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  • Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty

    06/26/2006 3:43:30 PM PDT · by Spiff · 125 replies · 1,684+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | 22 June 2006 | ProjectUSA
    Corruption: Cannon aide found guilty Abramoff Cannon Norquist crewmember, David Safavian, goes down Utahns should take note of the corruption trial just concluded in Washington with a guilty verdict for Congressman Chris Cannon's former chief of staff, David Safavian. With the Safavian trial only one component of the still spreading Abramoff corruption scandal, the talk is of more indictments coming—including of members of Congress. Will Chris Cannon be one of those members? You have to wonder—especially since the Interior Department, where Cannon got his start in Washington, and where plenty of funny business has gone on, has been drawn into...
  • David Hossein Safavian: From the White House to the Jail House

    09/23/2005 5:45:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 969+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 23, 2005 | Paul Sperry
    The rise and fall of an Islamic Institute alumnus. Last Monday, David Hossein Safavian, a high-ranking White House official and pal of GOP powerbroker Grover Norquist, was arrested in a federal corruption case involving lobbying bad boy Jack Abramoff. According to the FBI, Safavian repeatedly lied to federal investigators in order to cover up Abramoff’s shady dealings. He not only bent ethics rules to accompany Abramoff on a 2002 golf junket to Scotland; he also used his position as chief of staff at the General Services Administration to deliver GSA-managed land into the lobbyist’s hands. But Safavian's not just tied...
  • Chance to Fire Cannon Goes Up In Smoke

    06/26/2006 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Dane · 204 replies · 3,023+ views
    GOP USA ^ | June 25, 2006 | Chuck Muth
    Posted by Chuck Muth June 25, 2006 at 4:46 pm JOHN JACOB DINGLE-BERRY SCHMIDT The old axiom that Republicans never blow an opportunity to blow an opportunity has never been more in play than in this Tuesday’s GOP primary race in Utah’s 3rd congressional district. Challenger John Jacob had the money to credibly take on incumbent Rep. Chris Cannon. And he had the hottest of red-hot issues: illegal immigration. Cannon, after all, is well known as a champion of amnesty for illegal aliens and Jacob has been successfully pounding him on it. In addition, Rep. Tom Tancredo’s Team America PAC,...
  • Utah race closes to virtual dead heat

    06/26/2006 4:35:10 AM PDT · by Dane · 119 replies · 1,616+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/26/06 | Charles Hurt
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Rep. Chris Cannon, the five-term Republican facing a stiff primary challenge here over his stance on immigration, has lost a comfortable lead and heads into tomorrow's primary in a statistical tie, according to the latest poll by the Salt Lake City Tribune. The survey of 400 voters found that 44 percent of "likely" Republican primary voters prefer the incumbent Mr. Cannon, compared with 41 percent who prefer developer and political newcomer John Jacob, who promises to crack down on illegal immigration. The three-point gap is within the poll's five-percentage-point margin of error.
  • For Jacob, Cannon it's up in the air (UT-3)

    06/25/2006 10:55:53 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 26 replies · 630+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/26/06 | Glen Warchol
    John Jacob, a political neophyte, has ridden anxieties over immigration into striking distance of unseating Rep. Chris Cannon in the 3rd Congressional District race, according to a Salt Lake Tribune poll. The survey of 400 likely voters, conducted Monday through Thursday, found Eagle Mountain businessman Jacob and five-term congressman Cannon in a dead heat with 44 percent of voters favoring Cannon to 41 percent for Jacob, leaving enough voters on the fence to throw the race either way. Among those who insist they are "definite" about turning out Tuesday to vote, Jacob holds a slight edge: 45 percent to 44...
  • Utah tests GOP Alien Policy

