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  • Jim Webb Exploring Presidential Run

    11/20/2014 7:07:13 AM PST · by central_va · 40 replies
    WRVA ^ | 11/20/14 | 1040WRVA.com
    Richmond, VA (1140wrva.com) – Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb (D), despite having retired from just one term in Washington, has announced he is forming an exploratory committee to consider running for President. If he did run, he would likely have to beat former First Lady Hillary Clinton in the primaries. Webb says the country needs leadership, and a willingness to work beyond partisan lines. He says he is beholden to no one, and will not govern by polls. He also stresses that he feels the equality of opportunity in the U.S. has been backsliding, and he would work to change...
  • Chelsea Clinton gives birth

    09/26/2014 10:48:23 PM PDT · by twister881 · 117 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/27/2014 | CNN
    CNN breaking news states Chelsea Clinton has given birth to a girl.
  • Oklahoma Beheader Linked to Al Qaeda Leader Awlaki, Boston Bomber's Mosque

    09/27/2014 4:56:17 AM PDT · by AU72 · 14 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Sept. 27 2014 | Jordan Schachtel
    Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen -- the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism, including a previous. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda...
  • Jack Webb in The D.I.

    06/06/2014 9:30:23 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 26 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    A brief clip from a great old movie with Dragnet's Jack Webb.
  • 'Hannity' Guest Confronts Lawmaker Who Called Clarence Thomas a ‘Very Prolific Uncle Tom’

    02/26/2014 3:43:14 AM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 2-25-2014 | Randy Hall
    Full title - "Only Fox Cares: 'Hannity' Guest Confronts Lawmaker Who Called Clarence Thomas a ‘Very Prolific Uncle Tom’" The plight of black conservatives took center stage during Monday's edition of Hannity, a weeknight program on the Fox News Channel. The segment featured footage of African-American radio host David Webb interviewing Alvin Holmes, a Democratic state representative in Alabama who had used the racial slur “Uncle Tom” to describe Clarence Thomas, the black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Only the Fox News Channel has reported this story on TV. Holmes said he stands behind his previous statement because Thomas...
  • Suspicions Growing Over Death of Journalist Probing NSA and CIA Abuses

    07/09/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 132 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 July 2013 | Alex Newman
    Weeks after the fiery death of investigative journalist Michael Hastings , who was probing abuses by the CIA and NSA and had recently informed others that he was being investigated by federal authorities, suspicions about his mysterious car crash are still swirling around the Internet. While police officially ruled the death an “accident,” serious questions are still surfacing — even in the establishment media and among prominent officials. Based on e-mails Hastings sent out shortly before he died about working on a “big story” and needing to go “off the radar,” it has become clear that he was worried, too....
  • 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...
  • The secret war behind Benghazi (lot's of good info)

    02/10/2013 2:14:36 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 100 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 2/10/2013 | KYLE SMITH
    Obama gave his chief counterterrorism advisor, John Brennan, who is now the nominee to be the next leader of the CIA, a blank check. Brennan could do just about whatever he needed to do in North Africa and the Mideast, contend Murphy and Webb. Brennan chose to conduct a dangerous classified war without looping in Stevens, who paid with his life for his ignorance, according to the book. The Joint Special Operations Command, which Brennan controls, is a collection of special forces outside of the regular military command originally formed as a hostage-rescue team. But in the middle of last...
  • Jack Webb Schools Obama On Democracy

    06/23/2012 11:52:55 AM PDT · by murron · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | December 18, 2009
    This is timely.
  • 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...
  • Senators Burr & Webb Introduce Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act

    10/15/2011 6:42:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 October, 2011 | GOA
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jim Webb (D-VA), along with 10 other cosponsors, introduced legislation that would end the arbitrary process through which the government strips veterans and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights. Currently, veterans who have a fiduciary appointed to act on their behalf are deemed “mentally defective” and are reported to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a system which prevents them from being able to purchase firearms in the United States. The Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act would require a judicial authority...
  • Webb, Warner push to start offshore [Virginia] oil and gas exploration

    07/07/2011 6:18:16 PM PDT · by GunMage · 18 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 7, 2011 | Bill Bartel
    U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner introduced legislation Wednesday that would speed up the timetable for natural gas and oil exploration off Virginia's coast and expand the state's share of offshore territory. The bill also would require that half of future government revenues from offshore drilling be allocated directly to the state government or spent by federal officials on conservation efforts, transportation improvements and alternative energy projects in Virginia. The two Democrats' proposal goes further in seeking a larger share for Virginia from offshore resources than a House measure co-sponsored by two Hampton Roads congressmen. However, the plan will...
  • 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.
  • The Flame-Out Senator

