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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)

Bush & Cheney Leave The White House For The Last Time!

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(VIDEO) Dana Perino holds final WH briefing

Dana Perino offers best wishes to incoming press secretary, Robert Gibbs

Fri., Jan. 16, 2009

WASHINGTON – In her final briefing, outgoing White House press secretary Dana Perino offered best wishes to Robert Gibbs, the incoming press secretary for President-elect Barack Obama.

“Please go easy on him,” she told the White House press corps of Friday. Then she quickly added: “For a week.”

Taking the podium one last time as Bush’s spokeswoman, Perino turned the tables on the press with a slide show, roasting reporters, photographers and cameramen.

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Obama to name Panetta to lead CIA

Panetta Chosen as C.I.A. Chief in Surprise Step

WASHINGTON — Leon E. Panetta, a former congressman and White House chief of staff, has been selected by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Central Intelligence Agency. The choice, disclosed Monday by Democratic officials, immediately revealed divisions in the party as two senior lawmakers questioned why Mr. Obama would nominate a candidate with limited experience in intelligence matters.

  • Next Senate intelligence chairwoman says she wasn’t told Panetta was picked
  • Sen. Feinstein: CIA best served by “an intelligence professional in charge”
  • Panetta is Barack Obama’s choice for CIA director, two Democratic officials say

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