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Obama Meets With Wounded Troops At Walter Reed

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 06.28.2012 | DC

BETHESDA, Md. -- President Barack Obama is meeting with wounded service members from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan at the Walter Reed National Mili...

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. Re...

$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...

Obama 2012 Campaign Wooing Key Voting Bloc

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama ended one war and is winding down another, bringing home tens of thousands of U.S. troops. Now he wants them...

I Gave 8 Months Of My Life And Both My Legs To A War I Never Wanted

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Tammy Duckworth

I gave eight months of my life and both my legs to a war I never wanted, and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat because I am proud to serve our country.

Obama Urges Congress To Pass Jobs Bill For Veterans

AP | By ERICA WERNER | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

CORONADO, Calif. -- President Barack Obama says veterans of conflicts overseas should not struggle to find work once they return home, and he's urging...

Obama Delivers Veterans Day Speech

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

By MARK S. SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) ARLINGTON, Va. — President Barack Obama marked Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery by placing a w...

Obama Visits Wounded Service Members

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. — President Barack Obama used a quiet holiday Monday to meet with wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical...

Obama Tackles Veterans Benefits, Honors '9/11 Generation'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS — Recalling "those awful attacks," President Barack Obama saluted the 9/11 generation of veterans Tuesday and publicly relished the ...

Obama Pushing Jobs For Unemployed Military Veterans

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed tax credits and training programs to help thousands of U.S. service members returning fro...

Why So Many Veterans Are Struggling To Get Health Care (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Alana Elias Kornfeld and Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In this year's State of the Union address, President Obama said that "veterans can now download their electronic medical records with the click of a m...

Veterans Refute Obama's SOTU Claims

The Huffington Post | Julia Steers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated For many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, the exhaustive analysis of last week's State of the Union address failed to hol...

Obama Tells Vet He'll Improve Veteran Services

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A military veteran who's now a college student in Pennsylvania has taken his complaint about the Veterans Administration right ...

Obama: Afghan War "Fundamental"

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX — President Barack Obama chastised the defense industry and a freespending Congress on Monday for wasting tax dollars "with doctrine and...

President Obama Fulfills Two Critical Campaign Promises to Vets

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Our nation's heroes deserve much more than lost paperwork and endless delays. Today, we are finally turning the page on this horrific chapter in our nation's history.

Ryan Grim

Obama Backs Off Plan To Bill Private Insurers For Vets' Care | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has backed off a proposal to charge veterans' private health care plans for treatment related to combat injuries, Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Dems Fuming Over White House Plan To Make Vets Pay For Service Injuries | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress are organizing to squash a White House proposal that would require veterans to use private insurance to pay for treatment of the...

Show Us the Money: Iraq Veterans React to the VA Budget

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Veterans' funding is about $1.2 billion higher than the amount recommended by leading veterans' organizations, but Obama's budget is still not a slam dunk for veterans.

Obama Bringing Troops Home: Are We Ready to Welcome Them?

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

Whether it is 16 months or 19 months or 23 months, whether the residual force is 10,000 or 50,000 troops, the president's new plan will create a surge of new veterans coming home in 2009 and 2010. We need to be ready.

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 ...

Sam Stein

Obama Launches Ad Touting His Support Among Veterans | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is out with a new campaign ad that includes a cadre of veterans -- including 2006 congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth -- vouching for...

Obama, McCain, and Our Veterans

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Many may not know that Obama's name was placed in nomination by a man who identified himself as "a life-long Republican and an Iraq war veteran." His name is Michael Wilson; he served as an Air Force medic.

Will Someone Please Make Obama Watch the McCain Version of the Katrina DVD?

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

The last Democratic presidential candidate who failed to engage, who abjured ruthlessness because it wasn't consistent with the noble kind of politics he wanted America to practice, was Michael Dukakis.