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Sunday, December 9, 2018

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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Here are the 19 companies that have laid people off after fighting for the...

More than half of the coalition of companies that fought for slashing the corporate tax rate have made layoffs since the GOP tax bill's enactment.

Demand an end to the taxation of Social Security benefits

And no fix they come up with should come out of the pockets of workers or retirees.

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing a bold new plan to tackle climate...

For the first time in recent memory, there is a growing clarion call for a response that goes beyond the limits imposed by our economic system.

An Elkhart police officer was convicted of drunken driving — then the chief promoted...

Last year, Chief Ed Windbigler said he doubted the case against the officer would stick. After the officer pleaded guilty, the chief didn’t discipline him. This year, Windbigler promoted him to detective without telling an oversight board.

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