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  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    05/26/2014 9:34:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 27 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/26/2014 | Scott Johnson
    When I walked into Spaulding Auditorium to see The Best Years of Our Lives as an undergrad, I had never even heard of the film. When I walked out three hours later, I couldn’t believe I had never heard of it. It is a great film with a lot of truth and a big heart in it. Tonight TCM is carrying the film as part of its Memorial Day lineup. It’s a movie every American should see. If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to try to catch it tonight. Mark Harris tells the highly improbable story behind...
  • Obama IRS Hires Al-Qaida Spy (Weiss Russell)

    03/07/2014 4:17:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Homeland Insecurity: The IRS is diligent to a fault when it comes to vetting conservative groups applying for nonprofit status. But it's out to lunch when vetting employees posing security risks. While the Internal Revenue Service was investigating Tea Party patriots in the run-up to last year's presidential election, it dispensed with basic background checks and hired a convicted Islamist traitor as a high-level official. Mohammad Weiss Rasool, whom the FBI busted last decade for tipping off an al-Qaida terrorist suspect, reportedly now works for the deputy IRS chief financial officer as a financial management analyst, drawing a lucrative salary...
  • U.S. Museum to Exhibit Bertrand Russell's 'Be Nice to Hitler' Letter

    02/23/2014 11:15:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 20, 2014
    Museum of Tolerance buys British Nobel Prize-winning philosopher's letter in which he said the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight.The Los-Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance has acquired a 1937 letter written by Bertrand Russell in which the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher says if the Nazi army invades his native England the British should invite Adolf Hitler to dinner rather than fight. The museum, part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, announced Wednesday that it paid $4,000 for the letter at a London auction last month. "If the Germans succeed in sending an invading army to England we should do...
  • Widow of 'Boston bomber is starting to act like her old self by listening to rock music..."

    07/26/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 25, 2013
    The widow of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has started acting more like her old self by watching movies, listening to rock music and reconnecting with her family, her relatives have said. Katherine Russell, 24, is living at her parents' home in Rhode Island with her daughter by Tsarnaev, and she is enjoying the activities once forbidden by her late husband. She has changed her name back to Katherine Russell from Karima Tsarnaeva, the name she adopted after marrying Tsarnaev, who was killed earlier this year following a police shootout.
  • Joseph Kony 2012: filmmaker Jason Russell arrested on suspicion of masturbating in public

    03/17/2012 5:28:09 AM PDT · by mgist · 20 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3/17/2012 | Nick Allen
    Joseph Kony 2012: filmmaker Jason Russell arrested on suspicion of masturbating in public One of the creators of the “Kony 2012” film about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony has been arrested for allegedly being drunk and masturbating in public. Jason Russell, 33, was also accused of stripping off his clothes and vandalising cars before he was detained in San Diego. Russell, an evangelical Christian, is a co-founder of the American advocacy group Invisible Children. Their 29-minute film has been watched by more than 100 million people and become the fastest spreading video ever.
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Veterans: Thinking of Running for Office?

    11/24/2012 6:28:49 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 8 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/24/2012 | William Russell
    If you are thinking of running for office, this page is for you. This is where I share some of my experiences in a congressional campaign which drew national attention. I will be as informative as possible for those who are weighing a political run, especially those coming from military service. I will add topics as I craft them. For now, KNOW WHY YOU ARE RUNNING If you are thinking of running for office, the most important part of that decision is the “why” of what you are doing. Make sure your reasons are clear and unambiguous. It is hard...
  • 2 teens arrested in Buffalo case of Jack Russell terrier set on fire.

    11/14/2012 8:32:16 PM PST · by takbodan · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | AP
    Two teenagers have been charged with setting a Jack Russell terrier puppy on fire last month in Buffalo. Seventeen-year-old Diondre Brown and 19-year-old Adell Zeigler of Buffalo appeared in City Court Wednesday on charges of felony animal cruelty. Zeigler was denied bail because of a prior conviction. The judge set bail for Brown at $20,000. The 16-week-old puppy was found on fire in a yard on Buffalo's east side on Oct. 29. Named Phoenix by his rescuers, the dog is recovering at an animal hospital with burned ears, an ankle infection, and blistered eyelids.
  • Judge upholds child support in Russian adoption

