Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “Amal Alamuddin is Mrs. Clooney. Barbara Walters finds that fascinating.,” by Christie D’Zurilla, in the Los Angeles Times.

Report: VA Misled Lawmakers on Wait Time Review

The Phoenix VA Health Care Center / AP

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provided lawmakers with misleading and inaccurate information when they first detailed the number of veterans who were harmed by long wait times, according to a new report by the Office of Inspector General.

The VA released a “fact sheet” in April 2014 that summarized an internal, system-wide review of unresolved consults or additional requests for services that remained “open or active” after 90 days.

Gruber Testimony: Who’s Sitting Where

Jonathan Gruber

On Tuesday morning, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator Marilyn Tavenner will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. As will Jonathan Gruber, the now notorious consultant, who, in leaked videos, claimed that a lack of transparency and the “stupidity of American voters” helped lawmakers pass the Affordable Care Act.

Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “Rolling Stone’s Rape Story: A bigger journalistic train wreck than we thought,” by Howard Kurtz, in FoxNews.com.