More Veterans Affairs Articles

  • Dangerous precedent: Americans have greater faith in police, military than three branches of U.S. government

    Gallup reported this week that Americans now have more confidence in the police and the military than they do in the three branches of the U.S. government â€" which is not exactly a healthy place to be in a constitutional republic.

  • Obama lauds former CEO as right choice to fix VA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency. A former Army captain, McDonald would bring a blend of...

  • Obama thinks a former soap executive can clean house at Veterans Affairs --- why it won't be so easy

    President Obama's reason for tapping a former soap and diaper salesman to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is rather simple. "Bob [McDonald] is an expert at making organizations better,” Obama said Monday, when announcing his unorthodox selection to take over the embattled agency....

  • Veterans Affairs problems don't disappear for vets in private hospitals, GAO says

    Allowing veterans to seek health care at private hospitals does not mean the long wait lists they face at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities will disappear.

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for June 30

    President Obama is set to tap Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs today. McDonald is a former executive of Procter and Gamble, having worked for the company from July 2009 to July 2013. Recently, President Obama accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

  • White House week ahead: Obama tries to limit Veterans Affairs headache

    President Obama will unveil his pick Monday to lead the problem-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs, tapping a former chief executive at Procter & Gamble to tackle deadly lapses in medical care at the overwhelmed agency. The unorthodox selection of Bob McDonald, who most recently served...

  • Obama to pick ex-Procter and Gamble head to lead Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is selecting former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald as his choice to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. McDonald, 61, is a native of Gary, Ind., who grew up in Chicago. He was at the helm of Proctor and Gamble from July 2009 to July 2013....

  • White House review of Veterans Affairs finds 'corrosive culture'

    A White House review of VA uncovered layers of problems that led to extended wait times for veterans to get medical care, including a "corrosive culture," little transparency or accountability and a system that encouraged the manipulation of wait times.

  • Review: VA a struggling agency beset with ills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust. It says the VA lacks resources and is ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical...

  • VA review finds 'significant and chronic' failures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers...

  • Obama again scoffs at 'phony scandals' most Americans think are real

    President Obama is back on the road complaining that Republican lawmakers offer nothing but “cynicism and fear and frustration,” as they focus more on “phony scandals” than the needs of the American people.

  • New study claims liberal journos perpetuated false image of Veterans Affairs to boost government health care

    There were 26 reports between 2000 and 2011 by government investigators and auditors describing the problems now known as the "VA scandal." Those reports cover the six years of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, as well as President George W. Bush's two terms. So why wasn't something...

  • VIDEO: House committee looks for new technology in Veterans Affairs hospitals

    The problems for the embattled Veterans Affairs Department seem never-ending lately. Today's House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing shined light on even more problems.

  • Exposed: How Veterans Affairs red-flags 'disruptive' vets

    Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs keeps a database on "disgruntled" and "disruptive" vets that results in arbitrarily restricted care?

  • Public must keep spotlight on Veterans Affairs scandal: Examiner Editorial

    When a government scandal explodes, the proliferating revelations can quickly become overwhelming, causing the public to disengage. In the case of the rapidly widening controversy at the Department of Veterans' Affairs, Americans must not let this happen.



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