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  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • No longer the Greatest Generation's VA

    Just in time for Veterans Day, the embattled secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric K. Shinseki, announced last week that his department had reduced its backlog of overdue disability claims from more than 600,000 in March to about 400,000. "The trend...
  • VA cites progress in reducing veteran homelessness

    The U.S. has seen a 24 percent reduction in homelessness among veterans since 2010, according to new national report cited by the VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That included an 8 percent drop between January 2012 and January...
  • Veterans benefits backlog dwindling, government says

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Thursday it has reduced the backlog of pending disability benefits claims by about one-third since March and is working toward its goal of eliminating the backlog by the end of 2015. The agency said......
  • VA finally making progress on benefits claims backlog

    VA finally making progress on benefits claims backlog
    Mike Dalton starts his day at a Department of Veterans Affairs office in Oakland doing something he couldn't do a year ago: He signs on to a computer and calls up an application for disability compensation. With a few mouse clicks, he pulls the...
  • A sad way to salute veterans

    A sad way to salute veterans
    Organizers of the Million Vet March on Washington insist they had nothing to do with interlopers who tried to score political points off their event. But sorry, guys. We are judged by the company we keep. March organizers are trying to distance...
  • Plan to help veterans has Wittman's backing

    Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, has endorsed the new agreement between the Collage of William and Mary and the Department of Veterans Affairs that seeks to speed up disability claims. On Thursday, the W&M law school agreed to join a VA effort that...
  • Waxman: VA should end bid to retain tenants at West L.A. property

    Waxman: VA should end bid to retain tenants at West L.A. property
    Rep. Henry A. Waxman is urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to settle a lawsuit over leasing out the agency's sprawling West Los Angeles campus. In a letter to veterans affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, the Beverly Hills Democrat called a recent...
  • Bureaucrat binge costs billions

    Bureaucrat binge costs billions
    The government shutdown is a bridge way too far, but I hate to admit that the right-wing Republican caucus sometimes has a point. Just take a look at what bureaucrats get up to on their equivalent of New Year's Eve. It's as wild and crazy a moment for...
  • VA proves it can process benefits claims for veterans swiftly when it wants to

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has taken a lot of heat for how long it takes to process benefits claims from veterans. The agency released data Thursday showing it can pick up the pace when its feet are held to......
  • The VA's latest plan to eliminate backlog of veterans benefits claims

     
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has come up with several ideas to eliminate the backlog of veterans claims for benefits. It previously has announced a move to electronic claims processing and said it would expedite claims that have been pending......
  • Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff

    Obama needs to start sweating the small stuff
    President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...