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  About James Webb
James Webb is descended principally from the Scotch-Irish settlers who came to this country from Northern Ireland in the 18th century and became pioneers in the Virginia mountains.
Webb has written six best-selling novels: Fields of Fire (l978), considered by many to be the classic novel of the Vietnam war, A Sense of Honor (l981), A Country Such As This (1983), Something To Die For (1991), The Emperor's General (1999) and Lost Soldiers (2001).
Webb served in the U.S. Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs from l977 to l98l, becoming the first Vietnam veteran to serve as a full committee counsel in the Congress.
www.jameswebb.com /about.htm   (774 words)

  
 Military Women Endorse Jim Webb for U.S. Senate | Born Fighting: The WebbLog
Jim Webb is not leading in the polls because people like his ideas, he is leading because they hate Allen.
Jim Webb is just as unfit for politcal office as Allen, it's just Jim Webb has not been as stupid as Allen, about putting his foot in his mouth.
Webb has plenty of women working in his campaign, he's definitely taking positions favored by women in general on the issues, and he's revised his views of their role in the military.
www.webbforsenate.org /blog/node/180   (1258 words)

  
 Jim Webb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Webb was born in a military family, and descends from residents of Ulster (northern Ireland) who emigrated in the 18th century to the British North American colonies.
Webb argues that, contrary to the "cracker" and "redneck" stereotypes often applied to the Scots-Irish, many of whom settled in Appalachia, the American Midwest and the American South, the Scots-Irish were central to defining American working class values and culture.
Webb was interviewed as a guest on The Colbert Report in the episode aired March 8, 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_H._Webb   (2645 words)

  
 Jim Webb for U.S. Senate: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
James H. “Jim” Webb is descended principally from the Scotch-Irish settlers who came to this country from Northern Ireland in the 18th century and became pioneers in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.
Jim has written six best-selling novels: Fields of Fire (1978), considered by many to be the classic novel of the Vietnam war, A Sense of Honor (l981), A Country Such As This (1983), Something To Die For (1991), The Emperor's General (1999) and Lost Soldiers (2001).
In government, Jim served in the U.S. Congress as counsel to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs from l977 to l98l, becoming the first Vietnam veteran to serve as a full committee counsel in the Congress.
www.webbforsenate.com /biography   (758 words)

  
 James E. Webb
James Edwin Webb was the second administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, formally established on October 1, 1958, under the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.
Webb was educated at the University of North Carolina, where he received an A.B. in education in 1928.
Webb returned to Washington and served as executive assistant to O. Max Gardner, by then Under Secretary of the Treasury, before being named as director of the Bureau of the Budget in the Executive Office of the President, a position he held until 1949.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/Biographies/webb.html   (796 words)

  
 James Webb - Congresspedia
Jim Webb is the Democratic candidate for the Senate in Virginia
Webb's economic platform "borrows from the "two Americas" theme" of former Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards[12] and is a strident critic of free trade policies while using populist rhetoric about jobs and the economy in his stump speeches.
Webb later received an endorsement from nine military women who state that Webb is a "man of integrity" who "recognizes the crucial role that women have in the military today".
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Jim_Webb   (1170 words)

  
 Jimmy Webb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Webb's father was a Baptist minister and a former Marine.
Webb's "The Girls' Song," according to the liner notes for the CD re-release of The Fifth Dimension album The Magic Garden, was explicitly intended as an homage to Bacharach.
Webb is also a performer of his own music, although his solo output has never matched the commercial success of recordings of his work by other performers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jimmy_Webb   (448 words)

  
 AP Wire | 11/09/2006 | Jim Webb wins pivotal Va. Senate race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Democrat Jim Webb won Virginia's pivotal Senate race Wednesday by about 7,200 votes, giving the Democrats total control of both the House and Senate for the first time in 12 years.
Webb's victory gave the Democrats 51 Senate seats and majorities in both the House and Senate for the first time since 1994.
Webb was with family and military buddies on Wednesday and did not plan any public appearances.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/15963928.htm   (757 words)

  
 VA Fighting Dems in Primary Race - Jim Webb and Al Weed | TPMCafe
Jim served with the Fifth Marine Regiment in Vietnam, where as a rifle platoon and company commander in the infamous An Hoa Basin west of Danang he was awarded the Navy Cross, the Silver Star Medal, two Bronze Star Medals, and two Purple Hearts.
Jim taught literature at the Naval Academy as their first visiting writer, has traveled worldwide as a journalist, and his PBS coverage of the U.S. Marines in Beirut earned him an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Jim Webb, like fellow Fighting Dems Chris Carney in Pennsylvania and Tammy Duckworth in Illinois and Eric Massa in New York are soldiers who bring a sobering sensibility to the Democratic Party.
warrenreports.tpmcafe.com /node/30697   (2038 words)

