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  • Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone

    11/27/2016 10:30:50 AM PST · by ColdOne · 73 replies ^ | 11/27/16 | Dan Good
    full title............Former Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez recalls his connection with Fidel Castro: 'Fidel was everyone's friend'.................................. Tweet email Elian Gonzalez — the Cuban boy who was found floating off the coast of Florida in 1999, sparking an international custody dispute — recalled his friendship with former president Fidel Castro, who died Friday at age 90. Gonzalez, 22, spoke to Cuban state media in Spanish on Saturday, reflecting on his experiences with Castro. He recalled the leader attending his sixth-grade graduation — when Castro told an audience about their friendship. "At first, it was an extraordinary honor, but also a heavy...
  • Janet Reno, Former US Attorney General, Had Died

    11/07/2016 1:21:27 AM PST · by ColdOne · 109 replies ^ | 11/7/16 | curt anderson/ap
    Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78. Reno's goddaughter, Gabrielle D'Alemberte, says Reno died early Monday from complications of Parkinson's disease. Reno was one of the Clinton administration's most recognizable and polarizing figures. She faced criticism early in her tenure for the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian
  • Hispanic Cultural Leaders: Trump's "Hate Speech" Causing "Physical Aggressions Against Hispanics"

    11/04/2015 4:12:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | November 4, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu and actor Diego Luna joined dozens of other Hispanic cultural leaders in signing a letter on Tuesday criticizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for “hate speech” that they claim is encouraging “physical aggressions against Hispanics.”
  • Is Casey Anthony preparing to tell all?

    06/02/2015 3:05:18 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies ^ | Jun 01, 2015 | Bob Kealing
    ORLANDO, Fla. —Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez said they are watching Casey Anthony closely after reports indicated she is in New York with intents to sell her story. Gonzalez filed a defamation lawsuit in 2008 after Anthony claimed a woman by the same name kidnapped her daughter, Caylee.
  • Remember Elian Gonzalez! Ship the kids out!

    07/03/2014 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Nachum | 7/3/14 | Nachum
    Bill Clinton demanded that little Elian Gonzalez be shipped back to his dad in Cuba and look how well that turned out!   Oprah Winfrey even took up the call for that poor boy's return to Cuba.   And we all remember to what great lengths the Democrats and then President Bill Clinton went to to make sure that little 5 year old boy made it back to Cuba.And now there are all sorts of stories about how great Elian's life has turned out now that he was given back to his father and Cuba.    Just look at how happy he is:Matter...
  • Donna Family Accused of Election Law Fraud

    03/21/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    KRGV ^ | Mar 20, 2014 | KRGV
    DONNA - A Donna family admits they're skirting election law, but they say it's for protection. The Gonzalez family say they are better protected by having everyone listed at one address. However, it sends up red flags. not even one car fits in their driveway. If everyone who says they live at their address tried to park along the street, the line would wrap around the block. Jose F. Gonzalez lives at 1904 Ridley Avenue in Donna. According to the Hidalgo County registered voter list, so does Javier, Dora, Oscar, Pedro, Paula, Ruben, Arturo, Ismael, Maria, Priscilla, Francisco, Jose, Anna,...
  • Full title: Elian Gonzalez turns 18 in Cuba at a quiet celebration with the father who fought

    12/07/2011 3:48:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/7/11 | Staff
    Nearly twelve years have passed since he was pulled from a closet by a masked machine gun wielding US agent. Now Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who survived a perilous raft journey that killed his mother and became a symbol of troubled relations between the United States and Cuba, is an adult. Gonzalez currently studies at a military academy on the island and took part in an 18th birthday celebration Tuesday in his native city of Cardenas alongside his father, according to images broadcast on the nightly news.
  • The Nanny She [Casey Anthony] Identified Was A Different Zenaida Gonzalez? What?!

