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(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama on Monday told a student who has received a deportation notice that he does not want to deport her — he wants people like her to succeed.
The exchange happened during a town hall event sponsored by the Spanish-language television network Univision at a Washington, D.C., school.
A student, who appeared via Skype, asked: “My question for the president is, why [is the government] saying that deportations have stopped — or the detention of many students like me, why is it that we are still receiving deportation letters like this one?”
Obama answered, “We have redesigned our enforcement practices under the law to make sure that we’re focusing primarily on criminals, and so our deportation of criminals are up about 70 percent. Our deportation of non-criminals are down, and that’s because we want to focus our resources on those folks who are destructive to the community.
“And for a young person like that young woman that we just spoke to who’s going to school, doing all the right things, we want them to succeed,” Obama said.
By David A. Patten | Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 01:24 PM
Billionaire real estate developer and rising GOP 2012 prospect Donald Trump is firing back at mainstream media reports that the birth document he provided exclusively to Newsmax on Monday was invalid.
Trump has provided Newsmax a signed, dated Certificate of Birth from the City of New York’s Department of Health.
The new birth certificate states that Trump was born in the borough of Queens on June 14, 1946. It is signed by the mayor, the acting registrar of records, and the commissioner of health.
Trump said that once he realized the document he provided Newsmax on Monday was not an official birth certificate, it only took him a couple of hours to clear up the matter and locate the official document.
“Some in the media were challenging my birth certificate,” Trump told Newsmax Tuesday morning in an email. “So I solved the problem in a couple hours: here is my official Department of Health Birth Certificate.
Trump said he is asking for Obama to make his birth certificate public, though he was not suggesting he believes the President was born outside of the country.
“Anyone can get an official birth certificate — in New York it costs you about $38. I felt obligated to take it to the next step, and get even more than the original hospital birth certificate I provided.
“It is my honor to present my official birth certificate to the public. Look, I am proud to be an American. It was very easy to do.”
Read more on Newsmax.com: Angry Trump Fires Back: Here’s My Official Birth Certificate — Where’s Yours?
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March 28, 2011
It’s perplexing to see a high level of support for the unprovoked bombing of Libya on so-called “progressive” websites.
There has been an endless stream of humanitarian propaganda flowing from these sites trying to convince average liberals that the “human thing to do” is to rain down tomahawk missiles with depleted uranium to bring freedom and democracy to an oppressed people.
Huffington Post ran a piece by Ed Schultz titled Why I Support President Obama’s Decision to Invade Libya where he described his reasoning as follows:
…President Obama explained this won’t be a long-term operation.
Matter of days, not a matter of weeks. Not even months.
…He’s (Obama) trying to give the rebels, those who want democracy, a fighting chance at just that and trying to stop Gaddafi — this is the human thing to do — from slaughtering his own people.
By the very use of the word “invade” in the title, Schultz would seem to understand that the continued military support is likely to last for quite some time. Indeed, this was confirmed on Sunday morning when Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hinted that the operation could indeed last for months, which seems to debunk Schultz’s main argument that it’s only a days-long conflict. This justification is reminiscent of Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld falsely stating that the Iraq war would be quick and easy — only cost a couple of a billion dollars that would be paid for by Iraqi oil.
Additionally, Schultz and others making the “humanitarian” argument that we needed to prevent Gaddafi from slaughtering his own people is convoluted at best, if not a blatant hypocritical contradiction. It has become clear that the United States and their imperial partners, Britain and France, are picking and choosing which civil uprisings and which dictators to support with no genuine concern for democracy or civil rights.
Everyone with an objective view knows by now that this intervention is about protecting oil resources and making sure Israel survives these revolutionary times in the Arab world. Whether it’s control over Egypt’s Suez Canal, Libya’s sweet crude, or propping up the tyrannical Saudi regime in the face of protesters there, this selective military action in Libya seems to be exactly what liberals screamed about during Bush’s preemptive oil wars.
It has been one year since Obamacare was signed into law.
This is the same law about which then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” It is the same law that Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues jammed through Congress. The same unpopular law that led to Democrats losing control of the House.
After a year of learning what is in the law — and seeing its effect on families, small businesses and our economy — it is now clear that Obamacare is a failed experiment. Sadly, this failure was predictable and very expensive.
When Sen. Barack Obama was running for president, he repeatedly promised that he was going to reduce “every family’s premiums by as much as $2,500.” We were supposed to see these savings by the end of 2012.
Despite these promises, the amount individuals and families pay for health care and insurance continues to rise. Average premiums for individual plans, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, are predicted to increase by $2,100 per family over the next five years under the law.
Instead of receiving the $2,500 reduction promised, families will be paying more and more for their health insurance, thanks in no small part to the new government mandates.
NewsMax | By Henry J. Reske and Ashley Martella | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 12:25 PM
President Barack Obama’s highly touted healthcare reform law offers bad medicine at higher costs for patients, healthcare expert James Capretta tells Newsmax.TV.
Obamacare will propel rationed services, limit Medicare coverage options for seniors, and create a huge new bureaucracy to run it, says Capretta, co-author of a new book, “Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America.”
In other words, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law a year ago March 23 doesn’t live up to its name, because it will do neither, Capretta said during the exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV.
“Rationing occurs when the government pays a very low rate for a service so low that the suppliers of the service no longer are willing to supply it so they leave the marketplace,” said Capretta, who was the top budget official for healthcare during the George W. Bush administration. “So, people then have fewer options to go see and get that service. That’s what’s happening under this law.
NewsMax | By Jim Meyers | Monday, 28 Mar 2011 12:51 PM
Billionaire Donald Trump says the massive demonstration that rocked London during the weekend will “absolutely happen” in the United States because of the economic policies of the Barack Obama administration.
More than 250,000 people took to the streets in London on Saturday to protest Britain’s toughest spending cuts since World War II.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Trump said about the demonstration: “I think very strongly it is going to happen here, if Obama continues and remains our president, because he’s not fighting for us.
“He’s allowing other countries to take advantage of us. OPEC is a joke, what they’re doing, and China. I mean, most of our money’s going to OPEC and China, and we don’t have money for our people.
“So I would fully say that if this attitude persists, it will absolutely happen in the United States, and bigger and better than what you’re watching over in London.”
The real estate tycoon, who has announced he is strongly considering a run for president in 2012, added: “We’re spending money, and we’re losing money and jobs to other countries. If this weren’t happening, you wouldn’t have to make those social cuts. We have people who absolutely have no idea what they’re doing running this country.”