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  • Presidential Candidates Begin to Flock in Sioux City

    05/06/2015 9:59:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KCAU-TV ^ | May 6, 2015
    Sioux City, IA (ABC9 News) - In what can only be described as a crowded field, presidential candidates are beginning to visit Sioux City in an effort to build momentum. While he hasn't thrown his hat in the ring, Jim Webb will be speaking to a group at the Sioux City Boys Club on Wednesday. The former Democratic senator from Virginia is touring the facility at 4 p.m. before hosting a "meet and greet" at Tacos el Guero at 5:30 p.m. On Thursday, May 7th, Gov. Mike Huckabee will be hosting “meet and greet” at Charlie’s American Grill, 701 Gordon...
  • Bernie Sanders: Don't Laugh

    05/01/2015 5:49:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2015 | Mark Davis
    Happy International Workers Day, the perfect occasion to write about Bernie Sanders, an actual Socialist running for President. The jokes fairly assemble themselves, mostly along the lines of: Sanders is far from the first Socialist presidential candidate, he’s just the first to admit it. You may assemble your own snarky rejoinders as the cranky 73-year-old gears up a challenge to Ms. Inevitability, Hillary Clinton. But once the chuckles fade, it is worth noting that Sanders brings some wild cards to the table. None of them suggest strongly that he will be the nominee, but they do suggest that he could...
  • Democrat Jim Webb hires aide for Iowa 2016 work

    04/17/2015 8:02:02 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    Des Moines Register | 18 Apr 15 | Jennifer Jacobs
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2015/03/17/democrat-jim-webb-hires-aide-rania-batrice/24890241/Gannet publication. Link only.
  • Carville: Clinton challengers wasting their time (Hussein 'has damaged the Democratic Party')

    03/15/2015 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/15/15 | Kyle Balluck
    James Carville said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be a waste of time for any Democrat to challenge Hillary Clinton in 2016. “I’ve had maybe three people come up to me and say, ‘Well, I’m for somebody else other than Hillary,’ “ the Democratic strategist told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York. “And I know I run into more Democrats in more places than maybe anybody else in the United States,” he added. “Of course, Senator [Jim] Webb and Governor [Martin] O’Malley can say anything they want. But, in terms...
  • Poll: Walker and Bush lead crowded GOP field

    03/05/2015 3:59:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico | March 5, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush head a crowded field of prospective Republican presidential candidates in the latest national poll released Thursday. Walker, the Wisconsin governor, polls at 18 percent, and Bush, the former Florida governor, is at 16 percent. The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, has New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 8 percent each; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at 6 percent each; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at 5 percent; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum at 2 percent; and South Carolina Sen....
  • Jim Webb and the Democrats’ white-man problem

    01/06/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Some think Jim Webb could be the liberal Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it's more likely, though, that Webb could position himself as something the Democratic Party — or any party, really — hasn't seen in some time: the vocal champion of the working-class white man. The former Virginia senator offered this critique of his party to Matt Bai over at Yahoo!, and it sounds like something that you might hear on the campaign trail going forward. “I think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?” Webb said. “I think that they have kind of unwittingly...
  • Will 2016 resemble 1968 for Democrats?

    12/27/2014 1:37:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 26, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    I’ve been dismissive of Jim Webb’s prospects for winning the Democratic presidential nomination. But Jacob Heilbrunn’s column on Webb, and Steve’s commentary on that column, made me take another look. On second look, I still don’t see Webb getting very far. Will female Democrats favor Webb — currently in his third marriage and the author of what some might consider a sexist novel — over Hillary Clinton? Not likely. Will African-Americans favor Webb — so proud of his Scotch-Irish heritage — over the wife of “our first black president”? Not likely. Will white southern Democrats favor Webb? Arguably. But he’s...
  • Did John McCain Just Say He Might Run for President Again?

