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  • Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
  • U.S. veterans agency needs $17.6 billion to clear wait times: acting head

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funding over the next three years to eliminate long waiting times for veterans' healthcare appointments, the embattled agency's acting chief said on...
  • Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
  • White House: VA's 'corrosive culture' unaccountable, opposes change, feeds discontent

    WASHINGTON The White House released a scathing report Friday on the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for its health branch to be "restructured and reformed" and warning that a "corrosive culture" has led to problems of veterans obtaining timely...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'

    White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'
    A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday. The findings emerged after President Barack...
  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs

    Obama selects former Procter & Gamble chief to lead Veterans Affairs
    In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
  • Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA

    Obama hopes CEO's business acumen and Army experience can fix the VA
    As the longtime chief executive of a multinational corporation, Bob McDonald knows how to make a big business thrive. As a one-time Army Airborne Ranger, he knows what it means to take on a seemingly impossible assignment and succeed.  All that skill...
  • Mitch Edelman: Honor service of living veterans

    This weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and I wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. As with many of our holidays, Memorial Day commemorates a significant event in our country’s history. In the years following the Civil War,...
  • Start at the top

    President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
  • Martin Schram: Advice for the new VA secretary

    MEMO TO: Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Robert A. McDonald RE: The VA's crisis is even worse than you think! Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that...