    07/14/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 07/14/12 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    The Tennessee woman who ended her adoption of a 7-year-old Russian boy by putting him on a plane to Moscow by himself lost her bid Friday to keep from paying $150,000 in child support. Torry Hansen made her first court appearance Friday in a case that began in April 2010 when she sent Artyom Saveliev away from her home in Shelbyville with a letter that said he had violent behavior problems and she no longer wanted to be his mother. Criminal charges were never filed but the Seattle-based adoption agency she used, the World Association for Children and Parents, sued...
  • ‘Outrageous & Ugly’: Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Compares Prominent Jewish Leader to Farrakhan

    06/22/2012 6:25:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/22/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Hip-hop Mogul Russell Simmons created a firestorm after making a comparison between Anti-Defamation League president Abraham Foxman and the Minister Louis Farrakhan. Foxman is calling the comparison, which occurred this week while Simmons was in Jerusalem for the Israel Presidential Conference, “outrageous and ugly.” During his now-contentious remarks, Simmons defended the friendship he has with Farrakhan and dismissed the radical faith leader’s comments on Jews. In drawing his comparison, the business leader claimed that Foxman has alienated African Americans just as Foxman has purportedly alienated Jews. While Foxman is outraged by the incident, some are coming to Simmons’ defense, claiming...
  • Sources: ‘Life coach’ gives up on QB [JaMarcus] Russell

    04/14/2011 9:19:55 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/14/11 | Jason Cole
    Nearly four years after JaMarcus Russell(notes) became the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, his playing career may have completely bottomed out after “life coach” John Lucas asked Russell to leave Houston recently, two sources close to the quarterback told Yahoo! Sports...
  • Freedom Radio Sunday 11/14 8 PM ET: Lt Col Bill Russell, Dr Zuhdi Jasser, and a KSM trial update

    11/14/2010 3:04:38 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies
    Freedom Radio ^ | November 14, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Tonight, Freedom Radio welcomes Lt Col Bill Russell, US Army retired and 2008 Republican nominee to the House of Representatives to discuss the Pennsylvania Republican Committee Chair Robert Gleason who may seek the national RNC chairmanship. Dr. M. Zhudi Jasser will join us from the American Muslim Forum for Democracy and discuss reported decision to indefinitely detained the 9/11 conspirators without trial. Pat and Tim will also discuss the KSM trial during our national security update. That's Freedom Radio, tonight at 8 PM Eastern. Our call-in-number is 646-478-5613.
  • GOP will try to get own candidate off NY ballot

    09/23/2010 8:43:55 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 17 replies
    Tri City Herald ^ | September 22,2010 | JIM FITZGERALD
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. Republicans will try to remove their own candidate from the ballot in a suburban New York congressional race because he wrote an article warning against racial mingling, a party official said Wednesday. Jim Russell, 56, a perennial GOP candidate known for his strong opposition to immigration, wrote in 2001 that parents should teach their children "an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage."
  • Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons displays support for NYC mosque

    08/25/2010 9:18:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2010
    NEW YORK - Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons is making his support for a proposed mosque near ground zero crystal clear through the windows of his apartment overlooking the World Trade Center site. The nine windows on the top story of the Liberty Street building have been taken up by large signs. The first six windows use the symbols of world religions to spell out "coexist," starting with an Islamic star and crescent for the "C” and finishing with a Christian cross for the "T."
  • The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram of Astronomers

    07/22/2010 7:32:20 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 1+ views
  • Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year

    05/18/2010 7:05:51 AM PDT · by blam · 501 replies · 15,273+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 5-18-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Dow Theorist: Sell Everything Liquid, You Won't Recognize America By The End Of The Year Joe Weisenthal May. 18, 2010, 8:57 AM Image: US Army WHOA! Richard Russell, the famous writer of the Dow Theory Letters, has a chilling line in today's note: Do your friends a favor. Tell them to "batten down the hatches" because there's a HARD RAIN coming. Tell them to get out of debt and sell anything they can sell (and don't need) in order to get liquid. Tell them that Richard Russell says that by the end of this year they won't recognize the country....
  • Tim Burns for Congress (Election is Tuesday)

    05/13/2010 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies · 493+ views
    My name is Tim Burns and I am NOT a politician. I don't claim to know "how Washington works" because I don't believe that it does. I've never secured wasteful pork barrel spending and I don't spend more than I have. I am a businessman, who is tired of the massive government spending, trillions of dollars of debt and the corruption in Congress.
  • Filling the void in 12th District (PA-12 major local paper endorses Bill Russell in Repub Primary)