    02/10/2011 1:48:51 PM PST · by La Lydia · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 10, 2011 | Peter Boyer
    The end of Jim Webb’s senatorial career, with his announcement that he would not seek re-election in 2012, was far less surprising than the fact that Webb even had a senatorial career to end. He’d arrived in the Senate seeming ready to leave... That 2006 Webb campaign had the feel of a forced march, a mood that very much reflected the candidate himself. His public appearances had all the spontaneous joy of a line inspection at Camp Lejeune. Webb spoke with a flat, matter-of-fact voice, always in earnest tones. He possessed none of the innate muscle memory of a natural...
  • 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 won't run for reelection in 2012

    02/09/2011 8:52:04 AM PST · by WL-law · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11:21 AM ET, 02/ 9/2011 | Ben Pershing
    Breaking news from the Washington Post: Sen. James Webb (D-Va.) is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that he will not run for reelection in 2012, according to two Democratic sources who requested anonymity because the decision has not yet been made public. .......
  • 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.
  • Democrat Webb: Obama Did a 'Terrible Job' on Health Care (Yet, the idiot voted for it)

    01/14/2011 8:42:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/14/11 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    Democrat Webb: Obama Did a 'Terrible Job' on Health Care8:55 AM, Jan 14, 2011 By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON The Virginia Pilot writes, "The Obama administration 'did a really terrible job handling health care reform,' he [Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.)] said, because the president relied on Congress to draft a plan. 'You can't turn something that complicated loose on the United States Congress,' he said..."
  • 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.
  • Years after 'macaca moment,' Webb urged to worry about Allen return (Cuccinelli in the running too)

    12/07/2010 11:47:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-28 | Shane D'Aprile
    Virginia Republicans have paved the way for former Sen. George Allen's (R-Va.) comeback in 2012, but a rematch of one of 2006's nastiest Senate contests is still far from a forgone conclusion. The speculation about Allen’s return has put the pressure on Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), who some Democrats think is ambivalent about another run in 2012. (snip) The one conservative who could give Allen the toughest time in a primary is state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has made national headlines by helping lead the charge on the state level against implementation of the healthcare law.
  • Space science: The telescope that ate astronomy

    10/29/2010 9:10:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/27/10 | Lee Billings
    NASA's next-generation space observatory promises to open new windows on the Universe — but its cost could close many more.It has to work — for astronomers, there is no plan B. NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in 2014, is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and the key to almost every big question that astronomers hope to answer in the coming decades. Its promised ability to peer back through space and time to the formation of the first galaxies made it the top priority in the 2001 astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey, one of a...
  • Jim Webb(Angry-D-VA) to join Connolly-D in rally on Sat in Woodbridge, VA

    10/29/2010 11:04:56 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    email from jimmy webb
    Greetings, Please join Senator Jim Webb and Congressman Gerry Connolly for a pre-canvassing rally at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Prince William County Democratic Headquarters in Woodbridge. After the brief rally with Senator Webb and Congressman Connolly, volunteers will fan out to do some critical, last minute door-knocking and canvassing in the Woodbridge area. The race in the 11th Congressional District is going to be extremely close, and your help can make a difference! In its editorial endorsement of October 21, 2010, the Washington Post said it best when it declared: “Mr. Connolly has distinguished himself...
  • Webb steps up criticism of White House over proposed closure of command

    08/12/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Nickname · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 12, 2010 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO
    Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who may need President Barack Obama's coattails in 2012, is stepping up his criticism of the White House over plans to close a giant command center in Norfolk. Webb, in a written statement, said that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates "acted too hastily" in targeting the U.S. Joint Forces Command, which employs more than 6,000. Webb also said that he was disappointed that the Obama administration did not consult with the Virginia congressional delegation before announcing the shutdown.
  • NAACP criticizes Webb; Allen makes distinction

    07/28/2010 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nickname · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2010 | JIM NOLAN AND TYLER WHITLEY
    An opinion article by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., advocating an end to government diversity programs is drawing fire from the head of the Virginia chapter of the NAACP. "We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich, United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live," wrote executive director King Salim Khalfani. "Your opponent then and coming, George Allen, would not have had the gall to write about the 'myth of white privilege' even though I am sure he feels that way."
  • Fairness for all

    07/26/2010 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 26, 2010 | Editorial
    "A plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future . . . In an odd historical twist that all Americans see but few can understand, many programs allow recently arrived immigrants to move ahead of similarly situated whites whose families have been in the country for generations." -- Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), in a Wall Street Journal column calling for an end to government-run diversity programs
  • Va senator calls for ending diversity programs (a Democrat no less)

