Alabama has joined Arizona in the legal battle against illegal aliens. Last week, the state passed a law that, legislators hope, will send illegal aliens scampering for the state's borders and from there out of the country. Thus is the Yellowhammer state likely now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which sued Arizona after it approved its crackdown on border jumpers.
Item: In a speech in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, President Obama mocked those who have resisted his policies on illegal immigration and border security. “They wanted a fence. Well, the fence … is now basically complete,” said the President. He predicted, as noted in the official White House transcript, that opponents would probably now say we “need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. (Laughter.) Maybe they want alligators in the moat. (Laughter.) They’ll never be satisfied.” Moreover, said Obama, “despite a lot of breathless reports” about crime, “El Paso and other cities and towns along this border are consistently among the safest in the nation.”
After the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the newest food diagram, which will replace the food pyramid, the Agriculture Department also announced that it will be spending $10 million in grants, double the amount allocated in 2010, in order to construct roadside stands and healthy food outlets.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is no stranger to controversy, as he is known for his willingness to chew out colleagues, constituents, and media figures. However, a scandal involving lewd pictures and online sexual relationships with young women may prove to be too much for him to handle.
It began when a single lewd photo of Congressman Weiner — showing a man’s bulging pants — was sent from his Twitter account to a Seattle college student, Gennette Nicole Cordova, a move that Weiner called “a circumstance where someone committed a prank on the Internet.” The Congressman insisted that he did not send the picture, claiming his Twitter account was hacked. When asked to confirm if the photograph was indeed of him, Weiner replied, “I can’t say with certitude.”
According to a cache of letters obtained by the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal-Sentinel Online (JSO), a cadre of Republican insiders have devised a plan to place the names of fake Democratic candidates on the ballots in two upcoming special elections.