VA Accidentally Labels 115 Beneficiaries Dead

At least 115 living veterans were declared dead in error over a nine-month period ending April 2015, each losing health benefits until the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs could be convinced that he or she was in fact, not dead.

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Senate Panel Chair Blasts VA IG For Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairman of a Senate governmental affairs panel blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG), charged with protecting and encouraging federal employees to come forward with allegations of personnel wrongdoing, for retaliating against whistleblowers.

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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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Trump Interview: ‘Admire Palin,’ Political Media ‘Amazingly Dishonest,’ Real Climate Change ‘Nuclear’

In the Palin Update radio program released Monday, host Kevin Scholla interviews 2016 Presidential candidate and American success story Donald Trump, who offers his admiration of Governor Palin, his take on the “amazingly dishonest” political media, taking on “weak, ineffective” politicians in both major political parties, the pathetic treatment of veterans, “nuclear climate change,” his run for the White House, and how he plans to make America great again.

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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.

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