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  • Lawmakers visit Marine held in Mexico, say sergeant 'needs to come' (home)

    06/23/2014 9:57:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2014
    Two Republican lawmakers visited a Marine sergeant held in a Mexican jail Saturday, with one of them saying that the serviceman "needs to come home." Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., visited Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi at the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico. Tahmooressi has been held there since March on gun charges after he accidentally crossed over the Mexican border with three legally purchased guns in his pickup truck. Tahmooressi, who suffers from PTSD, served two tours in Afghanistan. "I found him to be in good spirits, but this visit confirmed my belief that Sgt....
  • Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians

    03/14/2014 7:40:27 AM PDT · by mgist · 14 replies
    New American ^ | 1/15/14 | newman
    Wednesday, 15 January 2014 18:45 Obama-backed Mexican Troops Disarm & Massacre More Civilians Written by Alex Newman Obama administration-backed Mexican troops opened fire this week on a group of civilians seeking to keep their weapons and rein in ruthless government-linked drug cartels, which have terrorized their communities in the state of Michoacán. The attack sparked an international outcry on behalf of the citizens, who have suffered non-stop brutality at the hands of both government officials and criminal syndicates. News reports, some of which conflict with each other, suggest that around a dozen people were shot and at least four were...
  • The Most Incorrigibly Political and America-Bashing President

    05/07/2013 6:30:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 7, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Barack Obama has to be the most partisan and most ideological president we've seen in a long, long time. He cannot or will not refrain from injecting his partisan politics into almost every occasion. Did he go to Mexico last week to improve our relationship with our southern neighbor or to use Mexico, as he does anything else he can find, as a political prop to bash Republicans and as a platform to criticize the United States? What other American president has so often sidled up to foreign countries on the backs of his own countrymen? Obama's defenders deny,...
  • Obama will push for immigration reform, White House says

    11/26/2012 5:04:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov. 26, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    On the eve of a visit by Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, the White House promised Monday that President Barack Obama "will be pressing for action" in Congress on comprehensive immigration reform and regards that goal as "achievable." "There is a real opportunity here to move forward and the president is committed to that," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing. "He believes that comprehensive immigration reform is achievable ... because there has been in the past bipartisan support for immigration reform," Carney said. "And he thinks it's important not just for specific communities that would be...
  • For first time since Depression, more Mexicans leave U.S. than enter

    04/28/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT · by arthurus · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Tara Bahrampour
    “I think the massive boom in Mexican immigration is over and I don’t think it will ever return to the numbers we saw in the 1990s and 2000s,” said Douglas Massey, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, which has been gathering data on the subject for 30 years. Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans moved from the United States to Mexico between 2005 and 2010,
  • Barack Obama’s daughter uninjured in Mexico earthquake

    03/20/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 79 replies · 1+ views
    boston globe ^ | 3/20/2012 | Callum Borchers
    The White House said Tuesday afternoon that President Obama’s older daughter Malia was unharmed by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico, where she was traveling on a school trip. “In light of today’s earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger,” said Kristina Schake, communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama. The quake struck the Oaxaca region of Mexico at 12:02 local time, according to the US Geological Service, and spread over roughly 10 miles.
  • Texas executes Mexican after court stay rejected

    07/07/2011 5:05:55 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 313 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 7/7/11 | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    A Mexican national was executed Thursday for the rape-slaying of a teenager after the U.S. Supreme Court turned down a White House-supported appeal to spare him in a death penalty case where Texas justice triumphed over international treaty concerns. Humberto Leal, 38, received lethal injection for the 1994 murder of Adria Sauceda. She was fatally bludgeoned with a piece of asphalt. Leal was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. EDT (2221 GMT).
  • Texas set to execute Mexican man despite pleas by U.S. and Mexico

    07/07/2011 3:40:09 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 84 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-7-77 | Reuters
    Texas is set to execute on Thursday Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia for the rape and murder of a teenage girl, defying pleas by the Mexican government and President Barack Obama to delay it because his consular rights were violated
  • Administration Asks Court To Halt Execution Of Mexican National In Texas

    07/06/2011 10:05:12 AM PDT · by tutstar · 85 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/1/2011 | kwtx
    <p>The Obama administration is taking the unusual step of asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas from executing a Mexican citizen who was convicted and sentenced to die for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl.</p> <p>The administration is asking the court to delay the July 7 execution of Humberto Leal, 38, for as long as six months to give Congress time to consider legislation that would directly affect Leal's case.</p>
  • Almost 2,000 Detonators Found on Mexico Border

