Saturday, April 12, 2008

Catholic League News Release

OBAMA OWES CHRISTIANS AN APOLOGY


It was reported yesterday that on April 6, Sen. Barack Obama made the following remarks about the white working-class: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wasn’t amused:

“Commentators are already saying that Obama’s remarks are an attack on small town America. But they are more than that.
“Just as words can be taken out of context, it is equally wrong to dismiss the context in which words are spoken. The forum Obama chose to make his remarks was a crowd of wealthy, left-leaning secularists in the most left-leaning, secular city in America—San Francisco. In other words, it was a safe venue for him to speak condescendingly about those so-called small-minded Christians.

“This is hardly the first time working-class Christians have been labeled parochial by elites who fancy themselves open minded. But for a serious candidate for the presidency to float this stereotype is despicable. Ironically, on the same day this story broke, Catholics learned that the Obama campaign had just announced the formation of the National Catholic Advisory Council. I have a suggestion for Obama: He can begin his outreach effort by apologizing to Christians for his insensitive remarks.”


Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1417

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Statement from Russ Verney responding to Gingrich remarks

April 11th, 2008 by Staff

Atlanta, GA - In a speech at Mercer University yesterday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was dismissive of Rep. Bob Barr’s efforts to seek the Libertarian nomination. He also mischaracterized the nature of Ross Perot’s 1992 campaign. In response, Russ Verney, the former campaign manager for Ross Perot who is advising the Bob Barr 2008 campaign, issued the following statement: [read more]

Friday, April 11, 2008

SALI EARNS TAXPAYERS’ FRIEND AWARD FROM GROUP

SALI EARNS “TAXPAYERS’ FRIEND AWARD” FROM NATION’S LARGEST TAXPAYER GROUP

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Taxpayers Union today recognized Congressman Bill Sali’s strong voting record in support of taxpayers by awarding him the group’s prestigious “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” Sali was just one of four freshmen members of Congress to get the award. Only 42 House members received the recognition from NTU.

“America’s taxpayers – especially the nearly 2,500 NTU members in Idaho – have a true leader of fiscal responsibility in Congressman Sali, one of only 4 freshmen representatives to earn top par in our 2007 rating,” NTU President Duane Parde said. “Congressman Sali’s taxpayer score of 87 percent indicates that he consistently voted to reduce federal spending and allow hardworking families to prosper. NTU is honored to present our award to a true ‘taxpayer friend.’” [
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Bob Barr on Hannity & Colmes

Another Immigration Battle Brewing in Congress

Posted by Bobby Eberle
April 11, 2008 at 6:21 am



Illegal immigration continues to be one of the top issues among conservatives and all Americans across the country, and why wouldn't it be? Despite the rhetoric coming from some Washington leaders on the need to secure our borders and clamp down on the flow of illegal aliens, little to nothing has been done. Bills are passed calling for more border patrol agents -- then, only a fraction is actually hired. Bills are passed calling for a security fence on America's southern border -- then, political moves are made to defund it and slow its construction. Now, another bill has emerged in Congress which actually has bipartisan support and addresses some of the core concerns of the American people. As the debate heats up, we will soon see which politicians are on the side of security and the rule of law and which need to be voted out in November. [read more]

Wisconsin Bill to Repeal Old State Abortion Ban Dies With End of Session

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 10, 2008


Madison, WI (LifeNews.com) -- A Wisconsin bill that would take the state's pre-Roe abortion ban off the books is now dead with the state legislature adjourning. State pro-life advocates worked overtime to keep the law on the books so abortions would be illegal if Roe falls but also had to counter misstatements from abortion advocates.

The Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance and Job Creation held a hearing in March on the legislation but the bill never made it further.

"The 2007-08 state legislative session is over and Wisconsin’s abortion ban (s.940.04) is still on the law books," Wisconsin Right to Life told LifeNews.com Thursday. [
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Louisiana Panel Approves Bill Limiting Embryonic Stem Cell Research Funds

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 10, 2008



Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- A Louisiana House panel approved a bill on Wednesday that would limit state taxpayer funding for any human cloning activities. Pro-life advocates oppose such research because it requires the destruction of human life - they prefer alternatives like the use of adult stem cells.

The House Health and Welfare Committee signed of on the measure after a lengthy debate between pro-life groups and those saying the funding ban would limit the ability of scientists to find cures.

