News Clips Oct. 30, 2009

Bullet hits Lou Dobbs’ NJ home with wife nearby

WANTAGE, N.J. — Police in New Jersey are trying to determine who fired a bullet that struck CNN commentator Lou Dobbs’ home as his wife stood nearby. State police Sgt. Stephen Jones says Dobbs’ wife and driver were outside the home Oct. 5 when they heard the gunshot. Jones says the bullet didn’t penetrate the siding and fell to the ground outside.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jKAQaVPa_JHrJ01-MM6IqZ0VlNUgD9BL11702

Police look into gunshot at Dobbs’ home

(CNN) — A gunshot struck the home of CNN anchor Lou Dobbs this month, and police in New Jersey are trying to determine whether the bullet was fired intentionally or was a stray.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/29/new.jersey.dobbs.gunshot/


Police Probe Shot Fired at Home of CNN’s Lou Dobbs

“They’ve created an atmosphere and they’ve been unrelenting in their propaganda,” Dobbs said in reference to pro-immigration groups like the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Council of La Raza and America’s Voice. “Three weeks ago this morning, a shot was fired at my house where I live. My wife was standing out and that followed weeks and weeks of threatening phone calls.”

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,570296,00.html

Lou Dobbs: Gunshots Fired At Me, My Wife, My House

Lou Dobbs said on his radio show that gunshots have been fired at him, his wife, and their home in the past few weeks — and he blames his critics (via NewsBusters).

“They’ve created an atmosphere and they’ve been unrelenting in their propaganda,” Dobbs said on his radio show earlier this week.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/29/lou-dobbs-gunshots-fired_n_338606.html

Joe Arpaio Cries Wolf, Links Self to Lou Dobbs Threat, Slanders Activists

s Sheriff Joe “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” or “America’s Biggest Wimp”? That’s what I can’t help wondering as I read this latest press release from his PR staff. It lamely attempts to link the folks who protest Joe almost daily outside downtown Phoenix’s Wells Fargo Building — where Arpaio keeps two floors of ultra-expensive executive offices — to Lou Dobbs’ recent report that a gun was fired outside his house three weeks ago.

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bastard/2009/10/joe_arpaio_cries_wolf_yet_agai.php

Counties scramble to serve a growing Hispanic community

In the last decade, Oldham and other suburban Kentucky counties have seen their Hispanic populations more than double, sending schools, social service agencies, churches and businesses scurrying to add translators, Spanish brochures or events geared toward Hispanic families.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20091029/NEWS01/910300301/Counties+scramble+to+serve+a+growing+Hispanic+community

Another President Bush in the Making?

“Come on — jump on in,” said Michelle Dean, national communications director for the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. That organization was launched by George P. Bush’s grandfather, George H.W. Bush, when he was chairman of the Republican National Committee in the early 1970s.

Dean said George P. is “absolutely huge” among Hispanic Republicans, owing to his Latino heritage — his mother is from Mexico — fluent Spanish, famous name and the good looks that once earned him a place on People magazine’s list of 100 top bachelors. (He’s since gotten married.)

If he gets into politics, “He’ll have an immediate base,” she said. “And with his PAC — I think that’s going to be just huge.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-bush-president-republican-heir-bush-family-legacy/story?id=8951139

State colleges pitch education to Latinos

“If you want to get the students, you have to win over the ‘abuelas,’ ” Cuevas said, highlighting the Spanish word for grandmothers. “Part of recruiting these students is reassuring the mom, grandmother, uncle and everyone in the student’s life that college is the right next step.”

http://www.ajc.com/news/state-colleges-pitch-education-175937.html

House bill greatly expands health care coverage

(10-30) 04:00 PDT Washington – — There was rock music instead of trumpets as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow House Democrats used every flourish Thursday to frame their new $894 billion health care measure as historic legislation on par with the creation of Social Security in 1935 and Medicare in 1965.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/10/30/MNR41ACDHL.DTL#ixzz0VQK4idCs


Health reform inches closer to endgame

By Ben Pershing
President Obama and congressional Democrats moved closer to the end of a very bumpy road this week, as the House now has a health-care reform bill that is expected to pass the chamber and the Senate is crafting a measure that is similar in many key respects.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/10/30/health_reform_inches_closer_to.html?wprss=44

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