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  • Northern Arizona University incident becomes 46th shooting at a school this year

    10/09/2015 7:55:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Newsweak ^ | October 9, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    One person is dead and three were wounded.
  • Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

    10/09/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside
    (CNN)A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students -- killing one. What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18 -- to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
  • Predawn shooting at university in Flagstaff

    10/09/2015 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    fox 4 ^ | 10-9-2015 | CNN WIRE
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a statement on the shooting Friday morning. “My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning,” he said. “I appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy.” The shooting comes the same day...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Raúl Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next week’s first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.“I couldn’t sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better,” Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • McCain can't beat Democrat, GOP congressman says

    10/04/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brahm Resnik
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  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border

    10/04/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    The Arizona Border Recon - made up of veterans former private security officers - guard the US-Mexico border They stop illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and human trafficking while providing intelligence to border agents Photographs were captured by Johnny Milano, who followed the men as they patrolled near the town of Nogales
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • US Senator John McCain: Arm Syrian Rebels To Shoot Down Russian Planes

    10/02/2015 9:20:07 AM PDT · by Fennie · 145 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 2, 2015
    McCain reacted to Russia's announcement that it had begun launching air strikes targeting ISIS militants in Syria by calling on the White House to arm Syrian rebels with weapons to shoot down Russian planes. McCain initially responded to Fox News host Neil Cavuto's question about whether he would shoot down Russian planes by saying no, but then went on to assert that he would arm Syrian rebels to carry out that very same task. "I might do what we did in Afghanistan many years ago, to give those guys the ability to shoot down those planes, that equipment is available,"...
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Jose Perez-Torres arrested: Would-be robber trips, accidentally shoots and kills partner

    09/29/2015 4:36:26 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 25 replies
    abc15 ^ | 9/29/15 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Phoenix police say a would-be armed robbery suspect tripped and accidentally shot his partner, killing him, before the crime even occurred....
  • I Didn't Jump Off the Liberal Crazy Train for This

    09/27/2015 4:58:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    Bill O'Reilly ^ | 9/42/15 | Bernie Goldberg
    I grew up in a blue-collar family in a working class neighborhood (the South Bronx) where just about everybody (if not literally everybody) voted Democratic. In college, I was a liberal – and proud of it. The big issue was civil rights and liberals were on the right side of that one while conservatives – yes, mostly Democrats from the South – were on both the wrong side of history and the wrong side of decency. When the issue of women’s rights came along, I was on board with that too. I didn’t think much about taxes, mainly because I...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • How One State Tries To Keep Civil Asset Forfeiture Victims From Fighting Back

    09/25/2015 12:52:04 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2015 | George Leef
    According to the Institute for Justice’s grading of the states on how bad they are when it comes to civil asset forfeiture, Arizona is among the worst, getting a grade of D. (Only five states are worse, with D-minus grades.) One reason why Arizona deserves its bad grade is the fact that its law attempts to deter individuals who have had their property seized from trying to recover it. Specifically, property owners who decide to fight back are liable for repaying the state for its attorneys’ fees if they lose. A recent case, Cox v. Voyles, et al arose out...
  • Fiorina Super PAC Tests Legal Limits of Campaign Coordination (Illegal Coordination?)

    09/23/2015 1:47:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    The emergence of super PACs and their ability to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns has raised legal questions as to how campaigns and candidates are allowed to communicate or coordinate with them since the Citizens United decision in 2010. In the past six years, those limits have been tested in various ways. But in the current presidential campaign, the lines are being blurred even more and no candidate is testing the legal limits more visibly or blatantly than Carly Fiorina, whose performance in Wednesday night's Republican debate has thrust her candidacy into the spotlight. -snip-...
  • GOP state lawmakers join Ted Cruz's Arizona team

    09/23/2015 11:44:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Arizona Republic | September 23, 2015 | Dan Nowicki, National political reporter
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  • Cruz For President Announces Arizona Leadership Team

    09/23/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies ^ | 09/23/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, extended his strong, national organization to the Grand Canyon State, today announcing the first round of his Arizona Leadership Team, which consists of conservative leaders from all over the state. Arizona is a winner-take-all state that holds its primary on March 22, 2016. These leadership team members join previously announced Arizona State Director Constantin Querard.“I am excited to have the support of such an accomplished group of conservatives in Arizona,” said Sen. Cruz. “Their experience and depth of political knowledge in the state is a tremendous resource for our campaign. Our growing...
  • Federal Court Depositions Point to Possible Perjury by Sheriff Joe Arpaio (barf alert!)

