Saturday Nov 23
Cocaine bust derails fledgling GOP congressman Trey Radel, divides southwest Florida
From the outset, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel - a brash and digitally savvy darling of the political right - was determined to make a name for himself.
The Times of Israel
Hear the lion roar
Jason Harris served as a senior staffer to a U.S. Member of Congress. Passionate about global citizen diplomacy, travel, history, photography, and his favorite bands, he recently returned to his native San Francisco Bay Area to find new career opportunities.
Obama Fundraising Trips:Are they Justified?
I came across this piece courtesy of the Guardian, which describes the recent uptick in the President's fundraising activities, particularly with wealthy donors.
Why is Yves Mathieu always smiling?
A half dozen hardcore bands are performing at Sweet Melissa's on the 15th to raise funds for Yves Mathieu, a 19-year-old SCAD student, fan of the Congress Street post-punk scene, and guy with a lot of friends.
The Catholic Sun Phoenix
Panelists recall lessons from last effort to fix immigration problems
The last time Congress attempted a full-blown fix of immigration law in 1986, the major accomplishments were that a few million people won legal status and some employment verification systems were created, but the legislation proved inadequate to repair systemic problems, according to panelists at a migration law and policy conference.