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  • Is There “Collusion” Behind Judge G. Murray Snow’s Prosecution of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    05/24/2015 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 31 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Sharon Rondeau
    (May 23, 2015) In a 187-page filing made on Friday, Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio and his chief deputy, Gerard Sheridan, asked U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow to recuse himself from a contempt case stemming from a December 2007 lawsuit... As a result of Arpaio and Sheridan’s filing on Friday, Snow canceled status hearings scheduled for May 29 and June 12, although he asked all parties to reserve the remaining June dates, beginning on the 16th, on which the trial is scheduled to resume.
  • 'Clinton Cash’ Author: ‘We’re Finding Some Interesting, Compelling Things’ on Jeb

    05/18/2015 8:00:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer said that he is ” finding some interesting, compelling things” in his investigation of Jeb Bush on Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Schweizer reported, “We’re about four months into the research project, obviously not as global in scope as the Clintons, but you know, as governor of the state of Florida, you have a lot of things that you can do. So we’re following the money. We’re looking at land deals. We’re looking at an airport deal. We are looking at some of the educational reforms that were instituted, and some of the big corporate winners...
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

    05/19/2015 10:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series featuring leading Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc. Listen to the Unedited "Turnout" Interview with People for the American Way's Coordinator for Political Campaigns Carlos Sanchez:(AUDIO-AND-VIDEO-AT-LINK)More than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino electorate live in six states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas -- but one progressive advocacy organization has been working on having anti-Latino and anti-immigrant representatives accountable and heard for Latinos across the country, especially for the presidential election season. With people entering their names for...
  • 20 Republicans Who Joined Pelosi Refuse To Condemn That She Called Republicans ..‘Un-American’

    05/19/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 May 2015 | Edwin Mora
    All 20 Republican lawmakers who voted against an amendment that prevents illegals from enlisting in the U.S. military refused to answer questions from Breitbart News regarding the expedited citizenship most illegals would have been eligible for once they joined the armed forces. They also each refused to answer whether they agree with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling their Republican colleagues who voted for the amendment “xenophobic” and “un-American.” That means that for now, the 20 Republicans who defected and joined Democrats in opposing the amendment are allowing Pelosi’s comments to remain unchallenged. ... There is a core...
  • NBC News comes to Cochise County

    05/18/2015 6:18:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    The Chiricahua Community Health Center’s mobile clinic has been a boon for the region in recent years since it’s designed to treat rural and low income areas like those found in Cochise County. The clincs are empowered by grants from the national Children’s Health Fund, which made possible the story that NBC News will tell the world this week about Buena rising sophomore Efrain Gonzalez II. The mobile clinic treats Gonzalez for Type 1 Diabetes, which allows him to backpaddle into pass coverage just like any other defender in one of the Colts’ last football practices of the school year.
  • Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal... (truncated)

    01/25/2011 3:46:09 PM PST · by Justaham · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-25-11 | Chris Moody
    Original title: Rep. Loretta Sanchez sparks outrage from fellow Democrats with proposal to boot Giffords from Armed Services Committee Behind closed doors, California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has proposed removing Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords from the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) until she recovers from injuries sustained after being shot in the head on Jan. 8 in Tucson, The Daily Caller has learned. The proposal sparked an outrage, according to those in the room — including from those in Sanchez’s own party. “It’s not appropriate,” Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes told The Daily Caller, adding that there was outrage among...
  • Tried to quit writing

    05/15/2015 1:52:18 PM PDT · by LS · 26 replies
    Well folks, for about four years I haven't written anything, except a few movie reviews and some scripts. I had a strong calling to give up (I thought permanently) writing books. All that time, however, it kept nagging at me that the biography treatments of Ronald Reagan just were not satisfying. So, I feel "released" now to begin a new book project, perhaps my final book: a biography of our greatest 20th century president. I have already written a script that Arc Entertainment/Victory Pictures (who did the Palin movie) have agreed to produce called "The Lifeguard: Ronald Reagan and his...
  • McCain on Global Warming

