News Clips Nov. 2, 2009

Lou Dobbs Says His Views Made His Home a Target

The New Jersey State Police are investigating a report of gunfire this month at the Sussex County home of Lou Dobbs, the outspoken CNN anchor and radio host.
Investigators have not reached the same conclusion. “It’s unclear at this point what the intended target was,” Sgt. Stephen Jones of the State Police said Friday.

Was somebody deliberately shooting at Lou Dobbs’ house?

In New Jersey, the state police are investigating after a bullet hit CNN host Lou Dobbs’ house. It’s not clear if the shot was intentional or just accidental, maybe from a hunter’s bullet. The authorities say they’re investigating partly because Dobbs is a public persona. The broadcaster says he’s gotten weeks of threatening phone calls.

Ariz. sheriff’s safety reviewed after Dobbs scare

PHOENIX — The security of an Arizona sheriff who has aggressively cracked down on illegal immigration is under review after a shooting scare involving CNN commentator Lou Dobbs.

A bullet struck Dobbs’ New Jersey home on Oct. 5. On his radio show this week, Dobbs connected the gunshot to his advocacy for a crackdown on illegal immigration.

Lou Dobbs takes flak from many directions. He fires back too.

CNN’s Lou Dobbs is a man with a mission: Keep hammering on immigration in the United States.

He’s been at it for years, warning that immigrants (illegal and sometimes legal) are a threat to the country’s economic and social well-being, maybe even its domestic tranquility and security.

Immigrant Jail Tests U.S. View of Legal Access

A startling petition arrived at the New York City Bar Association in October 2008, signed by 100 men, all locked up without criminal charges in the middle of Manhattan.
In vivid if flawed English, it described cramped, filthy quarters where dire medical needs were ignored and hungry prisoners were put to work for $1 a day.

New report from labor groups makes case for immigration reform

Washington, DC – A report released today by leading labor organizations shows how the federal government’s recent approach to workplace immigration enforcement has harmed efforts to protect both immigrant and native-born workers’ rights while allowing unscrupulous employers to operate with near impunity.

The Hispanic Market Is Set to Soar

The 2010 Census will radically alter the demographic map and the rules of engagement between Hispanic and general-market shops
Hispanic Americans continue to grow in number at a rate four times that of the general population, with the 2010 Census expected to show their total rising to nearly 50 million, from 38 million in 2000. And second-generation Hispanics are fast becoming the driver of the group’s growth, with 88 percent of Hispanic children born in America, versus 61 percent of adults.

Brands focus on social media to target multicultural groups

Kodak recently launched its first all-digital marketing initiative geared toward a multicultural consumer group. Teaming with Yahoo en Español, “Muestra Tu Herencia” (Show Your Heritage) was designed to encourage Hispanic consumers to share photos online that display their heritage. Kodak created an online mosaic of the images and for each one uploaded, donated $2 to the Hispanic College Fund.

Latinos celebrate ‘Dia de los Muertos’

PASCO — Though last night’s ghouls and goblins have hung up their costumes, some Tri-Citians continue to wait for a visit from some spirits.

Homemade altars are a common sight in many Latino households as part of the Dia de los Muertos holiday, coinciding with All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days Nov. 1-2.

Obama Strategy on Health Care Legislation Appears to Be Paying Off

WASHINGTON — After months of plodding work by five Congressional committees and weeks of back-room bargaining by Democratic leaders, President Obama’s arms-length strategy on health care appears to be paying dividends, with the House and the Senate poised to take up legislation to insure nearly all Americans.

GOP Set to Propose Its Own Health Bill

WASHINGTON — Republicans are preparing an alternative health-care bill to Democratic legislation, House Republican Leader John Boehner said, marking a shift in strategy as the full House is set to begin debate on the issue this week.

Mr. Boehner said Sunday the Republican bill would extend health-insurance coverage to “millions” of Americans but wouldn’t try to match the scope of the House Democratic bill unveiled last week. The Democratic legislation, if passed, is estimated to expand coverage to more than 30 million Americans now without insurance. Its estimated gross cost is $1.055 trillion over 10 years.


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