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Unemployment on the rise for veterans of current warsupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 22:36:00

The unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars reached 14.7 percent in March, according to the latest government statistics.

Back from Iraq war, and aloneupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 12:33:00

A few days after I had returned from a six-month deployment to Iraq, my second sojourn in the Middle East since 2001, I remember feeling like I was an alien creature from some other planet.

Veterans 'storm' Capitol Hill in blizzardupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 11:33:00

The blizzard that hit Washington couldn't have come at a worse time for a leading veterans group -- but the name for its legislative push this week is certainly fitting.

Rieckhoff takes veterans' fight from 'sandbox' to White Houseupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 14:34:00

Standing behind the president during a bill signing is a shining moment for any policy activist.

Iraq veteran a DC power playerupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 14:34:00

Paul Rieckhoff knows something about soldiers' woes. He's bringing that experience to Washington to change minds.

Repeat deployments put strain on troops, veteran saysupdated: Tue May 12 2009 07:42:00

The killing of five comrades by a U.S. soldier on Monday in Iraq is no surprise and illustrates the mental toll that the current wars take on troops, the leader of a veterans group said.

Vets object to billing private insurance for service injuriesupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 08:17:00

Veterans groups are warning President Barack Obama against going ahead with a possible administration move to charge veterans' private health care for service-related injuries.

Commentary: Internet can strengthen democracyupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 21:17:00

Like most people, I really don't want to be bothered with politics. On a gut level, it seems to be the province of the popular kids, and I'm a nerd. (Plastic pocket protector, thick black glasses taped together, that was me in school.)

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