    05/15/2015 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 30 replies
    Senator McCain correespondence | 5/15/15 | Sen. McCain
    Thank you for contacting me regarding climate change. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this issue. Last year, President Obama announced a plan to address climate change. Unfortunately, most of the Administration's proposals would simply impose burdensome regulations on American business that would be harmful to the U.S. economy. While I welcome the opportunity to debate proposals in the Senate, I do not support the use of executive orders to implement policy and place costly new regulations on the American industry. According to extensive international scientific studies, including reports by the National Academy of Sciences and the Intergovernmental Panel on...
  • Jeb Bush: I have a 'hard time' disagreeing with my family. Republican on the defensive [tr]

    05/15/2015 10:32:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Jeb Bush has an explanation for his Iraq war flub - it's that he has a 'hard time' criticizing his family. Bush made the admission on Thursday at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting, held this year in Flagstaff, Arizona, according to ABC News. Acknowledging that 'there's a lot of interest out there' from press in determining how he's different from his ex-president brother George W. Bush, the White House hopeful and son of former president George H.W. Bush said: 'I'm not going to go out of my way to say that, you know, my brother did this wrong or...
  • AZ: Guns can be Confiscated Without Due Process

    05/14/2015 3:17:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney Marc Victor in a tie;  Rick Bailey in the gray shirt The good news is that Rick Bailey has had his expensive gun collection returned.  The bad news is that he had to fight for it in court in the first place, in spite of never being convicted of any offense.   From the canadafreepress.com: BELLEVUE, WA – A retired Navy veteran in Arizona whose gun collection had been seized by Glendale police now has his firearms back, the Second Amendment Foundation revealed today. SAF had intervened in the case of Glendale resident Rick Bailey early last month, taking...
  • Operation Jade Helm 15 Arizona 04/17; Assault Support Tactics in Urban Area [Video]

    05/14/2015 5:44:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    U.S. Marines from 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participate in assault support tactics 3 during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-15 in Yuma, Ariz., April 18, 2015. WTI is a seven week event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa/Released).
  • Arizona woman faked cancer so state would pay for her late-term abortion

    05/13/2015 2:56:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | EST, 13 May 2015 | Keiligh Baker for MailOnline
    A woman who pretended to have cancer in order to get the state to pay for her late-term abortion has been charged. Chalice Renee Zeitner, 29, was arrested on Friday in Columbia County, Georgia, where she was living under a false name. Prosecutors allege Zeitner told her Arizona obstetrician in March 2010 that she had cancer and that her pregnancy put her life in further danger - and even produced fake documents. It remains unclear if Zeitner has a lawyer yet and when she could be extradited to Phoenix. The Arizona attorney general's office said Zeitner is accused of felony...
  • 2016 Senate field looks as fraught for GOP as 2014 did for Democrats, says Charlie Cook

    05/12/2015 3:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/12/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It took Republicans three tries to win control of the US Senate and consolidate Congress under their leadership. In the end, the landscape left by the 2008 Democratic triumph left them uniquely vulnerable in the sixth-year midterm of an unpopular presidency. The tables will turn in 2016, warns National Journal’s Charlie Cook, as the gains of 2010 will make Republicans highly vulnerable to losing control of the Senate once again: Today, The Cook Political Report puts two Republican-held seats in the “Toss Up” category—the open seat in Florida and Kirk in Illinois. That toss-up column will certainly grow as...
  • Calif. Says Alleged Recycling Scam Trucked In Bottles & Cans From Ariz. For $14M In Illegal Refunds

    05/11/2015 2:29:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 8, 2015
    It might just be a bunch of bottles and cans, but when you get enough recyclables together it can mean a hefty wad of cash. California authorities say a group involved in an alleged illegal recycling scheme was flush with $14 million in refunds after trucking roughly 250 million cans and bottles from out of state and redeeming them. A grand jury indicted five California residents on charges including grand theft and recycling fraud in March, reports the Associated Press, but the details of the case were just announced Thursday by California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle.
  • Couple behind fake skeletons on chairs in Colorado River

    05/10/2015 3:42:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    PARKER, Ariz. (AP) — A Phoenix couple has claimed responsibility for putting two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs in the Colorado River in far west Arizona, authorities said Friday. The husband and wife approached the La Paz County Sheriff's Office earlier this week and revealed how the skeletons in their closet ended up at the bottom of the river in Parker
  • JITC to hold Change of Responsibility Ceremony.

