Thursday, September 19, 2019

Tag: VA

VA shadow rulers had sway over contracting and budgeting

New disclosures and investigations are straining the three Trump associates’ relationship with the new VA secretary.

VA official pleads guilty to bribery, fraud, and obstruction charges

From 2015 through 2017, James King used his position as a Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program counselor at the VA to demand bribes from the owners of at least three separate schools in exchange for funds using the veterans’ federal benefits.

VA’s mental health care crisis draws private firms pitching dubious PTSD...

That combination has touched off a behind-the-scenes race by private companies, some offering questionable – or at least unproven – treatments for the signature injury of modern war: post-traumatic stress disorder.

The FBI questioned a black man about racist extremists in Charlottesville...

Donald Blakney is the third counter-protester to be arrested and charged for events connected to the rally. All three of these individuals are black, and all three were attacked at the rally.

Former VA police officer indicted after assaulting patient and falsifying report

If convicted, Michael Kaim faces up to 10 years in federal prison on the civil rights charge and up to 20 years on the obstruction of justice charge.

Bernie Sanders condemns Trump’s plan to privatize VA

“We must protect the VA, not destroy it.”

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Environmentalists demand explanations for “secret” fracking chemicals in Ohio

“People need to know. People have a right to know, and first responders have a right to know if they might be exposed to those types of chemicals.”

Did Barack Obama bring us Donald Trump?

I read an analysis by Bert Wolfe about Barack Obama.  It made me sad to read it, even though it was perfectly...
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The secret GOP plan to keep power

In 2020, we need to pay attention to state elections as well as elections for president and Congress. State elections could decide...

NY judge resigns after posting noose image on Facebook

After posting the image of a noose with the words “Make America Great Again” on his Facebook page, an upstate New York...

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action