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The Florida Times-Union
New VA undersecretary talks problems, solutions at Paralyzed Veterans of America summitThe Department of Veterans Affairs’ new boss said he is well aware of how messe
New VA undersecretary talks problems, solutions at Paralyzed Veterans of America summit
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 13 hours ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ new boss said he is well aware of how messed up its health-care system is right now and of local issues like month-long waits at Jacksonville’s VA clinic. But as David Shulkin spoke to about 700 doctors, nurses... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
VA's new undersecretary talks of problems and solutions at Paralyzed Veterans of America summit in JacksonvilleThe Department of Veterans Affairs’ new boss said he is well aware of how messe
VA's new undersecretary talks of problems and solutions at Paralyzed Veterans of America summit in Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 15 hours ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ new boss said he is well aware of how messed up its health-care system is right now and of local issues like month-long waits at Jacksonville’s VA clinic. But as David Shulkin spoke to about 700 doctors, nurses... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Demo
Obama Made A Lot Of Promises On This Day In 2008. Here's How They're Holding Up.
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
On Aug. 28, 2008, Barack Obama, then a senator from Illinois, accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Denver. In his speech, he made a lot of promises about what he would do as president of the United States. Seven years later, we looked... Read more
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KTVN Reno
VA Says Claims Backlog Fell Below 100,000 Cases This WeekThe Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 di
VA Says Claims Backlog Fell Below 100,000 Cases This Week
KTVN Reno / Posted 8 days ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a "historic milestone" that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in 2013. Allison... Read more
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Salon.com
The empire strikes back: Dick Cheney, Benjamin Netanyahu and the rebirth of neoconservatismThis piece originally appeared on “We’re going to push and push until some lar
The empire strikes back: Dick Cheney, Benjamin Netanyahu and the rebirth of neoconservatism
Salon.com / Posted 8 days ago
This piece originally appeared on “We’re going to push and push until some larger force makes us stop.” David Addington, the legal adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, made that declaration to Jack Goldsmith of the Office of Legal Counsel in the... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
VA claims backlog cut to under 100,000 casesWASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has few
VA claims backlog cut to under 100,000 cases
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a “historic milestone” that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in... Read more
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NBC San Diego
VA Announces 'Historic Milestone' in BacklogThe Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 di
VA Announces 'Historic Milestone' in Backlog
NBC San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it now has fewer than 100,000 disability claims older than four months, a "historic milestone" that is one-sixth the size of a long-term backlog that reached a record 611,000 claims in 2013. Allison... Read more
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TribLIVE
Computer glitch, mail vendor switch blamed in delay of VA appointment noticesA computer glitch and a change in mail vendors delayed notices about medical ap
Computer glitch, mail vendor switch blamed in delay of VA appointment notices
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
A computer glitch and a change in mail vendors delayed notices about medical appointments to 14,000 veterans at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, officials said. The delays, which occurred in June, sparked an ongoing internal investigation of... Read more
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Salon.com
Thomas Jefferson’s urgent lesson for America: The less force we wield, the more powerful we becomeThis piece originally appeared on Thomas Jefferson Hall, West Point’s library
Thomas Jefferson’s urgent lesson for America: The less force we wield, the more powerful we become
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
This piece originally appeared on Thomas Jefferson Hall, West Point’s library and learning center, prominently features two quotations for cadets to mull over. In the first, Jefferson writes George Washington in 1788: “The power of making war often... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Mr. Smith Comes To TownIn retrospect we should have seen it coming. Chattanooga’s smartest business le
Mr. Smith Comes To Town
The Chattanoogan / Posted 14 days ago
In retrospect we should have seen it coming. Chattanooga’s smartest business leaders gathered at the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday to hear the smartest business leader in the history of the state of Tennessee. Fred Smith, who... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
VA's mural decision shows bad judgmentVA’s mural decision shows bad judgment Let’s make a distinction between the So
VA's mural decision shows bad judgment
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
VA’s mural decision shows bad judgment Let’s make a distinction between the South Carolina General Assembly’s sober decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds this summer and the ridiculous example of political... Read more
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Task & Purpose
Listen To A VA Employee And A Veteran Break Down On The Phone Over Access To CareWhen we talk about the Department of Veterans Affairs — positively or negativel
Listen To A VA Employee And A Veteran Break Down On The Phone Over Access To Care
Task & Purpose / Posted 21 days ago
When we talk about the Department of Veterans Affairs — positively or negatively — we tend to talk in the abstract. We talk about waitlists without talking about names. We talk about suicide among veterans without talking about faces. We talk about... Read more
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Pahrump Valley Times
Hardy claims victory with VA contractThe announcement Wednesday of a new veterans clinic for Pahrump came with a hea
Hardy claims victory with VA contract
Pahrump Valley Times / Posted 21 days ago
The announcement Wednesday of a new veterans clinic for Pahrump came with a heaping side of politics over how credit should be apportioned. Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy, whose district includes Nye County, sought kudos after a $12.1 million... Read more
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Denver Post
Aurora VA hospital: Anatomy of a calamityThe biggest construction failure in VA history began with a handwritten note si
Aurora VA hospital: Anatomy of a calamity
Denver Post / Posted 26 days ago
The biggest construction failure in VA history began with a handwritten note signed two days before Veterans Day 2011. On that Nov. 9, project officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were locked in a 7½-hour meeting with executives... Read more
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Washington Post
Bush gets it right on VA wait-time manipulation firing figures“The rush to take over health care when they couldn’t even put up a lousy Web s
Bush gets it right on VA wait-time manipulation firing figures
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
“The rush to take over health care when they couldn’t even put up a lousy Web site to go along with it and cannot even keep the basic commitments, like caring for veterans at the VA. Veterans died while waiting for care at the VA hospital last year.... Read more
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Task & Purpose
The War On Veteran Homelessness Might Be WinnableIn 2009, when then-Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki decla
The War On Veteran Homelessness Might Be Winnable
Task & Purpose / Posted 28 days ago
In 2009, when then-Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki declared all homeless veterans would have housing by 2015, it seemed aspirational at best, but NPR explains how it might actually be possible. Nationally, spending on homeless... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could WinThis is a tale of two cities. In New Orleans, there are signs of hope that vete
The U.S. Declared War On Veteran Homelessness — And It Actually Could Win
KPBS San Diego / Posted 30 days ago
This is a tale of two cities. In New Orleans, there are signs of hope that veteran homelessness can be solved. But Los Angeles presents a very different picture. Under the deafening highway noise of the Pontchartrain Expressway in central city New... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting listsFederal auditors visited the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital near Ma
Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting lists
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
Federal auditors visited the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital near Maywood on Wednesday amid allegations by a social worker that patients at Hines were kept on “secret waiting lists” so executives could collect bonuses linked to meeting... Read more
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TribLIVE
VA whistle-blowers aghastWASHINGTON — Current and former Veterans Affairs employees who blew the whistle
VA whistle-blowers aghast
TribLIVE / Posted 1 months ago
WASHINGTON — Current and former Veterans Affairs employees who blew the whistle on poor health care at VA facilities came face-to-face with the agency's new chief watchdog Thursday for the first time at a Senate hearing. The whistle-blowers were not... Read more

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