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Inspector general accuses Denver-based VA of ‘gross mismanagement’

Federal investigators Wednesday accused those at a Denver, Colo.-based Veterans Affairs office of improperly overseeing construction of a VA hospital that ran over budget by millions of dollars. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the details: The inspector general accused the VA of “gross mismanagement” for assigning far too few engineers and project managers. [Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs] said the department has taken responsibility for the problems and has made changes. Two weeks ago, [Fla. Republican Jeff] Miller’s committee subpoenaed documents on a separate internal VA investigation into the cost overruns. The ...

WATCH: Rep. Louie Gohmert Says ‘Stink’ Of IRS Management ‘Getting Overwhelming’

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee meeting expressed his “righteous indignation” over the lack of bipartisan uproar regarding allegations top-level IRS officials – specifically, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – stonewalled and covered their tracks in order to cover up evidence IRS employees targeted Americans for their political beliefs. Western Journalism has the details: “The Internal Revenue Service is the only entity of which I’m aware in the federal government that can ignore the Constitution as part of its job — nobody else gets to ignore the Constitution,” the Republican congressman said ...

Pentagon officials hid study that reveals $125 billion in wasteful spending

According to recently obtained confidential memos, Pentagon authorities buried an internal study that reveals $125 billion in “administrative waste” out of fear Congress would further cut defense spending. The Washington Post has the scoop: Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results. The report, issued in January 2015, identified “a clear path” for the Defense ...

Stocks jump to near-record highs on heels of Trump victory

Stock prices jumped Wednesday following President-elect Donald Trump’s election victory and are holding steady after dropping on Election Day amid uncertainty. USA Today has the story: Traders also appear to be evaluating the potential economic benefits from Trump's plans to cut taxes and spend money on infrastructure projects that would put Americans to work, Martin Gilbert, CEO of Aberdeen Asset Management, said via email. "The increased prospect of tax cuts and a generally pro-growth set of policies from Trump, aided by the Republican clean sweep of Congress, has seen some of the initial (kneejerk) reaction (to sell stocks) to reverse," ...

Doctors increasingly rejecting Obamacare

Physicians willing to take Obamacare health-insurance – whether state or federal – is on the decline, having dropped 20 percentage points from a survey conducted two years ago. Media Research Center TV has the details: According to a recent survey by SERMO, a social network for physicians, about 57 percent of doctors said they won’t be taking new patients insured by the plans next year. That’s down about four percentage points from last year, when 61 percent of physicians said the same, Forbes reported Monday. But a similar survey conducted by the Medical Group Management Association back in 2014 showed that at the time, 76.5 percent of ...

VA executives awash in bonuses despite ongoing wait-list scandal

Veteran Affairs employees raked in a combined $177 million in bonuses in fiscal-year 2015 even though VA offices across the country remain plagued by reports of mismanagement and continued manipulation of veteran wait-list times. USA Today has the scoop: More than 300 senior executives of the troubled agency received $3.3 million in bonuses, for an average payment of about $10,000 each. The non-executives received about $900 on average. Among those receiving bonuses was the former top VA official in Ohio who retired the same day he received a notice he was going to be fired. Another was the former chief of staff at the Phoenix VA Medical Center ...

Pentagon 10 years later demands soldiers cough up reenlistment bonuses

Pentagon officials are ordering almost 10,000 soldiers to return reenlistment bonuses paid out a decade ago arguing the bonuses were overpayments and slapping the soldiers with interest fees and, in some cases, wage garnishments. The Los Angeles Times has the details: Investigations have determined that lack of oversight allowed for widespread fraud and mismanagement by California Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets. But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses offered when the Pentagon needed to fill the ...

White House says it would veto bill exempting those from Obamacare penalty who lost coverage (through no fault of their own!)

This is a prime example of why Americans are fed up with President Obama and his horrendous signature health-insurance law … because, even if people register for government-run health insurance and their co-op fails leaving them uncovered, President Obama still expects them to pay a penalty for not having Obamacare. What a farce! The Washington Examiner has the scoop: The White House said Tuesday that President Obama would veto a House bill that would exempt people from penalties if they purchased health insurance through Obamacare co-ops, and then lost their plan because the co-op failed. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., ...

Tea Party Patriots Weekly Report from Washington for 9/25/16

CALENDAR: The House will return on Monday, with first votes scheduled for 6:30 PM. They are scheduled to stay in town through whenever they get their work done – which means, whenever they pass a Continuing Resolution. The Senate will come back on Monday and return to consideration of H.R. 5325, the vehicle for the FY17 Continuing Resolution, but the first vote will not be until 2:15 Tuesday afternoon, after the two parties’ weekly lunches. The first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the McConnell substitute amendment to the bill, which is another way of saying the first vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the C.R. ...

House panel subpoenas VA over pricey hospital, art