    09/22/2015 10:00:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Stephen Lemons
    Recently released excerpts of depositions of Joe Arpaio's former attorney, Tim Casey, and others in the sheriff's ongoing contempt case point to possible perjury by Arpaio and his chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, during their April testimony in federal court. In a September 16 deposition of Casey, Arpaio's former counsel on the underlying case, Melendres v. Arpaio, the lawyer describes an unusual meeting at the Sheriff's Office that occurred in late 2013 or early 2014 involving Arpaio and various lawyers... Casey said the purpose of the meeting was to "evaluate how credible [Dennis Montgomery] was." "I remember the lawyers talking," he...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Pacifist Homeowner Disarms, Shoots, and Kills Invasion Suspect

    09/19/2015 6:42:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -( On a remote property on Perdiz Canyon Road, off of Highway 165, in New Mexico, a 59-year-old homeowner says that he woke up to find an intruder in his home.  The house is out of sight of the gate, down a long, dirt track that serves as a driveway.  The intruder is said to have sprayed the homeowner’s dog with pepper spray, then used a gun after the homeowner woke up.  From “(The intruder) fired a shot that went just wide of my client’s hip,” Cravens said.Cravens said his client used his cane to knock the...
  • Rush Limbaugh’s Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review’s Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump’s part to utter such words as “freedom” or “liberty.” By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word “freedom” six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used “freedom” twice and “liberty” eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Phoenix I-10 shootings suspect: 'I'm the wrong guy'

    09/19/2015 2:41:26 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jason Hanna
    A suspect in Phoenix's recent highway shootings denied Saturday he had anything to do with the case as a judge set his bail at $1 million. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., who was arrested Friday, shook his head as a prosecutor asked the judge to set bail at the $1 million mark at a court hearing Saturday morning, and the suspect took in a deep breath when the judge agreed. "All I have to say is I'm the wrong guy," Merritt, 21, told the judge. "I tried to tell the detectives that. My gun's been in the pawn shop for the...
  • Arizona authorities arrest suspect in string of freeway shootings

    09/18/2015 11:46:08 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 11 replies ^ | September 18, 2015 | Fox News
    A suspect in the Phoenix-area freeway shootings has been arrested, authorities announced late Friday. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was arrested at a Wal-Mart in Glendale, a suburb west of Phoenix, at about 7 p.m., said Daniel Scarpinato, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead announced the arrest at a news conference, two hours after the arrest. Milstead said the suspect was arrested for four of the 11 shootings. Merritt has not been formally charged yet. The shootings Merritt was arrested for took place on Aug. 29 and 30. The agency said the...
  • Governor Doug Ducey: Suspect arrested in Phoenix freeway shootings

    09/18/2015 7:47:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 79 replies ^ | 9/18/15 | staff
    Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says the the suspect in the Phoenix freeway shootings has been caught. The Arizona Department of Public Safety will hold a press conference at 9 p.m. regarding the arrest. You can watch it LIVE on and ABC15 Mobile. BREAKING: We got him! DPS SWAT team is in custody of the individual suspected of I-10 shootings. Apprehended moments ago. — Doug Ducey (@dougducey) September 19, 2015
  • Poll: Trump leads GOP field in Arizona

