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Colorado VA office under investigation for allegedly fudging wait-times

Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado in an effort to cover up actual wait times are under investigation for allegedly keeping unofficial wait lists of veterans seeking care, investigators announced Wednesday. The Virginian-Pilot has the scoop: The VA's internal watchdog announced an audit in a letter to Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Cory Gardner of Colorado. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter. Johnson and Gardner asked for the inquiry after a whistleblower told them the lists were allegedly used at the Denver VA Medical Center, VA health clinics in Colorado Springs and the Denver suburb of Golden. The ...

Senators seeking answers in case of vet who allegedly committed suicide while on VA waiting list

 U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) Tuesday requested an investigation into a report an Army veteran committed suicide when he was awaiting care for post-traumatic-stress disorder from those at a Veterans Affairs office in Colorado Springs, Colo. The department will work with the inspector general and the senators to determine what happened, agency spokesman Paul Sherbo said. The senators did not identify the soldier who killed himself but said he was 26 and had served as an Army Ranger. Gardner said he wanted to avoid a repeat of a 2014 scandal over long wait times that veterans endured to get health care, and ...

News Briefing for Thursday, May 21

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Tea Party Group Teams With ACLU, NAACP On Patriot Act “Growing concerns about the Patriot Act’s renewal are creating strange bedfellows. The Tea Party Patriots and the ACLU are running TV ads urging Americans to “tell Congress [to] protect our privacy.” On top of that, the executive director of Iowa’s ACLU and Tea Party Patriots’ boss Jenny Beth Martin have coauthored an op-ed in the Des Moines Register on “the need for significant reforms to curtail government surveillance authorities, like some of those included in the Patriot Act.” And even the NAACP — which hasn’t always been kind to the tea party movement ...

News Briefing for Monday, May 4

HEALTHCARE: As States Expand Medicaid, Unpaid Hospital Bills Disappear “With more states expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, hospital operators are reporting fewer unpaid medical bills and falling charity and uncompensated care expenses. Under the health law, states have the option to expand Medicaid at little cost to the states. And more are doing so with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock last week signing a bipartisan legislation to expand Medicaid under the health law to more than 70,000 people. This, coupled by an improving economy, is boosting revenues for hospital companies like Community Health Systems (CYH), Tenet Healthc...

News Briefing for Thursday, April 9

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: The Speaker strikes back (Op-ed by Jenny Beth Martin) “House Speaker John Boehner’s latest volley in his petty war against conservatives in the GOP conference – while saying much more about himself than the men he’s targeting – provides a great opportunity for a discussion about Congress’ stewardship of taxpayer dollars. In the aftermath of the failed attempt to displace him in January, Boehner moved into recrimination mode with considerable dispatch.  For his sin of allowing colleagues to place his name in nomination for speaker, Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.) was bounced from the Rules Committee, along with his ...

News Briefing for Friday, September 26 2014

HEALTHCARE: Feds Continue to Cite Healthcare.gov Security Concerns “Federal watchdog agencies are piling up concerns about limited security features of the healthcare.gov website, the primary portal for consumers in 36 states to sign up for federally subsidized health plans. Last week, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report noted that despite efforts to shore up security, the site is still vulnerable to attacks that could expose sensitive personal information. GAO officials responded to questions from lawmakers on security concerns last week in a House committee hearing (view committee session video). This week, a Department of Health ...

News Briefing for Monday, September 15

Below are some of the news stories that we are reading today. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE:   Tea Party Patriots Legislative Update [Audio] https://soundcloud.com/teapartypatriots/09142014-legislative-update   HEALTHCARE:   Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season “Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the law itself that are less easily fixed than a computer system. Getting those who ...

US Senate Office Phone Numbers

Below you will find a list of all US Senate office phone numbers, including local offices. Alaska Mark Begich Anchorage: (907) 271-5915 Fairbanks Office: (907) 456-0261 Juneau: (907) 586-7700 Kenai: (907) 283-4000 Ketchikan: (907) 225-3000 Wasilla: (907) 357-9956 DC Office: (202) 224-3004 Lisa Murkowski Anchorage: (907) 271-3735 Fairbanks: (907) 456-0233 Juneau: (907) 586-7277 Kenai: (907) 283-5808 Ketchikan: (907) 225-6880 Matsu: (907) 376-7665 DC Office: (202) 224-6665 Alabama Jeff Sessions Dothan: (334) 792-4924 Huntsville: (256) 533-0979 Mobile: (251) 414-3083 MONTGOMERY: (334) 244-7017 DC Office: (202) 224-4124 Richard C Shelby Birmingham: ...

IRS Office Locations

The IRS is out of control.  On behalf of Tea Party, Patriot groups, 9/12, liberty activists, and the American people, we are calling for anyone and everyone to protest the IRS’ complete abuse of power on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at noon local time. Click here to sign up to attend your local protest. DOWNLOAD YOUR IRS PROTEST TOOLKIT: 1: Talking points 2: Sample letter to the editor 3: Sample letter to Senator 4: Sample Tweets 5: An infographic showing the IRS scandal timeline 6: A sample press release - IRS Abuse of Power 7: Sample sign messages for protest 8: Sample blog post 9: Sample press release - IRS Protests ALABAMA MOBILE IRS ...

News Briefing for Monday, March 9, 2015

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS: Martin Schram: How the GOP endangered its own security (Quote by Jenny Beth) “Jenny Beth Martin, founder of the Tea Party Patriots, was applauded and cheered after she derided Obama's immigration executive actions (where reforms weren't attempted) and especially when she said of Obamacare, "We still have the opportunity to repeal that!" http://www.knoxnews.com/opinion/columnists/martin-schram-how-the-gop-endangered-its-own-security_35821404     HEALTHCARE: Huntley: Only legal gymnastics can save Obamacare “…It’s hard to argue that politics — and a desire to protect the high court’s ...