    05/10/2010 9:59:32 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 28 replies · 574+ views
    Washington Observer-Observer ^ | 5-10-2010 | Editorial
    Filling the void in 12th District Observer-Reporter May 10, 2010 The unexpected death in February of U.S. Rep. John Murtha left a void in the U.S. Congress and, more specifically, in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District, that seems unlikely to be filled anytime soon. Murtha not only brought a wealth of expertise on defense issues to the U.S. House of Representatives, but also pulled a bounty of federal projects into his district. Some may have condemned it as pork-barrel spending, but it brought the region a much-needed economic lift as the steel industry withered. Voters in the 12th Congressional District will...
  • Raiders release former No. 1 overall pick (JaMarcus) Russell

    05/06/2010 3:27:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 906+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/10 | Josh Dubow - ap
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders released former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell on Thursday, ending a three-year tenure marked by his high salary and unproductive play on the field. Senior executive John Herrera told The Associated Press about the move and said that "we wish him well." The decision came less than two weeks after Oakland acquired Jason Campbell from Washington to take over at quarterback and signifies that owner Al Davis finally lost patience with the immensely talented but unproductive player he drafted first overall in 2007 against the wishes of former coach Lane Kiffin. Russell will...
  • Freedom Radio, 8 PM EDT tonight, Barletta, Russell, Ryan and Haughton for U.S. Congress

    05/02/2010 1:53:44 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 21 replies · 335+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | May 2, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Honest Conservative features an all-star lineup on Freedom Radio tonight beginning at 8 PM Eastern. With the Pennsylvania primary (and a special election in PA-12) just two weeks away, the team is ready to clean up the mess the liberal incumbents have left behind. Retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell (PA-12) is the REAL conservative vying to defeat both PA machine pic Tim Burns and Murtha's aide Mark Critz. Former Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta (PA-11), known for his principled stance on illegal immigration, is vying to defeat incumbent Paul Kanjorki. Retired Marine Col. Frank Ryan (PA-17) seeks to unseat Tim...
  • Sources: (JaMarcus) Russell release imminent (Oakland Raiders)

    04/28/2010 5:52:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies · 517+ views
    ESPN ^ | April 28, 2010 | John Clayton
    The Oakland Raiders are preparing to release quarterback JaMarcus Russell but have to await the final word from owner Al Davis before they can do so, according to sources. Russell is on the books for $9.45 million this season, including $3 million in guaranteed money. Since trading for former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell on Saturday, the Raiders have studied Russell's contract and tried to figure out ways to release him to save the organization some money.
  • Free Pennsylvania

    04/27/2010 11:32:43 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 45 replies · 668+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | April 27, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Free Pennsylvania Rob Gleason’s man Tim Burns appears on radio and television shows across the nation regularly these days, now that he received the Republican party endorsement for the seat formerly held by Jack Murtha. Rob Gleason is PA Republican State Chair and long time Murtha ally. Yes, I said Republican. Burns does not mentioned that the grassroots conservative candidate for the House of Representatives from PA, Lt. Col. Bill Russell is beating him in the polls by 29 points http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/23/defeat-for-another-house-seat/ . Burns is beating Critz the Democrat candidate by 4 according to his website. This translates to Russell smashing...
  • Cash pours in for Murtha's top aide in Pa. race for seat

    04/26/2010 9:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 818+ views
    WaPo ^ | April 26, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Many of the defense contractors that benefited from the late Rep. John Murtha's power to dole out Pentagon contracts are lining up to help elect his top aide to the seat. Defense contractors, local business officers and lobbyists that relied on earmarked federal contracts from Murtha (D-Pa.) recently chipped in $142,400 to elect Mark Critz, an analysis by The Washington Post shows. Those donations made up more than 52 percent of the individual contributions that Critz raised in the first-quarter of 2010 as he seeks to replace his late boss, new campaign records reveal. Critz is a friendly face to...
  • Democrats deception in PA12

    04/24/2010 11:51:05 AM PDT · by paman12 · 6 replies · 625+ views
    The democrats are pulling all the stops to win the PA12 special election on May 18th. PA12 background, this district is very interesting. Even though there are more democrat voters than republicans,however there are more conservatives and moderates than a very few liberals. The people here are older and just used to voting democrat. With this said, Pelosi and Obama have low approval rating, even among democrats. Plus, the health care bill is very unpopular here. If interested you can see more poll results here Moving on, Critz who is in a very tight spot as a democrat this year,...
  • Special Election-PA 12th House District-May 18 (Murtha's seat)

