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  • Jacob Becomes Israel...miracle nation pt 12

    All of Jacob’s children except one, were born in Padan Aram, (Iraq) where he toiled for Laban for fourteen years. For fourteen years Laban had experienced the blessing of Genesis 12:3, for the whole time Jacob worked for him, he was blessed, so also his flocks and grazing lands. But in this foreign land, Jacob sensed a change, a shift in mood among Laban and his sons. Jacob and his growing family are suddenly becoming suspect, and there is danger in the air. And he heard the words of Laban’s sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our...
  • JAcob Chose Rachel,But God Chose Leah...miracle nation pt 10

    And Isaac called Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan. Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughers of Laban thy mother’s brother. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people; And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God...
  • By Faith Isaac Blessed Jacob and Esau...miracle nation pt 9

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.(Hebrews 11:20)The next part of the story of Jacob concerns the time when Isaac passed on the Patriarchal blessing. Isaac fully intended to pass it on to his favorite son, Esau, the outdoorsman,hunter, and profane bigamist who broke his parents heart by marrying two pagans! And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.(Genesis 26:34-35)Isaac was old, infirm and blind, when...
  • Jacob Have I Loved...miracle nation pt 8

    I have loved you, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob’s brother? saith the Lord: yet I loved Jacob, And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.(Malachi 1:2-3)The book of Genesis draws attention to the life of third Patriarch, Jacob, the son of Isaac and the twin of Esau. His life is told in several chapters in Genesis, and is of extreme significance to all of the world and to the plans and purposes of God. First of all, Genesis recounts the...
  • This Week's Torah Portion: Why Did Rachel Fool Jacob Into Marrying Her Sister?

    11/20/2015 8:34:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/20/2015 | BY AVNER ZARMI
    Dëvar Torah – Parashath Va-Yétzé' (Genesis XXVII, 10 -- XXXII, 3)Our parasha tells the story of Ya'aqov's ("Jacob's") sojourn with his uncle and father-in-law, Lavan. As we read at the end of last week's parasha (XXVII, 42 -- XXVIII, 9), Rivqa ("Rebecca") persuaded Ya'aqov to flee to her brother in Charan both to escape from the wrath of his brother 'Esav and to find himself a proper wife. Just as Avraham had opposed the marriage of Yitzchaq to any daughter of the depraved Canaanites (XXIV, 3), so too did Rivqa consider any such prospect repugnant.When Ya'aqov arrived in Charan,...
  • The Time Of Jacob's Trouble...Israel's Future pt 11

    The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord; We have heard a...
  • The Name Jacob -- an interesting statistical picture.

    04/25/2014 8:48:24 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    behindthename ^ | 4/26/2014 | Vanity
    GENDER: Masculine USAGE: English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical From the Latin Iacobus. In the Old Testament, Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter". Other theories claim it means "may God protect". [Paraphrased] ... Snip ...
  • The Latest Challenge to the Bible's Accuracy: Abraham's Anachronistic Camels?

    02/16/2014 3:48:28 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 33 replies ^ | February 14, 2014 | Gordon Govier
    Two researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) studied the bones of camels found in an area of ancient copper mines in the Aravah Valley, south of the Dead Sea. Using radiocarbon dating and other techniques, they determined that camels were first used in the mining operations near the end of the 10th century BC. They state that this is the first evidence of domesticated camels in ancient Israel. This would be almost 1,000 years later than the time of the patriarchs, when camels first appear in the Bible. Their study was quickly used to claim that the Bible was written...
  • Camel bones suggest error in Bible, archaeologists say

    02/05/2014 5:24:50 PM PST · by workerbee · 84 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/5/14
    Archaeologists from Israels top university have used radiocarbon dating to pinpoint the arrival of domestic camels in the Middle East -- and they say the science directly contradicts the Bibles version of events. Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph and Jacob, Old Testament stories that historians peg to between 2000 and 1500 BC. But Erez Ben-Yosef and Lidar Sapir-Hen of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures say camels werent domesticated in Israel until centuries later, more like 900 BC. In addition to challenging the Bible's historicity, this anachronism is...
  • Arabs Deface Tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakov (Simeon)

    05/19/2013 10:53:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 5/19/2013, 8:31 PM | Gil Ronen
    Arab vandals defaced the tomb of Shimon Ben Yaakovbelieved to be the burial place of the father of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. While the tomblocated near Kibbutz Eyal, just off Route 6is not one of the most popular tombs of forefathers, it is frequented on a more or less daily basis by Jews.
  • Obama 911 Sunday Speech mentioning Jacob (The true Islamic Meaning)