    04/27/2011 3:18:03 PM PDT · by exbrit · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/11 | Unspecified
    Police discovered 1,994 detonator cartridges inside a pickup truck in this northern border metropolis, Mexico's federal Public Safety Office said Tuesday. Officers noticed the abandoned vehicle because its headlights were on and it was missing license plates, according to an official statement. Read more:
  • Obama's Plan to Admit Mexican Trucks

    01/18/2011 5:21:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | January 18, 2011 | Phyllis Schlafley
    It is amazing that, with unemployment unacceptably high, the Obama administration has endorsed a plan that will cost U.S. jobs and make highway driving for Americans more dangerous and less pleasant. Barack Obama wants to admit Mexican trucks to drive on all U.S. highways and roads. Todd Spencer, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, explained what this means: "U.S. truckers would be forced to forfeit their own economic opportunities, while companies and drivers from Mexico, free from equivalent regulatory burdens, take over their traffic lanes." We wonder if Mexico has any regulatory standards at all. Mexican trucks...
  • Hillary (Clinton) Attends "North American Union" Meeting

    12/21/2010 6:25:21 PM PST · by UCFRoadWarrior · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome R. Corsi
    With little attention from mainstream media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico in a North American Foreign Ministers Meeting in Quebec, Canada. The Dec. 13 meeting is a prelude to the next North American Summit Leaders meeting in 2011, a yet unscheduled trilateral summit that is the continuation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America. Under the low-key format, the continental meetings have been carried out with little fanfare and outside of congressional oversight.
  • Obama’s Silence On 5 Americans Murdered in Mexico Becomes Deafening

    11/05/2010 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    The first family, along with an entourage of 3000, head for India on Friday. The traveler-in-chief leaves the United States with no statement on the bloodbath that took place this past week in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, roughly two miles from El Paso and 5 minutes by car from the center of the Texas city. Last May, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, visited Mr. Obama at the White House. The two stood united against Arizona’s audacious attempt to protect its borders and save American lives. The Department Of Justice led by Eric Holder sued the state in July claiming...
  • Border Charade

    05/26/2010 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 454+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Security: After letting Mexico's president trash Arizona's immigration law and his immigration enforcement chief say he won't enforce it, the president wants to send a token National Guard contingent to the border. There's something disingenuous about the president's plan to deploy 1,200 National Guard troops to the Arizona border to help the Border Patrol catch illegal aliens. His director of immigration and customs enforcement, John Morton, has said he might not enforce immigration crimes reported by Arizona officials, though the state's new law merely copies federal law. Morton is director of ICE, not chief justice of the Supreme Court. He...
  • No Taco Bell for this in-crowd [Dear Leader's party & visit with Felipe Calderone]

    05/23/2010 1:06:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1,196+ views
    Maybe it wasn’t quite the equal of Versailles in the heydays of French monarchial extravagance. But the White House state dinner in honor of Mexico’s president certainly impressed the courtiers of the media. And why not? The gala social event did, after all, attract the top glitterati of Hollywood’s limousine liberal community. And as if that weren’t more than sufficient cause to ooh and ahh, First Lady Michelle Obama made her regal entrance garbed in — the gawking, star-struck media chroniclers tell us — “a one-shouldered, sky-blue gown by designer Peter Soronen, cinched at the waist with a sparkly crystal-adorned...
  • Video: Democrats give Mexican president standing ovation for dumping on Arizona

    I’m at a loss. I know they have to pander to Latinos ahead of the midterms, especially with amnesty D.O.A. in the Senate. But I don’t see how applauding a foreign leader — whose country is almost singlehandedly responsible for America’s endless immigration battles — for slamming a fantastically popular state law is a net gain in votes. They’ve already been saddled with the narrative that they can’t stop apologizing for America; you’d think they’d try extra hard here to simply sit in respectful silence while he does his shpiel rather than leaping out of their seats to grandstand. As...
  • Lights Out In L.A.?