    06/25/2006 3:01:47 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 74 replies · 957+ views
    Washington times ^ | 6/25/06 | Charles Hurt
    Republicans are betting their control of the House on the issue of immigration, and no test case is being watched more closely than the party's primary election here. Five-term Rep. Chris Cannon says he opposes amnesty for the estimated 10 million to 12 million illegal aliens in the United States, but supports a "guest-worker" program that would allow them to stay in the country indefinitely. Challenger John Jacob, a local developer and political novice who forced the primary by defeating Mr. Cannon at the Republican convention last month, calls such proposals "amnesty" and says Mr. Cannon should be removed from...
  • Polls for the Cannon-Jacob Race (Utah)

    06/25/2006 4:55:14 AM PDT · by Dane · 71 replies · 1,342+ views
    Deseret News & Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 25, 2006 | Various
    Deseret News PollSalt Lake City Tribune Poll Also this poll on the issue of immigration in this mornings Deseret News from registered voters in Utah's 3rd Congressional district. Utah voters split on immigration
  • Jacob says he shouldn't have spoken about Satan (UT-3)

    06/24/2006 8:34:58 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 565+ views
    Daily Herald ^ | 6/27/06 | Alan Choate
    Earlier this week, Republican John Jacob said he thought Ol' Scratch himself -- Satan -- was working against his campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Chris Cannon in Utah's Third Congressional District. On Friday, however, Jacob tried to put some distance between himself and the devil. "What I was trying to say, and obviously didn't do it very well, is that over the last eight months I've had more adversity in my life than I've had in the last 10 years," Jacob said of comments made to the editorial board of The Salt Lake Tribune and subsequently published in Friday editions....
  • Cannon and Jacob in Challenging Battle for Congressional Seat

    06/24/2006 8:44:06 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies · 651+ views
    KSL TV 5 ^ | 23 JUNE 2006 | KSL TV 5
    After ten years in Congress, Chris Cannon is facing his toughest challenge yet. Results of an exclusive Dan Jones poll for Eyewitness News and the Deseret Morning News tells the story: Political newcomer John Jacob is giving Congressman Cannon a real run for his money. Today, Cannon says he is confident. But he's not taking anything for granted either. In the meantime, Jacob's campaign is dealing with a few unexpected challenges. John Jacob is spending a lot of his day explaining comments he made to a newspaper that the devil -- Satan -- is behind some recent bad fortune. He's...
  • Cannon leading Jacob

    06/24/2006 9:16:09 AM PDT · by Dane · 97 replies · 1,152+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/24/04 | Bob Bernick Jr.
    Cannon leading Jacob Getting supporters to polls may be key to election Copyright 2006 Deseret Morning News By Bob Bernick Jr. Deseret Morning News Rep. Chris Cannon holds a good lead over fellow Republican John Jacob in the 3rd Congressional District as Tuesday's primary approaches, a new Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll shows. But when pollster Dan Jones & Associates breaks out those most interested in the election and hard-core GOP voters, the race tightens consider- ably. Jones polled 617 registered 3rd District voters from Monday to Thursday. Among all the voters, Cannon leads 46 percent to 33 percent. Still, whether...
  • Congressional Hopeful Blames Troubles On The Devil

    06/24/2006 9:02:16 AM PDT · by catholicfreeper · 32 replies · 1,015+ views
    kutv ^ | Jun 23, 2006 | ap
    SALT LAKE CITY Republican congressional hopeful John Jacob believes the devil is impeding his efforts to unseat five-term Representative Chris Cannon. He says there's another force that wants to keep him from going to Washington and the devil is what it is. Jacob says that since he decided to run for Congress, Satan has disrupted his business deals, preventing him from putting as much money into the race as he had hoped. Jacob said during a Wednesday immigration event that the devil was working against him, then reiterated his belief yesterday in a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune editorial...
  • Solutions to America's border crisis (Alan Keyes speech in Utah, Cannon/Jacob Tuesday primary)

