Eric Shinseki Articles


Braley Missed Another VA Hearing for Fundraiser With Unions

9:46 AM, Sep 08, 2014

Bruce Braley, the Democratic congressman from Iowa running for the U.S. Senate, was not listed as present at a February 2012 House hearing with then-Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki. On February 15, 2012, Shinseki appeared on a panel before the House Veterans' Affairs committee, which began at 10:30 a.m. The secretary's testimony focused on the VA Department's budget, although one panelist raised concerns about long wait times at VA hospitals.

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Remember the VA

2:44 PM, Jun 03, 2014
General Shinseki may be gone but his leaving has not salvaged the reputation of the VA.  Read more

Kristol Podcast: Shinseki, Carney Depart

Hosted by Michael Graham.
2:35 PM, May 30, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on the departures of Secretary Shinseki and Jay Carney from the Obama Administration.

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Shinseki Out

10:31 AM, May 30, 2014

The Washington Post reports:

President Obama said Friday he accepted the resignation of embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

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VA Official Bragged About Agency's Scheduling System in 2013 Speech

6:38 AM, May 30, 2014

report released this week by the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) found that "inappropriate scheduling practices are systemic throughout VHA." But as recently as September 2013, Stephen Warren, the executive in charge for information and technolo

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Pryor: Shinseki Shouldn't Resign

1:23 PM, May 29, 2014

Seven Democratic senators up for reelection in November have said they believe Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki should resign over revelations that his department severely mismanaged treatment of veterans at VA hospitals that may have resulted in the deaths of scores of veterans across the country.

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More Democrats Call for Shinseki's Resignation

10:54 AM, May 29, 2014

As PBS reports, the last 24 hours has seen the "floodgates open" with calls for Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

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Barnes Podcast: The VA Scandal Is Getting The 'Obama Treatment'

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:45 AM, May 24, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with executive editor Fred Barnes on the handling of the VA scandal by the Obama administration.

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Pryor Quiet on VA Scandal

12:46 PM, May 23, 2014

Mark Pryor, the Democratic senator from Arkansas facing reelection this year, hasn't answered questions about whether he thinks Veterans Affairs secretary Eric Shinseki should resign amid stories of malfeasance at VA hospitals.

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Dem Reps: Shinseki Should Resign (Updated)

12:40 PM, May 21, 2014

Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives have said Eric Shinseki, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, should resign amid reports of the neglect of sick and injured veterans at VA hospitals around the country.

John Barrow and David Scott, both of Georgia, have said Shinseki ought to step down. Scott also indicated he believes there's no need for another internal review, despite President Obama's call for such. Jamie Dupree reports:

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Obama Keeps VA Secretary, Offers Praise: 'A Great Public Servant'

10:24 AM, May 21, 2014

President Obama didn't ask his VA secretary to resign. Instead, after meeting with Secretary Eric Shinseki, Obama addressed the press and praised the embattled cabinet member:

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Obama to Deliver Statement After VA Chief Meeting

8:30 AM, May 21, 2014

The White House just announced that President Obama will deliver a statement directly after meeting with Veterans Affairs chief Eric Shinseki later this morning. Here's the president's schedule, from the White House:

UPDATE 2:

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Kristol: Shinseki to Resign This Morning?

7:00 AM, May 21, 2014

Earlier this morning on national TV, Bill Kristol pointed out that President Obama is meeting with his VA secretary later this morning, as the White House just announced. The boss asked, will Secretary Shinseki use his morning meeting with his boss to resign?

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One Change Is Not Enough for Veterans

11:06 AM, May 15, 2014

I did not get to know Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki when we served together in the Obama administration, but in our limited interactions I liked him. He struck me as polite, smart, earnest and hard-working. Over time he resisted the ego-tripping that many agency heads find irresistible in Washington.

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Progressive Veterans Group Mostly Quiet on VA Hospital Scandal

2:26 PM, May 09, 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its secretary, Eric Shinseki, are under fire as reports surface about negligence at VA hospitals, including the death of around 40 military veterans in Phoenix who were placed on a "secret waiting list" to delay their care. Two administrators have been placed on official leave as the investigation continues.

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