    07/08/2011 2:17:58 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 80 replies
    7/8/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    T he above was taken from the 7/7/2011 Reuters article "Nanny" Defamation Case Resumes Against Casey Anthony" Link below. In that Reuters article, Anthony has said in court filings that the nanny she identified was a different Zenaida Gonzalez with a different car and fewer children than the plaintiff. So, she is saying that a real human with that name exists? Secondly... If Zenaida Gonzalez filled out a card at Sawgrass Apartments and if that was the place that Anthony told the police back then she last saw Caylee, what will Anthony say now? 1.) Same apartment, different Zenaida Gonzalez,...
  • "Nanny" Defamation Case Resumes Against Casey Anthony

    07/07/2011 2:34:39 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/7/2011 | Terry Baynes
    Now that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee, she faces a civil lawsuit from a woman who says Anthony falsely accused her of kidnapping the girl...
  • Kids need home after mom charged with trying to kill them in Coral Springs crash

    06/02/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 2, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez and Sofia Santana
    CORAL SPRINGS— Their mother is accused of trying to kill them and herself by ramming the family car into a nearby garage. Now a young boy and girl wait in government care while officials determine their future. A judge ordered the children's mother, Jane Gonzalez, 46, to have no contact with them. They were not seriously hurt on Tuesday, though a witness described them as hysterical after the car hit the garage.
  • Fireworks shows need new environmental review [CEQA / Enviro Apparatchiks]

    05/28/2011 10:53:44 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 27, 2011 | By Mike Lee and Christopher Cadelago
    What started as a battle over fireworks shows led to a sweeping legal victory Friday for environmentalists that could stymie a wide range of events needing city permits, from the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon to birthday parties held at parks. “According to the strictest interpretation of this, jumpy-jumps and everything else would be subject to environmental review if this ruling stands,” said lawyer Robert Howard, who represented the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation in the case. “It’s a breathtaking ruling.” Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn said La Jolla’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show requires evaluation under the California Environmental...
  • Giant Gonzalez, WCW and WWE Wrestler, Dead at 44

    09/27/2010 11:11:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies · 2+ views
    FanHouse ^ | September 25, 2010 | FanHouse Staff
    Jorge Gonzalez, who was known as Giant Gonzalez and El Gigante as a pro wrestler and was a one-time draftee of the Atlanta Hawks, died this week at the age of 44, according to reports.
  • [South Texas:]Alleged Zeta slashed his own throat but survived

    08/19/2010 11:59:29 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 1+ views
    THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD ^ | August 19, 2010
    Jose Ezequiel Galicia Gonzalez, an alleged member of the Zetas criminal organization, was in federal court Wednesday for a competency hearing after he tried to kill himself with plastic cutlery. According to testimony given before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio, Galicia used either a plastic knife or a plastic spoon to cut his wrists and then slit his throat. According to defense attorney Reynaldo Cantu, Galicia almost succeeded and ended up in intensive care. Cantu stated that Galicia might suffer from a mental disease or defect and requested a psychiatric evaluation. Galicia will be evaluated by a court-appointed psychiatrist on...
  • Heads of Canadian alien smuggling organization sentenced

    05/10/2010 12:42:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 420+ views - News Release ^ | May 6, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Heads of Canadian alien smuggling organization sentenced BURLINGTON, Vt. - On May 3, Jose Manuel Galdamez-Serrano, 56, Norvin Gonzalez-Morales, 29, Ruben Damas-Hernandez, 31, and Emmanuel Antonio Galdamez, 27, of Montreal, Quebec, were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Burlington following their guilty pleas to alien smuggling offenses. The defendants were extradited to the United States from Canada to face the charges contained in the indictment. Chief U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III sentenced Jose Manual Galdamez-Serrano to 60 months imprisonment and three years of probation following his guilty plea to one count...
  • Elian Gonzalez case - 10 years later

    04/22/2010 4:31:29 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 536+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 22 April 2010 | Jennifer Kay & Matt Sedensky
    Elian Gonzalez case - 10 years later When federal agents stormed a home in the Little Havana community, snatched Elian Gonzalez from his father's relatives and put him on a path back to his father in Cuba, thousands of Cuban Americans took to Miami's streets. Their anger helped give George W. Bush the White House months later and simmered long after that. Ten years later, the Little Havana home - for weeks the epicenter of a standoff that divided the United States - is a museum dedicated to Elian's brief time in this country, but visitors are rare. Almost no...
  • The truth hurts rape liar

    02/24/2010 8:16:30 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 1,190+ views
    New York Post ^ | February 24, 2010 | Laura Italiano
    A young mother who falsely cried rape, sending an innocent man to prison for nearly four years, will experience firsthand what he suffered -- she'll spend one to three years behind bars for perjury. "I wish her the best of luck," said William McCaffrey last night of Biurny Peguero Gonzalez. "Jail isn't easy." McCaffrey, 33, of The Bronx, was locked up after Gonzalez accused him of raping her at knifepoint on a Bronx street back in 2005. Read more:
  • Seven Charged For Illegal Export of Electronics to U.S. Designated Terrorist Entity in Paraguay

    02/19/2010 3:52:54 PM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies · 431+ views
    US - ^ | February 19, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: SEVEN CHARGED FOR ILLEGAL EXPORT OF ELECTRONICS TO U.S. DESIGNATED TERRORIST ENTITY IN PARAGUAY February 19, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Investigations, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, Harold Woodward, Director of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Michael Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, Department of Commerce (DOC), Adam J. Szubin, Director, Department of the...
  • Major International Hacker Pleads Guilty for Massive Attack on U.S. Retail and Banking Networks

    12/30/2009 4:22:04 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 644+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | December 29, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 29, 2009 Major International Hacker Pleads Guilty for Massive Attack on U.S. Retail and Banking Networks WASHINGTON- Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to hack into computer networks supporting major American retail and financial organizations, and to steal data relating to tens of millions of credit and debit cards, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Carmen Milagros Ortiz and Director of...
  • Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Members of the Krazy Locos...

    10/30/2009 4:38:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 801+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Members of the Krazy Locos Criminal Street Gang with Two Homicides, Robbery, Firearms, and Narcotics Charges Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael F. McAuliffe, Palm Beach County State Attorney, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, Hugo Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, and Ric L. Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office,...
  • Three Convicted in International Truck Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

    10/27/2009 12:42:45 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 474+ views - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 26, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Three Convicted in International Truck Theft Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison HOUSTON—Three men who conspired to steal and transport millions of dollars of truck tractors, trailers and other heavy equipment to Central America have been sentenced to prison, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. Rito Jasso-Zorilla, 32, Victor Antonio Garcia, 27, and Orlando Gonzalez Huerta, 29, all citizens of Mexico, were sentenced by United States District Judge David Hittner this morning for their respective roles in assisting Yuri David Melendez, 42, of Houston, with the far-reaching scheme. Beginning in 2001, Melendez received requests...
  • 15-year-old, arrested 14 times, eyed in 25 more burglaries

    10/12/2009 9:49:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1,015+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 12, 2009 | LARRY CELONA and JOE MOLLICA
    A baby-faced, 15-year-old burglar with more than a dozen busts already under his belt is being eyed as an Oliver Twist-like thief who ransacked up to 25 more apartments, mostly in the West Village, The Post has learned. Juan Gonzalez was arrested Friday night in Queens -- toting along his 13-year-old brother, authorities said. They were caught red-handed in Richmond Hill, a police source said. The 150-pound, 5-foot-7 Gonzalez was nailed for that robbery and 11 others in the same precinct, the source said. Add that to two previous busts, and he's up to 14 arrests.
  • Waging war on gangsters who stalk the internet

    08/21/2009 3:51:51 AM PDT · by justa-hairyape · 13 replies · 1,094+ views ^ | Friday, August 21, 2009 | CIARA O’BRIEN
    Hackers are becoming more organised as a new pool of talent coming from eastern European countries – Russia in particular – becomes available, writes CIARA O’BRIEN A number of attacks involving Russian hackers has hit the headlines in recent weeks. The most recent was the charging of Albert Gonzalez, a former US government informant who has already been jailed in connection with hacking cases. He is accused of stealing 130 million credit and debit card numbers. Two unnamed Russian co-conspirators were also charged in relation to the theft, said to the biggest case of identity theft seen yet. Mr Harbison,...
  • BEST team arrests 2 men who allegedly tried to smuggle guns into Mexico

    04/15/2009 1:45:24 AM PDT · by Cindy · 42 replies · 3,792+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 14, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 14, 2009 BEST team arrests 2 men who allegedly tried to smuggle guns into Mexico Mexican nationals were willing to pay $2 million for cache of automatic weapons El Paso, Texas - Two men were arrested April 11 by members of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-led (ICE) Border Security Enforcement Task Force (BEST) after they tried to buy automatic weapons and ammunition to smuggle into Mexico. In December 2008, the El Paso Police Department provided information to BEST team members that led to a joint investigation and resulted in the arrests....
  • International fugitive wanted for murder, robbery, kidnapping, and involvement in...

    03/12/2009 3:27:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 496+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | March 10, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 10, 2009 International fugitive wanted for murder, robbery, kidnapping, and involvement in organized crime returned to Mexico NEW YORK - A man wanted by the Mexican government for his involvement in several murders, robbery, kidnapping and ties to organized crime was escorted back to Mexico by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers and turned over to authorities there. Liberio Andrew Gonzalez, a Mexican national, departed the United States without incident on Saturday, March 7 and was turned over to Mexican Federal Police officials at Mexico City International Airport. "This arrest...
  • Colombian drug lord gets life in prison following joint law enforcement investigation

    01/15/2009 5:45:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 353+ views ^ | January 14, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: January 14, 2009 Colombian drug lord gets life in prison following joint law enforcement investigation TAMPA, Fla. - A high ranking member of a Colombian drug cartel was sentenced here to life in prison Monday following a multi-agency investigation comprised of several federal agencies including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ivan Gonzalez-Bejarano, 48, linked to the Cali Cartel, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday to a term of life imprisonment for conspiracy to import and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The joint federal investigation, that spanned...
  • Cheney, Gonzalez Indicted in Texas Prison Case

    11/18/2008 4:29:42 PM PST · by NCDragon · 59 replies · 4,065+ views ^ | November 18, 2008 | FOX/AP Staff
    A South Texas grand jury has indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on charges related to the alleged abuse of prisoners in Willacy County's federal detention centers. The indictment criticizes Cheney's investment in the Vanguard Group, which holds interests in the private prison companies running the federal detention centers. It accuses Cheney of a conflict of interest and "at least misdemeanor assaults" on detainees by working through the prison companies. Cheney's office said it has not received an indictment yet. "I think this is a case where it may have hit AP's desk before it...
  • Janitor charged with secretly recording women in Stamford train station bathroom

    11/14/2008 3:41:45 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 21 replies · 1,016+ views
    Stamford Advocate ^ | 11/13/08 | Martin B. Cassidy and John Nickerson
    STAMFORD - A janitor at the Stamford train station was charged Thursday with secretly videotaping at least 16 women in a bathroom stall with a cell phone taped to a roll of toilet paper. Felicitos Gonzalez, 41, of 1 Division St., Apartment R, Stamford, was arrested by Metropolitan Transportation Authority police at his home a block away from the train station Wednesday. Gonzalez was arraigned on 16 counts of voyeurism at state Superior Court in Stamford Thursday. Judge Barbara Brazzel-Massaro ruled that Gonzalez, a Mexican native working in the country illegally, will be jailed in lieu of $50,000 bond for...
  • Florida ballot to see record number of presidential candidates

    09/11/2008 12:28:12 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies · 792+ views
    TCPalm ^ | Sep 09, 2008 | Jim Turner
    There will be a record number of presidential candidates before the voters on the general election ballot in Florida. Secretary of State Kurt Browning has certified 13 candidates, including U.S. Sen. John McCain and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, for the Nov. 4 election; with space on the ballot to write-in another. County supervisors of elections are expected to complete their ballots early next week, as they have to be ready to mail overseas by Sept. 20. The ballot also includes perennial candidates James Harris of Florida’s Socialist Workers Party and Ralph Nader, now of the Ecology Party of Florida, along...
  • NFL star comes to the rescue at Surf City restaurant

    07/07/2008 8:03:46 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 19 replies · 167+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 7-7-08 | Cindy Carcamo
    Kansas City Chief's star tight-end Tony Gonzalez performed the Heimlich on a choking diner in Huntington Beach Ken Hunter, a long-time San Diego Charger's fan, has a new favorite team. The 45-year-old Huntington Beach resident says he'll now root for the Kansas City Chiefs after the team's star tight-end Tony Gonzalez came to his rescue Thursday night at a local restaurant. "I'm a permanent member of the Tony Gonzalez fan club," Hunter said Monday. It all began after a chunk of filet mignon somehow lodged into Hunter's throat while he was dining at Capone's Italian Restaurante on Beach Boulevard. That's...
  • The Neverending Gonzalez Non-Scandal

    09/14/2007 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 16 replies · 668+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | September 13, 2007 | James H. Warner
    On Sunday, July 29, Chris Wallace interviewed Senator Russ Feingold on Fox News. Wallace observed that Democrats had received thousands of documents related to the firing of the U.S. attorneys. He asked if the Senator could point to one smoking gun that had been discovered in those documents indicating that a crime had been committed. The Senator stammered that he could not name specifics but that he was sure that a crime had been committed. What crime this might be is never explained. The Democrats are angry because U.S. attorneys were apparently fired for failing to prosecute vote fraud. Democrats...
  • All the President's Flunkies (Double-Barf Alert)

