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  • Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

    08/16/2017 7:25:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter by Joel B. Pollak 15 Aug 2017 The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that Jason Kessler, the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama. The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.
  • 'Alt-left' charged at 'alt-right,' Trump says, again placing blame for Charlottesville

    08/15/2017 2:03:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    LAT ^ | 8/15/17 | Noah Bierman
    President Trump’s planned infrastructure announcement unraveled into chaos as he all but erased any credit he got on Monday for condemning white supremacists for the deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Va. Trump said it was “a horrible day” but said several times that counter-protesters were not getting enough scrutiny for their role in the confrontation and emphasized his belief that many of the protesters who joined with white nationalists were innocent. “What about the 'alt-left' that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right'? Do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “They came charging with clubs in their hands,”...
  • The Latest: 1 dead, 19 injured in downtown Charlottesville

    08/12/2017 1:23:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 149 replies
    AP ^ | 12 August 2012
    I person dead, 19 injured says hospital.
  • President Trump Participates in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event

    08/03/2017 12:10:02 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 3, 2017 | The White House
    President Trump unveils the new VA Telehealth system to allow Vets to get help from anywhere at anytime using their phones and computers. Includes portable medical units like what is used by government NP's can take to the vets' homes.
  • Man arrested for allegedly holding woman, children captive for at least 2 years

    08/03/2017 1:58:06 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    Nbc12 ^ | 2 August 2017 | Megan Woo and Jasmine Turner
    <p>A man was arrested for allegedly holding a woman and her two children captive for at least two years in their Spotsylvania home.</p> <p>Kariem Ali Muhammad Moore, 43, is charged with three felony counts of abduction and felony assault and battery.</p>
  • Veterans Choice Excludes Dental Care

    07/31/2017 9:20:29 AM PDT · by satan · 9 replies
    Self phone call to VA | 07/31/2017 | Walt Chrobak
    The VA Veterans Choice Program is supposedly a benefit that allows eligible Veterans to receive health care from a community provider rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility. I am rated at 100 percent totally and permanently disabled due to combat service-connected disability. The nearest VA dental facility is over 40 miles from my residence. I must wait more than 30 days for an appointment. I am therefore eligible for the program but VA tells me that dental care is specifically excluded from this program. Can anybody tell me why it is excluded and...
  • Washington Post Employee Arrested On Charges Of Impersonating ICE Agent

    03/06/2017 5:20:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017
    Washington Post employee Itai Ozderman, 35, was arrested after his Gaithersburg, MD home was raided by Montgomery County Police on February 22nd at around 6 a.m, according to court documents. Ozderman is charged with impersonating an ICE officer on several occasions throughout Falls Church, VA. When the warrant was served on Feb. 22 at Ozderman's home in the 100 block of Elmira Lane, court documents say 10 weapons, including handguns, assault rifles, and a shotgun, were recovered. Sources tell ABC7's Kevin Lewis that Ozderman impersonated an ICE officer throughout Falls Church, Va. on more than one occasion. According to sources,...
  • Trump Just Made A Massive Veterans Affairs Move Few Saw Coming

    07/22/2017 8:23:58 AM PDT · by Oatka · 20 replies
    Advance America ^ | July 21, 2017 | Max Geschwind
    President Trump is keeping his promise regarding one of the most bureaucratic agencies in the federal government. Background: The Veterans Affairs has long faced criticism regarding his care and service toward veterans. In the aftermath of the 2014 scandal in which veterans waited extremely long times in order to receive proper care, lawmakers in Washington D.C. have demanded that the agency accelerate firings. Leaders within the Department of Veterans Affairs conquered with the horrific call to dump veterans off the waitlist for care, sending them off to death. Many veterans, as a result, have died waiting for care from the...
  • Timmy Kaine in Roanoke/Salem on Sat. July 22

    07/20/2017 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    Roanoke College email
    U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who represents Virginia in the U.S. Senate, will hold an outdoor forum on Saturday, July 22 at 11 am in Luther Plaza outside the Cregger Center. While many of our students, faculty and staff are not on campus at this time, we wanted to inform everyone so those who are interested might attend. As an educational institution, Roanoke College has a long history of presenting events to the Roanoke Valley region with an emphasis on civil discourse. RSVP is encouraged but not required. RSVP directly to Senator Kaine’s office at TimKaine.com/healthcare. Parking will be available in...
  • Good News For Veterans: Trump Tells Hundreds Of VA Workers 'You're Fired!'

