Magazine article The New American


Magazine article The New American


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Arizona Governor Wags a Finger While Greeting President Obama

"I asked him if he had read the book Scorpions for Breakfast. He said he had read the excerpt ... that he didn't feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way, but I didn't get my sentence finished. Anyway, we're glad he's here."

In her book Republican Governor Jan Brewer accused the President of turning a blind eye to the immigration problem because the migrants will register as Democrats.


Should Driver's Licenses Be Given to Illegal Immigrants?

"The policy of giving driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, which nearly every other state has repealed or opposed, leads to fraud, human trafficking, organized crime, and significant security concerns. The issue has been debated long enough."

After New Mexico's Republican Governor Suzanne Martinez announced her support for repealing the decade-old law that allows illegals to gain this form of legitimacy in her state, spokesman Scott Darnell gave reasons for her position.

House Debt-ceiling Rejection a Virtually Meaningless Gesture

"The whole process amuses me. We gave the president carte blanche and it's dead wrong."

Last August's debt deal not only authorized an immediate $400 billion increase in the national debt limit, it also empowered the President to raise the ceiling by the additional amounts of $500 billion (this occurred last year) and $1.2 to $1.5 trillion subject to congressional resolutions of disapproval that the President could veto. So even though the House voted 239-176 in January 2012 against raising the ceiling by $1.2 trillion, the increase will still occur. Rep. Dan Burton, (R-Ind.) is only one of many in Congress who believe the measure passed last August was a bad mistake.


Widespread Sadness Over Kodak's Bankruptcy

"Kodak played a role in pretty much everyone's life in the 20th Century because it was the company we entrusted our most precious possession to--our memories. …

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