President Addresses Veterans Affairs Controversy

President Obama spoke publicly about the growing scandal at the Veterans Affairs since he first remarked about the controversy last month during his Asian overseas trip. Since the scandal first came to the forefront last month, when allegations VA officials in Phoenix were accused of keeping a secret set of records in order to cover […]

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VA Troubles Continue; but Especially For the President

Trouble at the VA continues each day amid new charges that another VA hospital has been accused of keeping a secret waiting list.  You can now add Albuquerque, New Mexico to the list. The scandal is extremely problematic for the president as the Washington Times’ obtained materials through the Freedom of Information Act, which made […]

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VA Scandal over Shadows Armed Forces Day

Instead of celebrating Armed Forces Day and thanking all the veterans who have served and continually to serve this country, the nation is shocked at the treatment of the nation’s veterans by the VA. The United States Veterans Administration is reeling from a scandal in which VA hospitals across the country have been falsifying records […]

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The Decline of the Small Banks & Financial Reform

The Great Recession of 2008-2009 had dramatic and serious consequences for the nation.  Washington reacted by passing  Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which enacted the most sweeping fundamental financial reforms since the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Unfortunately it had unintended consequence by saddling small regional banks with extra burdensome regulations and […]

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Email Shows VA Employees Gaming the System on Patient Wait Times

Problems are only getting worse at the Veterans Affairs and for that matter embattled Veterans Affairs Director Eric Shinseki. Yesterday it was released to various news affiliates that an employee at the VA hospital in Wyoming, and at a community-based outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado, which is part of the Wyoming VA System, instructed […]

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Boehner Selects Benghazi Panel

Republican House Speaker John Boehner appointed seven Republicans to serve on the House select committee to continue the investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans. Democrats have continued to oppose the creation of the select committee, as unnecessary and a waste of taxpayers time, but are struggling […]

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