Reid Cherlin used to work for The Obama Administration. After the election of the new President in 2008, he worked in the Press Secretary's Office as one of its spokespeople. In a new piece for Rolling Stone magazine, he recounts his experiences from the inside. It has to be read to be believed.
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, who heads the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and his House counterpart, Republican
President George W. Bush faced a similar struggle in 2006, when he was forced to replace Donald Rumsfeld, his defense secretary
Congress has both an opportunity and an imperative to plan for the future federal workforce, but to do it properly, it must revamp the system that supports it.
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The bill aims to address wait times by allowing veterans to seek health care outside the VA system, while also encouraging
Freshman Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) initiated the investigation within his El Paso district independent of the VA. According
With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.
The problems that have come to light with the VA did not happen overnight, nor even in the course of one administration. And some of the problems result from the actions -- and in some cases, inaction -- of Congress, some of whose members would rather politicize problems than solve them.
One can conceive something as horrifying as the VA systematically allowing dozens of wounded soldiers to die and then scramble to cover it up, just as easily as one can conceive the bizarrely ritualistic lies, deceit and ideological idiocy that put them there in the first place.
In an appearance on CBS' "Face The Nation," Sanders described the situation as "absolutely reprehensible." Sanders serves