Over 500 Grievous Injuries or Deaths at VA Hospitals in 2013

FOIA requests show ‘adverse events’ throughout the system
Augusta Georgia VA Medical Center / Wikipedia

Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country reported more than 500 incidents last year where patients were gravely injured or died as a result of the care they received.

Data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows 575 “institutional disclosures of adverse events”—the bureaucratic phrase for reporting a serious mistake—at VA hospitals in fiscal year 2013.

Two Judges Order IRS to Explain Lost Emails

Agency has a month to explain in writing how emails were lost

A second federal judge Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to explain under oath how the agency lost two years of emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner.

Guns, Weed, and Bitcoin: Among the Free Staters at Porcfest

FEATURE: What I saw at the Porcupine Freedom Festival
White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire

LANCASTER, N.H.—There is a specter haunting New Hampshire—the specter of libertarianism—and every year it holds a huge party in the middle of the woods where people carry guns, smoke weed, prepare for the collapse of society, and trade Bitcoin for beer.

Rand Paul, Cory Booker Team Up on Pot Amendment

Would block Justice Dept from prosecuting state-approved medical marijuana

The Senate is expected to vote late Thursday or Friday on an amendment introduced by Sens. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) and Cory Booker (D., N.J.) to block the Justice Department from interfering with state-approved medical marijuana laws.