    09/17/2015 2:27:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    Hill ^ | September 16, 2015, 12:56 pm | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump is the top pick among Arizona Republicans heading into Wednesday night’s second GOP presidential debate, a new poll finds. Trump has 29.9 percent support in the Grand Canyon state, according to the survey from MBQF Consulting, a public affairs firm in Phoenix, released Wednesday morning Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is second with 21.3 percent. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) round out the top five Republican hopefuls in the state. “Trump still leads the field by a comfortable margin, and his overall favorability rating is 49.2 percent,” said pollster...
  • AZ: Open Carry at the UPS Store

    09/17/2015 5:43:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been a customer of the UPS Stores in Yuma for years.  I used their services to prepare targets and handouts for the concealed carry courses that I taught.  They have always been open carry friendly and have been very helpful.  A few days ago, I was having a few copies made.   I had purchased their pre-paid copy cards, and had enough left over to last me for quite a while.  Lupe Paz was behind the counter and asked me if I was carrying a Glock .40.  I said no, it was a 9 mm.  We had a...
  • POLL: Donald Trump Defies Political Gravity In Arizona

    09/16/2015 12:10:53 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 23 replies
    MBQF ^ | 9/15/15 | MBQF
    MBQF, a public affairs consulting firm, announced the results of a recent survey concerning top tier GOP candidates for president of the United States of America participating in tomorrows live televised CNN debate. The results from the survey show high efficacy primary Republican voters across Arizona represented by likely 2016 turnout models. snip AZ GOP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 2016 – September 12, 2015 Donald Trump – 29.9% Ben Carson – 21.3% Jeb Bush – 10.9% Carly Fiorina – 9.3% Ted Cruz – 6.2% Marco Rubio – 3.9% John Kasich – 2.8% Scott Walker – 2.5% Chris Christie – 2.2% Mike Huckabee...
  • Phoenix Moms Demand Action Event Crashed by Second Amendment Supporters

    09/16/2015 10:57:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Thursday, September 10th, the Moms Demand Action organization, held a rally in Phoenix.  A little over 20 people showed up.  At least three people present were Second Amendment supporters. Two of the Second Amendment supporters carried large signs that made the rally appear to be in support of the Second Amendment. Dr. Peter Steinmetz was one of the Second Amendment supporters that was present.  He reports: One of the leaders initially asked us “respectfully, to please go across the street and demonstrate there”. I noted that this appeared to be a public street and that we were there to support...
  • Sen. Cruz Names Arizona and California State Directors

    09/16/2015 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 09/15/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named Constantin Querard as Arizona State Director and Jason Scalese as California State Director for the Cruz for President campaign. Scalese joins Ron Nehring who was previously announced as Sen. Cruz’s California State Chairman.“I am thrilled to have Constantin and Jason joining our team,” said Cruz. “Constantin is an experienced veteran of campaigns who can build a top-notch organization for us in Arizona. With Jason’s knowledge of California politics and grassroots organizing, he’ll be an important addition to our effort in the Golden State. These additions to our growing and impressive...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 1:37:35 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. “I don’t think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters,” McCain said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday. “We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.”
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

    09/12/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 12, 2015 | Chris Villani
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump will never win the White House because he is playing to aging white voters and turning off blacks and Hispanics, U.S. Sen. John McCain said. “I don’t think he could win the White House because we have to attract voters,” McCain said on Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show yesterday. “We have an aging white population in America and a growing Hispanic and African-American population and we have to reach out to them.” McCain said the Hispanic vote, particularly in a border state such as his home state of Arizona, is especially important. “The Hispanic voter...
  • Lost weather balloon turns up two years later with stunning views of Grand Canyon

    09/12/2015 5:42:44 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    In June 2013, a group of friends launched a weather balloon a few miles from Tuba City, Arizona. Enjoy the video of our launch preparations, video footage, and some data analysis of the flight," Bryan Chan writes in the description section of the video sharing site. --- snip --- The balloon soars thousands of feet in minutes and keeps going. It eventually captures breathtaking views of the earth and Grand Canyon from space. The group used a "GoPro Hero3, Sony Camcorder, Samsung Galaxy Note II phone," Chan writes. "The GoPro and camcorder were recording video footage, while the phone was...
  • ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Is an Immigration Hardliner – But Even He Has Words on Trump

