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Obama Veterans

America's Oldest Veteran Dies, One Month After Meeting Obama

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emma Didlake, the nation's oldest known veteran, died on Sunday, one month after visiting the White House and meeting with President Bar...

Samantha Lachman

Voting Rights Group Pushes Automatic Registration As 2016 Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Automatic voter registration has become a zeitgeisty election reform for Democrats, since Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed the state's ...

Obama Calls For Improved Veterans' Care During Visit To Troubled VA Hospital

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

By Jeff Mason (Reuters) - Making his first stop at a troubled veterans facility in Phoenix that sparked a political crisis for his administration, ...

Obama: We Must Do More To Care For Our Veterans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must work harder to make sure veterans get the opportunities and benefits they have earned. ...

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Vets To Target Secretary Of State Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to fight political battles today so they don't become court cases tomorrow, a group of high-ranking Democrats and Obama veterans ...

My Day at the VA

Christina Brown | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Christina Brown

As President Obama celebrates a breakthrough in his administration's handling of veterans' disability claims, one veteran questions, where is the doctor with the cure to healing the ailing VA?

Obama Met By Birthers Ahead Of Florida Appearance

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle were met with signs saying "Obama lies" and "Kenyan Go Home" ahead of a speech in Florida on Saturday. ...

Obama, First Lady To Address Convention Of Disabled Veterans

Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will cite progress in reducing the backlog of disability claims w...

David Wood

VA Chief: Backlog Reform Is Difficult But On Track

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Eric Shinseki triumphed over a severe combat wound in Vietnam, outmaneuvered the crusty Old Guard in the Pentagon and stared down...

Will Wrigley

Senators To Obama: End Veterans Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging his "direct and public involvement" in fixing ...

New Report Prompts Accusations That Administration Is Failing Veterans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

The Department of Veterans Affairs is failing to keep up with a torrent of benefits claims, and the backlog leaves many service members high and dry f...

The Season of Service Is Not Just for Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

For thousands of veterans across America, life during the holidays is going to be tough this year. After fighting for our country in Iraq and Afghanistan, they're coming home to high unemployment rates and a broken VA system.

'Stand Down' for Veterans Day -- Then Get Them Back to Work

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Veterans need our help. While we talk about giving veterans a holiday from work, we need to think about getting them back to work.

This Year, Election Day Is Veterans Day, Too

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they will be voting not just for a chief executive, but for the commander-in-chief. Given that the U.S. has been involved in the longest war in our history, the stakes have never been higher for veterans and their families.

Veterans: President Obama Has Stood By Us

Tyre Nelson | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Tyre Nelson

Since day one President Obama has shown steady leadership and outlined a clear vision for an America that is strong at home and abroad. He understands what our service men and women have given and he's working tirelessly to honor our country's commitment to that sacrifice.

Vets Retreating From Obama? Not So Fast

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Jon Soltz

It's a provocative headline from Politico: "Veterans Retreating from President Obama." Provocative, but not exactly true.

Veterans Are Vital Part of the '47 Percent'

Patrick Murphy | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

When Mitt Romney says he isn't concerned about 47 percent of the country, his words and past actions prove to veterans and military families that his values couldn't be further from those that we all share.

Failing the Commander in Chief Test

Richard Klass | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

You would think Romney might acknowledge that we still have a war going on in Afghanistan and that young Americans are still dying there. Before Romney can claim to be a qualified Commander in Chief, he needs to talk to the troops and the vets.

Will the New Reverse Boot Camp Reverse the Trend in Military Unemployment?

Lisa Nagorny | Posted 10.22.2012 | Impact
Lisa Nagorny

President Obama recently announced the establishment of a "reverse boot camp" program aimed at providing more personal and in-depth transition assistance to service members separating from the military.

New SBA Program Will Help Transitioning Service Members Create Jobs Through Business Training

Marie C. Johns | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business
Marie C. Johns

American service members manage assets and equipment worth millions of dollars with unparalleled diligence, pride and discipline. Their skills and experience make them natural leaders and a large percent later become entrepreneurs.

President Obama Has Kept His Promises to Veterans

Beau Biden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Beau Biden

President Obama's commitment to caring for those who step up to serve is not limited to campaign season. He's had our backs each day for the last three and half years, which is why I'm proud to join the tens of thousands of veterans and military families who support our Commander-in-Chief.

Poll Shows Obama Leading Among Vets, 32 Percent See Iraq War As Successful

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Reuters) - Mack McDowell likes to spend time at the local knife and gun show "drooling over firearms," as he puts it. Retire...

$1 Billion Proposal, Part III

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

We can use the President's proposal as a springboard for encouraging more veterans to find work in outdoor and outside professions.

Analyzing the $1 Billion for the Veterans Job Corps -- Part II

Stacy Bare | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Stacy Bare

Part of President Obama's proposal to put veterans back to work when they come home from war announced two weeks ago includes $1 billion dollars to put up to 20,000 veterans to work rebuilding the infrastructure of our public land system.

Veteran Unemployment Rate Plummets Over A Year

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would p...