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Veterans Affairs Secretary Apologizes for 'Special Forces' Comment
Robert McDonald says he was wrong when he told homeless veteran he served in Special Forces.
VA Secretary Robert McDonald Apologizes for Misstating He Served in Special Forces
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized today for mistakenly saying in a videotaped exchange with a homeless man that he had served in the special forces, though his service was entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division. "Secretary McDonald has apologized for the misstatement and noted
Vice President Honors Military Serviceman in Veterans Day Ceremony
Joe Biden honors U.S. war veterans at Arlington National Cemetery on 100th anniversary of the start of World War One.
President Obama Talks ISIS Strategy Before American Legion
The president speaks to veterans amid reports that delays in the VA did not result in deaths.
President Obama: New Veteran Bill 'Covers a Lot of Ground'
Obama says bill will expand survivor benefits and educational opportunities, as well as improve care for veterans.
Congress Approves $15 Billion VA Deal
In a rare moment of bipartisan, bicameral unity, Congress has approved a deal to add $15 billion and institute reforms at the Veterans Administration. After the House passed the measure on Wednesday, the Senate followed suit today. The VA deal sailed through two votes: an...
So Sue Him (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ANALYSIS — ABC’s JEFF ZELENY: The House of Representatives takes its final step today to approve its lawsuit against President Obama, opening a rare legal gambit of the legislative branch trying to sue the executive branch. No, Speaker Boehner told...
Five Things to Know About the New VA Secretary
The Senate confirmed Robert McDonald as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs today, one month after President Obama nominated him for the post. McDonald was confirmed with a vote of 97-0. McDonald, a former CEO of Procter & Gamble, will join the...
Meet Robert McDonald : Obama’s Nominee to Head The VA
President Obama has nominated former Procter and Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the next Secretary for the Veterans Administration. The president also outlined steps taken to address the scandals plaguing the VA, including reaching out to 135,000 veterans to get them off the wait lists. The
Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby; Obama Vows to 'Fix' Immigration System
As the Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby on contraception, the bodies of 3 kidnapped Israeli teens are found, and Mayor Rob Ford returns to City Hall.