10 things you need to know today: June 30, 2014

The Week Obama picks a new Veterans Affairs secretary, ISIS declares the creation of an Islamic state, and more 1. Obama taps former Procter & Gamble chief to run Veterans Affairs President Obama on Monday will nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate, to serve as the next secretary of the… More 10 things you need to know today: June 30, 2014

10 things you need to know today: May 29, 2014

The Week A VA watchdog report sparks outrage, Maya Angelou dies at 86, and more 1. VA watchdog report sparks outrage An internal investigation found that 1,700 veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical center in Phoenix were placed on an unofficial waiting list for care. The VA inspector general also found that falsified… More 10 things you need to know today: May 29, 2014

Government To Stop Requiring Veterans To ‘Prove’ PTSD

Well it’s about time… Huffington Post WASHINGTON — The government is making it easier for combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits. The Veterans Affairs Department plans to announce Monday it will no longer require veterans to prove what might have triggered their illness. Instead, they would have to show that… More Government To Stop Requiring Veterans To ‘Prove’ PTSD