The founder and head of a now-defunct lobbying firm accused of providing illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress was arrested by FBI agents and charged Thursday.
For several weeks, Democrats have been feeling blue about the 2010 midterm elections. Many have been worried about the possibility of a precipitous decline in the size of their majority in the House and Senate, or even about Republicans retaking control of Congress.
No doubt about it, all those angry voters out there -- on the right, on the left and in the center -- can wake up today with a sense of accomplishment. The insiders were, by and large, ousted.
Democrat Mark Critz defeated Republican Tim Burns in a special election in Pennsylvania to fill the seat of the late Rep. John Murtha, CNN projects.
Democrat Mark Critz celebrates his election to the House of Representatives, replacing the late John Murtha.
Tuesday's primaries and a special election to fill an open congressional seat will be the best sign yet of how the political balance of power could change in November's midterm elections
The National Naval Medical Center has opened a review of the surgical care provided to the late Congressman John Murtha after the Pennsylvania Democrat died following surgery, a senior U.S. military official told CNN Wednesday.
Former Rep. John Murtha died after gall bladder surgery, and CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says the Navy is reviewing his case.
Friends and family attend services for the late Congressman John Murtha, who died of complications following surgery.
Pennsylvania and the nation said goodbye Tuesday to John P. Murtha, politician, warrior, father, friend, gentleman.
Taking out a patient's gallbladder is routine. At least 500,000 such surgeries are done each year in the United States. It takes an hour or two, and the patient can go home that day or the next.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what may have gone wrong with Rep. John Murtha's gallbladder surgery.
Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a longtime fixture on the House subcommittee that oversees Pentagon spending, died after complications from gallbladder surgery, according to his office. He was 77.
Complications arose after Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania underwent gallbladder surgery, and he remains in a hospital, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
President Obama on Friday took his push for a health care overhaul to traditionally conservative Montana, saying a bill to extend coverage to the uninsured while helping those already with coverage will pass this year.
The House Ethics Committee announced Thursday it is looking into allegations of possible misconduct by members of Congress regarding The PMA Group, a now-defunct lobbying firm.
Located outside a small Pennsylvania city, John Murtha airport may not see many passengers. But it's seen plenty of arrivals of tax dollars from Washington, most recently economic stimulus funds.
An airport named after a congressman is targeted by critics as wasteful. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Democrats increased their 36-seat majority in the U.S. House, according to CNN projections, by defeating established Republicans and winning open seats as they capitalized on an unpopular GOP president.
The National Republican Campaign Committee is using some its scarce resources to target one of the most senior Democrats in the House: Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania.
Rep. John Murtha, a former Marine and Vietnam War veteran who has become one of Congress' most outspoken critics of the Iraq war, on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Hillary Clinton for president, saying she is "the candidate that will forge a consensus on health care, education, the economy and the war in Iraq."
A top Democrat who had hinted that a compromise on war funding was possible appeared to back away from the idea Friday as the Democratic congressional leadership refused to consider it.
President Bush remarks on spending to improve America's defenses.
President Bush on Thursday called on Congress to approve billions of dollars in additional funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before lawmakers leave for their Christmas break.
Two House Democratic leaders aggressively pushed back Tuesday at the Bush administration's claims the Pentagon will run out of money soon because Congress failed to pass a war funding bill before its Thanksgiving recess.
In tiny Bishop, California, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California, wants to build a museum honoring the mule.
Top House Democrats propose a 140 to 150 billion-dollar surtax to pay for the war in Iraq.
Top House Democrats Tuesday proposed a "war surtax" to pay for the war in Iraq, a plan quickly condemned by Republicans and opposed by the House leadership.
Constance Griffiths at Western Digital and Woody Monroy at Seagate confirm there are two U.S. disk drive makers left in the United States.
A leading Democratic House Iraq war critic said Wednesday he'll soon push legislation that would order U.S. troop withdrawals to begin in two months
The House passed restrictions Thursday that limit how lobbyists can raise money for members and bar spouses from lobbying lawmakers, in what Democrats called the most sweeping reforms in decades.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not request a larger plane for personal use to travel cross-country without stopping, Bill Livingood, the House sergeant at arms, said Thursday.
Rep. John Murtha said Tuesday that he planned to hold hearings on closing down the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and threatened to "cut off the money" to make it happen.
