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  • JOHN CORNYN: AMERICA NEEDS TO CARE FOR 'DUMPED' CHILDREN

    06/11/2014 4:40:46 AM PDT · by Nickname · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. John Cornyn criticized President Obama for creating a “human magnet” with his unlawful approach to immigration enforcement, but admitted that Americans had a duty to care for the children that were flooding into the country. “They need to be taken care of, I mean they’ve been left, basically dumped at America’s doorstep, and we need to treat them compassionately we need to make sure they get the care they need,” Cornyn explained to reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Lindsey Graham Proudly Voted to Defund Obamacare

    09/27/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Nickname · 93 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/27/13 | Lindsey Graham
    Today, I proudly voted to Defund Obamacare, and I am proud that every Senate Republican has united in support of the House-passed Defund Obamacare provision. I only wish that more Senate Democrats, many of whom were responsible for Obamacare’s passage into law, would have voted with us. (NOTE: The amendment to remove the Defund Obamacare provision, which passed the House, was defeated by the Democrat-controlled Senate by a straight party-line vote of 44-54.) With Democrats in control of the Senate, we needed Democrats to join with the American people who want Obamacare stopped in its tracks. Based upon the Democrats...
  • Father charged in murder of man who killed his 2 sons

    02/12/2013 6:51:08 AM PST · by Nickname · 47 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | Feb 11 2013 | n/a
    BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Brazoria County grand jury has indicted a father for the murder of another man. According to investigators, David Barajas shot and killed a drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons.
  • Obama wins a second term as U.S. president

    11/07/2012 4:08:57 AM PST · by Nickname · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2012 | David A. Fahrenthold
    Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney by reassembling the political coalition that boosted him to victory four years ago, and by remaking himself from a hopeful uniter into a determined fighter for middle-class interests.
  • OBAMA WINS

    11/06/2012 11:12:42 PM PST · by Nickname · 23 replies
    I suppose someone has to do it. As of my posting, this is the WaPo headline.
  • Tulsa police reportedly make 2 arrests in North Tulsa shootings

    04/08/2012 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Nickname · 160 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 08, 2012 | n/a
    Tula, Okla. – Two arrests have been made in the North Tulsa shootings that left three African-American men dead, FOX23 reports. The Tulsa Police Department sent out a press release early Sunday stating that two males had been apprehended. "Within 24 hours of its formation, the task force "Operation Random Shooter" has completed its mission. At 1:47am, officers apprehended suspects of the North Tulsa shootings that occurred on Good Friday. Jake England, 19 year old white male, and Alvin Watts, 32 year old white male, have been arrested and will be charged with 3 counts of murder and 2 counts...
  • My Review of 6th Dist Appellate Ruling (Cuccinelli on Obamacare)

    07/12/2011 12:17:13 AM PDT · by Nickname · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 11, 2011 | Ken Cuccinelli
    Dear Fellow Virginians and Americans, I wanted to update you on the appellate ruling in the healthcare case in the 6th Circuit on June 29th. There are a lot of nuances to the ruling, so let's start at the beginning and go through them one at a time. Process Remember that in an ordinary appeal (not to the Supreme Court), three judges sit together to decide the appellate case. There are three appellate courts that have heard appeals of the merits of the healthcare cases: the 4th circuit (including Virginia); the 6th circuit; and the 11th circuit (where 26 of...
  • Ken Cuccinelli to Co-Host on WMAL from 7-9 am, June 2, 2011 (Vanity?)

    06/02/2011 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Nickname · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 2, 2011 | Ken Cuccinelli
    I'm co-hosting WMAL tomorrow morning (Thursday morn) from 7 to 9 a.m. This will be a new "first." Looking forward to it! Listen at wmal.com.
  • Graham, DeMint approach politics in their own ways

    04/11/2011 12:40:47 AM PDT · by Nickname · 14 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Sunday, April 10, 2011 | Robert Behre
    WASHINGTON -- Considering that U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint are conservative Upstate Republicans, South Carolina's two senators are anything but a matched set as they increasingly emerge on the national stage. Consider how they spent a recent day in March.
  • Wisconsin Democrats to file first recall petition

