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    05/05/2016 4:24:31 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 5/4/2016 | NumbersUSA
    Nine House Members, headed by Rep. Billy Long (R-Mo.), sent a letter to the Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security asking them to continue the increase of H-2B visas that was approved in the omnibus spending bill last year. The H-2B visa is a non-agricultural guest-worker program for low-skilled foreign workers for temporary or seasonal work. The visas are most commonly requested by the hospitality, food service, and landscaping industries. The omnibus spending bill, which was scored by NumbersUSA, quadrupled the number of H-2B visas for 2016. There is an annual cap of 66,000 for H-2B visas but the omnibus excluded...
  • ‘Yes, Again’: ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Reports Latest Encounter With Transient

    02/10/2016 9:26:49 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 83 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/10/2016 | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES ( - For the second time in less than three months, "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is alleging she was accosted by a transient. In a message posted to her Twitter page early Wednesday morning, Perrette said she was headed home from work on Cahuenga Boulevard when she saw a homeless man "asking for money from drivers." Pauley - who wrote she keeps $1 bills in her glove box "for this very reason" - said she got the man's attention by holding up a dollar bill and the man approached her vehicle.
  • Texas Police Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Nude Teen

    02/09/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 2/9/2016 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN (AP) - Austin police say an unarmed nude teenager was fatally shot by an officer in an altercation partly captured by patrol car video. Police on Tuesday identified the person who died as 17-year-old David Joseph. (snip) Joseph was black, as is the officer.
  • Probe of Somali Jet Blast Points to Suicide Bomber

    02/04/2016 11:49:58 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 19 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/4/2016 | Heidi Vogt
    NAIROBI, Kenya--A passenger who boarded a commercial plane in a wheelchair may have been a suicide bomber responsible for an explosion that tore a hole in the side of the jet as it took off from Somalia's capital, a Western diplomat briefed on the investigation said. Investigators' theory is that the man was able to use the wheelchair to bypass rigorous security screening in Mogadishu and then detonated a bomb that ripped a hole in the fuselage but failed to down the plane. The force of the blast ejected the alleged bomber from the cabin and his body fell to...
  • Welcome to America: New Photo Shows San Bernardino Terror Couple Entering US

    12/07/2015 7:25:38 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 53 replies
    ABC news ^ | 12/7/2015 | Brian Ross
    Federal officials around the world today are urgently trying to track the backgrounds and contacts of the newly-married parents of a baby girl who killed 14 people in California last week in a suspected ISIS-inspired attack, as a new photograph emerged showing the future terrorists entering the U.S. together for the first time last year.
  • 3 people in custody after 'suspicious vehicle' found at Pentagon

    09/13/2015 10:22:22 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 18 replies
    ABC 7 WJLA ^ | 9/13/2015 | Kimberly Suiter
    Police say three people who were heavily intoxicated in a vehicle near the Pentagon have been arrested. Pentagon Police noticed the vehicle about 7:20 a.m. Sunday near a Pentagon parking lot. Police say the vehicle had a wire protruding from the driver's door, and three people in the car were not responsive to officers.
  • This Clip-on Handgun Attachment Makes Bullets Non-Lethal

    09/12/2015 11:54:21 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 44 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 9/12/2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    A California company called Alternative Ballistics has developed an easy-to-install accessory for hand guns that promises to make bullets non-lethal allowing law enforcement to incapacitate a suspect without causing life-threatening injuries. The most important feature of the accessory, called The Alternative, is that it doesnt interfere with the operation of a handgun in any way once its clipped onto the muzzle. The weapons sights still work, and other accessories like flashlights can still be attached.
  • Latino Groups Hold Anti Trump Rally [Dallas]

    09/07/2015 12:04:06 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 40 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 9/7/2015 | CBS DFW
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) Groups representing the local Latino community gathered in downtown Dallas on Monday for a rally against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Organizers referred to the event as Un Dia Sin Trump, or A Day Without Trump. [snip] The release called Mondays rally an angry response by the Mexican community in particular, Latinos in general, to the racist hate-based message aimed at the Mexican immigrant community promoted by Donald Trump. Rally leaders seek to organize Latino voters in a war against Trump at the polls next year.
  • Video-Illegal Aliens Disrupt Ann Coulter Book Signing, Author Fires Back

