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Sonia Sotomayor Nominated for Supreme Court: Sotomayor could be even more liberal than Souter, and conservatives might feel compelled to push to block her based on her rulings from the appellate court.


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Tenth Amendment Movements Aims to Give Power Back to States: Fed up with Washington's involvement in everything from land use to gun control to education spending, states across the country are fighting back against what they say is the federal government's growing intrusion on their rights. At least 35 states have introduced legislation this year asserting their power under the Tenth Amendment to regulate all matters not specifically delegated to the federal government by the Constitution.


National Leaders Call on Pelosi to Step Down:Earlier this week, ALG President Bill Wilson joined with former Attorney General Edwin Meese in calling on Nancy Pelosi to step down as Speaker of the House. Wilson and Meese joined with 10 other national leaders in a jointly signed letter.


Obama Is Plain Wrong: Rep. John Shadegg comments on Obama's handling of Guantanamo Bay.


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ALG's Wilson, Former Attorney General Edwin Meese, and National Leaders Call Upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Step Down 

"Pelosi, number two in line to succeed the Presidency,

has completely destroyed her credibility with the intelligence

community, and on intelligence-issues central to protecting

the security of the United States." —ALG President Bill Wilson.


May 25th, 2009, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson, former Attorney General Edwin Meese and ten other national leaders have called for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to step down for "endangering the national security of the United States" amid escalating controversy over her claims intelligence officials lied to her about enhanced interrogation techniques.


According to the letter, "Speaker Pelosi has chosen to politicize the CIA and to demoralize its employees in order to take one more parting shot at the Bush administration, and to try to distract the public from her potentially career-ending exercise of bad judgment. By politicizing the intelligence community, Speaker Pelosi is reviving one of Washington's most tired and ugly old ways."


The controversy began when Pelosi said on April 23rd in reference to a 2002 intelligence briefing that "At that or any other briefing... we were not, I repeat, were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation techniques were used."


On May 6th, the controversy grew as an intelligence report was released on stating that Pelosi was indeed briefed on the techniques that were used on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah in September 2002, as reported by ABC News.


On May 14th, it only grew as she accused the CIA of lying to her: "Those briefing me in Sept. 2002 gave me inaccurate and incomplete information... The CIA was misleading the Congress."


The CIA Director, Leon Panetta—appointed by Democrat Barack Obama—defended his agency, saying, "It is not our policy to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values."


Wilson, Meese, and other national leaders in their letter wrote that "The national security of the United States is more important than politics."

Wilson explained, "If it comes down to Pelosi keeping a powerful political position or protecting the security of the nation, security comes first, and Pelosi has to go."


"Pelosi, number two in line to succeed the Presidency, has completely destroyed her credibility with the intelligence community, and on intelligence-issues central to protecting the security of the United States," Wilson declared.


"And anyone who cannot be trusted to protect the security of the nation has no place in a leadership position in any branch or office of our representative government," Wilson concluded.


Editor's Note: The letter's signatories are:

Edwin Meese, former Attorney General

David Keene, Chairmain, American Conservative Union

Frank J. Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

Wendy Wright, President, Concerned Women for America

Alfred Regnery, Publisher, American Spectator

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform

Brent Bozell, President, Media Research Center

Richard Viguerie, Chairman,

Becky Norton Dunlop, President, Council for National Policy

William Wilson, President, Americans for Limited Government

Ken Blackwell, former U.S. Ambassador, U.N. Human Rights Commission




Shea-Porter Announces Over $700,000 for Manchester Community Health Center

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the Manchester Community Health Center will receive $711,365 in funding. This grant, titled the “Health Center Cluster” grant, will be used for high quality, comprehensive primary care services.


“The Manchester Community Health Center will be able to expand its services,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. “All patients receiving care here will benefit from this funding.”



