| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to conceal the problem.
The deal ends weeks of sometimes...
| Jul 19, 2014
Lou Ann Naples of Old Saybrook, a frequent traveler, says she never checks her baggage at an airport without securing it with a Tumi lock recognized by the Transportation Security Administration.
When she picked up her luggage at Southwest Florida...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
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...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay.
List all your medical problems, the counselor said.
Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
| Jul 29, 2014
After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
| Jul 29, 2014
Please pay very close attention to this column, because the Obama administration will probably attempt to distract you as you're reading.
That distraction could come in the form of lawless government overreach or an outbreak of international violence....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:39 PM
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal can't be blamed for his double-take at numbers showing there's been a tripling of Connecticut veterans forced to wait more than 30 days to receive medical care at federal veterans' facilities in this state.
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.
In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:24 AM
The Winter Park City Commission has thrown its support behind efforts to save the Veterans Administration Medical Clinic at Baldwin Park, which initially seemed to be at risk of shutting down once the federal government completes construction of a new...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...