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  • House Dem Norm Dicks Steps Aside After FOIA Revelations

    03/12/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    I am pleased to report that Republican candidate Doug Cloud has finally brought down Democrat Congressman Norm Dicks, ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Scandals surrounding Norm Dicks are long, and deep. However, it was a Freedom on Information request by Doug Cloud, involving FBI files from the lobbyist PMA Group that finally caused Dicks to step aside. Here is a bit of background on the now defunct PMA Group: In return for campaign contributions, PMA group clients received over $200 million in contracts.In November, 2008 FBI agents raided PMA's offices and removed records of the firm's political...
  • Navy ship-naming by Secretary mired in controversy The USS John Murtha?

    02/15/2012 7:54:31 AM PST · by bestintxas · 31 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | 2/15/12 | Rick Moran
    The USS Medgar Evers? The USS John Murtha? The USS Cesar Chavez? Our Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, has this diversity thing down cold. Each one of those ships was in a class that previous names of their sister ships had nothing to do with civil rights, or corrupt Democratic politicians. Ships are usually named after states, cities, even famous explorers and war heroes. But Mabus has injected partisanship into this tradition, naming another ship for Democrat Gabriel Giffords, who has shown courage in her recovery from an assassination attempt but had expressed little interest in the military during her career...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama hijacks the Navy

    02/13/2012 7:59:00 PM PST · by Interesting Times · 53 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2012 | unsigned editorial
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is back again using a U.S. Navy warship as a vessel of political pandering. At a hurriedly convened Pentagon ceremony Friday, Mr. Mabus announced that the next littoral combat ship, LCS-11, would be named for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat. Mrs. Giffords recently resigned her congressional seat to focus on recovering from wounds she received in a tragic January 2011 shooting. There are many appropriate ways to honor Mrs. Giffords, but this is not one of them.
  • FBI Saw Dark Side of Rep. John Murtha [Thank you, Insp. Clouseau]

    10/25/2011 11:25:45 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Oct. 25, 2011, Midnight | Paul Singer
    Last week’s release of FBI documents finally put in writing what nobody had ever said on the record: The FBI suspected that former Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and lobbyists close to him were running a scheme to funnel earmarks to sham companies and nonprofits to benefit the lawmaker’s friends and former staffers. Bits and pieces of this story were kicked around for years before Murtha died in February 2010. The Los Angeles Times, Roll Call, the Washington Post and others had documented the odd appearance of earmarks for tiny defense contractors that just happened to open an office in western...
  • The U.S. Navy's Name Game (a new ship named after Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha?)

    01/12/2011 9:44:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Time ^ | 1/09/11 | Mark Thompson
    The U.S. Navy's Name GamePosted by Mark Thompson Sunday January 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm Prospective parents battling over the names of their unborn kids have nothing on the U.S. Navy, which is in the middle of a spat over the wisdom of naming a new ship for the late Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha. In fact, it has kicked off a bigger battle over just who, or what, should be honored with their names on the great gray hulls of the nation's warships. "It comes down to two points," says military historian James Caiella. "Who and what we are as...
  • PA-12 Poll: Critz (D) pulls ahead (GOP likely losing yet another special election)

    05/12/2010 6:41:00 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 94 replies · 2,159+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kyle Trygstad
    Mark Critz, a former aide to the late John Murtha and the Democratic nominee to replace him, has pulled out to a 6-point lead in the special election for Pennsylvania's 12th district, according to a new Susquehanna poll. Critz leads Republican Tim Burns 44%-38% with less than a week to go. The Johnstown-based district in southwestern Pennsylvania has swing potential, despite the overwhelming Democratic registration advantage and Murtha's dominance in the district for the last 36 years. It's the only district that voted for both John Kerry and John McCain. Critz is running as a continuation of Murtha -- a...
  • New Navy Ship to be Named After General Benedict Arnold