Shea-Porter Announces Over $6 Million for UNH National Oceanic and Atmospheric Joint Hydrographic Center 

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the University of New Hampshire/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Joint Hydrographic Center will receive $6,335,000 in funding. This grant will continue the research program at the Joint Hydrographic Center for surveying, seafloor mapping, electronic charting, and data visualization. It will study the data suitability and methodology for delineation of the U.S. continental margin and will develop innovative approaches to mapping essential fish habitat. This grant is through the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States Department of Commerce.


“This grant will help our researchers at the University of New Hampshire with their important work,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “The Administration and Congress are continuing their commitment to science.”



DNC - Chairman Kaine Praises Selection of Sonia Sotomayor As Nominee to Supreme Court (English & Spanish) 

Washington, DC – Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after President Obama announced his selection of Sonia Sotomayor as his nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Chairman Kaine, the current Governor of Virginia, worked as a civil rights lawyer for 17 years. His experience includes substantial trial and appellate-levellegal work.


“Nominating a justice to the Supreme Court of the United States is one of a President’s most serious responsibilities. Today, President Obama announced an outstanding nominee in Sonia Sotomayor. Her experience in the American judicial system, coupled with her inspiring life story and fierce intellect, make her uniquely qualified to serve on the nation’s highest court.


“Sonia Sotomayor was born and raised in a public housing project in the South Bronx to immigrant parents of Puerto Rican descent. Sotomayor’s mother instilled in her a belief in the power of a good education and driven by that belief, Sotomayor graduated with the highest honors from Princeton University and Yale Law School.


“Sotomayor has worked at nearly every level of the American judicial system for the past three decades: as a district attorney prosecuting violent crimes, as a corporate litigator working on complex commercial cases, as a federal district judge, and most recently, as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She has been lauded as a fearless jurist, with a sharp and independent mind and a deep commitment to the rule of law and our constitutional traditions.


“In every way imaginable, Sonia Sotomayor has lived the American dream. She will be the Court’s first Latina, its third woman, and the only Justice on the current court with experience as a trial judge. I commend President Obama on his choice and congratulate Judge Sotomayor on her nomination."



Presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata Tim Kaine elogia la medida del Presidente Obama de nominar a Sonia Sotomayor para la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos


Washington, DC – El presidente del Comité Nacional Demócrata, Tim Kaine emitió las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Presidente Obama nominara a Sonia Sotomayor para la Corte Suprema de Justicia. El presidente Kaine, que actualmente se desempeña como Gobernador del estado de Virginia, trabajó como abogado de derechos civiles durante 17 años. Tiene mucha experiencia en las cortes judiciales y en los tribunales de apelación.


“Una de las responsabilidades más serias del presidente es nominar un juez a la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. El día de hoy, el presidente Obama nominó a una excelente candidata, Sonia Sotomayor. La jueza está excepcionalmente cualificada para el cargo, gracias a su experiencia en el sistema jurídico de los Estados Unidos, su biografía inspiradora y su agudo intelecto.


“Sonia Sotomayor, hija de padres puertorriqueños, nació y se crió en un complejo de viviendas subsidiadas del sur del Bronx. La madre de Sotomayor le inculcó la importancia de una buena educación, y, guiada por este valor, Sotomayor se graduó con los más altos honores de la Universidad de Princeton y de la Facultad de Derecho de Yale.


“Sotomayor ha trabajado en prácticamente todos los niveles del sistema judicial norteamericano durantes tres décadas: como procuradora procesando crímenes violentos; como abogada corporativa trabajando en casos comerciales complejos; como jueza federal de distrito y, recientemente, como jueza en la corte de apelaciones. Se le ha alabado como una jurista intrépida, de intelecto agudo e independiente que tiene un compromiso muy arraigado con la ley y nuestras tradiciones constitucionales.


“De todas las maneras posibles de imaginar, Sonia Sotomayor ha vivido el sueño americano. Será la primera latina en la Corte Suprema de Justicia, la tercera mujer y la única jueza en la corte actual que tiene experiencia en las cortes judiciales. Elogio al presidente Obama por esta decisión y felicito a la Jueza Sotomayor por esta nominación.”