    07/02/2015 5:16:06 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/2015
    COSTA MESA, CA Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Lefts Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store. As dozens of fans waited their turn to have a book signed, several people rose from the tables in the adjacent Starbucks and began bellowing slogans: Undocumented, unafraid! they yelled. Aint no power like the power of the people cause the power of the people dont stop!
  • Group gathers in silent protest to support Ebola Victim

    10/24/2014 12:12:07 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 44 replies
    WFAA ABC 8 [Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 10/23/2014 | Demond Fernandez
    DALLAS -- A group of protesters gathered outside Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas for a silent protest Thursday. The group said its mission was, in part, to demand justice for Dallas' first Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan. About 20 people, dressed in red and black clothing, attended the protest on the front lawn of the hospital. The group said there are simply too many questions when it comes to the care that led up to Duncan's death on Oct. 8th.
  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues in Congress felt free to comment about her weight. Dont lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!
  • 'Slavery,' pregnancy drove California professor to accost teen pro-lifer, say defenders

    08/15/2014 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/15/2014 | Scott Steepleton
    Supporters of Mireille Miller-Young cite the "cultural legacy of slavery" and even the effects of pregnancy to explain why the feminist studies professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara would accost a teenager spreading a pro-life message on campus.
  • Business heads urge action on immigration

    06/09/2014 1:58:26 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 19 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 6/9/2014 | Erica Werner
    Some of the nation's leading businesses are prodding lawmakers to act on immigration legislation as the issue enters a critical phase on Capitol Hill. In a letter to be released Tuesday, the chief executives of Coca-Cola, McDonald's, Loews Hotels, Tyson Foods, Cargill and a half-dozen other national and regional companies write that without action to overhaul ineffective immigration laws and allow lower-skilled workers into the country legally, their businesses cannot ensure the workforce they need.
  • Transgender, womens rights advocate and prominent Twitter engineer charged with rape

    04/11/2014 10:55:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 43 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 4/11/2014 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    A prominent advocate for transgender and womens rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned. Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about womens and transgender rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriffs Department.
  • Police investigate assault of transgender teen

    03/04/2014 4:01:51 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 12 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 3/4/2014 | Garance Burke and Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Police on Tuesday were investigating the physical and sexual assault of a transgender teen who said he was attacked in a bathroom at a suburban San Francisco public school where another transgender student had reported being the target of bullying. The 15-year-old student assaulted Monday, who is biologically female but identifies as male, told officers he was leaving a boy's bathroom at Hercules Middle/High School when three teenage boys pushed him inside a large stall and assailed him, Hercules police Detective Connie Van Putten said.
  • Last moments recounted of official killed in crash

    12/12/2013 11:28:54 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 18 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/2013 | Jennifer Sinco Kelleher
    (snip) It was unclear Thursday how Fuddy, 65, was killed and how the others survived. Molokai General Hospital Vice President Randy Lite said Fuddy's body will remain at the hospital until an autopsy is conducted.
  • How the strange case of Obama's Uncle Omar complicates immigration reform

    12/06/2013 11:24:51 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 11 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/6/2013 | Peter Weber
    Most presidents have politically troublesome relatives: Jimmy Carter had colorful brother Billy, Bill Clinton had brother Roger, and the George Bushes had son/brother Neil, who was involved in both the savings-and-loan scandal of the 1980s and Asian "sex romps" that emerged in a messy 2003 divorce. Obama has a passel of half-siblings, but his requisite nettlesome relative may turn out to be an uncle, Onyango (Omar) Obama.
  • Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

    08/22/2013 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/22/2013 | Aaron Blake
    The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday that it will challenge Texass Voter ID law, saying it violates the Voting Rights Act, as well as the Constitutions 14th and 15th Amendments. (snip) The departments complain[t] alleges that the Texas Voter ID law was adopted with the purpose, and will have the result, of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.
  • Is Obama to Blame for Recent Missile Failures?

