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Charlie Wilson, John Murtha: The Ties That Bind

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The death of former Representative Charlie Wilson of Texas is the loss of the second legendary member of the House Appropriations Committee in a week, coming just days after his one-time colleague, Representative John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, passed away.

The pair had a connection that goes far deeper than their expertise at playing the inside game in Congress to full advantage for themselves and their pet interests.

Read the whole story at The New York Times