    05/01/2010 2:23:31 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 32 replies · 932+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/01/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Veterans and citizens both have become alarmed at the Navy's plans to name a new amphibious ship after disgraced Revolutionary War General Benedict Arnold. The Navy's newest vessel, a 684-foot, San Antonio class landing-ship, will be named the USS Benedict Arnold said Navy officials. Arnold was initially a hero of the Revolution before turning against his service and country. His name has become synonymous with traitors ever since. Despite the glowing comments about the traitor by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, many are rising up in anger over this choice. A Facebook group called “People Against Naming A Navy...
  • Navy to name next ship after late Rep. John Murtha

    04/23/2010 7:40:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies · 1,862+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2010
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Navy is naming its next amphibious ship after the late western Pennsylvania congressman John Murtha. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement Friday at the Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. Murtha's family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were in attendance.
  • One man's journey: DMC’s link to the 1980 Abscam case

    03/24/2010 3:35:58 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 26 replies · 445+ views
    The Foghorn (Del Mar College) ^ | March 23, 2010 | Paul Lyman
    Del Mar College proved to be an unlikely starting and ending point for an investigation by a citizen investigator and activist that resulted in the downfall of one of the most influential members of the US Congress. In the early 1980s, Congressman John Murtha and fellow house members were accused of participating in a scam, known as the infamous Abscam affair, a sting operation conducted by the FBI in which two FBI agents posed as advisors to a mysterious sheik named “Abdul” who was supposedly seeking asylum in the US. The agents said the sheik was willing to pay large...
  • 12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Murtha Widow Not Running for Congress)

    02/22/2010 2:29:01 PM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 8 replies · 486+ views
    pa2010.com ^ | 2-22-2010 | n/a
    12th District notes: Joyce Murtha out, Critz and Cernic in (Updated) A few more 12th District pieces came into focus Monday. The Fix reports that Joyce Murtha, the late Congressman John Murtha’s widow, won’t be running for the seat he held for decades. This clears the way for anyone who was waiting on her decision. Barbara Hafer, the former state treasurer and auditor general, had said she wouldn’t run if Murtha did. Meanwhile, CQ Politics reports that Murtha’s district director Mark Critz will soon enter the race, adding a candidate intimately familiar with the district into the mix. Former Cambria...
  • A Profile in Arrogance

    02/17/2010 10:07:36 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 1 replies · 369+ views
    http://frontpagemag.com ^ | Feb. 17th, 2010 | John Perrazo
    Congressman John “Jack” Murtha, who died last week at the age of 77, represented western Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District in the House for 35 years. But Murtha’s impressive longevity belies his more dubious political legacy. The narrative of Murtha’s legislative career was punctuated on virtually every line by self-absorption, self-interest, secret dealings, and an ugly brand of political hackery that placed Murtha’s own lust for power above the welfare of his country. A logical place to begin an examination of Murtha’s career would be the early 1980s, when the Congressman was named as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the so-called “Abscam” (a...
  • Murtha's wife urged to run for seat in Congress

    02/14/2010 12:30:06 PM PST · by cajuncow · 53 replies · 1,265+ views
    Herald Standard ^ | 2-14-10 | Herald Standard Staff
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The wife of the late congressman John Murtha is being urged to run for the House seat that he held for nearly four decades, a newspaper reported Friday. "While people have been mindful that this is a difficult time for the family, many have called to suggest Joyce as the perfect person to hold her husband's seat," Murtha spokesman Matthew Mazonkey told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  • Media Sings Murtha's Praises, but His Legacy Tainted by Abscam and Slanderous Iraq War Criticism

    02/09/2010 1:58:00 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 16 replies · 675+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | February 9, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    While the liberal mainstream media sings John Murtha's praises, his legacy is nonetheless tainted ad infinitum by his Abscam involvement and his slanderous Iraq war criticism. Dying yesterday at Virginia Hospital Center from complications arising from gallbladder surgery, John Murtha was the exorbitantly long-serving congressman from Pennsylvania's 12th district, having been in Congress for a whopping, almost 40 years. To hear the liberal media tell it, Murtha was a stout defender of the military and noble, yet that conveniently glosses over many episodes in his too-long career that can only bring to mind the word "unethical" at best, or "misconduct"...
  • MURTHA AND THE LEFT

    02/08/2010 5:15:36 PM PST · by plinyelder · 21 replies · 785+ views
    This is Not about Murtha and his passing .. (Well maybe in a way it is)! This is just a rant and observation of mine. As a former Combat Ranger, having seen two tours in Nam .. I feel that I have a right to say this.Something I am seeing almost everywhere that I go and Most Especially on Lefty, Liberal sites is this: "You shouldn't be "bad mouthing a decorated veteran".The crap that is thrown around by the lefties .. REALLY, REALLY is something to behold! It's the Lefty, Liberals who are always holding their Anti-war rally's and bad...
  • Murtha Lied, Obama Sighed (FLASHBACK: June 21, 2008)

    02/08/2010 3:47:31 PM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies · 534+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 21, 2008 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Justice: The latest Haditha Marine to be exonerated is considering suing Rep. John Murtha for calling him a cold-blooded killer. Will Barack Obama be a character witness for saying Murtha knows his stuff? (snipHaditha became an issue, and a crime scene, after McGurk's fallacious and dishonest March 27, 2006, story that the Marines were guilty of "massacring innocent civilians." The story was based on false evidence provided by a known insurgent propagandist. It took on added life after Murtha publicly said "there was no firefight" and the Marines at Haditha "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha said that their...
  • Dem Congressman Uses Murtha's Death To Push For Health Care Reform

    02/08/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 56 replies · 1,314+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Februrary 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) uses John Murtha's death to push health care.
  • John Murtha dies, special election looms (McCain carried PA-12)

    02/08/2010 2:24:03 PM PST · by Smogger · 120 replies · 3,605+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2010; 3:50 PM ET | Chris Cillizza
    The death of longtime Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha (D) this afternoon will set off a special election in his very competitive western Pennsylvania 12th district. According to state law, the governor has ten days once the vacancy is officially declared to decide on the date for the special election, which can come no sooner than 60 days following that proclamation. That likely means the special election will be held on May 18, which is the date already set for federal primaries around the state. (Special elections costs the state huge sums of money and it's likely that Gov. Ed Rendell...
  • Unparalleled Perfidy (Murtha nailed)

    02/16/2007 5:38:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies · 1,686+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | February 16, 2007 | Editorial
    War On Terror: The party of John Murtha shamelessly seeks to defund and defeat U.S. troops on the battlefield and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The Congress the terrorists wanted is doing their bidding. There's a reason the founders of this country designated a single commander in chief and placed the responsibility to wage war in the hands of the president. We saw recently the futility of having 100 commanders in chief when the Senate tried to pass a resolution of disapproval of the war in Iraq and couldn't agree on the terms of our surrender. Now it's...
  • MSNBC Announces Death of 19-Term PA Democrat Rep. John Murtha - Video 2/8/10

    02/08/2010 12:23:53 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 71 replies · 1,771+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of MSNBC announcing the death of 19-term Democrat Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha today. The report says he died from gallbladder surgery complications at the age of 77. . . . (VIDEO)
  • John Murtha Has Died

    02/08/2010 11:42:50 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 946 replies · 30,736+ views
    AP
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  • Report: John Murtha Dead at 77

    02/08/2010 11:53:50 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 45 replies · 2,203+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/8/10 | HAP
    wjactv.com: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman John P. Murtha died Monday at 1:18 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, VA. At his bedside was his family. Murtha, 77, was Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in February of 1974, Murtha dedicated his life to serving his country both in the military and in the halls of Congress. A former Marine, he became the first Vietnam War combat Veteran elected to the U.S. Congress. This past Saturday, Murtha became Pennsylvania’s longest serving Member of Con
  • BREAKING NEWS on FOX: John Murtha in ICU

    02/02/2010 8:27:39 AM PST · by no dems · 152 replies · 4,295+ views
    February 2, 2010 | no dems
    FOX News just confirmed that Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) is in ICU; he apparently is having complications from last week's gall bladder surgery.
  • Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract

    01/04/2010 11:20:48 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 10 replies · 526+ views
    Weekly Standard Blog ^ | 1-4-2010 | Michael Goldfarb
    Murtha-tied Company Wins Sole-Source Vaccine Contract Michael Goldfarb January 4, 2010 Several months ago we warned that Tara O'Toole who recently became Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security would reward her friends resulting in millions of dollars in gifts to John Murtha cronies who supported her nomination. And it now appears the Murtha/O'Toole favor factory has begun production. In February 2008, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a second-generation Anthrax vaccine. This RFP was issued to be a re-procurement for a contract that...
  • John Murtha Buddy Suspended Because of KICKBACKS-Are the Feds Closing In On the Pork King?

    01/07/2010 12:40:49 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 402+ views
    ABC News/The Lid ^ | 1/7/10 | The Lid
    Back in January, agents from the FBI, the IRS and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service searched the office of Kuchera Industries and Kuchera Defense Systems, as well as the homes of the firms' founders. These companies reportedly received over $100 million in earmarks, thanks to Murtha's efforts. While it was unclear whether Murtha was a target of the investigations, the heightened scrutiny of some of his closest donors including Kuchera and PMA allies signals that the Feds may be inching closer to the 35-year-member of Congress, who is a constant nominee for the Congressional Porker of the Year. Eventually the...
  • John Murtha-All That Pork But No Jobs

    12/31/2009 3:04:08 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 4 replies · 291+ views
    The Lid/Washington Post ^ | 12/31/09 | The Lid
    Congressman John Murtha reminds me of the character Big Julie in the Guys and Dolls, who boasts: “I got a poifect record: thoity-three arrests, no convictions.” Months ago, the FBI raided the offices of the PMA group. What they found suggested that Murtha and his buddies at the PMA Group operated their own little Earmark Factory. You have to give Congressman John Murtha points for creativity. Almost every day, Murtha finds a brand new way to disgrace the US Congress he sits in, or the Marine uniform he once wore. He convicted some of our military heroes in the "court...
  • Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians” for 2009

    12/28/2009 11:50:52 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 3,114+ views
    judicialwatch.org ^ | December 28, 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Washington, DCJudicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”  The list, in alphabetical order, includes: 1. Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT):  This marks two years in a row for Senator Dodd, who made the 2008 “Ten Most Corrupt” list for his corrupt relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and for accepting preferential treatment and loan terms from Countrywide Financial, a scandal which still dogs him.  In 2009, the scandals kept coming for the Connecticut Democrat.  In 2009, Judicial Watch filed a Senate ethics complaint against...
  • House Ethics Office Ends Probe of Murtha, 2 Others

    12/19/2009 10:50:57 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies · 631+ views
    wsj ^ | December 18, 2009, | Brody Mullins
    A key House investigating body has dropped its probe of Rep. John Murtha (D., Pa.) and two other members of the House’s defense-spending committee, according to people familiar with the matter. The Office of Congressional Ethics has informed aides to Murtha as well as Reps. Norm Dicks (D., Wash.) and Jim Moran (D., Va.) that it is no longer looking into allegations that they traded government funding earmarks for campaign donations. Dick’s chief of staff, George Behan, said the congressman received a phone call earlier this month from an official at the Office of Congressional Ethics informing him that he...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • Sons Of Iwo Jima (Excellent Haditha "massacre" article)

    05/30/2006 5:15:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 47 replies · 2,149+ views
    Invest. business Daily ^ | 5/30/06 | staff
    War In Iraq: The press is salivating over the prospect of an Iraqi My Lai in the town of Haditha, with ABC trotting out Rep. John Murtha to brand U.S. troops war criminals just in time for Memorial Day. Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week," and with the matter still under investigation, Murtha, D-Pa., decided it would be sentence first and trial later when he proclaimed Marines responding to an attack in the town of Haditha on Nov. 19 guilty of murder of at least 15 Iraqi civilians. The incident began as a Marine convoy of Kilo Company, Third Battalion,...
  • The Iraq Syndrome (Great Read)