    12/02/2014 1:56:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 2, 2014 | Marina Koren
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Forget Mitt Romney. Another former Republican presidential candidate is stoking 2016 rumors. It seemed like another run-of-the-mill interview with a politician on late-night television. Sen. John McCain was on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night to talk about his love of deep-frying turkeys and his new book with Mark Salter, Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. At the end of the show, host Stephen Colbert asked McCain if he wanted to be the next Defense secretary. And then McCain dropped the mic. "Actually, I was thinking about running for president again," he said. "What do you...
  • MSNBCer: 'Authentic' Jim Webb Stark Contrast with 'Packaged' Hillary

    11/22/2014 8:08:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Signing up at for Ready for Hillary today [wanting to receive their emails], I felt a bit guilty, having to pledge my support in order to do so. But on reflection, indeed I might support Hillary . . . should the Republican ticket be Elizabeth Warren/Bernie Sanders. But not every Dem or MSM member [but I repeat myself] is so eager to jump on the Hillary haywagon. Take Krystal Ball. On today's Up with Steve Kornacki, MSNBC-regular and former Virginia Dem congressional candidate Ball described Jim Webb, who recently formed a presidential exploratory committee, as "authentic" and someone who "cares...
  • Video: Ex-Virginia Senator Jim Webb launches presidential bid

    11/20/2014 8:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Aaaaaaaand we’re off and running … in November? Former Senator and Reagan administration official Jim Webb formally announced the start of a presidential campaign exploration committee, becoming the first in either party to formally make a move for the 2016 race. In his 14-minute announcement, Webb declares that the nation is at a “serious crossroads,” and that his move comes after “reflecting on numerous political commentaries and listening to many knowledgeable people.” His move will certainly get plenty of political commentaries, but the odd timing might get more:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb became...
  • Ex-Sen. Jim Webb ‘seriously looking’ at presidential bid (D-VA)

    09/23/2014 5:59:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2014, 01:55 pm | Peter Sullivan
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he is “seriously looking” at the possibility of running for president. Webb is a former Navy secretary and Marine who fought in Vietnam. In comments at the National Press Club, he framed himself as someone able to work with both parties to get things done, and spoke out about the danger of interventions in the Middle East. “We’ve had a lot of discussion among people that I respect and trust about the future of the country and we are going to continue having these discussions over the next four or five months,”...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Webb Says He's Considering Presidential Run (Va)

    05/21/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 26 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 05/19/2014 | Andrew Cain
    Jim Webb, who left the U.S. Senate after representing Virginia for one term, said in a Washington radio interview Monday that he’s thinking of running for president.
  • The Shrinking Jim Webb

    03/28/2013 4:25:05 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 6 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 3/28/2013 | Moneyrunner
    What do you call a person who complains about a situation he helped perpetuate? I’m trying to come up with a label to apply to Jim Webb, former Senator, and occasional jerk. I recall the time he made a big show about lecturing George Bush about the Iraq war. Another time when he let one of his aides take the fall for carrying a gun in Washington DC. Unlike Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Jim Webb was never reluctant to show his wounds and rode his military decorations to public prominence and public office. There is rarely a time when he does not...
  • Dennis Blair leading contender for NID

    11/24/2008 6:36:28 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 1 replies · 244+ views
    Retired Adm. Dennis Blair, the former commander-in-chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, is surfacing as a leading contender for the director of national intelligence, sources say. The director oversees the nation’s intelligence activities and is the principal adviser to the president and his National Security Council. In addition to leading Pacific Command and filling several high-powered jobs within the military, Blair was the associate director of central intelligence for military support, coordinating intelligence and military operations during the Clinton administration. He retired from the Navy in 2002. Blair receives high marks from those in the defense and intelligence communities. “He...
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Democrat holds up legislation to protect Middle East religious minorities, ...Obama's abandonment...

    07/13/2012 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 12, 2012 | Unknown
    The monstrous Islamic persecution, oppression and slaughter of Christians, Coptic Christians, Baha’is, Chaldo-Assyrians, Ahmadis, Jews and non-Muslims throughout the Middle East, South Central Asia and other Muslim countries cannot be sanctioned. But Obama is doing just that. Obama's Muslim advisers have gone so far as to block Middle Eastern Christians' access to the White house. Now, Obama has his henchmen like Jim Webb holding up any attempts at legislation to protect and/or defend these helpless minorities in Congress. Lawmakers clash over Middle East religious minorities bill The Hill, July 12 Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) ripped into Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)...
  • Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthy (reelection problems)