    08/28/2007 7:12:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies · 411+ views
    Slate ^ | August 27, 2007 | John Dickerson
    Like the pope, the president doesn't admit error. This was an early governing principle in the Bush White House. Policies could "evolve." Talking points could be replaced by new ones that contradicted the earlier ones. The president could even resist a centralized approach to homeland security and then announce the creation of the second-largest department in the history of the federal government devoted to that purpose. But a president could never admit a blunder, because it irrevocably diminished his authority. This led to a famously awkward press conference in April 2004 where President Bush was unable to come up with...
  • Officials say Gonzales has resigned (AP)

    08/27/2007 7:14:33 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 863+ views
    ap via yahoo ^ | 27-Aug-2007 | JENNIFER LOVEN and LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned, officials said Monday, ending a monthslong standoff with critics who questioned his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department. Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his resignation over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, but President Bush had defiantly stood by his Texas friend until accepting his resignation Frid(AP) — ay, according to senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.The Justice Department planned a news conference for 10:30 a.m. EDT, in Washington. Bush planned to discuss Gonzales' departure at his Crawford, Texas, ranch...
  • The three stooges (Triple Salon Mega-Hurl Alert)

    08/02/2007 1:53:27 PM PDT · by samtheman · 22 replies · 1,355+ views
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2007 | Sidney Blumenthal
    The president won't fire Alberto Gonzales. He needs him to protect White House secrets, including the scheming roles of Cheney and Rove.
  • Gonzalez decides against mayor race - Newsom to face field of unknowns

    07/31/2007 7:58:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 200+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/31/7 | Cecilia M. Vega
    Matt Gonzalez, the former San Francisco supervisor who was city progressives' last hope for a big-name candidate to challenge Mayor Gavin Newsom in his re-election quest, said Monday he will not run for mayor this fall. The decision follows weeks of serious consideration by Gonzalez, who narrowly lost to Newsom in 2003, and paves the way for the mayor to run for re-election in November without facing serious opposition. In an interview with The Chronicle Monday, Gonzalez said polling showed voters seem to be complacent about the problems the city faces and do not hold Newsom accountable for those ills...
  • Cobb jail focuses on deportation (of illegal aliens)

    07/30/2007 9:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 957+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 30, 2007 | MARY LOU PICKEL
    Maria Rivera sits in the Cobb County Jail, facing deportation after a traffic stop. If the Mableton mother of three, who is here illegally from Mexico, had been pulled over in any other county in Georgia, she likely would have bailed out and gone on with her life. But Cobb County's jail is at the forefront of local enforcement of immigration laws, going a step further than many states and further than a new Georgia law requires. Cobb has trained some sheriff's deputies to determine the legal status of all foreign born inmates at the jail, no matter how minor...
  • Specter Suggests Special Prosecutor (Hell No RINO! Go back to the zoo)

    07/24/2007 8:24:45 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies · 814+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 7/24/2007 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A powerful Senate Republican on Tuesday told Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to consider appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the firings of federal prosecutors. Sen. Arlen Specter told the embattled attorney general such that a scenario may now be necessary because, the senator maintained, Bush administration officials have made statements that might have the effect of shutting down congressional supervision. ``The constitutional authority and responsibility for congressional oversight is gone,'' said Specter, the Judiciary Committee's senior Republican. Gonzales sat just a few feet away, at the witness table, as Pennsylvania Republican declared: ``If that is to happen,...
  • "Intelligent Design" Denies Dr. Gonzalez of University Tenure

    05/18/2007 10:44:13 PM PDT · by MatthewTan · 12 replies · 590+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | May 18, 2007 | John West
    Breaking News: Iowa State Department Faculty Acknowledge ID Played Role in Gonzalez's Tenure Denial According to a story to be published in the May 26 edition of World Magazine (already available online here), two faculty members of the department that denied tenure to Guillermo Gonzales at Iowa State University have admitted that his work on ID played a role in the denial. While Prof. Eli Rosenberg, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, insisted to the magazine that intelligent design "was not an overriding factor" (emphasis added), he then conceded according to the magazine that Gonzalez's pro-ID book The...
  • Armed and Safe: Now it's the "terror gap loophole" that we need to close down

    05/02/2007 8:09:21 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 55 replies · 832+ views
    ArmedAndSafe ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2007 | 45superman
    Through Cryptic Subterranean (via War on Guns), we learn of Senator Lautenberg's (D-NJ) latest salvo: S. 1237, "A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists." Yep, you read that correctly. The Constitutionally guaranteed fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms would now be subject to denial--not when found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law, nor even indicted by a grand jury, or even charged by a prosecutor with a...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 4/21 - 4/22/07 (not the live thread)

    04/21/2007 3:20:51 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 24 replies · 1,021+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 4/21/07 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of April 21st and 22nd, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" Ex-Virginia Police Super. Gerald MassengillEx-DHS Secretary Tom RidgeDoris Kearns GoodwinNBC's David GregoryNewsweek's Jon MeachamNBC's Pete Williams CBS's "Face the Nation" Sen. Patrick LeahyJim and Sarah BradyCriminal profiler Gregg McCray Fox News Sunday" VA Lieutenant Governor Bill BollingGWU Pres. Stephen TrachtenbergSen. Arlen SpecterSen. Chuck Schumer CNN "Late Edition" Sen. Sam BrownbackVA. AG Bob McDonnellNew York Times' Thomas FriedmanEx-Clinton counsel Lanny DavisCNN's Bill SchneiderCNN's Jeanne Meserve ABC's "This Week" Newt GingrichSen. Chris Dodd and Jackie DoddSam DonaldsonCokie RobertsGeorge Will...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/31 - 4/1/07 (not the live thread)

    03/31/2007 4:53:55 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 22 replies · 619+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/31/07 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of March 31st and April 1st, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UtahRep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. CBS's "Face the Nation" Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa.presidential counselor Dan Bartlett Fox News Sunday Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del.Kevin Martin, chairman of the FCC. CNN "Late Edition" Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo.Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.Rev. Al SharptonDavid IgnatiusMichael WareCandy CrowleyJeff GreenfieldJoe Johns ABC's "This Week" Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.Presidential counselor Dan BartlettFormer Wisconsin Gov. Tommy ThompsonCal Ripken Jr. Week three of the...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/24 - 3/25/07 (not the live thread)

    03/24/2007 5:34:15 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 25 replies · 908+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | March 24th, 2007 | Network and Cable News Shows
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of March 24th and 25th, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" Former U.S. Attorney David InglesiasFormer U.S. Attorney John McKaySen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. CBS's "Face the Nation" Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Former U.S. Attorney H.E. "Bud" Cummins." Fox News Sunday" Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss. CNN "Late Edition" Samir Sumaidaie, Iraqi ambassador to U.S.John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the U.N.Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UtahLanny Davis, former Clinton special counselDonna BrazileEd Gillespie, former RNC chairman. ABC's "This Week" Sen. Chuck Hagel,...
  • Who's Politicizing Justice

    03/23/2007 12:32:49 AM PDT · by lancer256 · 319+ views ^ | 3/22/07 | david limbaugh
    One reason I have been urging Republicans to man their battle stations against Democrats is that Democrats are in perpetual, full-blown war mode against Republicans. The Democrats' militant approach to the manufactured Justice Department scandal illustrates the point. If Democrats, as they profess, are inclined toward bipartisanship and conciliation, why are they always alleging GOP scandal even before they have any idea what the facts are? The answer is that it's all about discrediting the president and augmenting their own power, which is why they always try to tie Cheney or Rove personally to every event they mischaracterize as a...
  • Dobbs: 'Showdown' really a battle of partisan buffoons

    03/22/2007 10:29:19 AM PDT · by deathrace2000 · 25 replies · 1,052+ views ^ | March 22, 2007 | Lou Dobbs
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- An incompetent attorney general, who says he wasn't fully aware that nearly 10 percent of the U.S. attorneys who work for him throughout the country were being fired and permitted the 110,000-person Justice Department that he leads to give inaccurate information at best, or simply lie about it at worst, to the Congress and the American people, has the full confidence of the president who's lost the confidence of most people. And this is what passes for a big-time, dramatic, historic constitutional crisis in 21st century America? You've got to be kidding. This is the most...
  • Ousted California Prosecutor Previously Had Disputes on Strategy (Illegal Immigration)

    03/21/2007 11:06:28 PM PDT · by CheyennePress · 18 replies · 858+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2007 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ERIC LIPTON
    LOS ANGELES, March 20 ? Among the cases of the eight federal prosecutors dismissed by the Department of Justice last year, none brought more accusations of egregious political retaliation than that of Carol C. Lam. Democrats in Congress and others have suggested that Ms. Lam, the former United States attorney in San Diego, was ousted largely to stymie her investigations of Republicans and Defense Department officials, after a prosecution of a Republican congressman from California. But interviews with law enforcement officials in California and an examination of e-mail released by the Justice Department demonstrate that Ms. Lam was a source...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 3/17 - 3/18/07 (not the live thread)

