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Rove's Immigration Ploy

With less than a day left till the election, many Republicans are seeing the writing on the wall. Their days are numbered or are they? If you are Karl Rove, it is not over until the last dirty trick is played.

Recently, a story broke out about Barack Obama's Kenyan aunt, Zeituni Onyango, she was living in public housing in Boston. However, now with less than 72 hours till the election, there is a twist to this story. According to the Associated Press, reported that Onyango is an "illegal."

The Greater Houston Area Needs Your Help

Promoted. Originally posted 2008-09-25 21:08:11 -0500. -- GH

XP provides the landmail address at the bottom of this commentary, highlighting here that you can donate online at ghcf.org.

As you know, two weeks ago, the Greater Houston Area was hit by Hurricane Ike. Since then, those who have been following my blog or my activities around the Internet, will have noticed I haven't been as active as before. Although I may have come out fine from the hurricane, however, I am still a little shell shocked. It is not like this is my first hurricane. The truth of the matter, there is something about Ike that made this one different than the previous ones I went through, which includes Rita, which I happened to be one of the few bloggers who lived blogged that one. As you know, when Ike finally arrived Saturday morning, the National Hurricane Center reported that the hurricane maintained it's 110mph wind speed, therefore classifying it as a strong category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, 1 mph shy of becoming a major category 3 (winds 111-130 mph).

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there has been an unfair comparison between the tragedies Katrina left behind and the ones left by other storms. In today's post-Katrina coverage, if damage pales in comparison to Katrina, in the eyes the national media, it's not going to be seen as a "big deal."

I understand last week was very chaotic with news of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the sale of Merrill Lynch and the Fed's bailout of AIG and other campaign news stories -- they also have a strong local angle. However, during that week, it did seem like time stood still for us, while the world passed us by. As a Houstonian, it has been all surreal.

IG Report: Bush's GOP Hires Among Immigration Judges

promoted... good to see XP's posting!

Hot off the press, the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General and Office of Professional Responsibility just released a report on the improper hiring practices by Monica Goodling, the Department of Justice's (DOJ) White House Liaison and Senior Counsel to the Attorney General. According to the report, Goodling broke federal law by discriminating against job applicants on account of their political views.