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Jack Murtha

The President Hits a Home Run Nominating Richard Verma as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.

Navy: New Walter Reed Is to be Navy Hospital

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

In study after study, DoD and outside reviews confirm that a combined military medical command is the most effective and least expensive means to provide health care to the vast military community.

3 New Walter Reed Developments, One Promising for Health Care

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

The New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center must be about caring for the entire military family's wounded and sick. This is the mission to be accomplished.

On July 4th, Avoid the Steele Trap: Separate the War from the Warriors

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Imagine the impact we could create this 4th of July if we invested the same amount of energy spent snarking at Steele into fighting for the troops, veterans, and military families he slighted.

FBI Releases Documents Detailing Murtha's Role In Abscam Scandal

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Even after death, John Murtha remains mired in controversy. On Tuesday, the FBI released hundreds of pages about the late congress...

Looking for the Full Measure of Jack Murtha

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

John Murtha and I disagreed on a great many things over the decades we knew each other. At the same time, I am deeply troubled by the negative tone of some of the coverage of his passing.

Murtha's Death Caused By Surgical Mistake

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Murtha's (D-PA) death on Monday has been reported by various news outlets as resulting from "complications following gallbladder surgery." V...

What's Next For Murtha's Congressional Seat?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After the death of Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) on Monday, what happens to Pennsylvania's 12th district congressional seat? Murtha died Monday at the age...

John Murtha Dead: Congressman Died At Age 77

AP | PETER JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Rep. John Murtha, the tall, gruff-mannered former Marine who became the de facto voice of veterans on Capitol Hill and later a...

In Defense Of John Murtha

Jerry Leichtling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Leichtling

John Murtha is deeply personally committed to the welfare of veterans and military families and to our wounded. History will judge him as a hero, a public servant and a Marine.

Murthaville: Just Down the Road from Backscratch, Pa.

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Welcome to Murthaville, home to the John Murtha Institute for Applied Generosity and the John Murtha Attack Submarine Test Facility and Senior Center.

Ryan Grim

White House Browbeats Dem Freshmen On War Money: "You'll Never Hear From Us Again" | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House is playing hardball with Democrats who intend to vote against the supplemental war spending bill, threatening freshmen who oppose it t...

Who's The Jack Murtha For Torture Investigations?

Josh Orton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Orton

Whose call for a special prosecutor would get the political media's (and the White House's) attention?

Murtha: McCain's Age Makes It Difficult For Him To Be Commander-In-Chief

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) recently said Sen. John McCain may be too old to be President. "It's no old man's job," Murtha said of the presidency. McCain'...

House Drafts Bill to Fund War Efforts

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of a House panel that oversees military spending said Wednesday they are drafting legislation that would pay for combat...

Sam Stein

What Murtha Really Said About The Surge | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

War proponents have seized on the words of Rep. John Murtha, D-PA, who said Thursday, following a visit to Iraq, that the troop surge is working - a s...