    04/13/2010 7:50:30 AM PDT · by randita · 32 replies · 823+ views
    Key House Races ^ | 4/13/10 | randita
    This is a VERY important election. We've been fighting for this seat for a long time and finally have a great shot of taking it both in the May 18 Special Election and in November. Tim Burns (R) has been selected as the GOP candidate to run in the May 18 Special Election against Mark Critz (D), but both Burns and another good GOP candidate, Bill Russell, are running in the May 18 Primary to face off against Critz in November. Burns needs our support now to win the seat on May 18.Note that this district went for McCain in...
  • Russell Accuses State Republican Party Chairman of Collusion (PA-12)

    03/24/2010 11:09:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 130 replies · 1,180+ views
    The Kittaning Paper ^ | March 24, 2010 | David Croyle
    Russell Accuses State Republican Party Chairman of Collusion March 24, 2010 by David CroyleHarrisburg is talking about last night’s cable show in Kittanning where the Republican candidate for the 12th Congressional District accused the state Republican Party chairman of collusion.Bill Russell ran two years ago against John Murtha in his last election in 2008, raising $3.6 million and earning an impressive 42 percent of the vote. Following his loss, Russell announced he would run against him again.Since Murtha’s unexpected death on February 8, a special election will now be held simultaneously with the Primary on May 18. However, while Russell...
  • GOP wants party unity, but Russel’s not budging; will write-in himself for special [PA-12]

    03/23/2010 4:50:23 AM PDT · by Crichton · 104 replies · 1,273+ views
    PA2010.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | John Manganaro
    After Republicans nominated businessman Tim Burns as their special election candidate in the 12th Congressional District, state party chairman said he hoped that military veteran Bill Russell would get behind the GOP’s candidate. But Russell, ever the anti-establishment candidate, is sticking to his guns. He’s continued to criticize the process by which Burns was nominated. He’s preparing to go up against Burns in the May primary to be held the same day as the special election. And he says—only half-jokingly—that he won’t even vote for Burns over Democrat Mark Critz in the special election, opting instead to write himself in....
  • Part 2 - Interview of the Man Who Would Take Murtha's Seat

    02/27/2010 8:15:50 AM PST · by ma_che62 · 3 replies · 213+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 2/27/2010 | Alan Fraser
    ...we cannot afford to show weakness...But when you do meet a terrorist or thug or bully who is not going to be reasoned with, you've got to have the baseline tools with which you can project power and strength so as to nullify bad situations appropriately...[i]f you broadcast the message that Americans are going to leave, you're saying that you're going to abandon your friends to the whims of the whatever remnants of the enemy remain. The use of timelines -- not carrying fight to enemy, not isolating the enemy from the people we want to have on our side...
  • The Man Who Wants to Take Murtha's Seat for the GOP

    02/23/2010 8:19:51 AM PST · by ma_che62 · 14 replies · 562+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Fraser | Alan
    Lt. Col. Bill Russell is running for the the congressional seat of the 12th District of Pennsylvania, left open by the sudden death of Jack Murtha. In an interview with AT Military Editor Alan Fraser, Col. Russell discusses the U.S. military in American culture and how, in the GWOT, the enemy is using our own cultural institutions as weapons in an attempt to defeat us, with the Haditha fraud as a prime example.
  • William Russell, Doug Hoffman, Diggs Brown, Adams Taxin Freedom Radio 2-nite, 8 PM EST

    02/14/2010 2:13:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 15 replies · 423+ views
    Freedom Radio ^ | February 14, 2010 | Honest Conservative
    Join Honest Conservative tonight at 8 PM Eastern for a Nite Cap with 4 heroes of the American Conservative Movement, all defenders of the constitution. Lt. Col. Bill Russell, running or the seat formerly held by the late Jack Murtha, Doug Hoffman running or the House Seat from NY's 23rd, Major Diggs Brown (retired) running for the House from Colorado, and Adam Taxin, columnest and raconteur running after all the nations most important and timely news in an original point of view. Don't miss it! The link is here. The call in number is 646-478-5613.
  • Those Who've Already Filed to run for Murtha's Seat