    07/11/2017 3:35:27 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/10/2017 | Staff
    Accountability: For decades, political leaders have lamented the scandal-plagued Veterans Health Administration, and did little more than throw more money at the problem. The Trump administration is firing workers who aren't doing their jobs. According the Department of Veterans Affairs, 526 have been fired for misconduct since President Trump took office. Another 200 have been suspended and 33 demoted. Most of them worked at the VHA and included physicians, nurses, pharmacy technicians, food service workers, medical technicians, office workers, even some police officers. VA Secretary David Shulkin said this was part of a broader effort to reform the culture at...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights

    07/08/2017 10:17:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights Sanders’ Wife Tried Evicting a Disabled Group after Shady College Deal Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Violating Protester’s Constitutional Rights The VA is a mess of a government agency and too often abuses the rights and interests of veterans it is supposed to protect. This is highlighted in new our lawsuit against several Veterans Affairs police officers and officials for violations of the constitutional rights of Robert L. Rosebrock, a 75-year-old Vietnam era veteran, who for nearly a decade has protested misuse of a 388-acre parcel of prime...
  • Trump administration has fired more than 500 VA employees since January

    07/08/2017 12:34:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Sarah Westwood
    Department of Veterans Affairs officials have fired more than 500 misbehaving employees since January, according to data posted online Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin touted his agency's decision to publish its efforts to hold VA employees accountable, unveiling new requirements for updating the public on personnel actions. "Veterans and taxpayers have a right to know what we're doing to hold our employees accountable and make our personnel actions transparent," Shulkin said in a statement. "Posting this information online for all to see, and updating it weekly, will do just that."
  • Student headed to prison for registering dead voters for Democrats

    06/26/2017 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 26, 2017
    HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office. James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days. Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle. Harrisonburg Votes is a...
  • Trump signs VA reform bill, following through on campaign promise

    06/23/2017 7:51:16 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Fox ^ | June 23, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    President Trump on Friday signed Veterans Affairs reform legislation meant to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problematic employees at the department. The Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act passed by Congress earlier this month streamlines the process to remove, demote, or suspend VA employees for poor performance or misconduct. In addition, it authorizes the VA secretary to recoup any bonuses awarded to employees who have acted improperly. “Veterans have fulfilled their duty to this nation and now, we must fulfill our duty to them,” Trump said. “So to every veteran who is here with...
  • Vanity question re: shooting -- Was it a Republican team practice, or were both teams there?

    06/14/2017 7:52:29 AM PDT · by Maceman · 21 replies
    6/14/17
    Sorry for the vanity -- but I have not seen an answer to this question in any of the reports I've read or heard on Fox. Does anybody know?
  • Breaking: Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) Shot at event.

    06/14/2017 4:58:45 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 422 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 JUNE 17 | dcbryan1
    'Multiple shootings' reported near congressional baseball game practice field: Report Live More to follow. Reports that Steve Scalise (R-LA) shot in hip. Security detail members returned fire and killed suspect. Staffer and security personnel also wounded. Breaking Live
  • VA Chief: Senate Must Act So I Can Fire 'Terrible Managers'

    06/01/2017 5:26:26 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-1-2017 | Luke Rosiak, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday the civil service appeals process prevents the agency from firing "terrible managers," and that the Senate must act to reduce the impact of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and excessive government employee union-backed due process requirements"Just last week we were forced to take back an employee after they were convicted no more than three times for DWI and had served a 60 day jail sentence … Our accountability processes are clearly broken," Shulkin said at the White House. Shulkin was promoted to VA’s top job by President Donald Trump after...
  • Trump Fired A Corrupt VA Official. Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast

    05/29/2017 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/2017 | LUKE ROSIAK
    A notoriously corrupt Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) manager fired in the first day of President Donald Trump’s presidency — to rousing acclaim from veterans who heralded it as a sign of lasting reform — has been returned to work by VA officials after he filed a civil-service protections appeal. The return of the Puerto Rico hospital director is the latest example of Trump’s reform efforts encountering the entrenchment of what he has called Washington’s swamp, and comes in the same month a court ruled that the VA may not even be able to fire the Phoenix hospital director, who...
  • VA Accountability Bill Passes Major Hurdle In The Senate (firing bad VA employees)

    05/25/2017 5:06:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jonah Bennett
    The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs cleared a bill Wednesday that would make it much easier for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin to fire bad employees, moving the legislation one step closer to law. Now that the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 has passed the committee hurdle, it will move to the floor of the Senate for further consideration. It’s not clear exactly when the bill will reach the full chamber, but if the Senate passes the bill, it will be sent to the House for a vote. The purpose of the bill is...
  • Veteran suicide: A personal story of our great national disgrace

    05/10/2017 8:18:49 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 25 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | May 10, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Another American hero vet has committed suicide. Except this one is personal. This one hits home. This one isn’t just a statistic, or generic. His name was Sgt. Eric Thomsen. I’ll get to his tragic story in a moment. President Obama ignored vets like Sgt. Thomsen for eight long years. A massive scandal engulfed the Veterans Administration during Obama’s presidency. Vets died on fake waiting lists. Fraud was committed because there wasn’t the money to treat our heroes. So, government employees committed criminal acts to make them go away. Vets died. Obama chose to fire or punish none of the...