6:46 PM, May 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In his weekly address, President Obama referred to care for veterans as part of a "sacred trust to all who've served." He said our nation has to do "much more … to make sure all our veterans get the care they deserve."
The comments come amid criticism of the President Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs has been treating veterans. And the comments come just days before Memorial Day.
2:33 PM, May 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The VA story is still unfolding and the consensus seems to be that it will be with us for a while. Which makes the eagerness of some not-in-office political hacks to wade in all the more unseemly.
Told to cancel his plan.9:14 AM, May 22, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It's not just veterans at VA hospitals who are having trouble finding care. One young Marine veteran in California can't find a doctor who will accept his Anthem Blue Cross insurance plan he purchased through Covered California, the state's Obamacare exchange. KPIX-TV reports:
12:06 PM, May 15, 2014 • By MICHAEL ASTRUE
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.
1:15 PM, Apr 28, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senior writer Stephen F. Hayes led a discussion last Wednesday with North Carolina senator Richard Burr and Concerned Veterans for America on the need for Congress to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Watch the entire event below:
1:17 PM, Apr 7, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
As far as political odd couples go, it doesn't get any odder than Sarah Palin and Jon Stewart. However, the two have come together to help veterans and have cut an ad in support of ACP AdvisorNet, which helps vets get jobs. ACP AdvisorNet is an innovative idea -- it's a virtual community service opportunity to assist those who have served by connecting them with business leaders to help jump start their careers.
10:42 AM, Mar 14, 2014 • By MARIA SANTOS
Daniel Gade lost his right leg in Iraq. But Gade, an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Military Academy, does not consider himself disabled. Instead, he uses himself as an example of how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs often inaccurately assesses disability.
8:05 AM, Jan 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a live video stream of an event co-hosted by the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) and The Weekly Standard: America's Biggest Threat: The Consequences of Debt, featuring Admiral Mike Mullen
, 17th chairman, Joint Chief of Staff, Bill Kristol, and Pete Hegseth.
Here's more on the event:
10:12 AM, Jan 1, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
An image of a state-run veterans’ cemetery posted to the aggregation website Reddit this week is causing a controversy. The image, originally posted by the page "U.S Army W.T.F! moments" on Facebook, captures a scene from Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, run by the Maryland department of veterans affairs.
Tom Day and the volunteer buglers who play ‘Taps’ at veterans’ funerals across America Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02 • By MATT LABASH
Tom Day is not a man given to extravagance. He thinks he’s living high on a reporter’s nickel if he orders a beef sandwich to go at the local Buona sub shop. He shops at Goodwill every Sunday, hoping to pick up bargains, like his handsome $35 suits. But if there’s one superfluity that Day especially can’t abide, it is that of empty rhetoric.
8:00 AM, Jul 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A live event this morning with Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor Ed Rendell called, "The Need for Spending Reform: The $17 Trillion Debt Threat & America’s Spending Addiction." Panelists include Veronique De Rugy, Representative Adam Kinzinger, and Pete Hegseth.
5:09 PM, Jun 19, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
An event tomorrow, which will be leave streamed here, and on this website:
Reforming Veterans Affairs: Preserving Promises to Those Who Serve
Moderated by Bill Kristol, Featuring former VA Sec. Principi, Sen. Burr and Rep. Jeff Miller
6:22 PM, Jun 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Two charts on food stamps spending, provided by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee, just as the Senate is voting the food stamps program (which is part of the so-called farm bill):