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Lobbyist at center of investigation arrested, chargedupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 20:09:00

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.

Democrats shouldn't be so blue anymoreupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 16:39:00

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.

Elections show a brawl ahead for incumbentsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 15:06:00

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.

Democrats keep seat left by late Rep. Murthaupdated: Wed May 19 2010 04:01:00

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.

Mark Critz: 'We did it'updated: Wed May 19 2010 04:01:00

Democrat Mark Critz celebrates his election to the House of Representatives, replacing the late John Murtha.

Things to watch as primary results roll inupdated: Tue May 18 2010 19:35:00

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

Navy opens review of care Murtha received in surgeryupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:19:00

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.

Navy reviewing Murtha caseupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 21:19:00

Former Rep. John Murtha died after gall bladder surgery, and CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says the Navy is reviewing his case.

Final farewell to Rep. Murthaupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:47:00

Friends and family attend services for the late Congressman John Murtha, who died of complications following surgery.

Murtha remembered as friend, public servantupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 17:44:00

Pennsylvania and the nation said goodbye Tuesday to John P. Murtha, politician, warrior, father, friend, gentleman.

Murtha's gallbladder procedure rarely deadlyupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:41:00

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.

Surgery error link to Murtha?updated: Wed Feb 10 2010 12:41:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains what may have gone wrong with Rep. John Murtha's gallbladder surgery.

Rep. John Murtha dies after surgery complicationsupdated: Tue Feb 09 2010 11:52:00

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.

Murtha hospitalized after gallbladder surgery complicationsupdated: Tue Feb 02 2010 15:55:00

Complications arose after Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania underwent gallbladder surgery, and he remains in a hospital, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Obama seeks out skeptics at Montana town hallupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 09:52:00

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.

House Ethics panel looking at allegations of misconductupdated: Thu Jun 11 2009 23:09:00

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.

Remote Murtha airport lands big bucks from Washingtonupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 12:46:00

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.

Air-pork?updated: Thu Apr 23 2009 12:46:00

An airport named after a congressman is targeted by critics as wasteful. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Democrats widen House majority, CNN projectsupdated: Wed Nov 05 2008 07:51:00

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.

GOP spends scarce funds in attempt to target Murthaupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:31:00

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.

Pennsylvania's Murtha endorses Clinton for presidentupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 01:26:00

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."

Pelosi won't budge on troop pullback dates in war funding billupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 14:56:00

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.

Improving defensesupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 18:57:00

President Bush remarks on spending to improve America's defenses.

Bush urges Congress to approve war funding before Christmas updated: Thu Nov 29 2007 18:57:00

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.

House Dems dispute White House 'stories' about war funding billupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 16:32:00

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.

Bucks for mule museum cause braysupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 10:25:00

In tiny Bishop, California, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California, wants to build a museum honoring the mule.

Top Dems propose war surtaxupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 09:28:00

Top House Democrats propose a 140 to 150 billion-dollar surtax to pay for the war in Iraq.

Top Democrats propose war surtaxupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 09:28:00

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.

Tonight's factsupdated: Mon Aug 27 2007 04:48:00

Constance Griffiths at Western Digital and Woody Monroy at Seagate confirm there are two U.S. disk drive makers left in the United States. Dems Push New Withdrawal Planupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 18:00:00

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

Democrats hail 'sweeping' lobby reforms updated: Fri May 25 2007 07:06:00

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 security chief: Pelosi didn't ask for plane; I didupdated: Fri Feb 09 2007 08:10:00

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.

Murtha plans hearings to close Guantanamo prisonupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 22:08:00

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.

Official: Bush plans 20,000 more troops for Iraqupdated: Tue Jan 09 2007 18:00:00

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.

Pelosi looks past Hastings for intelligence committee postupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 16:14:00

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.

Murtha decries 'swift boat-style' attacks on ethicsupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 15:18:00

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.

Pelosi supports Murtha for majority leaderupdated: Tue Nov 14 2006 07:57:00

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.

Scramble is on to replace Congressional leadersupdated: Wed Nov 08 2006 19:50:00

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.

Iraq: Key datesupdated: Wed Sep 27 2006 09:28:00

Some key dates surrounding the Iraq War:

Accused Marine suing Murthaupdated: Wed Aug 02 2006 09:52:00

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.

Cheney: Iraq pullout would 'validate and encourage the terrorists 'updated: Thu Jun 22 2006 14:03:00

Vice President Dick Cheney sat down Thursday morning with CNN's John King.

Levin: Finish Iraq pullout before 2008updated: Tue Jun 13 2006 19:50:00

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.

Murtha backs off challengeupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 17:05:00

Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Tuesday he has dropped his surprise bid to become House majority leader until after midterm elections.

Murtha will run for House leadership if Dems win this fallupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 16:01:00

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.

Molly Ivins: No excuses this timeupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 11:44:00

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"?

Bush: If Marines killed civilians, they'll be punishedupdated: Wed May 31 2006 02:29:00

If an investigation finds Marines killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians last year, "there will be punishment," President Bush said Wednesday.

Senate panel to hold hearings on atrocity reportsupdated: Sun May 28 2006 18:03:00

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.

Pentagon sources: Civilians likely killed without provocationupdated: Fri May 26 2006 14:39:00

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.

Rumsfeld: Iraq timetable wouldn't 'do any good'updated: Thu May 25 2006 19:46:00

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.

Civilian deaths send top Marine to Iraqupdated: Thu May 25 2006 16:51:00

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.

Marines probe report of Iraqi civilian's killingupdated: Wed May 24 2006 19:09:00

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.

Lawmaker says Marines killed Iraqis 'in cold blood'updated: Thu May 18 2006 19:49:00

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.

Worries about ethicsupdated: Tue Dec 06 2005 10:10:00

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.

Staying the course... but for how long?updated: Tue Nov 29 2005 16:27:00

As a presidential candidate, George W. Bush urged a modest foreign policy, not nation-building. But that changed once he took office.

The Democrats get a faceupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 10:19:00

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.

Cheney: Murtha a 'patriot,' war debate legitimateupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 12:45:00

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.

Bush thanks Mongolia for support in Iraqupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 02:35:00

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.

Bush, softly, stands firm on Iraq policyupdated: Sun Nov 20 2005 07:51:00

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.

Defense official: Rumsfeld given Iraq withdrawal planupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 21:32:00

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.

A hawk rattles GOP's cageupdated: Fri Nov 18 2005 16:15:00

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.

'Unwinnable' comment draws GOP fireupdated: Thu May 06 2004 19:05:00

A pro-military Democratic congressman's description of the war in Iraq as "unwinnable" unless changes are made sparked anger in House Republicans Thursday.

Murtha's lawupdated: Mon Mar 08 2004 14:57:00

"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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