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Vets object to billing private insurance for service injuries

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Veterans groups are warning President Barack Obama against going ahead with a possible administration move to charge veterans’ private health care for service-related injuries.

Veterans groups say it's "wholly unacceptable" to charge their private insurance for service injuries.

Veterans groups say it’s “wholly unacceptable” to charge their private insurance for service injuries.

In a letter sent by 11 of the most prominent veterans organizations, the groups warned that the idea “is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government’s moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much.”

CNN obtained a copy of the letter sent to the White House last Friday by groups including The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Read the letter (PDF)

(VIDEO) Chief Justice Roberts ‘screwed up’ oath of office

Chief Justice Roberts interrupted Obama early and then switched the order of some of the words, slipping up the new president and causing him to hesitate at one point.

ROBERTS: Are you prepared to take the oath, Senator?
OBAMA: I am.
ROBERTS: I, Barack Hussein Obama…
OBAMA: I, Barack–
ROBERTS: …do solemnly swear…
OBAMA: I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear…
ROBERTS: …that I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully…
OBAMA: …that I will execute… [pause]
ROBERTS: …faithfully the office of president of the United States…
OBAMA: …the office of president of the United States faithfully…
ROBERTS: …and will, to best of my ability…
OBAMA: …and will to [the] best of my ability…
ROBERTS: …preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
OBAMA: …preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
ROBERTS: So help you God?
OBAMA: So help me God.
ROBERTS: Congratulations, Mr. President.


McClellan endorses Barack Obama

This just in: Scott McClellan, President Bush’s former press secretary, announced Thursday that he is endorsing Barack Obama for president.

McClellan is the second former Bush administration official this week to come out in support of the Democratic presidential candidate. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell announced his endorsement last weekend.

McClellan’s news, which he shared during a taping of comedian D.L. Hughley’s new show on CNN, doesn’t come as a huge surprise. McClellan, after all, drew ire from Republicans earlier this year when he published a tell-all book about his time in White House. The book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” was highly critical of Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, which McClellan called “a serious strategic blunder.”

The former aide told Hughley he planned to vote for Obama because he is the candidate most likely to change Washington.

McCain: Palin has foreign policy experience ‘Alaska Is Right Next To Russia’

ABC’s Charles Gibson questioned Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) about Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) foreign policy experience, noting that she hadn’t traveled overseas until last year. McCain replied by pointing out that “Alaska is right next to Russia“:

Alaska is right next to Russia. She understands that. Look, Sen. Obama’s never visited south of our border. I mean, please.

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Ron Paul: Civil Disobedience is VERY IMPORTANT!

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CBS Propagandizes DC Checkpoints

Series of Police Check Points set-up in Wa DC Neighborhood.

U.S. ready for diplomatic talks with Iran

The U.S. is set for diplomatic talks with Iran’s chief nuclear envoy in what marks a major shift in the Bush administration’s policy towards Tehran. Washington is also reportedly planning to launch a diplomatic mission in Iran – for the first time since 1979.