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Jim Webb pushes for GI Bill protections

Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), author of the landmark Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, today renewed his call for quick enactment of his bipartisan legislation to preserve the program, citing newly released findings of abuses by certain for-profit schools

Webb introduces legislation to preserve Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), author of the landmark Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, today introduced bipartisan legislation to preserve those veterans’ education benefits from abuses by certain schools. Troubling statistics show that the cost to taxpayers to send a veteran to a for-profit school is more than double the cost of a public university and that eight […]

Perriello raises questions about Goode’s vote against GI Bill

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net How could you vote against the new GI Bill that will provide expanded educational benefits to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan? It’s a rhetorical question that Fifth District Democratic Party nominee Tom Perriello is asking about Republican incumbent Virgil Goode’s vote against the bill.

Winners and Losers: McCain, GI Bill, Gilmore, Kaine

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net LOSER: John McCain drops John Hagee like a hot potato “I can understand why people are upset about this. I can understand why, that Americans when viewing these kinds of comments are angry and upset.” That was McCain talking a few weeks ago about the controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright, incidentally. […]