... Maywood's actions are being closely followed by others, including predominantly Latino immigrant communities. Several — including Pomona, Huntington Park and Bell Gardens — followed Maywood's lead by opposing a bill in Congress that would make it a crime for organizations or agencies to assist illegal immigrants. Aguirre and the council majority vowed to defy the rules if they become federal law.Welcome to Maywood, Where Roads Open Up for Immigrants
"My hat's off to them," said Pomona Councilman Marcos Robles. "Maywood took the lead, which was very progressive on their part."
After being surprised by her husband's role in the Dubai ports deal, Sen. Hillary Clinton has insisted that Bill Clinton give her "final say" over what he says and does, well-placed sources said.Can you imagine the fight over that one? I'm boss, Hil tells Bill
The former President agreed to give his wife a veto to avoid his habit of making controversial headlines that could hurt her chances of returning to the White House, multiple sources told the Daily News.
While she was blasting the Bush administration for allowing Dubai to run six of the country's ports, he was advising Dubai on how to sell the deal.
March 21, 2006 — Posters showing an American soldier with blood spurting out of his head are being used by Iraqi insurgents to raise money in Europe.
The campaign is called "10 Euros for Resistance." That's about $12, and people in Italy and the Netherlands seem to be chipping in, according to Rep. Sue Kelly, R-N.Y.
"Ten euros for resistance, and people who are giving the money don't care if it buys weapons. It's all for the resistance," Kelly said.
Kelly says that the European countries where the campaign has been launched, as well as some in the Mideast, have done little to stop the fundraising.
"It makes me very angry that our supposed allies would be helping and not stop something like this Web site, '10 Euros for the Resistance.' It's wrong," she said.
The cash is moved to Iraq through Syria, helping the insurgents stay on the move, resupply and prepare new attacks on American soldiers, Kelly said.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 20, 2006 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said Monday he hoped to resolve the nuclear dispute with Iran with diplomacy, but warned Tehran he would "use military might" if necessary to defend Israel.
The US president accused Iran of trying to develop atomic weapons and called that "unacceptable behavior" but stressed that "our objective is to solve this issue diplomatically."
Bush also referred to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "serious threat" against Israel and warned that if necessary, "we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel."
One clear accord between the two countries -- and a theme already circulating in Beijing on Monday night -- is joint opposition to a unipolar, U.S.-dominated world, Sanokoyev said.The Sino-Russian axis is already very busy undermining US security, refusing to sign off on an already-toothless Security Council* resolution over Iran's nuclear weapons program (which both have been eagerly helping out with). Cognac to Lyana for that last link...
"It's a very relevant theme, and it's certainly being sounded here on an informal level," Sanokoyev said. "There is a sense that world domination should be opposed."
Putin's current visit comes at a sensitive moment for U.S.-Chinese relations, with Hu set to visit the United States in April and pressure growing in Congress to punish China over what several U.S. senators call unfair trade practices.
Two senators, Democrat Charles Schumer and Republican Lindsey Graham, were in Beijing on Sunday to pressure China to revalue its currency, the yuan, or face steep import tariffs on its goods.
"I think it's a dangerous game the U.S. is playing," Nash said. "The more pressure the U.S. puts on China -- and Russia for that matter -- the easier it is for them to turn to each other and away from the U.S."
Putin and Hu signed a joint declaration last July that was seen as a veiled condemnation of American foreign policy. A month later, Russia and China held major joint military exercises that numerous commentators saw as an indirect warning to the United States.