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Politics Apr 25Trump urges VA nominee Ronny Jackson to keep fighting
President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals about his choice to lead the sprawling veterans' agency, suggesting during a White House news conference that Ronny Jackson may want to withdraw because of unfair scrutiny. But the president privately urged his…
Nation Apr 16White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration
The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered.
Politics Apr 02Shulkin says he has ‘comfort’ with his potential successor at VA
David Shulkin's comments represented a different tone from the fractious back-and-forth Sunday when the White House hit back at Shulkin for claiming that he was fired from his job…
Politics Mar 29AP Fact Check: What the Trump administration isn’t saying about 2020 census
The decision to include the question in the 2020 census has stirred worry among opponents that it will intimidate immigrants, leading to an undercount and decreased political representation in Democratic-leaning communities where they tend to live.
Nation Mar 15WATCH: Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin says he has no intention of quitting
Speaking at a budget hearing, David Shulkin expressed regret for "distractions" that have shifted attention from his efforts to fix veterans' health care and pledged to put the government's second largest department back on track.
Politics Mar 13Embattled Veteran Affairs Secretary Shulkin hangs onto job as support wanes
Officials say Shulkin is increasingly on thin ice with President Donald Trump after a bruising internal report found ethics violations in connection with the secretary's trip to Europe with his wife last summer.
Nation Mar 07Failed VA leadership put patients at risk, watchdog report says
current Secretary David Shulkin took no action to fix longstanding problems of dirty syringes and equipment shortages that put patients at risk at a major veterans hospital, according to an investigation released Wednesday that finds "failed leadership" and "climate of…
Politics Feb 14Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff lied that he was getting an award in order to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed…
Politics Feb 04Both GOP and Democratic lawmakers say memo doesn’t clear Trump in probe
Democratic and Republican lawmakers said Sunday that a GOP-produced congressional memo on FBI surveillance powers did not clear President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation, and they expressed hope that special counsel Robert Mueller's work would continue without interference.
Nation Dec 01Federal regulators just cleared the way for your stamps to get much more expensive
The move could eventually add millions more dollars to companies’ shipping rates from prescription drugs to magazine subscriptions.