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Claudia Grisales

Claudia Grisales covers Congress for Stars and Stripes.

She joined Stripes in August 2017, after serving for 16 years as a staff writer for the Austin American-Statesman, the daily newspaper in Austin, Texas. She’s a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She’s also an alum from the University of Texas and the University of Houston.

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Trump hosts event on military, veterans in response to Veterans Day criticism

In brief remarks during a daylong White House conference, Donal Trump took credit for several ongoing programs and accomplishments that serve the military and veterans.

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Democrats gain control of key House military, vet committees

The fate of an ongoing military buildup, war oversight, veterans affairs and decisions on who can enlist in the service now rests with a split Congress following the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections.


Veterans fueled edge for Democratic takeover of House

The more than 200 veterans who ran for seats in the House and Senate was an uptick of former servicemembers seeking office, according to With Honor, a new “cross-partisan” group focused on electing candidates with military service to public office.


Wave of veterans could win congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections

Capitol Hill could see a new generation of military veterans elected to help guide major defense issues as a wave of former servicemembers vie for congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections.


Website promoting nude photos of female servicemembers is disabled

An affiliated website, hotmilitarygirls.net, is still in operation from a server in the Netherlands, said Kris Goldsmith, a research who tracks websites that target servicemembers and veterans. Both the .com and .net versions of the site appear to have anonymous registrations through the internet domain company GoDaddy Inc.


Senator demands probe of website that promotes nude photos of female servicemembers

Sen. Claire McCaskill, ranking Democrat for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is calling for a probe of hotmilitarygirls.com — a site appears to be operated out of Canada and shares suggestive photos and videos of women who are servicemembers or their partners.