House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., repeatedly put the blame for the Veterans Affairs scandal on former President George W. Bush, while arguing that her party has worked hard for veterans in recent years.
Despite rampant allegations of veterans stuck in limbo waiting for care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has hundreds of openings for jobs -- with salaries as high as $295,000 -- at some of the very locations where doctors supposedly were too short-staffed to see patients.
A U.S. Marine who has been held in a Mexican jail for two months after mistakenly crossing the border with guns could have been spared his continuing ordeal with a simple phone call - and the kind of courtesy American border officials extend to wayward Mexicans, including members of the military.
After a sniper's bullet killed her husband in Afghanistan earlier this year, Misty Vivirito moved herself and four daughters from the Marine Corps base in Camp Pendelton to a home in Southern California's Antelope Valley with room enough for horses and other farm animals.
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving Democrats in Congress, lost his appeal Friday to get on the August primary ballot after state officials found problems with his nominating petitions.