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Friday, May 30, 2014

Shinseki Resigns. Now What?

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki submitted his resignation this morning. After meeting with Shinseki at the White House, President Obama told reporters, "With considerable regret, I accepted. We don't have time for distractions. We need to fix the problem."

While I agree that Shinseki needed to go, the Obama White House is counting on Democrats and the media to fall in line now and go back to ignoring a problem it has known about for at least...

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

VA Scandal Explodes

There was an unusual late-night hearing on Capitol Hill last night as top officials from the Veterans Administration appeared before the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The hearing began at 7:30 p.m., just hours after the release of a damning inspector general's report, and concluded just before midnight.

In addition to its findings of lost patients and outrageously long wait times, the report stated that 42 VA medical facilities are under...

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: The VA Inspector General has released an interim report on the Phoenix VA health system. It found that more than 1,700 veterans were not included in the facilities records, and that patients were waiting at least 115 days for first appointments. Moreover, the report declared that "inappropriate scheduling practices are a systemic problem nationwide."

Obama's Energy Prevention Agency

For decades economists, politicians,...

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What Happened To "Hope & Change"?

Liberals who love big government are losing their patience with the Obama Administration. (More on that below.) From the epic failure that was the launch of Obamacare to the VA scandal, there has been little change in the way government works (or doesn't) and "hope" is the last thing Americans see in Washington, D.C.

In what some are calling the "Bagram Blunder," the latest embarrassment involves this...

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Patriot Graves

Monday marks Memorial Day, a national observance first known as Decoration Day. The first Memorial Day was observed on May 30, 1868, on the orders of General John Logan, commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.

Initially meant as a time to remember those who fell during the bloody battles of our brutal Civil War, the holiday's significance has been extended...

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Obama Failed To Impress

Evidently I wasn't the only one unimpressed by Barack Obama's press conference yesterday. His remarks about the VA scandal left even many in the sympathetic pro-Obama media scratching their heads.

CNN's Drew Griffin, the reporter who broke the story about the Phoenix VA's secret wait lists, said:

"I was a little caught off-guard by what apparently is a disconnect between what is happening out...

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Radical Islam's War On Christian Women

Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, a married 27 year-old woman, was recently sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery by a Sudanese court. How can a married woman be guilty of adultery? Sudan, which is governed by radical Islamic or Sharia law, refuses to recognize Meriam's marriage to her Christian husband, Daniel Wani, an American citizen. Under Sharia law, a Muslim woman cannot marry a Christian, and Meriam is considered to be a Muslim because her...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

VA Scandal Grows

Congress may need yet another select committee -- one to investigate the scandal at the Veterans Administration. Almost every day it seems another whistleblower steps forward with allegations of abuse, mismanagement and neglect of our heroes. Here are the latest developments:

·  Add Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the growing list of VA medical centers across the country that are investigating the falsification of documents and wait times. An...

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Monday, May 19, 2014

2014: Democrats In Danger

This morning Politico released the results of polling in the most competitive House and Senate races. Here are the key results:

·  Barack Obama's approval rating is a dismal 40%.

·  Only 16% of likely voters support Obamacare "as it is." When asked whether they thought the debate over Obamacare should be over, 60% of voters said no.

·  While most national polls show a close race for...

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Fighting For Our Values

All day yesterday I attended a strategy meeting of leaders representing every segment of the conservative movement -- values issues, economic conservatives, libertarians, foreign policy conservatives and Tea Party leaders. These meetings are held several times a year, and the ground rules are that the deliberations, for obvious reasons, are off-the-record and not to be shared with the media.

Nevertheless, the Washington Post had a front page story...

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