    05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,289+ views ^ | May 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Immigration: An Arizona official asks a good question: If California wants to boycott Arizona over the way it enforces federal law, what about the electricity California gets from there? The problem with righteous indignation is that when others call you on it and tell you to put your money where your mouth is, it can cause an embarrassing leak in your hot air balloon. Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, has done just that, calling the bluff of the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Pierce wrote Villaraigosa a letter saying in essence that...
  • Obama Sides With Mexico Against Arizona Immigration Law

    05/20/2010 10:29:40 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 117 replies · 2,997+ views ^ | 19 May 2010 07:03 PM
    WASHINGTON -- Confronting soaring frustration over illegal immigration, President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned Arizona's crackdown and pushed instead for a federal fix the nation could embrace. He said that will never happen without Republican support, pleading: "I need some help." In asking anew for an immigration overhaul, Obama showed solidarity with his guest of honor, Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who called Arizona's law discriminatory and warned Mexico would reject any effort to "criminalize migration." The United States and Mexico share a significant economic and political relationship that stands to be damaged the more the nations are at odds over...
  • Obama turns on glamour for Mexico state dinner

    05/19/2010 7:16:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies · 1,567+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/19/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama Wednesday deployed the full pomp of a White House state dinner for only the second time, honoring Mexico's President Felipe Calderon with a sumptuous menu and elaborate decor. The White House was also road testing unspecified extra security measures, after the inaugural Obama state dinner last year for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was marred when a socialite couple gatecrashed the festivities. Key members of the US-Mexico community were expected among 200 guests at the glamorous black-tie gala evening at the White House, as well as actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Eva Longoria, and Mexican...
  • Pelosi Announces Mexican President Felipe Calderon to Address Joint Meeting of Congress on May 20

    05/10/2010 4:36:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 690+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | May 10,2010 | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today that President Felipe Calderon of Mexico will address a Joint Meeting of Congress on May 20 at 11 a.m. "Congress will warmly welcome President Calderon to the Capitol when he visits the United States next month as part of his state visit," said Speaker Pelosi.  "As President of Mexico, our neighbor and friend, we look forward to hearing President Calderon's message to the American people, and his views on ways to strengthen our border communities, fight organized crime, and reinforce the essential partnership between our two nations." "Our countries may be separated by a border,...
  • Mexico killings: Gunmen kill 3 with ties to US consulate

    03/14/2010 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies · 462+ views ^ | 3/14/10 | Sara Miller Llana
    Two Americans and a Mexican citizen affiliated with the United States consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, were shot to death Saturday in this violent border town, across from El Paso, Texas. The Mexico killings drew immediate criticism from the White House. National Security Council spokesperson Mike Hammer said in a statement Sunday that President Obama “is deeply saddened and outraged by the news of the brutal murders of three people associated with the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, including a US citizen employee, her US citizen husband, and the husband of a Mexican citizen
  • Mexican 'hit team' murders US worker

    03/14/2010 12:02:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,456+ views
    AFP ^ | March 15, 2010
    SUSPECTED drug cartel "hit teams" have murdered an American consular employee and her husband in a Mexican border city and killed the husband of another consular official in two separate attacks. The victims came under fire in separate locations while driving in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez on Saturday... "The attacks resulted in three fatalities - two American citizens and one Mexican citizen," After the slayings, the State Department announced that US diplomats working in consulates along Mexico's northern border had been authorised to send family members home because of security concerns.
  • Obama "outraged" by consulate murders in Mexico

    03/14/2010 9:45:58 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1,351+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 14, 2010
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is "outraged" by the murders in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico of three people connected with the U.S. consulate there, a White House official said on Sunday. "In concert with Mexican authorities, we will work tirelessly to bring their killers to justice," White House National Security Council spokesman Mike Hammer said in a statement. A consulate employee and her husband, both U.S. citizens, were killed along with the husband of another employee who is a Mexican citizen, the statement said. "The president is deeply saddened and outraged by the news," Hammer said, adding that Obama "shares in...
  • 3 with ties US consulate killed in Mexican city

    03/14/2010 1:20:47 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 507+ views
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Officials say three people with ties to the American consulate were killed in a Mexican border city.
  • What Happened in Guadalajara

    08/18/2009 9:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,114+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Phyllis Schlafly
    President Obama went to Guadalajara, Mexico, in August as part of his promise to "rejoin the world community" and become a "citizen of the world." He participated in a conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. These cozy meetings of the so-called three amigos used to be labeled the Security and Prosperity Partnership. The three North American heads of state met in Waco in 2005, in Cancun in 2006, in Quebec in 2007 and in New Orleans in 2008. After conservatives exposed the mischievous goals, the amigos accepted the Hudson Institute's helpful suggestion to change...
  • its important to sequence these big initiatives in a way that they don’t all CRASH at the same time

