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  • So, was evisceration of Brendan Eich “a PR stunt … nothing but a PR stunt”?

    04/08/2014 4:29:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 4-7-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    If people were played here, when does the boycott of OKCupid start? A narrative is emerging that the entire Brendan Eich evisceration campaign was a public relations stunt by OKCupid. That narrative is emerging from the left, based on facts uncovered by the right.Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller was the first to report that the founder of OKCupid, who also is the CEO of Match.com, donated many years ago to an anti-gay marriage congressman: Sam Yagan, who is currently CEO of the Match Group, which controls OkCupid, donated $500 to Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 back when he...
  • Adios Amigo! Jason Chaffetz Beats Chris Cannon in a Landslide!

    06/27/2008 5:14:26 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 32 replies · 301+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | June 26, 2008 | Bay Buchanan
    The King of Amnesty is dead. On tuesday, Team America candidate Jason Chaffetz defeated La Raza Republican Chris Cannon by over twenty points! Team America raised over $25,000 for Jason who used the money to make it clear to the voters of Utah that he stood for securing the borders and enforcing our laws, while Cannon stood for amnesty. Chris Cannon has long been one of our top targets. He’s sponsored over half a dozen amnesty bills, and has won awards from MALDEF and La Raza for his pro-amnestyrecord. We supported his challengers in 2004 and 2006, but they...
  • A UTAH WARNING FOR MCCAIN

    06/25/2008 11:11:29 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 28 replies · 77+ views
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2008 | Mickey Kaus
    Comprehensivist Down! In 2006, the primary victory of GOP Rep. Chris Cannon was offered by many pundits as comforting evidence that the immigration issue didn't have legs. After all, Cannon had supported "comprehensive" immigration reform--including legalization (i.e. semi-amnesty)--yet he survived in a conservative Utah district. Here's Michael Barone two years ago: If Cannon had lost, House Republicans surely would have panicked and stonewalled any approach but border-security-only. But his victory -- and the fact that he ran ads with endorsements from George W. Bush, who supports a comprehensive bill -- indicates that his positions are not political death, even in...
  • Rep. Cannon Finally Fails To Hide Amnesty Record

    06/25/2008 6:40:59 PM PDT · by Baron OBeef Dip · 21 replies · 102+ views
    NumbersUSA ^ | June 25, 2008 | Roy Beck
    Rep. Chris Cannon -- who lost in a 60%-40% Primary election landslide yesterday -- had survived several previous Primary challenges by fooling enough people into believing that he was not really an amnesty champion. The seven-term incumbent lost to Jason Chaffetz, 41, a former chief of staff for Utah's governor who was running for public office for the first time and who was outspent 7-1. Chaffetz ran as a True Immigration Reformer, favoring deep cuts in legal immigration and vigorous Attrition Through Enforcement measures.
  • Chaffetz appears to have ousted Cannon

    06/24/2008 9:20:33 PM PDT · by CarbonCounty · 16 replies · 184+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 06/24/08 | Robert Gehrke
    Jason Chaffetz's promise to change Washington, starting with Rep. Chris Cannon, resonated with Republican voters, who appear to have ousted the six-term incumbent in a Republican primary tonight. "You rock, and you rocked the Republican Party," Chaffetz told supporters gathered in Springville, shortly after polls closed. "We've done this all with volunteers, with no free meals and no polling. We've done it the right way. You can never convince me that one person can't make a difference." With nearly three-quarters of precincts counted, Chaffetz led Cannon by more than 20 points. Chaffetz now advances to face Democrat Bennion Spencer in...
  • Cannon (R-UT) advances to Republican primary by slim margin

