U.S. Senate loses another Republican

August 31, 2007

Scandal and retirements

It’s official: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig, 62, will announce his resignation tomorrow.  Craig, who pled guilty in a sex sting in an airport men’s room, represented his district for the past 27 years and was up for reelection this year.

Control of the next Senate was already skewed against Republicans, who must defend 22 of 34 seats on the ballot next year—prior to the Craig scandal breaking and the recent announcement of Virginia Sen. John Warner’s retirement.


Judge rules in favor of same-sex “marriage” in Iowa

August 31, 2007

Iowa?

The Iowa legislature passed a Defense of Marriage Act in 1998. That did not keep activist  Judge Robert Hanson from ruling that the state law allowing marriage only between a man and a woman violates the constitutional rights of due process and equal protection.


Michael Steele visits with Arizona Republicans

August 31, 2007

AZ GOP Chairman Randy Pullen hits a high note with appreciative crowd

GOPAC chairman Michael Steele brought a message of vision and victory to elected officials and Republican activists last evening.  GOPPAC acknowledges Sonoran Alliance for its fine coverage of the event. 


Republic Columnist Robert Robb Nails Proposition 3

August 31, 2007

Voter rejection of “Home Rule” would force city to live within its budget

We recommend the excellent column by Robb, titled, Phoenix voters no match for city spending game.   Robb rightly refers to the provisions of Home Rule as the “abolition of the spending limit,” terming it “brazen.”


Arizona judge’s wit exercised on U.S. Court of Appeals

August 31, 2007

Federal judge Barry Silverman’s wit and humor adds an engaging dash to perceptions of Ninth “Circus” —so called since the decidedly liberal court is the most reversed circuit court in the United States.


Sydney Hay announces in CD 1

August 31, 2007

A conservative enters race

Republican Sydney Hay, a known entity and respected leader in Arizona politics, announces her bid for the Congressional District 1 seat. Rep. Rick Renzi is not seeking re-election. Hay previously ran for this post in 2002.

She has most recently managed California Congressman and presidential candidate, Duncan Hunter’s Arizona campaign.


ICE reassigns agents

August 30, 2007

American citizens have at least a thousand reasons to distrust Bush’s “reforms”

The Washington Times reports that the Bush administration has reassigned nearly 1,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents whose primary duties were border security.

Texas Republican Congressman, Ted Poe, an outspoken critic of lax immigration enforcement, said resources need to be allocated to ensure the removal of criminal illegal aliens from the U.S.

“It lacks wisdom to take 20 percent of your work force who know how to deal with criminal detainees — experienced officers — and make grapefruit inspectors out of them,” Rep.. Poe said.

This serious matter is getting the cold-shoulder treatment by the mainstream media. Here is another source reporting on this distressing situation.

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 horrific assault on our homeland, the administration’s actions raise valid questions.


Thompson to launch presidential campaign

August 30, 2007

Official announcement is scheduled for September 6
 

With so much pre-announcement ballyhoo, it will be interesting to see how this campaign actually shapes up.


Who would have thought we’d be siding with the Teamsters Union?

August 30, 2007

Bush gives Mexican truckers access to American highways

Is this a by-product of the recent Montebello Summit where the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and the North American Union, were top-of-the-agenda topics for Bush and his Canadian and Mexican counterparts?

Associated Press covers this important story:

The Teamsters Union said it will seek an emergency injunction from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to block the Bush administration’s plan to begin allowing Mexican trucks to carry cargo anywhere in the United States. Saturday will mark the beginning of the authorization of expansion of Mexican truckers beyond border areas. Mexican trucks are required to stop within a buffer border zone and transfer their loads to U.S. trucks.

 “What a slap in the face to American workers, opening the highways to dangerous trucks on Labor Day weekend, one of the busiest driving weekends of the year,” said Teamsters President Jim Hoffa.


Hillary has a Hsu problem

August 30, 2007

Tight pinch of suspect donor

Norman Hsu, a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, is described as a devoted admirer of the presidential candidate and New York senator. The problem is, the Democrat money-man is also a  fugitive from justice, wanted in California for failing to appear for sentencing on a 1991 grand theft charge.

Federal Election Commission records show that Hsu has donated $260,000 to the Democratic Party and candidates since 2004. His campaign contributions have been directed to Sens. Clinton, Boxer, Feinstein, Obama and comedian-turned-leftist-senatorial-candidate, Al Franken.

How does one remain in the political spotlight, function as a high-dollar fundraiser and donor, yet remain on the lam for 16 years?

Then, there is the remarkable Paw family, consisting of six adults living in a 1,280 square foot home. Now, these folks know how to stretch a buck, donating more than they make, to help their favorite left-wing candidate.  A truly inspirational saga.


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