    06/23/2006 11:24:06 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies · 1,473+ views
    RenewAmerica.us ^ | June 23, 2006 | Alan Keyes
    Solutions to America's border crisis ~~~ Alan Keyes ~~~ June 21, 2006 Provo, Utah Thank you very much. Good evening. God bless. Praise God. Thank you. Good evening. [audience: "Good evening."] I have to tell you that it always feels good when I have the opportunity to get back to Utah, if only because it gives me a chance to meet, once again, all the wonderful folks whose heart and spirit and values are so consonant with my own. I know you realize that sometimes in the business of working in our politics in America today, you can kind of...
  • Immigration key to Utah election

    06/23/2006 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Dane · 270 replies · 2,481+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/06 | Charles Hurt
    PROVO, Utah -- Rep. Chris Cannon is a loyal Republican with the endorsement of the National Rifle Association and a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union. He is unmarred by the ethical scandals that have roiled Washington in this election season.... Tuesday's matchup in Utah is viewed as a bellwether for how immigration issues play out nationwide. "If you want to throw the bums out, you can do that," Mr. Cannon said during his debate with Mr. Jacob earlier this month. Responded Mr. Jacob: "When you talk about throwing the bums out, I'm just working on one right...
  • Cannon-Jacob race 'undecided'(Sensenbrenner officially endorses Cannon)

    06/22/2006 4:58:50 AM PDT · by Dane · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 6/22/06 | Ted Walch
    In a week where Cannon has received endorsements from President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, he released a new one Wednesday from one of the toughest critics of the Senate bill and its path-to-citizenship proposal, House Judiciary Committee chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis. In a recorded message, Sensenbrenner said Cannon is "a major force in Congress." "And long before it was fashionable, Chris Cannon was working with me to stop illegal immigration. Just about everybody in Congress is talking about immigration, but Chris Cannon is one of the few doing the heavy lifting to actually solve the problem."
  • Immigrant funds flow to Cannon campaign

    06/21/2006 4:07:04 AM PDT · by Dane · 62 replies · 1,219+ views
    Desreret News ^ | 6/21/06 | Bob Bernick Jr. and Lee Davidson
    Just days before his Republican primary election, U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon is seeing more than $134,000 flowing into his war chest, much of it from organizations known to favor cheap immigrant labor. The pro-immigration groups have given Cannon, R-Utah, at least $58,200 in the past 12 days alone, a review of federal campaign reports shows. That includes at least $30,000 from agricultural interests — such as the California Farm Bureau and the Dairy Farmers of America. Additional money is coming from businesses known for hiring inexpensive labor —including Wal-Mart and the National Roofing Contractors Association.
  • 3rd District debate sizzles

    06/20/2006 5:12:17 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 4 replies · 258+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/20/2006 | Glen Warchol
    As the 3rd Congressional District race rolls into its last full week before next Tuesday's primary, immigration reform has even more intensely become the pivotal issue. During a radio debate Monday on public radio station KCPW, tempers flared as Utah County businessman John Jacob and incumbent Chris Cannon tried to pin each other down on the subject. "This [primary election] is a referendum on immigration," Jacob said. On that, at least, the candidates agreed. Beyond that it was unclear exactly where the two men stand on the issue, especially following stories last week that Jacob had given money to an...
  • Jacob rips Cannon, Bush (proposes a Disneyland type of fast pass for immigration)

    06/20/2006 4:06:53 AM PDT · by Dane · 57 replies · 923+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | 6/20/06 | Ted Walch
    Jacob admitted that he has not ironed out details of his proposed immigration FastPass, styled after the pass used at Disneyland. Park visitors can go to a ride, obtain a FastPass, and then return during a specific time and go to the front of the line. Cannon pressed him on which illegal aliens would qualify for a FastPass. Jacob said it would not be for everyone, only those who had been in America for 10 to 20 years. If they've actually been here that long, show us the five Social Security numbers you've used, get an affidavit from your wife...
  • UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate [also link to audio for Cannon-Jacob Debate

    06/19/2006 4:51:18 PM PDT · by Torie · 26 replies · 681+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | Jun. 19, 2006 | Michael Teitelbaum
    UT 3: Immigration Dominates GOP Radio Debate By Michael Teitelbaum | 7:15 PM; Jun. 19, 2006 | Email This Article Correction: An earlier version of this article incompletely characterized John Jacobs' description of his relationship with a Chilean couple to whom he gave money. Immigration dominated today’s debate between Utah Rep. Chris Cannon and John Jacob, who is challenging him in next week’s primary. The hour-long debate was aired live on Salt Lake City public radio station KCPW, and can be heard here in its entirety. Jacob called the race a referendum on immigration policy and ask Cannon if he...
  • White House endorses Cannon

    06/19/2006 3:12:41 AM PDT · by Dane · 116 replies · 2,084+ views
    PROVO — Laura Bush is campaigning for Utah Congressman Chris Cannon. With both Cannon and challenger John Jacob poised to release television ads, the first lady recorded a phone message last week asking Republicans in Utah's 3rd District to vote for Cannon in the party's June 27 primary. "We need Chris in Congress so he can continue securing our borders, protecting our families and helping make the president's tax relief permanent," Bush said in the message, which hasn't been released yet Word of the White House endorsement leaked to the Jacob camp over the weekend through a Republican Party channel....
  • Cannon-Jacob race a battle of convictions

    06/18/2006 4:37:43 AM PDT · by Dane · 13 replies · 475+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | June 18, 2006 | Thamos Burr
    Beyond immigration: While he says he doesn't mind that immigration has been the centerpiece of this primary contest, he also wants to be known for his other work. In keeping with his complex persona, one of his proudest accomplishments is the "Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act," to block taxation of the Internet and e-mail. As chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law, Cannon heads up legislation such as reform of class-action litigation and the new bankruptcy law. Cannon is the only House member from Utah to hold a chairmanship. He admits it can be boringly titled but...
  • Ads Expose Chris Cannon's Support for Illegal Alien Amnesties

    06/18/2006 2:19:01 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 348 replies · 3,677+ views
    U.S. Newswire ^ | 06/14/2006 | Brantley Davis
    Campaign Highlights Inconsistencies Between Record and Rhetoric WASHINGTON, June 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Team America PAC has launched a radio campaign in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of the campaign is to make Republican Primary voters aware of Representative Chris Cannon's support for illegal alien amnesties and other benefits for illegal aliens even though he represents his record as having been tough on illegal immigration. On his website, Congressman Cannon claims he's never supported amnesty for illegal aliens and never will. In fact, Cannon has not only supported nine amnesties for illegal aliens, he's actually co-sponsored six amnesties himself....
  • Minutemen Condemn Congressman Pence's Amnesty Proposal

    06/17/2006 4:21:56 PM PDT · by Dane · 105 replies · 1,922+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 6/15/06 | Chris Simcox
    Minutemen Condemn Congressman Pence's Amnesty Proposal Sierra Times PHOENIX, AZ (June 15, 2006) – Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (“MCDC”), released the following statement in response to the reported “endorsement” by the Minutemen of Rep. Mike Pence’s so-called “compromise” amnesty proposal: “The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in no way, shape, manner or form endorses Rep. Mike Pence’s current amnesty proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives. “The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps and its leadership represent the U.S. citizen volunteers who from their first operations in Tombstone AZ five long years ago, have stood vigilant mission after...
  • Jacob follow-up (followup of House candidate Jacob hiring practices being illegal)

    06/17/2006 3:32:39 AM PDT · by Dane · 30 replies · 670+ views
    Daily Herald(Utah) ^ | June 17, 2006 | Alan Choate
    Jacob follow-up ALAN CHOATE - Daily Herald Republican candidate for Congress John Jacob appears to have violated federal regulations when he paid a Chilean couple through a shell company he may have helped them form. The couple, Oscar and Marta Silva, were in the United States on Oscar's student visa, and would not have been allowed to accept employment beyond part-time on-campus work for Oscar, according to several immigration law experts. Jacob is trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, in the upcoming GOP primary for Utah's Third Congressional District. Immigration reform has dominated the campaign discussion, and Jacob...
  • Jacob hiring: Was it legal?

