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Mar 15,2007
CLEVELAND - Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said today that he welcomes the move to an earlier primary election in California because it will give voters a better opportunity to examine the positions of all the candidates. Kucinich said he is already actively campaigning in California, and has numerous events planned in the state over the next few months. "All of America will be paying close attention to the early contests because that's when they ... [full story]
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Mar 15,2007
WASHINGTON - During the past five years, former San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam nailed 88 people for federal crimes involving firearms. Yet for every gun-toting criminal that Lam put behind bars from 2002 to 2006, her counterpart along the southern border of Texas was nabbing almost a dozen. Lam's detractors insist that her thin record on firearms and immigration-related prosecutions was responsible for her recent ouster as San Diego's top federal prosecutor, and a ... [full story]
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Mar 15,2007
U.S. Attorney Firings and Abramoff-Related Emails Sent from RNC and Other Outside Addresses Circumvent Mandatory Record-Keeping System WASHINGTON - In light of e-mails released by the House Judiciary Committee this week in response to the on- going U.S. Attorney firing scandal, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a letter today to Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), asking for an investigation into whether the White ... [full story]
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Mar 15,2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gov. Ted Strickland promised a budget with the largest property tax cut in Ohio history, the lowest growth rate in 42 years, restrictions on vouchers and charter schools, and expanded health and senior citizen care. Strickland told a joint session of the Ohio Legislature on Wednesday that he was making a start and asked for lawmakers' help. It's unclear whether he'll get that from majority Republicans, who sometimes aggressively applauded and other times sat ... [full story]
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Mar 15,2007
MERIDA, Mexico - When President George Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon talked about the thorny issue of immigration reform Wednesday, the conversation turned deeply personal. Bush expressed concern about the crime, exploitation and human rights abuses caused by "a system that encourages people to sneak across the border," while Calderon revealed that members of his own family are working north of the border. Calderon's comments about his family members came during a joint news ... [full story]
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Mar 15,2007
WASHINGTON - A citizen's watchdog group filed a complaint on Wednesday with a government agency charging that Rep. Duncan Hunter's political action committee violated the federal campaign law to support the Alpine, Calif., Republican's presidential campaign. In papers filed with the Federal Elections Committee, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claimed that Hunter's Peace through Strength political action committee exceeded federal election spending limits when it paid for pro-Hunter TV ads in four states, ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
ColorOfChange.org, an online citizens' lobby of 70,000 members dedicated to advocating for the interests of Black Americans, launched a national letter writing campaign today calling on the Congressional Black Caucus Institute to reject Fox News as partner for their presidential debates.   "Fox News is not a 'fair and balanced' source of information or political debate, and it has repeatedly proven itself hostile to the interests of Black Americans," says a letter online activists can sign on ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
A federal grand jury in Denver indicted a Eunice, N.M.-based construction company and two of its executives Tuesday for participating in a bid-rigging conspiracy involving natural gas pipeline construction projects in Colorado, the Department of Justice announced. The indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver, charges that B&H Maintenance & Construction Inc. (B&H) and two of its executives, Jon Paul Smith, vice president and regional manager; and Landon R. Martin, manager of marketing ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
Shanaya S. Hicks of Hartford, Conn., pleaded guilty today to five counts related to her role in a sex- trafficking ring that involved minors. Hicks is the eighth of ten defendants to plead guilty to federal charges in this case. On August 8, 2006, Hicks, along with nine other co-defendants, was charged in a 64-count superseding indictment. Hicks, and two additional co-defendants were also charged with the sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
SAN DIEGO - Chevron has abandoned plans to build a $650 million liquefied natural gas receiving terminal near Mexico's Coronado Islands, ending a four-year battle with U.S. and Mexican environmentalists who feared the project would harm delicate plant, sea mammal, and bird habitats. The energy company withdrew the three key Mexican permits required to develop the project last month, Chevron spokeswoman Margaret Cooper said Monday. Despite ongoing opposition to the LNG receiving terminal since it ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
SAN DIEGO - San Diego Naval Medical Center is backing off of plans to treat the most severely wounded combat veterans even as it ramps up its outpatient and rehabilitation services, hospital officials said Monday. When they launched the Comprehensive Combat Casualty Care Center (C5) program last summer, the hospital's leaders called their facility a "West Coast Walter Reed" that was prepared to take on badly injured Marines, sailors and soldiers almost directly from the ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
Dealer Charged in 70-Count Indictment for Crimes Related to Business Practices SAVANNAH, Ga. - Special Agent in Charge Vanessa L. McLemore of the Atlanta Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced today the arrest of a licensed gun dealer in southeast Georgia. Yesterday, Mark Eric McDaniel, 37, surrendered to authorities at his Waycross, Ga. residence, following an eight-month ATF investigation into the business operations of "McDaniel's Firearms" in Waycross. ... [full story]
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Mar 14,2007
Hollywood  - In the end, it was his odd-looking truck that gave away Ralph Stephen Garbarini, the suspect in a killing so random that it became the talk of San Diego. Garbarini, suspected of gunning down a popular businessman for no apparent reason at a dessert cafe in the Hillcrest neighborhood, was arrested in Hollywood Tuesday after security guards saw his pickup parked on Hawthorn Avenue, authorities said. SUSPECT - Ralph Stephen Garbarini, who ... [full story]
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