    05/06/2015 9:34:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    FORT HUACHUCA — The Joint Interoperability Test Command will conduct a change of responsibility ceremony between Sgt. Maj. Lewis Brown, outgoing senior enlisted leader, and Sgt. Maj. Monekia Denkins, incoming senior enlisted leader, May 21 at 10 a.m. in the Greely Hall auditorium here. A retirement ceremony for Brown will immediately follow. The public is invited to attend this event. For more information, please contact Maranda Flynn, (520) 538-2608.
  • ME: Bloomberg Money Opposing Constitutional Carry

    05/05/2015 8:24:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2015/05/me-bloomberg-money-opposing.html | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Maine may be the most likely state to pass constitutional carry next.  The state is one of those which has has preserved open carry without government permission, though that applies to over 60% of the states.   In addition, it has a quirky shall issue permit system that gives a little bit of arbitrary power, in the form of a "good moral character" requirement, to local police or to elected officials, if there is no police chief.  The system was created in 1985, one of the early "shall issue" laws. These characteristics have lead to an effective campaign to reform...
  • B Troop finally comes home.

    05/05/2015 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables.
  • Obama Trolls On Free Republic (Vanity)

    12/25/2008 1:29:51 PM PST · by jveritas · 499 replies · 8,802+ views
    December 25 2008 | jveritas
    They tell us that they did not vote for Obama BUT: 1. They want him to succeed. 2. He seems to be a Centrist. 3. We should not treat him like the Left has treated President Bush Do we want him to succeed in implementing a socialist agenda and wealth redistribution? NO Do we want him to succeed in giving the abortionists more power than they ever had? NO Do we want him to succeed in implementing an appeasement and surrender foreign policy? NO Do we want him to succeed in appointing the most left wing Supreme Court and federal...
  • Arizona State Student Strips on Campus, Ties Chain Around Neck to Protest Black Oppression

    05/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/1/15 | Aurelius
    An Arizona State University student tied a chain around her neck today, stripped to her underwear, and protested black oppression. Another student posted a picture he took online, and mentioned that this scene took place at Arizona State, before deleting that particular comment: The scene shows a young lady stipped down to her underwear with a sign that reads, "Am I not human because IM [sic] black?" Next to the young lady claiming to be oppressed, in the corner of the picture, her iPhone is docked in a set of speakers. The scene took take place underneath Arizona State's solar...
  • 2 Dead in Aizona Desert in deadly drug dispute

    05/01/2015 12:11:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Borderland Beat ^ | April 30, 2015 | By Lucio R
    The search continued for several suspects who shot and killed two men and wounded two others in a gun battle six miles east of Gila Bend. The shootings occurred a high-traffic corridor known for human and drug smuggling. The bodies of the two men were found by Maricopa County sheriff's investigators in a cave about six miles east of Gila Bend Monday afternoon. Two other men who were seriously hurt were airlifted to the West Valley Hospital in Goodyear. “We're hoping one will be able to talk and give us more information,” Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a...
  • Huachuca Canyon reopened after bear put down

    05/01/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A week after an aggressive bear resulted in the closure of Huachuca Canyon on Fort Huachuca, the popular recreation area has reopened after the animal was put down by authorities. Last Thursday, April 23, a brown bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. Initially, fort officials opted to close the canyon to vehicles, hikers and other visitors in the hope that the bear would move on, as other problem bears have done in the past. However, the ongoing aggressive nature and lack of fear of humans necessitated the bear be put down...
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • The two reasons Sen. John McCain will not stop ridiculing Ted Cruz and Rand Paul

