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Conservative leaders who support Marco Rubio's amnesty (Hannity, O'Reilly, Norquist, Cardenas, Krauthammer...) - 01/22/13

... appeal." [6] * Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune columnist syndicated by Creators Syndicate) We don't need "comprehensive" legislation. What we need is realism: Accept that millions of foreigners are living here illegally and are not going to "self-deport" -- and that we (and they) will be better off if they gain the protection of the law. ...the southern border increasingly resembles the Berlin...

Clarence Page misleads, promotes bad policy (Haiti, TPS, immigration, remittances) - 01/16/10

Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune offers "Let Haitians in U.S. stay a while" (link) about yesterday's announcement from the Department of Homeland Security that illegal aliens from Haiti who are currently in the U.S. will be able to remain for (at least) 18 months. He misleads about the impact that would have and the policies he promotes would make things even worse: ...[Obama] oddly...

Lindsey Graham slams Glenn Beck; "Birthers" are "crazy" (The Atlantic's First Draft of History) - 10/01/09

The Atlantic is conducting a corporate-sponsored series of interviews they call the "First Draft of History". Me, I call them EstablishmentHackapaooza. Earlier today, one segment featured Sen. Lindsay Graham being interviewed by Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic (firstdraftofhistory.theatlantic.com/analysis/graham_the_loyal_opposition.php). As could be expected, Graham wasn't exactly challenged on...

Luis Gutierrez made $420,000 on real estate deals with political contributors (FBI involved) - 12/08/08

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez made $420,000 on a series of speculative real estate deals, some involving political contributor and Chicago real estate developer Krzysztof Karbowski. And, the FBI is at least looking into some of Gutierrez' past activities: Gutierrez sent a letter to Mayor Richard Daley seeking support for a controversial project built by one of the congressman's political donors who...

Sara Olkon, James Janega/Chicago Tribune lie about Obama birth certificate being authenticated - 12/04/08

... Olkon and James Janega of the Chicago Tribune offer "Tax activist's ad challenges Obama's eligibility for office" (link), a supposed fact-checking article that contains a few variations on the same lie. They falsely claim that Hawaii officials have authenticated the supposed Barack Obama birth certificate as shown on his site and at FactCheck. In fact, all those officials have done is verified...

Mexico-linked ICIRR conducting voter drive in Chicago - 10/09/08

... disclosed by Antonio Oliva of the Chicago Tribune. Another person involved in the effort is Inhe Choi, 'interim director of the Korean American Resource and Cultural Center in Chicago'.

Barack Obama lies about Rush Limbaugh in Spanish-language ads - 09/17/08

... Party": politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Obama_vs_Rush_en_Espanol.html * Mark Silva of the Chicago Tribune (mdsilva *at* tribune.com) also can't be bothered to do simple searches: swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/09/limbaugh_latinos_tv_ad_wars.html * Eric Kleefeld is yet another searchophobe: tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/09/obama_spanishlanguage_ad_ties.php...

Eric Hananoki/Media Matters tries pretending that McCain differs from Hillary and Obama on immigration - 03/26/08

... Media Matters for America offers "Chicago Tribune falsely claimed Clinton, Obama, and McCain "essentially agree" on immigration" (mediamatters.org/items/200803250002): Summary: In an article on immigration as a campaign issue, the Chicago Tribune reported that Sens. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John McCain "essentially agree on the need for an overhaul of U.S. Immigration law that would...

Barack Obama and Reverend James Meeks (so far not another Jeremiah Wright) - 03/19/08

Sean Hannity is digging up dirt on yet another radical preacher linked to Barack Obama. This time it's Reverend James Meeks of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, whose day job is as an Illinois state senator. However, this time around the links are a bit more tenuous than in the case of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Here's Rev. Meeks: He's also "the executive vice president of Jesse Jackson Sr.'s National...

Media alert: Elvira Arellano has left the sanctuary (L.A., DC on tour) - 08/17/07

... Saul Arellano is with her; the Chicago Tribune says he flew ahead. Next stop: Washington DC for a September 12 prayer meeting and lobbying effort. In a normal world, the DHS would ignore her and perhaps try to undercut her case by, say, publicizing her court documents or discussing the various links of her associates. However, with corrupt officials like Michael Chertoff around, one cute trick...

Immigrants at crossroads - 02/24/07

... high for legalization campaign/Chicago Tribune/Oscar Avila and Michael Martinez/May 1, 2006/ link or link Days before a massive immigrant rights rally in Grant Park, organizers of the snowballing social movement were racing to firm up plans: They had to consult with Chicago police brass on Monday's route. They were unsure which congressmen would attend. ...The objective Monday is more ambitious...

Will Rod Blagojevich pro-illegal immigration scheme violate law? - 12/13/06

... look forward to the WaPo and the Chicago Tribune disclosing who Blago is affiliated with.

Stillmore: The Crider/SPLC/MSM plantation - 12/12/06

Dahleen Glanton of the Chicago Tribune offers no less than four (and maybe more) articles about September's ICE raid of the Crider Poultry plant in Stillmore, Georgia. The raid resulted in hundreds of illegal aliens leaving the city, and that resulted in pro-illegal immigration propaganda from Russ Bynum of the AP, Reason Magazine, and Patrik Jonsson of the CSM, as well as a lawsuit from the...

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 09/01/06

... all immigrants" by Oscar Avila, Chicago Tribune, 5/23/06. (excerpt) [3] This cached page says: "[Mujica has] participated in several political and community based organizations, and is currently the Secretary General of the Mexican Party for Democratic Revolution, PRD, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the March 10 Movement, organizer of the march and May Day immigrant marches in...

National Alliance for Immigrant Rights: Pro-illegal immigration groups seek power - 08/14/06

On Sunday around 400 people from 25 states met in Chicago to try to organize the disparate groups that assisted in getting illegal aliens and their supporters to march in our streets and demand rights to which they aren't entitled: "Pro-immigration groups seek formal political power" by Oscar Avila and Antonio Olivo. They formed a group called the "National Alliance for Immigrant Rights". One of...

Banks worried about being called felons just because they may have aided and abetted illegal aliens - 05/09/06

The Chicago Tribune's "Immigrant bill worries banks" from Becky Yerak informs us that officers of banks that give home loans to illegal aliens are worried about being named as felons if HR4437 passes. As discussed below [1], if a bank knows that someone is here illegally, and then gives them a home loan that allows them to stay here illegally, hasn't that bank committed a felony under current...

Illegal aliens march in Chicago, get support from Blago, Gutierrez, local media - 03/10/06

Up to a few hundred thousand illegal aliens and their supporters marched for immigration "reform" in Chicago earlier today. Among those supporters are the local news media and politicians. The news media took the opportunity to send out their ethnically-biased reporters who offer some rather non-journalistic propaganda. First up, Rafael Romo of CBS 2 Chicago offers highly biased coverage in "...