    06/19/2012 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/19/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats balk at ending Bush-era tax rates for wealthyBy Alexander Bolton - 06/19/12 05:00 AM ET A growing number of Senate Democrats are signaling they are not prepared to raise taxes on anyone in the weak economy unless Congress approves a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. At least seven Democratic senators have declined to rule out supporting a temporary extension of the Bush-era income tax rates, breaking with party leaders who have called for letting the rates expire for people earning more than $1 million per year. That gives Senate Republicans a chance to push a temporary extension...
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • Sen. Webb has “serious problems” with Obama’s handling of Libyan conflict

    06/26/2011 1:54:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2011 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jim Webb (Va.), a leading Democratic authority on national security policy, on Sunday said he has “serious problems” with President Obama’s decision to support NATO operations in Libya. Webb has criticized Obama’s decision to send U.S. forces to intervene in the Libyan civil war but he ratcheted up his criticism this weekend. Webb, former Secretary of the Navy and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the action set a worrisome precedent. “The reason that he used for going in defy historical precedent. We weren't under attack. We weren't under an imminent attack. We weren't honoring treaty...
  • Dems abandoning ObamaCare and Jim Webb is not one of them

    02/16/2011 1:45:57 PM PST · by IndePundit · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/9/11 | ObamaCare411.com
    Kind of late but four Senate Democrats are already looking for ways to kill a key funding provision at the heart of the program.
  • Va. Sen. Jim Webb won't seek re-election in 2012

    02/09/2011 10:45:20 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | DAVID ESPO
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia announced Wednesday he will retire when his term ends next year, deepening the challenge to his party as it struggles to maintain a majority in the 2012 elections. In an e-mail announcement, Webb said that after much thought and consideration, he had decided to return to the private sector.
  • Jim Webb (D-VA) not seeking re-election

    02/09/2011 2:35:01 PM PST · by 84rules · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Michael D. Shear
    In a statement, Mr. Webb said that he had “decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek ...
  • Sen. Jim Webb announces retirement plans (RAT Virginia)

    02/09/2011 9:43:37 AM PST · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 9, 2011 | By DAVID ESPO,
    WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia announced plans to retire at the end of his term, deepening the challenge to his party as it struggles to maintain a majority in 2012 elections. In an e-mail announcement, Webb said he would return to the private sector, but offered no additional details of his plans.
  • Sen. Jim Webb won't run for reelection in 2012 (D-VA)

    02/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 193 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 9, 2011 | Ben Pershing
    Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) has announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. Webb's decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates are also running. Some Democrats hope ex-Gov. Tim Kaine will decide to run for the seat, but he has given no indication yet that he is interested.
  • 11 Pro-ObamaCare Senators Face Red State Voters In 2012

    02/03/2011 7:21:30 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 29 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/3/2011 | Ed Carson
    Not a single Senate Democrat on Wednesday voted to repeal ObamaCare. That was expected. But with the health law as unpopular as ever, the vote could come back to haunt vulnerable Democrats in 2012. Eleven Democrats up for re-election next year represent states in which Republicans won a majority of the 2010 popular vote for House seats: Florida, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Especially vulnerable: * Montana’s Jon Tester and Missouri’s Claire McCaskill won in 2006 with less than 50% of the vote.
  • George Allen to announce Senate bid Monday

    01/23/2011 4:02:01 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 87 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 1/23/11 | By DAVID CATANESE
    Former Sen. George Allen will end weeks of speculation and formally declare his candidacy for U.S. Senate in Virginia on Monday, two Republican advisers tell POLITICO. Allen, who has been making all the moves of a candidate in recent weeks, is expected to blast an e-mail to supporters with a video message before alerting the media. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0111/48027.html#ixzz1BuF8h1kE
  • GOP candidates rush to get into Senate races

    12/28/2010 8:31:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 50 replies · 4+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 28, 2010 | Philip Elliott
    Less than two months after voters gave Republicans six more Senate seats and control of the House, the GOP is lining up candidates for 2012, well ahead of the pace of previous election cycles. --snip-- In Virginia, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb could face a rematch against former Sen. George Allen. Webb inched out Allen in 2006, but Allen has been building buzz for a return to Washington with speeches to tea party groups and less-than-subtle hints he is weighing another campaign...
  • Webb in a Tossup (Virginia)

