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  • Establishment GOP Claims McCain Challenger Kelli Ward Believes Chemtrails Conspiracy Theory

    04/26/2015 4:25:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 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.
  • Desalination plants aren't a good solution for California drought

    04/25/2015 7:34:42 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 81 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 25, 2015 | Michael Hiltzik
    As surely as the hot, dry Santa Ana winds bring blue skies to the coast and wildfires to the hills, severe California droughts bring calls to build desalination plants up and down the seashore. All that ocean water, begging to be converted to fresh and pumped into our pipelines, would solve our water supply problems instantly and permanently, boosters say. In the coming months, the drumbeat will only get louder. That's not only because the current drought is the longest and most severe in memory, but because a $1-billion desalination project scheduled to start operating in Carlsbad this fall will...
  • Illegal immigration plummets along southwest border: DHS (Lying or incompetency being displayed)

    04/25/2015 6:52:09 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    wash times ^ | 4/25/15 | s dinan
    The flow of illegal immigrants has dropped to its lowest level in years judging by the number being apprehended along the border, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday as he sought to be more transparent about his department’s performance. Mr. Johnson said the drop is coming despite an improving economy, which generally draws more illegal migrants. Instead, the secretary said, a boost in manpower and technology along the southwestern border, coupled with public messages in Latin America discouraging would-be migrants from making the journey have helped turn the tide. Through the first six months of fiscal year 2015, which...
  • Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits setting private investigator on judge’s wife

    04/23/2015 8:51:46 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 33 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...
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center now open. Old hospital closes

    04/23/2015 7:28:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — At 6 a.m. today Canyon Vista Medical Center was declared officially open by its CEO, Dr. Dean French. The first of 51 patients, 8-day-old Edgar Zuriel Tebaqui Sallard whose mother Judith lives in Douglas, arrived from the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center at 6:05 a.m. The last patient transported was Richard Holt, who left SVHRC at 10:14 a.m. and a minute later French declared the half century-old facility closed. Outside the American flag was symbolically lowered and folded, as workers covered signs of the old hospital. Canyon Vista Medical Center came into being when an agreement by...
  • 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...
  • Sen Jeff Flake email on DOJ nominee

    04/22/2015 3:08:54 PM PDT · by Mr Rogers · 34 replies
    Email from Sen Flake | 21 April 2015 | Jeff Flake
    A response to my email sent earlier to Sen McFlake, Democrat-lite from Arizona: "As you may know, on November 7, 2014, President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Attorney General Eric Holder. On February 26, 2015, the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary voted to approve Ms. Lynch's nomination by a vote of 12 to 8. I voted in favor of her nomination. I believe that elections have consequences and that elected presidents should be afforded a certain degree of deference in the presidential appointment process, particularly when the nominee is uniquely qualified. While I disagree with Ms. Lynch...
  • 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...
  • John McCain Leads Liberal Republican Attacks On Scott Walker’s Immigration Stance

    04/21/2015 6:13:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com Big Government ^ | 4/21/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has clearly awakened the Washington establishment beast.Not only is the liberal media and establishment right-of-center coming out guns-a-blazing at Walker over his pro-American worker position on legal immigration, but now Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—the most pro-amnesty Republican there is, someone who worked for years with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on immigration—is leading a charge against Walker’s new position.“I think most statistics show that they fill part of the workforce that are much needed. We have, and I’m a living example of, the aging population. We need these people in the workforce legally,” McCain said...
  • 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...
  • Army ROTC program allegedly pressured cadets to walk in high heels for ASU event

    04/21/2015 7:20:47 AM PDT · by don-o · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Army ROTC cadets are complaining on message boards that they were pressured to walk in high heels on Monday for an Arizona State University campus event designed to raise awareness of sexual violence against women. The Army openly encouraged participating in April’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” events in 2014, but now it appears as though ROTC candidates at ASU were faced with a volunteer event that became mandatory. “Attendance is mandatory and if we miss it we get a negative counseling and a ‘does not support the battalion sharp/EO mission’ on our CDT OER for getting the branch...
  • Military ops on U.S. soil raise martial-law fears ( Jade Helm )

