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Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York (file / credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Veterans Affairs Dept. Says It Won’t Comply With New York’s New Gun Law

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs says its mental health professionals won’t comply with a new gun law in New York that requires them to report the names of patients they believe likely to hurt themselves or others.

03/11/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

Sailors walk past the Vietnam Memorial Wall (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Our Veterans Should Not Be At Risk In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

When the deal is being made to change the tax rates and cut the deficit we must remember to keep our commitment to our veterans.

11/12/2012

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Remember Veterans Day: Classic War Movies Of Heroism And Sacrifice

In honor of Veterans Day 2012, we’ve compiled our favorite films that best define the heroism, horrors, camaraderie, and honor you find during wartime.

11/09/2012

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Congressional Gridlock Could Leave 9/11 Responders Hurting Again

If Congress fails to reach a budget deal, automatic across the board cuts in January would slash $38 million from the Zadroga Act, which helps care for sick 9/11 responders.

10/15/2012

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Veterans Wage War Against New Rochelle City Council Over Plans For Historic Armory

A battle is being waged in New Rochelle following a vote by the city council that rejected a proposal by veterans to revive the space. Protestors marched on City Hall on Tuesday to have their voices heard.

10/10/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was

The recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Sen Schumer Asks VA To Let Vets Keep Dogs Until Research Is Complete

Veterans with physical impairments can get reimbursed for the cost of having a service dog help them, but a new Veterans Administration directive is delaying compensation for veterans with mental and emotional concerns until further research is completed.

09/16/2012

Mayor Bloomberg celebrates the opening of the new Workforce1 Veterans Career Center located at 60 Madison Avenue in Manhattan on July 31, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed)

City Opens New Veterans Career Center On Madison Avenue

Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimates there are currently 8,600 unemployed veterans in New York City.

07/31/2012

A woman looks for work at a job fair - Queens, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State Area

Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.

07/20/2012

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2nd Annual Veterans On Wall Street Job Fair Is Today

Those who have had trouble making the transition from military to civilian life are getting a little help on Wall Street today, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

06/21/2012

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Program Prepares Transitioning Veterans For Jobs In Tough Market

Green construction isn’t just a way to create a more sustainable climate, it is also a way to create a more sustainable job market.

05/30/2012

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