Mark and Charlie's Blog

Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman, said in an interview that the removal of Saddam Hussein had been "essential" to secure world oil supplies, a point he emphasized to the White House in private conversations before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. LINK TO FULL STORY...
Determined amnesty advocates who lost the fight for “comprehensive” immigration reform three months ago are now attempting to grant illegal aliens “amnesty on the installment plan.” Illegal aliens who entered the U.S. before age 16 and who have lived here illegally for five...
A poor illegal immigrant who goes to the John Peter Smith Hospital emergency room in Fort Worth gets the same care at the same price as any other indigent resident. >LINK TO FULL STORY href=" http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/091607... "
DES MOINES, Iowa - Thirteen years after her first effort at improving the nation's health care was abandoned, Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a new approach that would require every American to have health insurance with federal assistance to help defray the cost. LINK TO FULL...
WASHINGTON — Three months after Congress failed to pass a broad immigration overhaul, lawmakers are quietly returning to the hot-button issue, discussing narrower measures that address illegal immigrants and low-skilled laborers. LINK TO FULL STORY href=" http://www.latimes.com/...
ICE: Tab to remove illegal residents would approach $100 billion WASHINGTON (CNN) -- It would cost at least $94 billion to find, detain and remove all 12 million people believed to be staying illegally in the United States, the federal government estimated Wednesday. Julie Myers...
Boy leads protest over deported mother By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - An 8-year-old boy whose mother was deported to Mexico led a chanting crowd of about 150 pro-immigration activists through the halls of Congress on Wednesday. Capitol Police arrested two...
Workers sue U.S. over raids Legal employees at Swift say rights violated 12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, September 13, 2007 By DIANNE SOLÍS / The Dallas Morning News dsolis@dallasnews.com Workers at Swift & Co. plants have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Homeland...
$8B in pork clogs U.S. infrastructure plans By Ken Dilanian, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a fatal Minneapolis bridge collapse prompted criticism of federal spending priorities, the Senate approved a transportation and housing bill Wednesday containing at least $2...