Monday, December 19, 2011
Top House Republicans rebelled Sunday against a bipartisan, Senate-approved bill extending payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits for two months, reigniting a politically fueled holiday-season clash that had seemed all but doused.
Like many veterans of the unpopular war, the military’s departure from Iraq has stirred mixed emotions for the veterans in the White House. It’s surreal, they say. Bittersweet. A moment of contemplation.