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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Globalism vs. Self-Rule
Battle lines forming in Europe
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Washington Post -- April 4  
Spain back in the crosshairs of euro-zone crisis
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Wednesday that his country was facing "extreme difficulty" as its cost of borrowing money on global markets jumped and doubts increased about whether the government can stick to the strict austerity program designed to bring its debt under control.
    Facing recession and treacherously high unemployment, Spain is struggling to keep its debt from exceeding targets set by European officials. So far, Spain has been able to remain in the good graces of international investors, raise the money it needs to finance itself and avoid the need for an international bailout.
    But the country "is facing an economic situation of extreme difficulty, I repeat, of extreme difficulty," Rajoy said at a meeting of his People's Party, according to wire service reports. "Anyone who doesn't understand that is fooling themselves."
London Guardian -- April 5
Eurozone debt crisis: Markets slide again as tensions remain high in Greece
• Crowds gather again in Greece following Syntagma Square suicide
Euro falls through Swiss franc floor...
...and hits 11-week low against the pound
UK manufacturing output drops

Daily Caller       sc   
ICE accused of fast-tracking amnesty to clear backlog    
With only 254 immigration judges available to hear 300,000 cases currently somewhere in the immigration judicial system, [ICE] has begun a review of its to determine who may be eligible for a type of ICE amnesty known as 'administrative closure.' -- Speaking during a March hearing before the Homeland Subcommittee in the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, ICE Director John Morton said...

Patrick Henningsen -- Infowars -- Austin, Texas    
Arizona law hot on the trail of Obama's documents   
"Show me the microfiche," said Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. "Show the microfiche --- and it's all over." -- The Sheriff is referring to the missing microfiche that would clear the President's name in what has become a national debate surrounding the authenticity of his own birth certificate. -- The President is currently dragging behind him a sizeable cache of potentially crippling scandals...

National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers   Disturbing photos      
Latest NAFBPO update from south of the border   
Mexico is a leading producer in amphetamines. There is a systematic increase in demand for synthetic drugs, said Jorge Montaño, a member of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) of the UN. Mexico became the largest producer of methamphetamine in the hemisphere, so that Mexican criminal organizations have the ability to provide for a growing market of domestic consumption but also for America.

Rick Oltman of The Immigration Tea Party -- The Examiner   
Marco, Marco, Marco, so disappointing 
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has just made a disappointing misstep in his political career by indicating he will carry water for the open border contingency in the Republican Party, which means the majority of them, by authoring, talking up or otherwise endorsing a Dream Act for illegal aliens... [More from Rick Oltman]

KVEO-TV -- Brownsville, Texas      
40+ illegals nabbed at stash house   
The Border Patrol Department, with the help of the Department of Public Safety and the La Villa Police Department, detained more than forty [illegal aliens] that were found in a stash house. -- The group of [illegal aliens] were made up of men, women and two children who were staying in the home for the last four days. -- The Department of Public Safety came upon two illegal [aliens] walking down the road...

KNBC-TV -- Los Angeles    
ICE postpones deportation for illegal who gave false report  
The 911 caller who was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter after police said his false report led to the shooting death of a 19-year-old has been released from Pasadena City Jail and is being electronically monitored by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to agency officials. -- Oscar Carrillo-Gonzalez's deportation will be postponed, at the request of Pasadena police...

Seattle Times   
ICE jail-fingerprint program now in all 39 Washington counties  
Silently and without fanfare, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has activated in every county in Washington a controversial program that will allow the fingerprints of everyone booked into local jails to be checked against a national immigration database. -- Secure Communities, as the federal program is known, now exists in all 39 Washington counties as well as in jurisdictions in 45 other states...

