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Donald Trump's various operations have so far raised millions of dollars for campaigns and organizations that support America's veterans. (Associated Press)

$5.6 million: Donald Trump sets the record straight on his fundraising for military vets

For months the press has offered catty speculations about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's efforts to raise money for military veterans and wounded warriors. Since January, multiple reports have questioned how much money had been raised, where the funds went and whether Mr. Trump donated personally or through the Donald J. Trump Foundation. Published May 30, 2016

A moment from the annual Memorial Day Parade. (American Veterans Center)

Memorial Day, according to Miss America

Not everything is alarming and annoying in a year rife with change and uncertainty. Witness a reassuring moment with Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, who is in the nation's capital Monday for Memorial Day -- specifically, the National Memorial Day Parade which this year honors the veterans of World War II, Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm, those who lost their lives in those conflicts, and first responders who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Published May 29, 2016

The last American combat flag used in the Vietnam War fetched $55,000 in a recent auction. (Alexander Historical Auctions)

Last American 'combat flag' used in Vietnam War fetches $55,000 at auction

The description for item No. 689 is simple enough: "The Last American Combat Flag Used in the Vietnam War." But the flag -- its colors and gold fringe still bright -- fetched $55,000 in an auction staged, ironically enough, just as President Obama was visiting Vietnam earlier this week. Published May 28, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

Poll finds 70 percent of Americans 'unapologetic' about Hiroshima bomb

A new YouGov survey conducted prior to President Obama's visit to Japan this week reveals that 70 percent of Americans are "unapologetic" about the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 -- or the second one that hit Nagasaki three days later. Twenty-two percent felt a formal presidential apology would be "appropriate." Published May 27, 2016

Cybersecurity guru John McAfee is one of 18 presidential hopefuls who will make their case at the Libertarian Party's convention this weekend. (McAfee '16)

Third party fever: Libertarians get presidential in Florida

The thought of a third-party option continues to intrigue many voters. Just in time, over 1,000 Libertarians are now gathered in Florida through Monday for their official presidential convention, complete with debate and a vote. The party is poised to pick a single presidential nominee out of 18 assorted hopefuls. Published May 26, 2016

Artie Muller, who served in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in the jungles of South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos at age 20, founded Rolling Thunder years later. (Washington Times photographs)

The route of honor: Rolling Thunder roars into D.C. for the 29th time

Listen. It's the collective roar of motorcycles on a mission, their faithful riders on the same route to the same cause: to draw public attention to the needs of military veterans, and the unanswered question surrounding prisoners of war and those still missing in action. Published May 26, 2016

Mobile health clinic for vets on display

When thousands of patriotic motorcyclists arrive in the nation's capital for the annual Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" over Memorial Day weekend, another wheeled vehicle will be in the mix. Published May 26, 2016

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has crafted a response to the President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, in the form of a public-service ad produced through the Foundation for American Security and Freedom. (Associated Press)

John Bolton's steel-clad reply to Obama's Hiroshima visit

Former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton is watching President Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima at week's end with a keen eye. Mr. Obama is due to visit the Japanese city on Friday, the first president to do so since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the site 70 years ago, by order of Harry Truman, a Democrat. Published May 25, 2016

Former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers will host CNN's new spy series "DeClassified, as seen in this production image. (CNN)

Former House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers: CNN's new 'Declassified' host

The former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is a busy man these days. Mike Rogers, who spent time as an FBI special agent and a Republican congressman from Michigan, has always been camera-ready and is set to appear as host of a new eight-part CNN series titled "Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies," which debuts next month. Published May 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders has unveiled "Art of the Political Revolution," a collection of 10 original works also sold as prints through his campaign. Shown is "We All Deserve a Future" by Los Angeles artist Greg Auerbach. (Bernie 2016)

Not done yet: Bernie Sanders polishes up his 'political revolution'

The enthusiastic campaign culture of Sen. Bernie Sanders has fixated many a voter. The Democratic hopeful has won some significant polls and continues to draw huge crowds to his signature "Future to Believe In" rallies. In the next 48 hours, there are five of them in the Los Angeles area alone. Published May 22, 2016

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union (Gage Skidmore)

American Conservative Union takes on Facebook 'Speech Police'

The four-day National Rifle Association's annual meeting now underway in Louisville hosts the likes of Donald Trump, Sens. Rand Paul and Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Trey Gowdy and Govs. Mike Pence and Matt Bevin. Published May 19, 2016