Rep. John Murtha dead at 77

Highlights of The Post's coverage of Rep. John Murtha since 2005.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.) at a House subcommittee hearing on Army budget needs on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
Rep. John Murtha (D-Penn.) at a House subcommittee hearing on Army budget needs on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
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JOHNSTOWN, PA. -- Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) was eulogized Tuesday as a patriot, a fighter for his constituents and for veterans, a consummate politician and a family man able to separate work from his personal life.
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Firms Tied to Murtha Have Troubled Past: Companies Under Investigation Have Gotten Millions in Earmarks (Post, June 5, 2009)
Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts: Millions in Work Came Without Competition (Post, May 5, 2009)
Murtha's Earmarks Keep Airport Aloft: State-of-the-Art Pennsylvania Facility Sees Few Travelers but Lots of Funding (Post, April 19, 2009)
Murtha Intervenes for Company That Broke Export Law: Congressman Urges State Dept. to Meet With Pennsylvania Firm, Saying Sanctions Could Sink It (Post, August 15, 2008)
In Pa., She's Got a Friend In Murtha (Post, March 29, 2008)
A Contractor, Charity And Magnet for Federal Earmarks (Post, November 2, 2007)
John Murtha, Hero of the War Protesters: He's Pro-Gun, Likes Pork, But on Iraq, the Legislator Is Firmly in Their Camp (Post, March 22, 2007)
Nonprofit Connects Murtha, Lobbyists: Ties to Pa. Group Mutually Beneficial (Post, December 25, 2006)
Democrats Pick Hoyer Over Murtha: House Colleagues Elect Pelosi Speaker but Reject Her Choice for Majority Leader (Post, November 17, 2006)
Pelosi Endorses Murtha as Next Majority Leader (Post, November 13, 2006)
The About-Face of a Hawkish Democrat: Murtha, With Many Military Connections, Moves From Voting for War to Urging Troop Withdrawal (Post, November 25, 2005)
Hawkish Democrat Joins Call For Pullout: GOP Assails Murtha's Demand to Leave Iraq (Post, November 18, 2005)

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