News Clips Nov. 17, 2009

Lou Dobbs Suggests Senate Run “On My Mind”

Lou Dobbs, who recently resigned from hosting a nightly show on CNN, said in his first interview since his resignation that he is “going to remain in the public arena.”
Dobbs was asked by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly if he is considering a Senate run in New Jersey.
“A lot of things are on my mind, I’m not going to be coy about this,” Dobbs said, though he neglected to answer the question directly. He went on to say he is “thinking about a lot of opportunities.”

Lou Dobbs to run for U.S. Senate? ‘A lot of things are on my mind’

Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs said Monday that management there had no say in the content of his program, and neither confirmed nor denied he is weighing a run for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey.

“A lot of things are on my mind,” Dobbs told Bill O’Reilly on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor” in his first TV interview since resigning from CNN on Wednesday.

Dobbs had been with CNN since its 1980 launch — except for two years with an Internet start-up he joined after a public spat with his then-boss — and over the years evolved from a traditionally neutral newscaster into an outspoken commentator.

Lou Dobbs: My downfall at CNN started when Barack Obama became President

Former CNN veteran Lou Dobbs suggests his form of advocacy journalism fell out of favor when President Obama was elected and his ratings began to decline.

Dobbs, who had come under fire from watchdog groups because of his on-air, anti-immigration stance, told Bill O’Reilly Monday on the Fox News Channel that he never heard directly from CNN management that he made the network look bad – but there was a tonal change when Obama became President.

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Immigration, Yet Another Issue: How Many Hard Votes Can Congress Take?

The Obama administration – and this is a rare statement apt to unite acolytes and acid-tongued critics – does not lack for ambition.
Even with the president off in Asia, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that 9/11 suspects would be tried in civilian courts in New York City. And Janet Napolitano, the secretary of homeland security, delivered a major speech adding one more controversial item to the 2010 legislative agenda. The upcoming trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed dominated the headlines, but Napolitano’s full-throated commitment to push for immigration reform next year may have the most lasting political reverberations.

Punk’d anti-immigrant protesters react

Yesterday we linked to video shot by by D.J. Cummings showing members of Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform getting punk’d by a speaker at their Minnesota State House rally.

Bluestem Prairie’s Sally Jo Sorensen, among others, also links to a follow-up clip that shows Ruthie Hendrycks, a headliner at the event, shouting for respect while one of her supporters gets rough with some opponents.

CAPITAL CULTURE: Sotomayor adds celebrity to court

WASHINGTON — Apparently, no one told Sonia Sotomayor that Supreme Court justices are supposed to be circumspect, emerging from their marble palace mainly to dispense legal wisdom to law schools, judges’ conferences and lawyers’ meetings.

Since becoming the first Hispanic justice, Sotomayor has mamboed with movie stars, exchanged smooches with musicians at the White House and thrown out the first pitch for her beloved New York Yankees. A famous jazz composer even wrote a song about her: “Wise Latina Woman.”

Why one Democrat voted no on health bill

By John Adler  (Camden, NJ)

After months of debate over reforming the health-care system, I decided to vote against the bill that the House of Representatives passed a little more than a week ago.

I did not come to this decision lightly. Like many Americans, I spent the last few months talking with family members, friends, and neighbors about how to improve the health-care system. I hosted nearly 60 community meetings across South Jersey to share my thoughts and listen to the ideas and concerns of local residents.

Throughout this process, I have said that I strongly believe we need health-care reform in this country, and that any comprehensive plan needs to fulfill two goals: first, it has to provide access to quality health care for all Americans; and second, it must ensure that health care is more affordable in the long term.

Pennsylvania State Police officials meet with Chambersburg Area Hispanic leaders about traffic stop procedures

By KEITH PARADISE Staff writer

CHAMBERSBURG — Pennsylvania State Police officials met with leaders in the Hispanic community Monday morning to explain their procedure involving traffic stops, the second meeting of an effort to cross the communication bridge with the local Hispanic population.

Lt. Col. John Brown, deputy commissioner of administration and professional accountability, gave a presentation at the First Lutheran Church to clarify questions that were raised at a community meeting conducted during the summer by the state police. Also in attendance from the state police were troopers Ed Asbury and Angel Garcia of the Chambersburg station.

UPDATE 1-YouTube gets Hispanic shows in Univision deal

* YouTube to feature full length Univision shows

* Deal includes Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision shows

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Spanish-language media company Univision Communications Inc [UVN.UL] said on Monday it has reached an agreement to feature short and full-length programs on Google Inc’s (GOOG.O) online video site YouTube.

The revenue-sharing agreement covers new and archive Hispanic programming, including shows from Univision Communications’ Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision networks.


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