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Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Some 60,000 vets are triple dipping on benefits

Nearly 60,000 veterans were triple dippers last year, drawing a total of $3.5 billion in military retirement pay plus veterans and Social Security disability benefits at the same time, congressional…

A no-win situation in Iraq?

A no-win situation in Iraq?

It was supposed to be over, America’s war in Iraq. So all the old emotions boiled up anew as Americans absorbed the news that U.S. bombs were again striking targets…

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

Veterans, Israel fare well in Congress

In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on…

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

A push for a unified veterans’ aid bill

After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans’ health care and send it to the…

Shinseki still had support from many veterans

Shinseki still had support from many veterans

He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years…

Under fire, Shinseki faces homeless veterans

Under fire, Shinseki faces homeless veterans

The embattled Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki (shin-SEHK’-ee) is to address a homeless veterans group on Friday. Shinseki faces calls to resign from both Republicans and Democrats in Congress…

Remembering and honoring those who served

Remembering and honoring those who served

Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson is also a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of his career documenting history. “Over the years, I’ve been present not only for…

Showdown vote on vets benefits coming in Senate

Showdown vote on vets benefits coming in Senate

A Democratic bill enhancing health care, education and job-training benefits for veterans faces an uphill climb as the Senate approaches a showdown vote on the $21 billion legislation. Both political…