President Bush has openly solicited the support of congress in tackling the growing issue of illegal immigrants residing in the United States. It has been evident that the swelling number of illegally residing people in the state has been an issue that has haunted the nation for the past years.
Today, this issue has obviously been out of control and resorting towards deporting the millions of illegally located people in the country today is an impossible task to undertake. Hence, Bush proposed various alternatives such as a worker program to achieve a win-win situation. It is quite obvious that most of the immigrants residing in the United States are after work and greener pastures.
But in fairness to the legitimate residents, the swelling numbers should be controlled soon since at the rate everything is going, it seems that these illegal status of immigrants may soon become legal, getting away with the whole thing after all.
[tags]illegal status, immigrants, aliens, illegal immigrants[/tags]
The surveillance and unorthodox manner of being able to monitor terrorist activities in the region of the United States has been overwhelming but the various practices and resort in being able to do so have its limits as well. Among the controversial means that has drawn the ire of most is that of the TALON program or Threat and Local Observation Notice database that was put into place in 2003.
Based on the assessment of undersecretary of defense James Clapper, there is no merit and has actually produced disappointing results as seen from the program. It has catered more in sparkling controversial information by invading privacies in terms of collecting information on peace activists and monitoring anti-war protests across the country.
The whole purpose of the TALON program has evidently failed and from the looks of it, it shall soon be rebuked. That is if defense secretary Robert Gates has nothing to say about this issue.
[tags]TALON program, defense, united states, pentagon, james clapper, robert gates[/tags]
It isnâ€™t really surprising why they the issue between President Bush and the Democrats has not been going anywhere. The crisis on whether or not to pull out the US troops from Iraq is again in the air and as states in previous entries, this will continue to do so as long as both parties stand firm on their principles on this issue.
Both have valid inputs into the issue. One is banking on security of his country while the other is preserving the increasing loss of lives. Both have their points and shortcomings but to this day, who has the upper hand? It is still a stalemate and unless something or someone suddenly enters the fray, nothing will develop from this drama that people have been following for some time now.
Other personalities that have been identified with these issues have shifted their focus on other areas. This makes a person think when these two protagonists would eventually do the same.
[tags]bush, democrats, iraq, us troops[/tags]
As expected, the issue surrounding the war-funding bill is still up in the air as President Bush has obviously rejected the proposal to withdraw the troops from Iraq. The presidential legislation was sent to the White House with hopes of seeing the president sign the bill for the pull out of the US troops.
But even the thought of such is an extreme wish to come true. And such was the case since up to this moment; the presidential legislation has been left there unsigned.
The issues concerning this negotiation are going nowhere. Each group has been justifying the needs. However, it is neither of them who are suffering from this tug of war for the right decision to be handed down.
Each has its own belief and set of principles. The more that this keeps up, the more that the nation will become divided and President Bush and the democrats do not seem to care.
[tags]bush, white house, democrats, iraq, us troops, presidential legislation[/tags]
For some time now, the issue of the questionable dismissal by Atty. General Alberto Gonzales concerning the firing of eight U.S. attorneys has been the firing the headlines and from all indications, Gonzales better brace himself for further frying coming from the different sectors.
As its stands, all politician, republicans and so forth have openly criticized and questioned his ability to lead, even though Gonzales shares that he is not bothered by itâ€¦for now.
However, if the headlines are any indication, he is up for more issue ahead. Many have sent feelers for Gonzales to step down but unless he officially does so, the crisis is sure to remain in the air and the issue running around for the next couple of days.
For sure, there will be a lot of eagle eyes looking on and Gonzales is all too well aware of them. The question that remains for now is up to when he can handle it and what course of action can the attorney general possibly be thinking at the moment.
[tags]attorney general, fired US attorneys, alberto gonzales[/tags]
Win or lose, wife of former president Bill Clinton, Hilary has no regrets of going back to her senatorial position. The bottom-line is that she is happy with either situation and there is no other vested interest intended for her moves as far as her career is concerned.