    05/11/2008 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 128+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 10, 2008 | Robert Gehrke and Cathy McKitrick
    Rep. Chris Cannon barely escaped with his political life Saturday. Jason Chaffetz, a former chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., nearly knocked off the incumbent in the Republican State Convention, but instead will face Cannon in a June 24 primary. "A win is a win," said Chaffetz. "We're going to go out and take it to Cannon right from Day 1." Chaffetz captured 563 Republican delegate votes, or 59 percent of the total. Cannon received votes from 391 delegates, 41 percent of the total. Chaffetz could have captured the nomination outright with 60 percent of the vote -...
  • Congress Working to Renew Federal Agency Improvement Panel

    09/20/2007 9:35:10 PM PDT · by anymouse · 6 replies · 295+ views
    OMB Watch ^ | September 20, 2007 | Matt Madia
    Yesterday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously on a bill (H.R. 3564) which would reauthorize the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) through FY 2011. Congress initially formed ACUS in the 1960's, but vanquished it in the mid 1990's as part of Newt Gingrich's effort to reduce government. Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and Linda Sanchez (D-CA) are pushing the bill. ACUS is a panel of administrative law experts. (Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer have both served at ACUS.) ACUS studies the federal rulemaking process and other operations of federal agencies. The panel takes...
  • LDS Church Letter May Have Raised Primary Turnout

    06/30/2006 10:09:53 AM PDT · by colorcountry · 95 replies · 1,209+ views
    KSL News ^ | 6/30/06 | (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Some political observers are wondering whether a Mormon church statement urging members to vote in Tuesday's primary may have boosted turnout and helped five-term incumbent Republican Rep. Chris Cannon turn back challenger John Jacob. "Between the president and Mrs. Bush's endorsement (of Cannon) and the church's statement from the pulpit -- those were the two biggest factors that helped Cannon in his re-election," said Ron Fox, who helped run Bush's Utah campaign in 2000 and 2004. "I think the church's desires were to get people to the polls and vote and I think, as a...
  • Jacob Concedes [referendum on immigration issue], Cannon Moves on to General Election

    06/27/2006 10:32:40 PM PDT · by Spiff · 301 replies · 5,322+ views
    KSL TV ^ | 27 June 2006
    Jacobs Concedes, Cannon Moves on to General Election June 27th, 2006 @ 11:12pm SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chris Cannon, challenged by a political newcomer who accused the five-term incumbent of being soft on illegal immigration, was leading in Utah's Republican primary Tuesday with more than half of precincts reporting. Cannon led John Jacob 58 percent to 42 percent, or 19,575 votes to 14,395 votes, with 313 of 623 precincts reporting. That includes 100 percent of returns from Juab, Beaver and Millard counties. The 3rd Congressional District race focused primarily on who stands taller in opposition to Bush's...
  • Cannon/Jacob GOP primary results thread

    06/27/2006 6:37:01 PM PDT · by Dane · 768 replies · 15,983+ views
    Looks like you have to hit the below link (i.e federal office) twice to get the primary results. Polls close at 10:00 PM EDT(8:00 PM MDT) Primary results I tried to link a direct link but it doesn't seem to work.
  • Cannon-Jacob primary race getting national attention over immigration debate

    06/26/2006 7:03:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 165 replies · 1,562+ views
    ABC 4 ^ | 24 JUNE 2006 | ABC 4
    Tuesday, Utahns all over the state will be heading to their new electronic voting machines. Tuesday is primary day in Utah and the hottest contest is in Utah's third congressional district. There, two republicans - incumbent Chris Cannon and challenger John Jacob - have been battling it out over the issue of immigration. This race is also attracting national attention because it's viewed as a barometer of how the immigration issue sits with voters; One candidate is accusing the other of being too soft on the issue. Monday's debate aired on KNRS 570 AM, ABC 4's sister radio station. Recent...
  • House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 (Utah GOP Exec. Dir. says good chance Cannon could go down)

    06/27/2006 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Spiff · 407 replies · 4,079+ views
    House Race Hotline Extra: Utah 03 Some quotes to illustrate the importance of this race. "There is a very good chance that he could go down," Jeff Hartley, executive director of the Utah Republican Party, tells First Read. "You wouldn't have the involvement from the White House if he weren't in jeopardy." (NBC News) Consultant LeVarr Webb: "A low turnout is expected, so be one of the few who make a difference and have a voice." (Utah Policy Daily) ) UT GOP Chair Joe Cannon "says he's trying to stay neutral" in his brother's UT 03 primary, "but it didn't...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Is It Deception or Ignorance that is Controlling the Immigration Debate?

