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  • Washington state man seeks his gay partner's federal benefits

    WASHINGTON The ceremony was meticulously planned, befitting a wedding where one of the grooms is a self-professed Virgo with obsessive-compulsive leanings. A roving Austin Powers impersonator posed for photos with guests as a pair of dolphin ice...
  • No offense intended by 'Oscar the Grouch' guide, Philly VA says

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official on Wednesday defended a training guide produced for its Philadelphia office depicting veterans as Oscar the Grouch, saying the images were intended to remind employees to behave...
  • Gloucester policy for providing free or reduced price meals

                                            MEDIA RELEASE 2014-2015                POLICY FOR PROVIDING FREE OR REDUCED PRICE MEALS                                                                                                                          ...
  • 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...
  • Obama signs $16.3-billion VA bill, calls mismanagement 'outrageous'

    President Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities. The new law represent an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase...
  • Campaigning Warner visits vets in Gloucester

    GLOUCESTER – Senator Mark Warner told a group of veterans in Gloucester Monday that both the health care system and culture of the Veterans Administration needed to change, but it wouldn't be an easy fix. "We have a messed-up system," he said. "I'...
  • Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office

    Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office
    Maybe it was the 1980s-era software he saw at the Hampton VA hospital, maybe the four-mile traffic jam heading into the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, but when Sen. Mark Warner came to open his Hampton campaign office, his inner policy wonk was in full...
  • Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]

    Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]
    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover...
  • Civilian doctor networks to backstop VA primary care too

    More than two decades ago, when a shrinking military health-care system saw patient demand exceed its capacity to deliver timely care, particularly for a burgeoning retiree population, the Department of Defense contracted with the private sector to...
  • Frustrated Sen. Warner: Lack of clarity in VA data

    HAMPTON — A private briefing Friday at the Hampton VA Medical Center left Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., "a little confused and frustrated" with how the national agency reports data at its individual facilities. He referred to a recent audit that...
  • Unfinished business: Their Take

    Unfinished business We all know how Washington crises usually unfold. A problem erupts. Politicians trample each other to express outrage and allocate blame. Scapegoats are sacrificed, legislation emerges and money gets appropriated. And then the...