    04/01/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT · by Nickname · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/1/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Democrats in Wisconsin say they have enough signatures to file a petition to launch a recall effort against state Sen. Dan Kapanke, one of eight Republicans being targeted for his vote to restrict collective bargaining for most public sector works in the state. Recall organizer Pat Scheller told the La Crosse Tribune that volunteers have collected more than the 15,588 signatures needed to trigger a recall and will file the petition in Madison on Friday.
  • Old Fort mayor, aldermen giving up pay (Town losing biggest water and sewer customer)

    02/23/2011 1:25:59 AM PST · by Nickname · 7 replies
    The McDowell News ^ | February 22, 2011 | Mike Conley
    After a 45-minute closed session, the Old Fort Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to do away with their pay and the mayor’s pay. The action was taken because the town is about to lose its biggest water and sewer customer, Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing. Last month, Jack Lonon Jr., president of the family-owned company, announced that the company’s assets will be sold to Spinrite Yarns of Canada and the plant will soon shut down its manufacturing operations in Old Fort. The closing of Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing will mean the town will no longer get approximately $150,000 in water and sewer...
  • Plant owner: 81 jobs at risk (Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing selling assets, will likely close)

    02/23/2011 12:25:19 AM PST · by Nickname · 9 replies
    The McDowell News ^ | January 20, 2011 | Mike Conley
    Within the next few months, Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing will effectively shut down its operations in Old Fort. Jack Lonon Jr., president of the family-owned company, told The McDowell News on Thursday that the company’s assets will be sold to Spinrite Yarns of Canada. The sale will become final on Feb. 25. After that, the future of the business will be uncertain.
  • GOProud Party Breitbart’s Proudest Hour

    02/12/2011 12:42:10 AM PST · by Nickname · 182 replies
    PajamasMedia ^ | February 10, 2011 | Roger L Simon
    The party staged by Andrew Breitbart for GOProud — the gay Republican and conservative group — was as close to a game changer as things get and the most interesting event at CPAC by far, at least to this point — and that’s meant as no insult to CPAC. With sexy Sophie B. Hawkins singing to a boisterous, supportive crowd, the party almost obliterated in one night the conception that Republicans are anti-gay and gave the impression that young libertarians — and some not so young — are taking over the GOP. Pretty soon it may be cool to be...
  • EBookFling is Netflix Instant Watch for digital books

    01/26/2011 12:52:22 AM PST · by Nickname · 5 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alex Pham
    It's no secret that users of Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's nook digital book readers can "lend" copies of the books they've purchased to friends. But imagine if your universe of friends consisted of millions of people, not just the five or six people in your book club. The lending library suddenly becomes much more interesting. That's what EBookFling wants to create. The site, which officially kicks off Wednesday morning but was up and running Tuesday, ultimately will let users borrow books listed by other members -- for free.
  • Rep. Wolf to Cavuto: Neil, You Need to Take a Course in History and Political Science

    01/19/2011 12:37:43 AM PST · by Nickname · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 12, 2011
    I just stumbled upon this interview which is a few days old. Neil Cavuto interviews Frank Wolf, Republican US Rep. for Virginia's 10th district. It needs to be seen because it's a great illustration of what incoming TEA Partiers are up against with some in the old-guard contingent of GOPers who are circling to protect their power and maintain the status quo. Also, for those in his district, he's looking for feedback on voting to repeal Obamacare on his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf#!/RepFrankWolf/posts/101877613224158
  • Local federal workers get early holiday gift; Telework bill adopted

    11/23/2010 2:47:17 AM PST · by Nickname · 37 replies
    Loudoun Times ^ | Nov. 22 | Nicholas Graham
    It’s a stocking stuffer many federal workers in the Capital region have been anticipating for years – the authorization and ability to work for the government from home. On Nov. 18, the House of Representatives by a bipartisan vote of 254-152 adopted the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, a bill that improves and expands teleworking in federal agencies by requiring them to establish a policy under which eligible government employees are approved to telecommute. The bill also instructs federal agencies to notify their workers of their eligibility to telework, and it establishes a Telework Managing Officer to develop and implement...
  • Webb steps up criticism of White House over proposed closure of command

