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  • Charlie Wilson's War

    02/01/2014 9:12:44 PM PST · by mylife · 60 replies ^ | 2007 | Charlie Wilson
    Have any of yall seen this? What are your thoughts?. I Really liked Gust
  • Former Rep. Charlie Wilson of Ohio dies at 70 after suffering stroke

    04/15/2013 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/15/13 07:41 AM ET | Jonathan Easley
    Former Rep. Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio) died Sunday at a Florida hospital at the age of 70. Wilson suffered a stroke earlier in the year and had been recovering. … Wilson served in the Ohio House of Representatives from 1997-2005, when he launched a successful write-in campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Wilson served two terms, but lost elections to Rep. Bill Johnson (D-Ohio) in 2010 and 2012. …
  • Dem Recruit (Charlie Wilson) Attacks GOP Congressman for Backing Obama

    11/30/2011 7:58:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/30/11 | Josh Kraushaar
    Dem Recruit Attacks GOP Congressman for Backing ObamaBy Josh Kraushaar November 30, 2011 | 12:05 PM Here's a telling sign of how much President Obama's fortunes have changed since 2008 -- a leading Democratic Congressional recruit is now attacking a Republican congressman for supporting the president. Former Ohio Democratic congressman Charlie Wilson, who was attacked relentlessly for being too close with President Obama in last year's losing campaign, kicked off his comeback bid today by accusing his Republican rival of the same sin. Wilson, who represented a rural, blue-collar district along the Ohio River, is seeking a rematch against freshman...
  • Exclusive: Court Document Details Congressman's Past Spousal Abuse (Charlie Wilson D OH-6)

    10/13/2010 2:55:44 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 7 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/13/10 | Mike Flynn
    Ohio Democrat Congressman Charlie Wilson was first elected to Congress in the Democrat wave year of 2006. Prior to that, he had been a long-time member of the Ohio state legislature, first elected to the Ohio House in 1996 and the Ohio Senate in 2004. (One of his four grown sons succeeded him in the legislature and is currently an Ohio State Senator.) He was also married for 27 years to his wife, Clara. The marriage ended in divorce in 1990. BigGovernment has obtained a trial brief filed by Mrs. Clara Wilson prior to the formal divorce proceedings. The brief...
  • Congressmen Rangel and Wilson: A Tale of Two Charlies

    08/07/2010 4:14:40 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 6 replies
    All Voices ^ | August 7, 2010 | R.G. Yoho
    In A Tale of Two Cities, author Charles Dickens started the book with these words: “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” This could also describe the current situation in the United States. It was the best of times for liberal Washington congressmen. It was the worst of times for loyal American citizens. Ever since he voted “Yea” on health care, Rep. Charlie Wilson, from Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District, has been deliberately hiding from his constituents.
  • Time for Tea at Charlie Wilson's Ironton, Ohio Office

    03/15/2010 3:33:58 PM PDT · by OneLoyalAmerican · 14 replies · 417+ views
    What: Hands off Our Healthcare Rally When: Wednesday, March 17, 11A-1P Where: Congressman Wilson’s District Office, Ironton, Ohio, 202 Park Ave. Suite C Ironton, OH 45638 Who: Organized by OLA.
  • Charlie Wilson, Former Congressman, Dies at 76

    02/10/2010 7:06:32 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 894+ views
    DALLAS (AP) -- Charlie Wilson, the fun-loving Texas congressman whose backroom dealmaking funneled millions of dollars in weapons to Afghanistan, allowing the country's underdog mujahedeen rebels to beat back the mighty Soviet Red Army, died Wednesday. He was 76.
  • Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson Dead

    02/10/2010 12:25:21 PM PST · by Abathar · 105 replies · 4,550+ views
    A hospital spokeswoman says former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson of Texas has died.
  • Charlie Wilson's War Over, Congressman Dead at 76

    02/10/2010 1:20:55 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 6 replies · 590+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-10-10 | Bob McCarty
    I admit it. It was a cliche´ of a headline, but I opted to use it anyway to announce news that Democrat Charlie Wilson, a long-time Congressman from Texas' 2nd District, has died at 76 in his hometown of Lufkin, Texas.
  • Charlie Wilson dies at age 76