    06/03/2006 1:27:38 PM PDT · by Doctor13 · 36 replies · 965+ views
    Banner of Liberty ^ | 3 June 2006 | Mary Mostert
    Yesterday Sean Hannity, a conservative who I think generally tries to do a good job of researching his stories, attacked one of the most conservative members of the House of Representative, Chris Cannon, who happens to be my congressman. In that attack he joined what has become a nationwide campaign to defeat Congressman Cannon over the issue of the illegal immigration problem. Rep. Cannon has been voting for bills to address the illegal alien problem since his first years in Congress during the Clinton Administration, as he points out on his website. Cannon was voting for legislation in the House...
  • 14 GOP INCUMBENTS DEFEATED IN PRIMARY

    05/20/2006 1:16:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 526 replies · 8,816+ views
    capoliticalnews.com (received via email) ^ | May 20, 2006 | Stephen Frank
    Conservatives, nationwide are getting angry about the loss of principle by GOP'ers in office. Big spending in Washington and Sacramento. The inability to control illegal aliens. Failure to protect jobs and the failure to stop the social agenda of liberals in our schools in finally causing conservatives to say NO to GOP incumbents, even if it means we could lose seats in a legislative body. The thought is simple, why protect a Republican running for office if their voting record will differ little from the Democrats. In Utah, GOP Congressman Chris Cannon could not win his Parties endorsement for re-election--his...
  • Cannon declines debate with Colorado rival (Tancredo)

    08/05/2005 6:08:28 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 134 replies · 1,861+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Robert Gehrke
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, known for his outspoken and sometimes outlandish views on immigration, will be in Utah later this month and agreed to debate his political rival, Rep. Chris Cannon. Cannon says he has more pressing engagements - working on the irrigation system at his home. Tancredo, a Colorado Republican and leading spokesman of the anti-immigration movement, was invited to the state by the group Utahns For Immigration Reform and Enforcement, or UFIRE, a group that battered Cannon over his immigration stance during his 2004 re-election bid. He agreed to spend Aug. 24 to 25 in the...
  • New York Times barking up right tree, a Greece Palm

    05/25/2005 4:13:03 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 6 replies · 474+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | May 24 , 2005 | By CRAIG NELSEN
    Story ties Abramoff to Norquist -- scandal expanding toward White House? In a very positive step in the right direction, the New York Times ran a front page story yesterday ("Link to Lobbyist Brings Scrutiny to G.O.P. Figure," May 23, 2005) tying indicted lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, to non-indicted lobbyist, Grover Norquist. They are quite the pair of influence peddlers. Norquist is the man people are thinking about when they say they feel like they need to shower after a visit to Washington. Abramoff was so clever at facilitating the selling off of our democracy, and steering the bigger cut to...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Critical: Beat Cannon's AgJOBS in Senate (AgJOBS amnesty bill)

    04/04/2005 2:28:53 PM PDT · by B4Ranch · 6 replies · 325+ views
    projectusa.org ^ | April 5, 2005 | CRAIG NELSEN
    Rarely does something as important as this come along. This Bill should boost you to calling your Reps http://www.house.gov/ and Senators http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm if anything every would. Please read every link in this post so you know what is coming down the line at us.       April 5, 2005 Issue 224If you were one of the many who took advantage of our offer last December to send Reasoned Greetings to your Representative, you have two letters against AgJOBS being hand delivered to your Senators this week, and another mailed to your Representative. Reproduced below is the House version....
  • Immigration bill won't come easy in new Congress