    08/12/2010 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Nickname · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 12, 2010 | JEFF E. SCHAPIRO
    Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., who may need President Barack Obama's coattails in 2012, is stepping up his criticism of the White House over plans to close a giant command center in Norfolk. Webb, in a written statement, said that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates "acted too hastily" in targeting the U.S. Joint Forces Command, which employs more than 6,000. Webb also said that he was disappointed that the Obama administration did not consult with the Virginia congressional delegation before announcing the shutdown.
  • Costs to go up for Virginia universities

    08/03/2010 2:29:08 AM PDT · by Nickname · 6 replies · 3+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 03, 2010 | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON
    Federal stimulus funds are helping to hold the line on tuition and fee increases for in-state students at Virginia's public colleges and universities. But once the money runs out, the state's higher education system will be at risk because of budget cuts, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia said yesterday. Even with a $198 million infusion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the average cost for an education will increase by 10.6 percent this fall, the council said in its report, "2010-11 Tuition and Fees at Virginia's State-Supported Colleges and Universities."
  • Richmond nuns critical but stable following fatal wreck

    08/03/2010 1:44:30 AM PDT · by Nickname · 16 replies · 15+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 03, 2010 | Bill Mckelway
    ...snip... Two of the nuns -- Sister Charlotte Lange and Sister Connie Ruth Lupton -- remained in critical but stable condition last night; a third -- Sister Denise Mosier -- died at the crash site. ...snip... Saint Gertrude's website reported last night that Sister Charlotte "had some intestine removed and has some internal bleeding" and that Sister Connie "fractured her leg, ankle and wrist," had part of a thumb amputated and suffered internal injuries. Funeral arrangements were incomplete last night for Sister Denise.
  • Arlington grave scandal grows

    07/30/2010 4:45:01 AM PDT · by Nickname · 13 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | July 29, 2010 | N/A
    Estimates of the number of graves potentially affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew to as many as 6,600 today, as the cemetery’s former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster.
  • EPA rejects challenges from Cuccinelli, others

    07/30/2010 2:43:29 AM PDT · by Nickname · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 29, 2010 | Jim Nolan
    The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected 10 petitions -- including one filed by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli -- challenging the climate science research it is using to formulate regulations limiting manmade greenhouse gas emissions. The petitions asked the EPA to reconsider its finding and reopen its hearings on the subject, arguing that the methodology and conclusions of the climate science research used by the agency were flawed and unverifiable. "After months of serious considerations of the petitions and of the state of climate change science, EPA finds no evidence to support these claims," the agency said in a statement....
  • Cantor criticized for accepting donations from financial sector

    07/30/2010 2:34:32 AM PDT · by Nickname · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 30, 2010 | Staff Reports
    A public watchdog group has accused Rep. Eric Cantor, R-7th, of accepting major donations from the financial sector after questioning President Barack Obama's relationship to the financial industry. ...snip... Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for Cantor, said many people in the business community who previously supported Obama now think he either doesn't understand what it takes to get people back to work or is hostile to business.
  • Prince William official details proposed crackdown on Va. illegals

    07/30/2010 2:22:26 AM PDT · by Nickname · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 29, 2010 | Olympia Meola
    Undeterred by legal obstacles holding up parts of Arizona's new immigration law, the chairman of Prince William's Board of County Supervisors today detailed a crackdown he is pushing in Virginia. A day after a federal judge blocked some of the most controversial parts of Arizona's tough new law, Corey Stewart rolled out a more in-depth look at his proposed Virginia Rule of Law Act, which pulls from practices in Oklahoma and other states. "What I'm trying to accomplish is to strongly encourage illegal aliens to leave the state," Stewart said. "The idea is to make it so uncomfortable to be...
  • Poll: 64% approve of McDonnell

    07/28/2010 2:15:41 AM PDT · by Nickname · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 28, 2010 | Tyler Whitley
    Richmond, Va. -- A new poll shows Gov. Bob McDonnell with a 64 percent approval rating in Virginia. That is considerably better than how Virginians feel about President Barack Obama. The Rasmussen poll of 500 likely Virginia voters conducted July 18 shows that 49 percent approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 50 percent disapprove. This is virtually unchanged from February.
  • NAACP criticizes Webb; Allen makes distinction

    07/28/2010 2:02:11 AM PDT · by Nickname · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 27, 2010 | JIM NOLAN AND TYLER WHITLEY
    An opinion article by Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., advocating an end to government diversity programs is drawing fire from the head of the Virginia chapter of the NAACP. "We vehemently disagree with your analysis and wonder if serving in the elite, rich, United States Senate has skewed your vision of the world in which we live," wrote executive director King Salim Khalfani. "Your opponent then and coming, George Allen, would not have had the gall to write about the 'myth of white privilege' even though I am sure he feels that way."
  • School Food Recovery Act (H.R. 1403)

    07/18/2010 3:12:29 AM PDT · by Nickname · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Congressman Frank Wolf's Facebook Page ^ | July 16, 2010 | Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA)
    I am pleased to announce that a House committee this week has included an amendment to child nutrition legislation based on the School Food Recovery Act (H.R. 1403) I introduced last year aimed at keeping excess school food out of the garbage and making it available for local food banks.
  • New Weekly Jobless Claims Rise, Ongoing Claims Slow

    01/14/2010 6:41:04 AM PST · by Nickname · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    FOX ^ | January 14, 2010 | N/A
    WASHINGTON -- The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week as jobs remain scarce amid a sluggish economic recovery. The Labor Department said Thursday new claims for unemployment insurance rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 444,000. Wall Street economists polled by Thomson Reuters expected an increase of only 3,000.
  • Money in N.Y. Special a Telling Sign

    10/22/2009 4:11:06 AM PDT · by Nickname · 11 replies · 715+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Oct. 22, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    When the candidates in upstate New York’s 23rd district special election file their first comprehensive fundraising reports tonight, it will become clear just how big of a financial toll the ideological rift among Republicans is taking on the party’s nominee, state Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava. < snip > In her report, Scozzafava is expected to show donations from at least 20 Republican Members, as well as three former House leaders — former National Republican Congressional Committee Chairmen Tom Reynolds (N.Y.) and Tom Davis (Va.) and former Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.). In their latest PAC and campaign committee reports,...
  • Welcome to Stimulus.Virginia.Gov

    02/11/2009 3:11:45 AM PST · by Nickname · 6 replies · 455+ views
    Virginia.gov ^ | N/A | N/A
    The Commonwealth has developed a website for citizens, groups, localities, and others to use to share project proposals for potential funding from the expected federal stimulus package. As the stimulus package becomes finalized, more information and details will be made available on this site. To begin your proposal, enter your email address below. You will then receive a confirmation email with directions and a link to the online form.
  • Obama, McCain hold cash while Clinton sees debt

    05/21/2008 4:02:13 AM PDT · by Nickname · 10 replies · 50+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 05/21/2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON—The money tells the tale. Democrat Barack Obama entered May sitting comfortably atop more than $37 million in the bank. Republican John McCain had nearly $22 million in hand. Hillary Rodham Clinton, once the Democrats' presidential front-runner, was in the red. Obama, moving closer to his party's nomination, let his fundraising slow only slightly last month and collected $31 million. Clinton raised more than $21 million, but was saddled with debts. And McCain, in his best monthly performance yet, hauled in $18 million.
  • Hundreds Leave ESOL Program in Prince William Co.

    03/12/2008 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Nickname · 25 replies · 814+ views
    WTOP Radio ^ | March 11, 2008 | Hank Silverberg
    WASHINGTON - Prince William County's crackdown on illegal immigration could be having a chilling effect in some local schools. "It certainly is an anomaly that we would have a little more than 600 fewer students in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program than what we had at the beginning of the year," says Prince William County school spokesman Ken Blackstone. "We are always concerned when there's anything that would create an apparent anomaly like this, a drop in enrollment." Many of the students who left the school system left after the county's crackdown on illegal immigrants started...
  • Crackdown on Illegal Immigration Quiets Soccer Fields in Pr. William

    03/12/2008 4:04:30 AM PDT · by Nickname · 24 replies · 799+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 12, 2008 | Karin Brulliard
    When Northern Virginia's Latino soccer leagues kick off the 2008 season early next month, fans of Honduras de Manassas will have to travel outside their base in Prince William County to see their team score goals. So will supporters used to watching Juventus Sure¿o crush the competition in Woodbridge. Devotees of longtime Manassas powerhouse Fiorentina will need to switch allegiance. Their team is sitting out this season. As Prince William proceeds with its crackdown on illegal immigrants, one result is a shake-up and shrinking of the area's entrenched Hispanic soccer leagues. The reason is simple, organizers say: Players and fans,...
  • A Trip to the Border

    01/01/2008 7:52:06 AM PST · by Nickname · 5 replies · 59+ views
    DHS Leadership Journal ^ | December 26, 2007 | Paul A. Schneider
    This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit several of our facilities on the southwest border and meet many of our people who operate on the front line. I’d like to share with you some of the important work the men and women of DHS do everyday to protect our homeland. In San Diego I visited the port of San Ysidro, the largest port in the country on one of the busiest days of the year. Observing our defense in depth I witnessed canine teams in action walking the inbound lanes and officers interviewing people. I met with the...
  • Charges dropped against steak knife girl

    12/26/2007 2:03:28 PM PST · by Nickname · 43 replies · 149+ views
    MyFox Orlando ^ | 26 Dec 2007 | n/a
    OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities have dropped a felony weapons charge against a 10-year-old girl in Ocala who brought a kitchen knife to school to cut up her lunch. The girl, whose name has not been released, was arrested after teachers at Sunrise Elementary School saw her use a 41/2-inch knife on a steak. She was also suspended from school for three days. After reviewing her school record and interviewing her, investigators with the Department of Juvenile Justice recommended that the State Attorney's Office not prosecute the child. The attorney's office agreed. Assistant State Attorney Ric Ridgway told the Orlando...
  • Ireland Seeks a Peace Over Immigration

    12/26/2007 12:46:47 PM PST · by Nickname · 8 replies · 119+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | December 19, 2007 | Sarah Garland
    The Irish government is seeking a separate peace for its own people in the American immigration debate after the death of a bill last summer that would have created a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants, including tens of thousands of Irish. Modeled on a recent arrangement with Australia, a deal to create a new set of work visas for Irish immigrants would likely come in the form of a bilateral treaty between America and Ireland linked to the recent success of the peace process in Northern Ireland. Irish officials have signaled that they were attempting to...
  • Language barrier led to strangling (HomoWHAT?)

    12/22/2007 4:06:07 AM PST · by Nickname · 38 replies · 115+ views
    Potomac News Online ^ | December 21, 2007 | AMANDA STEWART
    A fight that left one man dead in September stemmed from a language barrier, according to court testimony Thursday. ....snip.... Defense attorney Dan Lopez said the fight started because of a miscommunication between Molina, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who does not speak much English, and the other men. ....snip.... "Someone brought up homo sapiens and [Molina] thought they were calling him homosexual," Lopez said. ....snip....
  • ICE agreement falls through

    12/11/2007 1:31:11 AM PST · by Nickname · 5 replies · 71+ views
    Manassas Journal Messenger ^ | December 11, 2007 | KIPP HANLEY
    The federal government just made it a bit tougher for local jurisdictions to become trained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Monday, Manassas police Chief John J. Skinner told the city council that the possibility of piggybacking the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center's memorandum of agreement with ICE won't be possible. Manassas, Manassas Park, Prince William County and the sheriff's department will now have to apply separately for federal approval, Skinner said. The Department of Homeland Security said it "was not prepared to establish a precedent for the rest of the country." Manassas has received the paperwork on the...
  • To Enforce the Law: The No-Match Battle

    12/06/2007 6:17:37 AM PST · by Nickname · 8 replies · 24+ views
    DHS Leadership Journal ^ | December 4, 2007 | Michael Chertoff
    Sometimes wishful thinking can lead to embarrassing flights from reality. A case in point was a recent ACLU press statement with a giddy headline that blared, “Government Abandons Current No-Match Rule Harmful to Legal Workers.” What prompted this rejoicing was the government’s decision to issue a supplementary rule in response to a recent court decision temporarily halting our no-match rule. The rule gives businesses guidance on handling letters from the Social Security Administration informing them of workers whose names and Social Security numbers don’t match government records. It provides a safe harbor for honest employers while discouraging dishonest ones from...
  • Venezuela forum debates prospects for revolutionary change in U.S.