  
 Democrats: To fix Iraq, first GOP must go - CNN.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Webb is locked in a close race in Virginia against Republican Sen. George Allen that could determine whether the Senate remains in GOP control.
Webb warned in a newspaper column in 2002, the year before Bush ordered the Iraq invasion, that a war there would destabilize the oil-rich Middle East and mire U.S. forces in a bloody and protracted conflict.
Webb's fiction evokes events he witnessed as a Marine in some of Vietnam's bloodiest battles and the scarring effect they had on those who fought in them.
www.cnn.com /2006/POLITICS/10/28/Dems.radio.ap/index.html   (649 words)

  
 CQPolitics.com - Sen.-Elect Jim Webb (D—Va.)
It is difficult to find a senator with the depth and breadth of experience as Jim Webb, a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War who has served as a Navy secretary and a congressional committee counsel and also is an award-winning journalist.
Webb advocates a diplomatic solution involving countries that are close to Iraq and also are historically and culturally invested in that country.
Webb is concerned about some effects of economic globalization, which he says include "outsourcing" American jobs overseas, a greater concentration of wealth at the top of the economic spectrum and stagnating wages for the middle class.
www.cqpolitics.com /2006/11/senelect_jim_webb_dva.html   (593 words)

  
 TIME.com -- Joe Klein: Can the Democrats Handle a Heretic?
Jim Webb is standing at parade rest, feet apart at shoulder width, chin out, quiet blue eyes scanning his target of opportunity—the assembled Democrats of Montgomery County, Virginia—and waiting for local party chieftain Steve Cochran to ask him something.
Webb opposed the war in Iraq, and he was increasingly uncomfortable with Republican extremism on social and economic issues.
Webb is a political amateur, and party pros consider him "undisciplined." That means he hates fund raising and isn't very comfortable with the backroom coddling of special interests that is a dismally essential part of the job.
www.time.com /time/columnist/klein/article/0,9565,1200712,00.html   (1158 words)

  
 Jim Webb for U.S. Senate: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Senator-Elect Jim Webb continues to move forward with planning for his transition into the office of Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia, naming two more distinguished Virginians to his transition team.
U.S. Senator-Elect Jim Webb today named two prominent Virginians with diverse geographic and distinguished personal backgrounds to his transition team to the U.S. Senate.
November 10, 2006—U.S. Senator-Elect Jim Webb today named two prominent Virginians with diverse geographic and distinguished personal backgrounds to his transition team to the U.S. Senate: former U.S. Congresswoman and 2005 Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor Leslie Byrne of Fairfax and esteemed Abingdon lawyer Mary Lynn Tate.
www.webbforsenate.com   (349 words)

  
 Jim Webb
Jim Webb and his wife, Shirley moved to Kerrville, Texas in December of 1994 after having lived in Brownsville, Texas for about fifty years.
Jim was General Manager of the Brownsville Irrigation and Drainage District for thirty years prior to his retirement in December of 1994.
Jim and Shirley now spend their time working the genealogy of their families, traveling and corresponding with friends and family members via e-mail.
jimwebb.rootsweb.com   (176 words)

  
 Jim Webb for U.S. Senate: Veterans Home
Yesterday, Jim Webb received the endorsement of several prominent women military leaders and officers who offered support and praise for his military service, leadership and record.
Jim served as a Marine infantry officer in Vietnam.
Jim served as a committee counsel for Veterans Affairs and SECNAV.
www.veteransforjameswebb.com   (338 words)

  
 Jim Webb for U.S. Senate
Democratic challenger Jim Webb is as independent a thinker as Allen is an administration parrot.
Webb talked about forcing a diplomatic resolution, bringing countries in the region to the table, being unafraid to talk to the nation's enemies.
When I first heard about the possibility that Jim Webb might run for the U.S. Senate in 2006 as a Democrat, it was sometime last fall, the idea appealed to me. I said so on this blog.
tailrank.com /750480/Jim-Webb-for-U-S-Senate   (270 words)

  
 Mackubin Thomas Owens on Jim Webb on National Review Online
Webb is the man who time and again stood on the front lines of the culture war that still rages between those who served during the Vietnam era and those who didn't, a culture war that played a major role in the recent election.
Webb is no knee-jerk Bush hater, and his opposition to the Iraq war is based on strategic considerations — he is concerned that by committing such a large force there for an extended period of time we have weakened ourselves in the long run against a rising China.
Webb's New York Times op-ed of January 18, "Purple Heartbreakers," was a clear harbinger of his break with the Republican party.
www.nationalreview.com /owens/owens200602130816.asp   (1341 words)

