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  • U.S. House Speaker Boehner Says May Bring Up Immigration Reform This Year

    10/23/2013 3:26:07 PM PDT · by stuckinohio · 32 replies ^ | 10/23/2013
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday held out the possibility that he might bring U.S. immigration legislation to the floor by the end of the year. Asked at a question-and-answer session with reporters if he intends to bring up immigration reform this year, Boehner, a Republican, replied: "I still think that immigration reform is an important subject that needs to be addressed and I am hopeful."
  • Immigration Activists to Launch 'Week of Escalation' to Pressure GOP

    10/22/2013 3:25:31 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 16 replies ^ | October 22, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Immigration activist groups have declared they will launch a "week of escalation" this week to pressure lawmakers in Congress with acts of civil disobedience to pass comprehensive immigration reform this year. According to Politico, pro-immigration reform groups will target House Republican leaders and over 20 Republicans they think are vulnerable on the issue. Their goal is to get a vote on immigration reform this year. [snip]
  • At 'Justice for Immigrants’ Mass, bishop calls Jesus 'divine immigrant'

    10/21/2013 7:51:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 49 replies
    NCR ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | Mary Stadnyk, Lois Rogers
    Trenton, N.J. - Jesus was the "divine immigrant" who lived his life "traveling from place to place," Bishop David O'Connell of Trenton told the congregation at a midday "Justice for Immigrants" Mass Oct. 11 at St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral. "Sacred Scripture tell us where he was from and what his ancestral lineage was," the bishop said in his homily. "But nowhere in the Bible do we find his permanent address, the location of his house, where he lived after beginning his public ministry. "He lived and worked as an immigrant, an itinerant preacher, on many levels," the bishop...
  • Soros-Funded Group Plans 'Fly-In' to Push House Republicans on Amnesty

    10/18/2013 6:06:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF) is organizing a “fly-in” of what it calls conservatives from across the country aimed at lobbying House Republicans for an amnesty bill. ... NIF is planning to organize the fly in with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. ... The event will take place on Oct. 28, coinciding with President Barack Obama’s and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s renewed push against House Speaker John Boehner for amnesty. Now that Obama, Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
  • Settlement for a Shackled Pregnant Woman

    10/18/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    A detained Mexican woman who had been shackled to her hospital bed while giving birth in Nashville will receive $490,000 in a settlement and also has the prospect of a resident visa.The monetary settlement, which was approved on Tuesday by the council governing Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., closes a five-year legal battle that began when the woman, Juana Villegas, was arrested in July 2008 after a traffic stop in a Nashville suburb. And in an unusual move, a federal judge has urged immigration authorities to give Ms. Villegas a special visa that is generally offered to crime victims. The...
  • They're Not Going To Take It Anymore: New Generation Of Immigrant Advocates Take Radical Approach

    10/17/2013 4:54:05 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 41 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/16/2013 | Elizabeth Llorente
    The frustration, say immigration advocates, is reaching a fever pitch. That is why, many say, recent weeks have seen activists use chains and pipes to tie themselves to the tires of buses that carry immigrants slated for deportation to court, block traffic on Capitol Hill and get arrested, surround Tucson police when they targeted two immigrants during a traffic stop, and chain themselves and block the entrance of a federal detention center. More such actions, they vow, are coming.

    10/17/2013 12:33:09 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 132 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/17/13 | Ben Shaprio
    On Thursday, President Obama took to the White House podium to triumphantly announce the end of the government shutdown. In doing so, he proclaimed that he wanted to push forward with other legislative priorities, including a budget, immigration reform, and the long-stalled pork-laden farm bill. “[I]n the coming days and weeks, we should sit down and pursue a balanced approach to a responsible budget, a budget that grows our economy faster and shrinks our long-term deficits further,” Obama stated. Historically, “balanced” has been code for tax increases.
  • WI:Suspect in home invasion was acquitted this spring for the drive-by killing of a 12-year-old boy

