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  • SIRIUSXM Announces Suspension Of Glenn Beck Over Brad Thor Interview Comments

    05/31/2016 6:32:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 156 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Breitbart News
    SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced on Breitbart News Daily that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck for one week and Webb will temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.
  • Former Democrat Presidential Candidate Jim Webb Endorses…TRUMP

    03/26/2016 3:29:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 102 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | March 26, 2016
    Yes, you read that correctly. Democrat candidate for President Jim Webb has endorsed Donald Trump for President, not Hillary. [snip]
  • Jim Webb: I won't vote for Clinton, but I may for Trump

    03/04/2016 7:07:42 AM PST · by McGruff · 91 replies
    POLITICO ^ | March 4, 2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he hasn’t ruled out casting his ballot for Donald Trump. Webb, who briefly flirted with an independent bid before deciding against it, said on Friday morning that the Democratic frontrunner wasn't inspirational. "I would not vote for Hillary Clinton,” Webb said on MSBNC's "Morning Joe." When asked if he'd vote for Trump, Webb said he wasn't closed to the idea. “I'm not sure yet. I don't know who I'm going to vote for,” he said.
  • Report: Webb may re-enter presidential race

    02/11/2016 9:27:01 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Former presidential candidate Jim Webb is expected to discuss whether he will make another run at the White House during a speech in Dallas today, according to a local television station. Sources told CBS 11 News that Webb, who dropped out of the Democratic primary race in October, will make his intentions known during a speech the World Affairs Council this afternoon. The group only said that the former Virginia senator will share his “5 Most Important Principles for Foreign Policy.”
  • Jim Webb Announcing Decision Tomorrow on Possible Indie Run

    02/10/2016 7:12:48 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Just in: Jim Webb to announce decision on indie presidential bid tmrrw. Asked if he'll run, spox says: "I am as curious as anyone to know."
  • Webb blasts Hillary for ‘inept leadership’ on Libya

    12/26/2015 9:40:17 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb is accusing his party's front-runner for her "inept leadership" in Libya as secretary of State. "Hillary Clinton should be called to account for her inept leadership that brought about the chaos in Libya, and the power vacuums that resulted in the rest of the region," Webb wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. Webb said Clinton has tried to frame the situation in Libya as a successful point in her tenure at the helm of the State Department. But he said the removal of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has only destabilized the region, giving...
  • Webb Attacks Clinton With Eye on Independent Run

    12/26/2015 6:09:30 PM PST · by Mariner · 47 replies
    http://bloomies ^ | December 26, 2015 | Ben BrodyBloomies
    http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-12-26/webb-attacks-clinton-with-eye-on-independent-run
  • Bolsheviks vs. Delusional Crooks - Welcome to the Democrat Debate

    12/20/2015 12:28:31 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 20, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Well, the Dems had another debate last night, if you can call it a debate. It was another session of Hillary telling the world how it owes her the Presidency and Sanders groveling to Madame Secretary like a drone bee waiting in line to mate. Meanwhile O’Malley was standing there like the contestant on Wheel of Fortune, with 10 dollars total winnings and the mere hope the consolation prize will be more than a gift card. I call it the battle of the Bolsheviks versus Delusional Crooks… Comrade Bernie Sanders was under fire last night after “the revelation Friday that...
  • Webb exits The Democrat Primary

    10/20/2015 12:50:35 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 43 replies
    WP ^ | 10/20/2015 | Jose Delreal
    Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Tuesday afternoon that he would no longer pursue the Democratic presidential nomination, telling reporters that instead he will gauge support in the coming weeks for a possible White House bid as an independent candidate. "More people in this country call themselves political independents than Republicans or Democrats. I happen to agree with them," Webb told reporters at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington.
  • Senator Jim Webb Press Conference [Withdraws from Democrat Race]

