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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama reacts after he is presented with a commemorative coin by American Legion National Commander Daniel Dellinger after speaking about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26,…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., left, who has criticized the Obama administration on veterans issues, as he arrives at North Carolina Air National Guard Base in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Obama is in Charlotte to address the American Legion’s 96th N…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama takes the stage before speaking about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, Presiden…

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

President Barack Obama speaks about veterans issues at the American Legion’s 96th National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. on Tuesday.

August 26, 2014 12:47 pm
Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

August 26, 2014 12:44 pm Photos

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Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., greets supporters during a visit to a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks with members of the media during a visit to greet supporters a campaign field office in Goldsboro, N.C., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, left, walk with their daughter Malia, right, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks w…

August 26, 2014 5:34 am
Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

Audit: More than 57,000 await first VA appointment

In this undated photo, the VA Medical Center Building 1 is pictured in St. Cloud, Minn. New audit data show waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system. The average wait time for a patient seeking…

June 10, 2014 2:34 am

Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

WASHINGTON | Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand. Others rewrote computer code over and over to meet wha…

October 22, 2013 10:39 am

The Muppets are heading to the White House

WASHINGTON | The Muppets are heading to the White House.

November 21, 2011 12:00 am
First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

First Lady teams with MLB to support troops

ST. LOUIS | Michelle Obama and Jill Biden put their baseball allegiances aside Wednesday and teamed up with Major League Baseball to support the military before Game 1 of the World Series.

October 19, 2011 7:30 pm
Iowa to honor slain Navy SEAL -- and dog might help

Iowa to honor slain Navy SEAL -- and dog might help

IOWA CITY, Iowa | The dog who touched hearts all over the world by lying next to the casket of a slain Navy SEAL earlier this month might lead the Iowa Hawkeyes onto the field during a game this season.

August 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Female GIs struggle with higher rate of divorce

Two failed marriages were the cost of war for Sgt. Jennifer Schobey.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: End pensions for Illinois legislators

Legislators in Illinois are well compensated. In fact, at a little under $70,000 a year for part-time positions, they're among the most highly paid state lawmakers in the nation.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am

Green hopeful would repeal health care

CHICAGO | Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones said Thursday he would work to repeal the Democrats' new health care law and replace it with something stronger if he's elected in November to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am

Army major from gary honors fallen soldiers with run on 9/11

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. | An Army major is hitting the pavement this weekend in a test of physical endurance to honor the 10 soldiers who died under his command in Iraq.

September 10, 2010 2:11 pm
Were you affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam War?

Were you affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam War?

Vietnam veterans may soon get disability compensation for heart disease because of concerns about the defoliant Agent Orange.

August 30, 2010 1:06 pm

Beck says US has 'wandered in darkness' too long

WASHINGTON | From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, conservative broadcaster Glenn Beck told the tens of thousands of activists he drew from around the nation Saturday that the U.S. has too long "wandered in darkness."

August 28, 2010 12:56 pm

4 vets test positive for hepatitis

ST. LOUIS | Four veterans treated at the St. Louis VA Medical Center's dental clinic have tested positive for hepatitis, but further testing will be necessary to determine if inadequately sterilized dental equipment is to blame, VA officials said Friday.

July 31, 2010 12:00 am
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