John P. Murtha

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  • 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.


  • Democratomyopia

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


  • Democratomyopia

    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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