Thursday, July 18, 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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‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

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How corporate welfare hurts you

You often hear Trump and Republicans in Congress railing against so-called “welfare programs” – by which they mean programs that provide health...

U.S. judge slashed Bayer/Monsanto damages owed from $75 million to $25.27 million

Bayer had purchased Monsanto back in 2016 and the product Roundup weedkiller has been linked to causing cancer.  Northern...

Chevron responsible for spilling nearly 800,000 gallons of oil and water into California canyon

The seepage began in May and has been intermittently leaking until last Tuesday.

Trump’s plan to throw 55,000 children out of their homes

In 1968 — just a week after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination — Congress passed the Fair Housing Act, or FHA.