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  • Former Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    NEW YORK (AP) — A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist was named Monday as New York's veterans affairs' commissioner, promising she'll use her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans. "I'm a warrior for veterans," Dr....

  • New Veterans Affairs secretary apologizes for 'stunning lack of clarity' over preventable deaths

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged Congress and the public were misled in a report released in April, which tied the deaths of 23 patients due to gastrointestinal cancers to unacceptable delays in getting colonoscopies and other procedures at VA hospitals nationwide.

  • Delays, denials by Department of Veterans Affairs deliver 'death sentence' to cancer victim

    After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series.

  • Rep. Tulsi Gabbard calls U.S. counterterrorism mission 'lost'

    A Democratic lawmaker from Hawaii and one of the first female combat veterans in Congress said the U.S. counterterrorism mission is adrift and needs to be refocused to target and dismantle the Islamic State.

  • Illinois creates foundation to help veterans

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is creating a non-profit foundation to better help veterans. The Illinois Joining Forces Foundation will support Illinois Joining Forces, a network of organizations that serve veterans, active military and their families. The network was created in 2012 and housed in...

  • VA chief: Firings of workers a deliberate process

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 14

    The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing today to once again examine health care for veterans.

  • Iowa Senate candidates try to out-veteran each other in new ads

    In the Iowa Senate race, veterans issues have been a central focus in the campaign of Republican Joni Ernst, but less so for Rep. Bruce Braley, her Democratic opponent. But Braley is edging onto Ernst's turf with a new television ad.

  • New ethics rules for NY counselors of veterans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs established new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances of cash and property from vets they helped both at work and outside of it. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott...

  • UAW-Ford, Wounded Warriors program trains veterans

    LINCOLN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Eight U.S. military veterans are beginning six weeks of training through the UAW-Ford Veteran Welding Training program. UAW-Ford is providing the training starting with a kickoff ceremony on Monday at no cost to veterans who are part of the Wounded Warriors Family...

  • D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery to host LGBT veterans memorial in 'gay corner'

    The nation's first-ever memorial to gay military veterans will be placed in the "gay corner" of the historic Congressional Cemetery on Capitol Hill.

  • VA apologizes for error in patient-death report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has apologized for what it called an "inadvertent" mistake that underreported the number of deaths linked to delays in cancer treatment at VA medical facilities. "VA inadvertently caused confusion in its communication" of a review of cases...

  • No one left to blame: Obama owns Veterans Affairs reform now

    Based on what we've seen from Obama in the past, veterans groups should be wary of this administration's commitment to fully implementing the VA reforms.

  • VIDEO: Obama signs Veterans Affairs overhaul bill into law

    The measure will mean better access and more accountability within the scandal-laden Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Obama signs $16.3 billion bill overhauling Veterans Affairs

    President Obama signed a bill Thursday aimed at overhauling the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, announcing that officials had cut the backlog of veterans waiting for care by half.

From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

  • No Mo’ Cuomo?

    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...