    07/14/2013 9:22:44 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 8 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 7/14/2013 | Katie Spence
    On July 5, the Pentagon's ground-based midcourse defense program, or GMD, failed to intercept a ballistic missile fired from the Marshall Islands. Although the launch was only a test, the July 5 failure was the latest in a string of failures since successful runs in 2008. Now, some lawmakers are blaming that failure on President Obama and his administration, because of their decision to "drastically cut funding for the GMD program," leaving it on "life support."
  • TWA Flight 800 Investigators Claim the Official Crash Story Is a Lie

    06/19/2013 6:57:17 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 121 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 6/18/2013 | Dashiell Bennett
    A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story is that charges are being leveled by some of the very investigators who put the report together. Six experts who appear in the film were members of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team that concluded the crash was an accident, but they now claim they were silenced by their superiors. The movies, "TWA Flight 800" will debut on EPIX TV next month, on the 17-year anniversary of the crash.
  • Correspondents' Dinner: Obama Makes Birther Joke

    04/28/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/2013 | Breitbart News
    Speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, President Barack Obama made a birther joke. Obama was talking about how his recent appearance at the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library inspired him to start his own legacy. He then made a quip about the potential location of his library. "Some have suggested we put it in my birthplace, but I'd rather keep it in the United States," Obama joked.
  • Citizenship: the Last Word

    03/13/2013 12:31:17 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/13/2013 | J.R. Dunn
    Considering the experience that one of its co-authors has concerning electoral matters, today's article by Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison on the eligibility of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, and Bobby Jindal to run for president ought to end the matter. It won't, of course. Debates over that topic have proven not only self-perpetuating but self-generating -- every time you think they've died down for good, they flare up once again.
  • Report: Johanns to back Hagel nomination

    02/02/2013 2:40:47 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/2/2013 | Peter Schroeder
    Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) reportedly announced Saturday that he will support former Sen. Chuck Hagel's (R-Neb.) nomination to become secretary of Defense. The Lincoln Journal Star reported that Johanns would become the second Republican senator to publicly back Hagel's bid, following Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). Several Republican senators have indicated they will oppose Hagel's nomination on the Senate floor.
  • ICE decides not to detain Jose Antonio Vargas

    10/07/2012 8:41:17 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/6/2012 | Katie Glueck
    Jose Antonio Vargas, the writer and activist who went public last year with his status as an undocumented immigrant, was arrested for a driving infraction in Minnesota on Friday, but federal immigration authorities did not detain him or take any other action, officials said Saturday. Vargas, a former Washington Post reporter who revealed his status in The New York Times Magazine and touched off a debate in the journalistic community, was initially pulled over by a state trooper for driving while wearing head phones, Eric Roeske, public information officer for the Minnesota state patrol, told POLITICO.
  • Dreams from Ann Dunham's Girlfriends

    09/27/2012 7:49:30 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/27/2012 | Don Wilkie and Jack Cashill
    In a recent article, "Dreams From Governor Abercrombie," the relentlessly false claims Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie made concerning our president's birth were exposed. Upon examination, it appears that Ann Dunham's girlfriends from high school were having "dreams" just as fanciful as Abercrombie's. Like Abercrombie's story, the girlfriends' early versions of Ann's visit to Seattle track with details from Obama's autobiography, Dreams from My Father. This is the same story Obama rolled out in both convention speeches -- the "improbable love," the multicultural marriage, the hopes for Barry's future. Unfortunately for Abercrombie, Susan Botkin Blake, and Maxine Box, we now know...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How Maria Shriver Confronted Him Over Secret Son

    09/24/2012 7:46:09 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 17 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 9/23/2012 | Kevin Dolak
    In his new tell-all memoir, Arnold Schwarzenegger lays out exactly how he was blindsided by ex-wife Maria Shriver when she waited until he left office to set up a couples' counseling session to confront him about the child he secretly had with the couple's housekeeper. In the book called "Total Recall," due out next week, Schwarzenegger says that it was on Jan. 4, 2011, when he and Shriver entered a therapist's office for a meeting initiated by her the day after his term as governor of California came to an end.
  • More Confusion About Obama's Real Father

