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Veteran Ad: McCain Let Me Down (VIDEO)

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

VoteVets goes up, mostly in Virginia, with a new spot that quotes a young veteran lambasting McCain for skipping a vote on Jim Webb's G.I. bill. "Whe...

Bikers May Love McCain But Veterans Do Not

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

For one thing, every single Iraq vet with whom I have spoken tells me that the one thing they want in a new president is an end to the war. Period. Whichever candidate comes closest to pledging to end that war, that is who has their support. And right now, that's Obama.

Ignoring the 'Rocks in Glass Houses' Rule, Lieberman Calls Obama a Flip-Flopper on This Week

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

How apathetic does McCain think the voters are that his campaign can get away with accusing Obama of the very thing that has been McCain's biggest weakness?

Webb: McCain Should "Calm Down" on Military Service

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On MSNBC's "Countdown" to talk about his G.I. Bill, Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) got into the debate over Wesley Clark's comment on John McCain's military s...

Jason Linkins

Bush Wrongly Credits McCain For 'Working Hard' On G.I. Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President George W, Bush wasn't exactly a friend to the efforts put forth by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and John Warner (R-VA) as they worked to secure ...

McCain Takes Credit For GI Bill He Opposed At Town Hall Event (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One time opponent of the GI bill, Presidential candidate John McCain, has now taken credit and expressed approval of the bill at a recent town hall ev...

McCain Flip Flops Again -- Praises GI Bill He Opposed

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

In today's installment of McCain vs. McCain, the "straight talker" claimed credit for passage of the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights he opposed.

Jason Linkins

Jim Webb Brings Charm Offensive To Daily Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While Virginia Senator Jim Webb is quickly becoming well-trained in the art of downplaying his vice-presidential chances, that hasn't stopped him from...

Quién Es Mas Macho?

Seth Greenland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Greenland

When McCain engages in the kind of macho posturing he employed over the GI Bill, it not only insults Obama, it also insults the millions of citizens who have not served in the military.

McCain Defends GI Bill Opposition In Memorial Day Speech

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — John McCain on Monday defended his plan for veterans' college benefits, as both the war hero and Democratic rival Barack Obama reac...

McCain Stance On GI Bill Points To His Veterans' Problem

Time | Jay Newton-Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of all the voting groups John McCain will target this fall, none would seem like more of a sure thing than this country's war veterans. So why is the ...

Vote Vets Commercial Asks McCain To Sign Webb GI Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vote Vets has released a new television ad imploring Sen. McCain to sign the GI Bill sponsored by Sen. Webb. The closing message is a powerful one, w...

Sam Stein

Larry Craig Taps His Way Into Webb GI Bill Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mostly avoiding the political spotlight since his brush up with both the law and the bathroom stall, Sen. Larry Craig quietly created presidential cam...

Obama, McCain Battle Over Vets -- And Why That's A Great Thing

The Carpetbagger Report | Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I've been obsessing over John McCain's incoherent opposition to a modernized GI Bill for veterans, so I was especially pleased to see Barack Obama, at...

Obama Hits McCain Over Webb GI Bill

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is giving a speech right now on veterans' issues in West Virginia in which he hits John McCain for failing to back Jim Webb's 21st Centur...

McCain, Military Oppose Expanding GI Bill

ABC News | Z. Byron Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, seemed to give a thumbs down to bipartisan legislation that would greatly ...

Sam Stein

McCain Still Not On GI Bill, Even As Other Senate Vet Signs Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The prospects of passing Sen. Jim Webb's 21st Century GI Bill increased on Thursday after Sen. Daniel Akaka, a veteran of WWII and the Democratic chai...

Sam Stein

McCain Is AWOL On New GI Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In November 2007, Sens. Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel penned an op-ed in the New York Times advocating a reformed G.I. Bill that would provide Iraq war vet...

McCain Not Backing GI Bill For Post-9/11 Vets

The Hill | Roxana Tiron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) is calling on presumptive GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) to sign on as a co-sponsor to his GI bill, which wou...