It's official. Senior Obama administration officials confirm that the Department of Justice will sue Arizona over its enforcement of immigration laws.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a television interview in Ecuador this month that the Obama Justice Department 'will be bringing a lawsuit' against the controversial Arizona immigration measure signed into law earlier this year.
The comment was striking because both President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had said only that the administration was considering a suit. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer called Clinton’s comments stunning and added that 'to learn of this lawsuit through an Ecuadorean interview with the secretary of state is just outrageous...'
...a senior administration official tells CBS News that the federal government will indeed formally challenge the law when Justice Department lawyers are finished building the case. The official said Justice is still working on building the case.
Meanwhile, heavily armed Mexican drug runners and human smugglers are reportedly "in control" of large sections of Arizona.
Yes, the President is laser-focused on the Gulf. Laser.
Oh, and jobs, too. Green jobs. Lots of 'em. Maybe in Brazil.
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