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2010-05-17 05:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- "President Obama's deep disdain for Pennsylvania has been a matter of record for some time. In fact, at a wine and cheese party among Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco neighbors during the last election, Obama revealed exactly what he thinks of small town Pennsylvanians when he labeled them, 'bitter,' and asserted that they needed to 'cling to their guns and religion,'" said Scott Wheeler, Executive Director of the National Republican Trust PAC. "It was a...

2010-02-10 13:35:00

Congressman Gave Veterans a "Strong Voice on Capitol Hill" WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki mourned the loss of Rep. John P. Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations' subcommittee on defense and a champion of the Nation's Veterans. Murtha died Feb. 8 at age 77. "As the first Vietnam War combat Veteran elected to Congress and a career Reservist, Congressman Murtha understood the challenges that our Nation's servicemembers...

2010-02-09 09:08:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), made the following statement on the death yesterday of Congressman John P. Murtha, 77, (D-PA-12) after complications with gallbladder surgery. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "The passing of Rep. John Murtha is a great lost to the working families of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the veterans who defend the nation. He was a steadfast...

2010-02-08 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance President & CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose issued the following statement today: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) The death today of Congressman John Murtha (D-PA) is a great loss for our country, our military men and women and for the lung cancer community. Congressman Murtha, who chaired the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, will be extolled -- and rightly so -- as one of the...

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Shawn Piatek, Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. Aug. 6--WINDBER -- Windber Medical Center on Tuesday showed off its latest technology at the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center to the husband of the facility's namesake. U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, was treated to a demonstration of the facility's 3.0-Tesla, 3T, MRI unit. The equipment can identify breast abnormalities while they are still too small to be seen by other diagnostic methods, and provides twice the strength and speed...

2006-07-26 15:57:40

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democrats in the House of Representatives on Wednesday called for at least $10 billion in additional funds to help the U.S. Army rebuild resources depleted by the Iraq war, now in its fourth year. In a letter to President George W. Bush, Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton cited Army assessments showing that "nearly every non-deployed combat brigade in the active Army is reporting that they are not ready to complete their assigned wartime...

2006-06-16 11:18:46

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a vote charged with election-year politics, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a symbolic resolution that wrapped the Iraq conflict into the war on terrorism and rejected a deadline for U.S. troop withdrawal. The House voted 256-153 for the resolution that sparked two days of emotional debate as Republicans sought to depict Democrats as weak on terrorism while Democrats decried President George W. Bush's policies that they said...

2006-06-16 09:52:05

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Capping two days of impassioned debate on an unpopular war, a leading critic of President George W. Bush's policy erupted in anger on Friday at Republicans who talked about pursuing the fight in Iraq. Rep. John Murtha, a pro-defense Pennsylvania Democrat who rocked the U.S. Congress last year when he turned against the war, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives before lawmakers were to vote on a resolution rejecting a deadline...

2006-06-09 17:22:09

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. John Murtha, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, unexpectedly announced on Friday he will run for the No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives if Democrats regain control of that chamber in elections this fall. "If we prevail as I hope and know we will and return to the majority this next Congress, I have decided to run for the open seat of the majority leader," Murtha, a Pennsylvanian, said in a letter sent to...

2006-05-19 16:34:13

By Vicki Allen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The civilian death toll in an incident involving American troops in Iraq last year could be about 24, a U.S. congressman said on Friday, noting that a Pentagon probe into whether the troops are criminally responsible for the killings is not yet complete. Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, said two military investigations are being completed after Time magazine reported in March that a U.S....


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.