Obama asks for citizenship status at high school commencement.
The White House appears to be laying the groundwork for President Barack Obama to shake the hand of each senior at Kalamazoo Central High School’s commencement ceremony next month.
Seniors are being asked to provide their birthdates, Social Security numbers and citizen status to the Secret Service so background checks could be performed. Such a check is required for anyone who gets within an arm’s length of the president, students were told at their senior breakfast Friday.
Democratic candidate for US Senate lied about serving in Vietnam.
At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.
“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.
New details in fatal Detroit shooting of seven year old girl.
Police who carried out a raid on a family home that left a 7-year-old girl dead over the weekend were accompanied by a camera crew for a reality television show, and an attorney says video of the siege contradicts the police account of what happened.
Rand Paul Wins Senate GOP Primary in Kentucky.
Tea Party favorite Rand Paul, who defeated Republican establishment candidate Trey Grayson in Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Kentucky, warned Washington to "watch out, here we come."
After giving the anti-big government movement its most significant political victory yet, Paul said the Tea Party movement has a message, loud and clear.
"We have come to take our government back," he said in his victory speech, drawing thunderous applause from his supporters.
President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon joined hands Wednesday in blasting Arizona's controversial immigration law, with Obama calling the legislation a "misdirected effort" after Calderon slammed it as discriminatory.
Obama, speaking next to Calderon during Wednesday's state visit, called the the tough immigration law a "misdirected expression of frustration over our broken immigration system."
"We're examining any implications especially for civil rights because in the United States of America, no law abiding person -- be they an American citizen, illegal immigrant, or a visitor or tourist from Mexico -- should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like."
Comment from Republikid: This law in Arizona is not misdirected frustration Mr. President, it is simply reiterating and enforcing the laws we already have in place. Something we have been failing to do properly for years. President Calderon. You, like your predecessor have turned the country of Mexico in to a festering shit-hole. The economy has tanked, it's people are destitute, it's government and it's law enforcement are corrupt. Scores of drug lords and drug-running murderous street gangs spread death and pestilence wherever they go.
The violence and the drugs are now spilling uncontrollably unto the streets of America. Your inaction or inability to manage your own country are the reason people are desperately crossing the border to enter in to the United States. Do not think you can tell us how to manage our borders or pass laws to protect our citizens. Your failure is costing the United States dearly and it is time that it stopped.