March 12, 2003 |
A Virginia congressman was engulfed in criticism Tuesday for recent comments suggesting that Jewish leaders were behind the drive toward war with Iraq and had the power to stop the war if they wished. Rep. James P. Moran, a seven-term House veteran and influential centrist Democrat, sparked the furor with his remarks at an antiwar forum March 3 in northern Virginia. "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this," Moran said.
May 26, 1985
I am presently in the process of doing research for a book (and a newsletter, if the demand is there) on older men who have been forced, by harassment or whatever, into early retirement. I would appreciate hearing from any of these gentlemen, or their lawyers or family members, regarding their experiences. JAMES P. MORAN Palm Springs
March 13, 2009 |
The Army fired 11 soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden, said Rep. James P. Moran, a Democrat from Virginia. Moran said he had requested monthly updates from the Pentagon on the effects of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. "How many more good soldiers are we willing to lose due to a bad policy that makes us less safe and secure?" asked Moran, a member of the House panel that oversees military spending.
March 29, 1989
Mayor James P. Moran said Alexandria, Va., will begin evicting suspected drug dealers from public housing now that the city has become the first in the country to be exempted from the Department of Housing and Urban Development's grievance procedures. Moran said the city would pursue evictions in cases where they have evidence of criminal activity either being committed or condoned by the leaseholder.
March 2, 2007 |
House Democratic leaders have coalesced around legislation that would require troops to come home from Iraq within six months if that country's leaders failed to meet promises to help reduce violence there, party officials said Thursday. The plan would retain a Democratic proposal prohibiting the deployment to Iraq of troops with insufficient rest or training or who already have served there for more than a year.
July 19, 2001 |
The House voted Wednesday to back Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft's plan to shorten to one day the time the government keeps background-check records of gun buyers, delivering a setback to gun control advocates. In the year's first major vote on the volatile issue of guns, lawmakers voted, 268 to 161, to reject a measure by Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) that would have required the FBI to keep the records for at least the 90 days currently mandated.