Saturday, February 18, 2012
The Joke is on Santorum
Amnesty Advocate DeWine Abandons Romney
|Boston Globe -- February 18
Ohio AG DeWine switches from Romney to Santorum
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine switched his endorsement from Mitt Romney to Rick Santorum on Friday in a defection he said was driven by his belief the former Pennsylvania senator can win the Republican presidential race.
DeWine, a former senator who led John McCain's Ohio presidential campaign in 2008, made the announcement in the company of Santorum at the Statehouse. He said he once felt Santorum could not overcome Romney's financial advantage but has decided he was wrong.
"To be elected president, you have to do more than tear down your opponents,'' DeWine said. "You have to give the American people a reason to vote for you, a reason to hope, a reason to believe that under your leadership, America will be better. Rick Santorum has done that. Sadly, Governor Romney has not.''
American Patrol Report
DeWine fought for amnesty for illegal aliens. He got an F- grade from NumbersUSA and was defeated in his bid to return to the Senate. He was closely associated with another amnesty advocate, John McCain. (McCain has since put his political finger to the wind.)
|Christian Science Monitor sc
As immigration cauldron boils, ICE agents buckle
The internecine shootout that ended with one Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent dead and another critically wounded in Long Beach, Calif., on Thursday comes on the heels of an Obama administration effort to relieve dysfunction and morale problems within a frontline agency tasked with enforcing the nation's border laws. -- The shootings came during an apparent counseling session...
|New York Times
State Web site chronicles drug violence on border farms
One South Texas farmer appears on screen the way crime victims and witnesses often do, his face blurred and his voice distorted. Some ranchers talk about seeing drug smugglers in military-style uniforms on their property, describing the threats to their livelihood and lives as a border war. -- Mr. Teplicek chased a man on his ranch last year who was trying to smuggle people into the country...
|Alexander Burns -- Politico
Romney Arizona co-chair steps down
The Arizona Republic reports on a local scandal that has claimed one of Mitt Romney's top in-state surrogates: -- "Embattled Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who is facing explosive allegations that he and his attorney tried to intimidate a former lover by threatening deportation, on Saturday quit his position as an Arizona co-chairman of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign..."
Napolitano acknowledges 'lots of mistakes' in Fast and Furious gun
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was grilled by House Republicans on Wednesday over the Operation Fast and Furious, the botched Justice Department gun sting. -- Napolitano's hearing before the House's Homeland Security Committee was planned as a hearing about President Obama's 2013 proposed budget for the Department of Homeland Security...
|Joe Miller -- WorldNetDaily.com
Obama's Giveaway: Oil-rich islands to Russia
The Obama administration, despite the nation's economic woes, effectively killed the job-producing Keystone Pipeline last month. The Arab Spring is turning the oil production of Libya and other Arab nations over to the Muslim Brotherhood. Iraq is distancing itself from the U.S. And everyone recognizes that Iran, whose crude supplies are critical to the European economy, will do anything it can to...
Capitol plot shows persistence of homegrown terrorist threat, lawmakers warn
The case of alleged would-be suicide bomber Amine el Khalifi, accused of targeting the U.S. Capitol, is a significant and troubling development in the tracking of homegrown terror plots, some law enforcement and senior lawmakers say. -- "Now you have a person living in this country 12 years, who apparently was willing to be a suicide bomber, that is a line that's been crossed," Republican Rep. Peter King...
Senators: Ban illegals from state colleges, universities
Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers and two other Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation that would ban illegal [aliens] from attending Georgia colleges and universities. -- Senate Bill 458 would also relax requirements and tighten others relating to when people must show 'secure and verifiable' forms of identification to get public benefits, including grants, business permits and professional licenses...
|Fox News Latino
ICE shooting opens more questions about the immigration agency
Long Beach, Calif. -- The deadly shooting of a supervisor by an immigration special agent earlier this week in California is the latest blow against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the law enforcement agency created after the 2001 terror attacks. -- Its officers and agents have themselves been arrested for crimes, accused of improper relationships with informants, convicted in embezzlement cases, and more...
SPLC threatens to sue if Mississippi immigration bill passes
A bill has been proposed in the Mississippi Legislature to crack down on illegal immigration in the state. -- The bill is modeled after a similar bill that passed in Alabama in 2011. It has been called one of the most restrictive laws in the country and has caused great controversy. -- Wade Jones, president of the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, said the impact could be that the bill could...
|WGN-TV -- Chicago
Usual suspects up in arms after illegal alien gets busted
Chicago -- [Illegal alien "rights"] groups are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to look at the arrest of a 54-year-old mother from Cameroon. -- Relatives say Rose Tchakounte was pulled over for not using her turn signal, driving through the South Side of Chicago Wednesday. -- Without any valid reason, activists say, police checked Tchakounte's immigration status...
|Cherokee Tribune -- Canton, Ga.
Bill would tweak the state's illegal immigration laws
Atlanta -- A trio of Republican state senators has sponsored legislation that would bar illegal immigrants from attending Georgia state colleges and universities and would tweak some other state laws having to do with illegal immigration. -- The bill, filed Thursday, also adjusts some identification requirements for applicants for public benefits laid out in last year's tough law targeting illegal immigration...
|U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert
Gohmert seeks answers after error releases Mexican fugitive from jail
A former Mexican government official wanted for embezzling millions was arrested in Texas this month, then promptly ordered released by the State Department in a case that has one lawmaker demanding answers. -- A day after pulling rank on Smith County law enforcement officials, the State Department rescinded the order. But Hector Hernandez Javier Villarreal was gone by then...
|Immigration Reform Law Institute
Open-borders group violating non-profit laws against political advocacy
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently completed a multi-year investigation of CASA de Maryland, an illegal alien advocacy organization operating in DC and Maryland. IRLI has determined that the organization has egregiously violated its tax exempt status by engaging in electioneering, political and campaign activities. IRLI has filed a complaint with the IRS and Maryland Comptroller...