    02/08/2010 3:10:02 PM PST · by no dems · 38 replies · 1,015+ views
    D.C.'s Political Report ^ | February 8, 2010 | no dems
    O.K., I know it's not Murtha's seat; that was just for clarification. That said: Those who filed to run for Murtha’s seat in PA’s 12th District before his death are: Dems: Former Naval Officer Ryan Bucchianeri and Attorney Ron Mackell Republicans: Activist Dave Battaglia, Businessman Tim Burns and Army Vet & ’08 nominee William T. “Bill” Russell
  • MURTHA CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE TROOPS

    11/18/2009 8:38:57 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies · 1,001+ views
    Russell for Congress | 11-17-09 | William Russell
    November 17, 2009 MURTHA CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE TROOPS By William RussellIn recent interviews defending President Obama’s slow decision making on Afghanistan, Congressman John Murtha continues to undermine our troops, embolden our enemies, and place our country in greater danger. He does this by drawing on the wrong lessons from his own experience in Vietnam, and endorsing the enemy’s propaganda.  By continually questioning the request for more troops, Mr. Obama and Mr. Murtha are signaling the possibility that America might withdraw as we did in Vietnam. But unlike Vietnam, we do not have the choice of leaving and withdrawing to our...
  • Oklahoma senator to propose bill to counter hate-crimes law

    11/17/2009 8:32:40 AM PST · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies · 845+ views
    The Oklahoma Daily ^ | November 17, 2009 | Ricky Maranon
    NORMAN, Okla. -- An Oklahoma state senator plans to offer a bill in the spring legislative session that would give the state of Oklahoma the power to opt out of federal requirements for carrying out the newly amended hate crimes law. State Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, said the newly passed Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which extends hate crimes law protections to include actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability, oversteps the bounds of the federal government and hinders free speech and religious freedom. “The federal government should not be creating...
  • Nite Cap @ Freedom Radio with Bob Wiemann of Sins of the General, and Lt. Col. Bill Russell, PA

    10/04/2009 9:41:20 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 18 replies · 902+ views
    BlogtalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | October 4, 2009 | HonestConservative
    BlogTalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | Sunday, October 4, 2009 | 8 pm est., THAT's TONIGHT! Welcome me home from Kill Devil HIlls, DC and DE by joining me for a NiteCap at Freedom Radio as we share wit and wisdom with our guests, Lt. Col. Bill Russell and Lt. Col. Bob Weimann, retired, author of Sins of the General Series. We'll discuss the threat made to Bill Russell from the Murtha campaign as well as the future of the people of Johnstown and the innumerable Murtha family scandals. Also we will ask Bill to update us on the newest...
  • Soldier charged in deaths of 5 U.S. troops (Perp Identified)

    05/12/2009 7:00:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 158 replies · 5,939+ views
    CNN ^ | May 12, 2009
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The U.S. soldier who fired on fellow troops in Iraq has been identified as Army Sgt. John Russell, and he's been charged with five counts of murder, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Russell killed five people when he fired on other troops at a stress clinic at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad International Airport, U.S. officials said. Along with five counts of murder, Russell also was charged with one count of aggravated assault, said Maj. Gen. David Perkins, who briefed reporters in Baghdad. Russell is on his third tour in Iraq. He's with the 54th Engineering Battalion,...
  • Nite Cap at Freedom Radio with Bob Wiemann of the Sins of the General, and Bill Russell of PA

    05/15/2009 5:44:56 PM PDT · by HonestConservative · 58 replies · 1,548+ views
    BlogTalkRadio/NiteCap at Freedom Radio ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2009 | HonestConservative
    Welcome me home from Kitty Hawk by joining me for a NiteCap at Freedom Radio as we share wit and wisdom with our guests, Lt. Col. Bill Russell and Lt. Col. Bob Weimann, retired, author of Sins of the General Series. We'll discuss the threat made to Bill Russell from the Murtha campaign as well as the future of the people of Johnstown and the innumerable Murtha family scandals. Bob Weimann has written to the Secretary of the Army on behalf of our friends Capt. Roger HIll and Sgt. Tommy Scott. You can look into the heroic and unselfish story...
  • Murtha Rival Says Congressman's Top Aide Threatened him with court martialed

