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Law makes VA treat some family caregivers better than others

The last time Dennis Joyner walked, he was on patrol in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on June 26, 1969. That’s when he tripped a 105-pound booby trap bomb. He lost ...

June 19 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Special Counsel Lerner leaves office as Trump rejects highly praised whistleblower advocate

The defining moment for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) after Carolyn Lerner became head of the agency was a gruesome one about body parts and a ...

June 7 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Will VA chief be voice of reason on climate change and medical marijuana in Trump administration?

After Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin delivered his “State of VA” speech, his problem-plagued department was, unexpectedly, connected to two highly ...

June 5 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Report finds sloppy handling of sexual misconduct cases in Justice Department

Everything wasn’t civil within the Civil Division of the Justice Department. For an agency filled with lawyers familiar with handling evidence and detailing ...

June 2 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

June political cartoons from the USA TODAY Network

        

June 1 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

VA in ‘critical condition, requires intensive care,’ but improving, says boss

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin likens the state of his department to a patient in bad, but improving, health. “Though we are taking immediate ...

May 31 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

VA hospital or roach motel? Boss says agency aggressively responds to problems

Was it a hospital or a roach motel? A new report makes the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) hospital in Hines, Ill. sound like it was a place where the ...

May 30 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

Will Trump’s budget cut mail delivery? Plan revives contentious question.

President Trump, with his well-crafted disrupter reputation, potentially could disrupt one self-funding service Americans directly use almost every day — ...

May 26 FEDERAL EYE (WASHINGTON POST)

From FDR to Obama: A look back at inaugural traditions

        

December 29, 2016 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Pomp and protests: Inaugurating a president and his movement

Boris Epshteyn promises Jan. 20 events to demonstrate a "new wave" has arrived in D.C.         

December 21, 2016 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON