Stocks Fall Even Farther - Mental Recession?
Phil Grammnesty Playing the Fool He Is
|Lou Dobbs Tonight -- CNN -- July 10
Dobbs: Senator McCain tonight on the defensive; one of his top advisers called America the nation of whiners. The McCain adviser, a former senator by the name of Phil Gramm, also declared Americans who complain about a worsening economy are suffering from what he called a mental recession. Senator Obama seized on those remarks and attacked McCain and his policies. Obama, perhaps welcoming a distraction from his own problems, told voters this economic downturn is not in your head.
Dana Bash - CNN: Well, Lou, when I first called the McCain adviser about Phil Gramm's comments, there was an audible, beleaguered sigh on the other end of the phone. McCain aides knew right away this hurt their efforts and message control In hard-hit Michigan, this is McCain mantra on the economy.
McCain: People are hurting. People are hurting very badly.
Bash: A carefully measured message that's part feel your pain, part realist but all optimist.
McCain: But they need to have trust and hope and confidence in the future.
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10 Missouri state troopers finish immigration training
Ten state troopers completed special immigration training Friday, allowing the officers to start enforcing federal immigration laws in Missouri. -- Six troopers -- two each from Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis -- will be used to speed up processing after traffic stops...
|The Daily Journal -- Cumberland County, New Jersey
Luring Latino vote deemed essential to carry swing states
John McCain, in aggressive pursuit of Latino voters, is struggling to overcome a negative Republican image and a crucial political pivot on immigration reform that he made during the GOP primaries. -- Increasingly influential Hispanic voters could determine whether McCain or Democratic rival Barack Obama carries presidential swing states such as...
|KGTV -- San Diego
Agents discover 16 illegals in trailer
Tecate, Calif. -- Two men are facing smuggling charges after Border Patrol agents discovered 16 Mexican nationals inside a cargo trailer of a semi-truck early Thursday morning in Tecate. -- According to a Border Patrol news release, agents spotted a group of suspected illegal [aliens] at about 3 a.m. near the Tecate Port of Entry.
||American Border Patrol sc
Photo of the day: A gathering storm
This photo was taken today, July 11. It shows the border fence where thousands of American flags were affixed on July 4. In the background a storm gathers over the Huachuca Mountains...
|KVOA-TV -- Tucson Videos Included
Arpaio's Tucson visit miffs Mexican Reconquista fanatics
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio visited Tucson on July 10 to speak to a Republican group and to do a book signing at a local Barnes and Noble. He was also a guest on local radio station KNST from 6 to 7 pm. His visit didn't sit well with local reconquista zealots and their ilk...
Cruelest summer for teen jobs since 1958
Teenagers are finding jobs much harder to come by this summer, as employers trim payrolls amid a slumping economy. -- According to an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement consultant Challenger, Gray & Christmas, teen employment grew by only 683,000 jobs in June...
|Journal-Gazette -- Mattoon, Illinois
Several alleged illegal aliens detained
Mattoon, Ill. -- Eleven people were taken into federal custody at a local gas station Tuesday morning after authorities discovered they were apparently in the United States illegally. -- A total of 24 people were first questioned by a deputy with the Coles County Sheriff’s Department, who discovered the group...
|Myrtle Beach (South Carolina) Sun-News
Kershaw County case linked to Mexico
A man charged with killing his girlfriend in Kershaw County also is wanted in connection with a homicide in Mexico, Kershaw County deputies said. -- Juan Carlos Cruz-Estrada, 38, of Charlotte, initially denied any involvement in the disappearance of Ada Torruco, 33, also of Charlotte, who was reportedly last seen May 27...
|Fox 7 TV -- Miami
Illegal alien serial rapist busted
Police have arrested a man they are calling a serial rapist. -- At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Miami Beach Police announced the capture of 29-year-old Arturo Soto and asked the public if anyone out there may have been victimized by this same man... [More of Bush's pet fiends]
|Marcus Epstein -- VDare.com
Cannon's Firing: Treason lobby attempts damage control
That the defeat of pro-amnesty Congressmen Chris Cannon at the hands of political neophyte Jason Chaffetz was over immigration should be simple conventional wisdom. -- Were it not for Cannon’s long and vocal support for amnesty, there is absolutely no reason why Chris Cannon should have had any problem in a Republican primary.
|Kathleen Parker -- Jewish World Review
La cucaracha, la cucaracha, ya no puede caminar. La cucaracha, la cuca... -- Oh, perdón. I was just tuning up for an interview with Baracko Obama and Juan McCain. -- Juan y Baracko have been busy lately wooing los que hablan español. That is, people who speak Spanish...
|Imperial Valley News -- El Centro, Calif.
Agents intercept suspected illegal alien smuggling boat
San Diego -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Marine Interdiction Agents on patrol [Thursday] morning intercepted a motor-powered vessel and detained 11 [illegal aliens] about 15 miles west of Point Loma. -- The agents were on patrol at 1 a.m. when they observed the 28-foot blue and white panga on radar...
|Arizona Daily Star -- Tucson
Arpaio brings out fans, protesters to Tucson book signing
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio came to Tucson on Thursday evening but the wildly polarized greeting he got at an East Side book signing probably made him feel right at home. -- America’s toughest sheriff was the hottest draw at the Barnes & Noble bookstore since the last Harry Potter book came out...
|National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers
Latest news from south of the border
The Chief of Police of Tuxtla and five other police officers have been arrested “presumably for being linked to criminal activities which have occurred in this capital city.” (The arrest of two additional officers, both of high supervisory rank, was reported in other papers. Tuxtla is the largest city and capital of Chiapas, on the border with Guatemala)...
|Los Angeles Times
Gunmen in Mexico kill 12 in brazen attack
Mexico City -- Gunmen shot 12 people to death in broad daylight near the center of Culiacan [Sinaloa] on Thursday, marking one of the more bloody and brazen recent attacks in the capital of a state beset by drug trafficking and violence...
|El Paso Times
Juárez police officer gunned down
An investigative police officer was killed in Juárez early Thursday morning, announced Juárez police today. -- According to police, Omero Chavira Márquez, 35, was gunned down at his home located at 1401 120 Street in the Zootecnia neighborhood...
Cops fear island turning into gangster paradise
Avalon, Calif. -- It seems even 22 miles of open ocean might not be keeping gangs off Catalina Island, a mist-shrouded outpost of Los Angeles County best known for its Hollywood history and crystal-clear harbors. -- Deputies on the isle say a fledgling gang called the Brown Pride Locos has gotten a foothold among the beaches, coves and tourist shops.
|Kingsport (Tennessee) Times-News
Illegal Mexican alien guilty in fake ID case
Rene Otero Bautista, 26, a native of Mexico, pleaded guilty this week to using a false Resident Alien Cart to meet U.S. job requirements. -- Bautista's plea came in U.S. District Court in Greeneville. -- Bautista now faces a maximum sentence of 5 years, a maximum fine of $250,000, up to three years of supervised release...
|Family Security Matters
McCain proves amnesty is political suicide for the GOP
No Republican is more closely associated with amnesty than John McCain. He was so heavily tied to the comprehensive immigration bill that was stopped in the Senate that many people called it the McCain/Kennedy bill. Furthermore, although he switched to a security first position so he'd have a chance to win the GOP primaries...
|Bradenton (Florida) Herald
Sheriff to ID illegal alien inmates
Nearly a dozen sheriff's jailhouse deputies will be trained to spot illegal immigrants being booked at the county jail for possible deportation under federal funding approved for the county Thursday. -- The Immigration and Customs Enforcement program allows authorities to identify prisoners during the booking process...
|KBTV -- Beaumont, Texas
LULAC president speaks about raid on illegals
The head of the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens is angry about a immigration raid that took place Wednesday in Port Arthur. LULAC President Roberto Flores says he wants more details about the raid that led to the arrest of about 40 workers at R&R Marine on Procter Street...
|Los Angeles Times
Number of Mexicans gaining U. S. citizenship soars
The number of Mexican-born immigrants who became U.S. citizens swelled by nearly 50% last year amid a massive campaign by Spanish-language media and immigrant advocacy groups to help eligible residents apply for citizenship, according to a government report released Thursday...
19 guilty of "misuse" of Social Security numbers
Nineteen former East Texas poultry plant workers arrested in a raid targeting [illegal alien] workers at Pilgrim's Pride plants nationwide pleaded guilty Thursday, officials said. -- They entered guilty pleas in federal court to charges of misuse of a Social Security number and were sentenced to time served...