    09/12/2015 1:14:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    IJ Review ^ | September 11, 2015 | Maegan Vazquez
    "..When it comes to Trump’s idea for a mass deportation of 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S., [Sheriff Joe Arpaio] said: “If the illegals don’t get caught or do anything wrong they’re not going to get deported. They got a pass. You’re not gonna go into their house for no reason other than you think that they’re here illegally. I’m not for that.” The Sheriff has consistently been a proponent of tough-on-immigration laws, supporting bills like Arizona’s S.B. 1070 back in 2010..."
  • Arizona Freeway Shootings: 2 People Questioned, Police Say

    09/11/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 11 | ENJOLI FRANCIS
    Authorities in Arizona said today that they have detained two people of interest for questioning in connection with a spate of shootings that has targeted the heavily-traveled Interstate 10 freeway that runs through Phoenix, leaving commuters terrified for weeks. According to ABC News affiliate, officers with the state's Department of Public Safety surrounded a Tahoe in a parking lot and then took two individuals into custody.
  • Iran Deal Backers 'Will Have Blood on Their Hands'

    09/10/2015 7:25:34 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    CBN News White House Correspondent ^ | Thursday, September 10, 2015 | Jennifer Wishon
    Iran Deal Backers 'Will Have Blood on Their Hands' By Jennifer Wishon CBN News White House Correspondent Thursday, September 10, 2015 WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are debating what many consider the most important vote of their careers: President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. With the vote just one week away, both sides are applying pressure. Meanwhile, the issue has also spread into the 2016 presidential campaign. In a rare move, GOP hopefuls Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump joined forces on Capitol Hill to fight the deal. "This Iranian nuclear deal is catastrophic," Cruz said. The deal gives...
  • Tucson City Council asks gun dealers to follow Brady Bill code of conduct (AZ)

    Tucson City Council leaders voted unanimously to support stricter gun control with a memorial resolution Wednesday night, and are asking licensed gun dealers to abide by the Brady Bill code of conduct. The bill includes the following: •Asking gun dealers to work to prevent sales to straw purchasers, or those buying guns for others. •Asking dealers not to sell guns until results of a background check are in - right now a loophole allows dealers to sell at will if the results come back as "delayed." •Asking dealers to train workers to spot risky buyers. •Working with police to prevent...
  • Man Crushed to Death by Hay Bales at W. Valley Farm

    09/09/2015 4:37:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KPHO ^ | Sep 09, 2015 | Jennifer Thomas
    One man was killed and another was injured Wednesday morning after being buried under 1,300 pounds of hay at a farm in the West Valley, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. The accident happened around 9 a.m. at a farm located near Harquahala Valley and Courthouse roads. Officer Christopher Hegstrom said four men were independently contracted to remove a large tarp that was placed over a stack of hay bales measuring approximately eight bales high, eight bales deep and 15 bales long. While removing the cover, the front bales tumbled over and one man was crushed underneath the pile,...
  • Gunman Still at Large After Randomly Shooting at Drivers on Arizona InterstateGunman Targeting Drive

    {Heard this on the radio newsbreak five minutes ago} Phoenix, ARIZONA — There has been nine shootings in the past 10 days on Arizona’s highways, luckily no one has been killed. On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a shooting occurred on westbound SR 202 near 32nd Street. After a disagreement in Tempe, a black Toyota Camry or Corolla with a temporary plate followed the victim vehicle west on SR 202. The Toyota was occupied by three males. At 32nd Street an occupant of the Toyota fired at least once at the victim vehicle striking the victim vehicle....
  • On First Official Trip to Mexico, Gov. Abbott Must Balance Politics, Diplomacy

