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  • Court rejects Arizona incumbent's bid on ballot count

    11/28/2014 8:19:06 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/28/2014 | unknown
    The 133 ballots at the heart of a federal lawsuit in Arizona’s Second Congressional District will not be counted.
  • Federal suit filed in Barber, McSally CD2 race. Contest ballots the issue

    11/25/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona as his campaign argued for including ballots that were rejected in the Nov. 4 election. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson is the latest attempt by the Tucson-area Democrat to challenge the results that had him losing to Martha McSally by 161 votes. Barber wants 133 disqualified votes to be counted before the election is certified. The results are headed for an automatic recount that will begin next week, as mandated by state law...
  • Sheriff Arpaio files lawsuit to halt Obama's Executive "action" on Amnesty

    11/24/2014 12:56:43 AM PST · by Ray76 · 29 replies
    Freedom Watch ^ | Nov 20, 2014
    IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mr. JOE ARPAIO, Elected SHERIFF of Maricopa County, State of Arizona550 West Jackson Street Phoenix, AZ 85003 Plaintiff, v. The Honorable BARACK OBAMA, individually and in his professional capacity as President of the United States of America1600 Pennsylvania AvenueWashington, D.C. 20500 and The Honorable JEH JOHNSON, individually and in his professional capacity as Secretary of theU.S. Department of Homeland Security 12th & C Street SWWashington, D.C. 20024 and The Honorable LEON RODRIQUEZ, individually and in his professional capacity as Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services12th & C Street...
  • ‘Pregnant man’ charged with stalking wife

    11/23/2014 12:09:42 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 38 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/23/2014 | Q13 Fox Staff
    Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) — Thomas Beatie, the transgender man who gave birth after beginning to change from a woman to a man, is accused of stalking his estranged wife. Beatie, 40, who lives in Anthem, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of stalking. He was released on his own recognizance Thursday night. Beatie is accused of putting a GPS tracking device on his wife’s car in October of 2012, about six months after he served his wife with an order of protection that required her to leave the couple’s home.
  • Barber asks secretary of state to count votes (AZ)

    11/22/2014 11:33:17 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    ABC Channel 15 News ^ | November 22, 2014
    Democratic Rep. Ron Barber is asking the Arizona secretary of state to count about 156 additional ballots from voters who say they are eligible to vote. Barber's campaign on Friday sent the request, along with 156 signed declarations from southern Arizona voters whose provisional ballots and unsigned early ballot envelopes were rejected, to Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The votes could trim the 161 vote lead now held by Republican Martha McSally. McSally has declared victory but Barber's campaign is pushing for every last vote to be counted. The race will undergo a mandatory recount of more than 220,000 ballots...
  • Arpaio Filing Lawsuit Against Obama For Executive Actions On Immigration

    11/21/2014 7:36:19 AM PST · by yoe · 20 replies
    CBSDC ^ | November 21, 2014 | Staff
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Thursday evening that he is filing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for the executive action he is taking on immigration. [snip] “He speaks a good game and I understand where he’s coming from in a way. On the other hand, let’s not con the American public. How are we going to keep track of these 5 million people?” Arpaio said.[snip]rpaio stated that his lawyer was filing the lawsuit following Obama’s speech and that no taxpayer funds will be used in the lawsuit. “We have to understand whether this is constitutional or not, whether...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio Files Lawsuit Against Obama over Amnesty Executive Order

    11/20/2014 8:59:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 49 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | November 20, 2014 | Freedom Watch
    (Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014) Today, in response to the executive order President Barack Obama has signed effectively granting amnesty to about a half of the illegal aliens currently in this country, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona filed a lawsuit to enjoin this unconstitutional act. This lawsuit can be found at www.freedomwatchusa.org. Sheriff Arpaio's lawyer is Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, former federal prosecutor and founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch. Mr. Klayman recently succeeded in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the National Security Agency for having unconstitutionally accessed the telephonic metadata of nearly all American...
  • 'A Slap in the Face to Immigrants': Ariz. State Rep. Slams Obama

    11/20/2014 7:51:39 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 13 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 20, 2014 | The Kelly File
    A Republican state representative and legal immigrant slammed President Barack Obama’s immigration action tonight on “The Kelly File.” Arizona state Rep. Steve Montenegro legally emigrated from El Salvador with his family at 5 years old. He called Obama’s action on immigration “a slap in the face to immigrants.” “This is utter lawlessness. This is a phenomenal disregard for this country, for the laws of our country,” he said.
  • General Motors Is Sued by Arizona for $3 Billion Over Recalls

    11/20/2014 9:54:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The attorney general of Arizona said on Wednesday that the state had filed suit against General Motors, claiming that the automaker had defrauded the state’s consumers of an estimated $3 billion. The suit is the first major legal action against G.M. over its record number of recalls this year, most notable among them one for a defective ignition switch in 2.6 million small cars that was delayed for a decade. The complaint was harsh and unsparing in its criticism of G.M., suggesting that the automaker intentionally misled consumers through its advertising, website and public statements, and that some of its...
  • Barber wants more votes counted in Arizona 2nd CD

    11/19/2014 8:44:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 45 replies
    Ssierra Vista Herald ^ | HERALD/REVIEW
    PHOENIX — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday rejected a request from Democratic Rep. Ron Barber to delay certifying election results as he challenges the reasons ballots that could shrink Republican challenger Martha McSally’s slim vote lead weren’t counted. Kevin Hamilton, a lawyer representing Barber’s campaign, said in a letter to the board that there are more than 130 rejected ballots that should have been counted. Barber’s campaign has collected affidavits from voters who said they were qualified to cast a ballot but had their ballots rejected. “As a result, if the board certifies the canvass without correcting...
  • The Heart of the RNC – The Radical Neanderthal Core

    11/16/2014 5:33:35 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Joanne Moudy
    Dirty politics, lies and cover-ups are the liberal, socialist Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) stock in trade, but one hopes for higher standards from the Republican National Committee (RNC). But apparently that’s too much to expect, especially in Arizona. On Saturday, November 8, Arizona’s RNC National Committeeman Bruce Ash got on the airwaves with quasi-conservative radio talk-show host Emil Franzi, and called for violence against those who happened to support the Tea Party candidate, Chuck Wooten, during the primary in the U.S. Congressional race for AZ D-2. Conservative voters in the greater Tucson area knew the RNC’s top pick for the...
  • Dear Black People: The Democrats Are About To Break Up With You

    11/16/2014 5:43:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    For decades, the black vote in the United States almost uniformly has gone to Democrats. How’s that working out? Black unemployment is twice the national average, poverty rates are higher than before Democrats offered “help,” and the education system fails a disproportionate number of black children. That’s what 50-plus years of blind voting loyalty to Democrats has earned. And, thanks to those same Democrats and the nation’s first black president, it’s about to get a lot worse. President Obama is set to legalize upwards of 5 million illegal aliens, with the dream of granting amnesty and citizenship to 6 million...
  • 3 Congressional Races That Still Don't Have a Winner

    11/15/2014 12:54:54 PM PST · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    ABCNews ^ | November 14, 2014
    With House freshmen reporting to Washington this week for orientation, three Congressional races from last week still remain too close to call. In Arizona, Gabby Giffords’ former seat is still up for grabs, with the re-match between endangered Democrat Rep. Ron Barber and Republican former Air Force Col. Martha McSally now moving to a recount. Two California districts that have dealt with severe droughts are still waiting for races to be called, both including fierce challenges from Republicans against incumbents. It all means the Republican wave this election may still be able to nab three more seats before the end...
  • Court gives immigrants in Arizona chance for bail [SCOTUS]

    11/14/2014 6:48:51 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/14/2014 | Associated Press
    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling has cleared the way for a wave of bail hearings for immigrants across Arizona. Hundreds of immigrants who have been denied bail under a strict Arizona law will now have the opportunity to be released. The high court on Thursday kept intact a lower-court ruling that struck down the law passed in 2006 amid a series of immigration crackdowns in Arizona over the past decade. The law denied bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and...
  • AP Exclusive: Drones patrol half of Mexico border