    12/16/2010 8:19:12 AM PST · by Qbert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    CQ Rollcall ^ | 12/14/2010 | Craig Crawford
    Roll Call Politics now says VA Sen. Jim Webb's seat is up for grabs. That's another sign of Democratic woe. Former Sen. George Allen is coming on strong. Considered a GOP presidential contender until his "macaca" gaffe, Allen is rehabilitating his political fortunes and making no secret of his intentions to take on Webb. Although raising money, Webb has been coy about whether he'll even run for reelection. Allen has aimed some direct shots that indicate he will try to label Webb a liberal, based in part on the Democrat's 100 percent support for legislation backed by labor unions.
  • Polls buoy Allen in prospects for Senate rematch (VA)

    12/15/2010 5:14:13 AM PST · by onyx · 32 replies · 3+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | 6:59p.m., Tuesday, December 14, 2010 | By Joseph Weber
    Virginia's Webb under 50 percent Virginia Republicans are eagerly eyeing a potential rematch between freshman Democratic Sen. Jim Webb and former GOP Sen. George Allen, who has posted strong numbers in early polls and has the backing of the party establishment in what could be one of the bellwether races of the 2012 cycle. Mr. Webb's upset victory in 2006 was hailed as a key blow by Democrats to turn the once strongly Republican-leaning state into a political battleground. Barack Obama's victory in the state in the 2008 presidential race appeared to solidify the Old Dominion's status as a swing...
  • Jim Webb (D-WaPo)

    11/15/2010 2:12:44 PM PST · by wise_caucasian · 28 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11/15/2010 | W. James Antle, III
    So it was it not surprising to see Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), who is up for reelection in 2012, trying to acclimate himself to the new political reality. In an interview with RealClearPolitics, Webb recalled a conversation with the president about the health care bill. "I told him this was going to be a disaster," the senator is quoted as saying. "The president believed it was all going to work out." Whatever Webb said behind closed doors, his Senate votes are a matter of public record. He was repeatedly an "aye" in favor of advancing what he later called "a...
  • Is Sen. Jim Webb Hinting at a Party Switch?

    11/10/2010 5:39:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | November 9, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    David Paul Kuhn snagged a fascinating interview with Virginia Sen. Jim Webb. As you may recall, Webb was secretary of Navy under Reagan, but in 2006 ran as a Democrat against then-Sen. George Allen, ultimately defeating him. Kuhn's interview may spark speculation that Webb is laying the groundwork for a future party switch. Webb voted for health care reform, but tells Kuhn: "I told him this was going to be a disaster," Webb recalls. "The president believed it was all going to work out." Kuhn goes on to note that Webb "identifies himself as a Democrat. But he has few...
  • Dem Senator in Standoff With DOD: No Info? No Nominees

    10/26/2010 3:04:04 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Trish Turner
    Fed up with what he says is a lack of answers from the Pentagon about its decision to shutter Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va, a critical jobs lifeline to that military-centric area of the state, Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va, is taking his frustration to the next level --- to block DOD nominees and promotions until he gets what he wants.
  • Conversation on race? Why we're just not ready

    08/27/2010 9:35:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 26, 2010 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Virginia Sen. Jim Webb recently wrote an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal titled "Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege" that really brought home the foolishness of pining for a "conversation on race." The headline itself was a device meant to drive conservatives to cheering, liberals to howling, and the whole of them to page-clicking and reading. Webb's piece was about affirmative action, and his argument was much more nuanced than the headline — sympathetic to the argument for historical redress for African-Americans, unsympathetic to hazy appeals to diversity, appealing for more discussion of a seemingly invisible class of...
  • email from VA Homosexual group suggests Webb vote may be key (BARF ALERT)

    05/27/2010 7:58:49 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies · 389+ views
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 This is an important week in the ongoing effort to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT). The DADT policy currently requires this country’s estimated 66,000 gay and lesbian soldiers, sailors and marines to choose between living their lives openly and in harmony with who they are or continuing to serve their country. Many of these service people willingly place their lives at risk every day in service to freedoms they do not fully share. If you agree that these individuals should be able to serve openly and with dignity, it is particularly important that you make...
  • Which Republican will challenge Democrat Webb in 2012? Allen? Gillespie?