    05/13/2009 11:44:15 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies · 2,008+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday May 13, 2009 | By Judson Berger
    Murtha Rival Says Congressman's Top Aide Threatened to Have Him Court-Martialed Bill Russell, an Iraq war veteran who served with the Army, says Rep. John Murtha's chief of staff threatened to have him court-martialed when he ran against the Democratic congressman in 2008. By Judson Berger FOXNews.com Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Talk about hardball politics. Rep. John Murtha's opponent in the 2008 election claims the Pennsylvania congressman's chief of staff has threatened to have him recalled to active duty and court-martialed for campaigning while in the military, which is in violation of military code. Bill Russell, an Iraq war veteran...
  • 6 months after election, Russell still sparring with Murtha camp (PA)

    05/09/2009 12:48:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 907+ views
    The Tribune-Democrat ^ | May 8, 2009 | Mike Faher
    Although six months have passed since Republican William Russell was defeated by Democratic U.S. Rep. John Murtha, the bad blood between the two camps lives on. Russell, a retired Army man who plans another run against Murtha next year, now contends that the congressman’s chief of staff used coarse language while threatening to have the GOP candidate “recalled” to active military duty. Russell further claims that Murtha’s office has contacted his former commanding officer, also to inquire about a potential recall. “This is a brazen abuse of power and a threat to the integrity of both the Department of Defense...
  • Freedom Radio's NiteCap with Lt. Col. Bill Russelll and Chris Freind of the Philadelphia Bulletin

    02/20/2009 11:13:41 AM PST · by HonestConservative · 99 replies · 1,638+ views
    Freedom Radio's NiteCap ^ | February 20, 2009 | HonestConservative
    No stimulus checks for this bunch! Join HonestConservative for NiteCap's live interview with Lt. Col. William Russell running for the US House against Jerk Murtha. Such and important race it must be a focus of the Republican Party. Also, the great Chris Freind of the Philadelphia Bulletin who is like a dog with a bone, all over the antics of the Rendell administration of PA. PA is a mirror of the country, so what Rendell is getting away with, the mafioso in your state are getting away with, too. Learn where to look for such thievery in your state! Sunday...
  • Russell Internals have him tied with Murtha

    11/04/2008 12:20:00 AM PST · by Onerom99 · 47 replies · 3,413+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 11/4/08 | Mark Hemingway
    Just spoke to a source close to the William Russell campaign on the ground in Pennsylvania, and here's what he had to say about the status of the Murtha/Russell race: * The Russell campaign's internal polls had them tied(!) at 46 percent Saturday night. * Murtha has raised a fortune in the last days of the campaign now that he's in trouble — but it's largely for naught. All of the air time in the district in Western Pennsylvania is already bought up, so he can't spend the money on ads. * Because they can't spend money on ads, they're...
  • Rep. Murtha Walks Out When Pressed On Comments

    11/03/2008 6:07:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 1,835+ views
    WPXI.com ^ | October 31, 2008
    PITTSBURGH -- After a campaign rally, incumbent Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha walked out on an interview with Channel 11 when he was pressed to answer questions regarding controversial comments he previously made to the press. Earlier this month, Murtha publicly said that Western Pennsylvania is a “racist area” and this will be a problem for Obama’s campaign in the state. When pressed about his controversial comments, Murtha said, “Now you see what you’re doing? You’re getting away from the real issues of this campaign. You are getting away from the economy and health care. You are getting away from education.”
  • Russell Takes Aim At Murtha At New Stanton Rally [And Freepers Were There!]

    11/02/2008 6:54:11 PM PST · by RedRover · 45 replies · 1,234+ views
    KDKA Channel 2 ^ | November 1, 2008
    NEW STANTON (KDKA) ― Rep. John Murtha has represented Pennsylvania's 12th District since 1974, but a relative newcomer to the political scene is threatening to unseat him. On Saturday, Murtha took aim at his GOP challenger at a rally, and today his opponent Bill Russell returned fire. Surrounded by veterans and the mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Iraq, Republican Congressional candidate Bill Russell took aim at Murtha. Russell held a rally in New Stanton this afternoon. But on the airways, Murtha launched a series of attack ads against an opponent he admitted that he did not take...
  • Murtha Grovels Before MoveOn.org to Beat Bill Russell

    10/29/2008 3:50:07 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 10 replies · 631+ views
    The Politico ^ | October 29, 2008 | Ryan Grim
    It's been an unusual alliance from the beginning and now Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), in trouble in his race to keep his seat, is appealing to his old friends at MoveOn to come to his rescue. The relatively conservative Murtha became a hero to MoveOn members when he came out early against the war. His military background and previous support of the war made his opposition significant. The letter asking for campaign cash doesn't mention what, exactly, got him into the trouble he's in, but refers instead to "swiftboating" and "the right-wing attack machine." "This is a real emergency—with just...
  • New Ad Hammers John Murtha for His Statements Against U.S. Marines - Video 10/26/08