    08/15/2009 11:57:46 AM PDT · by bareford101 · 13 replies · 1,240+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 10, 2009 | Sunlen Miller
    THIS is an actual quote of Obama last week in Mexico. (NOTE: this is quickly being scrubbed from all sites by the obamanation disappearing-info. team.) President Obama said today at a presser in Guadalajara, Mexico, that because he has so much on his legislative plate, and it’s important to “sequence these big initiatives in way a there they don’t all just crash at the same time,” that immigration reform will have to wait next year, yet movement will start rolling in the fall session of Congress this year. Ticking though the still-outstanding legislation yet to get passed this year –...
  • Caption Obama in Mexico

    08/10/2009 3:51:00 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 22 replies · 1,763+ views
    President Barack Obama, right, gestures as he stands next to Mexico's President Felipe Calderon during a joint press conference with Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, not shown, in Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday Aug. 10, 2009. President Obama huddled Monday with Calderon, and Harper, for a North American summit, where the swine flu epidemic and knotty disputes over cross-border trade dominated a lengthy agenda President Barack Obama, right, and Mexico's President Felipe Calderon talk during a photo session in Guadalajara, Mexico, Monday Aug. 10, 2009.
  • In Mexico, Obama Says Immigration Reform Effort to Begin This Year

    08/10/2009 2:29:00 PM PDT · by traumer · 14 replies · 489+ views
    President Obama, attending a North American summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, vowed Monday to pursue comprehensive U.S. immigration reform later this year with a view to enacting legislation in 2010 that would provide a "pathway to citizenship" for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States. In a joint news conference in Guadalajara with Mexican President Felipe Calderón and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Obama also pledged continued support for Mexico's war on powerful drug cartels, saying he was confident the battle could be waged "in a way consistent with human rights." In their two-day summit, the...
  • Obama's Mexico City Presser Review

    08/10/2009 11:58:52 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 8 replies · 558+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/10/2009 | Mike Volpe
    President Obama just finished a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderone in Mexico City following three way talks. Here are some highlights. Both President Obama and PM Harper renewed their support for the Mexican government in their war with the drug cartels. President Obama called the policy "courageous". He said that there were ways to defeat the cartels while respecting human rights but also emphasized that the biggest violators of human rights are the traffickers themselves. PM Harper commented that his country needed to tighten up their visa policies because entrance into...
  • Obama presses for new tone in US ties with Mexico

    08/09/2009 8:04:20 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 28 replies · 697+ views
    AP ^ | 080909 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    GUADALAJARA, Mexico – President Barack Obama pressed for a new tone in the United States' relationship with Mexico but found no immediate progress Sunday on the divisions between him and Mexican President Felipe Calderon over the pace of U.S. drug-fighting aid and a ban on Mexican trucks north of the border. Obama kicked off his second trip to Mexico as president with a friendly 45-minute meeting with Calderon that touched on the vast trade relationship between their two countries, their cooperation on swine flu and the violent Mexican gangs dominating the drug trade on both sides of the border. Their...
  • 'El no Habla': Obama Jumbles Cinco de Mayo Salute

    05/04/2009 4:49:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,635+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/09
    President Barack Obama's joke wasn't lost in translation — even though he referred to a Cinco de Mayo celebration as "Cinco de Cuatro." Obama jumbled his words as he welcomed guests to the White House to observe the Mexican holiday, sending the crowd into laughter before he referred to the day correctly. "Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro — Cinco de Mayo at the White House," said Obama, in what appeared to be an attempt to note they were celebrating on the fourth of May instead of the fifth.Cinco de cuatro means "five of four" in Spanish.

    05/01/2009 2:51:51 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 11 replies · 2,672+ views
    Robert Drobot | 01 May 2009 | Robert Drobot
  • White House warns of swine flu on Obama's Mexico trip

    04/30/2009 12:11:25 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 61 replies · 5,007+ views
    The White House is issuing a health advisory to anyone who traveled on President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico, after a member of the U.S. delegation came down with flu-like symptoms – and tests on that staffers’ family showed they are probably infected with the swine flu. After saying just last week that no one who traveled to Mexico City for the president's visit contracted the flu, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that a lead advance person for Energy Secretary Steven Chu came down with flu-like symptoms after the trip and appears to have spread the flu to...
  • Obama's Staffer's Family Positive for Swine Flu

