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West Virginia impeaches its entire Supreme Court in spending scandal: What’s going on?

<b>Democratic Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer asks a question during an impeachment hearing involving West Virginia Supreme Court justices in the House of Delegates chambers in Charleston, W.Va., Aug. 13, 2018. (AP/John Raby)</b><p>State’s Supreme Court judges are accused of abusing authority and spending …

Corruption

Rick Perry Is Donald Trump’s Best Cabinet Secretary

On November 21, 2016, Rick Perry stepped out of an elevator in Trump Tower and into the first proper job interview of his life. Perry had worked as a …

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Will Trump Team Scandals Weigh Down GOP in November?

Some say recent corruption allegations in Trump's inner circle could influence the 2018 midterms.<p>President Donald Trump campaigned on promises to …

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VA Shuffles Leadership; Former Acting Secretary Retained as Senior Adviser

WASHINGTON -- Peter O'Rourke, who became embroiled in multiple controversies during his short time as acting secretary of the Department of Veterans …

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Home-health provider cuts off services to veterans when the VA fails to pay its bills

A New Hampshire home-health care provider repeatedly asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to pay its bills. Why the VA wouldn’t was a frustrating …

Health Care

Omarosa Releases New Tape of Trump Phone Call After Her White House Ouster (Audio)

“God dammit! I don’t love you leaving at all,” president tells former adviser on the latest secret tape she has revealed<p>Omarosa Manigault revealed …

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While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the Trump administration that aren’t about Space Force

As the Trump administration prepared to blast off with Space Force — the enterprising new plan to create a sixth military branch focused exclusively …

Trump Administration

GOP corruption scandals may help Democratic candidates, but it’s not clear how much

Twelve years ago, during George W. Bush's presidency, Republican scandals turned a bad mid-term election into a terrible one. Unexpectedly, Democrats …

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You can tell who Trump is through the company he keeps

<i>“An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.” —</i> <i>Ralph Waldo Emerson</i><p>The Paul Manafort trial has degenerated into a mud-slinging contest between President Trump’s former campaign chairman and his longtime deputy, Rick Gates, who has turned state’s witness. Gates testified that Manafort …

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CMS ponders new EHR requirements for ACOs

<i>With help from Darius Tahir (@dariustahir)</i><p><b>CMS MOVES TO REVAMP ACO REQUIREMENTS:</b> CMS dropped a rule proposal Thursday outlining adjustments to its Accountable Care Organization program, as well as Medicare Shared Savings, which allow ACOs to keep a chunk of the savings they achieve. At least one …

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New nitrogen execution protocol unfinished in Oklahoma | Tulsa's 24-Hour News, Weather and Traffic

New nitrogen execution protocol unfinished in Oklahoma<p>Updated:<p>Oklahoma hasn't finished creating a new execution protocol involving nitrogen gas and …

Death Penalty

Trump admin accused of ‘corruption and cronyism’ on veterans’ policies

One of the first signs of trouble emerged in April. <i>Politico</i> reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs was moving forward with a …

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‘Shadow leadership’ is wielding vast influence at Veterans Affairs, report says

<b>William Brangham:</b><p>President Trump has promised to improve how the Department of Veterans Affairs cares for former service men and women.<p>But a new …

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Cabal of wealthy Trump buddies running Department of Veterans Affairs from President's Florida resort

The real deep state is run out of President Trump’s Florida resort.<p>A shadowy cabal of ultra-wealthy members of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm …

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New VA secretary promises veterans better customer service and more medical options

WASHINGTON — In his first public speech since taking over the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday reiterated his …

Health Care

Trump handed off the VA to three Mar-a-Lago fat cats who have been running it in secret

Perlmutter also has a history of behavior that’s distinctly odd. That includes turning a fight with a neighbor over the condition of a private tennis …

Liberal View

Wilbur Ross’s business partners say he stole $120 million

If you don’t see corruption in American business, look a little closer at Wilbur Ross.<p>Four of Ross’s six former lieutenants are suing the commerce secretary for robbing them back when they worked together. Alongside improper fees and regulatory penalties, the questionable financial moves add up to …

Corruption

In Trump's America, Veterans Are Just Another Marvel Franchise

Plus, the Trump administration unveils a new populist initiative: Let them eat asbestos.<p>Swear to god, we are one very small step away from having this president* sell off the naming rights to Jefferson's nose on Mount Rushmore. Today's specials at the <i>El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago Yard Sale and</i> …

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Mar-a-Lago insiders provided input on VA policy, personnel decisions: report

A trio of high-profile individuals with ties to President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP …

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New VA Secretary Pledges Cleanup Of Scandal-Plagued DC Hospital

In his second week on the job, new VA Secretary Robert Wilkie pledged a cleanup of the scandal-plagued Washington, D.C., Department of Veterans …

Health Care

VA urges Senate to sink ‘Blue Water Navy’ bill and its disability benefits

Federal Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they strongly oppose passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299).<p>The measure …

Veterans

New VA secretary warns Trump's signature program could collapse without fix

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> President Trump’s newly installed Veterans Affairs secretary, in his first interview since taking office earlier this week, sounded the alarm about the need to fix a critical program allowing veterans to see local private doctors instead of driving long distances to a VA hospital.<p>If the …

U.S. Politics

The Trump Administration Is Launching Stealth Attacks on Veterans

A man who loves the troops.<p>The Republican Party stands with America’s veterans — until America’s veterans stand up to the party’s donor class.<p>The GOP …

Health Care

Memo: VA finds 'deteriorating' conditions at DC hospital

After being deemed high risk in January, the flagship Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington has continued to deteriorate in quality …

Health Care

Robert Wilkie sworn in as Trump's Veterans Affairs secretary

Robert Wilkie sworn in as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs

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Report: WH Chief of Staff to Stay Through 2020

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Monday that President Donald Trump had asked him to remain in the West Wing through the 2020 election — …

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Robert Wilkie sworn in as new Veterans Affairs secretary

Vice President Mike Pence swore in Robert Wilkie as secretary of Veterans Affairs on Monday.<p>Wilkie served as acting secretary at the Department of …

Politics

Robert Wilkie sworn in as Veterans Affairs secretary

WASHINGTON — Robert Wilkie has been sworn in as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs.<p>President Donald Trump said Monday during an Oval Office …

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New VA Secretary faces challenges at outset

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C. —</b> Veterans and their families who rely on the Department of Veterans Affairs have a new leader in government.<p><b>Robert Wilkie an Air</b> …

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Who's in Trump's Cabinet? A full list of the president's top advisers

President Trump’s Cabinet is made up of department heads and advisers he’s hand-picked – and they all have vastly different backgrounds.<p>But his Cabinet, which includes the heads of 15 executive departments and others, such as the vice president and White House chief of staff, hasn’t remained the …

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