Grapevine: Obama's uncle involved in deportation case

And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

No Bailout

They voted for President Obama there overwhelmingly, but near-bankrupt Detroit is not yet getting a bailout.

Councilwoman JoAnn Watson does not like that one bit.


JONANN WATSON, DETROIT  CITY COUNCIL: After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C., he came back home with some bacon. That's what you do. That's what you do. Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that. Of course, not just that, but why not?


The Detroit Free Press called out this type of thinking -- quote -- "city government remains stuck in an alternate universe of denial and daydream..."

Adding -- quote -- "it may be time to pray to a higher power for government sanity."

Better Late Than Never

President Obama's uncle is getting a new deportation hearing two decades after being ordered to leave the U.S.

Onyango Obama, the half brother of the president's late father is from Kenya.
The Board of Immigration Appeals has sent Obama's case to the Executive Office for Immigration Review for another look but will not say why.

Obama's attorney says the deportation was caused by a technical error.

The immigration issues came up after Onyango Obama was arrested last year, outside of Boston and charged with drunken driving.