    02/10/2010 1:04:33 PM PST · by Liberty Valance · 23 replies · 864+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-10-10 | Lufkin and Nacogdoches |
    LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Former longtime East Texas congressman Charlie Wilson has died. Staff at Lufkin Memorial Hospital confirmed the report. He was 76. According to a Memorial Hospital press release, Wilson died after suffering from cardio pulmonary arrest. He was pronounced dead at 12:16 p.m. in the hospital’s emergency room. Wilson served in the 2nd U.S. Congressional District from 1972-1996 and was known as the “Liberal from Lufkin.” A book about his efforts in the U.S.’s covert war against Russia in Afghanistan was chronicled in the book, “Charlie Wilson’s War,” which was later made into a movie.
  • Plan to honor Wilson sparks faculty protest (Charlie Wilson's War)

    08/27/2008 2:19:24 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 2 replies · 145+ views
    The McAllen Monitor ^ | August 27, 2008 - 3:32PM | The Associated Press
    AUSTIN -- Faculty members at the University of Texas are objecting to plans to create an endowed chair in Pakistan studies in honor of former U.S. Rep. Charlie Wilson, the colorful Democrat who was portrayed in last year's movie ``Charlie Wilson's War.''
  • Wilson applauds his 'War'

    04/28/2008 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 379+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 28, 2008 | Christian Toto
    Former Rep. Charles Wilson played no official role in the making of last year's film "Charlie Wilson's War," which chronicled how he helped the Mujahedeen repel the invading Soviet army in the 1980s. If the Texas Democrat had participated, it's clear he would have cast an actor to portray a figure all but ignored in Mike Nichols' production — President Reagan. "He was absolutely essential to the victory," over the Soviets in Afghanistan, Mr. Wilson says during a phone interview to promote "War," out on DVD this week. ... Mr. Wilson's work, by all accounts, helped bring about the Soviet's...
  • Charlie Wilson’s War Was Really America’s War

    01/28/2008 12:23:47 PM PST · by Victory111 · 16 replies · 210+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 1-28-08 | Michael Johns
    If there exists one visional depiction of the Cold War’s end, it is still a Eurocentric one, November 9, 1989, the day East Berliners joined with those of the city’s West in celebration of the Berlin Wall’s demise. Three weeks earlier, on October 19, 1989, Stalinist East German dictator Erich Honecker, facing mass internal opposition, was forced from power when the Kremlin, overwhelmed with comparable resistance on many fronts, for the first time refused to provide the East German dictatorship with the political or military cover it had come to expect in its Cold War defense of the regime’s totalitarian...
  • It Wasn’t Just “Charlie Wilson’s War”

    01/26/2008 3:07:12 AM PST · by LowCountryJoe · 19 replies · 118+ views
    Straight Talk Letter ^ | Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 | Chip Wood
    I’ve just had an amazing experience. I saw a movie where the hero was an honest-to-goodness America-loving, communist-hating patriot! When’s the last time you saw such a thing portrayed on the big screen? Of course, he was also portrayed as a womanizing boozer who loved to party. He enjoyed jumping in a hot tub with two or three naked young ladies. And he wasn’t above doing a little dope from time to time. Worst of all, he was a politician. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, in fact. Still, as soon as you saw him, you knew this...
  • Charlie Wilson's War is "a drive-by shooting of Reagan policy and the truth itself"

    01/14/2008 6:30:14 AM PST · by connell · 29 replies · 247+ views
    Stalin (and his ilk) were constantly scrubbing history to fit their agenda. It is said, in fact, that in the USSR, the future was was the past that was always changing. Today's American left are driven by the same impulse, and will use whatever means at their disposal to do the same thing. Fortunately, American liberty prevents them from getting away with as much as Stalin could...though if they had the power afforded them by the totalitarian system to which their core ideology is always slouching, they surely would. Using the three pillars of information dissemination—academia, entertainment, and the...
  • 'American Gangster' Slapped by Feds' Lawsuit (Former DEA Agents Say They Were Defamed By The Film)

