U.S. veteran communities are reportedly grieving at news of the suicide of Jacob George, a three-tour veteran of America’s last decade-plus of war, after he failed to find relief from physical and mental injuries he sustained in battle. In a clip from a veterans event last year, he spoke of his experience with various types of therapy and performed his original song, “Soldier’s Heart.”
George’s suicide occurred after President Obama announced new war plans against the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennesseans are getting ready to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax.
Early voting for the Nov. 4 election starts Wednesday, but no matter what voters decide, it's unlikely that Tennessee lawmakers would seriously consider an income tax because it's become such a toxic political issue.
Government charge-card abuses have persisted in recent years despite a 2012 law aimed at curbing their misuse, according to federal auditors who testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday.
The issue prompted Reps. John Mica (R-Fla.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to send a letter Tuesday to the Government Accountability Office asking the watchdog agency to conduct a thorough review of the purchase-card program, including investigations where appropriate.