    04/29/2015 1:20:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Communities Digital News' A Time For Choosing Blog ^ | April 29, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Sen. John McCain, the man that gave us President Barack Obama by running the most anemic, ineffective campaign in modern history, has decided to constantly interfere in this election cycle, demeaning any principled conservatives in favor of establishment Republicans that share his failed ideological viewpoint. McCain’s recent comments in regards to Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul, both of whom are running for the Republican nomination for president, are clearly indicative of his desire to give his best effort to destroy any and all principled conservatives that dare challenge the establishment wing of the Republican Party. According to an...
  • New SarahPAC Mailer Strongly Suggests Sarah Palin Will Mount A 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/28/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 124 replies
    A Time for Choosing ^ | April 27, 2015 | Gary P Jackson
    By Gary P Jackson Many long time supporters of Governor Sarah Palin, those of us who have followed her career since early 2007, a year and a half before she was to be chosen as the Republican nominee for Vice President and became an international figure, have been wondering why the Governor has been silent now that several Republicans, including her good friend Ted Cruz, have announced they are officially in for 2016. Maybe, just maybe we have our answer.
  • John McCain Lashes Out at Judicial Watch over Damning IRS Doc Release

    04/28/2015 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 83 replies
    PJMedia ^ | April 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm | Debra Heine
    The IRS documents released by the government watchdog group on April 9 revealed that the senator, along with Senator Carl Levin, pressured the agency to go after political nonprofits – which turned out to be overwhelmingly conservative non-profits.. A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission in a ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen....
  • Is there a website that reviews gun shops?

    04/27/2015 6:42:42 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 21 replies
    04/27/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    My brother, who lives in Arizona, is finally starting to see the light about arming himself and learning how to use it. Because it's Arizona, there are gun stores every 100 feet. ;-) Question..... What's the best way for him to find out who to patronize? Is there a website that reviews gun shops (for service, quality, knowledgeable staff, etc.)? My current advice is for him to go to a range or gun club that lets new shooters rent different models and has qualified instructors -- and also to ask lots of questions. Thanks friends.
  • Sick of Chemtrail Haze Over NJ [Vanity]

    04/19/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 149 replies
    Vanity | 4/19/2015 | Self
    I've watched the weather here for 50 years; growing up we did not have haze at 30,000 ft for months on end. Every day, it's like being in a greehouse, an obvious light filter prevents the full sunlight from reaching the ground. The past few years they've turned up the haze a lot. Spring - so far only 2 or 3 days above 70. Summers have been very cool. Have not had a really clear day in a long time. Decades ago, had really clear days all the time. What's really annoying is that they think we're so stupid we...
  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 48 replies
    Senator McCain | 4/27/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Earlier this week when the Senate was asked to vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States, I voted no. During her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, Ms. Lynch stated her belief that the President's recent executive actions on immigration were "reasonable" and "constitutional." My Friend, I could not support anyone to be the highest law enforcement official in America who supports the President's clearly unconstitutional actions. That's why I cast my vote "NO." The job of the U.S. Attorney General is to represent the people of the United States and...
  • Establishment GOP Claims McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Believes Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory

    04/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2015 | Michelle Moons
    It may be early in the process for 2016 campaigns, but that’s not stopping political operatives from scurrying to suppress promising potential John McCain Senate seat challengers from pressing forward. Cue critics of Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward. “Only the political elite would make listening to voter concerns a bad thing,” Ward told Breitbart News concerning attacks coming against her from political and media sources. Ward recently began an exploratory committee to challenge McCain, now seeking his sixth 6-year term, for election to the U.S. Senate.
  • Conservatives and Christians More Inclusive, Tolerant Than Progressives?

    04/26/2015 10:21:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 26, 2015 | Fuzzy Slippers
    It certainly seems so. This week has been very revealing in terms of what conservatives actually think and what progressives imagine we think. The “big” question that kicked it all off was “would you attend a gay wedding?” This was, apparently, supposed to separate the knuckle-dragging haters on the right from the sophisticated and pious leftists. John Nolte writes: "Another Republican presidential hopeful, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, made all kinds of headlines when he said something that would not surprise anyone who has spent any amount of time with a conservative Christian — that he would attend a same sex...
  • Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits setting private investigator on judge’s wife

