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Amnesty fans cheer GOP, Teaparty mostly ignoring immigration to oppose Obamacare (NumbersUSA, Tea Party "Patriots") - 08/20/13
Jim Avila and Serena Marshall of ABC News enthusiastically offer "Obamacare Backlash Leaves Room for Immigration Reform to Breathe" ( peekURL.com/zbj9LXn ). It covers how those who should be opposing amnesty are either AWOL yet again, or aren't doing things correctly.
Frank Gaffney Jr relies on Breitbart reporting to block Perez nomination - 03/27/13
Frank Gaffney Jr.  is relying on the "reporting" to be found at a Breitbart site to block the nomination of Thomas Perez to head the Department of Labor. In other words, Perez should start plans to decorate his office right now. At the Washington Times, Gaffney writes (link): ...Here are but a few of the reasons why Mr. Perez must be denied a promotion to Cabinet rank:
ICE memo: deport the criminals first. Will they greatly reduce deporting non-criminals? - 08/09/10
From this: New guidance telling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to focus on apprehending terrorists and criminals has many of ICE's rank-and-file agents wondering who then is responsible for tracking down and detaining the millions of other illegal border-crossers and fugitive aliens now in the country. The new guidelines are outlined in a June 29 memo from Assistant Secretary John Morton, who heads the agency, to all ICE employees regarding the apprehension, detention and removal of illegal immigrants, noting that the agency "only has resources to remove approximately 400,000...
Groups have "unprecedented amounts of money" to push amnesty; Dobbs leaving was "critical victory" - 01/11/10
The Washington Times article "Pro-immigration groups ready to fight/Take united front to push for reform" from Stephen Dinan (link) includes this quote from Tamar Jacoby: "Especially on the left-of-center side, [groups that will push for amnesty] had unprecedented amounts of money in the past year, and they're organizing the field, coordinating among themselves, they're unrecognizable almost from what they were in 2006 and 2007... The business side hasn't had as much money pumped in and hasn't transformed as much, but it's also at a different level of the game." And this quote from Eliseo...
Democrats: cover legal immigrants in Obamacare, give illegal aliens access (Honda, NCLR - 09/28/09
Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times offers "Liberals seek health-care access for illegals": Fearful that they're losing ground on immigration and health care, a group of House Democrats is pushing back and arguing that any health care bill should extend to all legal immigrants and allow illegal immigrants some access. ..."Legal permanent residents should be able to purchase their plans, and they should also be eligible for subsidies if they need it. Undocumented, if they can afford it, should be able to buy their own private plans [even on the proposed Exchange]. It keeps them out of the...
OMG: Van Jones is a Truther! (oops: so is an Insight Magazine writer) - 09/03/09
Amanda Carpenter of the Washington Times informs us that "Green jobs 'czar' signed 'truther' statement in 2004" , referring to Van Jones signing the statement here. There are a couple problems detracting from the WashTimes' scoop:
Al Qaeda recruiter: smuggle anthrax into U.S. from Mexico; claims to have laboratories - 06/03/09
Sara Carter of the Washington Times offers this: U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group's determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland. The video aired earlier this year as a recruitment tool makes clear that al Qaeda is looking to exploit weaknesses in U.S. border security and also is willing to ally itself with white militia groups or other anti-government entities interested in...
Why "Ask the President" will ask Obama worthless questions (Ari Melber, The Nation, WashTimes) - 03/22/09
The Nation, the Washington Times, and the Personal Democracy Forum are behind a new effort to solicit questions for Barack Obama from the general public: communitycounts.com/obama Anyone can submit questions and then vote for their favorites. The "best" questions might then be asked of him at a White House press conference. If you want Obama to be really pressed on very tough questions - the type the MSM refuses to ask - this is not going to give you what you want. However, if you want Obama to only be presented with puffball questions including those he's already answered, then you should...
CBO: stimulus bill will *reduce* GDP over the next decade, do more harm than good - 02/05/09
From Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times comes this: President Obama's economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help in the short term but result in so much government debt that within a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually leading to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than if the government had done nothing...
"W, The Legacy of George W. Bush" flying off shelves - 01/26/09
If ever a case could be made for book burning, a very strong contender for Exhibit One would be "W, The Legacy of George W. Bush", a new magnum opus from the Washington Times (washingtontimes.com/store/bush). Available for the remarkably high price of $31 after shipping, "this compelling coffee table styled book... is packed with gripping pictures and stories all beautifully presented in this historical keepsake presentation of all eight years of the Presidency of George W. Bush."
Is Michele Marcucci/Oakland Tribune biased? - 12/05/06
Michele R. Marcucci is a staff writer for the ANG Newspapers Group who appears to be based out of the Oakland Tribune. She offers the long article "Immigration group may not be what they seem" (orovillemr . com/news/bayarea/ci_4777376). It would be good journalism if she covered all sides of the issue, which she does not. Instead, while she reports on two supposed "nonwhite" groups actually being initiated by - gasp! - white people, she doesn't report on questionable activities by those on her apparent side of the issue.
Jerry Kilgore for Virginia governor - 10/27/05
WashTimes Eleven days from now, Virginia voters will choose between two starkly different candidates for governor: The Republican nominee, former state attorney general and state secretary for public safety, Jerry Kilgore, is an energetic conservative and a proven leader who has worked tirelessly to make Virginia a safer place by bringing lawbreakers to justice. He has also proven his willingness to challenge those in his own party (particularly the Republicans-in-name-only who dominate the state Senate) who seem obsessed with the idea that Virginians need tax increases. The Democrat, Lt...
"Purging illegal aliens from voter rolls not easy" - 08/24/04
From the WashTimes: Maryland election officials have been stymied in their efforts to purge illegal aliens from the state's voting rolls. They have begun compiling a database of the state's 3 million registered voters, then they "hope to compare our data with the INS [Immigration and Naturalization Service]," said Linda H. Lamone, the state's elections administrator. Just one or two problems: the INS/DHS only tracks legal immigrants, and they apparently can't give out information on them due to confidentiality. So, are the election officials not entirely "with it," do they know something...
"[Bush] Immigration plan envisions 'incentives' to illegal aliens" - 08/10/04
The Washington Times has all the disturbing, previously undisclosed details on the Bush/Fox Amnesty: Millions of illegal aliens in the United States would be free from arrest and deportation, have access to tax-deferred savings accounts and Social Security credits, and get unrestricted travel to and from their home countries under President Bush's guest-worker program.
"Border Patrol checks 'interior'" - 06/11/04
The Washington Times reports on the recent arrests of illegal aliens in the interior. (Previous coverage of this here). It contains this interesting bit (link):