    09/06/2015 10:44:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 06 September 2015 | ALFREDO CORCHADO AND BRANDI GRISSOM
    Arizona, long a hotbed of anti-immigrant sentiment, finally swallowed its pride and sent a delegation to Mexico City, a mission designed to beckon Mexican shoppers north. The 2013 trip was known as the apology tour. Last year, California retooled its Mexico City office and hosted the Mexican president for his first U.S. state visit. Following years of acrimonious relationships with Mexico, U.S. states along the Mexican border are finding that a little good-neighbor outreach serves their economic interests. Texas is about to take what some experts call a similar mea culpa journey as Gov. Greg Abbott visits Mexico with a...
  • Judge upholds ‘show your papers’ Arizona immigration law

    09/05/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 5, 2015 5:03pm EDT | Ian Simpson
    A federal judge has upheld part of Arizona’s contentious immigration law, rejecting claims that the so-called “show your papers” section discriminated against Hispanics. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Friday was on the last of seven challenges to the 2010 law. The section she upheld allows police in Arizona to check the immigration status of anyone they stop. Bolton ruled that immigration rights activists failed to show that police would enforce the law differently for Hispanics than other people. …
  • Trump: Meghan McCain 'angry and obnoxious'

    09/05/2015 2:22:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday said conservative commentator Meghan McCain has no future in television following her appearance on Fox News the day before. “@MeghanMcCain was terrible on @TheFive yesterday,” Trump tweeted. “Angry and obnoxious, she will never make it on T.V. @FoxNews can do so much better.”
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • Which Leaker Is Worse, Petraeus or Snowden?

    03/08/2015 6:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies ^ | March 8, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former four-star general and CIA chief David Petraeus pleaded guilty to one count of retaining classified information for handing over information in personal notebooks to his biographer girlfriend in 2011. He agreed to pay a $40,000 fine; prosecutors said they would recommend two years' probation instead of prison, although a judge could decide otherwise. It's a sad close to a government career for the man whose counterinsurgency strategy turned around the war in Iraq. He's an American hero who seemed all that much more upright when he resigned in November 2012 after admitting to an affair that compromised his position...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.” What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Mom Who Forgot Her Baby in Shopping Cart Tells Her Story

    08/30/2015 3:57:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    Tucson News Now ^ | Aug 27, 2015
    The Gilbert mother who forgot her baby in a shopping cart in front of a grocery store this week is breaking her silence. "I'm a good mom who made a horrible mistake," she says. In a tearful interview, 27-year-old Cherish Peterson acknowledges she made a terrible mistake while rushing in and out of a Fry's grocery store on Monday to buy some candy for a nephew's birthday. On that day, Cherish was with three of her four small children when she inadvertently forgot her 2-month-old baby boy in the shopping cart in front of the store. "I got into my...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Graham opposes gov shutdown over Planned Parenthood

    08/12/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 12, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    GOP presidential contender Lindsey Graham told a campaign rally Tuesday that he can’t support a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood, because it would endanger national security. In a speech on foreign policy in South Carolina, Graham said he is opposed to federal funding on Planned Parenthood but warned a government shutdown would impair “our military, our intelligence community, the people we rely upon to protect us.” The South Carolina senator’s stance puts him in line with Senate leadership but at odds with the majority of the 2016 field, who have backed the hard-lined approach advocated by fellow Sens. Ted Cruz...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Harvest time for the “Tree of Life”

    08/24/2015 9:51:32 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Some people love them, some people could live without them. There are differing views on their benefit, but almost everyone is fond of the taste. From the honey and the smoke of the wood, to the highly nutritional flour made from the ground pods, they are a signature flavor here in the desert. The early start to monsoon this year affected the first mesquite harvest, with many finding unacceptable mold, which renders them inedible. However, the second harvest is looking better, and is in progress in parts of the county, although some altitudes have already peaked. “I heard rumor about...
  • A question concerning state's power.

    08/23/2015 8:55:06 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 25 replies
    An Arizona sheriff took Dr. Carson for a helicopter ride to point out large areas controlled by armed illegals who smuggle drugs. My question is, why does the governor not mobilize armed personnel to take back the state? It's hard to believe that the law enforcement of the state is content to just let them (crimigrants) stay there.