    04/23/2015 8:51:46 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2015 | Reid Wilson
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Known for the hard line he takes against illegal immigration, on Thursday admitted to, and apologized for, hiring a private investigator to look into the wife of a U.S. District Court judge who is overseeing contempt of court proceedings against him. [snip] Known not only for his position on but for stunts like forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear, Arpaio is on trial for violating Snow’s orders in an earlier racial profiling suit. Snow ordered Arpaio’s office to stop detaining people based on suspicions of being in the country illegally back in December 2011. Arpaio...
  • Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight at home

    04/23/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ESPN ^ | April 23, 2015
    GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. They were booked into the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix and later released.
  • Phoenix man in arranged marriage accused of assaulting 'wife' [ROP SOP]

    04/23/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WAFB ^ | 4/22/15 | Jennifer Thomas
    Phoenix police arrested a man accused of physically and sexually assaulting a woman following their arranged marriage, according to court documents. Mohamed S. Abdullahi, 30, faces sexual assault, assault and kidnapping charges. He is being held without bond. Police noted in the court documents that the victim is Abdullahi's wife via Muslim custom. Police did not release her age, but Sgt. Trent Crump said she is a young adult. Police said the victim's parents married her to Abdullahi in November without her knowledge. She learned of the marriage in December and fled the state but returned two weeks later to...
  • Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts...

    04/22/2015 10:43:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 22, 2015
    Full title: Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Require Proof of Citizenship on Voter Registration Forms ‘Illegal voting at any level can change the outcome of elections. And there is no acceptable amount of fraud.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Arizona’s and Kansas’ efforts to add proof-of-citizenship requirements to a federal voter registration form ( Kris W. Kobach, et al., v. U. S. Election Assistance...
  • Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

    04/20/2015 1:24:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t...
  • My friend found this stuffed into his mailbox this morning. Apparently kids having fun is a crime in

    04/18/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Reddit ^ | April 16, 2015
    The pint-sized subject of this note is clearly headed for a life of crime. The neighbor charged that the small child was: Running free in his backyard Laughing Giggling Carrying on without end My advice to this neighbor: Get out and get some fresh air — maybe even engage in a little “carrying on” yourself. I bet your dogs will thank you for it! How would you respond to the busybody neighbor?
  • Sen. John McCain: Pentagon in 'denial' of Ramadi reality

    04/18/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | April 17, 2015 | Jamie Crawford,
    Senior Republican Sen. John McCain blasted Pentagon officials on Friday for dramatically downplaying the role of Ramadi as the key Iraqi city stood on the brink of being taken over by ISIS. "Disregarding the strategic importance of Ramadi is a denial of reality and an insult to the families of hundreds of brave young Americans who were killed and wounded during the Surge fighting to free Ramadi from the grip of Al-Qaeda," McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a written statement released by his office, which was later joined onto by Repbulican Sen. Lindsey Graham. McCain,...
  • Brnovich flies under radar as he caves on illegal enforcement (Arizona AG)

    04/16/2015 4:17:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Seeing Red AZ ^ | April 6, 2015
    Unless you’re an eagle-eyed reader, you might have missed the latest news from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. It was tucked away and hugging the bottom of Page 3 in a travelogue sounding section called “Around Arizona.”. The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) couldn’t be more gleeful to report that Brnovich filed a motion on Friday asking a U.S. District Court to dismiss the Ninth U. S. Circuit appeal of a policy charging illegal aliens as co-conspirators with their well-paid coyote transporters as they smuggle themselves into Arizona. By pulling the appeal, Brnovich will let stand an...
  • Ceremony sees 40th receive new senior enlisted leader Sword of responsibility handed over

    04/15/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — When it comes to Army noncommissioned officers, they like their ceremonies short and simple with the right touch of traditions. So it was on Tuesday, when two command sergeants majors — John Reinburg and Christopher Schultingkemper — stood on Brown Parade Field, with soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion before them, watching as the unit’s senior NCO position changed. Reinburg has deployed 10 times during his career, which will now continue with his reassignment to the Army Central Command at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina.
  • Gabby Giffords’s Protégé Surrenders, Won’t Challenge Pro-Gun Rep Again

    04/13/2015 6:50:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/12/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On April 12, Gabby Giffords’s protégé and gun control supporter Ron Barber announced that he is not going to challenge pro-gun Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) for her seat in 2016.
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • Obama Leaves U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati Behind In Iran

