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Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., who earlier this year passed on the opportunity to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, has reversed course and will soon launch a campaign for the Republican nomination, a GOP source has confirmed to Hotline On Call. The development was first reported by MIRS, a Lansing-based legislative news service.
Sources say Hoekstra’s official announcement is expected very soon, within the next week or so.
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Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., leads Democrat Elizabeth Warren by a 53-28 percent margin among likely 2012 voters, according to a poll conducted for the senator and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Matched against Warren, who was passed over for the top job at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the face of GOP resistance and is considering a Senate run, Brown leads by a 25-point margin, with 18 percent undecided. He leads Newton Mayor Setti Warren, 57-21, and City Year co-founder Alan Khazei, 54-24.
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The telephone survey of 501 likely registered voters statewide was conducted July 12-13. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percent.
Here’s the approval/disapproval breakdown by region, sex, ethnicity and political affiliation:
— Clark County — 51 percent/30 percent
— Washoe County — 59/27
— Carson/Douglas — 57/27
— Rural Nevada — 58/27
— Men — 54/28
— Women — 53/30
— Hispanic — 51/26
— Republicans – 73/10
— Independents – 53/26
— Democrats — 37/46
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In recent years, Central American has become an increasingly important route for trafficking drugs from South America up to Mexico and the United States. El Salvador is a key location on this journey north, and is home to a vital cocaine pathway, known as El Caminito, which stretches from the Honduran border to the Guatemalan border.
Located on El Salvador’s Pacific coast, close to Guatemala, the province of Sonsonate is strategic territory for drug traffickers. Its main port, Acajutla, is a crucial hub for drug shipments, and its proximity to Guatemala ensures quick ground transfer to Mexico.
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Media Matters had this to say:
On his radio show, Glenn Beck
fearmongered about violence along the U.S.-Mexico border to suggest that the government will confiscate Americans’ guns. In fact, the Justice Department has simply issued regulations putting in place a reporting requirement for multiple purchases of certain kinds of rifles, and, furthermore, violence in areas on the U.S. side of the border is dropping.