Gene Mills, executive director of the Louisiana Family Forum, told the panel House Bill 370 was needed to make sure taxpayers are not forced to finance the destruction of days-old unborn children. [
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Catholic University of St. Thomas Won't Allow Pro-Life Speaker on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 10, 2008



St. Paul, MN (LifeNews.com) -- The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic college in Minnesota, is coming under fire for canceling a planned speech by respected African-American pro-life advocate Star Parker. Parker was slated to appear at the college on April 21, but UST officials have censored the appearance.

Katie Kieffer, a 2005 alumna of St. Thomas and the founder of a student newspaper with a pro-life perspective there, says she booked Parker's speech.

But UST Vice President of Student Affairs Jane Canney apparently nixed the idea citing “concerns” that the lecture was sponsored by Young America’s Foundation, national group for conservative college students that frequently sponsors pro-life and conservative speakers at colleges nationwide. [
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Bob Barr on Neil Cavuto 4/09/08

Barr 2008 Presidential Exploratory Committee

Catholic League News Release

OLYMPIC CEREMONY ISSUE HEATS UP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the way the presidential candidates have handled the question of whether President Bush should attend the opening Olympic ceremony:

“Regarding the propriety of President Bush attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, Sen. John McCain says, ‘If I were him, I’d keep all my options open.’ Which, of course, says nothing. Sen. Barack Obama is worse. He says that ‘this decision should be made closer to the games,’ and that if the Chinese government doesn’t exercise greater respect for human rights, ‘there should be consequences.’ Which raises several questions. Does Obama really think that a government which has long shown no respect for religious liberty is going to change course without external pressure? How long should Bush wait—until the eve of opening ceremony? And exactly what consequences does Obama have in mind? Specificity, it seems, is not this man’s strong suit.

“Of the three presidential candidates, only Sen. Hillary Clinton has shown leadership on this issue. She has not only been decisive, she has made the right decision by urging the president not to go to the opening ceremony. Here are the facts: An estimated 70 million Chinese have either been murdered or intentionally starved to death under the Communists; Tibet was literally stolen from the Tibetan people by the Communist thugs; plans to plunder Taiwan have never been jettisoned; genocide is ongoing in Darfur because of Chinese gamesmanship; and the religious persecution of Tibetan monks and the Catholic clergy has been going on for six decades.

“Despite all this, McCain and Obama think it’s too early to come to a conclusion on whether Bush should go to the opening ceremony. Well, it is not too early for Catholics to decide that only Clinton has got this issue right.”

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1416

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Illegal Aien Supporters Threaten Rhode Island Lawmaker

Pro-Life Women's Political Group Kicks Off 2008 Election Effort

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 9, 2008


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A leading pro-life political group dedicated to election of pro-life women to Congress is kicking off its 2008 election efforts. The Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund will hold an initial fundraising event this evening featuring some of the pro-life members of Congress the group has helped elect.

While pro-life advocates are intensely focused on the presidential election and wanting to prevent the White House from falling into pro-abortion hands, SBA officials hope they will also pay attention to the hot Congressional battles.

Currently, abortion advocates control both houses of Congress, which has prevented votes on several pro-life bills that would reduce abortions and put a ban on human cloning. [
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Catholic League News Release

AIR FORCE ACADEMY CANCELS MOVIE CLIPS

Yesterday, the U.S. Air Force Academy decided to cancel the scheduled showing of movie clips from “Constantine’s Sword” to an audience of faculty and cadets.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows:

“I am delighted that the Air Force Academy made the right decision not to show footage of this movie; the film is based on an anti-Catholic book written by an angry ex-priest who has no credentials in the subject area.

“Lt. Gen. John F. Regni, the Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, called me this morning and we had an honest and fruitful exchange. I commended him for his intervention in this matter—it proved to be decisive. He was emphatic in his position that the event was not about religious intolerance, rather it was about the war on terror. A panel discussion titled, ‘USA’s War on Terror: Not a Battle Between Christianity and Islam,’ was held and by all accounts it was a productive exercise.

“We know there have been accusations of religious bias on the campus, and if that is true, it needs to be rooted out. What can never be tolerated is to slam one religion while purportedly addressing religious intolerance expressed toward another religion.

“Because clips of the offensive film were cancelled, I consider this matter closed. And in fairness, I will write to all those public officials I wrote to yesterday asking them to ignore my request for an investigation of this matter. It is no longer necessary.”


Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1415

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British Pro-Life Groups Challenge Scientists' Hybrid Human Cloning Licenses

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 9, 2008


London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Two British pro-life groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the two licenses awarded by the government to scientists allowing them to create hybrid human clones. Comment on Reproductive Ethics and the Christian Legal Centre are behind the suit to revoke the licenses for the grisly practice.

Earlier this month, the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne science team announced it has successfully created “admixed embryos” -- hybrid clones featuring both human and animal parts. [
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Metcalfe, Keyes and Pratt Read PA Citizens Their Rights to Keep and Bear Arms

04/07/08

Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) today joined with a united coalition consisting of more than 40 pro-gun lawmakers, leading state and national Second Amendment advocates and hundreds of gun owners and outdoorsmen in the state Capitol Rotunda for the Third Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally.

“As citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania we do not need the U.S. Supreme Court, the United Nations or even the governor to reaffirm our God-given rights to defend our lives, loved ones and property,” said Metcalfe, whose legislation to provide potential victims of domestic abuse with an emergency license to carry a firearm was approved by the Pennsylvania House last Tuesday as an amendment to House Bill 1845. [
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst

Catholic League News Release

AIR FORCE ACADEMY PROBE REQUESTED;
STARTLING NEW DEVELOPMENTS


Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses new developments that have emerged in the matter of anti-Catholicism on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA):

“Yesterday, we issued a news release regarding the anti-Catholic movie ‘Constantine’s Sword,’ clips of which are being shown today at the Air Force Academy to some faculty and students; attendance is mandatory. Two new developments have convinced us that nothing less than a full-blown investigation of events on this campus will resolve this problem. That is why I am writing to the Board of Visitors of the USAFA to launch a probe of what is occurring; copies of this letter are being sent to their superiors on the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

“The first development was the phone call placed yesterday by Johnny Whitaker, director of communications at the USAFA, to his counterpart at the Catholic League, Kiera McCaffrey. Whitaker admitted that he had seen the entire film and that it was indeed anti-Catholic. He tried to assuage our concerns by saying that the clips that were chosen were not bigoted, though he indicated that Mikey Weinstein, the one who is behind this agit-prop, wanted to include other clips—of the more inflammatory kind—to the cadets.

“The second development settles the matter altogether. On the movie’s website, director Oren Jacoby actually has the brazenness—and the bigotry—to ask the following question: ‘Is there something in the DNA of Christianity—the majority religion in our country—that demonizes ‘the other’ and is inclined toward violence?’

“Can anyone imagine that the USAFA would tolerate showing clips from a movie that it admits is anti-Semitic or anti-black—even if the clips themselves are not bigoted—and then order faculty and cadets to attend? And what if the director maintained that there was something in the blood of Jews and blacks that makes them violent? All hell would break loose.” Contact
Johnny.Whitaker@usafa.af..mil

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1414
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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Again Says Abortion Right Nonexistent Email this article

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 8, 2008

Bristol, RI (LifeNews.com) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia continues to educate the law students of America and, once again, presented his explanation that no right to abortion exists in the Constitution to students at Roger Williams University. Last month, Scalia told students at the University of Central Missouri the same thing.

Scalia said a legal right to an abortion is not found in the document that guides our judicial process.


If abortion advocates wanted to create a legitimate abortion right, they should rely on passing laws in the legislature rather than asking courts to unilaterally create one, he said. [read more]

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternative Jumps Ahead With Parkinson's Success

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 8, 2008



Boston, MA (LifeNews.com) -- When two research teams last year created embryonic-like stem cells that could be ethical alternatives to embryonic stem cell research, pro-life advocates were hopeful about their potential. Now, scientists at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research have used the reprogrammed cells to successfully treat Parkinson's in mice.

In November, Japanese professor Shinya Yamanaka and American researcher James Thomson released studies in the medical journals Science and Cell about their process known as direct reprogramming.

They were able to make adult stem cells revert to their embryonic form by turning human skin cells (fibroblasts) into pluripotent stem cells sharing essentially all the features of human embryonic stem cells.
[read more]

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Home school ruling should strike fear

by Bob Barr April 2, 2008

Home schooling is an important component of Georgia's educational framework. Many thousands of families across the state school some 40,000 children in their homes. It is a system that continues to work well for Georgia parents so inclined.