    07/23/2010 5:19:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 7/23/10 | BOB LEWIS/AP Political Writer
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony. Webb wrote an op-ed column in Friday's Wall Street Journal that said a "plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future." Webb's press secretary, Jessica Smith, said Friday that the senator felt the column speaks for itself and that he would not comment further....
  • Communism on the March

    06/11/2010 2:50:51 PM PDT · by palmer · 22 replies · 645+ views
    FInancial Sense Online ^ | 6.11.2010 | J. R. Nyquist
    Have you ever been to the Website of the Communist Party USA? It's worth studying, if only to compare the policy positions taken by the Communists with your own. Are you a fellow traveler? Are you a friend or ally of the left? Perhaps, up until now, you have been following the party line unwittingly. And what, pray tell, is the party line? "A better world is possible," says the Communist Party USA, "a world where people come before profits. That's socialism. That's our vision." The Communists also want us to support the elimination of America's nuclear arsenal through the...
  • 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...
  • Letters To Virginia Senators Webb And Warner About The Applause Offered To Calderon By The Dems

    05/24/2010 5:18:32 AM PDT · by 84rules · 7 replies · 881+ views
    84rules News & Commentary Blog ^ | May 24, 2010 | 84rules
    Letters To Webb And Warner Concerning The Applause Offered to Felipe Calderon By The Democrats 84rules May 24, 2010
  • Senator Webb bill would protect military, DOD, health plans?

    03/29/2010 6:36:36 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 13 replies · 641+ views
    GCN Government Computer News ^ | 26 March 2010 | Federal Daily via GCN Government Computer News
    This is an EXCERPT of the GCN story: Bill would vaccinate Tricare against reform complications ...would address the concerns of military families * By Federal Daily * Mar 26, 2010 ...proposed ... Tricare Affirmation Act ... IRS tax code ... Tricare and other Defense Department health plans meet the minimum essential individual health insurance ... coverage requirement ... health care reform bill ... Obama ... bill was introduced March 22 by Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va) Webb said ...potential confusion ... new act’s minimum coverage requirements... companion bill in the House, H.R.4887, ... Ike Skelton ...approved ...by a vote of 403...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Dr. O's bill flatlining: Ponders health Plan B after big loss

    01/20/2010 2:49:25 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies · 670+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2010 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown's stunning upset in Massachusetts blew a massive hole in plans for passing health-care reform, with Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia bluntly warning party leaders not to ram anything through until Brown gets seated. The White House and congressional Democrats had been drawing up emergency plans for how to move health care quickly in the event Democrat Marsha Coakley lost, depriving them of the 60 votes needed to overcome Republican filibusters "How do we do it with 59?" asked Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens), fearing health-care reform could be dead. At least one plan involved slapping together...
  • 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...
  • 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....."
  • Bolling Urges Warner and Webb to Not Support Health Care Reform

    12/21/2009 12:19:34 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 24 replies · 1,179+ views
    Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling sent a strongly worded letter to Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner Monday expressing outrage over special concessions given to certain states to obtain support for federal health care legislation from their Senators and asking them to oppose this legislation, which Bolling called “misguided.” “As you know, one of our major concerns with this legislation is the potential impact it could have on the cost of Medicaid for Virginia’s state government,” wrote Bolling. “Many reports have suggested that this legislation could result in much higher Medicaid costs for state governments across the nation, costs that state...
  • Where's Webb?

    12/20/2009 1:20:32 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies · 1,310+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 12/20/09 | Scott Johnson
    I went back to our GOP Senate source to ask if the Democratic victory lap over the status of Obmacare in the Senate might be premature. He comments: It feels to me it's nothing short of journalistic malpractice that no one has talked to Jim Webb. He hasn't said a word over the last two days, yet he wrote an op-ed earlier this week saying he was undecided and his spokeswoman told the Washington Post the same thing on Thursday. And no one has asked him anything. One thing I'll say in terms of what Republicans will do over the...
  • Tangled Webb - Sen. Jim Webb is the quiet man who could land a big blow on Obamacare.

