Veterans Affairs

An giant inflatable rat depicting President Donald Trump is seen on the street near the U.S. House Republican Member Retreat, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
September 13, 2019 - 6:17 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess." Trump spoke on Thursday to House Republicans attending an annual...
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August 30, 2019 - 6:15 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Friday a sweeping criminal probe into a number of suspicious deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia would be their "top priority." Bill Powell, the U.S. attorney in West Virginia, said his office is involved in a "comprehensive...
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FILE - This May 6, 2019 photo provided by the Manchester VA Medical Center shows a Bible as part of a memorial table display at the veterans hospital in Manchester, N.H. Vice President Mike Pence has weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones.” Pence addressed the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aug. 28. He said “The Bible stays.” (Kristin Pressly/Manchester VA Medical Center via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 1:45 pm
Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, "VA hospitals will not be religion-free zones." "We will always respect the freedom of religion of every veteran of every...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2019 file photo provided by the Washington County, Arkansas Sheriff's Department, Robert Levy is pictured in a booking photo. Levy, a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his mistakes. (Washington County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)
August 20, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal...
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Abbie Bennett
August 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
( Connecting Vets ) - Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs spent $4.8 billion using charge cards. A VA watchdog agency found that millions of that money could have been spent illegally or improperly, including a surge in year-end spending that indicates potential waste. Every year, the VA'...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 23, 2019 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have announced a critical debt and budget agreement that's an against-the-odds victory for Washington pragmatists seeking to avoid political and economic tumult over the possibility of a government shutdown or first federal default...
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 15, 2019 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell vs. hardliners in the White House as lawmakers pursue a deal on federal spending and the debt. And the hardliners, wary of further increases to federal spending, appear to be losing. Talks between Pelosi and...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2018 file photo, from l-r., Rep.-elect Angie Craig, D-Minn., Rep.-elect Kim Schrier, D-WA., Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., Rep.-elect Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., Rep.-elect Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, and Rep.-elect Sharice Davids, D-KS., line up as they join other members of the freshman class of Congress for a group photo on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 06, 2019 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer spent her time back home meeting with small-business owners and veterans, marching in a parade and delivering gifts to fire stations. In their upstate New York districts, Rep. Antonio Delgado visited farms, including one that's part of a pilot program for...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addresses the South Carolina Democratic Party convention, Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Columbia, S.C.. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 24, 2019 - 6:01 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto (BET'-oh) O'Rourke is pledging to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help create a federal health care fund to cover the costs of those who serve in future wars by taxing those who don't. The former Texas congressman unveiled his...
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Medical Marijuana
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May 07, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Thirty-three states including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut allow the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes but the Department of Veterans Affairs opposes efforts to allow veterans to use the drug, even in states where it is legal for everyone else.
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