    09/22/2012 8:18:47 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 9 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/22/2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    His father taught him to love jazz? So claims an email dispatched this week from the Obama campaign soliciting a donation for a chance to have Dinner with Barack, with airfare on us. But the claim is not credible, contends Joel Gilbert, whose documentary Dreams from My Real Father has just been released. (snip) Obamas official life story claims he was with Barack Obama, the Kenyan, only one time, in the early 1970s, and then briefly, for a week or 10 days, he explained. How was that enough time to teach 9-year-old Obama to love jazz music? Besides, jazz is...
  • Obama's teenage pot use get the Taiwanese treatment

    05/30/2012 8:40:57 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 15 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | 5/29/2012 | Lydia Warren & Meghan Keneally
    Like Justin Beiber's recent tussle with the paparazzi and Lindsay Lohan's trips in and out of court, President Barack Obama's pot smoking days have been given the Taiwanese animation treatment. The prolific company, called Next Media Animation, has used an unpublished biography of the President's younger years as the basis of their latest cartoon salacious re-enactment. David Maraniss' book, the yet-unreleased 'Barack Obama: The Story', reveals how a teen Obama and his friends formed The Choom Gang - slang for smoking marijuana - in which he invented inhaling techniques and rode a car called the Choomwagon.
  • College transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors

    05/28/2012 4:17:44 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 51 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/28/2012 | Robin Abcarian
    Now that the issue of the presidents birth certificate has been laid to rest (mostly), some conservatives are turning their attention to a new obsession: Barack Obama's college transcripts. Last week, a website that already had offered a $10,000 reward for Obama's transcripts from Occidental College, Columbia University and Harvard Law School, increased the bounty to $20,000.
  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/26/2012 9:15:05 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 116 replies
    American Thinker | 5/26/2012 | Monte Kuligowski
    Three possibilities follow the bombshell discovery that Barack Obama was promoted in 1991 through 2007 by his professional agency as an author "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii." (1) Obama untruthfully presented himself as Kenya-born. (2) Obama untruthfully presents himself as Hawaii-born. (3) Obama had no knowledge that his bio contained the 16-year-old "error" which was corrected in April of 2007, when Obama was gearing up his campaign for the U.S. presidency.
  • Rubio and Birthright Citizenship

    05/04/2012 7:25:23 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 419 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/4/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    Those conservatives who argue against "birthright citizenship" have just been thrown under the same bus as the "birthers" -- whether or not they like it, or the GOP admits it. The mainstream media, longtime foes against reform of the anchor baby practice, have been happy to help. And instead of quietly watching while a sizeable portion of the Republican party is run over, as in the case of the "birthers," we now have the GOP establishment lending the media a hand in brushing aside many immigration reform advocates -- by pushing the selection of Senator Marco Rubio for the VP...
  • Obama Asks Woman: 'Do You Have YOUR Birth Certificate?'

    03/22/2012 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 119 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Nation ^ | 3/22/2012 | Ed Henry
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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks about his Cold Case Posse

    03/17/2012 11:06:35 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 34 replies
    The Roger Hedgecock Show ^ | 3/16/2012 | Roger Hedgecock
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks about his Cold Case Posse. Friday 3/16/2012 Hour 3 Podcast.
  • Why Obama's Birth Certificate Matters, Especially Now

    03/14/2012 7:42:20 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/14/2012 | Selwyn Duke
    There was a time when someone could perhaps justify sitting on the fence on the matter of Barack Obama's birth certificate. There were those on the left who could chalk doubts about its authenticity up to conspiratorial internet paranoia. As for the right, there was every reason to worry about being the victims of an Alinsky-style setup designed to marginalize opponents. In other words, let the other side double down on an incredible claim, and then, at the most opportune time (October surprise?), provide irrefutable evidence to the contrary and make them look like deluded wackos. So, for a long...
  • Packers linebacker forgets ID, cant get into White House