    03/24/2010 7:22:34 PM PDT · by freespirited · 41 replies · 667+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/24/10 | Anita Kumar
    As Democratic Sen. Jim Webb gears up for what appears to be a re-election bid in 2012, the question remains who will run against him? The most obvious is a rematch with Republican George Allen. But many have been buzzing about Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, and chairman of Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign last year. Gillespie gave a political answer when asked him about his possible future. He said he was focused on winning 2010 races as chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee and has not thought about 2012. Gillespie didn't rule out anything but...
  • US-Japan Ties in Question over Air Base [reported worst crisis in decades for Japan-US relations]

    02/17/2010 7:36:51 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 789+ views
    The Diplomat ^ | February 17th 2010 | David McNeill / Nanako Otani
    Described by many as the worst crisis in decades in Japan-US relations, the controversy surrounding the relocation of the US Futenma air base in Okinawa has left Japan’s Prime Minister with the choice of defying its most important ally or breaking a key election pledge. But as David McNeill reports, whatever the outcome, the debate has reinforced Okinawans’ disillusionment with power politics and government promises. Exactly half a century ago, Tokyo and Washington signed a landmark agreement so divisive it forced then US president Dwight D. Eisenhower to cancel a trip to Japan, led to the resignation of Japanese...
  • A democrat saying "No": Virginia Senator Jim Webb defying the President

    02/11/2010 9:15:17 AM PST · by jpl · 35 replies · 2,609+ views
    The New York Post ^ | Wednesday, February 11, 2010 | JOHN J. MILLER
    Sen. James Webb wrote six novels before he tried his hand at nonfiction. His 2004 history of the Scots-Irish in America owns a memorable name: "Born Fighting." The Virginia Democrat might have saved the title for his memoirs: The man who once battled his way through the jungles of Vietnam has become an influential political warrior in Washington, to the sudden consternation of President Obama.
  • Nelson defects from Dems over trials

    02/10/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 672+ views
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2010 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson joined a bipartisan effort on Wednesday to block the administration from trying the Sept. 11th suspects in civilian courts. Nelson (Neb.) signed onto legislation offered by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) to require military commission trials for those suspects. Nelson made the announcement in a conference call with reporters, primarily citing the costs of security for the trials. “I believe that given the severe costs and security risks associated with holding these trials in civilian court, the best course of action would be to use military commissions,” Nelson said. “When...
  • Virginia senators slam delay in offshore drilling

    01/27/2010 9:49:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/10 | Tom Doggett
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Virginia's two U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the Obama administration to carry out a previous plan to lease almost 3 million acres (1.2 million hectares) in federal waters off the state's coastline to oil and natural gas companies. The lawmakers said in a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that recent comments by a department official that the Virginia lease sale originally planned for late 2011 would be delayed until 2012 at the earliest are frustrating given that drilling creates jobs and needed energy supplies. The offshore Virginia area that would be leased may hold 130...
  • Two Senate Democrats want KSM trial out of NYC

    01/27/2010 11:47:30 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 15 replies · 523+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | Kasie Hunt
    Two Senate Democrats are pressuring the Obama administration to move Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s trial out of New York City and into a military commission. Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Jim Webb of Virginia signed on to a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder condemning the administration’s November announcement of a criminal trial in Manhattan. “Your decision to prosecute enemy combatants captured on foreign battlefields like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is without precedent in our nation’s history,” the senators wrote. “Given the risks and costs, it is far more logical, cost-effective, and strategically wise to try Khalid...
  • Allen ‘Not Closing Any Doors’ To Webb Rematch In 2012

