| 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 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 20, 2014
| 2:30 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:53 PM
The 49-year-old veteran explained that he suffered from paranoia in crowds, nightmares and unrelenting flashbacks from the Iraq war. He said he needed his handgun to feel secure and worried that he would shoot somebody.
The symptoms were textbook post-...
| Aug 4, 2014
Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA health-care providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care.
A magical-sounding item called a...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare."
It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve.
I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them.
Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:13 PM
House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.
The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Reform legislation that targets the Department of Veterans Affairs has won praise from a bipartisan chorus in Virginia.
Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said he was especially pleased at the inclusion of a three-year pilot project allowing veterans to seek...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...