Tepid support for VA secretary amid patient care scandal
May 18th, 2014
03:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Tepid support for VA secretary amid patient care scandal

Washington (CNN) - A key whistleblower in the intensifying scandal over wait times at veterans hospitals took issue on Sunday with an initial internal review that downplayed the number of people who may have died while waiting for care.

The comments came as the embattled Veterans Affairs secretary received tepid support from some critics of the department's handling of a chronic problem across many of the VA's care facilities.

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Filed under: Veterans Affairs
Supreme Court to stay open next week
October 10th, 2013
09:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court to stay open next week

(CNN) - The Supreme Court announced it will remain fully open through next week.

Federal court officials had earlier indicated the entire judiciary would run out of contingency funds October 15, but said Thursday additional emergency funding was found to keep all the courts running normally for an additional two days at least.
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Supreme Court
Justice Ginsburg suggests 'sharp disagreement' over pending hot-button cases
June 15th, 2012
10:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Justice Ginsburg suggests 'sharp disagreement' over pending hot-button cases

Washington (CNN) - Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is predicting "sharp disagreement" as the Supreme Court prepares by month's end to release some of its most-talked-about rulings, including the constitutionality of the health care law championed by President Obama.

Speaking to a legal conference Friday night in Washington, the oldest member of the high court offered tantalizing hints about where the court may be heading in coming days.

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November 4th, 2008
05:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Judge orders Virginia to preserve absentee ballots from military

A Federal Judge in Virginia ordered election officials to hold on to late-arriving ballots from Military members.
A Federal Judge in Virginia ordered election officials to hold on to late-arriving ballots from Military members.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Virginia election officials to hold on to late-arriving absentee ballots from members of the military stationed overseas.

Republican John McCain's presidential campaign has sued the state election board, contending tens of thousands of votes from those in the armed forces might be voided unless a deadline is extended.

Judge Richard Williams ordered a hearing on the lawsuit next Tuesday afternoon in Richmond, and said in the meantime, those ballots will be set aside and preserved.

At issue is whether Virginia officials allowed enough time to print and mail ballots to military members in foreign countries who requested them.

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Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin