Veteran's Affairs Scandal
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From the CenterObama’s Silence Amid VA Crisis Raised Stakes for Democrats
It’s rare, in the epicenter of partisan national politics, for a scandal implicating one of the political parties to unfold in slow motion. But that’s what has happened in Washington since charges of misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs were raised last month.
That may explain the White House’s somewhat muted response – before Tuesday, President Barack O
From the LeftRights group calls VA official 'scapegoat' in scandal over wait times, care
A top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs has resigned amid the growing scandal about wait times and care at veterans' hospitals, the department's leader said Friday.
News about the resignation of Dr. Robert Petzel, undersecretary for health in the Department of Veterans Affairs, came one day after he spoke at a Senate hearing about the issue alongside Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki.
From the LeftVA Secretary Eric Shinseki needs to go
Eric Shinseki has served his country honorably as a twice-wounded officer in Vietnam, as Army chief of staff and finally as President Obama’s secretary of veterans affairs.
But his maddeningly passive response to the scandal roiling his agency suggests that the best way Shinseki can serve now is to step aside.