Tuesday, January 24, 2012
|The Hill -- Washington sc
'Fast and Furious": Issa says federal officer involved in a 'broad cover-up'
Patrick Cunningham, the federal prosecutor who refused to appear before a committee headed by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to investigate the failed "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation, is now being labeled as part of "a broad cover-up," Issa said Tuesday morning. -- "People do not take the Fifth when they're working for the federal government and resign and get a lawyer if in fact they have nothing to hide..."
House Democrats promote agenda, including repealing immigration law
Democrats moved Tuesday to repeal Georgia's get-tough legislation on immigration, saying it has been devastating to Georgia's rural economy. -- It was part of a package of legislation Democratic state representatives plan to introduce this session. -- Other proposed bills would reduce sales taxes on American-made products, reform foreclosures in Georgia, create a panel...
Obamanomics: Gas up 83%, ground beef up 24%, bacon up 22%
So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. -- During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. -- When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79...
Feds bust 4 cops for allegedly targeting Latinos
The FBI has arrested three East Haven, Connecticut, police patrol officers and one sergeant for their alleged role in the mistreatment of Latinos -- the first arrests to stem from a federal investigation into racial profiling in the southern Connecticut town. -- The men allegedly threatened and assaulted detainees, made false arrests -- including one against a local clergy member -- and later conspired to cover up...
First convictions from Fast and Furious gun probe
Phoenix -- Two men pleaded guilty to buying guns that were destined to be smuggled into Mexico, the first convictions in the federal government's botched Operation Fast and Furious. -- The men were so-called "straw buyers" who acknowledged purchasing guns that they knew were headed to Mexican drug gangs. -- The goal of the federal government's investigation was to catch weapons-trafficking kingpins, but...
|Gainesville (Ga.) Times
Georgia agriculture faces a growing labor problem
When Georgia passed House Bill 87, the Illegal Immigration Reform and Reinforcement Act of 2011, the agriculture industry struggled with a sudden labor loss statewide. -- "Much of agriculture production in Georgia is the production of crops that are highly mechanized. We can't do that with blueberries and blackberries and squash," said Bryan Tolar, president of Georgia Agribusiness Council...
|James R. Edwards Jr. -- Center for Immigration Studies
3 more victims of weak immigration enforcement
The politically-correct immigration practices of the administration led to a rather gruesome murder in Florida, as reported by the Miami Herald. -- Career criminal Kesler Dufrene, a Haitian, had been caught red-handed committing a burglary in 2006. He was serving a five-year prison term when Dufrene, who had received a deportation order, was handed over to immigration officers. That was September 2010...
|KNXV-TV -- Phoenix
Arizona lawmakers announce plans for Fast and Furious committee
Arizona lawmakers are forming a special committee to investigate ATF's controversial Fast and Furious case and the impact it has had on the state. -- The committee, which is developing this week, will focus on two main issues affecting Arizona, according to Rep. David Burnell Smith: •Were any Arizona laws violated during the course of the case? -- •Are new laws necessary to prevent a future Fast and Furious situation?
Usual suspects go after Romney over illegals
Hoping to exploit former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's potential weaknesses with Latino voters, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and a major Democratic super PAC are attacking the Republican presidential candidate in a Spanish-language radio ad entitled "Las Dos Caras de Mitt Romney," or "The Two Faces of Mitt Romney."
|Arizona Daily Sun -- Flagstaff
Friends, foes of SB1070 square off
Phoenix -- Amid shouts from those on both sides of the issue, Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, introduced legislation on Monday to repeal the controversial 2-year-old immigration law. -- And just as quickly it was pronounced dead by Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee where it was assigned...
|James Fulford -- VDare.com
Illegal Immigration: The Trafalgar Square solution
As a very young person, aged about 6, I saw the Disney movie of Mary Poppins, which showed the famous pigeons in Trafalgar Square, with a song called "Feed The Birds" by Julie Andrews, about an old woman who sold birdseed. -- As an only slightly older person, I actually visited London and fed them myself. I bought a cup of birdseed, and pigeons came and roosted on me and ate out of my hand...
|Prison Planet / CNN
Did TSA target Rand Paul for intrusive pat-down?
