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Veterans Affairs Chief Touting Treatment Courts at D.C. Conference

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.


President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Address Convention Of Disabled Veterans

President Barack Obama will cite progress in reducing the backlog of disability claims when he addresses a gathering of disabled veterans on Saturday.


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Democratic Lawmakers Applaud VA On Same-Sex Burial Request

Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buried in national cemeteries.


President Barack Obama followed by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., enters the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Women Raising Concerns ‘Big Three Jobs’ In Obama Cabinet Will Be Taken By White Men

The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.