Vicky PelaezIt turns out that Vicky Pelaez, the Peruvian journalist expelled from the United States on July 8 along with nine Russians, obtained her U.S. citizenship by taking advantage of the 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens. However, according to a report in El Commercio  of Lima, Peru, Pelaez obtained her amnesty fraudulently, using a false birth certificate and falsely claiming she had been residing in the United States during a period when records, apparently, show she was actually residing in Peru.

A new ABC News/Washington Post telephone poll of 1,288 adults indicates that support for the war in Afghanistan has hit a new low, and President Obama's approval rating for handling it has also declined sharply.

A group of American lawmakers is accusing embattled oil-giant BP of lobbying for the release of a Libyan terrorist convicted of murdering hundreds of people — all to gain a lucrative drilling contract from the socialist Libyan regime. The Senate Foreign Relations committee scheduled a hearing for July 29 to probe the matter, and lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. State Department asking for an investigation.

Every First Lady, it seems, has to have a cause. Lady Bird Johnson had her beautification program. Nancy Reagan had “Just Say No” to drugs. Michelle Obama’s cause of choice (or perhaps of focus groups) is childhood obesity.

According to GOP USA, “the campaign in Nevada to replace Harry Reid is now in a desperate situation.” As it stands, Sharron Angle has a small edge over Reid, 46 to 43 percent, a lead that has narrowed as a result of attack ads launched by Reid against the Tea Party favorite. Angle appears to be a committed constitutionalist, campaigning on the premise of abolishing the United States Departments of Energy and Education, and privatizing Social Security so that young Americans can be assured that they will receve the benefits into which they are currently paying.

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