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World War II Veteran Dies While Waiting For VA Benefits

Posted 10.01.2012 | Impact

A World War II veteran who fought with the U.S. army and invaded Normandy on D-Day died while waiting for his benefits to go through. Richard Scot...

Vets Surrender Uniforms Medals In Protest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

A group of Filipino World War II veterans put on an emotional display this week, turning over their uniforms and service medals in symbolic protest ov...

Obama Promises Vets Their Benefits Won't Be Cut

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Hoping to allay the concerns of military veterans, President Barack Obama told members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday that their Department...

Comprehensive Veterans Hiring Handbook Available for Detroit and All Michigan-Based Employers

Gary A. Brown | Posted 08.14.2012 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

Military veterans offer employers the work ethic and unique training that may take your business to the next level. Through recent federal and state legislation there are also dollars attached to hiring veterans.

Back at Home, But Still at War

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 08.12.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

our troops aren't finished with war when they come home. After being acclimated to a life of combat, they return home to what is now foreign to them. Let's show real support for our troops by hiring them when they come home.

Honor Sacrifice by Supporting Vets

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one. We must remember them, as a nation, through a commitment to treat our living veterans as well as they have treated us.

The Affordable Care Act: Protecting America's Protectors

Caitlin Padula | Posted 07.25.2012 | Chicago
Caitlin Padula

The Affordable Care Act is around to serve these veterans, just like they served their country. Take a few minutes this holiday weekend to think about veterans and their service. Don't they deserve affordable health care for themselves and their families?

Easing Our Veterans' Transition Home

James R. Knickman | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

As we approach Memorial Day, we must also remember those who are returning from war, and the families who welcome them home. They deserve the support and resources needed to stay healthy and whole in their home communities.

DOMA Repeal Gains Significant New Ally

The Huffington Post | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

In February, President Barack Obama declared that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and ordered the Department of Justice to stop defen...

New Child Support System Could Cost Poor Men Their Only Income

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Old child support debts could cost thousands of poor men their only income next year because of a policy aimed at reducing the cost to t...

Study: Half Of Returning Troops Aren't Using VA Medical Services

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Though thousands of injured troops in need of medical care have recently come home, they're not taking advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs...

One In Four Americans Would Be Poor Without Government Help: Study

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business

As rampant as poverty is in America, it would be much worse without government aid. The Census Bureau estimates that last year a record 46 million ...

Senator: There's 'One Issue We Should Never Be Divided On'

AP | By ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

(AP) WASHINGTON -- A united Senate emphatically approved legislation Thursday intended to help unemployed veterans and companies doing business with t...

Lawmakers May Be Willing To Slash Military Benefits

AP | By DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's promise of lifetime health care for the military's men and women is suddenly a little less sacrosanct as Congress looks...

Obama, First Lady Tout Jobs Plan For Veterans In Virginia

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. — President Barack Obama teamed up with his popular and personable wife Wednesday on the final leg of a three-day bus tr...

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 ...

Enough! Pass A Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's time for Congress to end the three-ring circus that the Republicans created by electing to hold the debt-ceiling hostage in order to promote their right wing ideological agenda.

Obama: Social Security Checks May Not Go Out On August 3

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama told CBS News' Scott Pelley Tuesday that he cannot guarantee that Social Security checks will go out as planned if Democrats an...

Amanda Terkel

Dems Push Pentagon To Give Veterans' Benefits To Gays Discharged Under DADT

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers urged the Defense Department Thursday to allow all service members discharged under "don't ask, don't te...

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...

Discussing Long-Term Family Care During Thanksgiving

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

I feel compelled to alert others to the tsunami of caregiving that will occur as the burgeoning population ages, and this wave will continue for many years to come.

Veterans Advocates Reject Debt Commission's You're On Your Own Economics

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

At a time when we strive to honor generations of service, the Debt Commissions comes out with draconian cuts that will have drastic consequences for veterans and military families. They must be stopped.

The High Cost of Dying

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Death is the ultimate fact of life; it pays to be prepared for what expenses will be so you -- or your loved ones -- won't be forced to make difficult decisions during your time of grieving.

Separate, Unequal, and Unrecognized

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Natelson

Following the release of regulations designed to simplify the process by which veterans with PTSD can access benefits, advocates have clamored to declare victory in a battle against a system notorious for resisting change.

Government To Stop Requiring Veterans To 'Prove' PTSD

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government is making it easier for combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits...