Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. GOP voters aren't happy. (link)

According to one of the latest polls, less than half of GOP voters are satisfied with the current crop of candidates. That isn't too surprising, and I don't care what you hear from some talking heads. This isn't the greatest group of Republicans that have been assembled. Granted, we are still a long time away from the election, but you would think that Republicans would rally behind someone by now.

2. Who wants to win dinner with President Obama? (link)

For only five bucks, you... YES YOU, can win dinner with President Obama. Check out what was sent out to Obama supporters:

“We rely on everyday Americans giving whatever they can afford--and I want to spend time with a few of you,” Obama's e-mail reads.  “So if you make a donation today, you'll be automatically entered for a chance to be one of the four supporters to sit down with me for dinner. Please donate $5 or more today.”

Only $5 bucks buys you dinner with President Obama huh? Well, it's a rough economy.

3. Illegal Re-entry cases surge (link)

Here is some interesting news:

U.S. Department of Justice data obtained from the Transactional Records Access Clearing House shows that prosecutions for attempting to enter the country after having “been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed” are on pace to surpass 37,100 for the year, an increase of more than 1,200 from 2010. If the trend continues, the Obama administration will have prosecuted more illegal immigrants for illegal re-entry in his first term than George W. Bush’s administration did in his two terms combined. From 2001 to 2008, 111,920 aliens were prosecuted for the crime — 42,465 in Bush’s first term and 69,455 in his second, an annual average of about 10,600 and 17,360, respectively. Obama's administration is averaging about 34,355 annually and is on pace to surpass 103,000 in his first three years.

I wonder how many times some of these folks try to sneak back into the United States. I'm glad that these cases are being tried, but why can't we figure out something to keep people out? That way we can save money and free up the courts.

These and many more topics coming up on Thursday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.