    10/15/2013 12:07:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 9 October, 2013 | Lindsay Bullock
    RACINE – The suspect in a Tuesday morning home invasion is the same man acquitted this spring in the gang-related killing of a 12-year-old boy, Racine police said Wednesday. Tarence A. Banks, 33, of Racine, allegedly attempted an armed invasion of a home in the 3200 block of 17th Street around 1:56 a.m. Tuesday. A man in the home shot Banks, seriously injuring him, according to police. Banks was taken to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints hospital, 3801 Spring St., and later to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. An update on his condition was not available...
  • Cruz slams immigration hecklers: ‘They don’t want the truth to be heard’

    10/11/2013 9:01:20 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Illegal immigrant advocates interrupted Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech to the Values Voters Summit on Friday more than a dozen times on, calling on the Texas Republican and potential presidential candidate to support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. But the Texas Republican repeatedly deflected the criticism, turning it into an attack against President Obama. “How scared is the president?” Mr. Cruz said. “Oh, they don’t want the truth to be heard. They definitely don’t want the truth to be heard.” The crowd also tried to drown out the protestors with chants of “USA! USA!” The protesters were dragged out...
  • China could invade by 2020, Taiwan’s military says

    10/09/2013 1:52:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    France 24 ^ | 10/09/2013 | (France 24 with wires)
    If China’s two-decade-long arms buildup continues at current rates, the mainland will be able “to take Taiwan by force before the end of 2020” despite any moves by Taiwanese allies such as the US to repel an invasion, Taiwan’s military said Tuesday. … China’s annual military spending has grown by double-digit rates on average for the past 20 years or so, according to the 2013 National Defense Report. The study added that China’s capacity for weapons research and manufacturing had also greatly increased and had come to pose “a grave threat to Taiwan”. China produces much of its military hardware...
  • IN:Vietnam veteran shoots, kills intruder

    10/08/2013 4:51:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Alyssa Ivanson Rod Hissong
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A suspect in an attempted home invasion was killed Monday after being shot by the homeowner, according to Fort Wayne police. Police were called just before midnight Monday to a shooting on Melita Street, near downtown Fort Wayne. FWPD spokesman Officer Michael Joyner said a preliminary investigation revealed a burglar attempted to enter the home and was shot by the homeowner in self-defense. Joyner said information was not immediately available if the intruder made it into the house.
  • Park Service OKs immigrationreform rally on ´closed´ National Mall

    10/07/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/13 | Charlie Spiering
    A planned immigration reform rally will take place on the National Mall on Tuesday even though the site is closed due to the government shutdown. Organizers for the "Camino Americano: March for Immigration Reform" were spotted Monday setting up a stage and equipment on the National Mall for the rally which will take place on Tuesday. A few scattered barriers around the park have signs informing visitors that the area is closed as a result of the government shutdown. Susana Flores, a spokesperson for the rally, confirmed for the Washington Examiner that the Park Service will allow the event to
  • Los Rojos Drop four straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates to End Season (Vanity)

    10/02/2013 7:21:22 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 49 replies
    Cincinnati Reds ^ | 2 October 2013 | My own little fertile brain
    Sorry for the vanity, but I couldn't resist. When the Cincinnati Reds took the field for their final three game series of the season with our Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, I noticed they were wearing their "Los Rojos" jerseys. "WTF is up with that?", I asked my wife. I'd never seen them before. Or at least never noticed them before.Is this something to force Spanish on the country as a co-equal or superior national tongue? In Ohio? My wife, sweet person that she is, at first tried to ignore me. Just let me enjoy the game, she said. But I...
  • Dreamers activists will attempt to cross back into US from Mexico

