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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.
Politics Nov 26Conyers steps aside from leadership role amid investigation
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed female staff members, said Sunday he will step aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee while fiercely denying he acted inappropriately during his long tenure in…
Politics Nov 20White House says Trump not stumping for Moore due to ‘discomfort’ with bid
But the president isn't calling on the controversial judge to drop out of the race because the state's voters should decide, the White House says.
Politics Nov 17Veterans Affairs exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon
As part of its effort to expand private health care, Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals.
Nation Nov 14U.S. Postal Service marks 11 straight years of financial loss
The Postal Service reported a loss of $2.7 billion for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That was better than a $5.6 billion loss in the prior year but was mainly due to fluctuations in interest rates that reduced…
Politics Nov 13AP fact check: Trump’s statements on the economy, veterans’ health care
Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what’s been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made.
Politics Oct 1915 Trump agencies yet to provide travel costs, House panel says
A House committee is demanding that 15 federal agencies fully account for senior officials' travel following reports of costly plane travel by Trump Cabinet secretaries.
Politics Oct 15Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy
A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums.