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  • Charlie Wilson's War

    02/01/2014 9:12:44 PM PST · by mylife · 60 replies ^ | 2007 | Charlie Wilson
    Have any of yall seen this? What are your thoughts?. I Really liked Gust
  • Former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio dies at 70 after suffering stroke

    04/15/2013 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/13 07:41 AM ET | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio) died Sunday at a Florida hospital at the age of 70. Wilson suffered a stroke earlier in the year and had been recovering. … Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1997-2005, when he launched a successful write-in campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Wilson served two terms, but lost elections to Rep. Bill Johnson (D-Ohio) in 2010 and 2012. …
  • Dem Recruit (Charlie Wilson) Attacks GOP Congressman for Backing Obama

    11/30/2011 7:58:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/11 | Josh Kraushaar
    Dem Recruit Attacks GOP Congressman for Backing ObamaBy Josh Kraushaar November 30, 2011 | 12:05 PM Here's a telling sign of how much President Obama's fortunes have changed since 2008 -- a leading Democratic Congressional recruit is now attacking a Republican congressman for supporting the president. Former Ohio Democratic congressman Charlie Wilson, who was attacked relentlessly for being too close with President Obama in last year's losing campaign, kicked off his comeback bid today by accusing his Republican rival of the same sin. Wilson, who represented a rural, blue-collar district along the Ohio River, is seeking a rematch against freshman...
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • Congressmen Rangel and Wilson: A Tale of Two Charlies

    08/07/2010 4:14:40 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 6 replies
    All Voices ^ | August 7, 2010 | R.G. Yoho
    In A Tale of Two Cities, author Charles Dickens started the book with these words: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” This could also describe the current situation in the United States. It was the best of times for liberal Washington congressmen. It was the worst of times for loyal American citizens. Ever since he voted “Yea” on health care, Rep. Charlie Wilson, from Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District, has been deliberately hiding from his constituents.
  • Time for Tea at Charlie Wilson's Ironton, Ohio Office

    03/15/2010 3:33:58 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 14 replies · 417+ views
    What: Hands off Our Healthcare Rally When: Wednesday, March 17, 11A-1P Where: Congressman Wilson’s District Office, Ironton, Ohio, 202 Park Ave. Suite C Ironton, OH 45638 Who: Organized by OLA.
  • Charlie Wilson, Former Congressman, Dies at 76

    02/10/2010 7:06:32 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 894+ views
    DALLAS (AP) -- Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allowing the country's underdog mujahedeen rebels to beat back the mighty Soviet Red Army, died Wednesday. He was 76.
  • Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson Dead

    02/10/2010 12:25:21 PM PST · by Abathar · 105 replies · 4,550+ views
    A hospital spokeswoman says former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died.
  • Charlie Wilson's War Over, Congressman Dead at 76

    02/10/2010 1:20:55 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 6 replies · 590+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-10-10 | Bob McCarty
    I admit it. It was a cliche´ of a headline, but I opted to use it anyway to announce news that Democrat Charlie Wilson, a long-time Congressman from Texas' 2nd District, has died at 76 in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas.
  • Charlie Wilson dies at age 76

    02/10/2010 1:04:33 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 23 replies · 864+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-10-10 | Lufkin and Nacogdoches |
    LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Former longtime East Texas congressman Charlie Wilson has died. Staff at Lufkin Memorial Hospital confirmed the report. He was 76. According to a Memorial Hospital press release, Wilson died after suffering from cardio pulmonary arrest. He was pronounced dead at 12:16 p.m. in the hospital’s emergency room. Wilson served in the 2nd U.S. Congressional District from 1972-1996 and was known as the “Liberal from Lufkin.” A book about his efforts in the U.S.’s covert war against Russia in Afghanistan was chronicled in the book, “Charlie Wilson’s War,” which was later made into a movie.
  • Plan to honor Wilson sparks faculty protest (Charlie Wilson's War)

    08/27/2008 2:19:24 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 2 replies · 145+ views
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | August 27, 2008 - 3:32PM | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN -- Faculty members at the University of Texas are objecting to plans to create an endowed chair in Pakistan studies in honor of former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, the colorful Democrat who was portrayed in last year's movie ``Charlie Wilson's War.''
  • Wilson applauds his 'War'

    04/28/2008 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 379+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | Christian Toto
    Former Rep. Charles Wilson played no official role in the making of last year's film "Charlie Wilson's War," which chronicled how he helped the Mujahedeen repel the invading Soviet army in the 1980s. If the Texas Democrat had participated, it's clear he would have cast an actor to portray a figure all but ignored in Mike Nichols' production — President Reagan. "He was absolutely essential to the victory," over the Soviets in Afghanistan, Mr. Wilson says during a phone interview to promote "War," out on DVD this week. ... Mr. Wilson's work, by all accounts, helped bring about the Soviet's...
  • Charlie Wilson’s War Was Really America’s War

