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Wednesday | News Max

VA Training Guide Labels Disgruntled Vets as 'Oscar the Grouch'

Even as new Veterans Administration secretary Robert McDonald urges VA employees to "rebuild trust" with veterans in the midst of treatment delays and coverup scandals in the agency, the VA is referring to dissatisfied veterans as "Oscar the Grouch."

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Related Topix: Caroll Spinney, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Washington Post

Federal Eye: Union backs GOP Sen. Collins for reelection

Technical Engineers made that point with its recent endorsement Sen. Susan Collins, the Maine Republican who is running for reelection.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Walter Jones, US House of Representatives, Frank LoBiondo, Christopher Smith

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Reuters

Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

They typically wear plain clothing with nothing as fancy as a button or a zipper, travel by horse-drawn buggy and shun modern conveniences like electricity.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, PA, Breaking Amish, Entertainment, Television, US Governors, Tom Corbett

Mon Aug 11, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Are VA officials required to tell members of Congress the truth?

Rep. Patrick Meehan last week asked new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald if VA employees are required to give honest answers to members of Congress, after one of them apparently lied to him back in June.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Veteran Affairs, Representative Martha Roby, Horsham, PA

TheBlaze.com

VA not rushing to fire inept, corrupt officials

The Department of Veterans Affairs has offered few indications in the last few weeks that it's willing to move aggressively to fire incompetent or corrupt officials involved in the VA health care scandal, and so far is keeping Congress in the dark about its plans.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Politico

Lawmakers seek to protect student data

POLITICO thrives on new challenges and for the past week, our staff has been enjoying a very cool "first" in launching the POLITICO Journalism Institute, sponsored with our friends at American University and the Maynard Institute.

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Related Topix: American University, Fordham University, Marketing, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Daily Caller

As Investigation Continues, VA Has Told Congress More Than A Few Whoppers

U.S. President Barack Obama announces his choice of former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs at the VA in Washington June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Gary Miller, Candice Miller

Washington Examiner

Two more campus sexual assault bills introduced, and neither addresses due process

Campus sexual assault has become a hot topic in Congress. In addition to the Campus Safety and Accountability Act , which the Washington Examiner reported on last week, two more bills were introduced that fail to address due process rights for those accused of the crime.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Republican

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Philly.com

Meehan: VA seems to embrace 'culture of cover-ups'

A congressman from Pennsylvania has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to investigate and hold accountable Philadelphia VA officials who he says lied to him.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, McDonald, PA, Horsham, PA

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Philly.com

Bill sparks debate about rights, compulsion, and mental health

Eric Stark and his wife did not know what was going on with their 18-year-old son, an athlete who played basketball, football, and baseball in high school.

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Related Topix: Bucks County, PA, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Michael Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia, PA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

JD Supra

House Passes Three Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bills to Protect Critical Infrastructure

On July 28, 2014, the House of Representatives passed three bills aimed at enhancing the cybersecurity efforts of the Department of Homeland Security in certain critical infrastructure sectors , including the energy sector : 1 entities and critical infrastructure owners and operators to perform numerous cybersecurity improvement tasks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bennie Thompson, Democrat, Representative Yvette Clarke

Philly.com

Runyan: Days like this are why I'm quitting

Once again, the South Jersey Republican saw a House vote on a critical issue scuttled by GOP infighting.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo

Thu Jul 31, 2014

TheBlaze.com

The VA's bad habit: Lying to Congress

Late Wednesday, Rep. Patrick Meehan became the second member of Congress to accuse the VA of lying to them directly when asked about problems related to the VA healthcare scandal.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, US News

Philly.com

VA audit: Phila. staffers told to falsify data

Local Veterans Affairs employees were told to falsify appointment dates to "game" the system, a VA audit has found, raising fresh questions about officials' denials that staffers schemed to hide delays in responding to veterans.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, Robert Brady, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican

Wed Jul 30, 2014

McClatchy

Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and, among other provisions, mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican, Claire McCaskill

The Wichita Eagle

Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , Wagatwe Wanjuki of Know Your IX, Scott Berkowitz of RAINN, and Sen. Claire McCaskill at the Campus Accountabilty and Safey Act press conference, July 30, 2014, in Washington D.C. The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and, among other provisions, mandate that ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Republican

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