    06/09/2006 5:14:05 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 12 replies · 1,193+ views
    IBD ^ | June 9, 2006 | IBD
    Those who equate Haditha with My Lai, and Iraq with Vietnam, would do well to remember the last time we gave peace a chance. For millions of innocents, it was the peace of the grave. If there's anyone who condones the deliberate murder of civilians, it is not the U.S. government but the anti-war left and its unindicted co-conspirators in the media. Thanks largely to their efforts, we abandoned Vietnam and ushered in an era of mass carnage, boat people and reeducation camps that resulted in more death after the war than during it. After Saigon's "liberation," summary executions of...
  • Code Of Injustice

    03/13/2008 5:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 555+ views
    IBD ^ | March 13, 2008
    War Trial: Rep. John Murtha has been granted an exemption from testifying in the case of a Marine accused of crimes in the Iraqi town of Haditha. Isn't confronting your accuser one of the basic rights we're fighting for?As our success in Iraq has caused it to fade as a campaign issue, so has the terrorist ambush of a Marine patrol in Haditha in November 2005 faded from public memory. But for the Marines charged with crimes in Haditha, it's an ongoing nightmare. After one of their comrades was killed by an IED, the Marines of Kilo Co., 3rd Battalion,...
  • Politics as Usual? A Glenn Beck case study(Video-Murtha Watch)

    11/19/2009 4:58:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 25 replies · 1,118+ views
    Fox News-Glenn Beck Show ^ | 11-19-09 | Glenn Beck
    November 19, 2009 Politics as Usual? A Glenn Beck case study Today's Show Segment Video-6:15
  • How Congress Votes - FIRE MURTHA NOW

    11/11/2009 1:14:47 PM PST · by myfreepress · 21 replies · 1,067+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 11/11/2009 | liberty4us
    Everyone should watch the video on this post. The vote was taken! you must see this!! ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE !!! This is only 1.5 minutes long, and you won't believe it! It doesn't matter what party you subscribe to or what one believes. This is just wrong! From C-Span: HOW THE OBAMA HEALTH CARE VOTE WAS PASSED. This is what is wrong with our government and who is now controlling it. Something has to change.. ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE No wonder US citizens are appalled at the behavior of our (experienced) representatives! YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THIS! Straight from C-Span. This is how...
  • The Congressional Apology Line Starts with John Murtha, Not Joe Wilson

    09/14/2009 9:52:48 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 11 replies · 499+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 9-14-09 | Duane Lester
    Joe Wilson can apologize if he feels he should, but in my opinion, he should do so only after Rep. John Murtha apologizes to the Marines he accused of killing Marines in cold blood and the attempting to cover up the murders. In the middle of a war, where are Marines are trying to win the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people, John Murtha went on television and was adamant about the guilt of these Marines. More than once he said there was no doubt in his mind. His words were replayed across the Arab world. Since then, all...
  • An Insult to Our Democracy. - MUST SEE

    09/06/2009 3:51:50 PM PDT · by jcsjcm · 45 replies · 1,757+ views
    John Murtha (Democrat) This clip is appalling - I don't have an exact date, but it happened quite a while ago. Just watch how our government runs things. Maybe Glenn can ask what is up with this?
  • Murtha Ally Indicted in Kickback Scheme

    07/08/2009 8:04:00 AM PDT · by myrage · 6 replies · 830+ views
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 7/7/09 | John Carlisle
    Paula Reed Ward and Dennis B. Roddy reported today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Federal prosecutors filed corruption charges yesterday against a onetime defense contractor who has ties to both John Murtha and a suburban Johnstown defense contractor currently under criminal investigation. Richard S. Ianieri, former president and CEO of Coherent Systems International Corp., was accused of accepting $200,000 in kickbacks. He is charged through a criminal information and is expected to plead guilty. The indictment of Ianieri represents the first charges leveled as a result of investigations into firms receiving defense earmarks – many of which benefited former aides and...
  • John Murtha-Linked Contractor Indicted for Taking Kickbacks

