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How Obama Is Winning Veterans

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J. Ognibene

Colin Powell's announcement on Sunday that he is supporting Barack Obama for President dominated the news, as well as it should. The chattering class ...

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...

Iraq Vet Doubts 'New Veteran' Loyalty to McCain

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

McCain and "his veterans" are running scared now, because the majority of "new veterans" from Iraq and Afghanistan are making a heroic stand against them and the special interest groups they represent.

McCain's Non-Support for Troops and Veterans: The Master List

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

McCain has a very clear, long, and illustrious history of not supporting troops and veterans one bit.

McCain Attacks Get Tepid Response From Vet Group

Las Vegas Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain, speaking to disabled veterans Saturday in Las Vegas, attacked his Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, for his foreign policy rec...

Bikers May Love McCain, but Veterans Do Not

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Every single Iraq vet I've spoken with tells me that the one thing they want is an end to the war. Period. Whichever candidate comes closest to pledging an end to it has their support. Right now, that's Obama.

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.

Rolling With McCain In South Dakota

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

This is McCain country. The best advertisement for a bar here is simply: "owned by a veteran." Another advertises wet t-shirt contests daily and the fact that the proprietor "served in Iraq on a medical team."

Sam Stein

Topless Women, Kid Rock, Bikers, And John McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The town of Sturgis, South Dakota will witness, on Monday, the rare fusion of drunken debauchery, public stripteasing, motorcycle rallying, a live per...

Sen. McCain: Which Veterans' Benefits Should We Cut?

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

Thousands of soldiers are coming home with PTSD as a result of living for extended periods in a combat zone. Is Senator McCain suggesting that we can't afford to give them benefits?

Army Times Alarm: McCain Suggests Rationing Vets Health Care

Army Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain appeared Tuesday to suggest rationing of veterans' health care may be needed so combat veterans can...

New McCain Ad: Hispanic Immigrants Are "God's Children" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new ad, John McCain reaches out to Hispanic members of the Armed Forces. The ad uses footage from a Republican primary debate where McCain defend...

AFL-CIO Airs Anti-McCain Ad Featuring Vet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Vietnam veteran criticizes McCain for his record on the war in Iraq, veterans' benefits and more. "Every vet respects John McCain's war record," sa...

McCain Comes Ashore In Pennsylvania

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

McCain says, "I don't have to tell you, old comrades, I hate war." Three generations of veterans in the hall applaud. For all the electrifying moments at Obama rallies, there has never been one quite like this.

Obama, McCain Take A Break From Fighting For Memorial Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This Memorial Day weekend, Obama extended what has been seen as a temporary olive branch to Republican rival John McCain after a week of tough fightin...

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 ...

Sam Stein

Larry Craig Taps His Way Into Webb GI Bill Debate | 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...

Sam Stein

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