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Department of Veterans Affairs Gets Real Stuff Done

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The VA is getting a lot of good work done, using IT to much better serve veterans by helping address the disability claims backlog, maybe their biggest challenge. Sure, the tech is a work in progress, but the greater issue involves skepticism and low expectations.

Enough Is Enough: War Chatter From the Oval Office

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

2010 is the deadliest year thus far in Afghanistan. How much war chatter do Americans have to endure? When does the President call it "game over"?

Elena Kagan's Patriotism Trumps Peter Hegseth's Sexist Nonsense.

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Diliberto

As a veteran I find Pete's remarks misleading and unjustified. Kagan does not hate the military, but even if she despised it, does that make her incompetent to serve on our nations highest court?

Right-Wing Attack Group Funder's Company Going Bankrupt

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The casino company of billionaire Sheldon Adelson, financial backer of right-wing attack groups, may be going bankrupt: Las Vegas Sands Corp., billio...

Sam Stein

Pro-War Group Offering Cash For Frats To Demonstrate At VP Debate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In hopes of organizing a robust demonstration for the vice presidential debate this Thursday in St. Louis, the pro-Iraq War (and ostensibly pro-McCain...

Veterans For Freedom Take Aim At Obama

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vets for Freedom, a group of Iraq and Afghan combat veterans, is urging Sen. Barack Obama to acknowledge success of the surge in Iraq in a new ad airi...

Jason Linkins

Right-Wing Vets Group Assails Vietnam Vet Hagel | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

David Bellavia, founder of Bush suck-up outfit Vets For Freedom, says he "will never attack a Vietnam veteran," but then proceeds to say this about Se...

Obama-Attacking, Pro-McCain Group Gets Free Trip To Iraq

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On its face, it seems like an idea any enterprising editor could have come up with: Gather a group of veterans of the Iraq war who also have journalis...

Thomas B. Edsall

Sheldon Adelson: GOP's Answer To George Soros? | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sheldon Adelson, the 74-year-old casino billionaire who has become the third richest man in America and who has strong ties to the hard-line Likud Par...

Vets For Freedom NewsLadder Is Up: It's Fair and Balanced (Really)

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

At the Vets for Freedom NewsLadder, we are linking to all of the stories and articles about VFF and together we can ask -- and potentially answer -- some very basic questions about politics and the War.

"25,000 Members" But Only 5 Donors? Is This The New Math?

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

If Vets For Freedom really does have 25,000 veteran members, we'll post the whole membership list right here.

Vets for Freedom Says Thousands Of Donors -- We Count Five

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

We're betting this 527 group is nothing more than a conduit for one or two very large donations intended to get around election law to the benefit of candidate McCain.

Sam Stein

Vets For Freedom Won't Reveal Donors | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The issue-advocacy group Vets for Freedom officially launched a $1.5 million ad campaign on Wednesday, touting of the Iraq surge policy and pushing a ...

The Flip Flopper on Iraq? McCain

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

The Iraqis are basically telling the US that they endorse Obama's policy -- they want us to set a timetable to bring the troops home. John McCain is ignoring them.

Dems Find Potential Tie Between McCain And Third Party Pro-War Group

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats say a group supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) bought television ad time in Virginia that had been released by his campaign the same day,...

Pro-War Vet Group Helps McCain With Battleground State Ads

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pro-war veterans group Vets For Freedom is airing ads in battleground states in support of the war, the Washington Post reports: Sen. John McCa...

First Major Independent Ad Benefiting McCain To Begin Next Week

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico's Mike Allen reports on the first independent advertisement to be run on behalf of McCain: The first major independent advertising benefitin...

Lieberman, Graham Leave Anti-Obama Group Vets For Freedom

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post broke the news last week that two of Sen. John McCain's top campaign chairmen were serving on the board of an independent organiza...