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Jim Webb

James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy.
Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent George Allen. Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 0.5%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, 2006, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. On his sixty-fifth birthday, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012, saying that he does not want to spend his whole life in politics, and that he wants to return to the private sector.
Webb is also an author of many books, stating that "I've written for a living all my life, so writing is as much a part of me as working out." » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Ben Tribbett tweets Redskins resignation
2014-07-08
The story, which he broke on his progressive blog Not Larry Sabato, became a major issue in the 2006 Senate race, which Allen narrowly lost to Democrat Jim Webb. But Tribbett, who shut down his blog when he joined the team, has been under fire from ...
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    Golf-PGA Tour money list
    2014-07-07
    Patrick Reed 3,254,590 8. Jim Furyk 3,076,615 9. Brendon Todd 3,059,743 10. Justin Rose (England) 3,022,858 11. Webb Simpson 2,930,161 12. Chris Kirk 2,861,899 13. Harris English 2,820,251 14. Adam Scott 2,733,165 15. Sergio Garcia 2,640,270 16.
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      Angel Cabrera wins Greenbrier Classic by 2 shots
      2014-07-06
      Golf Channel reported that his older sister, Michele McNeill, died of cancer Sunday morning and the player was informed after his round was over. "Golf doesn't really mean a whole lot," McNeill told reporters. So it's hard." Webb Simpson had a 63 to ...
      (Watertown Daily Times)
      1. Mitch Vingle: Classic boiled down to two storylines
      2. Cabrera adds 'big name' to Greenbrier Classic winners' list
      3. Argentina Reigns In West Virginia: Cabrera Gains Greenbrier Gold

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      Defending champ Jonas Blixt leads Greenbrier Classic
      2014-07-03
      Also at 65 under were Chris Kirk, D.A. Points, James Hahn, Jason Bohn, Joe Durant, Jim Renner and Danny Lee. Steve Stricker, who has wife Nicki carrying his bag this week, was among eight player at 66. Jimmy Johnson, his regular ... Ryder Cup captain ...
      (USA TODAY)
      1. Blixt leads by 1 at Greenbrier

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      2014 British Open: The complete field
      2014-07-02
      ... Jason Dufner, Luke Donald, Jimmy Walker, Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel, Thomas Bjorn, Keegan Bradley, Victor Dubuisson, Patrick Reed, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Martin Kaymer, Jamie Donaldson, Brandt Snedeker, Graham DeLaet, Webb Simpson ...
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        Ex-senator Jim Webb not interested in VA secretary
        2014-06-02
        Former U.S. senator and Navy secretary Jim Webb doesn't want to be the next VA secretary, but he is still mulling a White House bid. “I'm always happy to give advice, but I'm really not interested in being in the administration right now,” Webb said ...
        (USA TODAY)
        1. Former senator Jim Webb not ruling out a presidential bid

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        Jim Webb weighs in on his political future
        2014-06-01
        Webb left the Senate at the end of his first term in January 2013 and last month published a book, "I Heard My Country Calling." From the time he left Congress until he released his new title, Webb stayed out of the limelight to focus on his writing ...
        (CNN (blog))
        1. Webb doesn't rule out 2016 presidential bid

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        Obama must fix broken VA; Jim Webb may be just the leader for the job
        2014-05-28
        As they might say in Hollywood, “Get me a Jim Webb.” Webb is in between jobs, after serving only one term as a U.S. senator from Virginia. His time in the Senate was devoted to veterans. Webb drove a modern GI bill through Congress while, as a lawyer, ...
        (Arizona Daily Star)
        1. Shinseki deserves more time to clean up mess at Veterans Affairs
        2. The VA Needs a Good Marine

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        Jim Webb is leader to fix VA
        2014-05-27
        Let's find someone who is. As they might say in Hollywood, “Get me a Jim Webb.” In between jobs now – he decided to serve only one term as a U.S. senator from Virginia – Webb, a decorated Marine, is on tour for his 10th book, “I Heard My Country Calling.”.
        (Charlotte Observer)
        1. Carlson: Webb would be better than Obama for the VA
        2. Jim Webb is just the leader to fix broken VA

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