Placing Blame for Mexican Violence
They are both wrong
|Associated Press -- April 2
US, Mexico leaders trade barbs on drug violence
Washington -- The explosion of drug-fueled violence along Mexico's border with the United States could harm relations between the two nations, President Barack Obama said Monday; Mexico's leader retorted that much of the problem of drugs and guns begins on the U.S. side of the line.
In the thick of political contests in both the United States and Mexico, Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon traded unusually direct claims about the cause and effect of the drug violence that has consumed a swath of northeastern Mexico. They were cordial and complimentary to one another, but did not hide the degree of worry on both sides about a six-year spasm of violence that has killed more than 47,000 people.
"It can have a deteriorating effect overall on the nature of our relationship," Obama said. "And that's something that we have to pay attention to."
Calderon made a government crackdown on warring drug cartels the hallmark of his six-year term, which expires later this year. His center-right party has seen its election chances fall in the face of a wide perception in Mexico that the crackdown has not worked. [...]
Beyond the terrible human cost, the battling drug gangs in Mexico and in Central America cause economic problems and political and security concerns for the United States, Obama said.
"If they're undermining institutions in these countries, that will impact our capacity to do business in these countries," Obama said following meetings with Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
|Patrick Henningsen -- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas
Arizona's Obama I.D. bill stuck in legislative limbo
Phoenix -- The fate of Arizona's own Candidate Certification Bill is still yet to be determined according to its supporters inside the state capitol. -- HB 2480 would require Barack Obama to prove his eligibility as a US President, and would also determine whether his name would appear on the Grand Canyon State's ballot come November. The bill has met with extreme resistance from some members of the state government...
|Alex Newman -- The New American
Video shows border chief not concerned with illegal immigration
Current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner David Aguilar (left) was caught on video during a 2007 town hall meeting with agents suggesting that stopping illegal immigration was not a high priority for the Border Patrol, sparking criticism from experts and even his own officers. The film was obtained exclusively by the Liberty News Network...
|Dave Boyer -- Washington Times
Meddling Mexican urges Obama, Congress to tighten gun laws
After listening to Mexico's president lecture about the need for Washington to ban assault weapons, President Obama said Monday that the U.S. has an obligation to combat gun smuggling that he said is fueled increasingly by drug addicts in rural communities. -- Saying drug addiction in the U.S. "traditionally was very urban," Mr. Obama said at a White House news conference that is changing...
|Wall Street Journal
Fifth Circuit to DOJ: Prove you support judicial review
Here's an interesting chain of events: 1) President Obama on Monday says the Supreme Court would be taking an "unprecedented, extraordinary step" if it struck down the Affordable Care Act, his signature legislative achievement. He adds that it would be an example of "judicial activism or a lack of judicial restraint --- that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law."...
|Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner
A deceitful diversion about immigration enforcement
The Obama Administration has just announced the arrest of over 3,100 criminal illegal aliens in a six day period. "A record," they declare. I.C.E. director John Morton proudly announced that there are fewer criminal aliens in our neighborhoods. But, this isn't about enforcement, it's about diversion. -- This operation is a politically motivated plan to distract and divert public attention from the continued administrative amnesties that the corrupt Obama Administration perpetuates... [More from Rick Oltman]
|Kurt Nimmo -- Prison Planet -- Austin, Texas
Obamacare defense reveals contempt for Constitution
In what the AFP described as "a highly combative salvo," Obama warned the Supreme Court on Monday that if it rules his Obamacare scheme is unconstitutional, he is prepared to make "campaign trail arguments" in defense of the mandatory health insurance law. -- "Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law..."
Feds allegedly continue to pursue deportation of Obama's 'druncle'
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|WDBD-TV -- Jackson, Miss.
Immigration enforcement bill killed
An immigration-enforcement bill has died because a chairman chose not to bring it up for a vote in a Mississippi Senate committee. -- However, the issue might not be dead. -- Some House members are trying to put immigration-enforcement provisions into other bills that are still alive. It's unclear whether those efforts will succeed. Senate Judiciary B Committee Chairman Hob Bryan says...
|Judicial Watch via Weasel Zippers
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Obama touts Obamacare, urges judges defer to experts and Congress
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|The American Dream via Family Security Matters
Why does DHS need 450 MILLION hollow point bullets?
Somebody out there has decided that the Department of Homeland Security needs a whole lot of ammunition. Recently it was announced that ATK was awarded a contract to provide up to 450 MILLION hollow point bullets to the Department of Homeland Security over the next five years. Is it just me, or does that sound incredibly excessive? What in the world is the DHS going to do with 450 million rounds?
|Shepard Ambellas -- Intel Hub
DNC omitted presidential natural born citizen clause, RNC clause still stands
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|WJBK-TV -- Detroit
Obama's illegal alien uncle on the roads again
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Combative Obama warns Supreme Court on health law
US President Barack Obama on Monday challenged the "unelected" Supreme Court not to take the "extraordinary" and "unprecedented" step of overturning his landmark health reform law. -- Though Obama said he was confident the court would uphold the law, the centerpiece of his political legacy, he appeared to be previewing campaign trail arguments should the nine justices strike the legislation down...
|ENews Park Forest (Ill.)
SEIU now badgering Mercedes Benz over Alabama immigration law
A delegation representing civil rights and labor leaders will be in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday 4th April, to urge Daimler AG and its shareholders to seek repeal of Alabama's racial profiling law, H.B. 56. The law denies fundamental civil rights to [illegal aliens] and minorities and impacts trade union activities between and among union members, inhibiting freedom of association, according to a complaint being filed today...
|Fox News Latino
Lucha Libre pits Mexican wrestlers against American 'bad guys'
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|John T. Bennett -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.
Reverse discrimination against whites has just begun, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. Now, the exploitation of Trayvon Martin's death has thrown the cycle of racial resentment and favoritism into overdrive. -- There has been much poisonous rhetoric following Trayvon Martin's death, and more is sure to come. It is hard to imagine that any other current topic could result in racial madness exceeding that tragedy...