Boston Globe   
Mass. GOP urges RMV review after Obama's uncle granted hardship license
State Republican lawmakers are asking officials to review procedures at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, after President Obama's uncle, an illegal [alien] living in Framingham, was granted a hardship drivers license after admitting to sufficient facts in a drunken driving case last week. -- The lawmakers, in letters sent Wednesday to Governor Deval Patrick and Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, expressed concern... [Related video, story]

Tyler Durden -- Zero Hedge   
World's largest solar plant files for bankruptcy   
Solyndra was just the appetizer. Earlier today, in what will come as a surprise only to members of the administration, the company which proudly held the rights to the world's largest solar power project, the hilariously named Solar Trust of America ("STA"), filed for bankruptcy. And while one could say that the company's epic collapse is more a function of alternative energy politics in Germany...

Politico   
McConnell to Obama: Back off SCOTUS   
The Republican backlash against President Barack Obama's health care-SCOTUS remarks shows no sign of subsiding. -- In a noon speech today to the Rotary Club of Lexington, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell continued the GOP counteroffensive, telling the president to "back off" the Supreme Court. -- "The President crossed a dangerous line this week. And anyone who cares about liberty..."

Las Vegas Sun    
Open-borders crowd excited about latest Obama amnesty scheme 
[Illegal alien "rights"] advocates are cautiously optimistic about a new proposal from the Department of Homeland Security that would let the immediate [illegal alien] relatives of U.S. citizens [i.e. anchor babies] stay in the country while they await word on their applications for permanent residency. -- It's a move the administration says is aimed at keeping families together...

Allan Wall -- VDare.com    
Patriots thwarted in Mississippi... for now  
Our federal government has failed for years to control our borders properly and detain and deport illegal aliens. And, with Obama's Administrative Amnesty, it's getting worse. That's why states have to fight back with legislation designed to combat the illegal alien invasion as passed in Arizona, Alabama and other states. -- Of course, these laws are resisted at every turn, and frequently their effectiveness is reduced...

Reuters   
Americans brace for next foreclosure wave  
Half a decade into the deepest U.S. housing crisis since the 1930s, many Americans are hoping the crisis is finally nearing its end. House sales are picking up across most of the country, the plunge in prices is slowing and attempts by lenders to claim back properties from struggling borrowers dropped by more than a third in 2011, hitting a four-year low...

Bellingham (Wash.) Herald   
Two arrested, 81 pounds of cocaine seized after chase near Lynden  
A car and foot chase south of Lynden ended with the arrest of two men and the seizure of a large quantity of cocaine hidden in the car, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office. -- The incident Tuesday, April 3, began when federal agents informed local law officers that a vehicle from California that was suspected of being used in drug crimes was in Whatcom County...

Associated Press  
Illegal alien-coddling Obama regime accuses Arpaio of "bad faith"   
Phoenix -- The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff was negotiating in bad faith, jeopardizing efforts to settle civil rights charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling against Latinos. -- Department of Justice officials told a lawyer for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that the lawman's refusal of a court-appointed monitor was a deal-breaker...

 Tom Tancredo -- Daily Caller  
There's no such thing as a Republican DREAM Act 
Senator Marco Rubio is planning to introduce a Republican version of the DREAM Act, a bill that grants legal status to young illegal [aliens]. While the DREAM Act has received some support from RINOs like Lindsey Graham and Richard Lugar in the past, Republicans have largely opposed it. When the lame-duck Democrats tried to pass it in December 2010, only three Republican senators and eight Republican representatives...

American Border Patrol       
Photo of the day   
We reported earlier about how George, one of American Border Patrol's German Shepherds, was really taken by new baby spring chickens. -- Well, he hasn't lost his fascination with them. They are now in their new home outdoors and he can usually be found nearby watching them with great interest....

Agence France-Presse    
Officials from Egypt's Brotherhood at White House    
White House officials held talks with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in Washington this week, as the Islamist group threw itself into the fray in Egypt's presidential election. -- The meeting on Tuesday with low-level National Security Council staff was part of a series of US efforts to broaden engagement with new and emerging political parties following Egypt's revolution last year, a US official said...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner   
Obama will grant waivers to parents (and other relatives) of anchor babies 
On Monday, the Obama administration quietly announced it will "allow certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States to request provisional unlawful presence waivers." -- Of course, the waivers will be distributed to parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters and perhaps, many others related to those born in this country (so-called anchor babies)...

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