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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Shinseki resigns, which won't help

    Shinseki resigns, which won't help
    The resignation of Eric Shinseki strikes me as inevitable, politically necessary and largely irrelevant if not counterproductive. Once the troubles in the Department of Veterans Affairs blew up into a major scandal, the administration's critics, Democrats...
  • Amid national uproar, local VA clinics doing OK

    This Memorial Day will be marked by remembrances of fallen war heroes, but marred by the growing storm surrounding how ailing veterans are treated on their home soil. The controversy started with allegations that a veterans hospital in Arizona faked...
  • Obama's talking points miss point on VA scandal

    Obama's talking points miss point on VA scandal
    After keeping his mouth shut on that growing Veterans Affairs scandal for weeks, President Barack Obama finally acted. Not with deeds. But with words. The scandal involves reports of secret admissions lists, falsified data and some 40 veterans dying...
  • The VA and the limits of liberalism

    The VA and the limits of liberalism
    Many have noted that the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal poses an acute threat to the Obama administration because of how much its problems resemble the criticisms of Obamacare itself. But let's imagine there was no Obamacare. Let's imagine that...
  • 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...
  • Politics have trumped ethics in the Obama administration

    Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki cannot get a handle on the recent scandalous treatment of veterans in VA hospitals, where more than 40 sick men were allowed to die without proper follow-up treatment. A cover-up allegedly followed. When the...
  • The VA, the NHS and choice

    PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland -- President Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals...
  • Time to clean house at Veterans Affairs

    They call him "No Drama Obama" for a reason. Most of the time, it's Professor Obama who meets with us White House reporters: notorious for showing no emotion and taking so long to answer questions that, by the time he stops talking, everybody forgets what...
  • Hillary's dilemma: How to distance herself from Obama

    Hillary Clinton is in a pickle. She's a shoe-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job. Her husband's "law of politics" is that elections are always about the...
  • VA scandal offer Obama's critics yet more ammunition

    WASHINGTON -- The developing furor over waiting times for military veterans needing critical care for war wounds and trauma is a particular political dilemma for President Obama. It comes in the midst of his central effort to shift the nation's agenda...
  • VA scandal fits an established Obama narrative: skilled politician, lousy manager

    VA scandal fits an established Obama narrative: skilled politician, lousy manager
    We don't normally expect our presidents to pay close attention to how long veterans are being asked to wait for care in the vast medical system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But we do expect presidents to appoint Cabinet officers and...