    12/25/2004 1:07:19 PM PST · by LouAvul · 43 replies · 1,337+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-25-04
    WASHINGTON - Everyone considers immigration reform a top priority when Congress reconvenes next month. But no one agrees what "reform" means. "I fully understand the politics of immigration reform," President Bush assured reporters this week. Many lawmakers, including the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, call tougher enforcement the centerpiece of reform. Many others interpret reform as a code word for a guest-worker program that puts illegal immigrants on track toward a green card. This apparent contradiction could doom legislation. Or perhaps Capitol Hill's long immigration stalemate could be broken by some deft combination of getting tough and giving hope....
  • Cannon signals GOP radicals will stay coarse

    12/14/2004 1:15:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 539+ views
    ProjectUSA ^ | December 14, 2004 | Craig Nelsen
    Merry Christmas from   December 14, 2004 Issue 212 Cannon signals GOP radicals will stay coarse Though in decline, Wall Street Journal Republicans still strong on disdain for voters By CRAIG NELSENProjectUSA director Permanent link: http://projectusa.org/ezine/2004/12-14-cannon_coarse.html QUOTE OF THE WEEK Amnesty says, "Illegal immigrants - we're basically going to say, we're going to wave a wand and you're all legal." The president opposes that.Ken Mehlman Bush campaign manager and front-runner to head the Republican National Committee to Washington Times ACTIVIST CALL How much more can the country take of Wall Street Journal Republicans running our immigration policy? Call the...
  • 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...
  • "[Rep. Chris] Cannon [R-UT] drums on immigration despite voters"

    09/14/2004 1:31:11 PM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 13 replies · 368+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/14/04 | Kirsten Stewart
    He has been accused of promoting mass immigration, terrorism and amnesty for illegal immigrants. Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon has paid a political price for his efforts to "fix" the nation's "broken" immigration system - not to mention mowing through 92 percent of his $472,000 campaign stash in a primary faceoff with Matt Throckmorton, an ardent advocate of immigration restrictions. And though Cannon beat Throckmorton and is favored to glide past Democratic challenger Beau Babka to a fifth term, that alone doesn't account for his persistence as an immigration reform maverick who backs legislation apparently out of step with Utah...
  • Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture

    07/07/2004 6:43:48 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies · 949+ views
    Numbers U.S.A. ^ | July 7, 2004 | Numbers U.S. A Staff
    Oppose Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Working in Agriculture S. 1645 and H.R. 3142, the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security Act of 2003, introduced by Sens. Larry Craig (R-ID) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Reps. Chris Cannon (R-UT) and Howard Berman (D-CA), is a massive agricultural guestworker-amnesty bill. Amnesty for estimated 3 million Of the 1.2 million illegal aliens currently working in agriculture, an estimated 860,000 plus their spouses and children could qualify for this amnesty, so the total could reach three million or more. Past amnesty for agricultural workers failed The 1986 Special Agriculuture Worker (SAW) amnesty showed...
  • Cannon win may hurt illegal-immigrant foes (Utah)

    06/26/2004 9:52:50 AM PDT · by madfly · 75 replies · 337+ views
    DeseretNews.com ^ | 6-26-2004 | Tad Walch and Deborah Bulkeley
    OREM — Rep. Chris Cannon's radio ads in the weeks before his convincing Republican primary victory conjured up images of a vast national conspiracy mobilized against him. "I just wish the special interests would quit their negative attacks," a woman's voice said in one radio spot for Cannon. And it was true that for months, Cannon was attacked in the media for sponsoring a bill that would provide temporary legal status to undocumented workers. The ads, on radio and billboards and in newspapers, were paid for by out-of-state groups that want to unseat Cannon and other like-minded Republican members...
  • Huntsman Wins UT GOP Gubernatorial Nomination: Lopsided Results Not a Surprise

