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By Tammy Bruce
Team Obama's bizarre behavior helps Gitmo terrorists foil justice
Topic - Mike Coffman
The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable "amnesty" and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November's elections.
Unlike much of the rest of the country, Colorado Democrats have come out on top in recent redistricting battles in this hotly competitive state. But it has been of limited help - a reminder that candidates here can counter some of the effects of redistricting.
Rep. Mike Coffman is urging action on legislation that would allow legalized marijuana businesses to use commercial banks.
Doctors at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Puerto Rico released a patient who was suffering from delirium and barely able to function, ignoring evaluations by staff nurses, an investigation found — the latest in a string of high-profile incidents at the department's medical facilities.
At the Pentagon, some civilians are more essential than others. Civilians in the public affairs office that supports Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have returned from furlough during the 2-week-old partial government shutdown. But those in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's public affairs office remain on unpaid leave, even though they perform the same duties in the same agency.
For one side of the immigration debate, the goal is to hand out as many citizenship cards as possible. This "path to citizenship" is more a path toward dependency, in which illegal aliens take advantage of various welfare benefits and presumably show their gratitude by voting for the Democratic politicians who keep the goodies flowing.
Meet the newest campaign issue for House Democrats: Rep. W. Todd Akin.
An 18-month recession came to an official end in June 2009, according to a study released last week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. For good reason, few in the public believe it's over. With the economy stuck in neutral and unemployment locked at 9.6 percent, most see no choice but to keep cutting back because the future looks no brighter.
Mr. Coffman said he still may try to offer his policy as an amendment.
"I have not ruled out putting an amendment on the NDAA that would allow these young people the chance to serve this country in uniform and earn a path to citizenship through their military service," said Mr. Coffman, a Marine Corps combat veteran and member of the committee.