    09/29/2013 5:04:23 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 September 2013 | Ed Pilkington in New York
    At 1pm on Monday, Rocio Hernandez Perez and 29 other young people will walk in a convoy across the bridge over the Rio Bravo and head for the Nuevo Laredo border crossing between Mexico and the US. Dressed uniformly in graduation caps and gowns in the style of American students, which most of them once were, they will present themselves to US border guards on the Texas side of the crossing and in effect beg to be arrested. They expect to be handcuffed and removed into a side room in the Nuevo Laredo border post for processing. If all goes...
  • MI:Police: Homeowner Shoots Intruder In Attempted Robbery

    09/22/2013 5:53:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 17 September, 2013 | NA
    WARREN (WWJ) – Two people are hospitalized following an exchange of gunfire in a Warren home. A photo of a note taken into evidence at the scene. (credit: Warren Police) Police said the shooting took place following an attempted robbery Tuesday afternoon on Norma Street, in the area of I-696 and Hoover Road.The victim, a man in his 60s, and his brother sell gold and jewelry out of the home, according to police.Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green said a prospective customer came knocking, but, once inside, pulled out a handgun.A note taken into evidence by police at the scene reads: “Do...
  • California Gives Expanded Rights to Noncitizens

    09/21/2013 1:41:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | By Jennifer Medina
    LOS ANGELES — California is challenging the historic status of American citizenship with measures to permit noncitizens to sit on juries and monitor polls for elections in which they cannot vote and to open the practice of law even to those here illegally. It is the leading edge of a national trend that includes granting drivers’ licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in some states and that suggests legal residency could evolve into an appealing option should immigration legislation fail to produce a path to citizenship. With 3.5 million noncitizens who are legal permanent residents in California, some view...
  • Kerry: Arab Countries Offered to Pay for Invasion

    09/04/2013 2:50:13 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 158 replies ^ | 09 04 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Secretary of State John Kerry said at Wednesday’s hearing that Arab counties have offered to pay for the entirety of unseating President Bashar al-Assad if the United States took the lead militarily. “With respect to Arab countries offering to bear costs and to assess, the answer is profoundly yes,” Kerry said. “They have. That offer is on the table.” Asked by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) about how much those countries would contribute, Kerry said they have offered to pay for all of a full invasion.
  • Immigration or Invasion?

    08/21/2013 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 21 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    First published on FrontPage Magazine. By Enza Ferreri What we insist on calling “immigration” from the Third World to Western European countries like Britain is a historically new phenomenon, for which a case can be made that other, more appropriate terms should be used — like “colonization” and “invasion.” The definition of “colony,” from which the word “colonization” is derived, is: a) a body of people living in a new territory but maintaining ties with their homeland or b) a number of people coming from the same country, sharing the same ethnic origin or speaking the same language, who...
  • Priebus: GOP Not Divided Over Immigration Reform

    08/18/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 02 Aug 2013 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    Contrary to news reports, comprehensive immigration reform is not splintering the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tells Newsmax TV. "It's bizarre. I don't find it to be dividing the party," Priebus tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. "What you have is a consensus in the party that we need immigration reform, and everyone agrees on it." He notes how the issue has brought together members of the party with such divergent views as Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
  • GOP CHIEF: Mitt Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Quote Was 'Racist' And 'Horrific'

    08/16/2013 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 106 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Friday August 16, 2013
    <p>BOSTON — In condemning Rep. Steve King's incendiary comments on immigration, RNC chairman Reince Priebus swept in his party's presidential nominee, saying that talk of "self-deportation" was "horrific" and even "racist."</p> <p>"Using the word 'self-deportation' — it's a horrific comment to make," Priebus said, in a forceful rebuke. "I don't think it has anything to do with our party. When someone makes those comments, obviously, it's racist."</p>
  • Agencies buying hotel rooms for surge of Mexican illegal immigrants, others released

    08/12/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2013 | William La Jeunesse
    A sudden influx of illegal immigrants from Mexico requesting asylum is overwhelming immigration agents in San Diego, forcing agencies to rent hotel rooms