    04/20/2015 3:51:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    WND ^ | 4/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Wal-Mart closures have citizens concerned. Jade Helm 15 is set to kick off in seven states this summer, sending Special Operations forces from all four main branches of the military onto civilian soil to conduct hostile take-over training – and civil-rights advocates are sounding the alarms. ... The looming Jade Helm exercise, set for July 15 through Sept. 15, labels Texas and Utah as hostile areas. Global Research also reported the military says New Mexico “isn’t much friendlier.” Other states participating: California, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. Some of the social media commentary so far: “The Pentagon’s ‘Operations Jade Helm 15′:...
  • Expert: Obama's amnesty 'profoundly unfair' to 4 million legal immigrants, a new high

    04/20/2015 5:56:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    While the administration struggles to move forward with its plan to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, the list of foreigners trying to get into the United States legally has surged to 4.4 million, over 100,000 more than last year, according to the State Department. Those on the list either have a family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder, sponsoring their entry, or an employer wants them. The list grew by 100,085 over last year. And more than a quarter of them, 1,323,978, are Mexican. ... unlike illegals slipping over the border, many of those on the...
  • Sen. John McCain: Pentagon in 'denial' of Ramadi reality

    04/18/2015 8:46:32 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 4 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,...
  • Multitudes died in concentration camps during WW II. .Fort ceremony remembers Holocaust

    04/17/2015 7:21:34 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — The death of 6 million Jews and millions of others was partially the fault of untold others who remained silent as Nazis and their supporters went on a murderous campaign from 1933 to 1945. That was the message sent by those who spoke at Fort Huachuca’s annual Days of Remembrance ceremony, during which horrors of the Holocaust were recalled.
  • Police: 5 found dead in Phoenix home after shooting; may have started as 'family dispute' [ROP]

    04/17/2015 7:15:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    www.abc15.cm ^ | 04-16-2015 | Staff
    PHOENIX - Five adults were found dead inside a north Phoenix home after a shooting Thursday in a suspected dispute about the family's business, police said. Phoenix police said a dispatcher received an "unknown trouble" call around 2 p.m. and then heard gunshots in the background. The names and ages of the three men and two women weren't immediately released. But police said the three men were brothers and the dead women apparently were the men's mother and a wife of one of the brothers. Police said a gun was found next to one of the men who had a...
  • Ducey vetoes gay-adoption bill

    04/14/2015 6:21:36 PM PDT · by Coronal · 10 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed county attorneys to refuse to help with adoptions, setting the stage for a legal fight over whether gays have the same right to assistance as heterosexuals.
  • Arizona Police Car RAMS Suspect.. Police Car Hit Suspect Mario Valencia Dash Cam Video

    04/14/2015 4:41:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2015-04-14 | Les Grossman
    Arizona Police RAm Suspect.. Police Hit Suspect Mario Valencia With Car Dash Cam Video Dashcam video shows Arizona cop car ramming armed suspect TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police in Arizona released video from a dashboard camera showing how a police officer used his cruiser to put an end to a crime spree in February, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV in Tucson reported.
  • April is a special month for Army kids az

    04/14/2015 9:31:11 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — April is a special month for the Army as it celebrates the most precious and youngest of its soldiers — the children of those enlisted — especially considering that often GI parents and their kids are separated by the needs of military. Saturday, the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca and the grounds outside were turned over to the young as a place for them to cavort, to play games, and to...
  • Arizona legislator Kelli Ward to formally explore run against Sen. John McCain

    04/14/2015 6:17:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    ktar.com ^ | 4/13/15
    PHOENIX -- An Arizona legislator said she's formally exploring a possible primary challenge to Sen. John McCain, a fellow Republican and five-term incumbent. State Sen. Kelli Ward said in Monday's announcement that she wanted to provide a "new, positive, principled voice for Arizona in Washington" and that she's received strong encouragement to run in 2016.
  • Arias gets life in prison with no chance of parole for murder of ex-boyfriend

