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  • **FILE** Rep. John P. Murtha (AP Photo)

    Navy to name warship for Murtha despite protests

    The U.S. Navy says it is forging ahead with its decision to name a warship for the late Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, despite protests the decorated Vietnam War veteran was disloyal in his 2006 accusation that Marines had murdered Iraqi civilians.

  • House breaks old taboos in cutting spree

    In the first freewheeling spending debate the House has held in years, Democrats and Republicans teamed up to take on entrenched defense interests and to rewrite a GOP 2011 spending bill to cut about $800 million from NASA and from homeland security research and development, and send the savings to fund local police and firefighters.

  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, talks with Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, as they testified before the House Armed Services Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House breaks old taboos in cutting spree; Murtha's project taken off dole

    In the first freewheeling spending debate the House has held in years, Democrats and Republicans teamed up to take on entrenched defense interests and to rewrite a GOP 2011 spending bill to cut about $800 million from NASA and from homeland security research and development, and send the savings to fund local police and firefighters.

  • Ex-lobbyist seeks light sentence, cites charity

    Attorneys for one-time superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti cite his $700,000 in charitable donations as one of the reasons he should not be sentenced to prison on Friday after he pleaded guilty to making hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions.

  • Burns

    In Pa. rematch, Burns struggles to ride wave

    In the district long held by the now-deceased Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Republicans were hoping for a better showing in November after an embarrassing loss in a closely watched special election in May.

  • **FILE** Rep. John P. Murtha (AP Photo)

    Superlobbyist pleads guilty, made illegal contributions

    Superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, who specialized in getting defense earmarks for his clients. pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress.

  • Superlobbyist indicted in finance scheme

    A federal grand jury has indicted one-time superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti on charges of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions through straw donors to favored members of Congress.

  • Peter Lockley / The Washington Times 
Andre Carter was with the 49ers when Thomas Herrion died in the locker room in 2005.

    Primary voters buck establishment

    The Washington order suffered big losses Tuesday, with establishment-backed candidates losing or facing a fight for their political survival in all three marquee Senate primaries on both the Republican and Democratic sides.

  • "TEA PARTY" POWER: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (center) is accompanied by his wife, Kelley, his father and mother, Ron and Carl, and his son, William, as he arrives Tuesday evening for his victory party in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Paul trounced primary foe Trey Grayson, the Kentucky secretary of state.

    Primary voters buck establishment

    The Washington order suffered big losses Tuesday, with establishment-backed candidates losing or facing a fight for their political survival in all three marquee Senate primaries on both the Republican and Democratic sides.

  • MILITARY MAN: Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, who was decorated for valor in the Vietnam War, was the Democrats' top link to the Pentagon. (The Washington Times)

    MASTIO: Murtha's legacy

    Bipartisanship may be the single most destructive force in Washington. Today, it is on the lips of the president, congressional leaders and commentators alike. They say we need a new tone in Washington. We need to work together on health care reform. We need a bipartisan commission to solve our deficit problem.

  • MILITARY MAN: Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, who was decorated for valor in the Vietnam War, was the Democrats' top link to the Pentagon. (The Washington Times)

    Rep. Murtha dies at age 77

    Long before he became a national figure for his zealous opposition to the Iraq war, Rep. John P. Murtha was known to every research lab, military base and Defense Department bureaucrat as the go-to man if they needed taxpayer funding.

  • ASTRID RIECKEN/THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Rep. John P. Murtha, who oversees defense spending and who predicted President Obama would back down on a veto threat, conceded defeat on the House floor - aired at the Rayburn House Office Building.

    Obama wins spending battle over F-22

    President Obama had his biggest spending cuts win Thursday, going toe-to-toe with Congress's biggest defense spenders and forcing them to stop funding an Air Force fighter jet the Pentagon says it doesn't need.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat and chairman of the military spending subcommittee, adds $369 million in funding for a dozen extra F-22 fighters opposed by President Obama.

    Battle lines form over fate of F-22 fighter

    The Democrat-controlled Congress is challenging President Obamas resolve to cut an Air Force fighter plane program - a move the White House calls the first major test of its efforts to curb runaway spending and slash unneeded projects.

  • Murtha's defense of earmarks questioned

    Rep. John P. Murtha"s justification for some of the $3 billion in pork projects in the Defense Department spending bill only fanned criticism from House Republicans and government-watchdog groups.

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    I am convinced, based on everything I have read, it won't be a hell of a lot worse than it is now.

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