May 29th, 2012
03:05 PM ET
2 years ago

MSNBC host slammed for comment

(CNN) – After apologizing for questioning whether military casualties could be labeled heroes, the dust is still settling over an MSNBC host's comments that quickly set off a firestorm this Memorial Day weekend.

Chris Hayes, who hosts the Sunday program "UP with Chris Hayes," said in a long discussion on military service that he was "uncomfortable" with using the word "heroes" to describe those who die in combat.
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Filed under: 2012 • MSNBC • Veterans
May 28th, 2012
04:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: The world is 'not safe'

San Diego, California (CNN) - Speaking to an enthusiastic audience of several thousand on Memorial Day, Mitt Romney cast the presidential campaign as a choice between a candidate who supports a strong military and one who would shrink the defense budget and weaken the nation's armed forces.

The presumptive GOP nominee underlined the urgency of his message by warning supporters the world was "not safe."
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Filed under: 2012 • California • John McCain • Mitt Romney • Veterans
May 28th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama pledges support for veterans, families

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama used a Memorial Day ceremony to say it is time for America to properly welcome home Vietnam veterans and show them and their families the respect and gratitude they deserved but didn't receive decades ago.

"You came home and sometimes were denigrated when you should have been celebrated," Obama said beneath a scorching sun at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. "It was a national shame, a disgrace that should have never happened. That's why here today, we resolve that it will not happen again."

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Filed under: President Obama • Veterans
Romney releases new Memorial Day video
May 28th, 2012
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney releases new Memorial Day video

(CNN) - Ahead of Mitt Romney's Memorial Day appearance with Sen. John McCain in California Monday, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee released a new web video thanking military troops and veterans.

"A lot of young Americans are risking their lives in distant battlefields today," Romney said in a statement. "Memorial Day is a day to give thanks to them, and to remember all of America's soldiers who have laid down their lives to defend our country. As we enjoy our barbecues with friends and families and loved ones, let's keep them in our thoughts and in our prayers."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Veterans
Poll: Romney leads Obama among veterans
May 28th, 2012
08:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Romney leads Obama among veterans

(CNN) - As Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama take a campaign break to pay tribute on Memorial Day, a poll released Monday indicates the presumptive GOP presidential nominee has a big lead over Obama among veterans.

Fifty-eight percent of veterans support Romney, while 34% back the president, according to a new Gallup survey.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Polls • President Obama • Veterans
ON THE TRAIL: May 28, 2012
May 28th, 2012
07:21 AM ET
2 years ago

ON THE TRAIL: May 28, 2012

(CNN) - The candidates take pause Monday from the campaign trail to commemorate Memorial Day. Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney holds an event with Sen. John McCain at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in San Diego, California at 1 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama visits the Arlington National Cemetery at 11 a.m. ET, followed by a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.


Filed under: 2012 • California • John McCain • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Veterans
May 25th, 2012
07:43 PM ET
2 years ago

How veteran voters could swing 2012 election

(CNN) - CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports the Obama campaign's push to court veterans could be the difference in key states.


Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Veterans
Courting the veteran vote
May 25th, 2012
01:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Courting the veteran vote

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama rarely misses an opportunity to talk about the help his administration is offering to military veterans and their families. “We will care and serve our veterans the way they've served us,” Mr. Obama said at a recent campaign event out west.

His message may be grounded in policy but in this election season it’s also about the politics.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • Veterans • Washington D.C.
Obama campaign highlights Medicare and veterans in two new TV ads
May 23rd, 2012
07:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign highlights Medicare and veterans in two new TV ads

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is out with two new TV ads Wednesday that tout what they say are the president's commitment to preserving Medicare and his pledge to honor the country's veterans.

The campaign says the commercials are part of their previously announced ad buy of $25 million to run spots this month in many crucial battleground states.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Health care • President Obama • Veterans
March 1st, 2012
07:13 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama honors Iraq war veterans at White House dinner

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama hosted a dinner to salute soldiers recently back from Iraq - marking his first major tribute to the veterans since officially withdrawing all troops from the nation.

The White House said it invited more than 100 veterans and one guest each to the event Wednesday night, and a few veteran groups and Gold Star families.

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Filed under: Iraq • President Obama • Veterans • White House
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