    10/26/2008 9:39:33 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 379+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 26, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is a new ad by William Russell, the Republican opposing Democrat John Murtha in his Congressional race in Pennsylvania. The ad hammers Murtha for saying the Marines accused of crimes in Haditha were guilty, even before they had a trial - where they were found innocent. Murtha never apologized for his slight against those Marines. Russell appears to have a real chance to unseat Murtha. This ad will help. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Close Race Predicted in 12th Congressional District (Murtha's District)

    10/25/2008 6:11:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies · 1,037+ views
    WTAJ TV (Altoona) ^ | 10/24/2008 | Kevin Flanigan
    A new poll released this week shows one Western Pennsylvania Congressional race a lot tighter then many were expecting. Long time incumbent Democrat John Murtha has only a narrow lead in his race for re-election in he 12th Congressional District. Now in his 18'th term, Congressmen John Murtha is used to winning re-election by comfortable margins. But this time around, it appears a strong challenge is underway. The Democrat Murtha was first elected to Congress back in 1974. In recent years, he's been able to base his re-election campaigns on the economic benefits he has brought back to his...
  • Murtha in Danger of Losing Congressional Seat

    10/23/2008 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 48 replies · 1,486+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | OCT 23,2008 | news.google.com
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported October 23 that Democratic Congressman Jack Murtha is in a statistical dead heat with Republican challenger William Russell, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who decided to run against Murtha after the congressman made disparaging remarks about Marines serving in Iraq. According to the report, Murtha holds a lead of just over 4 percentage points, which is within the polling margin of error for the poll cited by the Tribune-Review. The poll was taken immediately after Murtha's latest controversial remark about constituents in his district, so the poll may change again after the effect of Murtha's comments...
  • Murtha's hold on House seat slips

    10/23/2008 5:04:40 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 77 replies · 1,618+ views
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008 | Mike Wereschagin and David M. Brown
    Two veteran warriors battling to represent the 12th Congressional District appear locked in the closest race in the district in years. Democratic Rep. John Murtha leads retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell by a little more than 4 percentage points, within the Susquehanna Poll's 4.9-point margin of error. The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted for the Tribune-Review on Tuesday, amid uproar over Murtha's statement that some of his constituents are racist.
  • Russell Responds to Murtha’s “Redneck” Comment (Throw the bum out PA)

    10/21/2008 6:00:40 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 33 replies · 1,319+ views
    http://russellbrigade.com ^ | OCT 21,2008 | russellbrigade.com
    Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Monday some of his constituents in western Pennsylvania are “rednecks” and the entire region just five to 10 years ago was “really redneck.” The comments come one week after he called his own constituents “racist” in an interview with his local newspaper. “What I said, that indicted everybody, that’s not what I meant at all. What I mean is there’s still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black,” Murtha said. Murtha said the history of southwestern Pennsylvania is teeming with racism. “This whole area, years ago, was really redneck,” he...
  • Now we are 'rednecks'

    10/20/2008 5:59:55 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 62 replies · 2,315+ views
    On the heels of telling the Pittsburgh Tribune Review that racism would play into the vote in Western Pennsylvania for president next month, Rep. Jack Murtha told local Pittsburgh television station WTAE that it's difficult for many in the area to change, saying just five to 10 years ago the entire area was "redneck." You have to wonder how residents of Pennsylvania like the descriptive phrases that have been piled on in the past few months. First, it was bitter and God and gun clinging, then it was racist, now they are rednecks. In an interview with reporter David Brown...
  • Murtha sorry about that racist comment

    10/16/2008 9:58:38 AM PDT · by Salena Zito · 50 replies · 2,000+ views
    Rep. John Murtha said today in a prepared statement that he is sorry for making the comment that Western Pennsylvania is a racist area. Yesterday Murtha told the Tribune-Review that "Obama's got a problem with the race issue in Western Pennsylvania" and that the junior senator from Illinois could expect his skin color to cost him up to 4 percentage points at the polls on Nov. 4. In his statement today, Murtha said: "While we cannot deny that race is a factor in this election, I believe we've been able to look