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Jordain Carney

National Journal Jordain Carney is a defense reporter at National Journal. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Hotline, covering congressional and gubernatorial elections in the South. Jordain graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in English, political science, and journalism.
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Prosecuting VA Officials Would be 'Shot Heard Around the System'

June 10, 2014 Want to get the attention of staffers at the Veterans Affairs Department during the ever-growing health care scandal? Fire a few top officials or charge them for their crimes as a warning to others. That was a solution offered by lawmakers from both parties Monday at a hearing on Capitol ...

Top VA Health Nominee Withdraws Over Ties to Waiting-List Scandal

June 5, 2014 President Obama's nominee to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew Thursday, his confirmation chances severely compromised by potential ties to the department's broader "waiting list" scandal Reports have linked Jeffrey Murawsky—who was Obama's choice to serve as the department's next undersecretary for health—to an Illinois ...

4 Things Washington Could Do Right Now to Fix the VA

May 23, 2014 The worst news: A government bureaucracy is standing between veterans and their health care, and veterans are dying because of it. The bad news: Washington has already tried, and is now retrying, its typical responses to a crisis, and they're not working. Money has been thrown at the problem and ...

4 Things Washington Could Do Right Now to Fix the VA

May 23, 2014 Part Three in a series on Veterans Affairs. Read Part One here and Part Two here. The worst news: A government bureaucracy is standing between veterans and their health care, and veterans are dying because of it. The bad news: Washington has already tried, and is now retrying, its typical ...

Is Obama to Blame for Failures at the VA?

May 20, 2014 Failure is an orphan—and there are few failures more toxic than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency, ostensibly created to help veterans heal from the wounds of war, is plagued by a backlog of claims from soldiers seeking help, leaving them to wait months or even years ...

The VA Is a Disgrace. Is Obama to Blame?

May 20, 2014 Part Two in a National Journal series on Veterans Affairs. Read Part One here. Failure is an orphan—and there are few failures more toxic than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency, ostensibly created to help veterans heal from the wounds of war, is plagued by a backlog ...

Why Obama Is Just the Latest President Unable to Fix the VA

May 15, 2014 The failures of the Veterans Affairs Department are a moral abomination: They leave soldiers wounded at war to wait in long lines for the payments they need to fund their care. And VA failures are under new scrutiny amid reports of a string of preventable deaths among veterans and a ...

Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?

May 15, 2014 Part One in a National Journal series on the Veterans Affairs Department. The failure of the Veterans Affairs Department to quickly compensate veterans for their disabilities is a moral abomination: It leaves soldiers wounded by war waiting in long lines for payments they need and believe they have earned. And ...

How Congress Plans to Prevent Military Suicides

May 7, 2014 Jacob Sexton, a 21-year-old member of the National Guard, fatally shot himself inside an Indiana movie theater during a two-week leave from Afghanistan in 2009. Sen. Joe Donnelly will unveil legislation Wednesday named after Sexton that would require service members to get an annual in-person mental-health assessment. Donnelly hopes it ...

How Congress Plans to Prevent Military Suicides

May 7, 2014 Jacob Sexton, a 21-year-old member of the National Guard, fatally shot himself inside an Indiana movie theater during a 15-day leave from Afghanistan. Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly will unveil legislation Wednesday named after Sexton that would require service members to get an annual in-person mental-health assessment, in a push to ...