5 Reasons why Patriotism is Important

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5 Legal ways to Fight for your Rights

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Obama slams Arizona bill as Fight Lifts Immigration to Top of Agenda

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Pentagon Warns Congress: Accounts Running Dry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures -- like not paying salaries -- if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense spending bill before lawmakers begin an August recess. A senior Democratic...
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5 Legal ways to Fight for your Rights

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Silly Obama, Tricks Are For Kids

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Pentagon Warns Congress: Accounts Running Dry

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Obama slams Arizona bill as Fight Lifts Immigration to Top of Agenda

A controversial bill approved by Arizona’s State Legislature pushing the immigration debate to the forefront of the U.S. Senate.

President Barack Obama on Friday criticized the legislation, which would allow Arizona’s state police to check the documents of people they suspect are illegal immigrants. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, has said she will decide whether to sign the legislation soon.

The issue has galvanized people on both sides of one of the most divisive issues in American politics just as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) mulls whether his chamber should move to immigration reform or climate change legislation after it completes work on a Wall Street reform bill.

Obama on Friday called for Congress to continue to work toward immigration reform, saying the failure to act on a federal level has led to “misguided” efforts to curb illegal immigration, like the one in Arizona.

“If we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts around the country,” Obama said.

Speaking at a naturalization ceremony for servicemen and -women in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said he has instructed his administration to “closely monitor the situation” in Arizona and to “examine the civili rights and other implications of this legislation.”

“The recent efforts in Arizona … threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans as well as the trust in police and their communities that are so crucial to keeping us safe,” Obama said.

Hispanic lawmakers have increased the pressure on the administration and Democratic leaders to pick up immigration in recent weeks. They have also criticized the proposed Arizona law, and urged Obama to recommend a veto to Brewer, or to threaten to cut off federal funds if the bill becomes law.

Pentagon Warns Congress: Accounts Running Dry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Wednesday it may be forced to take extreme measures — like not paying salaries — if the Democratic-led Congress fails to pass a $37 billion defense spending bill before lawmakers begin an August recess.

A senior Democratic aide said lawmakers would find a way to get it done. “We will pass it this work period. We have to,” the aide said.

Tensions are growing in the Pentagon about the fate of the bill, which has languished in Congress despite repeated pleas for action by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who needs to fund a 30,000-troop surge for the Afghan war.

The White House has added to the drama, threatening to veto the bill over $800 million in education spending cuts that were added by the House of Representatives.

“While we hope and expect the Congress will get this done, we also are obligated now to begin seriously planning for the possibility that they don’t,” Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell told reporters.

He noted that “absent more drastic action” certain Army and Marine Corps spending accounts would run dry in August.

The Defense Department would do everything in its power, Morrell said, to continue to protect the United States and support troops “deployed in harm’s way.”

“It may involve asking a lot of hard-working people in this department to report to duty without an ability to pay them or other extreme measures we would rather avoid,” he said. “But we will get the job done, including in Iraq and Afghanistan and where else we operate around the world.”

Gates raised his concerns with Republicans at closed-door talks on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and afterward Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “this is a true emergency.”

“Secretary Gates is not involved in the politics of the add-ons, but he wants the funding for the troops. And he told us clearly today that it has to be done by the end of this month or he will not be able to pay the troops,” McConnell said.

Gerald T. Roberts

In the recent times patriotism has taken a different turn. It is important that we all must be endowed with the virtue of patriotism and at the same time understand our rights. I am Gerald T. Roberts, and I am a regular contributor to this site. Earlier, I was just a visitor and was happy with the things that this blog was trying to motivate. I realised that they were always working for a high cause and decided to join the team. I have been with them for a couple of years now, and they haven’t changed a bit. I am proud to be a part of this movement. 

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