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Department Of Veterans Affairs

  1. scandals
    Pence’s Doctor Complained About Ronny Jackson to Top White House Aides: ReportChief of Staff John Kelly had memos claiming Jackson may have violated Second Lady Karen Pence’s privacy last fall.
  2. Nominating Ronny Jackson to Lead VA Cost Trump His PhysicianIt’s unclear if he’ll leave the White House, but he won’t be attending to the president any longer.
  3. scandals
    Trump’s Unqualified, Scandal-Ridden VA Pick Forfeits NominationRonny Jackson had no relevant experience to manage a bureaucracy. Then, he was accused of alcoholism, pill-pushing, and abusing his subordinates.
  4. After Botching Ronny Jackson’s VA Nomination, Trump Doubles DownEven Republicans are blaming Trump’s sloppy selection process for the latest scandal, and his contradictory response only added to the chaos.
  5. Trump Implies That Ronny Jackson Should Withdraw VA NominationThe ol’ presidential vote of no confidence.
  6. Trump Didn’t Vet VA Pick, and Now Misconduct Claims May Derail His ConfirmationRonny Jackson’s confirmation hearing has been postponed amid allegations said to include excessive drinking on the job and improperly dispensing meds.
  7. Trump Is Setting Up His New VA Secretary to FailRonny Jackson’s nomination was marred by chaos and questions about internal political maneuvering, which does a disservice to both him and veterans.
  8. Fired VA Chief: I Was Pushed Out for Opposing PrivatizationDavid Shulkin writes that too many people in the Trump administration want to profit off of the care of military veterans.
  9. White House Says VA Secretary Shulkin Is Safe … for NowDavid Shulkin has been at war with the White House and political appointees the White House sent to him. You might call him “pre-fired.”
  10. After Backlash, VA Won’t Scrap Program to House Homeless VeteransThe Trump administration’s attempt to realign the program was not well received.
  11. politics
    VA Chief and His Wife Reportedly Had a Great Time in Europe on Taxpayers’ DimeAnother Trump administration official comes under fire for mixing business with pleasure.
  12. Trump Taps Another Goldman Employee and First Obama Administration HoldoverDina Powell, who led Goldman’s philanthropy, will serve as senior adviser to Trump. Obama appointee David Shulkin is Trump’s pick to lead the VA.
  13. Will Trump Insult Veterans by Sending Sarah Palin to the VA?She’s not really qualified, and will create a sideshow wherever she goes. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.
  14. world war ii
    WWII Vets Exposed to Mustard Gas Never Paid“That’s going to be on my tombstone. U.S. Navy, Guinea Pig. That won’t be too long now probably.”
  15. department of veterans affairs
    Lawmakers Finally Hammer Out a Plan to Fix the VA SystemBernie Sanders and Jeff Miller will announce the plan at noon.
  16. comings and goings
    Obama Picks Former Procter & Gamble CEO to Lead Veterans AffairsBob McDonald is a West Point graduate.
  17. comings and goings
    Shinseki Resigns in VA Scandal; Obama Accepts ‘With Considerable Regret’“We don’t have time for distractions,” the president said.
  18. osama bin laden killed
    Bin Laden Shooter Is Eligible for Health Care, But It Sucks [Updated]“That’s a different story,” Esquire writer says.
  19. sad things
    Department of Veterans Affairs Has Discovered Misplaced Headstones at Military CemeteriesA cemetery administrator says there is “no excuse.”
  20. veterans
    Department of Veterans Affairs ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ While Prudential Withheld Lump-Sum Payments to Soldiers’ FamiliesFamilies received “checkbooks instead of checks.”