    08/11/2013 5:34:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | Aug 11 | LEE STRANAHAN
    At the Otay crossing near the San Diego border last Monday, about 200 people coming from Mexico gained entry to the United States all using the same key phrase; they claimed they had a 'credible fear' of drug cartels. According to KSAZ FoxPheonix: So many were doing this that they had to close down the processing center and move the overflow by vans to another station. "They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they will be allowed into the country," said a person who did...
  • Loophole: People are being told to use "key words" to cross border

    08/11/2013 12:29:34 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    My FoxPhoenix,com ^ | August 10, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A loophole is allowing hundreds of immigrants across the Mexico border in to the United States.</p> <p>Immigrants are being taught to use "key words and phrases" to be allowed to enter and stay in the country.</p> <p>Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: "credible fear" of the drug cartels.</p>
  • TN:16-Year-old Girl has Gun Snatched after She Stops Burglary

    08/02/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An unusual case in Tennessee shows the utility of guns for home defense, as well as the danger of pursuing criminals alone.  A 16-year-old girl used her mothers pistol to prevent a criminal from entering the house. From  WKRN: Harvell eventually tried entering through one of the home's windows, that's when Davasha Chambers, 16, grabbed her mother's pistol and pointed it at him as he was halfway through the window.   The criminal left, and then is when the young woman made a tactical error.  She not only pursued the home invader, but she allowed him to get too close...
  • TX:Suspected intruder shot, killed during home invasion

    07/31/2013 11:03:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 30 July, 2013 | Jenna Hiller
    SAN ANTONIO - A home invasion turned deadly at a North San Antonio apartment complex early Tuesday morning. San Antonio police responded to a call for shots fired around 3 a.m. at the Wood Hollow Apartments in the 10300 block of Sahara Drive near San Pedro Avenue. Investigators said three masked men kicked in the front door of an apartment unit and began to ransack the home. Police said one of the suspects grabbed the tenant, 21-year-old Dmitri Lawrence Brown, by the throat, forced him down, then put a hand over his eyes while the other two suspects attempted to...
  • FL:2 shot in attempted Pasco home invasion

    07/23/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Staff
    Investigators say the two men went into a cottage in the 4400 block of Land O'Lakes Boulevard in an attempted home invasion/robbery. One of the visitors inside was armed, deputies say, and opened fire, hitting both men. They ran away and collapsed on the sidewalk.
  • OH:Cleveland man shoots intruder holding fiancée at gunpoint; Resident applauded by councilman

    07/19/2013 10:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 19 July, 2013 | Deb Lee
    CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man is being praised by a city councilman for shooting an armed intruder at his Pawnee Avenue home Tuesday. "Whoever shot this dirt bag ought to get a medal," Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek said. "I might get a proclamation for him.” It all started when Jacquella Lattimore left the house to take her children to camp. Police say she was accosted by three men who were trying to force her back into the house at gunpoint. What the intruders apparently didn't know is that Lattimore's fiancé, Johnny Bridges, was watching from the window with his...
  • Cantor to Push for Immigration Reform at African Burial Ground National Monument (Good Lord!)

    07/19/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 7/18/13 | breitbartnews
    Later this month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) is slated to visit New York to stump for an immigration bill as part of the bipartisan Becoming America tour. Among Cantor’s stops: Ellis Island, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the African Burial Ground National Monument. Canter, among other Congressmen, is scheduled to speak at a naturalization and dine with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The African Burial Ground National Monument was discovered in 1991 while building a federal office building; as the website describes it, “From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried...
  • Taiwan simulates 2017 invasion by China

