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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at jklimas@washingtontimes.com.

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From left, Dr. Thomas Lynch, the assistant deputy under secretary for health for clinical operations at the Veterans Health Administration, Joan Mooney, the assistant secretary for congressional and legislative affairs at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Michael Huff, a congressional relations officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, testify as the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs hears from the three witnesses about allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at VA hospitals possibly leading to patient deaths, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

VA officials have few answers for Congress on Phoenix scandal

Top VA officials told Congress on Wednesday that they initially thought the secret lists at the Phoenix VA hospital were part of an initiative to reschedule cancelled appointments, not a way to manipulate waiting times. Published May 28, 2014

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes gave her victory speech at her primary election night celebration at the Carrick House in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Lexington Herald-Leader, Pablo Alcala)

McConnell's Dem challenger Grimes calls for Shinseki to resign

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for Senate in Kentucky, called Thursday for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign, becoming the latest Democrat to join a growing chorus of GOP lawmakers saying a leadership change is in order. Published May 22, 2014

Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX), left, congratulates Congressman Ralph Hall, (R-TX) after Hall received the Founding Spirit Award during the Honoring Our Veterans and Veterans in Congress program at the Capitol Hill Club on Wednesday, May 21. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special for The Washington Times

Ted Cruz salutes one of Congress' last veterans from WWII

Lawmakers who served in the military before running for Congress said Wednesday that veterans bring a unique perspective to Capitol Hill, helping make sure Washington never forgets the trials of military life and the needs of the troops. Published May 21, 2014

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, is working to create a comprehensive bill to improve sexual assault prevention and response on college campuses, that may include ways to better collect data on assaults. (Associated Press)

Lawmakers see data deficiency on college sex assaults

Parents should not trust data on sexual assaults at colleges because a low number of reports doesn't necessarily mean that violations aren't occurring, advocates for victims of sexual assault warned Monday. Published May 19, 2014

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Washington. Clinton said Friday, the dream of upward mobility feels further and further out of reach for many Americans struggling in the economy. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate offered her most extensive remarks on promoting economic growth since leaving the State Department. She pointed to the need to promote policies to help struggling workers and young Americans find jobs and get training.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

RNC Chair doesn't think Clinton will run in 2016

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, said Sunday he doesn't think Hillary Clinton will run for president if she has another month like this one where her record on Benghazi, a possible lingering head injury and her husband's affair with Monica Lewinsky have all been publicly discussed. Published May 18, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki speaks with the news media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014,  after testifying before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care. Facing calls to resign, Shinseki said Thursday that he hopes to have a preliminary report within three weeks on how widespread treatment delays and falsified patient scheduling reports are at VA facilities nationwide, following allegations that up to 40 veterans may have died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA center.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Phoenix VA whistleblower: Let Shinseki stay

The whistleblower at a Phoenix Veteran's Affairs facility who exposed an alleged secret wait list said Sunday that the best way to fix the system is to keep Secretary Eric Shinseki onboard, even as many veterans groups are calling for his resignation. Published May 18, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks on "Fox News Sunday" on Sunday, June 16, 2013. (AP Photo/"Fox News Sunday," Fred Watkins)

Dick Cheney: U.S. seen as weak, untrustworthy around the world

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that the president's perceived weakness around the world has convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin that now is the time to try to piece some of the Soviet Union back together. Published May 18, 2014