    07/07/2009 9:50:23 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 179+ views
    Newsmax/The Lid ^ | 7/7/09 | The Lid
    Congressman John Murtha, the King of Congressional Pork acts may be losing his Teflon coating and his friends are getting a bit nervous. A few months ago, the FBI raided the offices of the PMA group. What they found suggested that Murtha and his buddies at the PMA Group operated their own little Earmark Factory. A later report suggested that the FBI may be zeroing in on the relationship between Murtha and PMA. No worries for Mr. Murtha, despite the FBI putting the heat on his PMA relationship, the Porkmeister is is still accepting money from PMA clients and still...
  • Ex-Contractor With Murtha Ties Charged With Taking Kickbacks

    07/07/2009 7:38:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2009
    A former executive for a defense contractor with ties to powerful Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha is charged by federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh with taking about $200,000 in kickbacks from a subcontractor. The executive charged is Richard Ianieri, of Doylestown, who used to work for a company called Coherent Systems International Corp.
  • House Ethics Committee Takes Up Murtha/PMA Scandal

    06/11/2009 5:28:51 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 251+ views
    Congressman John Murtha, the King of Congressional Pork acts may be losing his Teflon coating. A few months ago, the FBI raided the offices of the PMA group, a lobbying group founded by a Murtha aide, and one of the Pork King's favorite Lobbying firms. What they found out suggested that Murtha and his buddies at the PMA Group operated their own little Earmark Factory. Another report suggested that the FBI may be zeroing in on the relationship between Murtha and PMA. No worries for Mr. Murtha, despite the FBI putting the heat on his PMA relationship, the Porkmeister is...
  • VIDEO: Murtha Gets Angry With Reporter Asking About Ties To Corrupt Company

    06/02/2009 9:47:00 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 30 replies · 817+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/02/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    In response to a question from a reporter, Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.) adamantly denied any connection to Kuchera Defense Systems, Inc., which is currently being investigated for alleged fraud.
  • Who will be the new king of cussing?

    06/02/2009 8:20:59 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 762+ views
    Politico ^ | June 2, 2009 | DANIEL LIBIT
    The congressional cussing caucus is in need of new members. The Capitol lost its prince of profanity when Rahm Emanuel left for the White House five months ago. But it’s not just Emanuel’s departure that has turned Congress less blue. Gone, too, are Joe Biden — whose F-bombs are now largely confined to the Naval Observatory —and Tim Mahoney, the Florida Democrat who lost his reelection bid after admitting to “numerous” extramarital affairs. “He said f—- all the time,” recalls a former Mahoney senior aide. “He cursed people. He called Barney Frank names; he called everybody names. He called his...
  • VIDEO: John Murtha's Pork-a-rama Airport

    05/29/2009 6:08:17 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 11 replies · 587+ views
    Check out this video. Your tax dollars at work wasted folks.
  • Justice Dept. Closing In on John Murtha?

    05/24/2009 9:13:53 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 6 replies · 481+ views
    The Lid ^ | 5/25/09 | The Lid
    A few months ago, the FBI raided the offices of the PMA group, founded by a Murtha aide, and one of the Pork King's favorite Lobbying firm. What they found out is that Murtha and his buddies at PMA Group operated their own little Earmark Factory. But the pork king isn't slowing down, he posted on his site a list of $134 Million Dollars of earmarks that he is requesting, $20 Million of it to clients of PMA, the very firm that is being investigated. Other recent revelations have been Murtha's "airport to nowhere" and his nephew getting bid-free Defense...
  • Murtha Makes Threats to Political Opponent

    05/13/2009 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 14 replies · 590+ views
    Politico/The Lid ^ | 5/13/09 | The Lid
    Lt. Colonel Bill Russell (USAR ret.) ran against John Murtha in the 2008 Congressional campaign and plans to run against him again in 2010. A fifth generation soldier, Russell began his military career as an Enlisted man, attended West Point, graduated from Louisiana State University, and earned his commission through Officer Candidate’s School at Fort Benning, Georgia. Russell has been nothing but a credit to the uniform he wore, while his once and future opponent has disgraced his uniform with the fraudulent massacre charges he brought up against marines serving in Iraq and the way he has used the defense...
  • FAA Approves Plan to Give Stimulus Funds to Airport Named After Murtha