President Bush on Wednesday will announce a plan to send about 20,000 more troops to Iraq in an effort to pacify Baghdad, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
Fresh from a defeat in her bid to appoint a controversial congressman as House majority leader, incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she will not appoint Rep. Alcee Hastings to head the House intelligence committee.
Rep. John Murtha, the anti-war congressman who is the likely new House speaker's pick for majority leader, fended off what he called "swift boat-style attacks" on his ethics record Tuesday.
In a vote by House Democrats Thursday, likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will back prominent Iraq war critic John Murtha over her current deputy for majority leader in the Democratic-led Congress.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert's decision to return to the back benches after Republicans lost their majority in Tuesday's midterm election has set off a scramble for the job of House GOP leader.
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A Marine staff sergeant linked to the killings of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, is suing anti-war Congressman John Murtha for libel, his attorneys announced Wednesday.
Vice President Dick Cheney sat down Thursday morning with CNN's John King.
The senior Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee said Tuesday he favors a phased redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq beginning by the end of 2006 and finishing by the end of 2007.
Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Tuesday he has dropped his surprise bid to become House majority leader until after midterm elections.
Rep. John Murtha, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, announced Friday that he would run for majority leader if the Democrats take over the House in the fall elections.
So, Haditha becomes another of the names at which we wince, along with Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo and My Lai. Tell you what: Let's not use the "stress of combat" excuse this time. According to neighbors, the girls in the family of Younis Khafif -- the one who kept pleading in English: "I am a friend. I am good" -- were 14, 10, 5, 3 and 1. What are they going to say? "Under stress of combat, we thought the baby was 2"?
If an investigation finds Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians last year, "there will be punishment," President Bush said Wednesday.
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings into allegations that U.S. Marines committed an atrocity last year in the Iraqi city of Haditha, the panel's chairman said Sunday.
An ongoing military investigation supports allegations that U.S. Marines in November killed 24 innocent Iraqi civilians without being provoked, senior Pentagon sources said Friday.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld refused Thursday to set a date to begin troop withdrawals from Iraq and said he trusted the American people to do "the right thing" in upcoming congressional elections.
As the military investigates two reports of Marines in Iraq allegedly killing innocent civilians, Gen. Michael Hagee, commandant of the Marine Corps, left for Iraq on Thursday to talk about use of force.
The Marine Corps has launched an investigation into allegations that its troops killed an Iraqi civilian west of Baghdad in April, the service announced Wednesday.
A decorated Marine colonel turned anti-war congressman has said Marines killed at least 30 innocent Iraqi civilians "in cold blood" in Haditha in November, suggesting the death toll may be twice as high as originally reported.
Worried Republican leaders from both the House and Senate cleared out staffers Wednesday for the first night of their three-day retreat on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to discuss their anxiety about the question of ethics.
As a presidential candidate, George W. Bush urged a modest foreign policy, not nation-building. But that changed once he took office.
No journalist, no human being is truly objective. Most do try to be fair. Let me be upfront: I like and respect Rep. John Murtha, D-Pennsylvania. And not only for what he has done -- forsaking the safe harbor of his college student deferment at 19 during the Korean War to enlist in the Marine Corps, then after becoming a husband and the father of three, volunteering at the age of 33 for combat in Vietnam, where he was twice wounded and received the Bronze Star with Combat "V," two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Vice President Dick Cheney continued the Bush administration's efforts Monday to pull back on attacks against a decorated war veteran who called for the near-term withdrawal of U.S. troops in Iraq.
U.S. President George W. Bush thanked Mongolia Monday for standing with the United States in Iraq in an historic visit to the struggling Asian democracy sandwiched between China and Russia.
Days after a Democratic congressman's call to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq set off angry debate in Washington, President Bush said Sunday that leaving now would only embolden insurgents.
The top U.S. commander in Iraq has submitted a plan to the Pentagon for withdrawing troops in Iraq, according to a senior defense official.
In 1968 Walter Cronkite returned from Vietnam and told Americans that, in his opinion, the Vietnam war had become a stalemate. That was a turning point.
A pro-military Democratic congressman's description of the war in Iraq as "unwinnable" unless changes are made sparked anger in House Republicans Thursday.
"Never in human history," reluctantly concludes Rep. John P. Murtha, D-Pennsylvania, addressing the case made for the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq, "have so many been so mislead by so few."
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