GOP Blasts Democrats for Boycotting Talks on VA Legislation

518181644-John-Boehner-Replacement-For-Obamacare-Promise Republicans slammed Democrats on Thursday after most of them boycotted a conference committee meeting to work out differences between House and Senate bills addressing the Veterans Affairs crisis. “The crisis at VA is not a partisan problem, and I will do everything I can to prevent this from devolving into an exercise in the sort […] Continue Reading

Hagel Authorizes More Housing for Children From Central America

CHUCK-HAGEL-TRUTHDIG Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized more temporary housing to shelter an additional 5,000 unaccompanied alien children anticipated to arrive in the United States from Central America in the coming months. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said Hagel approved the additional space last week and also extended through January what had been a four-month […] Continue Reading

EPA Chief: 'This Is Not About Pollution Control...It's an Investment Strategy'

Gina-McCarthy EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Congress on Wednesday that the EPA’s sweeping carbon-regulation plan “really is an investment opportunity. This is not about pollution control.” Spouting warnings about “climate change” (“The science is clear. The risks are clear…We must act.”), McCarthy described and defended the EPA’s plan to reduce pollution from existing power plants by […] Continue Reading

Deadly 'Superbug' Spreading in US Hospitals

hospital Cases of the contagious and deadly “superbug” known as CRE increased five-fold in community hospitals from 2008 to 2012 in the Southeastern U.S., according to a new study. And while the actual number of patients discovered was low—305—the worry is that CRE infections are under-reported and threaten health care facilities nationwide, said one of the […] Continue Reading