    03/17/2007 3:31:58 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 24 replies · 755+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 3/17/07 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis for Weekend of March 17th and 18th, 2007 Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: NBC's "Meet the Press" Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa.Former Rep. Tom Andrews, D-MaineFormer House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-TexasRichard Perle, fellow at the American Enterprise Institute CBS's "Face the Nation" Defense Secretary Robert GatesSenator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. "Fox News Sunday" Former U.S. attorney Bud Cummins of ArkansasFormer U.S. attorney David Iglesias of New MexicoSenator Arlen Specter, R-Pa.Senator John Kerry, D-Mass.Alyssa Mastromonaco, campaign aide to Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. CNN "Late Edition" National security adviser Stephen HadleyRep. John Murtha, D-Pa.Former...
  • Fired prosecutor says Blunt probe not a factor

    03/16/2007 11:20:15 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 599+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | March 16, 2007 | KELLY WIESE
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fired federal prosecutor said Friday he doubted his investigation into Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's administration was connected to his dismissal. Former U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins, a federal prosecutor in Arkansas, was removed from his job in December -- one of eight U.S. attorneys replaced in recent months by President Bush's administration. Cummins in October publicly cleared Blunt's administration of wrongdoing in the awarding of Missouri license office contracts, saying he closed an investigation without pursuing criminal charges. Cummins said the Justice Department told him he was being fired to make room for someone...
  • The Hubbell Standard (Hypocrite Hillary Alert and the Truth about the US Attorney Firings)

    03/14/2007 3:56:53 PM PDT · by MikeA · 13 replies · 789+ views
    Congressional Democrats are in full cry over the news this week that the Administration's decision to fire eight U.S. Attorneys originated from--gasp--the White House. Senator Hillary Clinton joined the fun yesterday, blaming President Bush for "the politicization of our prosecutorial system." Oh, my. As it happens, Mrs. Clinton is just the Senator to walk point on this issue of dismissing U.S. attorneys because she has direct personal experience. As everyone once knew but has tried to forget, Mr. Hubbell was a former partner of Mrs. Clinton at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock who later went to jail for...
  • Democratic senators say Gonzales should go [Schumer, Biden.........]

    03/11/2007 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies · 831+ views
    Democratic senators say Gonzales should go Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:34 PM ET By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign following disclosures of mass firings of federal prosecutors and a report the FBI improperly obtained information on private citizens, top Democratic senators said on Sunday. In addition, a key Republican voiced concerns of his own about Gonzales and his embattled Justice Department, although he stopped short of calling for a resignation. "I think we need a change in the top at the Justice Department," said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a member of...
  • Dems Use Republican Appointee to Clobber Republican Senator

    03/08/2007 1:21:32 PM PST · by 300magnum · 26 replies · 975+ views
    CNSNews ^ | March 08, 2007 | Susan Jones
    Democrats have placed a big, red X on Republican Sen. Pete Domenici's back. The New Mexico Republican's "questionable behavior" may soon make him the target of an obstruction of justice probe, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said on Thursday. Domenici is up for reelection in 2008. Democrats say Domenici faces a Senate Ethics Committee investigation for his "improper contact" with one of the eight federal prosecutors fired by the Bush administration late last year. Democrats insist the U.S. attorneys, all of them Bush administration appointees, were fired for "blatantly political reasons." One of those dismissed prosecutors, David Iglesias, says Domenici...
  • Kentucky Officer Fatally Shot

    10/31/2006 5:13:18 PM PST · by radar101 · 11 replies · 527+ views ^ | 30 OCT 2006 | WBKO
    WBKO has learned a Bowling Green Police officer has been killed. A Bowling Green Police officer was killed along with a suspect this afternoon. The incident happened at 1036 Vine Street. Police say the 34-year old and eight-year veteran David Whitson died at the Medical Center. The other man who died was 26-year-old Rojelio Gonzalez-Pacheco. Kentucky State Police are investigating the incident. Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby says the officer was pronounced dead at 11:35 am. Kirby says another person was pronounced dead as well. No other information was immediately available. Autopsies will be conducted in Louisville tomorrow. Stay connected...