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Entries by Paul Rieckhoff from 06/2008

Business as Usual: Troops Wait While Congress "Governs"

| Posted 06.11.2008 | Politics

It's like a pilot crashing a plane because he was too busy giving all the passengers their complementary peanuts.

Major Victory for Vets: Bush Withdraws Veto Threat Over New GI Bill

| Posted 06.19.2008 | Politics

The Bush administration withdrew their long-held objections to a new GI Bill that would fully fund the cost of a public college education for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

On the Brink of History

| Posted 06.27.2008 | Politics

With the 92-6 victory in the Senate last night, the new GI Bill will now make its way to the president's desk for his signature. Here are some of the responses from veterans around the country.

History is Made: New GI Bill Signed into Law

| Posted 06.30.2008 | Politics

It is a promise we made to the veterans of World War II: that those who defend our country should be able to take advantage of America's opportunity. This legislation again fulfills that promise.