Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Lenny Bernstein by Lenny Bernstein Email the author April 25 at 7:24 PM Email the author Ambien, the top-selling insomnia drug in the United States, and Lunesta. (Bloomberg News) White House physician Ronny L. Jackson allegedly provided travelers on White House trips with Ambien, a prescription sedative that is widely regarded as a safe drug that poses little risk of addiction. Nearly 30 million … [Read more...] about Ambien should not be handed out ‘like candy,’ experts say of Ronny L. Jackson’s alleged practices
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Aaron Blake by Aaron Blake Email the author April 25 at 4:59 PM Email the author Ronny L. Jackson. (Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The office of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) just released a list of allegations made against Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and it's ... quite the list. Below is the document, with our annotations. And, to be clear, these are allegations that haven't been proved. To see … [Read more...] about The lengthy list of allegations against Ronny L. Jackson, annotated
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Amy Gardner, Seung Min Kim and Lisa Rein by Amy Gardner, Seung Min Kim and Lisa Rein Email the author April 24 at 8:37 PM Email the author When allegations of professional misconduct by White House physician Ronny L. Jackson started trickling during the past week to the Senate committee considering his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, its chairman, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), called the White House twice seeking information. The answers did not appear to satisfy him. The information void plunged Jackson’s nomination into peril faster than any other in a series of controversial Cabinet choices … [Read more...] about How Ronny L. Jackson found his VA nomination rapidly imperiled
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Amy Gardner and Alice Crites by Amy Gardner and Alice Crites Email the author April 19 at 5:36 PM Email the author As a White House physician under three presidents, Ronny L. Jackson often went to extra lengths to win over the officials he was on hand to assist. He helped George W. Bush clear brush at his Texas ranch. He supplied Barack Obama with Nicorette gum even as he urged him to quit the nicotine substitute. He once was so eager to deliver a sling to Vice President Richard B. Cheney for a sore arm that his sprint toward the presidential helicopter caught the attention of Secret Service agents, a friend … [Read more...] about ‘He knows how to read a room really, really well’: How White House physician Ronny L. Jackson became Trump’s nominee to lead VA
Skip to main Content Alaska News Alaska Life Politics Outdoor/Adventure Opinions Sports Nation/World Local Anchorage | Anchorage 27°F Anchorage: 27°F Subscribe Obituaries Advertise Customer Service E-edition Feedback Sponsored Content National Opinions Author: Mikki Kendall | Opinion White House, Presidential physician Ronny Jackson answers question about U.S. President Donald Trump’s health after the president’s annual physical during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria White House, Presidential physician Ronny Jackson answers question about U.S. President Donald Trump’s health after the president’s annual physical during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via … [Read more...] about I’ve seen what a mess Veterans Affairs is. Ronny Jackson can’t fix it.
OUSTED VETERANS AFFAIRS Secretary David Shulkin blasted a “toxic, chaotic, disrespectful and subversive” Washington environment for costing him his job. No doubt there is some truth to his critique of Washington’s political climate, but if Dr. Shulkin wants to place blame for his downfall he need look no further than the mirror. His arrogant misuse of taxpayers’ money undermined efforts to reform the agency and gave ammunition to those who sought his removal. He is far from a victim. That designation unfortunately goes to veterans who look to his troubled department for vital services, and in many cases have been underserved. The dysfunction makes it all the more important to determine if the person named by President Trump to lead the agency, White House physician Ronny L. Jackson, is up to the job. Dr. Shulkin’s dismissal, announced Wednesday, was the latest in an administrative shake-up that has included changes for the secretary of state, the … [Read more...] about Can Ronny Jackson really run the VA?
President Trump gave Dr. Ronny Jackson a clean bill of health in March – to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. But the White House physician has pulled himself from consideration for the job after controversies from his past came to light, Fox News has learned. Jackson was accused of providing prescriptions without paperwork, often being drunk on the job and wrecking a government vehicle while intoxicated, according to a review of his colleagues by Democrats. Johnson denied the allegations but said he is still withdrawing his name from consideration because the accusations "have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressing – how we give the best care to our nation’s heroes." A Navy rear admiral, Jackson is the president’s personal physician who rose to prominence after he addressed the press from the White House briefing room in January to discuss Trump’s health. While Jackson said the president … [Read more...] about Ronny Jackson picked by Trump to lead the VA: What to know about the president’s physician
CLOSE President Donald Trump's overall health "is excellent" and he did "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening. That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. (Jan. 16) AP President Trump announced Wednesday he's nominating Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson to replace David Shulkin as head of Veterans Affairs. Let's take a quick look at Jackson's background. He's the White House doctor Jackson, a Naval officer, has served as White House physician during the past three administrations of presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. He recently gave a glowing report about the president's health after his annual physical. More: White House doctor: President Trump 'is in excellent health' and physical 'went exceptionally well' He's a military man and Trump likes that In announcing the change Wednesday, Trump said in a statement Jackson "is highly trained and qualified and as a service member himself, he has seen firsthand the tremendous … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about VA nominee Ronny Jackson
U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Donald Trump Ronny JacksonWhite House officials said Wednesday evening that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will resign and that President Donald Trump will nominate his personal physician, Ronny Jackson to succeed him.Jackson, a United States Navy admiral, was first hired as physician to the president by President Barack Obama in 2013 and was retained by Trump. The doctor is well-known for defending the 71-year old president’s health during an hour-long press conference in January."I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs," Trump wrote on Twitter. "In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS!"Recommended Slideshows15In Pictures: The 15 Worst Presidents in U.S. History51In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in … [Read more...] about Five Things To Know About Ronny Jackson, Trump’s Personal Physician and Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson became physician to the president in 2013, when he was appointed by President Barack Obama. It’s a position that has been around since George Washington became president, but it did not become official until Congress created the title in 1928. >> Read more trending news Jackson is the 18th person to hold the position, which is now part of the White House Military Office. His medical experience includes an overseas stint in Iraq, and he is qualified in submarine and hyperbaric medicine. The 50-year-old was born and raised in Levelland, Texas, located in the western part of the state near the New Mexico border. He graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in marine biology, according to his biography. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he graduated in 1995 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. >> Trump physical … [Read more...] about Who is White House physician Ronny L. Jackson?