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Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas

Jacqueline Klimas covers Capitol Hill for The Washington Times. She can be reached at

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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

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says a leadership change may help resolve what he calls "dysfunction" at the Department of Veterans Affairs, following allegations of corruption and avoidable deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix. McConnell says the tenure of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is "embarrassing" and that the agency is in "a stunning period of dysfunction." McConnell isn't calling for Shinseki to step down, but says a change in leadership "might be a good thing."(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Iraq, Afghan vets demand answers from VA

Lawmakers need to get to bottom of what happened at the Phoenix VA health facility to make sure other Veterans Affairs facilities aren't “cooking the books,” said Paul Rieckhoff, co-founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Published May 8, 2014

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at his office on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Calls mounting to oust VA chief Eric Shinseki

The top Republican of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee said Tuesday that the Obama administration's Department of Veterans Affairs is so dysfunctional that it's time to fire Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Published May 6, 2014

FILE - This file June 28, 2013 file photo shows House Oversight Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner on Friday declared he’d schedule a vote to create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack, escalating a political battle that has raged since the final days of President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. A senior Republican aide said Boehner was considering Gowdy to chair the select committee. The aide wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. It’s unclear when Boehner will schedule the vote.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Boehner taps rising star to lead Benghazi investigation

Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor and up-and-coming member of the House GOP, will lead the new select investigative inquiry into the Benghazi attack, Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday. Published May 5, 2014

** FILE ** In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sen. Chuck Schumer: $10.10 is non-negotiable

Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, predicted Monday that lawmakers will compromise to get a deal on minimum wage in the next six months, but that Democrats weren't willing to back down on raising it to $10.10. Published May 5, 2014