    06/16/2006 3:03:55 AM PDT · by Dane · 57 replies · 1,495+ views
    Daily Herald(Utah) ^ | 6/16/06 | Alan Choate
    Jacob hiring: Was it legal? Republican candidate for Congress John Jacob on Thursday defended his hiring of a couple from Chile several years ago, insisting that he acted in good faith and within the law. Jacob, of Eagle Mountain, is running against five-term incumbent Chris Cannon for Utah's 3rd District seat in Washington, a race dominated by the issue of illegal immigration. The outcome is widely viewed as a bellwether of national sentiment. Jacob has embraced a tough enforcement position on illegal immigrants and those who employ them. In a debate at Utah Valley State College on Saturday, Cannon and...
  • Buchanan(Tancredo) PAC targets Cannon in radio ads

    06/15/2006 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Dane · 175 replies · 1,809+ views
    DeseretNews(Utah) ^ | 6/15/06 | Bib Bernick Jr.
    Buchanan(Tancredo) PAC targets Cannon in radio ads If you can define yourself in politics by the kind of enemies you make, Rep. Chris Cannon is moving up in the world. Cannon, R-Utah, is now receiving the significant monetary attention of Team America, an anti-illegal immigration political action committee started by fellow GOP House member Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., and now run by Bay Buchanan, the celebrated sister of longtime conservative candidate/columnist Pat Buchanan. Bay Buchanan, who appears regularly on national TV news and political opinion programs, put it bluntly in a telephone interview Tuesday: "We want to defeat Chris Cannon."...
  • NRA backs Cannon in GOP primary

    06/15/2006 4:56:10 PM PDT · by Dane · 68 replies · 2,061+ views
    NRA backs Cannon in GOP primary PROVO — The National Rifle Association is endorsing Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, in the Republican primary on June 27. The NRA Political Victory Fund has given Cannon an "A plus" rating and called him a strong and consistent supporter of the Second Amendment. Cannon helped pass the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act as a member of the House Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee. Cannon also co-sponsored legislation to overturn the ban on gun ownership by residents of the District of Columbia and supported legislation allowing American...
  • Cannon-Jacob rivalry seen as GOP bellwether

    06/10/2006 10:56:09 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 20 replies · 712+ views
    PROVO — A CNN news crew will film today's debate between Chris Cannon and John Jacob at Utah Valley State College as the international news organization prepares to explore America's illegal-immigration debate through the Republican primary in Utah's 3rd Congressional District.       Jacob had planned to take a day off from the campaign trail on Friday but instead chose to hold a press conference to address the national attention the race has received, including comments from conservative radio megastars Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.       Jacob said a reporter for Congressional Quarterly told him this...
  • Is Cannon Fodder? John Fund on the Trail

    05/29/2006 11:58:29 PM PDT · by Maynerd · 24 replies · 1,195+ views
    Is Cannon Fodder? One GOP congressman may lose his seat for his pro-immigration views, while another offers a compromise. Tuesday, May 30, 2006 12:01 a.m. EDT Timing is everything in politics. Late next month, just as the conference committee that will decide the fate of an immigration bill gets down to business, a GOP primary for a Utah House seat in the country's most conservative congressional district may set the boundaries for any legislation that has a chance of passing both the House and Senate. Illegal immigration is the key issue in the race, and should five-term incumbent Rep. Chris...
  • Immigration Alert: John Jacob forces June primary election by edging Chris Cannon (R) Utah

    05/17/2006 10:33:23 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 24 replies · 4,461+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | May 17, 2006 | Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh
    Jacob edges Cannon to force runoff Conventioneers pick Christensen to face Democrat Matheson with a finally 'united' GOP vote By Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh The Salt Lake Tribune SANDY - Illegal immigration was the core issue at the Utah Republican Convention on Saturday that hurled 10-year veteran Congressman Chris Cannon into a June primary election with political novice John Jacob. "Immigration is huge with the delegates," Jacob said after a runoff ballot gave him 52 percent of the vote to Cannon's 48 percent. "Chris Cannon tells them, 'I'm tough on illegal immigration - look at my record.' Well, his...
  • GOP delegates force (pro-amnesty) Chris Cannon into primary (He finished second).