    01/26/2010 3:41:00 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 38 replies · 651+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/26/2010 | David Hogberg
    Will ex-GOP Sen. George Allen of Virginia challenge the man who unseated him in 2006, Sen. Jim Webb? “I’m not closing any doors,” Allen told IBD. “Right now I’ve founded the American Energy Freedom Center and am advocating positive ideas on energy. “As far as political efforts, I’ll be helping out candidates in Virginia and around the country who share my common-sense conservative principles.
  • Statement of [Virginia] Senator Webb on the Election Results in Massachusetts

    01/20/2010 11:08:45 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies · 596+ views
    Jim Webb's Senate website ^ | 19 Jan 2010 | Jim Webb (born fighting! now cowering!)
    Statement of Senator Webb on the Election Results in Massachusetts January 19, 2010 Washington, DC—Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) issued the following statement in response to the special election results in Massachusetts: “I congratulate Scott Brown on his victory, and I look forward to working with him in the United States Senate. “In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To...
  • Mad At Jim Webb Tweets

    01/19/2010 9:34:39 PM PST · by brianhumeck · 21 replies · 994+ views
    There’s at least one Democrat who wants to keep his seat, that’s Jim Webb of VA. he came out this evening after there were no doubts left in the Massachusetts Senate race and said the following: In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further...
  • Webb Urges a Halt to Senate Health Care Votes

    01/19/2010 7:35:11 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 217 replies · 7,449+ views
    NYtimes ^ | 01/19/10 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    Responding to the victory in Massachusetts by the Republican, Scott Brown, Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, is calling on Senate leaders to suspend any votes on the Democrats’ health care legislation until Mr. Brown is sworn into office. In a statement, Mr. Webb, who voted for the health care bill in December, congratulated Mr. Brown on his victory and said he looked forward to working with him. But he also said Democrats must take note of the wider implications of the election results.
  • Moderate Dems Already Eye Health Care Exit

    01/19/2010 7:29:09 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 56 replies · 3,130+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/19/2010 | David Hogberg
    Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., appears to be getting a little nervous over Brown’s victory: In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it would only be fair and prudent that we suspend further votes on health care legislation until Senator-elect Brown is seated.
  • Sen. Webb: No HCR Votes Until Brown Seated

    01/19/2010 7:10:50 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 97 replies · 3,747+ views
    Less than 15 minutes after the race was called for Republican Scott Brown, the first of what could be many conservative Democrats asks for leadership to put the brakes on health care reform. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) congratulated Brown on his win and delivered a zinger: "In many ways the campaign in Massachusetts became a referendum not only on health care reform but also on the openness and integrity of our government process. It is vital that we restore the respect of the American people in our system of government and in our leaders. To that end, I believe it...
  • Obenshain: Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner Owe Virginia an Apology

    01/09/2010 6:12:01 PM PST · by HokieMom · 4 replies · 690+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 6, 2010 | Mark D. Obenshain
    > break < In addition to adding an estimated 261,927 people to Virginia's Medicaid rolls, Sens. James Webb and Mark Warner "charitably" committed Virginians to pick up the Medicaid tab for half-a-dozen other states. > break < We commit one-sixth of the state budget to Medicaid - $7 billion a year. Now Virginia's two senators hope to impose on their own state a federally mandated increase in Medicaid enrollment of nearly 30 percent. > break < Mr. Webb, in particular, had the tough talk down pat - insisting that true reform must not create "a cumbersome, overly bureaucratic system." He...
  • Youtube video from visit to Sen. Webb's office

    01/09/2010 2:43:00 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 20 replies · 1,403+ views
    http://www.roanoketeaparty.com/this-is-why-january-18th-is-so-important/ Check out video #2 where Webb's (federal employee) office manager tells the crown "YOU'RE NOT PAYING MY SALARY....."
  • Letter to Senator Webb - Obamacare

    12/31/2009 8:49:52 AM PST · by satan · 2 replies · 434+ views
    In today’s “Washington Times” a lead article begins with the sentence “Leading Democrats like to hold up the Veterans Benefits Administration as an example of how well government can provide health care.” On this I must comment. What I shall describe below is a comparison of my treatment under the current MEDICARE/TRICARE system and that received from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Keep in mind that my treatment by VA was probably expedited as I was already receiving disability and was not new to the VA system when the claim described below was submitted. Someone newly entering the VA system...