Following Rand Paul's incident earlier today with the TSA, the corporate media spun the story to say Paul was not detained. Jay Carney, the White House spokesman, set the tone when he insisted Paul --- or rather, the passenger in question --- was not detained. -- "Let's just be clear," Carney said in his Monday press briefing. "The passenger was not detained. He was escorted out of the area by local law-enforcement."
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
Official English and the Dream Act in Florida
NBC sponsored the first of two debates prior to the Florida primary on the 31st and two direct questions on immigration were asked. -- Gingrich and Romney both made good points about why English needs to be the language of American government. Romney's response about Massachusetts' experience with multi-lingual education mirrors California's experience... [More from Rick Oltman]
|Patrick J. Buchanan -- VDare.com
Mitt vs. Newt: The gloves come off
Newt Gingrich's surge to success in South Carolina has surely brought joy to the Obama White House. -- For his 12-point victory ensures the fight for the GOP nomination will not end soon and will get nastier. Indeed, it already has. Whether Newt or Mitt Romney emerges victorious, the candidate who comes out of the Republican convention will be bruised and bloodied...
|The Dustin Inman Society -- Marietta, Ga.
Yes to HB 59 in Georgia
WHY should we allow illegals a college seat while we turn away American veterans? -- YES TO HB 59 in Georgia! -- Please help us save Georgia's classroom seats in public-funded universities and Tech Schools for legal residents who are actually eligible to work in the USA! HB 59 does exactly that! -- Please call, email and fax Higher Education Com. Chairman Carl Rogers...
|Dave Gibson -- The Examiner
Virginia Senate candidates on illegal immigration... one apparently unconcerned
On November 6, 2012, Virginians will elect a new Senator to fill the seat of retiring Democrat Jim Webb. -- Former Virginia Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine, former Republican Senator George Allen and Tea Party leader Jaime Radtke are the front runners in the race. Of course, Allen is actually running for the same seat he lost to Webb in 2006...
|Alex Newman -- The New American
Soros warns of violent riots in America, financial collapse
Billionaire investor George Soros, infamous for his lavish funding of big-government and globalist causes, dropped several bombshells during a recent interview with Newsweek including a bold forecast of potential Western economic collapse, massive civil unrest, and the end of what he likes to paint as the "free market." He also sees the emergence of one of the most dangerous periods in modern history... [Related item]
Rand Paul on TSA detainment: '"I was barked at: 'Do not leave the cubicle!'"
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul told The Daily Caller that being "detained" by the Transportation Security Administration at the Nashville airport Monday was a major ordeal that underscores flaws in TSA's procedures that affect tens of millions of passengers every year. -- "It was a big headache," Paul said in a phone interview. "I missed my speech here. I was supposed to speak to the Right to Life March..."
|KRGV-TV -- Weslaco, Texas
Three Afghanis detained
Weslaco -- Three people from Afghanistan are in Border Patrol custody in the Valley. Border Patrol acknowledges they apprehended the three Afghanis in the Valley. -- They were found in two different groups. One was found south of Mission by the river. The other two were found in a stash house north of Moorefield Road...
|End of the American Dream
1.4 million gang members in the U.S. and growing daily
A vast army of heavily armed criminals has embedded itself in every major city in the United States. In fact, nearly every community in America is now affected by these thugs. Drugs, theft and brutal violence are all part of the every day lifestyle of the members of this army. They aggressively recruit our young people and floods of illegal [aliens] are joining their ranks...
|The Hill -- Washington
White House approves of unconstitutional detention of Sen. Paul
The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration in its standoff with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). -- The elder Paul called the TSA a "police state" Monday after Rand Paul was reportedly detained by TSA after he refused to take a pat-down from TSA officials at the Nashville International Airport.
Discredited open-borders group launches new propaganda campaign
The Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery which is providing legal assistance to plaintiffs suing to block Alabama's immigration law, released a three-minute video today urging other states to avoid similar legislation. -- The video is titled "Remember Alabama" and outlines problems the law has created for farmers. It also notes the embarrassment surrounding the arrest of a German Mercedes Benz worker.