    07/15/2013 7:42:54 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 10 replies
    PressTV ^ | o7/15/2013 | AR/KA
    Taiwan has started a computerized military exercise to simulate a scenario of China’s launching of an invasion on the island in 2017. The five-day maneuver that started on Monday is part of Taiwan’s biggest annual military drill with this year’s exercise being codenamed 'Han Kuang 29', AFP quoted defense ministry officials as saying. The Taiwanese defense ministry said that the drill simulates a surprise attack followed by a large-scale invasion by China in 2017. It did not, however, provide any explanation as to why the scenario was being considered for that specific year. “Over the past few years, ties across...
  • FL:911 call shows Melbourne home invasion as it happened

    07/15/2013 3:46:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 12 July, 2013 | Greg Pallone
    MELBOURNE -- Police have released the 911 call from a distressed homeowner who had just shot one of two suspected intruders inside his Melbourne house. And we are hearing how many shots he fired at the home invaders. DISPATCHER: 911, what is the nature of your emergency? CALLER: Yes, somebody just break into my house. You can hear him breathing heavily as he calls for help, a man who lives on Pepper Avenue. Just before midnight, his house was being stormed by armed men. CALLER: They just came in my house and I unloaded my pistol at them. DISPATCHER: So...
  • TX:2 Galveston teenage would-be burglars pick on the wrong homeowner

    07/15/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 13 July, 2013 | Drew Karedes
    GALVESTON, Texas -- Two young would-be-burglars got more than they bargained for early Friday morning, and it was all captured on the victim’s home surveillance system. Galveston police said the criminals, who could be as young as 16-years-old, began kicking in a man’s door while he was home. It happened just after midnight in the 2900 block of Avenue K. According to police, the criminals didn’t seem to care that the man was home. That’s not the only thing that stands out about them. Police believe one of the suspects could be deaf because the pair appears to be using...
  • US embassy denies naval vessels near Egypt presage military move

    07/13/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies ^ | 7-13-13 | Ahram Oline
    The US Embassy in Egypt denied Saturday that US naval vessels near Egypt's shores are sent in preparation for military action. A top Marine Corps general said Thursday that two US marine vessels approached Egypt's Red Sea shore, raising concerns in the Egyptian media about an imminent military move. "We deny false claims in the Egyptian press that US naval ships are in the vicinity of the Arabian Peninsula and the Suez Canal to militarily invade Egypt," read a statement issued on the US embassy's website. The statement went on to say that the United States regularly deploys forces near...
  • Pope's First Official Visit Is to Lampedusa, Tiny Sicilian Island Flooded by African Migrants

    07/04/2013 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 5 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    This is the second part of Lampedusa, Italy. The island of Lampedusa, the southernmost appendix of Italy in the Mediterranean, has the bad luck of being geographically too close for comfort to the Muslim world. Its history is testament to this. In 813 AD, despite a 10-year truce signed in 805 by the Emir Ibrahim ibn al-Aghlab with Byzantine Sicily's governor Constantine, the Arabs, who had not kept another previous truce established in 728 and many others since, proceeded to break this one too and, after attacking Sardinia and Corsica, sacked and devastated minor Italian islands including Lampedusa. The...

    07/03/2013 5:02:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 208 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 7/3/2013 | TONY LEE
    Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said on Tuesday that it was "quite telling" that Fox News did not want him to talk at length about his opposition to comprehensive immigration reform during his appearance on Fox and Friends. "Now I told the people at Fox that I wanted to talk about this today three or four times and they wouldn't do it," Limbaugh said on his show after his appearance. "They were not interested in bringing this subject up. I wanted to talk about this in relationship to the current state of the Republican party and they wouldn't do...
  • NC:Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home invasion in Wilmington

    07/03/2013 3:10:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Four suspects are in jail and a fifth is in the hospital after a home invasion overnight in Wilmington. Police have arrested: Angel Domonique Myers, 18, Jay Jawan Cromartie, 23, Jamaar Tyree Walker, 19, and Michael Alexander Betrand 20. Police also have warrants for the fifth suspect Jamar Hakeen Gordon, 27, of Leland. Gordon was wounded during the invasion and is now hospitalized. The suspects face multiple charges, including first degree burglary, attempted armed robbery, second degree kidnapping, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and one charge of firearm by a felon. Police say the suspects broke...
  • A Nation of Mutts (Liberal glee for "New America")

