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Robert Mcdonald

Fixing the VA, Fixing Healthcare

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael D. Shaw

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has come under fire, with several calls for his resignation, following his idiotic comparison of queues in theme parks to the time veterans wait for medical appointments:

Friday Talking Points -- Paul Ryan, Democrat?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Has Paul Ryan become so disaffected with Donald Trump that he quietly changed political parties, when no one was looking? We know the Washington Post just made a typo, but still, it's fun to think about, right?

Why the VA's New Tune About Services for Homeless Vets Is Music to My Ears

Steve Peck | Posted 02.05.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

VA Secretary Bob McDonald was in Los Angeles last week to unveil the much-anticipated master plan for the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus and sat fo...

The VA Can't Seem To Fix A Computer Glitch That's Denying Health Care To 29,000 Combat Vets

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been seven months since top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs learned that tens of thousands of combat vets were bein...

Dayana Morales Gomez

VA Chastises GOP Congressman For Suggesting The Agency Should Run ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs took umbrage Tuesday at a GOP congressman's joke that the agency is so incompetent it should take ove...

Let's Hear Why Coffman Thinks It's OK to Joke About Vet Officials Being Less Competent Than ISIS

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After Rep. Mike Coffman suggested that if leaders of the VA were put in charge of ISIS, they would be too incompetent to keep track of beheadings, neither of the radio hosts who conducted the interview questioned Coffman about whether the Congressman's comments were appropriate.

David Wood

VA Secretary Robert McDonald Falsely Claimed He Served In 'Special Forces'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in the Army...

David Wood

Scandal-Plagued VA Is Overpaying Workers By Millions Of Dollars, Internal Audits Find

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

While veterans' hospitals don't have enough doctors and nurses, the VA spends millions on misclassified support staff.

What McDonald Must Do in His First 100 Days to Shock the VA

George Bradt | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
George Bradt

The VA's actions and inactions have directly hurt its primary customers. If there ever was a time to shock an organization for its own good, McDonald is walking into that time.

Raise Your Hand If You Think Veterans Deserve First Class Medical Care

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Everybody’s in, right? So what’s first class medical care? Maybe Bill Gates’s plan? The President’s? Donald Trump’s? One of those should...

The Right Choice for VA

Jim Moore | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Jim Moore

As a West Point graduate, a veteran, and the son of a World War II veteran, Robert McDonald may finally bring to VA the corporate credentials necessary to embrace the values, sensibilities, and 21st-century business acumen necessary to unmire an agency sunk to its axles in the mud of lies, subterfuge, management failure, and whistleblower suppression.

Candidate Caught In Tie After Wife Misses Vote

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

A tied election race in Walton, Kentucky could've been avoided if one candidate's wife had made it to the polls. Robert "Bobby" McDonald tied with ...