By Steve Doty | 04/17/14 11:34 AM
President Obama welcomed riders to the White House on Thursday morning as part of the seventh annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the White House.
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/16/14 02:36 PM
The Duffel Blog strikes again.
By Mark Tapscott | 04/15/14 03:20 PM
NFL players have Most Valuable Player awards. Major League Baseball players strive for Cy Youngs and Gold Gloves. For journalists, it's the Pulitzer. Every year, when Pulitzers are announced, most of them are awarded to big corporate media outlets with huge staffs and budgets devoted...
By Mark Flatten | 04/09/14 07:33 PM
Barry Coates knows he will die soon and thus become another preventable patient death resulting from botched care at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. In November 2010, Coates sought treatment for severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding at a VA hospital in Hartsville, S.C. The...
By Lisa Ruhl | 04/09/14 03:04 PM
The House Committee on Veterans Affairs demanded answers Wednesday at a hearing on curbing the number of preventable deaths at Veterans Affairs facilities.
By Mark Flatten | 04/07/14 07:04 PM
Delays in cancer screenings contributed to as many as 23 patient deaths at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals nationwide, according to an agency document. Another 53 patients suffered some type of harm as a result of improper care related to gastrointestinal cancer testing or treatment,...
By Mark Flatten | 04/03/14 07:02 PM
House Speaker John Boehner said top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs should be fired for failing to do their jobs, but stopped short of calling for the ouster of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki during a news conference Thursday. When asked directly whether Shinseki needs to be...
04/03/14 12:27 PM
Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...
By Mark Flatten | 04/02/14 06:29 PM
Murder charges have been filed against the Virginia executive who triggered outrage for using his questionable status as a disabled military veteran to win a half-billion dollars' worth of questioned technology contracts for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Times reports. Braulio...
By Mark Flatten | 04/01/14 06:17 PM
Crooked contractors, bribery and embezzlement are all subplots in a botched $153 million deal to build a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital near Pittsburgh, according to a report released Tuesday by the agency's inspector general. Veterans Affairs contracting officers and lawyers...
By Mark Flatten | 03/27/14 05:40 AM
Shaming the Department of Veterans Affairs for its closed-mouthed tactics through a new congressional website is a unique tactic that will ratchet up pressure on all agencies to be more transparent, media and open government advocates say. Whether it works remains to be seen. The House...
By Logan Porter | 03/25/14 07:01 PM
Major Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility construction projects are on average 35 months late and $360 million over budget, a congressional panel was told Tuesday. The projects demonstrate a pervasive problem at VA of late and over-budget construction, according to members of the...
By Mark Flatten | 03/24/14 03:25 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs' stonewalling of questions is being showcased by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs on a new web page that tracks a lengthy list of refusals by agency officials to answer inquiries from the media.
By Susan Crabtree and David M. Drucker | 03/24/14 01:05 PM
The Obama administration is encouraging military veterans to sign up for Obamacare as it pulls out all the stops to maximize enrollment ahead of the March 31 deadline. The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled “The...
By Paul Bedard | 03/19/14 11:49 AM
Later this year, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial at the base of Capitol Hill will be dedicated. President Obama has been invited to participate.
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