    05/13/2006 8:29:09 PM PDT · by Andyman · 10 replies · 647+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/13/2006 | Salt Lake Tribune
    Rep. Chris Cannon is headed to a primary election. The five-term incumbent couldn't muster the 60 percent of delegate votes needed to clinch the nomination at the Republican State Convention today. So he will face John Jacob in a June 27 primary. Former Congressman Merrill Cook was defeated in the first ballot. Jacob, a multi-millionaire developer from Eagle Mountain, actually had a majority of delegate votes, but not enough to clinch the nomination. The 3rd Congressional District race has been dominated by the issue of illegal immigration. The congressman has been a supporter of a guest worker program and his...
  • Park gets working cannon (Fredericksburg)

    04/10/2006 12:53:30 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 38 replies · 1,035+ views
    Fredericksburg ^ | 4/10/2006 | CATHY JETT
    The sound and smell of the brutal cannon barrages at the Battle of Fredericksburg must have been overwhelming. The deep, rich booming of the 12-pound, smoothbore Napoleons. The high-pitched "crack, crack" of Parrott rifles. And the acrid, sulfuric stench of black powder at each explosion. "A chicken could not live on that field when we open on it," said a Confederate cannoneer atop Marye's Heights to Lt. Gen. James Longstreet as they looked down upon advancing wave after wave of blue-coated Union soldiers. Soon, visitors to the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park will get a taste of what it...
  • DARPA's 'Star Wars'-style Laser Cannon

    09/01/2005 6:37:55 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 33 replies · 1,722+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2005 | Bill Christensen
    DARPA's HELLADS (High Energy Liquid Laser Area Defense System) will be light enough to fit on a fighter jet or drone aircraft, and yet powerful enough to fire a 150 kilowatt beam of energy. Star Wars laser cannon may be closer than you think. High energy laser weapons already in development are powerful enough to bring down missiles (see MTHEL - Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser). However, their very large size has precluded placement on any but the largest planes. The main weight problem comes from the cooling systems needed. HELLADS makes use of a unique cooling technique to save...
  • Man Crosses U.S. - Mexico Border By Being Fired From Cannon(the rumors ARE true...)

    08/29/2005 3:38:07 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 14 replies · 352+ views
    KIRO TV ^ | 8-29-05 | ap
    TIJUANA, Mexico -- David Smith Sr., who already holds a world record for the longest distance traveled by a human fired from a cannon, added to his list of accomplishments by shooting across the U.S-Mexico border. The feat was the brainchild of Venezuelan artist Javier Tellez and is part of a series of public art projects in the border cities of San Diego and Tijuana. Smith climbed into the barrel of the cannon Saturday afternoon and flashed his U.S. passport as about 600 people applauded
  • Water cannon trials backfire on Britain's riot police

    08/15/2005 6:28:26 PM PDT · by holymoly · 47 replies · 1,278+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | 15 August 2005 | n/a
    LONDON: British scientists have abandoned trials of a portable water cannon for riot police because the backfiring machine made operators fall over, a Home Office policing magazine reported yesterday. The Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB) designed two versions of the cannon - one which fired a continuous stream of high-pressure water like a firefighting hose and one which ejected "lumps" of water. But the water's power quickly deteriorated and the inventions, which were worn like backpacks, could backfire knocking the wearer off their feet, Home Office policing magazine The Sharp End reported. The devices were among a number of...
  • McCain backs off migrant claim

    05/18/2005 8:31:33 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 36 replies · 1,367+ views
    East Valley Tribune.com ^ | Ryan Gabrielson
    "If we went down to the Camelback Inn today in Phoenix and arrested everyone who’s working there illegally, the place would probably shut down," McCain was quoted as saying in The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering politics in the nation’s capitol.
  • NM: Plane with illegal immigrants lands at Cannon (Illegal Air America ?)

