throughout my decades in public office, I have always viewed our service to U.S. veterans and their families not only as a top priority but as an obligation. So I was disheartened, to say the least, to learn that veterans here in Maryland are waiting an...
  • The IRS scandal that isn't

    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...
  • Sen. Kirk calls for Hines VA Hospital director to step down

    Sen. Kirk calls for Hines VA Hospital director to step down
    Just hours after the embattled Veterans Affairs secretary resigned, Sen. Mark Kirk said he had seen evidence of a “culture of corruption” at a suburban Chicago VA hospital where he said patients faced long wait times to receive care. Even...
  • White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'

    White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'
    A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday. The findings emerged after President Barack...
  • White House report says VA has 'significant' and 'systemic failures'

    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...