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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Bergdahl Backlash 

If President Obama was hoping for a bounce from Saturday's surprise Rose Garden announcement about the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, he didn't get it. Instead, he is facing a growing backlash -- from the troops, from members of Congress and even from the media. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

What's The Deal? 
Saturday evening Barack Obama announced that the United States had secured the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held as a prisoner by the Taliban for five years. In exchange for Bergdahl's freedom, Obama agreed to release five "high-risk" Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The release of an American POW is almost always cause for celebration. But Bergdahl's release set off waves of shock and anger, and raises several serious issues. 

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 White House is counting on the media to fall in line now and "move on." Brace yourself for all kinds of rhetoric about how decisive Obama has been and how he is taking charge. 

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

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." 

The Energy Prevention Agency 

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. 

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. 

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 father was. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Obama Failed To Impress 

President Barack Obama's press conference yesterday about the VA scandal left many journalists, members of Congress and veterans scratching their heads.

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

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: