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May 16, 2014

Weekly Show

Alleged deadly waiting times for medical care at VA hospitals, passing a compromise immigration bill ahead of the midterm elections, the growing number of 2016 presidential hopefuls, and a look at the GOP primary in Nebraska. Joining Gwen: Martha Raddatz, ABC News; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.

Number of veterans in Congress continues to decline

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A decade of wars abroad has not reversed the decline in military veterans serving in the U.S. Congress. When the next session convenes in January, the two chambers will have the fewest number of veterans serving since World War II. It's a continuation of a nearly four-decade-long decline of veterans in office since the peak of their service in the years after the Vietnam War.

Romney Tells Vets Dangerous World Demands Powerful Military

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose Veterans Day to proclaim to the American people his conviction that the world is a dangerous place, and the United States must remain its most formidable military power. "The world is not safe," Romney told veterans on Memorial Day. He was joined by Senator John McCain, in a speech to honor the veterans of America's wars.

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Veterans Return Home to Face Unemployment Battle

On The Radar

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman reports that as tens of thousands of young veterans come home from the wars, many are struggling to find work with civilian employers who don’t recognize their skills, haven’t shared their experiences and aren’t sure what to make of them.
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Standing Up for Heroes

On The Radar

I wanted to share some personal thoughts about ABC News’ commitment to honor our veterans with the new ongoing project called "Standing Up for Heroes."

Obama and Veterans: Can a Hawkish Dove Gain Their Support?

On The Radar

Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war, captured the lion's share of the millions of ballots cast by active-duty military and veterans in 2008. His leg-up with that demographic was no secret well before Election Day. Now comes a question for 2012: Will a Republican presidential nominee do as well or better challenging commander-in-chief Obama among military voters?

Obama orders steps to help veterans find jobs

On The Radar

President Obama used his executive authority to announce a few small steps to help military veterans find jobs, part of a campaign to show that he is fighting unemployment while Congress remains in political gridlock over how to boost hiring.

Obama: 'Veterans did their jobs ... time for Congress to do theirs'

On The Radar

President Obama on Monday announced new initiatives to help veterans find work, blasting Republicans in the process. In pressing the Senate during a Rose Garden event to pass a package of tax incentives for businesses that hire unemployed veterans, Obama castigated Republicans for voting against his jobs bill and said “there's no good reason to oppose this bill. Not one.”