As Jared L. Loughner opened fire on Representative Gabrielle Giffords and a small crowd of supporters, killing at least 6 and wounding many others, there appears to be at least three people who, in the face of horror, performed unimaginable heroic acts: Bill Badger, Daniel Hernandez, and Patricia Maisch.
At a news conference moments ago, a spokesman at the hospital where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been taken said that Giffords is out of surgery after being shot through the head. The spokesman said he is "very optimistic about recovery" and "about as optimistic as I can get in this situation."
Funny what the game of golf can drive a man to do—and no, I'm not talking about Tiger Woods. Rather, when I learned of a package deal involving unlimited golf at the Phoenician hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, I took advantage of it faster than a Masters champion takes advantage of a cocktail waitress. (Okay, that time I was referring to Tiger.)
According to the Washington Examiner, Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli has issued a formal opinion recognizing that state and local law enforcement officers have authority to "inquire into the immigration status of persons stopped or arrested."
Amid the controversy arising from the federal district court's decision to strike down portions of Arizona's Senate Bill 1070, one must keep in mind the fact that the case is at its most preliminary stage.
A federal lawsuit is never a laughing matter – especially when the U.S. Department of Justice signs the complaint. But the Obama administration's complaint against Arizona faces serious obstacles in the federal courts.
In his official response to criticism for his appearance in an infomercial telling viewers how to get "free money" from the government, former congressman J.D. Hayworth says his words are being misrepresented by John McCain, Hayworth's opponent in Arizona GOP Senate primary.
President Obama has spoken out against the [Arizona immigration] law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy. And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.
Imagining this conversation is much more fun if you imagine Jan Brewer as the real-life embodiment of Chris Buckley's "Supreme Courtship" heroine, Pepper Cartwright. A fiesty, Texan TV judge who is out of her element but never out of her depth in Washington, D.C., Pepper's the kind of woman who would say something, well, exactly like this:
When Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed her state’s new immigration law on April 23, reaction from the political Left was swift and furious. They predicted jack-booted rogue cops staging midnight raids on the homes of everyone.
On May 11, Attorney General Eric Holder said of Arizona's immigration law that "the potential for racial profiling is increased by the passage of such laws." At yesterday's congressional hearing, he admitted that he hasn't yet read the law.