    07/01/2013 10:13:19 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2013 | David Brooks
    Over the past few decades, American society has been transformed in a fit of absence of mind. First, we’ve gone from a low immigrant nation to a high immigrant nation. If you grew up between 1950 and 1985, you grew up at a time when only about 5 percent or 6 percent of American residents were foreign born. Today, roughly 13 percent of American residents are foreign born, and we’re possibly heading to 15 percent. Moreover, up until now, America was primarily an outpost of European civilization. Between 1830 and 1880, 80 percent of the immigrants came from Northern and...
  • NC:Teenage boy killed in Winston-Salem shooting identified

    06/29/2013 6:16:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 24 June, 2013 | Joe Borlik
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police said a man was charged after a shooting that left a teenager dead and a toddler wounded. Kashif Antoine Lang, 19, is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jashun Ladonte Ingram at Lang’s home at 4144 Macarthur Street around 2:15 p.m. Monday. Police said Ingram and several others were involved in a disturbance with Lang and others in the home. Police said Ingram and his group were breaking home’s windows and trying to get inside at the time of the shooting. Winston-Salem police said Ingram was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers and...
  • How to Stop the ‘Immigration’ Bill via States

    06/13/2013 1:51:09 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 115 replies
    Self | 13 Jun 13 | Me
    Now is our chance to change the political field of battle; the recent revelations regarding the IRS's political targeting and the NSA's domestic spying have engendered a healthy distrust of the now feral Federal Government. - We have the opportunity not only to stop this thing dead in its tracks, but make support for it legally actionable at the federal and State level. Here's how: The governors of the Several States have a lot of unused power, commonly set forth in their respective state's constitution is the power to declare a state of invasion. If two or more States...
  • Are Patriots Apostates

    06/28/2013 10:19:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Inside Catholic | April 14, 2010 | John Zmirak
    I was inclined to be kindly disposed toward the incoming archbishop of Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez faces a thankless task, taking over a church that has just suffered a major persecution – one conducted by his predecessor in office. Whatever the legal cloud following him up from Texas, Archbishop Gomez was formed for the priesthood by members of Opus Dei, a worthy and much-maligned group. That much sounds promising. The state of catechesis and even of liturgy should improve in that long-suffering archdiocese – though it's too much to hope that Archbishop Gomez will deconsecrate the $189.7 million monstrosity...
  • Disabled Espanola man hurt in home invasion robbery

    06/28/2013 7:16:49 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 4 replies
    Daytona News-Journal ^ | 6/28/2013 | Staff
    A disabled Espanola man was injured and his home ransacked during a home invasion robbery on Espanola Road in Bunnell, authorities said Friday. The 60-year-old man, who uses a wheelchair to get around, told Flagler County sheriff’s deputies that shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday four men, one armed with an aluminum bat, entered his home, threw him on the floor and began kicking and poking him in the head with the bat, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. He described his attackers as being black, between the ages of 20 and 29, wearing dark clothing, and ...
  • Obama summons business leaders to White House ahead of key immigration vote

    06/24/2013 5:26:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Mere hours before members of the U.S. Senate are scheduled to take a key test vote on comprehensive immigration legislation, President Obama will host a group of business leaders at the White House Monday to spur the lawmakers on. Mr. Obama is scheduled to host a meeting at 2 p.m. with nearly a dozen CEOs, businessmen and entrepreneurs “to discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform including the Congressional Budget Office analysis that concludes immigration reform would promote economic growth and reduce the deficit,” a White House official said.
  • Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship

    06/23/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 157 replies
    Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship By Alexander Bolton - 06/23/13 10:00 AM ET A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants. Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country. “This has the potential of becoming the next major civil...
  • AZ:MCSO: Arizona homeowner shoots intruder

