Author: McManus, John F
Date published: June 4, 2012
Journal code: NEAM
Justice Department Sues Arizona Sheriff
"I will fighi being taken over by some bureaucrats in the federal government to the bitter end. They're using me for the Latino vote. I hate to say this is political but the timing is suspect."
Claiming ihut he engages in unlawful discrimination against Latinas, ilieU.S. Justice Department is suing Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who vows in defend his record.
UN Official Targets Ownership of Mount Rushmore
"It was impressed upon me that the sense of loss, alienation and indignity is pervasive throughout Indian country."
Recommending that the Untied States return land rights far the Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore sits, UN special rapporteur James Anaya, an American, angered many area residents.
Army Cancels Course Attacking Islam
"It was just totally objectionable, against our values, and it wasn't academically sound."
Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey condemned the already-canceled course being given at the Joint Forces Staff College in which the claim was made that Islam is a dangerous ideology rather than a religion.
North Carolina Passes Ban on Gay Marriage
"We are not anti-gay; we are pro-marriage. And the whole point is simply that you don't rewrite the nature of God's design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults."
Chairwoman Tami Fitzgerald of the pro-marriage group "Vote for Marriage NC" spoke at orally after voters in the Tar Heel siale overwhelming said "No" to same-sex marriage.
Florida's Junior Senator Seems Confused
"I recently joked thai today, in the U.S. Senate, if you go far enough to the right, you wind up on the left."
Showing more affinity for ihe positions held by neocons John McCain and George W. Bush than with those claimed by constitutionalist-minded Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Señalar Marco Rubio (R-FIa.) defended U.S. activist foreign policy in a speech delivered at the ultra-liberal Brookings Institution.
EPA Official Wants to "Crucify" Opponents of Federal Policies
"It was kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean. They'd go into a little Turkish town somewhere, they'd find the first five guys they saw. and they would crucify them, and then that town was really easy to manage for the next few years.... So that's our general philosophy." Environmental Protection Agency administrator AI Armendariz actually stated this in a speech in 2010. Oklahoma Senator James lnhofe released a copy of a video containing these comments and, when questioned about what he said. Armendariz merely regretted his "poor choice of words."
Ron Paul Calls a Halt to His Campaign - Sort Of
"Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delégales, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that liberty is the way of the future."
Stating that this year's run for the GOP nomination is only part of a 40-year endeavor that will continue to grow stronger in the future. Congressman Ron Paul announced on May 14 he will no longer campaign in the remaining II primaries.
- COMPILED BY JOHN F. MCMANUS