White House considered Manchin to lead Veterans Affairs after Jackson withdrew his nomination

The White House wooed Manchin in hopes of clearing the way for Republicans to win his seat in the heavily pro-Trump state this fall.

POW deal with North Korea followed strong lobbying by Defense Department: ‘It’s a humanitarian issue’

Starting in the 1990s, the North Koreans and Americans had worked jointly to recover remains for more than a decade, but the cooperation was suspended during the George W. Bush era amid political tensions

Trump takes aim at federal bureaucracy with new executive orders altering civil service protections

The largest federal employee union said the orders “strip federal employees of their decades-old right to representation at the worksite.”

Congress sends massive veterans bill to Trump, opening door to more private health care

Passage of the VA Mission Act marks a significant legislative win for the president.

Trump will nominate the acting secretary to head Veterans Affairs

Robert Wilkie has experience in Washington, having held high-level posts in the Defense Department and worked on senators’ staffs.

‘Who wants to work there now?’ Trump’s Ronny Jackson fiasco may be the least of VA’s worries

Dozens of senior staffers have left Veterans Affairs since January, an exodus driven by the ideological struggle over privatized care.

Trump’s pick to head veterans department faces skepticism over his experience

President Trump’s decision to upend VA’s leadership comes as Senate Republicans were already worried about having to deal with potentially difficult nominations in the months leading up to midterm elections.

Trump eyes ‘Fox & Friends’ personality Pete Hegseth to take over Veterans Affairs

The potential move comes as the current VA secretary, David Shulkin, has fallen from favor with the president.

After Tillerson, embattled VA secretary could be next, Trump’s advisers say

President is considering Energy Secretary Rick Perry to replace Veterans Affairs chief David J. Shulkin.

‘It’s killing the agency’: Ugly power struggle paralyzes Trump’s plan to fix veterans’ care

Overhauling Veterans Affairs was among the president’s campaign promises. A standoff between Secretary David Shulkin and his senior staff threatens to derail that.

Management failures led to ‘unacceptable’ patient risks at VA’s flagship D.C. hospital, watchdog finds

VA head David Shulkin responded by announcing that he is installing new leaders not just at the D.C. hospital but at medical centers in Maryland, New England, Phoenix, Maryland and Virginia.

VA chief fights for his political future amid internal strife and allegations of subterfuge

David Shulkin, under fire for his expensive European work trip, is embroiled in a nasty power struggle with other Trump appointees advocating for his ouster.

Veterans Affairs chief Shulkin, staff misled ethics officials about European trip, report finds

A senior VA official altered an email to make it appear that David J. Shulkin was receiving an award from the Danish government, then used the award to justify paying for his wife’s travel, an inspector general report found.

A high-ranking Obama Commerce official commuted by taxi — and billed the government

An investigation by the Commerce Department watchdog found that the former chief of staff at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office abused his position, charging taxpayers for at least 130 cab rides totaling more than $4,000.

How the Trump era is changing the federal bureaucracy

An exodus of civil servants, a lack of political appointees and anticipation of budget cuts have contributed to a diminished federal workforce.

House passes tax bill

Applause from GOP members broke out in the House of Representatives after it passed their tax bill on Nov. 16.

Here’s what Sen. Al Franken has said about sexual violence

Broadcaster Leeann Tweeden said Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” and groped her in 2006. Here’s what Franken has said in the past about sexual violence.

Watchdog says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke failed to properly document travel

Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall is also scrutinizing the travel of Zinke’s wife, Lola, and how it was paid for.

VA chief says taxpayers didn’t pick up wife’s Europe expenses, despite previous agency statements

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s comments Thursday contradicted information the agency provided to The Post for a Sept. 29 story about the trip.

Top Mnuchin aide’s private jet flight to Palm Beach was legal, but legal ‘does not always equate to wise,’ watchdog finds

The inspector general for the Treasury Department found that chief of staff Eli Miller and a hedge fund billionaire who offered him a ride on his private jet were friends and did not discuss business.