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David Shulkin: Fixing VA 'a matter of national security'

Washington Examiner - 18 Nov 2017
The fallout from the wait time controversy led to the resignation of then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and to a number of changes in the way VA officials manage and report wait times. Trump made the VA a top target during the presidential race, holding ...
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VA health system continues to need bandaging

Mesquite Local News - 16 Nov 2017
In 2014 VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned as a result of the scandal over veterans dying while waiting to receive treatment at a Phoenix VA hospital. The inspector general report called the VA's problems “systemic.” The inspector general found that ...
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VA still has years to go to finish housing effort in West LA

89.3 KPCC - 28 Oct 2017
In 2011, a group of disabled and homeless Los Angeles veterans sued VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, alleging years of neglect and misuse at the West L.A. campus. Part of the lawsuit targeted leases the VA ...
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A Joe Biden presidential run in 2020 might still happen

AOL - 26 Oct 2017
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he is not ruling out a presidential run in 2020. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Biden talked about his new book, "Promise Me, Dad," and opened up about how grieving his son's tragic death ultimately kept ...
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Obama accepts resignation of VA Secretary Shinseki

Washington Post - 31 May 2014
Eric K. Shinseki resigned as secretary of veterans affairs Friday, apologizing for a scandal in which employees throughout the VA's massive hospital system conspired to hide months-long wait times that veterans faced when seeking care. The size and ...
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Will a new law hold the VA more accountable?

PBS NewsHour - 24 Jun 2017
President Trump signed a bipartisan-backed law yesterday aimed at improving the Veterans Administration, which has been criticized for its quality of care. The law creates a new VA accountability office and makes it easier for the VA to fire employees.
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The West Point Football Team That Went To War In Vietnam

Daily Beast - 17 Sep 2017
A turning point for a number of the players came in 2003 when, during his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, their West Point classmate, General Eric Shinseki, then Army chief of staff, gave a much higher estimate than the George W.
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Quora: Why Did Obama Appoint a GOP FBI Head?

Newsweek - 25 Jun 2017
Take General Eric Shinseki as an example of standing up for truth when it really mattered. He was Army Chief of Staff when the Bush administration was trying to sell the country on going to war in Iraq. As part of the pitch, they used overly optimistic ...
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VA secretary to decide on new Agent Orange ailments by Nov. 1

The Daily Herald - 06 Aug 2017
That same level of evidence was used in 2010 by then-VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to add ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease to the Agent Orange presumptive list. Shinseki had stronger evidence, an IOM finding of “positive association” to ...

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