    11/26/2007 7:45:45 AM PST · by Nickname · 30 replies · 166+ views
    The Militant ^ | December 3, 2007 | OLYMPIA NEWTON
    CARACAS, Venezuela—A five-day rolling panel discussion on “United States: A possible revolution” was the central event at the third Venezuela International Book Fair, which took place here November 9-18. The 22 panelists, four or five of whom spoke each day, included political activists and writers from the United States expressing diverse political views, as well as a number of U.S. citizens living in Venezuela. Hundreds of Venezuelans and others took part in one or more sessions, with dozens raising questions and making comments from the floor. The forum was covered by Venezuelan television, radio, and newspapers. The issues debated on...
  • State of Immigration

    11/08/2007 2:39:06 AM PST · by Nickname · 15 replies · 95+ views
    DHS Leadership Journal ^ | November 7, 2007 | Michael Chertoff
    This past August, in the wake of Congress’ failure to pass comprehensive reform, the Administration launched a series of major initiatives that are designed to secure our homeland by building on the progress already made against illegal immigration. Yesterday, I delivered the first of a series of updates on how we are doing on this critical matter. In previous journal entries, I detailed our work along our Southern Border, from building pedestrian and vehicle fencing to deploying thousands of new Border Patrol agents, along with National Guard members. As we’ve put more fencing and boots on the ground, we’ve witnessed...
  • Rights Officials From Mexico Cancel Visit

    10/27/2007 12:47:06 AM PDT · by Nickname · 53 replies · 150+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 27, 2007 | N.C. Aizenman
    Mexico's human rights agency canceled plans yesterday to investigate whether new Prince William County policies violate the rights of illegal immigrants over fears that its visit might cause an uproar in a county already roiled by anti-immigrant sentiment. ....snip.... Stewart, who is up for reelection next month, denied that he sought to undermine the visit but did express concerns. "There is a sovereignty issue," he said. "You've got a foreign government trying to interfere with the working of a U.S. locality." ....snip.... Mauricio Farah, head of the Mexican commission's migrant rights division, said in a phone interview from Mexico City:...
  • Staph infection continues to spread

    10/24/2007 3:27:40 AM PDT · by Nickname · 38 replies · 92+ views
    Manassas Journal Messenger ^ | October 24, 2007 | AILEEN M. STRENG
    As concern remains over the presence of an antibiotic-resistant staph infection in Prince William County Public Schools, officials continue efforts to keep parents informed. "We are trying to stay on top of this," said Irene Cromer, school district spokeswoman. Three new cases - all students - were confirmed at Glenkirk Elementary School, Saunders Middle School and Rippon Middle School, the school district announced Tuesday. The total number of cases of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus infection, or MRSA, in Prince William schools is 12.
  • County staph cases rise to nine

    10/21/2007 1:36:16 AM PDT · by Nickname · 3 replies · 108+ views
    Manassas Journal Messenger ^ | October 21, 2007 | AILEEN M. STRENG
    Prince William County Schools had four new cases of the antibiotic-resistant staph infection, bringing the total to nine. The new student cases were confirmed at Benton Middle School, Lake Ridge Elementary and Vaughan Elementary schools. The employee case was reported at Freedom High School. The school district released the information about the new cases Friday evening
  • Day for delegate campaign (Fauquier Co.)

