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September 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Speaking before President Obama at a campaign rally here, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb delivered a sharp attack of Mitt Romney over military issues, playing to a key constituency in a part of the swing state that has emerged as a major campaign battleground. Webb, a Marine veteran and former secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, alluded to the secretly recorded video in which Romney dismisses Obama voters as feeling entitled. Addressing donors at a May fundraiser, Romney characterized the 47% of Americans who backed the Democrat as depending on government, paying no income tax and believing they are victims.
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September 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Speaking before President Obama at a campaign rally here, Democratic Sen. Jim Webb delivered a sharp attack of Mitt Romney over military issues, playing to a key constituency in a part of the swing state that has emerged as a major campaign battleground. Webb, a Marine veteran and former secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, alluded to the secretly recorded video in which Romney dismisses Obama voters as feeling entitled. Addressing donors at a May fundraiser, Romney characterized the 47% of Americans who backed the Democrat as depending on government, paying no income tax and believing they are victims.
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February 9, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON ? In another blow to Democrats' chances of retaining the Senate beyond 2012, first-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection. "It has been a great and continuing privilege to serve in the United States Senate. ? However, after much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life," he said in a statement. Webb notes in his statement that when he first announced his candidacy in 2006, he had "neither campaign funds nor a staff.
NEWS
April 6, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Tim Kaine, currently chair of the Democratic National Committee and Virginia's former governor, announced Tuesday that he will run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Jim Webb. Ending weeks of speculation about his future, Kaine declared his candidacy in the 2012 election in a Web video, just as President Obama did in kicking off his reelection effort Monday. Stressing his roots in the state and his record as governor, Kaine tells supporters that he's running because "America has big challenges, and I'm convinced that Virginia has answers to help strengthen our nation.
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September 10, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While other gumshoes strap on their 9-millimeter pistols when called to a murder scene, Jim Webb packs his butterfly net. Upon arrival, he might not even notice the shell casings, blood splotches or murder weapon, and might step right over the corpse itself. "I'm not a real cadaver fan," Webb said. "I'm just interested in the bugs." The only forensic entomologist in Orange County, Webb is part biologist and part detective.
NATIONAL
January 24, 2007 | Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
Democrats gearing up to challenge President Bush's Iraq war plan added a personal note to their campaign Tuesday as Virginia Sen. Jim Webb drew on his family's history of military service to accuse the president of betraying the trust of those fighting today. "We trusted the judgment of our national leaders," said Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former Navy secretary whose father served in the Air Force after World War II and whose son is a Marine serving in Iraq.
NEWS
September 10, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While other gumshoes strap on their 9-millimeter pistols when called to a murder scene, Jim Webb packs his butterfly net. Upon arrival, he may not even notice the shell casings, blood splotches or murder weapon and steps right over the corpse itself. "I'm not a real cadaver fan," Webb says. "I'm just interested in the bugs." The only forensic entomologist in Orange County, Webb is part biologist and part detective.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2008 | Janet Hook
Sen. Jim Webb, a rising star in Democratic politics, pulled the plug Monday on speculation that he might be Barack Obama's running mate. A Virginia Democrat elected in 2006, Webb was considered attractive as a potential vice presidential nominee because his resume is strong where Obama's is weak: on national security issues. Webb served as secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and is a decorated former Marine.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2008 | TINA DAUNT
FOR A TIME, Hollywood was enamored with former NATO commander and Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark. He was feted at packed Beverly Hills parties every time he breezed through town. But these days, there's a new military man on the radar: Jim Webb, the Democratic senator from Virginia.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Republican Sen. George Allen and Democratic challenger Jim Webb sparred over familiar issues including the Iraq war and taxes Monday night in the final televised debate of Virginia's tight U.S. Senate race. The election could help determine which party controls the Senate.
