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Senate panel advances $3.4 billion plan to expand benefits for vets’...

For 20 years, Yvonne Riley has cared for her husband, Dave, a medically retired Coast Guard rescue swimmer who became a quadruple amputee after a bacterial infection turned into sepsis two decades ago.

US Senate sinks to a new low – Holding Veterans hostage

- We have a blatant ploy by the Republicans to attach new Iran sanctions legislation to a Veteran health care funding bill

Will US Senate crown Netanyahu emperor?

Fifty "US" senators want to make Netanyahu their Commander-in-Chief. Maybe they're representing the wrong country?

Senate Republicans go Rogue with the Zios

- Republican Senators trot out the same old worn out anti-Israeli smears as the behest of their Masters in Zioland

Senate Panel Examines Financial Protections for Service Members

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today held a hearing on financial protections for men and women serving in the military.

I’m not an Israeli journalist. I’m an American journalist.

On Friday, forty allegedly American Senators blocked Chuck Hagel and sent a message: “We are not United States Senators. We are Israeli Senators.”

Agent Orange…Falling Prey to Snake Oil Salesmen

Today was not like every other day for many of us. For veterans having to deal with a proposed amendment to the Military Construction Bill I wrote about earlier.

Senate Confirms New VA Secretaries for Benefits and Memorial Affairs

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed BG Allison Hickey, Under Secretary for Benefits and Mr. Steve Muro, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue, Blood Ban, Sarin Affects, 911 Rescuers...

How do Gulf War illness, Chronic Fatigue, Health of veterans, 911 Rescuers Health all connect? Lack of Leadership from US Legislators


TEA BAG MILITIA ATTACKS REPORTER IN ALASKA By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Armed extremist militia working for Tea Party senate candidate Joe Miller attacked and...

North Texas Gulf War Veteran Interview on Gulf War Illness

Exclusive Interview with North Texas Ill Gulf War Veteran, Mike Hood PT1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WIXnOtnUFU PT2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7iJYA_T9Vk PT3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9_rwLLF9VQ PT4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdKQyxeNZJ8 PT5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRivvuDFm24 This is a first for this staff writer to do video interviewing for VT. It...

In Tribute to Senator Robert Byrd

Today a true American is being put to rest beside his loving childhood love, his wife. Having met Senator Byrd, in my work on...

GOP retreats, abandons blocking of banking regulation

Popular opinion drives the elected representatives for a change. By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON – Republicans set the stage Wednesday to lift their blockade against legislation...

Obama’s Defining Finance Reform Speech Thursday

Update: For more information, see White House blog knocking down Wall Street Talking Points and Norm Scheiber's  Head Lock: The inside story of how Goldman and...

Institute of Medicine Update Report on Health of Gulf War Veterans...

Part 1 In case you missed it, here is the IOM report, as reported by the federal registry(below), on the update to their study on...

Why All Americans Should Thank Sen. Shelby

Shelby has placed a blanket “hold” on 70 nominations pending before the Senate, nominations for federal agency jobs and seats on the federal bench. Does he have a case against each and every one of the 70? No, he isn’t really talking about any of them.

The Massachusetts Disaster

The reason that we're losing so badly is that the corporate interests in this country are keeping us distracted by deluding us into thinking we're still fighting the last war - race. But the fact is, corporations don't give a damn about race. As I've mentioned before, in this new economy of the new world order, where corporate competitors all over the world have people working for pennies a day, corporations can't afford the luxury of being concerned about race. All they care about is making money - and that means doing whatever they have to do to degrade the living standards of an expensive U.S. middle class.

Senate Bills on Veterans Needs Awaiting Action

The Hill in DC is back. Below is a list of Bills that the SENATE VA Committee has on its plate currently. What you need to do!