By James Jay Carafano | 12/08/13 06:41 PM
Christmas fast approaches. What better time, then, to write of Easter Seals. And veterans. Say what? The combination is not nearly as odd as it may sound. Let’s start with Easter Seals. It has long been one of America’s most well-known charities. The organization started in 1919 as a...
By Foster Klug | 12/04/13 10:12 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind enemy lines.
By Mark Flatten | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
Patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are not being adequately protected from doctors who have histories of providing substandard treatment, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
By Mark Flatten | 12/03/13 01:31 PM
Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Francisco routinely renewed prescriptions for narcotic painkillers for patients they had never seen, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The IG also found sloppy record-keeping and failure to follow protocols...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:21 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.
By Associated Press | 11/29/13 03:55 PM
More than a dozen veterans have been recruited to run for the House in 2014.
11/27/13 12:07 PM
In May, 2008, 75-year-old Jim Workman, a retired Air Force colonel, entered an emergency room at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Biloxi, Miss., complaining of shortness of breath, coughing and fever. A chest X-ray was ordered, and the radiologist discovered a two-centimeter mass...
By James Jay Carafano | 11/24/13 09:33 AM
It has bounced around the Senate for more than a year without winning ratification. Yet supporters of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are back, pushing for yet another vote before senators head home for Christmas.
11/22/13 09:43 AM
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has pledged her support for a move in the U.S. Senate to make tax credits permanent for businesses that hire military veterans. It's an issue on which Grimes and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell agree. Grimes said in a statement...
11/21/13 09:43 AM
After Army veteran Eddie Creed died at the Seattle VA hospital in April 2012, his loved ones awaited official word: Why had he received a lethal overdose of morphine in his sleep there? The VA still hasn't released the independent investigation it commissioned concerning his accidental overdose.
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