    08/13/2011 2:04:33 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 31 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 8/12/2011 | Chris Chase
    When the Green Bay Packers visited the White House on Friday to celebrate the team's Super Bowl title, linebacker Desmond Bishop(notes) wasn't with his teammates. He had forgotten his license on the team charter plane and without a license, there's no getting past White House security.
  • Not only will Obama eligibility lies be exposed, so will the media who protected him

    02/24/2011 7:09:24 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/22/2011 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Like most of you, I realize you cant agree with every TV or radio talk show host on every issue. However, we see the push and necessity to support our own and lift the banner of conservative common sense high, especially with this radical regime in the White House. As a national radio talk show host, I realize all too much the sound bite theatre, ratings pressure and competition, even jealousy among radio and TV hosts. I am a growing host and have done national radio and TV for yearsI understand ego. At the very least hosts want to...
  • Obama to the Rescue?

    01/25/2011 9:00:06 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 12 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/25/2011 | Andrew Greiner
    President Barack Obama top political adviser Valerie Jarrett said Tuesday that the president thinks Rahm Emanuel belongs back on the ballot. I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts, Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama and fellow Chicagoan said on ABCs Good Morning America.
  • Santa Barbara seeks to turn the tables on the homeless

    01/21/2011 4:57:57 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 1/21/2011 | Steve Chawkins
    Cities have tried many ways to move panhandlers and vagrants out of prime shopping districts, but Santa Barbara believes it has a new angle 90 degrees. Using $50,000 in redevelopment funds, the city is planning to turn 14 benches perpendicular to the State Street storefronts they now face. The idea is to make it more difficult for beggars to establish contact with passersby, officials said.
  • AP Enterprise: Local tax votes do well nationwide

    10/29/2010 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/28/2010 | Robin Hindery
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. Forget all the talk about voters being fed up with high taxes: In hundreds of cities and counties across the country, they are raising them. An Associated Press review of local election results found they boosted taxes to help pay for schools, public safety and other services they believe are essential to their communities.
  • Why Congressional Republicans avoid the Obama Eligibility Issue

    05/02/2010 10:06:04 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 189 replies · 3,975+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | 5/2/2010 | John F. Sweeney
    In discussions concerning the constitutional eligibility of Barrack Hussein Obama II for the office of President of the United States, many point out that if there were a real issue, the Republicans would have leveraged it in 2008 to retain control of the White House. But it was well-documented at the time, and additional documentation and analysis have established, that John McCains eligibility was in question as well. With that being the case, why would the Republicans nominate a candidate who might not be constitutionally eligible to serve in the office? The answer may be a simple one the...
  • The Man John Jay warned About

    04/27/2010 7:07:50 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 116 replies · 2,218+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/27/2010 | Doug Hagmann
    I cannot think of any other subject in recent American history that has been so mired in controversy, so factually misrepresented, mischaracterized and so misunderstood than the matter of the eligibility of Barack Hussein OBAMA II to hold the office of President of the United States. Despite its importance, the topic has been summarily dismissed as fodder for conspiracy theorists by many, while others insist that the question of OBAMAs citizenship has been asked and answered. But has it really been answered, and if not, why not?
  • Laser strike on JFK-inbound jet

    04/18/2010 8:29:36 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 35 replies · 1,876+ views
    New York Post | 4/17/2010 | Post Staff
    A powerful green laser beam penetrated the cockpit of a jet getting ready to land at JFK International Airport, and it was so bright the pilot had to shield his eyes, authorities said. The pilot told air traffic controllers that he had to use a sun visor to shield his eyes after the the light shone into the cockpit of the JetBlue plane at 7:45 p.m. The light appeared to come from the shoreline and was pointed directly at the cock[pit, the pilot said. The plane, flying from Portland to JFK, landed safely without incident. Police are investigating.
  • Woman ticketed for not speaking English says she felt humiliated

