Thursday, January 13, 2011
|Fox News sc
Utah puts 'Latino Day' on hold
Utah officials are backing off support of a Latino Day event at the state Capitol in anticipation of intense debate about immigration. -- The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state's ethnic affairs office sent an e-mail Wednesday saying it also considered budget reductions in its decision...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Calls for new gun laws receive cool reception from cops
In the aftermath of the Arizona massacre in front of a Tucson Safeway supermarket on January 8 -- a shooting spree that left six dead and nine wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords -- politicians, gun-control activists and many members of the media are demanding stricter gun control laws...
|Tom McLaughlin -- Family Security Matters
Propaganda vs. evidence
..."Sheriff Dupnik blamed former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and others for stirring up the shooter," I explained. "Dupnik accused Palin of saying 'We have people like Gabby Giffords in the crosshairs.' Actually, Palin didn't say that, but had published a map of the US showing congressional districts where Democrats like Giffords were targeted for defeat at the polls on election day..."
|Eric Kampmann -- WorldNetDaily.com
Sheriff Dupnik's inconvenient truth
Of all the politically charged claims made from the terrible shootings in Tucson, perhaps the most obscene comes from the man charged with investigating the crime. The broad-sweeping indictments Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik has continually made blaming public discourse, the media and talk radio now look absurd, distracting, even self-serving...
Sheriff in Giffords case lashes out about politics
Tucson -- Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik was thrust into the spotlight to face a nation demanding answers in the aftermath of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He didn't mince words. -- The rampage, he said, grew in part from extreme political rhetoric, bigotry and hatred, especially in his home state of Arizona...
|Dallas Morning News
Deported former Frisco student says he plans to return to U.S.
Saad Nabeel has decided to come home -- whether it's legal or not. -- The former Frisco student, whose deportation to Bangladesh in 2009 spurred an outcry, has vowed to return by his 20th birthday next week. -- Nabeel said encounters with police and his family's political ties left him feeling too vulnerable to live in Bangladesh...
|Jim Willie -- Financial Sense
Long shadows cast over U.S. economy
Numerous are the threats to the US Economy and US financial structures. Many are hidden threats, subtle challenges to undermine increasingly fragile support systems, planks, and cables that hold the system together. The year 2011 will be when the system breaks in open visible fashion, when the explanations that justify it sound silly and baseless, when the entire bond world endures major crashes...
|Daisy Hernandez -- National Public Radio
NPR reporter happy that the Tucson gunman was a "gringo"
..."It's safe to say there was a collective sigh of brown relief when the Tucson killer turned out to be a gringo. Had the shooter been Latino, media pundits wouldn't be discussing the impact of nasty politics on a young man this week -- they'd be demanding an even more stringent anti-immigrant policy..." [Related video]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Underground drug operation found at Border Patrol agent's home
During a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, in San Diego, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tara McGrath told the court that when authorities raided the home of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr., they discovered an underground bunker in his backyard. Inside that bunker, they found 61 grams of methamphetamine, and packaging paraphernalia...
Most say stricter gun laws would not help prevent shootings
Most Americans say stronger gun control laws are not the answer to the shootings last weekend of a U.S. congresswoman and the killing of six others. -- A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, taken Monday and Tuesday nights, finds that only 29% of Adults think stricter gun control laws would help prevent shootings like the one in Arizona... [See Gun Grabber Watch]
|Brent Bozell -- News Busters
Liberal sickos exploit a rampage
Imagine the Saturday morning of congressional aide Mark Kimble. Kimble told of going to a Safeway for a typical meet-and-greet event with his boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Kimble said he went into the store for coffee, and as he came out, Giffords was talking to a couple about Medicare and reimbursements...
City bankruptcies will increase, Dimon warns
As cities across the nation face increasing budget strains, the vocal group of experts warning about municipal defaults has gained a powerful member: Jamie Dimon. -- The JP Morgan CEO said he expects to see more U.S. municipalities declare bankruptcy, Bloomberg News reports... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Illegal alien pleads not guilty in fatal DUI crash
On January 3, Homero Garibay-Alvarez, 36, through a translator, pled not guilty in an Idaho courtroom to one count of felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Samantha K. Leonard. On September 26, 2010, she was traveling with her husband, an airman stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base... [See Crime Watch]
Gun-grabbing GOP Rep. will introduce new strict firearms law
A popular GOP congressman announced today that he will soon introduce gun control legislation that will make it illegal to carry a gun within 1,000 feet of a federal official. -- Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who has generally been supportive of gun control measures, announced the new legislation alongside strong anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... [See Gun Grabber Watch]
|Saginaw (Mich.) News
Suspected illegal alien arrested after hit-and-run, injury crash
Two people were injured and another driver, whose [legal] residency is in question, is charged with fleeing the scene after two-vehicles collided on the Ely Highway near Johnson about 8:10 p.m. Tuesday in Gratiot County Tuesday, state police officials from the Ithaca Post say... [See Crime Watch]
|WOKV -- Jacksonville, Fla.
Trouble in Tallahassee: AZ-style immigration law may not pass
It was one of the loudest and largest promises Governor Rick Scott made during his primary fight against former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, but state lawmakers aren't so sure an Arizona-style immigration reform bill will work in Florida. -- Gov. Scott told WOKV Monday that he still supports the effort...
|Chris Moody -- Daily Caller
D.C.'s top five most ridiculous reactions to the Arizona shooting
It's a well-worn mantra in politics to never let a crisis go to waste, so it comes as little surprise that public officials and the chattering class are wasting no time in dusting off some of their wilder ideas in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. -- With only a few days detached from the national tragedy, here's the list...
Here's Your "Change": Illinois lawmakers approve 66% tax hike
By a single vote, Illinois lawmakers approved a 66 percent increase to the personal income tax overnight, and soon, your paycheck will be shrinking. -- But as CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, Democratic state lawmakers have said the tax hike is necessary to get the state's outstanding bills paid... [See "Hope & Change" Watch]
|Amy Goodman -- Indypendent.org -- New York
Usual suspects swoon over Clarence Dupnik
...Republican Gov. Jan Brewer gained national notoriety when she signed into law the controversial immigration bill SB 1070, which Dupnik fiercely opposed: "Every Hispanic in this country, especially in Arizona, must have awakened the next day to feel like they've been kicked in the teeth, like they are now second-class citizens, they have a target on their back..."
|News Limited -- Sydney, NSW
Palin slams 'blood libel,' takes no blame for Arizona shooting
Sarah Palin has slammed charges that overheated political rhetoric contributed to a weekend shooting rampage in Arizona that left a US politician fighting for her life. -- In an online video, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate refused to take any blame for the massacre which killed six people...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Mexican drug cartels have made Juarez the world's deadliest city
Last year, the number of murders in the city which due to Mexico's drug war, has become synonymous with death, totaled 3,111. Juarez saw 2,643 murders in 2009, and 1,587 in 2008. -- Most of the violence can be attributed to the ongoing struggle between the Juarez and Sinaloa cartels for control of the smuggling routes into the U.S...
|Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Police visited suspect's home before Tucson shooting
The police were sent to the home where Jared L. Loughner lived with his family on more than one occasion before the attack here on Saturday that left a congresswoman fighting for her life and six others dead, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said on Tuesday...