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Texas Congressman Votes to Hold VA Employees Accountable

A freshman Texas U.S. Representative took a vote this week to protect veterans and hold VA employees accountable. The move comes in the wake of VA scandals where veterans have received long delays in treatments or no treatment at all for their service related disabilities and injuries.

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Accountability Theater: Nobody Got Fired Over the VA Scandal

It’s Accountability Theater, and we get a fresh performance every time scandals explode in the Obama Administration, because they know the public has a short attention span, and their faithful media has an even shorter one.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For False Claim Of Serving In Special Forces

Given both the crisis still in progress at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the controversy over NBC News’ Brian Williams getting in trouble for a phony story of taking fire in Iraq, this was not a good moment for a combo scandal in which the new VA Secretary, Robert McDonald, got caught making a false claim of serving with U.S. Special Forces.

VA Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough

VA Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough

When the federal government promises “reform,” there’s no guarantee things will get better (they generally don’t) but you can be certain it will spend more money. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says he’s implementing “the largest restructuring in the department’s

VA Secretary: Phoenix VA Director Still on Payroll

VA Secretary: Phoenix VA Director Still on Payroll

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald reported that Phoenix VA Director Sharon Helman is “still on the government payroll” on Monday’s “Wolf” on CNN. McDonald said “what we do is when there’s an indication that there could be a violation of

3 Allegedly Planned to Kill Justin Bieber

ALBUQUERQUE, Dec. 12 (UPI) — An ex-con from New Mexico and his nephew planned to kill Justin Bieber and his bodyguard, police said. Mark Staake of Albuquerque was allegedly taking orders from a man he met while both were doing

CEOs Warn Obama of Dangers Posed by Fiscal Cliff

CEOs Warn Obama of Dangers Posed by Fiscal Cliff

Twelve prominent CEOs, many of whom have warned against the dangers of raising taxes on those making over $250,000 and creating more economic uncertainty, met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday to discuss the looming fiscal cliff.  There were no