    06/23/2004 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 573+ views
    Salt Lake City Desert Morning News ^ | 06-23-2004 | Bernick, Jr., Bob, and Spangler, Jerry D.
    Huntsman wins: Lopsided results not a surprise By Bob Bernick Jr. and Jerry D. Spangler Deseret Morning News Jon Huntsman Jr., Rep. Chris Cannon and John Swallow have survived to campaign another day. In Tuesday's primary elections, Huntsman thumped GOP challenger Nolan Karras by about 65-35 percent, unofficial and incomplete election results showed. Karras conceded before 10 p.m., saying: "I congratulate Jon and offer him my support. I hope we have restored civility to politics" by the issue-oriented, high-road tenor of the GOP gubernatorial debate. "You didn't see the rhetoric (in the governor's race) you saw in some others. We...
  • Congressman Chris Cannon: "Loose Cannon in Utah"

    06/22/2004 7:16:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 06-22-2004 | Edwards, Jr., James R.
    Loose Cannon in Utah by James R. Edwards, Jr. Posted Jun 22, 2004 Congressman Chris Cannon of Utah apparently is in real danger of losing his seat in Congress, and apparently that’s causing him to employ extreme measures. Cannon faces serious GOP primary opposition from former state legislator Matt Throckmorton. In the Republican state convention, Throckmorton forced Cannon into a primary election happening today. Throckmorton hammered Cannon’s mass immigration stance, as well as his support for the controversial No Child Left Behind education law. Throckmorton, a solid conservative who is 100 percent pro-life and for enforcing immigration laws, has found...
  • House Votes Against America (Tancredo's Accountability Amendment)

    06/18/2004 4:02:44 PM PDT · by NewRomeTacitus · 18 replies · 206+ views
    American Patrol ^ | 06-18-2004 | Staf
    1:00 pm -- The Tancredo amendment to HR 4567 (Homeland Security) would have withheld funds from communities that encourage illegal immigration. It was rejected by a vote of Nays 259 and Yeas 148 -- 71 Republicans voted against the amendment. Two Democrats voted for it. One Independent vote for it. Click here to see how the Reps voted. Notice that Utah's RINO scumbag Chris Cannon voted with the Democrats. In other news, American Patrol set up a page for anyone wishing to thank the U.S. Border Patrol for their renewed sweep operations. Many FReepers are down on them for past...
  • CANNON URGES ILLEGALS TO DONATE ILLEGALLY (Rep. Chris Cannon, Republican-Utah)

    06/15/2004 8:50:45 AM PDT · by Cedar · 42 replies · 566+ views
    Right March ^ | Chuck Muth
    CANNON URGES ILLEGALS TO DONATE ILLEGALLY Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) was interviewed by Jose' Elibardo Rivera on Spanish-language radio station KBJA (1640 AM) on Saturday morning, May 22nd. Also on the air with the congressman was Cannon aide Marco Diaz. An English translation of the transcript from the show reveals the Cannonites explaining how they think illegal aliens could legally contribute to Cannon's congressional re-election campaign and get around the FEC laws. "You, you, you... are illegal, as, as I was a long time ago," says host Rivera to his audience during the interview. "Let's say you are illegal. Does...
  • Immigration reform makes for divisive debate in Utah. Chris Cannon's district.

    04/19/2004 3:58:03 PM PDT · by Missouri · 8 replies · 101+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 19, 2004
    Immigration reform makes for divisive debate By Kirsten Stewart The Salt Lake Tribune Utah Republican Congressman Chris Cannon met his two GOP challengers in a debate on Saturday where, once again, immigration reform proved to be the most polarizing issue in the 2004 election race. Cannon and former state Rep. Matt Throckmorton, who have each complained of being unfairly attacked by the other for "special-interest-driven" or "racist" views on immigration, kept the debate cordial. But the topic took up most of the allotted hour, drew the most vigorous applause and set otherwise closely ideologically aligned candidates apart from one another....
  • Utah Lawmaker [Chris Cannon] Pushes for Illegal Alien Amnesty