    10/26/2009 9:34:08 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 61 replies · 1,613+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/26/2009 | Richard Abshire
    Ernestina Mondragon blinked in the glare of TV lights, seated for her news conference among family and friends at a table in the back of Tejano Mexican Restaurant at Davis and Beckley in north Oak Cliff on Sunday afternoon. Speaking Spanish translated by her daughter, Brenda, and her lawyer, Domingo Garcia, she said she was humiliated Oct. 2 when a Dallas police officer pulled her over for an illegal U-turn and then wrote her a ticket for driving without being able to speak English. "I felt I'd been looked down on and discriminated against," she said.
  • The Joe Wilson Resolution

    09/15/2009 3:31:48 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 28 replies · 746+ views
    OpenCongress ^ | 9/13/2009
    UPDATE: The resolution has been adopted by a vote on 240-179. See below for more detailed vote information. Original post: The House is preparing to vote this afternoon on a symbolic resolution to condemn Rep. Addision Joe Wilson [R, SC-2] for shouting You lie! at President Obama during his healthcare speech to a joint session of Congress last week. See video of the incident here.
  • Hawaii (Again) Checks Obama's Birthplace [AOL Poll to Freep]

    07/28/2009 2:33:27 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 27 replies · 1,231+ views
    Associated Press via AOL ^ | 7/28/09 | Jaymes Song
    HONOLULU (July 28) - State officials in Hawaii on Monday said they have once again checked and confirmed that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen, and therefore meets a key constitutional requirement for being president.
  • Hispanic voters say immigration's No. 1

    05/21/2009 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 34 replies · 990+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/21/2009 | Albor Ruiz
    They have enough problems already, but a poll released Monday is sure to give anti-immigration extremists and Republican leaders plenty more to fret about.
  • Study faults program to round up criminal immigrants

    02/04/2009 5:32:26 PM PST · by Menehune56 · 10 replies · 397+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 2/4/2009 | Patrick McGee
    An immigration enforcement program aimed at making criminals illegally in the U.S. the top priority has largely turned into a dragnet for illegal immigrants without criminal backgrounds, according to a recent report. (snip) ICE officials contested the findings and said theyre carrying out their duties as demanded by law.
  • That Shrinking Feeling: Time, Newsweek Narrow Their Focus

    01/21/2009 5:44:53 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 38 replies · 778+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/19/2009 | Howard Kurtz
    NEW YORK -- When Rick Stengel joined Time in 1981, every story in progress filled a thick binder -- the reporter's version, the editor's rewritten version, the top editors' version, the fact-checked version -- that would be unimaginable in today's cut-to-the-bone corporate culture. (snip) When Jon Meacham joined Newsweek in 1995, "there was a phrase in the culture -- 'We need to get something in on X' -- that we never use anymore," he says. The days of a "newsmagazine of record," Meacham says, are long gone. (snip) Morale in both shops has been devastated as staffers complain about a...
  • After Joe the Plumber, Joe the Hothead?

    10/25/2008 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 11 replies · 515+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/25/2008 | Will Lester
    WASHINGTON First there was Joe the Plumber. Is Joe the Hothead next? Joe McCain said Friday he'll withdraw from campaign activities for his brother, GOP presidential nominee John McCain, after calling 911 to angrily complain about traffic. Joe McCain has apologized for making the call. The candidate's younger brother, who lives in Alexandria, Va., told Washington radio station WTOP he was returning from a campaign event in Philadelphia around 2 a.m. on Oct. 18 when he got stuck in traffic on Interstate 495 at the Wilson Bridge. Police say the call was made about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 21.
  • Fort Worth woman told parents she had sex with teen

    10/24/2008 2:05:04 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 93 replies · 2,413+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 10/24/2008 | Deanna Boyd
    A 32-year-old Fort Worth woman accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy exchanged messages with the teen in which they stated that they loved each other and made reference to a previous sexual encounter, according to a forensic analysis of the boys phone. Nicole Elizabeth Gray denied having sex with the teen to police, but acknowledged sexual encounters in a recorded conversation with the boys parents at their house on Oct. 8, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.