Obama urges businesses to hire vets
POSTED: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 3:27pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:59pm
NBC NEWS — As part of Veterans Day observances President Obama urged businesses to hire veterans that he is bringing home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
That's being encouraged by new tax credits given to businesses who hire returning vets, part of the Obama jobs plan.
Republican presidential candidates, meanwhile, participated in their own Veterans Day events in New Hampshire and South Carolina, sites of two key early primaries next spring.
They saw a pair of surprises Friday from the new CBS News poll: despite the sexual harassment allegations against Herman Cain, he stands alone as the GOP frontrunner, and Newt Gingrich is now tied with Mitt Romney in the in the #2 slot.