Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, has filed legislation to make it easier for Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to fire workers and lengthen new workers' probationary period from a year to 18 months.
Rubio filed the bill on April 23, the same date that House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, another Florida Republican, filed identical legislation on the House side.…
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According to Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, local police secured the deal with several of the motel chain’s corporate managers after the company complained about a rash of criminal activity.
Avedisian confirmed the agreement to the…Continue
Last week my colleague, Moe Lane, wrote about the utterly out of control Wisconsin district attorney named John Chisholm. Chisholm is a semi-intelligent Democrat party hack who has made the mission of his miserable, little piss-ant life the harrying of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. His tool of choice had been the use of a “John Doe” investigation. This tool, which allows Chisholm to investigate…Continue
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Our View: VA Secretary Robert McDonald sees the problem, but is blind to solution.
Give the Department of Veterans Affairs some credit for realizing the challenges it faces.
Now, if it just could open its eyes to the obvious resolutions.
For the VA, American wars begin straining the agency's medical resources 30 to 40 years after the guns go silent. A profound…Continue
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Hello and I hope you are well! Here is the next edition of my long overdue Inside Scoop! Feel free to scan it or read it all the way through if you like to get into the weeds with budgets and numbers. Brevity was just not possible with all that is happening in Lansing right now!
Michigan No-Fault Auto Insurance
The Senate has passed a bill to make changes to our no-fault auto insurance and it will be coming up for a vote in the House.…
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As the members of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee toured the…Continue
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A female employee with the Department of Veterans Affairs told lawmakers that a manager allegedly forced subordinates to pay his psychic wife to read their fortunes.
During a hearing before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, a witness testified that a VA manager in Philadelphia allegedly compelled subordinates at a party to pay his wife $30 each to have their fortunes read, according to the Washington Times.…
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Documents show few have been fired in wake of scandal at VA hospitals
Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, says it is “outrageous” that so few people have been held accountable at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Obama administration promised action would be taken against those found responsible for manipulating wait times at VA hospitals.
Internal documents obtained by the …Continue
A Navy chaplain who faces the end of a stellar 19-year career because of his faith-based views on marriage and human sexuality was told by a base commander to refrain from offering a prayer in the name of Jesus, according to attorneys representing the chaplain.
That allegation was tucked away in an 18-page letter written to the commander of Navy Region Southeast by Liberty Institute attorneys representing Chaplain Wesley Modder. Liberty Institute is a law firm that specializes in…Continue
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This goes so far beyond wasted tax dollars.
If a man walked up to you wearing a prosthetic leg, you wouldn’t ask him if he was disabled, would you?
It would be as clear as day.
But that’s not what Obama’s VA did when they asked one of our faithful Army Rangers to prove he didn’t have a leg.
Glenn Beck was the one who brought this to the nation’s attention, and let’s be glad he did.
As Beck detailed on The Blaze:
Chad Fleming, a veteran…
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle's co-pilot among the last survivors of the raid.
Only two men are left alive from the 80 airmen and pilots who took off from the deck of the USS Hornet on April 18, 1942, and set out to send Japan a message that the U.S. would stop at nothing to win the war begun by Japan a few months earlier.
Retired Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, 99, and Staff Sgt. David Thatcher, 93, are the last of the Doolittle Raiders — the men who struck the first blow…Continue
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over Veterans Affairs evaluations classifying veterans as "mentally defective" and banning them in the federal background check system from purchasing or owning a firearm.
According to Grassley's…Continue
Josh Feuerstein is a popular YouTube and social media personality who was troubled by things he saw going on in our modern culture. Specifically, he was bothered by the double standard that Christians in America seem to be suffering under when it comes to serving same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. So Feuerstein decided to run a little test of his own by calling a vocally sodomy friendly bakery (Cut the Cake Bakery) in central Florida and …
Since Robert McDonald has taken over as Veterans Affairs Secretary, one of his main priorities has been to crackdown on whistleblower retaliation.
Three whistleblowers from across the country said that he hasn’t done enough.
Lawmakers sitting on the House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee on oversight and investigations exploded at officials from the VA and the Office of Special Counsel on Monday for dodging questions and failing to take the problem…
I commanded a cavalry squadron, so my default tactic is to attack. And the increasingly desperate, fascistic flailing of the left as it seeks to hold onto power is a signal that it’s absolutely time to sound the trumpet.
In war, you want to get your forces behind the enemy’s front line and into the soft underbelly of its rear echelon. Distract the bad guys’ strongest forces, then send your heavy armor around back to rip out their guts. The basic principle is to apply your strength to…Continue
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Not all gays are militant, vicious, bitter people who only want to attack Christians and make them pay the ultimate price.
Some are actually intelligent members of society who understand that if a small business has a reason they don’t want to serve gays (for religious reasons), they have the right to refuse a person service.
And one gay couple decided they would risk their reputations to stand up agains the tyrannical gays by supporting an Indiana pizza shop that said they…Continue
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You might not believe it, but a judge said “there will be no mentioning of the Constitution” in the courtroom while she was presiding.
Yes, this is the America we live in and that’s how many of our lawmakers and policy enforcers feel about the law of the land.
So what’s the story?
How could judge say that and mean it?
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