    01/16/2008 11:36:24 AM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies · 401+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 16, 2008
    Exclusive: 'American Gangster' Slapped by Feds' Lawsuit Former DEA Agents Say They Were Defamed By The Blockbuster Film ABC News has learned that a group of former federal drug enforcement agents has filed a class-action lawsuit against NBC Universal today, asserting they were defamed by the blockbuster flick "American Gangster." As the final credits roll on the flick starring Denzel Washington as Harlem drug thug Frank Lucas, a screen appears that states three-quarters of the drug enforcement agents assigned to New York were convicted as a result of Lucas' cooperation with "outcast cop" Richie Roberts, portrayed by Russell Crowe in...
  • When an Evil Empire Returns--The Cold War: It’s back.

    06/23/2006 5:39:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 1,983+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-23-06 | Jamie Glazov
    Symposium: When an Evil Empire Returns By Jamie | June 23, 2006  The Cold War is back. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, is leading his country back into the dark ages of Soviet totalitarianism and instigating a global confrontation between Russia and the United States -- as well as between Russia and the West as a whole. The Russian President has consistently rolled back democratic freedoms. And he is proving that the genie can be placed back into the bottle: he has centralized authority and suffocated dissent in the media and in the nation at large. Reformers making efforts to build...
  • William Clark's War (Not Charlie Wilson’s)

    01/02/2008 10:17:36 AM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 125+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2008 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Abstract: Moviegoers enjoying the critically acclaimed "Charlie Wilson's War" — starring Tom Hanks as a freewheeling congressman who helped secure funding for anti-Soviet fighters in Afghanistan in the 1980s — might be missing out on the story of a man who played an even more important role in winning the Cold War - William P. Clark Jr., a lifelong Republican. One of President Reagan's closest confidants, Mr. Clark spent 22 months as national security adviser, a period marked by the completion of more than 100 national security decision directives (NSDDs) spelling out the policies by which the "Evil Empire" of...
  • Key aide in 'Charlie Wilson's War' widens his battle against terrorism (Michael Vickers)

    01/02/2008 6:45:42 AM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 317+ views
    The Washington Post / ^ | December 29, 2007 | Ann Scott Tyson
    WASHINGTON - In the Pentagon's newly expanded Special Operations office Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Vickers is working to implement the US military's highest-priority plan: a global campaign against terrorism that reaches far beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. The wide-ranging plan details the targeting of Al Qaeda-affiliated networks around the world and explores how the United States should retaliate in case of another major terrorist attack. The most critical aspect of the plan, Vickers said in a recent interview, involves US Special Operations forces working through foreign partners to uproot and fight terrorist groups. Vickers's job also spans the modernization of nuclear...
  • Blocking "The Path to 9/11"--Is Clinton's candidacy behind the suppression

    09/06/2007 5:33:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies · 1,039+ views
    LA Times | Frontpagamagazine ^ | 9/6/2007 | Martin Miller
    Among the nearly two dozen television DVDs slated for nationwide release on Sept. 11 is the second season of "Bones," the third season of "Grey's Anatomy" and the miniseries "The Starter Wife" that aired earlier this year. Not on the list on that day or any other in the near future is last year's highly controversial "The Path to 9/11." The $40-million, five-hour ABC miniseries, which recently received seven Emmy nominations and drew a combined two-night audience of more than 25 million viewers, is for now on the path to nowhere. Its Amazon page reads: "Currently unavailable. We don't know...
  • George Soros Goes Hollywood

    03/19/2006 6:41:09 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 7 replies · 757+ views ^ | March 18, 2006
    NEW YORK -- Entertainment company Viacom Inc. said Friday it agreed to sell the film library of the recently acquired DreamWorks studio to an investment group led by financier George Soros in a deal that values the library at $900 million. The 59 films in the library include "Gladiator," "American Beauty" and "Saving Private Ryan." Viacom, which recently split off its broadcasting and publishing assets into separately traded CBS Corp., said the deal will complete the second stage of its acquisition of DreamWorks SKG Inc., the studio founded by director Steven Spielberg, producer David Geffen and former Walt Disney Co....
  • Interview with Michael G. Vickers

