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  • Pa. defense firm raided by FBI (Murtha)

    01/22/2009 4:22:08 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies · 1,142+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2009 | Reid Wilson
    Federal agents raided the offices of a Western Pennsylvania defense contractor that has received millions in federal earmarks at the request of Rep. John Murtha, according to local media reports. The offices of Kuchera Industries and Kuchera Defense Systems were shuttered for the day following the raids, the chief financial officer told the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat. The companies' phone system says they will open again Friday morning, and e-mails sent to top company officials went unanswered. Based in Windber, Pa., just outside Johnstown, Kuchera won $8.2 million in federal defense earmarks in the 2008 budget. The earmarks came at the request...
  • Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers (Cut & Run Tour Fizzles on Home Turf)

    05/14/2006 9:21:57 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 90 replies · 2,207+ views
    The Pitssburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 5-14-06 | Richard Robbins
      Murtha speech gets cheers and jeers By Richard Robbins TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, May 14, 2006 U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha -- one of the most vocal critics of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq -- drew cheers and boos during his commencement speech at Seton Hill University on Saturday when he once again called for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. "We don't care. This isn't about graduation," Leonard Pierce, of North Huntingdon, the parent of a graduate, called out several times from the audience. The catcalls prompted shouts from other audience members that Murtha should be allowed...
  • In Search of Murtha's Army

    12/12/2005 9:13:27 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 45 replies · 1,488+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12-13-05 | Jed Babbin
    In Search of Murtha's ArmyBy Jed Babbin Published 12/13/2005 12:10:46 AM Last week, I went to Iraq to search for John Murtha's army. You know: the one he described as "broken, worn out," and "living hand to mouth." Thanks to the help of some friends in low places, I met with a lot of the troops and almost all of the commanders around Baghdad and at Camp Fallujah. Murtha was not just wrong, but damnably wrong. And so, unsurprisingly, is Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, who declared the war unwinnable. I promised to bring back as many of the facts...
  • Genghis John rides again

    12/10/2005 9:33:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 83 replies · 2,495+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12-11-05 | Dimitri Vassilaros
    Genghis John rides again By Dimitri Vassilaros TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, December 11, 2005 Sen. John Kerry's appearance last Sunday on "Face the Nation" suggests he's mastered the nuanced finesse of betraying his contempt for American soldiers without accusing them of behaving in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan. The Massachusetts Democrat has come a long way since 1971. Back then, Mr. Kerry had the starring role as the principled and decorated Vietnam War veteran testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about supposed war atrocities committed not by the Viet Cong but by his fellow vets. Kerry earnestly testified that other...
  • Rep. John Murtha May Face Ethics Investigation

    12/05/2005 7:41:51 AM PST · by ncountylee · 72 replies · 4,968+ views
    sierratimes ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Jim Kouri
    One of the mysteries these days is the about-face of a supposed Democrat war hawk, Representative John Murtha of Pennsylvania. Considered a supporter of the Iraq conflict, the decorated former Marine suddenly came out with statements calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and that the war is not winnable. After the liberal media feasted on his sudden burst on the national scene, Murtha became the new lightning rod for the antiwar, anti-American movement. Recently, he said that the US military was worn out and unable to protect Americans should a security crisis emerge. And the media again...
  • MURTHA COULD FACE ETHICS PROBE

    11/21/2005 8:22:58 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 811+ views
    No Agenda ^ | 11/21/05 | Matt Margolis
    While the big story right now is about Rep. John Murtha's call for a pullout from Iraq within 6 months, it appears Murtha is going to have some big problems soon... Republican lawmakers say that ties between Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) and his brother’s lobbying firm, KSA Consulting, may warrant investigation by the House ethics committee. The calls come as Murtha, a former Marine and pro-military Democrat, has made headlines this week by coming out in support of a rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. According to a June 13 article in The Los Angeles Times, the fiscal 2005...
  • Can You Believe Shep Smith?

    12/02/2005 12:36:10 PM PST · by lawdude · 212 replies · 7,850+ views
    Fox News | 12/2/05 | Self
    <p>Shep Smith was on his 3PM EST segment and talking with Wayne Simmons about paying for news in Iraq. Somehow the talk changed to Murtha and when Simmons said Murtha had bad-mouthed (or words to that effect) our troops, Shep went ballistic.</p>
  • Murtha assesses Army as 'broken' [TRAITOR TO HIS COUNTRY ALERT]

    12/02/2005 6:58:13 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 79 replies · 2,871+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Dec. 2, 2005 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Rep. John P. Murtha is continuing his assault on the Bush administration's Iraq war policy, asserting this week that the U.S. Army is "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth."</p> <p>The Pentagon and a senior Republican senator sharply disagreed with his assessment.</p>
  • Will The Real Murtha Stand Up?

    12/02/2005 11:01:39 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,052+ views
    National Security: Contrary to popular opinion, Rep. John Murtha, the decorated ex-Marine who called for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, is no hawk. He may also soon be probed for misusing defense appropriations. "If you want anything done on the committee, you go to Murtha." He's delivered so much pork to his congressional district, an airport and a major highway are named after Murtha. Ashdown and his nonpartisan watchdog group criticized Murtha for using the $417 billion fiscal 2005 Pentagon spending bill to give business to his lobbyist brother. The Los Angeles Times in June reported that Murtha funneled nearly...
  • Lobbyist's Brother Guided House Bill

    12/02/2005 11:27:25 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies · 1,613+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 13, 2005 | Ken Silverstein and Richard Simon
    A family member's ties to special interests raise questions in the case of Democrat John Murtha. When Congress passed the $417-billion Pentagon spending bill last year, Rep. John P. Murtha, the top Democrat on the House defense appropriations subcommittee, boasted about the money he secured ... But the bill Murtha helped write also benefited at least 10 companies represented by a lobbying firm where his brother, Robert "Kit" Murtha... Clients of the lobbying firm KSA Consulting — whose top officials also include former congressional aide Carmen V. Scialabba, who worked for Rep. Murtha for 27 years — received a total...