    04/30/2009 6:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,116+ views
    Huliq ^ | April 30, 2009
    A member of the U.S. delegation that traveled to Mexico City as part of the advance security team for Energy Secretary Steven Chu exhibited swine flu-like symptoms upon his return, and three members of his family have tested positive for the A H1N1 virus, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced on Thursday. The unnamed staffer tested negative himself, but Gibbs attributed that to the amount of time that had elapsed since the onset of his own symptoms. The staffer felt ill three days after his arrival in Mexico City, which was April 13th. On the following day (April 17th),...
  • US Department of State, Mexican Embassy: Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico

    04/30/2009 4:40:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies · 731+ views
    US Department of State ^ | April 30, 2009
    This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding H1N1 Influenza A. The Mexican Secretariat for Communications and Transportation has announced enhanced health screening for all international passengers departing Mexico from the following six airports: Mexico City (Benito Juarez), Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Any passengers displaying obvious flu-like symptoms may have their temperature taken by health officials; tests for the H1N1 virus may then be administered to those with fevers. Passengers with high temperatures or testing positive for the H1N1 virus will be denied boarding. All passengers should allow ample time for any...
  • Obama’s Nonsensical Excuse For Not Shutting Mex Border

    04/29/2009 6:00:42 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 64 replies · 1,987+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine Pres. Obama had been informed that terrorists were seeking to smuggle thousands of canisters of biological weapons into the United States from Mexico. Would he refuse to close the southern border because some canisters had already been smuggled in? I would certainly hope not. But at his press conference tonight, PBO employed similar logic to justify his refusal to close the Mexican border to prevent additional people infected with swine flu—walking if unwitting biological weapons you might say—from entering our country . . . . View video here.
  • Barack Obama tested for swine flu

    US President Barack Obama has been tested for swine flu after he just returned from a trip to Mexico where he was discussing the escalation of the country's violent drug related problems. The president is assuring Americans the country is taking aggressive measures to control the virus. New cases of swine flu have surfaced in the United States and Canada, taking the total to 26. There are now more than 1300 suspected cases in Mexico. People who are infected can spread the virus before they even start showing symptoms. The symptoms of the H1N1 virus are similar to numerous other...
  • Aides: Obama clear of swine flu symptoms (thank goodness; we were all really, really worried)

    04/26/2009 3:10:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 1,598+ views
    upi ^ | 4-26-09
    Aides: Obama clear of swine flu symptoms WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is clear of any swine flu symptoms after making a trip to Mexico this month, officials say. Obama visited Mexico, scene of dozens of deaths attributed to a new variant of the swine flu virus, on April 16, shaking hands at one point with a Mexican archaeologist who died within 24 hours of the meeting from the swine flu outbreak, the British tabloid The Daily Mail reported. But White House spokesman Josh Earnest indicated Sunday that Obama's health is not in danger. "His doctors...
  • US says not testing travelers from Mexico for flu

    04/26/2009 1:22:28 PM PDT · by Cyberrat · 48 replies · 10,445+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/09 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The United States is not testing airplane travelers from Mexico for the swine flu virus that has heightened fears of a possible pandemic, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Sunday...
  • Obama's health fine after trip to Mexico

    04/26/2009 7:05:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 39 replies · 1,822+ views
    My Way ^ | Apr 26, 2:03 AM
    President Barack Obama's health is fine a little more than a week after he traveled to Mexico, where an outbreak of swine flu has killed at least 68 people and sickened more than 1,000, the White House said Saturday. "The president's trip to Mexico has not put his health in any danger," said spokesman Robert Gibbs. The World Health Organization's director-general, Margaret Chan, said the outbreak of the never-before-seen virus is a very serious situation and has "pandemic potential." Obama was in Mexico last week to meet with top government officials and talk about the growing problem with drug smuggling...
  • Is the Current Flu Virus the Result of a High Tech Assassination Attempt on President Obama?

    04/25/2009 6:35:12 PM PDT · by Kozman · 51 replies · 2,426+ views
    I realize that writing this current post will put me out on the outer fringe of conspiracy theorists, but hear me out. There are enough oddities here that at an investigation of some sort should begin. Here's my case. It is based on four facts. 1.During President Obama's recent trip to Mexico, Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archaeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu... Given that it is possible that Obama could have been infected and that the virus appears to kill the healthy, then it...
  • Drudge: Obama Greeted in Mexico by Man who died days later of flu symptoms

    04/25/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT · by Cicero · 91 replies · 6,613+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 04.25.2009 | Drudge
    The money paragraph to which Drudge links (Bloomberg): "The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t confirm if Solis had swine flu or not."