    12/29/2007 6:54:57 AM PST · by flattorney · 3 replies · 950+ views
    Special Operations Technology ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jeff McKaughan
    Interview with Michael G Vickers - Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities Special Operations Technology by Jeff McKaughan November 14, 2007 Q: Good morning, Mr. Vickers. First of all, although it was several months ago, congratulations on the confirmation to the job. There has been shifting and tweaking of the role and office of the assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict. Can you give me an overview of the office today and what its purpose and missions are?A: Thank you very much. My responsibilities have been expanded substantially as a...
  • George Soros and the Sundance Kid (Soros Radical Movies Network)

    12/28/2007 12:06:08 PM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 7, 2005 | David Yeagley
    Robert Redford and George Soros surely make one of the oddest couples in American pop culture. For most of us, Redford’s all-American good looks evoke images of the dashing outlaw Harry Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid. By contrast, Soros’ gaunt visage, thousand-yard stare, thick Central European accent, levitating gray hair and megalomaniacal pronouncements weirdly echo those of the “Dr. Strangelove” character in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War classic. The differences between these two men are only skin deep, however. Both owe allegiance to the far left. And both work quietly, in a sinister partnership, to flood U.S. media...
  • Sorry, Charlie. This Is Michael Vickers's War.

    12/28/2007 10:52:21 AM PST · by RDTF · 9 replies · 224+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Dec 28, 2007 | Ann Scott Tyson
    In the Pentagon's newly expanded Special Operations office, a suite of sterile gray cubicles on the "C" ring of the third floor, Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael G. Vickers is working to implement the U.S. military's highest-priority plan: a global campaign against terrorism that reaches far beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. The wide-ranging plan details the targeting of al-Qaeda-affiliated networks around the world and explores how the United States should retaliate in case of another major terrorist attack. -snip- Vickers's job also spans the modernization of nuclear forces for deterrence and retaliation, and the retooling of conventional forces to combat terrorism...
  • Pakistan's Peril--A Nuclear-Armed Jihadist State?--With Bhutto Gone. . . [3 articles]

    12/28/2007 6:59:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 10 replies · 205+ views
    Pakistan's Peril   By Jacob | Friday, December 28, 2007 Benazir Bhutto always insisted that she was ready to risk her life for democracy in Pakistan. Now the leader of Pakistan’s People Party (PPP) has been held to her word in a singularly tragic way. On Thursday, Bhutto was assassinated in an apparent suicide attack that claimed the lives of 20 bystanders and ended the iconic politician’s campaign for democratic rule. For good and ill, Bhutto’s career recalled that of her father, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. As the founder of the nominally socialist PPP, the elder Bhutto demonstrated...
  • 'Charlie Wilson and Ronald Reagan's War'

    12/28/2007 5:53:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 71 replies · 557+ views ^ | December 27, 2007 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    This picture was taken during my wedding on May 25, 1986. The ceremony took place at the villa of a friend of mine in St. Tropez, France. My bride was a gorgeous California redhead named Rebel Holiday (yes, her born name). The dapper gentleman you see between us was serving as my best man. The reason he doesn't look like Tom Hanks is because he's the real Charlie Wilson. When Rebel tossed her garter after the ceremony, it was Charlie who caught it. He promptly and gallantly put it on the shapely leg of his then-fiancée, Annelise Ilschenko –who was...
  • Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's

    12/25/2007 12:58:28 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 133 replies · 5,673+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | IBD
    Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's Media Bias: Hollywood would have us believe that Democrats defeated the evil empire in Afghanistan, and that President Reagan played only a minor role and even helped pave the way to 9/11. If you think Hollywood's idea of a Christmas movie being one about the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan is strange, even stranger is the plot line. "Charlie Wilson's War," which opened Friday, manages to reduce the president who won the Cold War to a background footnote. Charlie Wilson was a pro-abortion, Equal Rights Amendment-supporting congressman widely known as "the liberal from Lufkin." To his...
  • Charlie Wilson's Unfinished War

