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Politics Mar 07VA secretary urges extension of troubled choice program
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is urging Congress to act quickly to temporarily extend a troubled program aimed at widening veterans' access to private-sector health care.
Nation Jan 13U.S. to pay billions to Marines affected by contaminated drinking water
After years of waiting, veterans who were exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina may now be able to receive a portion of government disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion.
Politics Jan 11Trump picks Veterans Affairs insider to lead agency
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans.
Health Jan 11VA health system to return to list of troubled federal programs
Veterans health care remains a "high risk" issue threatening the federal budget and quality of care for former service members, auditors say in a forthcoming report.
Politics Dec 17Trump’s pick for budget director has urged big spending cuts
Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as his budget director, is a fierce deficit hawk with a record of pushing deep spending cuts.
Politics Nov 03Voters already have cast about a quarter of all expected 2016 ballots
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton may not be accumulating the type of early-vote advantage her campaign wanted, but she continues to maintain an apparent edge over Donald Trump, with roughly one-fourth of all expected ballots cast in the 2016 election. The…
Politics Aug 20In-person voting fraud is rare, doesn’t affect elections
Donald Trump's newest campaign ad, which begins with the warning "In Hillary Clinton's America, the system stays rigged against Americans," echoes concerns about voting fraud.
Politics Aug 10Where do the presidential candidates stand on voting rights?
This year, 17 states were set to have restrictions involving voter ID or other requirements for the first time in a presidential election.
Politics Jun 07How does the AP count delegates to arrive at Clinton’s win?
WASHINGTON — Lifted by a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of late support from Democratic superdelegates, Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president.
Politics May 24Clinton teeters on brink of nomination with superdelegates
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton is closing in fast on the Democratic presidential nomination with the help of superdelegates.