  
 Born Fighting: The WebbLog | Born Fighting
Webb had appeared before his supportes about two hours earlier and predicted he would win.
Jim Webb will bring a depth of knowledge on security issues to the Senate and will bring independent leadership that won’t be compromised.”
When Jim Webb is in the Senate he will serve with integrity and honesty, and will keep immigration reform a top priority, and not a ‘low priority’ as Allen calls it.”
www.webbforsenate.org /blog   (2829 words)

  
 MyDD :: Jim Webb and the Confederate Thing
Webb's thesis is that the Civil War was caused by wealthy Southern planters who manipulated white Scots-Irish, as well as insensitive Northerners who didn't make the ethnically appropriate appeals to poor whites in the South.
Webb, whatever you might argue, wrote a book about the ethnic tradition of the Scots-Irish and identifies with the poor white culture of the South because those are his actual roots.
Webb is correct in saying that most white Southerners were not slaveowners (though that number is artificially deflated because many soldiers' parents owned slaves, with the soldiers being too young to own any themselves), and most Confederate soldiers fought to stave off what they saw as a foreign invader.
www.mydd.com /story/2006/5/8/222612/6242   (5201 words)

  
 Jim Webb’s Dirty Books » Outside The Beltway | OTB
Webb successfully stoked the flames on the “Allen is a racist boob” meme and Allen countered by tossing the “Webb is a misogynist jerk” grenade.
Webb said the release of the excerpts was “a Karl Rove campaign tactic” and a “classic example of the way this campaign has worked.
Webb is on record several times — look it up — as refusing to address the question of whether Allen is a racist and also whether he meant something racial by the macaca comment.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/2006/10/jim_webbs_dirty_books   (3597 words)

  
 Webb on sex passage recital: 'It's smear after smear' - CNN.com
Webb served in Vietnam and later led the Navy during the Reagan administration.
Webb told Washington Post radio that to pull excerpts from his writings "and force them on people, sort of, like pound them over the head with them," rather than having someone read the entire book "is just a classic example of the way this [Allen] campaign has worked.
Webb said advisers had warned him his opponent would pore over his novels to find incendiary passages.
www.cnn.com /2006/POLITICS/10/27/webb.allen/index.html   (921 words)

  
 Spark It Up!!!: Jim Webb "Ducking" the Issues
The fact is Jim Webb wants to debate only on narrow list of topics.
Webb will "have to have to get up to speed on domestic policy issues, which he largely avoided talking about during his four-month primary campaign." However, we believe your list of topics, while certainly admirable, is much too narrow.
Webb winning the Democratic nomination last week--Senators John Kerry, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid--are also responsible for obstructing the confirmation of federal judicial nominations, obstructing welfare reform reauthorization, obstructing energy legislation, obstructing medical malpractice reform, obstructing the marriage protection amendment, and many others.
kilosparksitup.blogspot.com /2006/06/jim-webb-ducking-issues.html   (341 words)

  
 Webb takes a turn on the hot seat | Salon News
Virginia's Democratic Senate candidate, Jim Webb, fended off allegations Thursday that he admitted 23 years ago to using a racial epithet and threatening fl residents of Los Angeles as a teenager, adding an unexpected twist to the charges of racism that have been building against his opponent, Sen. George Allen.
Daniel Cragg, a former acquaintance of Webb who supports Allen, says that he remembers Webb telling him in a 1983 interview about college trips to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles 20 years earlier, when Webb allegedly said he would harass fl residents.
At the time, Cragg, who said he was friendly with Webb at the time, was working on a story for a now-defunct conservative magazine, the National Vietnam Veterans Review.
www.salon.com /news/feature/2006/09/29/webb/index.html   (448 words)

  
 Bill's Bites: Jim Webb declared winner in VA?
Jim Webb’s squeaker win over incumbent Sen. George Allen gave Democrats their 51st seat in the Senate, an astonishing turnabout at the hands of voters unhappy with Republican scandal and unabated violence in Iraq.
Democrat Jim Webb declared winner in Va. Which means: Ugh.
Virginia has finished counting its ballots, and the final count makes James Webb the winner of the Senate race this evening, retiring incumbent George Allen, who at one time appeared to be a front-runner for the 2008 Presidential nomination.
www.smalltownveteran.net /bills_bites/2006/11/jim_webb_declar.html   (543 words)

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