    12/24/2007 6:44:12 AM PST · by Invisigoth · 12 replies · 280+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | December 24, 2007 | Llewellyn King
    “Charlie Wilson's War” is a rattling good movie. It is also a good history lesson. And it is a good civics lesson, if a discouraging one. It is, if you do not know, the story of how a liberal Democratic congressman from Texas, a drinker, a womanizer and probably a cocaine user, single-handedly upped U.S. support for the mujahideen in Afghanistan.
  • Inside the Ring("Charlie Wilson's War" More Leftist Revisionist History)

    12/22/2007 10:16:52 PM PST · by kellynla · 75 replies · 701+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2007 | Bill Gertz
    Conservative officials who served in the Reagan administration are upset by the left-wing slant of the new movie about the covert action program that helped Afghan guerrillas defeat the Soviet army during the 1980s. "Charlie Wilson's War," out Friday, is based on a book about former Rep. Charles Wilson, Texas Democrat, known widely on Capitol Hill during his tenure as "Good Time Charlie" and who helped fund the semi-secret war that ultimately helped fell the Soviet Union. The Reagan-era officials said the movie promotes the left-wing myth that the CIA-led operation funded Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and ultimately...
  • Socialite Joanne Herring wins 'War'

    12/22/2007 7:43:39 AM PST · by bahblahbah · 19 replies · 629+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 12th 2007 | Rush & Molloy
    Former Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson and his ex-fiancee, Joanne Herring, won a second victory at Monday's L.A. premiere of "Charlie Wilson's War." The ex-lovers - who supplied the mujahedeen with the guns they needed to chase the Russians out of Afghanistan - succeeded in detonating parts of the script that suggested Wilson and Herring had also seeded the events of 9/11. Herring, played by Julia Roberts in the Mike Nichols film, tells us she "practically choked" when she read Aaron Sorkin's original screenplay. The movie ended with a shot of the Pentagon in flames, implying that Herring and Wilson (played...
  • History Channel 2 Hour Documentary Premier: The True Story of Charlie Wilson

    12/21/2007 7:32:45 PM PST · by flattorney · 302 replies · 13,647+ views
    History Channel et. al. ^ | December 22, 2007 | Staff
    Produced by Wild Eyes Prods. Executive producers, Carl H. Lindahl, David Keane; producers, Ryan Spyker, Aaron Cowden; director, Keane; writers, Bowden, Terrence Henry. Narrator: Bill Lloyd. Editor, Justin Inda; music, Michael Plowman. Running time: 120 Min. “Charlie Wilson’s War” (Wide Release Theater Movie) Genres: Comedy, Drama, Adaptation, Biopic and War Running Time: 1 hr. 37 min. Release Date: December 21st, 2007 MPAA Rating: R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use. Distributors: Universal Pictures Distribution Production Co.: Icarus Productions, Participant Productions, Relativity Media, Playtone Studios: Universal Pictures Filming Locations: Morocco Los Angeles, California USA Produced in: United...
  • FX Assistant Injured on Charlie Wilson Set

    01/18/2007 11:08:09 PM PST · by beyond the sea · 10 replies · 550+ views
    AP ^ | 1/19/07 | unknown
    A special effects assistant was critically injured Thursday after a simulated stinger missile exploded on the set of the upcoming Tom Hanks movie, Charlie Wilson's War, reports The Associated Press. Stars of the film, including Hanks and Julia Roberts, were not on set at the time. A group of special effects specialists were testing the handheld device when it exploded at Downey Studios, a former aerospace factory 10 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The assistant was in critical condition while undergoing surgery Thursday evening at St. Francis Medical Center. The assistant's name was not immediately released. The cause of...
  • Charlie Wilson's War

    12/05/2007 1:38:46 PM PST · by murdoog · 91 replies · 706+ views
    Charlie Wilson's War is the true story of how a playboy congressman, a renegade CIA agent and a beautiful Houston socialite joined forces to lead the largest and most successful covert operation in history. Their efforts contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, with consequences that reverberate throughout the world today. Oscar® winners Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Philip Seymour Hoffman team with Academy Award®-winning director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin to bring George Crile's best-selling book to the screen. Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a bachelor congressman from Texas who had...
  • Charlie Wilson's War: When Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