    04/01/2004 11:51:37 AM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 5 replies · 108+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/1/04 | Matt Hayes
    On March 24, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing called “How Would Millions of Guest Workers Impact Working Americans and Americans Seeking Employment?” The hearing took place in connection with various “guest worker” bills pending before Congress. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, a committee member, has spent extraordinary resources trying to convince voters that the bill he co-sponsors is not an amnesty, though it would not prosecute the millions of illegal aliens who have committed a crime by entering or remaining in the U.S. without a current visa. Instead, it would give them a work permit. Cannon, a lawmaker,...
  • Utah Lawmaker Pushes for Illegal Alien Amnesty

    04/01/2004 8:08:57 AM PST · by looscnnn · 20 replies · 187+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 01, 2004 | Matt Hayes
    <p>On March 24, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing called “How Would Millions of Guest Workers Impact Working Americans and Americans Seeking Employment?”</p> <p>The hearing took place in connection with various “guest worker” bills pending before Congress. Rep. Chris Cannon (search), R-Utah, a committee member, has spent extraordinary resources trying to convince voters that the bill he co-sponsors is not an amnesty, though it would not prosecute the millions of illegal aliens (search) who have committed a crime by entering or remaining in the U.S. without a current visa. Instead, it would give them a work permit.</p>
  • Strange Bedfellows

    03/31/2004 10:14:13 AM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 102+ views
    NRO ^ | March 31, 2004 | Mark Krikorian
    E-mail Author Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version March 31, 2004, 8:36 a.m. Strange BedfellowsLeft and right on immigration. The high-immigration Right is on the warpath, trying to delegitimize all conservatives who stand between them and the illegal-alien amnesties they crave. Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran an outrageous piece — slamming National Review, Fox News, various Republican congressmen, and my own organization as being part of a restrictionist cabal of baby-killing, white-supremacist, Chi-Com lovers. Of my Center for Immigration Studies, the Journal's Jason Reilly wrote, among other things, that despite the fact...
  • Chris Cannon [R-UT] "Loose with facts, demeans American public discourse"

    03/26/2004 2:23:25 PM PST · by lonewacko_dot_com · 5 replies · 193+ views
    The Stein Report/FAIR ^ | March 26, 2004 | Dan Stein
    (Washington, D. C. - March 26, 2004) The FAIR Congressional Task Force today issued the following statement regarding comments made by Rep. Christopher Cannon: At a recent hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives, Utah Rep. Christopher Cannon tried to indict American immigration reform activists with a series of smears, frauds and half-truths designed - at least in his mind - to discredit all Americans who believe in sensible immigration and border reform policies. In making these assertions, Congressman Cannon crosses the line into the realm of fabrication, taking what is a strength - the broad based nature of the...
  • U.S. congressman sees immigrant worker bill by end of year

    10/22/2003 3:41:14 PM PDT · by Brian S · 28 replies · 338+ views
    <p>A bipartisan delegation of U.S. congressmen visiting Mexico Wednesday said they expect quick passage -- perhaps as soon as December -- of a bill that would help some immigrant agricultural workers gain legal residency.</p> <p>However, the delegation, which is to meet with Mexican President Vicente Fox Friday, said broader immigration reform is still far off.</p>
  • LAURA INGRAHAM'S WEEKLY E-BLAST - IMMIGRATION

    11/19/2002 9:30:47 AM PST · by madfly · 76 replies · 1,339+ views
    LauraIngraham.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2002 | Laura Ingraham
    E-Blast Nov. 18, 2002By Laura Ingraham When most people think about the "American Dream," family, hard work, God, love of country come to mind. But if "immigrant rights" groups and their supporters in Washington have their way, the dream will also include law-breaking. With Republicans poised to take control of both house of Congress in January, a legislative quandary awaits them -- a bill called the "Dream Act," the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act. Introduced by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch earlier this year, it would make it easier for states to offer in-state tuition rates at...