If “I don’t remember” was Hillary Clinton’s most common answer to the FBI during the notorious softball interview that led the agency to give her a pass on the criminal charges of which she is so obviously guilty, “that was a mistake” was the first and perhaps most common answer she gave moderator Matt Lauer during last night’s “Commander in Chief” forum.
The press release made clear the parameters of the pro-Cruz Super PACs’ offer: The debate must be between just Trump and Cruz, must take place on or before Sunday Jan. 31 in Iowa, must be one-hour long, and the candidates can pick a jointly-agreed-to moderator themselves. Cruz announced he has a venue and time and place already set for it.
This Veterans Day, as a new enemy has arisen whose oppressive ideology of submission is cloaked in religion, it is more important than ever to remember that the preservation of our revolutionary American idea – that the individual is sovereign – is not foreordained. Its survival hinges, as it always has, on its power to bring forth a new generation of veterans who are willing to lay down their lives to protect it.
The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again.
For some unexplained reason, Obama has declined an invitation to attend a dedication ceremony for a new memorial honoring U.S. veterans who have been disabled in wars. Obama declined the invitation, making him the first president in recent history not to formally accept a new nat'l memorial.
Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.
The WH's response indicates a strategy of persuasion: Pick a minor scapegoat, institute an inconsequential reform, claim broad support, then insist that the whole matter is old news. In a presidency defined by healthcare ambitions & debates, the VA scandal is likely to stick as a summary & a parody.
Veterans need the nation’s help to cope with their hidden trauma.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus demanded an independent investigation of 40 recent deaths at Vets. Affairs hospitals. His comments came after Obama appointed a White House official to look into the matter.
Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) blasted Democrats for expressing “fake outrage” and claiming the investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is purely political. He cited some of the “lessons” he learned while serving in the Army to make his point.
"In the Senate we have all types of different people that have come from all types of different backgrounds—and I think that’s part of that sense of entitlement that he [Cotton] gives off is that, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But that’s not how it works in Arkansas, " Pryor said.
Senate Dems. are resorting to any argument they can come up with to retain their seats — including attacking the military service of their Republican rivals.
Violations of constitutional rights by gov't agents have consequences and veterans need to learn how to fight back. Veterans are entitled to sue VA officials personally for violating their constitutional rights. Vets must start fighting for their rights and the benefits they deserve.
Senate Repubs. are prepping an alternative to Vets Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders’s massive vets bill that repeals the $6 billion cut to military pensions as part of a larger package. The alternative is being led by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C) as Repubs. are balking at the way Sanders pays for his $24 billion measure.
Americans love the troops -- until they're killed in action, at which point all too many people forget the soldiers and their families, according to retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Senate Dems. killed an amendment from Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that would have paid for unemployment benefits for many Americans and replaced recent cuts to vets’ pensions by closing a tax code loophole that allows illegal aliens to access the Refundable Child Tax Credit.
Military men say time for new George Washingtons to take over.
Veterans Day is a reminder of the terrible cost of war, not a celebration of militarism.
The Obama Administration can fund al-Qaeda but we can’t fund the families of our war dead?
The actions of the National Park Service are a mere skirmish in Obama’s war against the citizenry – a war that has been fought across the entire landscape of the federal bureaucracy.