    05/12/2009 4:07:51 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 8 replies · 734+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2009 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The Federal Aviation Administration, after reviewing concerns about a project at a regional airport named after Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), has decided to go forward with plans to use $800,000 in stimulus funds to repave the airport's alternate runway. Late this afternoon, a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation confirmed that the department had completed its review and would be releasing the funds for the Johnstown, Pa., airport project. DOT spokesperson Jill Zuckman said the review was undertaken after a "senior policy" official at DOT decided he wanted to reconsider the project, but she declined to identify who that...
  • Murtha Airport Gets Even MORE EARMARKS

    04/30/2009 9:05:51 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 1 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 5/1/09 | The Lid
    More news about the Pork King's Swine filled airport. If you remember John Murtha who has turned congressional earmarks into an art-form directed two-hundred million of your tax dollars to the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport. Actually ghost town is a better description than Airport, Murtha Airport gets a total of THREE commercial flights a day. This tribute to the Living Pork King John Murtha is literally the airport to nowhere. But there's more. Today the WAPO announced that Murtha Airport Got Military Upgrades. The Pentagon spent millions on Murtha Airport for projects that have never been used for their...
  • John Murtha to FBI--> I Fart in Your General Direction

    04/14/2009 5:39:40 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 10 replies · 609+ views
    The Hill/The Lid ^ | 4/14/09 | The Lid
    Congressman John Murtha, the King of Congressional Pork Really knows how to "put it" to the FBI. A few months ago, the FBI raided the offices of the PMA group, founded by a Murtha aide, and one of the Pork King's favorite Lobbying firm. What they found out is that Murtha and his buddies at PMA Group operated their own little Earmark Factory. A recent report, the FBI may be zeroing in on the relationship between Murtha and PMA. Despite the FBI putting the Heat on Murtha and his PMA relationship, the Porkmeister is is still accepting money from PMA...
  • Appeals Court: Marine can't sue Murtha

    04/14/2009 8:02:43 AM PDT · by earlJam · 167 replies · 6,864+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/14/09
    By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer Nedra Pickler, Associated Press Writer – 2 mins ago WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court has ruled that a Marine cannot sue Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha for defamation. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., claimed Murtha damaged his reputation by saying he and his comrades killed women and children "in cold blood" in Haditha, Iraq, in November 2005. Murtha argued he has immunity from the lawsuit because he was acting in his official role as a lawmaker...
  • Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's just because…."

    03/30/2009 12:31:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 1,782+ views
    Murtha: "If I'm corrupt, it's just because…." @ 3:04 pm by Eric Zimmermann In a stunning interview today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) inadvertently stumbled over the central ethical quandary surrounding earmark legislation: "If I'm corrupt, it's because I take care of my district," Mr. Murtha said. "My job as a member of Congress is to make sure that we take care of what we see is necessary. Not the bureaucrats who are unelected over there in whatever White House, whether it's Republican or Democrat. Those bureaucrats would like to control everything. Every president would like to...
  • Sins of the Generals helped John Murtha rush Haditha Marines to injustice

    03/24/2009 4:33:19 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 41 replies · 1,614+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | March 24, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    During a March 22, 2009, Freedom Radio interview, retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel Robert Weimann discussed the improper command influence that occured throughout much of the Haditha investigation. The 'Sins of the Generals' were many and began even before Tim McGirk's insurgent talking-points driven Time magazine article. The top brass violated both the spirit and intent of the 1986 'Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reform Act'. The combat commander was the convening authority yet politicians, those outside the chain-of-command, and others improperly interjected themselves, let media buzz and enemy propaganda into their decision cycles, and forced further investigation even after Army Colonel...