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Jun 28, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: As the White House bolsters security along the U.S.-Mexico border while declaring that the region has never been safer, Democratic lawmakers are demanding further action, saying that they are feeling the heat from dissatisfied voters. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano this week laid out several new initiatives aimed at strengthening the federal government’s partnership with ...

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Jun 26, 2010 25 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Washington Times: by J. Christian Adams On the day President Obama was elected, armed men wearing the black berets and jackboots of the New Black Panther Party were stationed at the entrance to a polling place in Philadelphia. They brandished a weapon and intimidated voters and poll watchers. After the election, the Justice Department brought ...

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Jun 26, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to consider combating hate crimes with "decoy Jews" — undercover police officers wearing yarmulkes, a city spokesperson commented Friday. The idea has gathered momentum after the hidden-camera video aired on television last ...

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Jun 26, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Jun 26, 2010 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran will not be sending a blockade-busting ship to Gaza in defiance of Israeli warnings, an Iranian lawmaker said Saturday, citing Israeli "restrictions." Mahmoud Ahmadi Bighash told the semiofficial ISNA news agency that instead of sending a ship, an Iranian delegation of lawmakers would travel to Lebanon and sail on one ...

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Jun 25, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: WASHINGTON — Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013. When the White House acknowledged last year that it would miss Mr. Obama’s ...

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Jun 25, 2010 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Examiner: In March, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision struck down campaign finance limits on political expression by individuals working through corporations and unions as a violation of the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech. A cry ensued among liberal Democrats predicting doom if they and their special interest allies were required to ...

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Jun 25, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Jun 25, 2010 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A 15-year-old Mexican boy shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was among El Paso's most wanted juvenile immigrant smugglers, according to federal arrest records reviewed by The Associated Press. The records show Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka had been arrested at least four times since 2008 and twice ...

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Jun 25, 2010 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

NEW YORK (AP) – After months of angst over the government's plans to regulate the financial industry, investors are able to relax. And they've showed their relief by sending bank stocks soaring. Financial companies have outdistanced the rest of the stock market Friday after lawmakers agreed on a banking overhaul bill that is less strict than ...

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Jun 25, 2010 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Lew Rockwell: Lonnie Tinsley of El Reno, Oklahoma made a nearly fatal mistake last December 22 when he went to check on his grandma, Lona Vernon. Concerned that Lona hadn’t taken her medications, Lonnie called 911 in the expectation that an emergency medical technician would be dispatched to the apartment to evaluate the bedridden 86-year-old woman. Instead, that ...

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Jun 25, 2010 Comments Off Erik Wong

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Jun 25, 2010 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Jun 25, 2010 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

And will completely alter the way money flows in the America economy, and thereby changing the American economy itself. The Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—After more than 20 hours of continuous wrangling, congressional Democrats and White House officials reached agreement on the final shape of legislation that would transform financial regulation, avoiding last-minute defections among New York lawmakers ...

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Jun 25, 2010 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Washington Post: Key House and Senate lawmakers approved far-reaching new financial rules early Friday after weeks of division, delay and frantic last-minute dealmaking. The dawn compromise set up a potential vote in both houses of Congress next week that could send the landmark legislation to President Obama by July 4. The final and most arduous compromise ...

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Jun 25, 2010 Comments Off Erik Wong

CBS News: Jurors in ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption trial got a purported look Thursday at a short list of candidates President Obama favored to replace him in the U.S. Senate. Federal prosecutors played a tape that revealed the first official message from the budding Obama administration about who the president supported for the Senate seat. In the call, ...

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Jun 24, 2010 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: The Obama administration has tapped an outspoken critic of immigration enforcement on the local level to oversee and promote partnerships between federal and local officials. Harold Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting ...

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Jun 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans on Thursday defeated Democrats' showcase election-year jobs bill, including an extension of weekly unemployment benefits for millions of people out of work more than six months. The 57-41 vote fell three votes short of the 60 required to crack a GOP filibuster, delivering a major blow to President Barack Obama and ...

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Jun 24, 2010 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: President Barack Obama’s nominee to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Robert N. Chatigny, did legal work as a private defense attorney in 1992 for convicted serial killer Michael Ross and then, in 2005, as a federal district judge, led a proceeding that resulted in a delay in ...

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Jun 24, 2010 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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