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The Swampby Josh Meyer In perhaps his final act of clemency, President George Bush has just commuted the prison terms of two former U.S. Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting an unarmed Mexican drug smuggler who fled across the Rio Grande......
Spin CycleTwo-and-a-half years of sporadic, swaggering chatter from the camp of Bernard Kerik -- that the former New York police commissioner would be pardoned by a departing President George W. Bush -- has come to a muted end. As widely......
Spin CycleIn addition to supporting Bush's FISA legislation, Bush's tax cuts, and Iraq War funding, another key flashpoint on the left for Kirsten Gillibrand is immigration. She's supported an enforcement-oriented approach to immigration -- not necessarily...
The Swampby Josh Meyer President George W. Bush, on his last full day in office, formally struck down the petitions for clemency of some high-profile politicians and businessmen, including convicted lawmakers Randall "Duke'' Cunningham, Edwin Edwards and Mario...
The Swampby Mark Silva The Obama administration is "promising to reconsider a new rule requiring high-level approval before federal immigration agents can arrest fugitives,'' the AP reports, noting that the Bush administration "quietly imposed the unusual...
Tags: Defense, Immigration, Politics, Police, National Government
The Swampby Mark Silva The Obama administration apparently won't have to reconsider that rule requiring high-level approval before federal immigration agents can arrest fugitives, the one that the Bush administration "quietly imposed... days before the election''...
Spin CycleEmily's List endorses Kirsten Gillibrand in an endorsement that shows how stupid endorsements can be. From Ellen Malcolm, a big Hillary supporter: "EMILY???s List is proud to endorse Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ??? a great advocate for women and families.....
Spin CycleWashington correspondent Tom Brune, in a story slotted for tomorrow's paper, reports that Kirsten Gillibrand will be meeting on Sunday with Latino legislators concerned about her immigration stance: "New York???s newly appointed junior Sen. Kirsten...
KickingTiresMaybe Nissan wants to cater to the cracked-out-celebrity car-buying demographic. How else do you explain its research into developing a system that warns drivers when they???re going the wrong direction? The automaker announced research for an IT-assisted...
Spin CycleIn reviewing Kirsten Gillibrand's Brooklyn meeting with Latino politicians concerned about her immigration stance yesterday, we found it interesting that she seemed more convinced that she had done a good job than any of the people she met with.......
The Swampby Mark Silva Michael Steele, newly seated chairman of the Republican National Committee, and the first African-American leader of "the party of Lincoln,'' vows that his party will reach out for broader support while remaining true to its core principles....
Tags: John McCain, Alaska, Minnesota, Immigration, Social Issues
Spin CycleKirsten Gillibrand certainly is evolving fast. A week ago, she was opposed to any sort of "amnesty" for illegal immigrants, opposed giving drivers licenses to illegals, favored making English the official language, favored tough sanctions on employers who...
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