    04/13/2015 10:37:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/13/15 | Jennifer Girdon /fox/ap
    A judge sentenced convicted murderer Jodi Arias to life in prison without the possibility of parole Monday, for the murder of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The decision by Judge Sherry Stephens was largely a formality after a jury deadlocked last month on whether to give Arias the death penalty or life in prison. The mistrial removed the death penalty as an option. The only decision left was whether the judge would allow the 34-year-old Arias to be eligible for release after 25 years. She declined to do that, meaning Arias will spend the rest of her life in prison.
  • 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...
  • Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups

    04/11/2015 4:22:02 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 195 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    Government documents obtained by a top "Inside the Beltway" watchdog group and released on Thursday reveal that Internal Revenue Service's Lois Lerner was strongly urged by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, her assistance in attacking certain non-profit political groups. The organizations they selected for targeting by Lerner were part of the Tea Party and conservative movements. Newly released documents revealed that Sen. Levin (left) and Sen. McCain both urged the IRS to target conservative groups in the wake of the Citizens United decision. The group that investigates and exposes government corruption, Judicial Watch, released newly acquired...
  • Christian Family Band Members in Deadly Arizona Parking Lot Brawl, Police Say

    04/11/2015 7:54:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    Officers wanted to question them about the alleged assault of a Walmart employee who was going into the store bathroom. The police were accompanied by another Walmart employee. ... Several times on the video the group appears to surrender, but starts fighting again. The melee goes for several minutes until backup officers arrive and make arrests. Police charged four members of the family with assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. Two minors were also taken into custody and are being held at a juvenile detention facility.
  • State Sen. Kelli Ward Announcement: Exploring Challenging McCain for US Senate

    04/09/2015 12:28:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2015-04-09 | Michelle Moons
    Much-anticipated challenger to U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), state Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) announced early Thursday that she is officially exploring a 2016 run for the U.S. Senate. Ward supporters have been strongly encouraging state Senator and military wife Ward to run. In a message to supporters, Ward relayed, “I am receiving huge support from the grassroots.”
  • Border mayors meeting in Sierra Vista. Economic development tops list of issues

    04/09/2015 6:21:13 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A number of city leaders from both sides of the international border will gather in Sierra Vista this week to discuss a range of issues that affect their communities and how they can work together to best address them. On Friday, the Border Mayors’ Coalition will host a number of guest speakers with an eye on economic development, including Lea Marquez-Peterson, the president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “I will be discussing the growing importance of the Hispanic community in the State of Arizona and the opportunity for Arizona businesses in Sonora,” Marquez-Peterson...
  • Fort one of two installations chosen for special project. to protect land in and around the post

    04/09/2015 6:14:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    FORT HUACHUCA — This southern Arizona Army post is one of two military installations chosen to use special funds to conserve land in and around the fort as part of a multiple federal agency program called Sentinel Landscapes. The program involves federal, state, private and non-profit groups, which have committed more than $25 million in funding to support the two military installations to conserve and restore habitat, implement conservation practices and strengthen local economies, according to a Wednesday news release by the Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Interior. Within the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape, the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources...
  • {Chemical] Abortion Reversals Becoming Scientific and Partisan Debate

    04/09/2015 5:38:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 8, 2015 | Caitlin Owens
    A provision in a new Arizona law requiring doctors to tell women that their abortion may be reversible has made national headlines, incited outrage from abortion-rights groups, and sparked heated criticism from the medical community. An almost identical provision in an Arkansas law signed this week by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has not seen much media coverage. Even the man who has pioneered the idea of abortion reversals—Dr. George Delgado—said he hadn't heard of the Arkansas law until National Journal informed him of it during a phone interview. Delgado, medical director of Culture of Life Family Services in San Diego, has...
  • McCain Promotes Senate Re-election, Lindsey Graham for President

    04/08/2015 5:53:18 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/08/2015 | Michelle Moons
    Topping off the day of his Senate re-election bid announcement, Senator John McCain joined Fox’s Greta Van Susteren, taking the opportunity to emphasize national security issues and express his support of Senator Lindsey Graham for president. McCain has recently expressed that he expects to face a primary challenger for the Senate seat in the 2016 primary.
  • 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...
  • Conservatives target McCain's re-election bid

