Today’s Water Cooler lineup of off the beaten path online stories are:Arizona illegal immigrant law expected to boost May day crowds in Bay area, Hawaii lawmakers pass civil unions bill, Hawaii lawmakers pass civil unions bill.
- MercuryNews.com: Arizona illegal immigrant law expected to boost May day crowds in Bay area
Arizona’s controversial new law that allows police to question people about their immigration status has ignited Bay Area efforts to overhaul national immigration laws and promises to draw the largest crowds to traditional May Day rallies in years
- CNN: Hawaii lawmakers pass civil unions bill
Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, an influential Hispanic voice in the Republican Party, warned Tuesday that Arizona’s tough new immigration law could have “unintended consequences,” but said the legislation is the product of a “law enforcement crisis” going on in the state.
Newsmax: McCain: Crime, drugs sparked Arizona law; declares bipartisanship dead in Washington
Sen. John McCain tells Newsmax that drug cartels and human traffickers have taken over Mexico and pose a direct threat to the security of the United States.