    10/21/2007 1:29:59 AM PDT · by Nickname · 4 replies · 93+ views
    Times Community Newspapers ^ | 10/19/2007 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    On immigration, Day pointed to the need for America to understand and address root causes for illegal border crossings. "We're not going to keep people from coming into the United States illegally," he said, adding that walls, boosted border patrols or even National Guard presence on the southern border wouldn't work. "We have a border patrol now. It's a waste of money.... The real issue is what are the issues that are making them come here?" Calling any fight against illegal immigration that did not first address such underlying causes "backwards," Day said increased foreign aid could help. "Our federal...
  • Man Charged with Assaulting Children

    10/19/2007 3:20:44 AM PDT · by Nickname · 11 replies · 389+ views
    Connection Newspapers ^ | October 18, 2007 | Bonnie Hobbs
    Fairfax County police have charged a 23-year-old Centreville man with sexually assaulting four children at the Centreville Regional Library. He is Mynor Andres Gonzalez Estrada of 6338 Field Flower Trail in The Meadows community. On Monday, Gotthardt said police have since learned that Estrada, a day laborer, is reportedly an illegal alien. In addition, the investigation is continuing and police say further charges are pending. Meanwhile, Estrada is being held without bond in the Adult Detention Center and has a Nov. 13 court date. He also has legal troubles in Prince William County, which has placed a detainer on him...
  • Gangs are here, inactive (Fauquier Co.)

    10/18/2007 3:03:49 PM PDT · by Nickname · 10 replies · 231+ views
    Fauquier Times-Democrat ^ | 10/17/2007 | Alexandra Bogdanovic
    According to Otis, there are indications that homegrown gangs are forming here. But members of nationally known gangs, such as the notorious Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, are here too, he said. Otis recalled one case he worked as a school resource officer at Fauquier High School in 2005. The case involved a teen who had lived in Warrenton for only a couple of weeks. Based on the way he dressed and other factors, Otis said he determined that the teen was affiliated with a gang. Further investigation determined that he was affiliated with MS-13 and was wanted by Fairfax County...
  • The Battle for Our Future

    10/18/2007 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Nickname · 3 replies · 110+ views
    DHS Leadership Journal ^ | October 17, 2007 | Michael Chertoff
    Earlier today, I had the honor and privilege of speaking at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, the site for one of the greatest speeches of modern times, Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” address. Delivered in 1946, Churchill’s speech eloquently outlined Soviet communism’s threat to the free world and called for firm and principled resistance. Like his warning a decade earlier about Nazi Germany, his words that day were roundly criticized. On both sides of the Atlantic, Britain’s greatest statesman was called a fear-monger for his efforts. A half century later, in 1996, the words of Margaret Thatcher, another great former British...
  • It's The Law

    10/07/2007 1:42:51 PM PDT · by Nickname · 8 replies · 493+ views
    DHS Leadership Journal ^ | October 4, 2007 | Michael Chertoff
    Two editorials in today’s Washington Post and New York Times offer a good illustration of the kind of obstacles our Department faces in dealing with the problem of illegal immigration. The Washington Post writes that our use of Social Security no-match letters to prevent the hiring of illegal workers actually harms legal workers as well. That is simply not true. Legal workers can provide any number of identity documents to establish or clarify their work eligibility, including a passport. Having incorrect information in our databases, such as a name and Social Security Number that do not match, is not grounds...
  • Anti-Jewish, anti-Christian fliers found on cars

    09/30/2007 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Nickname · 33 replies · 799+ views
    Macomb Daily ^ | September 28, 2007 | Gordon Wilczynski
    Police said anti-Jewish and anti-Christian fliers were found on cars parked in a lot on the northwest corner of 15 Mile and Ryan roads. Sterling Heights police Detective Sgt. Paul Jesperson said three separate complaints were filed by residents Tuesday who found the fliers on their windshields. He said the flier said: "Kill Jews and Christians if they don't believe in Allah and Mohammad." It further advises people to "Fight those who do not believe."
  • Man, 51, choked to death

    09/06/2007 2:42:02 AM PDT · by Nickname · 21 replies · 1,052+ views
    Manassas Journal Messenger ^ | September 6, 2007 | ELISA A. GLUSHEFSKI
    A twice-deported Salvadoran immigrant was charged with strangling an acquaintance during a fight Sunday, Prince William County police said Wednesday. Christian Molina, also known as Jose Maximino Flores-Perales, 30, of 9011 Whispering Pine Court, Manassas, was charged with the murder of 51-year-old Ronald Dean Hollingsworth. The two men were at a mutual friend's house at 10625 Dumfries Road - a rundown house near a gas station by Old Dominion Speedway. The two had been drinking when they began to fight, Hernandez said. Molina then strangled Hollingsworth, police said.