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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • Military savers favoring 'Roth' TSP to build nest eggs

    Military savers discover special advantages a Roth-type Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides, given that their taxable income is dampened by tax-free allowances and periodic tax-exempt combat tours. By Tom Philpott Military savers are discovering the...
  • June 30 Letters: Medicaid, Newport News marathon, IRS emails, Hampton schools

    Selfish resistance I have to take issue with your June 24 editorial, "Stay within the law." Saying "the ends do not justify the means" in the governor's push for Medicaid expansion is a puerile defense of "a rule is a rule, no matter who it hurts."...
  • 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...
  • 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: VA's 'corrosive culture' unaccountable, opposes change, feeds discontent

    WASHINGTON The White House released a scathing report Friday on the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for its health branch to be "restructured and reformed" and warning that a "corrosive culture" has led to problems of veterans obtaining timely...
  • American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program

    American Legion Supports Homeless Veterans' Program
    When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • 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....