    05/17/2005 11:01:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 955+ views
    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) - A small plane carrying six illegal immigrants en route from Fullerton, Calif., was forced to make an emergency landing at Cannon Air Force Base before running out of fuel, according to base officials. The plane landed at the eastern New Mexico base Monday, spokesman Capt. Andre Kok confirmed late Tuesday. Military controllers offered the pilot a choice of landing at Cannon or Clovis Municipal Airport and the pilot chose to land at Cannon. Kok said the plane landed safely and the base's security forces responded. After making sure the aircraft was secure and...
  • McCain/Kennedy Expected to Unveil New Guestworker/Amnesty Legislation

    05/16/2005 5:26:41 PM PDT · by yoe · 42 replies · 3,249+ views
    FAIR ^ | May 16, 2005 | Staff
    On May 12, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced companion guestworker amnesty bills, S. 1033 and H.R. 2330. The text of this legislation is not yet available, but here's what we've learned this legislation entails. Millions of currently resident illegal aliens would be permitted to buy guestworker status for a fee of $1,000. After the first three year term they could apply for three year extensions (for another $1000), and in the meantime, apply for green cards. After six years they would be eligible for permanent residency, which...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • More heat for Tancredo. Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/06/2005 7:47:06 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 115 replies · 1,532+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 5, 2005 | By M.E. Sprengelmeyer,
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • Graffiti attack on ProjectUSA immigration billboard in New York (WSJ denies responsibility)

    10/13/2004 4:02:07 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 39 replies · 1,006+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | 13 October 2004 | Craig Nelsen, ProjectUSA director
    The ProjectUSA billboard at 499 Englewood in North Buffalo was defaced within days of going up. The Wall Street Journal's editorial page has denied responsibility. The billboards in Buffalo at 612 Sheridan Dr., 3684 Delaware, and 3670 River Rd have avoided any damage so far. The ProjectUSA voter awareness campaign in New York’s 26th congressional district was barely underway before someone ruined one of our billboards by scrawling the words "erase racism" across its face. The billboard carried the factual statement, “Congressman Tom Reynolds supports amnesty for illegal aliens,” and was one of four located in the northern and...
  • List of Republicans voting against Marriage amendment

    09/30/2004 5:25:26 PM PDT · by wdkeller · 23 replies · 1,451+ views
    9/23/04 | Me
    In case you haven't heard, the Marriage amendment got shot down in the house: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,134134,00.htmlHere's the Republicans voting Nay: Bass Biggert Bono Castle Cox Dreier Foley Frelinghuysen Gerlach Gibbons Gilchrest Greenwood Hobson Hostettler Houghton Johnson (CT) Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe Leach McInnis Ose Paul Pryce (OH) Sanders Shays Simmons Here's the republicans not voting: Boehlert Cannon Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Dunn Hunter Nethercutt Ros-Lehtinen Tauzin Be sure to contact these people & show your appreciation. Here's the list of Dems voting FOR: Berry Bishop (GA) Boucher Boyd Carson (OK) Chandler Cooper Costello Cramer Davis (AL) Davis (TN) Edwards Etheridge Ford Gordon...
  • Eurofighter fitted with unarmed cannon

    08/13/2004 7:41:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 43 replies · 1,466+ views
    icNewcastle ^ | August 13 2004
    The RAF's new jet fighter has been saddled with a gun it cannot fire, it has been reported. A powerful wing-mounted cannon was ditched four years ago in a bid to save A£90 million on the A£109 billion Eurofighter project. But the hi-tech jet's sophisticated computerised flight controls rely on the ballast the gun provides. Engineers attempted to substitute lumps of lead or concrete before deciding it was cheaper to fit the cannon, newspapers reported. But to save A£2.5 million on the aircraft that has been renamed Typhoon after a series of set-backs it will have no rounds to fire....