    04/25/2009 2:52:37 PM PDT · by BP2 · 395 replies · 23,380+ views
    Drudge ^ | April 25 | Drudge
    Top link now on Drudge- from article: The first case was seen in Mexico on April 13. The outbreak coincided with the President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico City on April 16. Obama was received at Mexico’s anthropology museum in Mexico City by Felipe Solis, a distinguished archeologist who died the following day from symptoms similar to flu, Reforma newspaper reported. The newspaper didn’t confirm if Solis had swine flu or not.

    04/25/2009 2:36:48 PM PDT · by kcvl · 95 replies · 4,047+ views
  • Obama claims 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from U.S.

    04/23/2009 3:23:12 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 56 replies · 1,913+ views
    politifact ^ | april 16th
    With growing violence on the U.S.-Mexico border fueled by powerful drug cartels, officials from both countries have been repeating a shocking statistic to suggest this isn't just a Mexican problem. But Obama, Clinton and others have left out important qualifiers when citing the 90 percent statistic, which originates from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The agency doesn't have statistics for all weapons in Mexico, where gun sales are largely prohibited; it is based on only guns that the Mexican government sent to the ATF for tracing and that the ATF found were traceable.
  • Mexican standoff: Obama must ban assault weapons to halt violence on both sides of border

    04/21/2009 5:58:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 1,323+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/20/09 | editors
    Much of the talk about the U.S.-Mexico relationship these days centers on the flow of illegal guns south over the border. Fair enough, and long overdue. American weapons, easily bought thanks to woefully lax gun-control laws, are winding up in the arsenal of Mexican drug cartels, who are murdering thousands and destabilizing our southern neighbor. The havoc is spilling over into our border states. But let's not neglect an equally dangerous trend in firearm trafficking - namely, the flow of illegal weapons from America's Southern states north, especially to big cities like New York. As crime has declined in some...
  • Obama heeding lesson from ‘94 gun ban

    04/21/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies · 3,312+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 20, 2009 | STEWART M. POWELL and JENNIFER A. DLOUHY
    WASHINGTON — The last time a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress banned civilian sales of military-style assault weapons, it took American voters just seven weeks to rebel. They handed Republicans control of the House and the Senate for the first time in 40 years. One of the casualties in the backlash was Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Beaumont, who sponsored the ban and then promptly lost his seat in Congress in 1994 after 42 years of service. The lesson wasn’t lost on President Obama when Mexican President Felipe Calderon suggested reviving the defunct weapons’ ban to help combat drug cartel violence...
  • Obama blames U.S. guns in Mexico

    04/20/2009 7:58:47 AM PDT · by keep your powder dry · 22 replies · 687+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, April 17, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Pretty sure that drug-smuggling-criminals kill people, not their guns... MEXICO CITY | Meeting face-to-face with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. is to blame for much of Mexico's drug violence, and he set up a major congressional gun-control battle by calling on the Senate to ratify a treaty designed to track and cut the flow of guns to other countries. Mr. Obama said he wants to renew a ban on some semiautomatic weapons but that it is not likely to pass Congress. Instead, he called for the Senate to ratify a decade-old hemispherewide treaty that...
  • In Shift, Obama Doesn’t Plan to Reopen Nafta Talks

    04/20/2009 11:47:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 609+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Brian Knowlton
    The Obama administration said on Monday that it has no plans for reopening negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement to revise its labor and environmental provisions, as then-Senator Barack Obama promised to do during his presidential campaign. “The president has said we will look at all of our options, but I think they can be addressed without having to reopen the agreement,” said Ronald Kirk, the United States trade representative. Mr. Kirk spoke in a conference call with reporters after returning from the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad over the weekend. He said President Obama conferred there...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's gun lies

    04/20/2009 3:03:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 958+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2009 | Editorial
    The "liar, liar pants on fire" argument usually isn't the most effective. But when it comes to guns, President Obama is lying through his teeth. On Thursday, while on a visit to Mexico, the president continued his Blame America First tour. "This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States," he said, referring to the drug wars that are tearing apart our neighbor to the south. "More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border." It is completely...