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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Great Scott!
Senator wants a secure community
Boston Globe -- March 13 
Immigration divides rivals in Massachusetts Senate race
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    In his bid for reelection, Senator Scott Brown is calling for tighter immigration policy and chiding his leading Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, for her seeming opposition to the federal enforcement program known as Secure Communities.
    But Warren refuses to be pinned down on the heated issue, calling for a more nuanced debate. Though in the past she has appeared to oppose the initiative, Warren would not declare a position last week, instead calling for further discussion with police about how the program has been working in other states. [...]
    Jeffrey Berry, a professor at Tufts University, said Brown's position on immigration could play well in blue-collar communities that are largely white. The Republican would be unlikely to win the Hispanic vote anyway, Berry said, particularly this year when the GOP candidates running for president have taken a hard-line stance on immigration.
    "I think there is some mileage in this for Senator Brown," said Berry.

Philip Klein -- Washington Examiner   sc  
CBO: Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 years   
President Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law. -- Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014...

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
The federal assault on sovereignty continues   
The federal government's assault on sovereignty continues with the Justice Department blocking a new law in Texas that requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. One lame-stream-media outlet reported it was because the Texas law disproportionately harms "Hispanic residents." -- Residents? Not, citizens? BTW, no harm was proven, only imagined... [More from Rick Oltman]

Cronkite News    
Lawmaker drops illegal immigration reporting bill    
Leaders of border communities have persuaded a lawmaker to withdraw legislation that would have required the state to alert the public to dangers caused by illegal immigration. -- Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox, made the decision after meeting Monday with a group including the mayors of Nogales and Douglas and a representative of a produce-growers organization...

Associated Press    sc
Obama regime wants more secrecy   
In the middle of Sunshine Week, a period dedicated to government openness, the Obama administration is urging Congress to change the Freedom of Information Act to keep secret new categories of information that it says have been put a risk by a Supreme Court ruling. -- Melanie Ann Pustay, director of the Justice Department's office of information policy, said Tuesday that lawmakers need to protect against disclosures...

Coming Up
March 16
VFW Post #4171 -- Golden, Colo. -- 5:30-9 PM MDT
Tom Tancredo presents Trevor Loudon

D.A. King -- Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal   
On GALEO's Jerry Gonzalez, "hate," parasitic, smearing hucksters and the SPLC
First, my apologies for the repetition in the headline. -- It is quite difficult to type while holding my aching sides and trying to focus through the tears of laughter. But well worth the effort. -- While I will make it a often visited topic and expand (a lot) soon, it is my great pleasure to write about recent news concerning Gerado E. (Jerry) Gonzalez from the hard-left, wanna-be bullies...

David Codrea -- The Examiner    
Researchers say don't count on Constitution to stop Arms Trade Treaty
"There is a widespread misunderstanding on the part of American gun-owners, evidenced in gun blogs and in commentaries on articles dealing with the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)," researchers Paul Gallant, Sherry Gallant, Alan Chwick and Joanne D. Eisen report in an AmmoLand paper filed yesterday. -- "The crux of this misunderstanding," they write, "is that, since there are checks and balances in our Constitution..."

Intel Hub    
Obama Signs Anti-Protest Trespass Bill   
Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States. --RT broke the news last month that H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, had overwhelmingly passed the US House...

Daily Caller    
NRA chief lobbyist: Dem's indecision on Holder shows frustration 'transcends party lines'
Some who have hoped for Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation warmly greeted the news Monday that Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Dan Boren has chosen not to openly defend Holder over the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. On Monday a Boren spokesman said the congressman had "no comment"...

AlterNet.org   
Who is securing the Texas border?   
Roy "Mac" Sikes wasn't wearing a white 10-gallon like the other top Texas Rangers attending the 2010 Texas Border Sheriffs Coalition meeting in El Paso. Mac, as the Texas Rangers and sheriffs call him, was going hatless. But that may have been because it's not entirely clear which hat Mac should have been wearing – ranger, cop, or consultant?

Daily Caller   
Rep. Gohmert: Obama owes Calderón 'Fast and Furious' apology
Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert told The Daily Caller he thinks President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder both owe Mexican President Felipe Calderón a phone call apologizing for Operation Fast and Furious. -- "Absolutely, he [Obama] should apologize to Mexico," Gohmert said in a phone interview Monday. "But in this case it's not only the president, but Attorney General Holder..."

Ron Paul -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas   
The Obama regime has gone rogue   
Have certain parts of the Constitution become irrelevant, as a former Republican leader once told me at a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing? At the time, I was told that demanding a Congressional declaration of war before invading Iraq, as Article I Section 8 of the Constitution requires, was unnecessary and anachronistic. Congress and the president then proceeded without a Constitutional declaration...

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