    04/08/2015 7:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | Rick Moran
    “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.”
  • 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...
  • [Flashback] John McCain Says This Is 'Probably' His Last Term

    04/07/2015 6:51:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/13/13 | Tom Kludt
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested Thursday that he may call it quits after his current term. McCain was giving an interview to the entertainment website The Wrap at a launch party for Pivot, the television channel that carries his daughter Meghan's series, "Raising McCain." At one point during the conversation, McCain was evidently interrupted by two supporters of President Barack Obama who thanked the senator for siding with his 2008 rival as of late. "The president and I, he's in his last term, I'm probably in mine, the relationship we have had over the past three years is quite good....
  • Senate Conservatives Fund targets McCain

    04/07/2015 12:44:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/6/15 | David McCabe
    The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) has launched an effort to defeat Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), bashing him for failing to uphold the principles of a “true conservative” just hours after he announced his intention to run for reelection. “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.” Cuccinelli’s email links...
  • I’m running again in 2016, my friends, says ... JOHN McCAIN!

    04/07/2015 6:59:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yes, the entire conservative wing of the Republican Party just made a huge eyeroll. Mr. Maverick made his long-awaited announcement official last night; he’s going to run for re-election next year (via NBC News):Click above link for the video “I have decided to run for re-election,” the Arizona senator told NBC News in an exclusive interview revealing his plans to pursue a sixth term on Capitol Hill. “I’m ready. I am more than ready. In some ways, I am eager.”McCain is currently 78 years old but will be 80 by Election Day in 2016. He defended his vitality, saying...
  • John McCain announces 2016 re-election bid

    04/07/2015 6:45:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-7-15 | BY KELLY COHEN
    Sen. John McCain is running for re-election in 2016. The Arizona Republican, who was first elected in 1986, will seek a sixth term, he said. The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and 2008 presidential nominee will be 80-years-old by Election Day, but told NBC News his Senate career is "just getting started." "I say, watch me," he said to critics of his age. "Take a look. Take a look at my 18-hour days. Take a look at the hearings we have. Take a look at my legislative accomplishments." McCain said he will win re-election by continuing to be...
  • Sen. John McCain Announces He's Running for 6th Term

    04/07/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 7, 2015
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has announced he will run for re-election in 2016. The Arizona Republican made the announcement to run for a sixth term on Monday in an interview with NBC News. McCain uses his position as chairman to criticize President Barack Obama on national security. "I have never been more concerned about the security of this nation because of the feckless leadership of the president of the United States," he said. McCain, 78, will be 80 by Election Day, but he said his Senate career is "just getting started."
  • '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.
  • Mother Warns of Brain-Eating Amoeba That Killed 20-Year-old Daughter

    04/04/2015 8:49:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 | Danya Bacchus
    Koral Reef, 20, died after developing a brain-eating amoeba called Balamuthia that her mother believes she contracted during a family trip to Lake HavasuTwenty-year-old Koral Reef's life was just beginning. She said yes to the dress and married her high school sweetheart. But Reef never got the chance to enjoy her happily ever after when she developed a rare, brain-eating amoeba that took her life. Reef’s mother, Cybil Meister, believes a family trip to Lake Havasu in Arizona was the catalyst for the infection that killed her daughter. “She started with the headaches, the stiff neck, the sensitivity to light...
  • Low turnout for DREAMers driver’s licenses in Arizona

    04/03/2015 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2015 6:24 PM EDT | Astrid Galvan
    Only about a third of the young immigrants who became eligible three months ago for an Arizona driver’s license after a lengthy legal battle have obtained one, according to state data. The immigrants, often referred to as DREAMers, are part of a federal program that shields them from deportation and gives them a Social Security number and work permit for two years. President Barack Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in 2012 for young people who had been brought to the United States illegally as children. A similar program that would benefit parents of U.S.-citizen...
  • 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....
  • Western governors file report on sage grouse conservation efforts