    10/20/2015 2:36:36 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Senator Jim Webb's Facebook Page ^ | October 20, 2015 | Senator Jim Webb
    Several years ago Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s wife Elizabeth sent me a wooden chink that had been used to put together the old school house on the rural farm where he wrote his books. We’d been talking about t=he kinship I felt with Senator Moynihan for his thoughtful approach to governance, his willingness to put country ahead of party, and his search for solutions rather than political expediency. She wrote on it, “square pegs in a round hole.” Some people say I am a Republican who became a Democrat, but that I often sound like a Republican in a room...
  • Jim Webb to consider independent presidential bid

    10/19/2015 9:41:12 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 50 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    With little luck in his quest for the Democratic presidential nomination so far, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is considering an independent bid in 2016, his campaign said Monday. A press release entitled, "Jim Webb To Consider Independent Run" said the candidate will hold a press conference Tuesday "to discuss his candidacy, the campaign and his views of the political parties in the current election cycle."
  • Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL

    10/19/2015 2:58:03 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 96 replies
    Developing - Jim Webb may announce he is running as an independent WMAL
  • Former “SEAL Team Six” Commander Makes Massive Move to Take on Barack Obama PERSONALLY

    10/17/2015 3:07:01 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 76 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Oct 16, 2015 | N/A
    This Tuesday, Rep. Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL Team Six commander, confirmed with Brandon Tyler Webb, founder of the SofRep special operations news site, that he is considering running for House speaker so as to take a stand “against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” including President Barack Hussein Obama. “I think there are a few people who can do that,” the Montana Republican told Webb. “If folks like Paul Ryan and others step aside, and more of my colleagues ask me to run, I will hear the call to serve. Leadership is about service to country, not self. It’s...
  • Poll: Who won the October 13 Democratic debate?

    10/14/2015 10:59:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 14, 2015
    If you want to vote in this poll, click the link.
  • Jim Webb Killed His Enemy, and He’s Going to Tell You About It

    10/14/2015 11:29:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Oct 14, 2015
    SNIP “I would have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but he’s not around right now to talk to,” said the Vietnam veteran, who served in the Marines and later was secretary of the U.S. Navy. In other words, Webb was most proud of killing an enemy combatant.
  • Beijing's South China Sea Grab an International Crisis

    08/20/2012 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Marcus · 10 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    James Webb, the outgoing Democratic Senator from Virginia, is sounding the alarm about the next big world crisis taking place in the South China Sea. Naturally, the Obama administration is doing nothing about it in hopes the crisis will go away. Beijing has, in effect, laid sovereign claim to much of the South China Sea, including the Paracel Islands. China is also clashing with the Philippines over the Spratley Islands and with Japan over the Senkaku Islands. China is prepared to back up these claims by establishing a small colony on Woody Island in the Paracels with a military garrison...
  • Missouri man kills 74-year-old father by lying on him

    07/27/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2015
    A Missouri man was charged Sunday with murdering his 74-year-old father by lying on his head until the man lost consciousness, to prove "how big and bad" he was, authorities said. Kyle Webb, 44, of Grandview, Missouri, is charged with killing Franklin Webb late Saturday night at a home they shared after the father complained about the way his son was cleaning up around a leaky pipe, according to a police report.
  • Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO)

    07/13/2015 5:01:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/12/15 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. Jim Webb: Democrats Have Moved ‘Way FAR TO THE LEFT.’ That’s Not My Party (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 12th, 2015 5:52 pm 26 Comments Here’s the understatement of the year. This is certainly not your grandparents’ Democratic Party. jim webb Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb told FOX News today that the liberal party has moved way too far to the left. Webb said he would walk away from Obama’s sham nuclear talks with Iran. Webb went on to equate Trump’s remarks on immigration to liberal racist...
  • Webb defends use of Confederate flag

    06/24/2015 12:50:04 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/24/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said on Wednesday that Americans should rethink rushing to ban displays of the Confederate flag at state Capitols. Webb, a former secretary of the Navy, defended the historic emblem’s use in a post on his Facebook account. “The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades,” Webb said. “It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us.” “Honorable Americans fought on both sides in the Civil War,” he added. Webb was the first potential candidate to launch...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...