From my own experience as a member of Congress who personally reviewed hundreds of applications for admission to our country's military academies, I can attest to the fact that high school seniors who had been home schooled for all or part of their academic careers competed favorably in all aspects of academics with students who attended public or private schools. Georgia is not alone in recognizing the value of home schooling; virtually all other states do as well.
[read more]

Exploratory Committee



Barr 2008 President Exploratory Committee

Catholic League News Release

AIR FORCE ACADEMY HOSTS CATHOLIC-BASHING FILM

Tomorrow, the U.S. Air Force Academy is mandating that hundreds of students and faculty members attend a closed-door lecture on religious intolerance. It will also show clips from “Constantine’s Sword,” an upcoming movie. Catholic League president Bill Donohue registered his objections to this event today:

“The person pushing this agenda is Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation; he also appears in the film. In the mission statement of his organization, he stakes out a position against any member of the armed forces being ‘compelled to conform to a particular religion or religious philosophy.’ But evidently Weinstein has no problem orchestrating a propaganda film that trashes Catholicism—in the name of fighting religious intolerance—all the while insisting that the cadets and faculty be ‘compelled’ to attend.

“The movie is based on the widely discredited book by James Carroll, an embittered ex-priest. The book says the Gospels are inherently anti-Semitic and that unless the New Testament is gutted to the point where the messiahship of Jesus is rejected, Christian anti-Semitism will not end.

The New York Review of Books said of Carroll that ‘He is not a historian; everything he has to say on the subject of anti-Semitism is borrowed from other writers, and much of what he offers as fact is in reality highly contentious.’ The authoritative interreligious journal, First Things
, said, ‘He has no degrees in the subject and, to judge from this book, no expertise in either Jewish history or church history.’ Penn State professor Philip Jenkins went further saying, ‘He is overrepresenting his case in order to justify a ‘reform agenda’ that amounts to a blueprint for the annihilation of the Catholic Church.’

“We are sending copies of books by noted authors on this subject to the Academy’s library, and we will also contact Superintendent Regni to see if he wants more. Moreover, we are contacting Colorado public officials, as well as D.C. officials who oversee the military academies, about this outrageous assault on Catholicism.”
Contact
John.Regni@usafa.edu

Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1413
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Thank You Veterans

by JimInhofe

Today I had the honor of speaking before a crowd of over 400 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. I was proud to join my Republican colleagues, Senator Joe Lieberman, and our Republican Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain. This afternoon, I will have the privilege of meeting with Oklahoma members of Vets for Freedom to discuss veterans' needs and the overall War on Terror. [read more]

Pope: Take Gospel of mercy to those who've divorced, had abortions

By John Thavis
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI said the church must bring the "Gospel of mercy" to those involved in abortion and divorce, showing sensitivity to the inner burdens they bear. [read more]

Flooding still a threat

Troopers on patrol near levees as river levels rising to near crests
Mike Hasten
mhasten@gannett.com

BATON ROUGE - State and federal officials predict that the near-flooding Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers should crest April 16, but expected heavy rains in Missouri and Arkansas in the next few days could delay reaching the high-water mark.


And because of the continued wet weather and late snowfall in Northern states that drain into the Mississippi, Louisiana's high water levels "will last longer than usual," Gov. Bobby Jindal said Sunday after meeting Sunday afternoon at the headquarters of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness with officials who are watching the rapidly rising water. [
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Bob Barr on WSB-TV

Barr 2008 President Exploratory Committee.

Maximize Individual Liberty & Restore the Constitution

The United States was created for the purpose of securing the liberties of its people. The colonists fled oppressive old world governments. The nation’s founders drafted the Constitution to sharply limit the federal government’s powers. The horrors perpetrated by the many collectivist tyrannies of the 20th Century demonstrate that the danger of government, any government, violating individual liberty is greater today than when America was founded.

Unfortunately, in recent years government at all levels has shown growing disrespect for the Constitution, particularly the Fourth Amendment that protects citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. The sustained government attack on the sanctity of the rights of the individual, including their right to be secure in their privacy and property, has created a moral and Constitutional crisis. America’s elected officials at all levels must renew their respect for the law and work to protect the rights of individuals.

The place to start is restoring the writ of Habeas Corpus, which protects against unlawful detention, and thus stands at the core of individual liberty. Article 1 of the Constitution provides that this right shall not be suspended without clear and necessary cause, such as during an invasion. In passing the Military Commissions Act of 2006, Congress, pushed by President George W. Bush, effectively ended this protection within America. The Constitutional protections of Habeas Corpus should not be sacrificed so easily.