    04/02/2015 7:10:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Agri-Pulse Communications ^ | April 2, 2015 | Sarah Gonzalez
    The Western Governors' Association released a report today highlighting the voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage-grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The association, which represents the governors of 19 Western states, said that “the breadth and depth of voluntary conservation efforts across the region, if allowed to run their course, will provide the bird with the necessary habitat to live and thrive.” The greater sage grouse is found in 11 states and its habitat encompasses 186 million acres . The U.S....
  • State Department To Fly Central American Children Into US

    04/02/2015 5:56:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 04/01/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Potentially millions of current and former illegal immigrants now have the opportunity to fly their children to the U.S. with taxpayer dollars. Once they arrive, they will be eligible for benefits including a free education, healthcare and food stamps. The State Department and Department of Homeland Security will administer the program, ... Some of the benefits they will receive are a free education, medical care, living expenses and food stamps. ... The U.S. has already sent staff to the region and began accepting applications in December. If applicants don’t qualify for refugee status, they can be considered for parole status
  • Senator blocking ed board nominee over Common Core support (may run against McCain)

    04/02/2015 4:38:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    yourswestvalley.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- The head of the Senate Education Committee is blocking the confirmation of one of the governor's picks for the Board of Education because the nominee supports the Common Core academic standards. Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City, refused to schedule a hearing on Tim Carter. He is the Yavapai County school superintendent. More to the point, he was involved in crafting the standards. And that was too much for Ward to take. "There's a large outcry against Common Core,'' Ward told Capitol Media Services Tuesday. And Ward has made it quite clear she wants them scrapped. The move...
  • Disabled Navy Vet Left ‘Devastated’ After All of His Guns Are Confiscated (Neighbor falsely accuses)

    04/01/2015 11:39:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 1 2015 | Jason Howerton
    A disabled U.S. Navy veteran in Glendale, Arizona, is “devastated” after he says police confiscated 28 of his guns, valued at over $25,000, after a neighbor made “false” allegations that he threatened him. Rick Bailey, a 56-year-old retired software systems engineer, told TheBlaze on Tuesday that he and his neighbor were engaged in a months-long dispute over his landscaping company. He said his neighbor would park two large, smelly “dump trucks” used for his business and other vehicles in the small cul-de-sac where they live. Bailey said he eventually filed a complaint with the city and the neighbor was ordered...
  • APRIL FOOL'S - Herald/Review partners with Charmin for dual-purpose paper

    04/01/2015 8:49:52 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Matt Hickman
    In an ever-changing media world, where dual purposeness is every bit as important as speed and both more important than accuracy, the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review has exciting news to announce. Beginning Aug. 17, the Herald/Review, will offer to its subscribers the opportunity to experience the morning news in ways never before felt. Herald/Review publisher Francis Wick announced today that, thanks to a partnership with Charmin, Inc., a subsidiary of Tactile Media International, Cochise County’s paper of record will be additionally printed on rolls of bathroom tissue, complete with convenient cardboard roll for built-in application. “Let’s face it, every...
  • <b>APRIL FOOL'S:</B> Dems want to make Spanish Arizona's official language

    04/01/2015 8:44:04 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Staff/HERALD REVIEW
    Sensing vulnerability in the GOP’s control over state government after four rocky months under the Ducey administration, Arizona Democrats are wasting no time in trying to crank up voter turnout for 2016. And if Andy Dresden, D-Casa Grande get his way, that aggressive posture will swim in waters never before tested in Arizona, or any other state for that matter. “I am proposing a bill to make Spanish the official language of the Great State of Arizona,” said Dresden, who admitted he, himself, ‘even in a Taco Bell drive-thru,’ does not speak Spanish, “There’s a reason America has never had...
  • 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...
  • NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    03/31/2015 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Vanity | 3/31/2015 | Self
    My heart is broken right now realizing that harm has been done to LGBT people in this country. Much of it is real involving bullying and sexual abuse, among other things. But much of it is also imaginary leading to imaginary notions about 'enemies'. Those who have conservative religious beliefs about sexuality have been defined by activists that include major business leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook as bigots, racists, KKK and Nazis. With that notion in their heads and with business- political-media support, one shudders to think what is happening at this moment in the attack on the Indiana...