    01/28/2008 12:23:47 PM PST · by Victory111 · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-28-08 | Michael Johns
    If there exists one visional depiction of the Cold War’s end, it is still a Eurocentric one, November 9, 1989, the day East Berliners joined with those of the city’s West in celebration of the Berlin Wall’s demise. Three weeks earlier, on October 19, 1989, Stalinist East German dictator Erich Honecker, facing mass internal opposition, was forced from power when the Kremlin, overwhelmed with comparable resistance on many fronts, for the first time refused to provide the East German dictatorship with the political or military cover it had come to expect in its Cold War defense of the regime’s totalitarian...
  • It Wasn’t Just “Charlie Wilson’s War”

    01/26/2008 3:07:12 AM PST · by LowCountryJoe · 19 replies · 118+ views
    Straight Talk Letter ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 | Chip Wood
    I’ve just had an amazing experience. I saw a movie where the hero was an honest-to-goodness America-loving, communist-hating patriot! When’s the last time you saw such a thing portrayed on the big screen? Of course, he was also portrayed as a womanizing boozer who loved to party. He enjoyed jumping in a hot tub with two or three naked young ladies. And he wasn’t above doing a little dope from time to time. Worst of all, he was a politician. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, in fact. Still, as soon as you saw him, you knew this...
  • Charlie Wilson's War is "a drive-by shooting of Reagan policy and the truth itself"

    01/14/2008 6:30:14 AM PST · by connell · 29 replies · 247+ views
    Stalin (and his ilk) were constantly scrubbing history to fit their agenda. It is said, in fact, that in the USSR, the future was was the past that was always changing. Today's American left are driven by the same impulse, and will use whatever means at their disposal to do the same thing. Fortunately, American liberty prevents them from getting away with as much as Stalin could...though if they had the power afforded them by the totalitarian system to which their core ideology is always slouching, they surely would. Using the three pillars of information dissemination—academia, entertainment, and the...
  • 'American Gangster' Slapped by Feds' Lawsuit (Former DEA Agents Say They Were Defamed By The Film)

    01/16/2008 11:36:24 AM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies · 401+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 16, 2008
    Exclusive: 'American Gangster' Slapped by Feds' Lawsuit Former DEA Agents Say They Were Defamed By The Blockbuster Film ABC News has learned that a group of former federal drug enforcement agents has filed a class-action lawsuit against NBC Universal today, asserting they were defamed by the blockbuster flick "American Gangster." As the final credits roll on the flick starring Denzel Washington as Harlem drug thug Frank Lucas, a screen appears that states three-quarters of the drug enforcement agents assigned to New York were convicted as a result of Lucas' cooperation with "outcast cop" Richie Roberts, portrayed by Russell Crowe in...
  • When an Evil Empire Returns--The Cold War: It’s back.

    06/23/2006 5:39:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,983+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-23-06 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: When an Evil Empire Returns By Jamie | June 23, 2006  The Cold War is back. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, is leading his country back into the dark ages of Soviet totalitarianism and instigating a global confrontation between Russia and the United States -- as well as between Russia and the West as a whole. The Russian President has consistently rolled back democratic freedoms. And he is proving that the genie can be placed back into the bottle: he has centralized authority and suffocated dissent in the media and in the nation at large. Reformers making efforts to build...
  • William Clark's War (Not Charlie Wilson’s)

    01/02/2008 10:17:36 AM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 125+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2008 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Abstract: Moviegoers enjoying the critically acclaimed "Charlie Wilson's War" — starring Tom Hanks as a freewheeling congressman who helped secure funding for anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan in the 1980s — might be missing out on the story of a man who played an even more important role in winning the Cold War - William P. Clark Jr., a lifelong Republican. One of President Reagan's closest confidants, Mr. Clark spent 22 months as national security adviser, a period marked by the completion of more than 100 national security decision directives (NSDDs) spelling out the policies by which the "Evil Empire" of...
  • Key aide in 'Charlie Wilson's War' widens his battle against terrorism (Michael Vickers)

    01/02/2008 6:45:42 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The Washington Post / ^ | December 29, 2007 | Ann Scott Tyson
    WASHINGTON - In the Pentagon's newly expanded Special Operations office Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Vickers is working to implement the US military's highest-priority plan: a global campaign against terrorism that reaches far beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. The wide-ranging plan details the targeting of Al Qaeda-affiliated networks around the world and explores how the United States should retaliate in case of another major terrorist attack. The most critical aspect of the plan, Vickers said in a recent interview, involves US Special Operations forces working through foreign partners to uproot and fight terrorist groups. Vickers's job also spans the modernization of nuclear...
  • Blocking "The Path to 9/11"--Is Clinton's candidacy behind the suppression

    09/06/2007 5:33:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    LA Times | Frontpagamagazine ^ | 9/6/2007 | Martin Miller
    Among the nearly two dozen television DVDs slated for nationwide release on Sept. 11 is the second season of "Bones," the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" and the miniseries "The Starter Wife" that aired earlier this year. Not on the list on that day or any other in the near future is last year's highly controversial "The Path to 9/11." The $40-million, five-hour ABC miniseries, which recently received seven Emmy nominations and drew a combined two-night audience of more than 25 million viewers, is for now on the path to nowhere. Its Amazon page reads: "Currently unavailable. We don't know...