“You know she’s not — some people who run for president can’t wait to get out of the Senate, or out of whatever other job she’s got. She loves it. She’s still doing it. She’s still going to her committee meetings, going to upstate New York and trying to run for president as well,” Clinton told CNN’s Larry King. “So, for her personally she’s going to be fine regardless. I think it’d be best for the country if she were elected president, but if voters make another choice, she’s a great senator, and she loves her job, and we’ll have a great life.” – President Clinton: Wife will be ‘fine’ if she loses
This disclosure made by former president Bill Clinton to CNNâ€™s Larry Brown with regards to the status of her wife. While he is open to helping her wife in any way, the fact remains that he will be by her side no matter what happens.
[tags]hilary clinton, bill clinton, presidency, election[/tags]
The hot news that has plagued the Internet and the news today is that of the Virginia Tech deadly shooting spree that claimed the lives of 32 lives and that of the gunman were killed. While the nation is still mourning from this untoward demise, it has reached the political aspect of things that of which is controlling the gun ownership of people roaming the streets.
For sure gun controls are connected with the upcoming elections, violence which may be a possibility stemming from the incident. While most people doubt it, it would be interesting if they would implement such a law for the duration and be stricter when it comes to carrying firearms today.
But this would most likely fail to materialize. Although there were similar measures in 1993 where congress passed the Brady bill and the assault weapons ban in 1994, this is unlikely to happen. With the evident decline for support of such an occurrence since the 90â€™s, it doesnâ€™t seem that any of the presidential candidates would use this as a leverage tool to boost their chances on the upcoming elections.
[tags]virginia tech, shooting, massacre, gun control, gunman[/tags]
We are all aware of the new reliance of people with regards to electronic mail today as a proof of conversations and communication between two parties or groups. The US administration has used this new offer of technology as a means of communicating internally and this includes both confident and common communication proceedings.
It is also a fact that that administration has been under fire for the reported loss of over 5 million e-mails at the White House server and this is an issue that could go out of bounds considering that it is a violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.
It has not yet been confirmed if the loss of the tons of e-mails were done intentionally but one thing is for sure, the White House is all screwed up!
Here is an excerpt from CNN surrounding this issue:
Millions of White House e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday.
“I wouldn’t rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost,” Perino told reporters.
The administration was already facing sharp questions about whether top presidential advisers including Karl Rove improperly used Republican National Committee e-mail that the White House said later disappeared.
The latest comments were a response to a new report from a liberal watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), alleging that over a two-year period official White House e-mail traffic for hundreds of days has vanished — in possible violation of the federal Presidential Records Act.
“This story is really now a two-part issue,” CREW’s Melanie Sloan told CNN. “First there’s the use of the RNC e-mail server that’s inappropriate by White House officials and secondly we’ve also learned that there were between March of 2003 and October of 2005 apparently over 5 million e-mail that were not preserved and these are e-mail on the regular White House server.”
Perino stressed there’s no indication the e-mails were intentionally lost, but she was careful not to dispute the outside group’s allegations. “I’m not taking issue with their conclusions at this point,” Perino said. “We’re checking into them. There are 1,700 people in the Executive Office of the President.” – White House: Millions of e-mails may be missing; CNN News April 13, 2007.
Republican Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke about the impending issue regarding the possible firing of talk-show host Don Imus stating that if this would be the case then perhaps all talk show hosts should be fired as well.
Apparently, this controversy has stemmed from the issues that have been made public such as that of the Rutger Womenâ€™s Basketball team. He also emphasized in hitting Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for their part in the case as well.
Obviously, the role of media in such issues has been way going overboard. But to get ratings up and attract attention, this seems to be the current practice all over the world. Hence if there are condemnations to be made, is should be made through all media and not for the account of one man only.
[tags]huckabee, republicans, rutger, basketball, rutger team, jesse jackson, al sharpton[/tags]
Love it or leave it, the ongoing crisis with the United States mission to cope up with its involvement in separate but simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is taking its toll for the sent US troops. It is simply hard to fight off two wars while making sure there are sufficient troops to handle them.
As a sort of standard to be put on all active soldiers, Defense Secretary Robert Gates has declared all troops to serve 15-month tours, a move that was envisioned to help in properly scheduling the dispatch of US troops in the war plagues countries.
It is evident that the US troops are finding it difficult to cope up with two wars but as dedicated they are towards serving their country, these supposedly new moves will help put equal footing as far as duties are concerned for the US in its involvement in the said wars to date.
[tags]gates, us troops, war, afghanistan, iraq, bush[/tags]