Veterans need jobs, better health care, leading military official says
May 29th, 2011
04:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Veterans need jobs, better health care, leading military official says

Washington (CNN) - With suicide and unemployment on the rise among servicemen and servicewomen, U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli outlined steps the country can take to combat the issues.

In the two and a half years since Chiarelli became vice chair, he has seen a dramatic rise in those soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, jumping from 30 percent of the wounded population or 3,400 individuals, to 8,500 servicemen and servicewomen or 65 percent of the population.
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Filed under: Patty Murray • TV-State of the Union • Veterans
Obama visits tornado-ravaged Joplin; renamed hospital reopens
President Obama greets people as he visits to the community that was devastated a week ago by a tornado on May 29, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri.
May 29th, 2011
02:50 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama visits tornado-ravaged Joplin; renamed hospital reopens

(CNN) - President Barack Obama visited tattered Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday as the town marked a week since a tornado packing winds of more than 200 mph struck, destroying neighborhoods and killing more people than any other U.S. tornado since modern recordkeeping began in 1950.

It was the third time in a month Obama visited a community savaged by a terrible act of nature to comfort survivors and talk with local leaders about rebuilding.

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Filed under: Missouri • President Obama
Palin rolls into Washington on a motorcycle, with a message
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rides on the back of a motorcycle before participating in "Rolling Thunder" rally May 29, 2011 in Arlington, Virginia.
May 29th, 2011
02:00 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin rolls into Washington on a motorcycle, with a message

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin rode into Washington, D.C. on the back of a motorcycle Sunday, kicking off what is expected to be a week of stops to educate America about its founding principles.

She delivered her message on the National Mall as part of the "Rolling Thunder" rally in honor of Memorial Day. "Rolling Thunder" is a non-profit organization dedicated to the search for American military personnel who are prisoners of war or missing in action.
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
Republicans still seek Medicare overhaul in budget talks
May 29th, 2011
01:46 PM ET
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Republicans still seek Medicare overhaul in budget talks

Washington (CNN) – Top Republicans tiptoed their way around the Medicare question Sunday, playing to their conservative base by backing a controversial overhaul proposal while acknowledging they will have to negotiate the issue with Democrats.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Virginia, both told Sunday talk shows that all issues are on the table in deficit reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden intended to reach a deal on raising the federal debt limit.

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Filed under: Congress • Medicare • Republicans
Daniels: I could've won
May 29th, 2011
11:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Daniels: I could've won

(CNN) – Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who recently decided against a run for president, said he could have beat President Barack Obama in 2012.

"Yes, I think so," Daniels said Sunday on ABC's "This Week," adding, "I mean, no one can know."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitch Daniels • President Obama
McCain: Palin can beat Obama
May 29th, 2011
10:38 AM ET
4 years ago

McCain: Palin can beat Obama

(CNN) - She was his running mate in the 2008 presidential election and now Sen. John McCain thinks Sarah Palin can beat President Barack Obama in 2012.

"Of course she can. She can. Now, whether she will or not, whether she'll even run or not, I don't know," the Arizona Republican said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Sarah Palin
State of the Union Early Bird for May 29, 2011
May 29th, 2011
05:52 AM ET
4 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for May 29, 2011

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar:  The latest on the aftermath in Joplin, Missouri..and honoring veterans on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch the show today at 9am/12pm ET.

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