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By Chris Caesar, Michael Miller and Brianna Bailey | January 24, 2008
If John McCain becomes president next year, he’ll have a solid fan base among Costa Mesa’s movers and shakers. That was the conclusion Friday at the South Coast Metro Alliance’s luncheon at the Westin South Coast Plaza, where public affairs consultant Paul Freeman conducted a mock presidential primary. Freeman, a former Laguna Beach mayor, circulated Republican, Democratic and general election ballots among more than 100 attendees — and when officials tallied the results, McCain had wiped out his Republican challengers and beaten Democrat Hillary Clinton by three votes.
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By Paul Anderson | February 18, 2009
They’d just gotten off the plane from Phoenix to El Paso — a 45-minute flight of rollicking, delirious laughter and playful taunts. And they’d had their tearful greetings at the prison gate as Ignacio Ramos left solitary confinement behind. As they descended the airport escalator, a mob of cheering supporters and jostling reporters waited for them. Ramos was with wife Monica, attorney David Botsford and Tara Setmayer, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s spokeswoman, who fought for 2 1/2 years to free the former Border Patrol agent convicted along with partner Jose Compean of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up in a case that drew national attention.
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October 13, 2007
Continuing his quest to free two jailed Border Patrol agents, Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will speak at a rally held by the Minutemen at noon today at Main Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach. Monica Ramos and Joe Loya, the wife and father-in-law of jailed agent Ignacio Ramos, will also attend the rally. Rohrabacher has spent months urging President Bush and administration officials to pardon Ramos and Jose Compean, Border Patrol agents who were convicted in the shooting of a drug smuggler and have been in prison since January.
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July 29, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher joined other Republican House members Tuesday to decry an appeals court?s decision to uphold the major convictions of two border patrol agents who, while on duty, shot and wounded a suspected drug smuggler. Along with Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas), Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rohrabacher called for President Bush to pardon agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean from all charges. He decried the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals? recent decision to mostly uphold their convictions, including gun-related charges.
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December 19, 2007
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is joining colleagues from either side of the aisle to condemn the Bush Administration for not pardoning imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Both men are serving 10- to 11-year sentences for shooting an alleged drug smuggler in the buttocks. The sentences are excessive, Rohrabacher said. Rohrabacher was unavailable for comment Wednesday, but his letter — co-signed by Reps. William Delahunt (D-Mass.), Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas)
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By Alicia Robinson | October 17, 2007
Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has come up with a new litmus test for the next attorney general: Will he reopen the cases of two jailed Border Patrol agents? Rohrabacher on Tuesday announced he and 45 other members of Congress are sending a letter to retired Judge Michael Mukasey, President Bush’s attorney general nominee, asking him to conduct “a fair and unbiased review” of how the agents’ prosecution was handled. In a phone interview, Rohrabacher said if Mukasey won’t look at the case, he’s not fit to be attorney general.
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By Chris Caesar and Michael Alexander | February 27, 2008
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher lashed out at the Bush Administration during a congressional speech Tuesday, saying the president’s contempt for congressional oversight was the rule, not the exception. “When I hear my friends on the other side of the aisle accusing this administration of stonewalling, of cover-ups, or of thwarting investigations, I sadly must concur with them,” he said. “This White House exemplifies needless hostility, turf jealousy and obstructionism.
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By Alicia Robinson | June 21, 2007
Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who turns 60 today, celebrated his birthday over the weekend in characteristic fashion: He rallied for one of his pet causes, then held a fundraiser for his 2008 reelection. At a Saturday rally staged by anti-illegal immigration activists, Rohrabacher spoke about jailed border patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were convicted of not following procedures when they shot a drug smuggler near the U.S.-Mexico border. Rohrabacher has pushed for a presidential pardon for months.
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By Alicia Robinson | July 28, 2007
After being criticized by Huntington Beach Rep. Dana Rohrabacher this week for how he prosecuted two border patrol agents, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton responded the case has been mischaracterized — and in particular by Rohrabacher. Sutton, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, led the prosecution of agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted of shooting drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in the buttocks as he tried to flee, then destroying the crime scene and filing a false report.
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