    06/22/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 21 June, 2013 | MaryEllen Resendez
    SUN CITY, AZ - The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has taken a man into custody who they believe is suspected of a home invasion in Sun City. According to Officer Christopher Hegstrom, MCSO received a call around 2:00 a.m. on Friday morning about a home invasion taking place near Peoria and 111th Avenues. MCSO says the suspect, 33-year-old Joshua Barnes, was armed when he entered the home. But he picked the wrong home to mess with. The homeowner, Dave Sobley is an armed Maricopa County Sheriff posse member. "I met him in the hallway after I heard the yelling coming...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 | Tal Kopan
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is defending his participation in the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill efforts, saying he knows it won’t win him any “parades” among conservatives, but it’s necessary. Speaking Wednesday night with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Rubio said he understands why conservatives are skeptical of immigration reform. “Look, it’s obvious I didn’t do this for political gain. This is not something that’s going to gain me any parades. People are frustrated, and I do understand it. What I hope they understand is that I studied this issue carefully for almost two years and I concluded that what we...
  • Senate Agreement to Bolster Border Security

    06/19/2013 11:08:51 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 118 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 19, 2013 11:41pm | Jim Avila
    Early Thursday morning, the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” senators will announce an agreement to strengthen border security.
  • Paul Ryan Defends Immigration Bill: "We're Going To Have Labor Shortages"

    06/19/2013 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 155 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Wednesday June 19, 2013
    <p>REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WIS.): Not now, but in the future we're going to have labor shortages. We have 10,000 people retiring each and everyday in America when the Baby Boomers retire.</p>
  • Report: McCain, Rubio Got Fox News On Board For Immigration Reform

    06/17/2013 10:46:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 103 replies
    TPM ^ | 6/17/13 | TOM KLUDT
    A trio of Republicans in the so-called Gang of Eight huddled with leading figures at Fox News Channel on the bipartisan effort in the Senate to reform the nation's immigration system, according to a piece published in this week's issue of The New Yorker. The story, written by Ryan Lizza, indicated that Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had discussions with "top hosts" at the conservative cable news network, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto, all of whom are " now relatively sympathetic to the Gang’s proposed bill."
  • Rubio Stares Down the Right Over 'Undocumented Democrats'

    06/18/2013 5:28:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Rubio Stares Down the Right Over 'Undocumented Democrats' National JournalBy Tim Alberta | National Journal – 5 hrs ago Marco Rubio was not amused. The senator from Florida had listened patiently as a panel of hand-picked conservatives, lined up across a long table at the front of the room, took turns speaking about the prospects of immigration reform. When discussion finally opened to the anxious, overflowing crowd of lawmakers at the Republican Study Committee's immigration summit, several were quick to critique their pro-reform colleagues – Rubio the headliner among them. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., argued they should be discussing a...
  • Jeb Bush: U.S. economy needs immigrants because they’re ‘more fertile’

    06/14/2013 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Windflier · 305 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 14, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) argued Wednesday that the United States should pass immigration reform because the U.S. economy needs the labor of young immigrants, and immigrants are “more fertile.” “Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans,” Bush said at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to the Majority conference. “Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population. Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity.” Bush said immigrants are an advantage that the United States has over China, Europe and Japan, which don’t have the same...
  • Yeiner Perez, BART's Naked Acrobat, Facing Deportation

    06/14/2013 9:46:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    SF Weekly (blog) ^ | Jun. 13 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    There are so many unanswered questions surrounding the May 10 incident in which 24-year-old Yeiner Perez stripped naked and attacked commuters at the 16th and Mission BART Station. Among them: Why was this man subsequently released from police custody and back into the world? According to BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow, Perez was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery; he had a psych evaluation and then he was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- which is now in the process of trying to deport Perez back to his native country. ICE officials would not reveal which country...