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Spin Control archive for March 18, 2009

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009

Obama statement on VA Health benefits

Here's the official White House statement sending a proposal to change VA health benefits to the round file.You know, the Deep Six, the 86, the kybosh. Sounds like this SNAFU was FUBAR. Whatever, It's toast. Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on the President’s Strong...

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Obama on VA health changes: Never Mind 

The Obama Administration is dropping a proposal that would have allowed the Veterans Affairs Department to bill a vets' insurance company for treating service-connected disabilities and injuries.That's the word from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who is one of the top members of the Senate Veterans...

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Today's video: Tea'd off?

Fox News reports on anger and discontent brewing among the populace. The plan: Tea bag the White House.Those with a local interest in such protests might check out the Spokane Tea Party's Facebook page. (They don't have a separate Web site, apparently.)Much as Spin Control...

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Murray on VA changes: DOA 

Sen. Patty Murray had some harsh words for a proposal being floated by the Obama Administration that would change health care benefits for veterans.You can listen to her opening statement hereand her questioning of former Gen. Shinseki, the VA secretary, hereor go inside the blog...

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