    09/11/2011 8:52:03 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 107 replies · 2+ views
    9/11/2011 | Self
    A friend of mine pointed out the meaning of "Jacob" in zero's speech. I had no idea that he was a great prophet in the quran. Look it up and see.
  • PA Uses Archaeology To Rewrite History of Palestine

    07/27/2011 11:49:53 AM PDT · by rhema · 8 replies ^ | 7/25/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Palestinian Authority is renewing an archaeology dig in Shechem, which the Bible records was bought by Jacob (Yaakov). The director of the PA's Department of Antiquities, Hamdan Taha, says the dig will help in writing or rewriting the history of Palestine. Muslim clerics often have rewritten the Bible, claiming that the binding of Isaac (Yitzchak)" actually refers to Ishmael. Clerics in the Palestinian Authority and the entire Muslim world also have frequently argued that the Holy Temples never existed and that Rachel's Tomb at Bethlehem actually is an ancient Muslim holy site. Shechem appears to be next in line....
  • On Jacob's Wrestling With God

    05/25/2011 11:01:00 PM PDT · by ELS · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 25, 2011 | Benedict XVI
    On Jacob's Wrestling With God "He Who Allows Himself to Be Blessed by God ... Renders the World Blessed" VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2011 ( Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter's Square. The Pope continued with his new series of catecheses on prayer, reflecting today on prayer in the Patriarch Jacob's life. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today I would like to reflect with you upon a text from the Book of Genesis that narrates a rather particular episode in the history of the...
  • How did Jacob see *GOD* Face to Face? Genesis 32:30

    07/05/2010 11:10:25 AM PDT · by TaraP · 128 replies · 3+ views
    Vanity | July 5th, 2010 | TaraP
    Genesis 32:30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared." GENESIS 32:28-31 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast revailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said: Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel (Pineal): for I have seen God...
  • Investigators On The Scene Of Where Jacob Wetterling Disappeared More Than 20 years (MN)

    06/30/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 1+ views
    kstp ^ | 6-30-`0 | Cory Kampschroer
    5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has confirmed Stearns County investigators are at a property in the area where Jacob Wetterling was abducted more than 20 years ago. Neighbors report seeing several unmarked law enforcement vehicles Wednesday morning at the property in St. Joseph. A sheriff's office squad car is parked at the entry to the driveway. The sheriff's office tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that, "an investigation is occurring today, but details of that investigation are restricted by a Stearns County court order." The sheriff's office would not release any other details about the investigation and gave no indication when more details would...
  • Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem (6/17/10) [Prayer]

    06/17/2010 6:37:40 AM PDT · by left that other site · 31 replies · 150+ views
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/17/10 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem ~ OriginsJacob Wrestles With The AngelBy Eugene Delecroix Genesis Chapter 32 Jacob's Fear of Esau 1. Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him. 2. Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's [a]camp." So he named that place [b]Mahanaim. 3. Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom. 4. He also commanded them saying, "Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: 'Thus says your servant Jacob, "I have sojourned with Laban, and stayed until...
  • Jacob, Isabella top U.S. baby names

    05/08/2010 3:17:31 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies · 1,522+ views
    upi ^ | May 7, 2010
    WASHINGTON,- The U.S. Social Security Administration said Jacob was the top baby boy name for the 11th year in a row in 2009 while Isabella took the top position for girls. The administration said Ethan took the second spot among boys, followed by Michael, Alexander, William, Joshua, Daniel, Jayden, Noah and Anthony. Jayden and Noah were new to the list this year, officials said. Emma, last year's top name for girls, was No. 2 on this year's list, followed by Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Emily, Madison, Abigail, Chloe and Mia. The officials said Mia was new to this year's Top 10....
  • The New Goshen

    08/29/2009 6:13:50 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 190+ views ^ | 08/28/2009 | Rich Maffeo
    In chapter 46 of Genesis, Jacob and the rest of the 70 family members set out to reunite with Joseph (who is now vice-regent of Egpyt). Verse 28 tells us Jacob "sent Judah before him to Joseph, to point out the way before him to Goshen; and they came into the land of Goshen." As I finished the verse I wondered why Jacob chose Judah -- who was the fourth oldest son -- and not Reuben, the eldest. In that culture it was virtually always the first born who had honors such as that placed on him. I believe the...
  • Israel's Vital First Strike