    12/19/2009 1:55:13 PM PST · by OldDeckHand · 48 replies · 2,744+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 12/19/09 | Robert Costa
    In Congress’s upper chamber, a Virginia fox may be the one to deliver the knock-out uppercut to Obamacare. Quiet, cunning, and independent, Sen. Jim Webb (D., Va.) has been on the sidelines for much of the Senate’s health-care debate. Instead of ranting, like Bernie Sanders, Webb has been mulling legislative language in his office for weeks. Neighboring Senate staffers whisper that Team Webb is having a real tough time shuffling the senator out of the office to make appearances on the glad-handing circuit. It seems the man just wants to sit, study, read, and think — strange priorities in the...
  • GOP hopes Sen. Webb will help kill health care bill

    12/15/2009 5:03:09 PM PST · by advance_copy · 19 replies · 965+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/15/09 | Manu Raju
    Senate Republicans say they want to “smoke out” Democratic senators who could help them bring down the health care bill, and so far, they think they’ve found one in Sen. Jim Webb. With all the attention focused on four other fence-sitting moderates, Webb has voted with Republicans six times on the first series of amendments on the Senate floor — giving GOP leaders some hope that the unpredictable Virginian could buck his party in the end and block the bill. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, No. 4 in GOP leadership, said Webb’s votes “came as a bit of a surprise”...
  • Vietnam defense minister meets key US senators (Webb and McCain)

    12/15/2009 3:59:35 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies · 372+ views
    AFP ^ | 2009-12-15
    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Vietnam's defence minister, making a rare visit to the United States, met Tuesday with a key US Senator who called ties between the two former war foes "very important." General Phung Quang Thanh met with Democratic Senator Jim Webb, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, and was to meet with Senator John McCain, the Senate Armed Services Committee's top Republican. "It is vitally important that the United States engage with Southeast Asia at all levels," Webb, a former Marine who served in the Vietnam war and visited Hanoi in August, said after his...
  • email from Sen. Webb on Healthcare reform (BARF ALERT)

    12/15/2009 2:50:35 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 607+ views
    Dear Friend, We thought you might be interested in the following column by Senator Webb published in today's Winchester Star. http://www.winchesterstar.com/pages/view/still.html Webb cites concerns, amendments, votes on health care Sen. Jim Webb Like all of my colleagues in the Democratic Party, I voted in favor of proceeding to debate the proposed health-care reform legislation. I have yet to decide whether I will support final passage of the bill. I have stated on several occasions my concerns that the Obama administration should have begun the health-care process with a clear, detailed proposal, from which legislation could then be put into place....
  • Senator Jim Webb - Courage (Bucking his own party voting with McCain)

    12/14/2009 4:43:40 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 2,141+ views
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | December 11, 2009 | 60 Plus Association
  • Long email from Jimmy Webb (D-VA) says please send $$ (BARF ALERT)

    12/11/2009 12:52:32 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 767+ views
    Dear Friend, You know me. I am not a “Born Fundraiser.” In fact, this is the first such letter I have sent out in my entire three years as a United States Senator. But the time has come for me to begin thinking seriously about what it will take if I decide to run for re-election in 2012. And it is important for me to know the extent to which you and others are willing to help. I began my 2006 campaign on February 8th of that very year, only nine months before Election Day. On that day I had...
  • Webb could put the hickory to Obama's Afghan plan

    11/30/2009 3:34:54 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 25 replies · 1,145+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 30, 2009 | Chris Stirewalt
    Webb recently sent Obama a letter warning the president against making any promises to his fellow world leaders when he hits the U.N.'s global warming summit in Copenhagen next week. "As you well know from your time in the Senate, only specific legislation agreed upon in the Congress, or a treaty ratified by the Senate, could actually create such a commitment on behalf of our country," Webb wrote. Webb and fellow hillbilly Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., want to skip Obama's "cap and trade" plan in favor of building 100 new nuclear power plants in the next decade
  • Cap-and-Trade’s Latest Hurdle: It’s a Democrat

    11/20/2009 6:15:52 AM PST · by greatplains · 15 replies · 671+ views
    Greener Working.com ^ | November 18, 2009 | Tom Guay
    Will the Democrats ever line up enough votes to get climate change legislation out of the Senate? It’s looking doubtful now because Sen. James Webb (D-VA) is speaking out against pending cap-and-trade legislation, and he says he won’t support it. That’ll make it tough to get the 60 votes needed in the Senate to overcome Republican filibustering. Webb announced this week he’s no fan of the bill from Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) that calls for a 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Webb’s possible defection and “no” vote against the pending cap-and-trade bill seems...
  • The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist

    10/15/2009 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Al B. · 158 replies · 7,251+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Ralph Alter
    Thanks to an intrepid blogger with the tag Trapdoc posting a letter to Mark Steyn, the search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to the Rush Limbaugh account has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm: "The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of 69.64.213.146. This address has been used mostly to make changes to the article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,.. James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier this year. "While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to...