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Democrats Block McCain's Attempt To Send 6,000 More Troops To Mexican Border

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain resurrected a proposal to send an additional 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border just hours after...

Obama Border Plan Resembles Bush's

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHOENIX — President Barack Obama's plan to send as many as 1,200 National Guard troops back to the U.S.-Mexico border quelled demands that he mu...

Droning On

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

If they weren't so patently dangerous, the political inanities of Texas Governor Rick Perry might be entertaining.

National Guard Troops On Mexico Border: Stalemate Frustrates Lawmakers

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security and Pentagon officials are at loggerheads over a plan to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, ev...

Israeli Rockets Injure 12 At Gaza Airport, Hamas Says

AP | RIZEK ABDEL JAWAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas officials say Israeli aircraft have fired five missiles at Gaza's defunct airport and nearby border tunnels, wounding ...

'The Fence' Questions Consequences Of U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Endorsed By John McCain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was clear in his campaign ad last week: "Complete the danged fence," he told an Arizona sheriff, who appeared with him in the ...

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

Why I Filed to Run for U.S. Senate

Mickey Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mickey Kaus

I have no special beef with the incumbent, Senator Boxer. She is a state-of-the-art Democrat. But to be "state-of-the-art" in our party is not such a good thing anymore.

Immigration Reform: Change Takes Courage and Faith

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

If our political leaders won't make room for the "strangers" among us, we will -- because Jesus commands us to do so.

Hugo Chavez Says US Plane Entered Venezuelan Airspace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says a U.S. military plane entered Venezuelan airspace and was met by his military's F-16s...

Pakistan And Taliban Both Claim Success In Second Day Of Military Assault

AP | ISHTIAQ MAHSUD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — Pakistani troops and the Taliban fought fierce battles in a militant sanctuary near the Afghan border, with both si...

Immigrant Bill Is Back On The Table

Wall Street Journal | MELANIE TROTTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called Friday for Congress to consider an overhaul of immigration law early next year, a move that could ...

Lydia Guzman, Immigration Advocate, Uses Text Messages To Warn Of Arpaio Crime Sweeps

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHOENIX — An advocate for immigrant and civil rights has started using text messages to warn residents about crime sweeps by a high-profile Ariz...

Gunmen Open Fire On AA Meeting In Mexico, Killing 1

AP | E. EDUARDO CASTILLO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MEXICO CITY -- Gunmen burst into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and opened fire in a violence-plagued Mexican border state, killing one person and wo...

The Israel/Gaza Face-Off in Los Angeles

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Monday night, in remembrance of the one-year anniversary of Israel's Operation Cast Lead that killed 1,400 Gazans, and in solidarity with the 1,400 in...

San Ysidro Border Shooting: U.S.-Mexico Border Crossing Closed

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAN DIEGO — Four people were injured in a gun battle Tuesday involving an attempt to smuggle illegal immigrants from Mexico at the busiest borde...

The War on Drugs and 40 Years of Escalation on the Border

Sito Negron | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sito Negron

I live about a mile from the border, and can see Juarez from the yard in front of my apartment. Helicopters regularly fly so close overhead that my windows rattle.

More Feds To Combat Border Violence: Source

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration plans to send reinforcements to the Southwest border to help contain the rampant violence of the Mexican d...

Hands Off My Laptop, iPod, Cellphone, Pager, Beeper, Flash Drive, Pocket Litter, First Born (OK, Not My First Born)

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

Customs and Border Protection just released its new policies for searching and seizing laptops at the border.

Keep Your Hands Off My Laptop

Alan Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Rosenblatt

As it stands, Customs can grab anyone at the border, seize their laptop, and demand passwords and encryption keys as a pre-condition to entering the country. And who knows when you'll get your computer back?

Back of the Line, Back of the Bus...or Just Plain Backward?

Dan Kowalski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Kowalski

Obama's Op-Ed on immigration today is designed to please both sides of the debate, which is why it's either uninformed or cynical. Informed analysts know trying to "secure the borders" first is all backwards.