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Veterans Affairs makes changes to clarify insurance programupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 14:40:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it will continue to use a controversial life insurance program, but will make sure beneficiaries better understand the accounts.

VFW condemns Quran-burning planupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 10:06:00

There is little argument that America's respect in the Muslim world has lessened as we enter our 10th year of war against a deadly shadow enemy of religious extremists who wear no uniform, wave no flag and who use their holy book as sword and shield against fellow Muslims as well as all things American.

Replica of missing Mojave cross mysteriously erectedupdated: Thu May 20 2010 19:58:00

The case of a war memorial shaped like a cross in the California desert got stranger Thursday when someone erected a replica after the original disappeared 11 days ago.

Mojave cross at center of court fight reported stolenupdated: Wed May 12 2010 08:41:00

A war memorial shaped like a cross that has been at the center of a Supreme Court fight has been torn down by vandals from its remote perch in a California desert.

Court to rule on crossupdated: Wed May 12 2010 08:41:00

A cross in the Mojave Desert becomes the subject of a Supreme Court fight, as Kate Bolduan explains. (From 2009)

High court rules cross doesn't violate separation of church and stateupdated: Tue May 11 2010 15:23:00

The Supreme Court narrowly ruled Wednesday that a white cross, erected as a war memorial and sitting on national parkland in the Mojave Desert, does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

Justices split over desert crossupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 14:11:00

A cross in the middle of nowhere was front and center at the Supreme Court. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.

Justices weigh constitutionality of war memorial crossupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 14:11:00

The Supreme Court offered conflicting concerns Wednesday over a cross, erected as a war memorial, that sits on national parkland in the Mojave Desert and whether it violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

Obama pledges increased support to war veteransupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 10:50:00

President Obama took a brief hiatus from his health care push on Monday, promising increased help for America's war veterans in dealing with life after combat.

Veterans' facilities fall short in women's treatment standardsupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 09:32:00

Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities do not consistently offer the level of services and infrastructure necessary to properly treat the growing number of female veterans, a government investigation concludes.

Homeland security chief apologizes to veterans groupsupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 11:39:00

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano apologized Thursday after some veterans groups were offended by a department report about right-wing extremism.

Jobless rate for recent military veterans risesupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 17:57:00

More veterans of the current era of wars were unemployed in the last month than other Americans in the same age group, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Senators slam plan for wounded vets to use private insuranceupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 16:58:00

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance.

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.

Troops pay baggage fees on way to war zonesupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 17:30:00

Some airlines are charging U.S. soldiers extra baggage fees to take their military kits with them as they set off for war.

Troops and baggage feesupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 17:30:00

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on airlines charging U.S. troops for extra bags.

Time.com: McCain and Obama on Patriotismupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 00:00:00

How the candidates define their love of country may help determine the election's outcome. TIME asked each for his view of the meaning of patriotism. Here's how they responded

Time.com: Fort Bliss Base Raises Drinking Ageupdated: Thu May 29 2008 16:00:00

This military base in the far West Texas desert stood as the last Army post in America where if you were old enough to fight and die for your country, you were old enough to drink a beer

Time.com: No Surrender in New Hampshireupdated: Sun Sep 16 2007 18:00:00

On the Trail: John McCain stakes his political future on Iraq. But does he have the answers for Ernie Lemelin?

'Setting Expectations Tour' is Bush's segue into Septemberupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 00:29:00

Kansas City was the first stop on what you might call the "Setting Expectations Tour."

Dems respond to Bush on Iraqupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 00:29:00

Dems respond to Bush on Iraq

Thompson: Time for a 'frank discussion' about fighting terrorismupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 22:58:00

Fred Thompson, the all-but-announced Republican presidential candidate, suggested Tuesday that the nation was in denial when it comes to the threat of terrorism.

Changing debate on Iraqupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 22:58:00

Changing debate on Iraq

Obama: Vets 'truly special'updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:39:00

Obama: Vets 'truly special'

Obama to veterans group: No military solution in Iraqupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 21:39:00

Democratic Sen. Barack Obama said the recent increase in American troops in Iraq may well have helped tamp down violence, but he insisted there is no military solution to the country's problems and U.S. forces should be redeployed soon.

McCain: 'We do share a secret'updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 05:19:00

McCain: 'We do share a secret'

Clinton, McCain offer widely differing views on warupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 05:19:00

On the first day of the national Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City, Missouri, Sens. Hillary Clinton and John McCain offered widely differing views on the Iraq War.

Witness slams 'nightmares' of Army medical systemupdated: Mon Mar 05 2007 03:35:00

Witnesses told a House panel Monday that wounded U.S. soldiers are forced to struggle against a nightmarish and untrustworthy Army medical system that leaves veterans stranded in unfit conditions.

Bush on Iraq: 'We're doing the right thing'updated: Wed Jan 11 2006 10:29:00

President Bush on Wednesday defended the National Security Agency's controversial warrantless eavesdropping program and the nearly three-year mission to plant democracy in Iraq -- his second speech in as many days revolving around national security.

The battle over U.S. troopsupdated: Wed Aug 18 2004 16:34:00

Almost exactly 48 hours after President Bush addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars at their meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry showed up and took aim at the president's plan to bring home 70,000 U.S. troops from Europe and Asia.

Kerry challenges Bush troop planupdated: Wed Aug 18 2004 14:20:00

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Wednesday blasted President Bush's plan to withdraw 70,000 U.S. troops from Asia and Europe, saying it isn't the right time for such a move.

Bush announces major U.S. troop redeploymentupdated: Mon Aug 16 2004 17:56:00

President Bush announced a sweeping redeployment of U.S. troops around the world on Monday.

Bush to move forces from Europe, Asiaupdated: Sun Aug 15 2004 06:47:00

President Bush this week will announce a major reduction and re-positioning of U.S. forces deployed overseas, according to Pentagon and senior administration officials.

Kerry: 'We will fight for every vote'updated: Mon Feb 09 2004 20:47:00

Sen. John Kerry spoke to supporters Tuesday night on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, following the Democratic presidential primaries in Virginia and Tennessee. The following is an edited transcript.

Candidates sweep Iowa in final pushupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 20:11:00

Across Iowa on Monday, Democratic presidential hopefuls stormed restaurants, fairgrounds, high schools and just about any place they could find an audience in an effort to bring supporters out to the evening caucuses.

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