    01/05/2007 7:15:23 AM PST · by APRPEH · 7 replies · 339+ views
    AISH ^ | December 31, 2006 | Sara Yoheved Rigler
    One surefire way to avert a nuclear holocaust. If you were a Jew in Europe in 1941, and you actually knew that Hitler was developing the means to carry out his threat to exterminate the Jews, what would you do? Dismiss the danger as overstated? Try to arouse the nations of the world to stop him? Or take upon yourself to employ every means possible -- both physically and spiritually -- to avert the catastrophe? If you are a Jew in 2007, and you actually know that Ahmadinejad is developing the means to carry out his threat to exterminate the...
  • Live With Death; Die With Life

    01/04/2007 4:24:24 PM PST · by APRPEH · 1 replies · 261+ views ^ | relevant to the Parsha | Rabbi Shimon Posner
    If you want to know what a bureaucracy does, suggests PJ O'Rourke, watch it when it does nothing. If you want to know what people think about life, watch them when death sticks out his calling card. Many act like it ain't happening. They dress the dead in tuxes and ballroom dresses and do the dead's hair and apply them with make-up. We're here to celebrate a life, they chirp, while the elephant in the room swishes his large head. They exchange stories of (I'm not making this up) the deceased's delicious flanken and chicken soup (we called them Godzilla...
  • Israel Is Fighting Back Like Its Namesake (Jacob As Underrated Biblical Character Alert)

    08/09/2006 11:03:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 10 replies · 694+ views ^ | 08/09/06 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    The Israeli decision to respond forcefully to Hezbollah's assault on its soldiers and its citizens has been met with near-universal condemnation. The world is a lot more comfortable with an Israel that does not fight back. And so are a lot of Jews. Steven Spielberg's movie "Munich" made the argument that when Israel kills terrorists it risks becoming like the terrorists. But it is a specious argument that suggests that a country is more moral when it allows evil to triumph. Would Israel be doing the right thing by allowing murderers to get away with murder? But we are getting...

    06/28/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT · by Dane · 290 replies · 4,046+ views ^ | 6/28/06 | Bob Lonsberry
    WE LOST THE REFERENDUM It was a landslide. They had that referendum on illegal immigration yesterday and the answer was clear. People dont care. Im not saying that as a criticism, or as accusation, but as an observation. If yesterdays Republican Primary in Utahs third congressional district was a test of the countrys sentiment on illegal immigration, it is unarguably clear that people arent that bothered by it. At least theyre not in Utah. Congressman Chris Cannon pounded the living snot out of challenger John Jacob. It wasnt even close. John Jacob lost in every county, jurisdiction and precinct. At...
  • Cannon Wins, America Loses... But We're Still Optimistic

    06/28/2006 11:33:08 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 72 replies · 1,392+ views
    Team America PAC ^ | 06/28/2006 | Bay Buchanan
    After a huge push from the illegal alien lobby, Chris "King of Amnesty" Cannon defeated Team America endorsed Candidate John Jacob 56-44% in Utah's 3rd congressional district.While we are obviously disapointed in the result, the campaign was still a victory for the cause of secure borders. Cannon accredits his win to "extremists" who backed Jacob (i.e. us) and turned off voters. This couldn't be further for the truth. If he didn't have to hide from his pro-illegal record, Cannon would have coasted to victory. In order to defeat a political novice, Cannon had to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars...
  • 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...
  • UT 3: Cannon's Win Blunts Immigration Foes' Momentum

    06/28/2006 3:42:39 AM PDT · by Dane · 89 replies · 1,600+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | 6/28/06 | Michael Teitelbaum
    UT 3: Cannon's Win Blunts Immigration Foes' Momentum By Michael Teitelbaum | 3:34 AM; Jun. 28, 2006 | Email This Article Five-term Rep. Chris Cannon won Tuesdays Republican primary in Utahs 3rd Congressional District by a comfortable margin, thwarting a determined effort by challenger John Jacob and some activist opponents of illegal immigration to cast him out because of his relatively moderate position on that hot-button issue. Cannons win by 56 percent to 44 percent, with all precincts reporting also was a political pick-me-up for President Bush, with whom Cannon is allied in supporting a nuanced approach on...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Tuesdays GOP primary race in Utahs 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 Tancredos 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 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 ^ | 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 todays debate between Utah Rep. Chris Cannon and John Jacob, who is challenging him in next weeks 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 Pences so-called compromise amnesty proposal: The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps in no way, shape, manner or form endorses Rep. Mike Pences 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...
  • 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...