NEWS
March 14, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine is "increasingly likely" to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Virginia, but he has not yet made a final decision, a committee spokesman said Monday. The DNC and a source close to the former Virginia governor disputed an earlier report, which spread at the speed of Twitter, that Kaine had told students in a law class he teaches that he had made the decision to run. "In response to a student’s question, Governor Kaine told his law school class today what is already widely known, which is that he is increasingly likely to run," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement.
NATIONAL
February 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant and Kathleen Hennessey, Washington Bureau
Democratic hopes for retaining control of the Senate after the 2012 election ? already fading ? took another hit Wednesday with the retirement of Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia. Webb, a one-term moderate, would have waged a competitive battle against former Sen. George Allen, a Republican who is trying to reclaim his former seat. Allen now will probably be the favorite against any Democratic nominee in a state that has spent much of the last decade shifting between the two parties. With Virginia, Democrats will be defending nearly two dozen seats, many in Republican-leaning states such as Missouri, Montana and Nebraska, or in populous battleground states such as Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
NEWS
February 9, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON ? In another blow to Democrats' chances of retaining the Senate beyond 2012, first-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection. "It has been a great and continuing privilege to serve in the United States Senate. ? However, after much thought and consideration I have decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life," he said in a statement. Webb notes in his statement that when he first announced his candidacy in 2006, he had "neither campaign funds nor a staff.
NEWS
February 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
In a major blow to Democrats' hopes of keeping a Virginia Senate seat out of the GOP's hands next year, Sen. Jim Webb is calling it quits after just one term. Webb was set to face former Sen. George Allen in a rematch of their 2006 contest, which Webb won in a squeaker. Allen is now likely to be the favorite against any Democrat who might jump in the race, such as former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine. The decision will not surprise anyone who knows Webb well. The outspoken, pugnacious moderate was always something of an awkward fit in the placid, often-meandering Senate.
NEWS
January 24, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
George Allen, whose 2006 bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate from Virginia was derailed by what many considered to be a racial slur, will try to win back the seat, it was announced Monday. In a prepared statement and in a video posted on his campaign website, Allen announced he had filed papers to run for the Senate. “It’s time for an American comeback with leaders who listen to ‘We The People,’ adhere to foundational principles, rein in spending and start creating opportunities for more jobs,” Allen stated.
WORLD
August 16, 2009 | Charles McDermid, McDermid is a special correspondent.
Virginia Sen. Jim Webb has gained the release of an American prisoner on the fast-moving first day of a trip to Myanmar in which Webb held face-to-face talks with reclusive junta leader Senior Gen. Than Shwe and also a rare meeting with jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Webb's two-day trip comes just days after a military court ruled Suu Kyi was guilty of violating the terms of her house arrest by harboring the uninvited American John...
NATIONAL
January 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, set to deliver the Democratic rebuttal to today's State of the Union address, suggested Monday that the United States is spending too much on reconstruction in Iraq while ignoring the rebuilding of New Orleans. Webb said his "gut instinct" tells him not to support more funding for Iraq without a full accounting of the money already spent there.
NEWS
January 24, 2011 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
George Allen, whose 2006 bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate from Virginia was derailed by what many considered to be a racial slur, will try to win back the seat, it was announced Monday. In a prepared statement and in a video posted on his campaign website, Allen announced he had filed papers to run for the Senate. “It’s time for an American comeback with leaders who listen to ‘We The People,’ adhere to foundational principles, rein in spending and start creating opportunities for more jobs,” Allen stated.
NATIONAL
July 8, 2008 | Janet Hook
Sen. Jim Webb, a rising star in Democratic politics, pulled the plug Monday on speculation that he might be Barack Obama's running mate. A Virginia Democrat elected in 2006, Webb was considered attractive as a potential vice presidential nominee because his resume is strong where Obama's is weak: on national security issues. Webb served as secretary of the Navy under President Reagan and is a decorated former Marine.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2008 | TINA DAUNT
FOR A TIME, Hollywood was enamored with former NATO commander and Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark. He was feted at packed Beverly Hills parties every time he breezed through town. But these days, there's a new military man on the radar: Jim Webb, the Democratic senator from Virginia.
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