August 5, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Las Vegas Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Vice President Joe Biden is praising America's veterans for the sacrifices they've made on behalf of their country. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher)
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Seeking to allay concern about looming cuts to defense spending, Vice President Joe Biden told veterans Saturday that their benefits will be protected, even as he derided lawmakers from both parties for much talk and little action on a deal to avert the cuts.