The Department of Treasury says they have opened an investigation into accusations that one of their current employees inappropriately awarded a lucrative government contract to a company she had personal ties with, while working for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
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.
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.
My must read of the day is, “Supreme Court Upholds North Carolina Traffic Stop,” in NPR.
My must read of the day, “The Sony Hack and the Yellow Press,” by Aaron Sorkin, in the New York Times.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday dismissed the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program as “seriously flawed.”
My must read of the day is “Gruber Survives,” by David Nather, in Politico.
Dr. Jonathan Gruber, an MIT Professor and the oft-cited “architect” of Obamacare, apologized for controversial comments he made suggesting that the “stupidity of the American voter” and a lack of transparency were crucial in passing the president’s signature health care legislation, on Tuesday.
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.
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.