    04/08/2015 10:21:44 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 8, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: A Marine veteran has been held captive in Iran since August 2011, when he was taken prisoner while visiting family and charged with spying. Does President Obama hear his plea for unconditional freedom? With the exception of deserters like Bowe Bergdahl, those who put on a uniform and serve their country seem like afterthoughts to this administration, if they're thought of at all. Just ask Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine sergeant allowed to languish 214 days in a Mexican jail for the crime of missing a highway exit. Or now, Amir Hekmati of Flagstaff, Ariz., a Marine vet who sits...
  • Minor meltdown at education town hall

    04/08/2015 1:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | April 05, 2015 | MICHELLE McMANIMON Sun Staff Reporter
    Audience members were invited to ask the panel members questions during the second half of the meeting. The questions came from teachers, NAU students and faculty, high school students, parents and other Flagstaff residents. But many of those questions were actually thinly veiled criticisms of Thorpe and Allen’s well-documented opposition to raising corporate taxes. At times, audience members shouted “raise taxes” and snickered or groaned at Thorpe and Allen’s claims that lower taxes would fix Arizona’s economic woes by attracting businesses. So when an FUSD parent walked up to the microphone, decried how college tuition rates in Arizona have increased...
  • 'You can’t govern the country based on being angry’ (McCain Mini-Me 2016)

    03/25/2015 7:17:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | March 25, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Ted Cruz vows to repeal “every word” of Obamacare and Common Core if he becomes president. He would “abolish” the IRS, flatten the Tax Code so Americans can fill out their taxes on a postcard, and “finally, finally, finally” secure the border. To which Lindsey Graham says: not going to happen.
  • Washington Post columnist claims opposition to Obama is 'insurrection'

    04/04/2015 9:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Houston Examiner ^ | April 4, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Colbert King published an odd piece in the Washington Post on Friday that was equal parts hysteria, constitutional ignorance, and alternate history. He suggests that resistance to some of President Barack Obama’s executive orders amounts to nothing more than “insurrection.” Indeed, he compares this resistance to the actions of white southerners to President Abraham Lincoln. The assessment is bone chilling since the proper response to insurrection is to send in troops and start shooting people, just as Lincoln did when the Southern states tried to secede and form their own country. King focuses on legislation being passed by the Arizona...
  • Rand Paul's excuse for avoiding the 'religious freedom' law controversy doesn't add up

    04/03/2015 12:10:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 2, 2015 | Hunter Walker and Colin Campbell
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is the only major Republican likely 2016 presidential candidate who hasn't weighed in on the controversy over Indiana's "religious freedom" law that erupted this week — and his explanation for avoiding the issue is questionable.
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery calls veteran 'enemy' during marijuana debate

    04/01/2015 6:44:29 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 103 replies
    ABC15 Arizona ^ | 3/31/2015 | Sara Goldenberg
    The Maricopa County attorney is coming under fire for calling a veteran an "enemy" during a debate-- and he's not backing down from his words. This all unfolded at a debate over legalizing marijuana last week hosted by the Tempe Republican Women. Bill Montgomery told a veteran he had no respect for him after the vet asked for a meeting to discuss how medical marijuana has improved his life. "With all due respect sir, your name calling, 'potheads' offends me,” said Don Ream during a Q & A portion of the debate. Ream is a Vietnam veteran. He's been a...
  • Defeat of Arizona Common Core Repeal Bill Shows Grassroots’ Worst Enemy Is Establishment GOP

    03/31/2015 4:35:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/31/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Arizona Senate rejected a bill Monday that would have abolished the controversial Common Core standards in that state. Some Republicans joined with Democrats to defeat the bill, 16-13, a fact that underscores that while Democrats could be expected to vote in favor of keeping a federally-funded initiative like the Common Core, the worst enemy of the conservative base of the GOP is actually other Republicans.As the Associated Press notes, repeal measure HB 2190 earlier passed the Arizona state House and the Senate Education committee, but the full Senate rejected the bill as it did a similar proposal last month...