Finally, an increasingly intrusive Nanny State is watching over our nation, meddling in the lives of its citizens. New measures, often rushed through legislatures and regulatory agencies with little consideration or thought, seek to control ever more aspects of people's lives. Government limits individual actions and choices, from the way in which we educate our children to the food that we eat, from the type of light bulbs that illuminate our living rooms to the benefits that we receive for working. It is time to again trust individuals to make their own decisions. At the core of libertarianism is a trust in and respect for the personal choices of every individual. All Americans should be free to decide what is best for themselves and their families. At the same time, they must bear personal responsibility for the consequences of the decisions that they make, whether those decisions prove to be good or bad. [read more]

Monday, April 07, 2008

Catholic League News Release

KUDOS TO HILLARY CLINTON:
BUSH SHOULD BOYCOTT OLYMPIC OPENING


Catholic League president Bill Donohue backed Senator Hillary Clinton’s plea to President Bush not to attend the Olympics opening ceremony:

“It is one thing to call for a boycott of the Olympic games—too many innocent athletes would be punished—but it is quite proper to use the symbolic importance of the opening ceremony to drive home a much-needed message: China can’t pretend to be religion friendly while routinely censoring religious liberty. Senator Clinton gets it just right when she urges President Bush to boycott the opening ceremony, saying ‘Americans will stand strong in support of freedom of religion and political expression and human rights.’

“Last November, I wrote a letter to the 15-member Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) asking for an investigation into allegations that the Communist Chinese government was planning to violate the Olympic Charter by banning athletes from bringing Bibles to the 2008 Olympic Games. It now appears that some 20,000 Bibles will be made available by the government.

“In last year’s report on the status of human rights in China, Freedom House concluded that ‘Though constitutionally recognized, religious freedom is accorded little respect in China.’ Just last month, the U.S. State Department issued its findings on the same subject, and came to even more specific condemnations. ‘Harassments of unregistered Catholic bishops, priests, and laypersons continued, including government surveillance and detentions,’ it said. Indeed, ‘In June [2007] police detained 73-year-old Jia Zhiguo, an underground bishop…and held him for 17 days in an unknown location.’ And as important as anything, ‘The state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) does not recognize the authority of the Holy See to appoint bishops.’ This is something Pope Benedict XVI strongly protested last July.

“The repression of Tibetan monks is also a disgrace. For all these reasons, we commend Sen. Clinton and urge President Bush to follow her advice.”


Kiera M. McCaffrey
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://www.catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1412

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IS AMERICA PREPARED TO FIGHT THE NEXT WAR

In 1980, the F-15A was the newest, most technically advanced, air-to-air fighter in the United States Air Force inventory, and I was honored to be one of the early F-15 Squadron Commanders. Located at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, I commanded the 94th Tactical Fighter Squadron, which consisted of 26 aircraft and 30 of the most highly trained pilots in America. At $33M per copy, the F-15 was the most expensive fighter of the day, and it was designed to give the United States Air Force a clear advantage over any adversary for many years in the future. [read more]

Tancredo plans to keep fighting illegal migrants

By Anne C. Mulkern
The Denver Post

Article Last Updated: 04/06/2008 11:50:42 PM MDT

WASHINGTON — Tom Tancredo plans to take his battle against illegal immigration all over the country when he leaves Congress at the end of this year.

The Littleton Republican, who ran for president on the issue of illegal immigration, wants to start an organization to work with state and local leaders to pass immigration-related laws.

And he's dreaming big. [
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h/t: Immigration News Daily

DOLLAR TO AMERO

Prayers to see pope are answered

A small group from the L.A. area will attend the pontiff's Mass at Yankee Stadium in his first visit to the U.S.

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer April 7, 2008

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles serves three counties with an estimated Roman Catholic population of 4.3 million. So it didn't take long to distribute the just over 100 tickets it was allotted for Masses to be said by Pope Benedict XVI when he visits the East Coast this month.

Among those who clamored for tickets is Helen Milan, 51, who says she is trying to make up for more than two decades as a lapsed Catholic.
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h/t: Pope Benedict XVI News

Complete Disrespect towards Fire Fighters

Mexican Consulate should not be Used for Illegals

SALI: MEXICAN CONSULATE SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS

Asks Secretary of State Rice for information in light of plans for Boise

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposed Mexican Consulate planned for Idaho should not be used for the purpose of helping illegal immigrants evade U.S. law, said Congressman Bill Sali, who sent a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asking her to weigh in on the issue.
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