    12/18/2007 7:58:46 AM PST · by RDTF · 90 replies · 545+ views
    Fox news. com ^ | Dec 18, 2007 | Martin Frost
    My guess is that a significant number of people who see the new movie, “Charlie Wilson’s War,” about the exploits of my former Congressional colleague from Texas, Charlie Wilson, will walk out of the theater shaking their heads thinking that Hollywood made all this up. -snip- Well, folks, it is true. All of it. Congressman Charlie Wilson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee for much of his 24 years in Congress representing a rural district in East Texas, single handedly convinced Congress during the 1980’s to appropriate hundreds of millions of dollars to finance a covert war against the...
  • Charlie's Movie (More Left Wing Hollywood Myths-my title)

    12/21/2007 7:13:06 AM PST · by Gritty · 85 replies · 336+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 21, 2007 | Bill Gertz
    <p>Conservative officials who served in the Reagan administration are upset by the left-wing slant of the new movie about the covert action program that helped Afghan guerrillas defeat the Soviet army during the 1980s.</p> <p>The Reagan-era officials said the movie promotes the left-wing myth that the CIA-led operation funded Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and ultimately produced the attacks of September 11, 2001.</p>
  • EDGE: Liberal and pro-U.S.? Who knew? (Charlie Wilson's War Review)

    12/20/2007 11:43:58 AM PST · by JZelle · 17 replies · 265+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-20-07 | Scott Galupo
    This is progress. With "Charlie Wilson's War," a trio of liberal Hollywood A-listers — director Mike Nichols, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and actor-producer Tom Hanks — have made a movie that acknowledges the evil of Soviet communism, celebrates Cold War hawkishness and more or less decries the post-Vietnam evisceration of U.S. intelligence services. Hey, by 2027, we may even get a film about American war heroes in Iraq. It's possible, too, that the filmmakers have fashioned a new genre of Washington-based drama, one that combines detail-laden high seriousness about geopolitics with the screwball sensibility and smart dialogue of Preston Sturges. The...
  • The Demonization of Patriots and in particular Congressman Charlie Wilson

    10/05/2006 7:05:32 AM PDT · by jimnesfield · 1 replies · 517+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | June 6 2003 | George Crile
    Charlie did it By George Crile, The Financial Times, June 6 2003 In the early summer of 1980, Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson walked off the floor of the House of Representatives into the Speaker's Lobby, a rich, wood- paneled room that stretches along the full length of the House floor. A Teletype at one end spewed out stories from AP, UPI and Reuters. Wilson was a news junkie, and he reached down and began reading a story datelined from Kabul. The article described hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Afghanistan as Soviet helicopter gunships leveled villages, slaughtered livestock, and killed...
  • Dem Front-Runner Disqualified for Ohio Ballot

    02/23/2006 8:37:06 AM PST · by HuntsvilleTxVeteran · 75 replies · 2,445+ views
    GopUSA ^ | February 23, 2006 | Susan Jones
    Embarrassment: Dem Front-Runner Disqualified for Ohio Ballot By Susan Jones Senior Editor February 23, 2006 ( -- In what Republicans are calling a "high-profile gaffe," a Democrat running for Congress in Ohio's 6th Congressional District has been disqualified from running in the Democratic primary. State Sen. Charlie Wilson failed to get the minimum number of petition signatures, election officials said on Wednesday. To qualify for the May 2 primary ballot, Wilson needed 50 signatures of registered Democratic voters, and although he submitted 96 signatures a few days before the filing deadline, only 46 were found to be valid, elections...
  • My Enemy's Enemy by George Crile

    09/22/2005 10:04:49 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 25 replies · 2,407+ views
    My Enemy's Enemy: The Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History -- the Arming of the Mujahideen by the CIA In the early summer of 1980, Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson walked off the floor of the House of Representatives into the Speaker's Lobby, a rich, wood- paneled room that stretches along the full length of the House floor. A Teletype at one end spewed out stories from AP, UPI and Reuters. Wilson was a news junkie, and he reached down and began reading a story datelined from Kabul. The article described hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Afghanistan as...