    11/13/2014 8:57:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST | Elliot Spagat and Brian Skoloff
    The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border. It represents a significant departure from a decades-old approach that emphasizes boots on the ground and fences. Since 2000, the number of Border Patrol agents on the 1,954-mile border more than doubled to surpass 18,000 and fencing multiplied nine times to 700 miles. […] The government has operated about 10,000 drone flights under the strategy, known...
  • DEVELOPING: McSally declares victory in CD2 race, automatic recount triggered

    11/12/2014 9:14:17 PM PST · by House Atreides · 30 replies
    kvoa.com ^ | Sep 12, 2014 | Anthony Victor Reyes
    McSally released the following statement after receiving the news of her unofficial win. "All ballots are now counted and the voters have made their choice. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support we've seen from across Southern Arizona," she said. "While we still have a recount to go, we expect similar results and will provide the necessary oversight to ensure accurate results. I want to thank the voters again for their support and trust in me and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work from day one to serve Southern Arizonans in Congress."
  • Martha McSally now up 165 Votes

    11/12/2014 7:02:56 PM PST · by nd76 · 29 replies
    They counted the newly discovered 213 ballots from the school in Green Valley, AZ, and Martha McSally gained 32 net votes to now lead by 165. The fate of the 200 provisional ballots which were supposed to be verified by the affected voters by 5 pm MST (7 pm EST) is unknown.
  • Pima County (AZ) discovers additional CD2 ballots

    11/12/2014 1:33:22 PM PST · by fifedom · 84 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Joe Ferguson
    Pima County has discovered 208 additional valid general election ballots this morning that have not been counted, an official said. The uncounted ballots (come) from Congressional District 2, where Republican Martha McSally has a 133 vote lead over incumbent Democrat Ron Barber.
  • Election 2014: McSally apparent winner in CD2 race

    11/12/2014 9:02:52 AM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 23 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | November 11, 2014 | Joe Ferguson
    With just 200 votes countywide left to count, Republican Martha McSally is the apparent winner of the Congressional District 2 seat. McSally holds a 133-vote lead over incumbent Democrat Ron Barber. But with such a narrow margin, a final, official declaration of a winner will have to wait for an automatic recount, required by state law because the gap between the two is less than 200 votes. Pima County this afternoon finished counting more than 4,700 provisional ballots, which showed McSally maintaining a small lead.
  • Illegal immigrants with ID theft, ‘old’ DUI charges spared deportation: lawsuit

    11/11/2014 6:58:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    ICE lawyer’s discrimination complaint details battles with Obama administrationThe Obama administration told federal immigration lawyers to release illegal immigrants with “old” drunken-driving convictions and those found guilty of stealing other people’s identities, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the lawyers at the center of the operation. Patricia M. Vroom, a top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, filed a 67-page discrimination complaint that details repeated battles with agency higher-ups who told her to close cases and not deport people whom President Obama deemed low-priority. Federal officials were particularly dismissive of identity theft convictions from Arizona,...
  • McSally's lead shrinks to 133 votes, with a possible 200 ballots left in Pima County (Looking good!)

    11/11/2014 3:06:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 55 replies
    News4 Tuscon ^ | 11-11-2014 | staff
    November 11, 2014 6PM EST McSally's lead shrinks to 133 votes, with a possible 200 ballots left in Pima County TUCSON- The Pima County Elections Department counted 4,772 more ballots today and Republican Martha McSally still leads Congressman Ron Barber by 133 votes. The current vote total is 109,539 for McSally and 109,406 for Barber. Pima County still has roughly 200 ballots still to count, but are waiting for voters to present identification before they can be counted. Those voters have until 5 p.m. on Wednesday to present identification for their ballot to count. An automatic recount will be needed...
  • EXCLUSIVE LEAK: Explosives Found at Bridge Near Arizona Border with Mexico

    11/11/2014 8:24:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Brietbart ^ | November 11, 2014 | Brandon Darby
    Two explosives were found near an Arizona bridge approximately 30 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico, according to a leaked report exclusively obtained by Breitbart Texas. The items were made from water gel commercial explosives and were ammonium nitrate based, according to the leaked official report from the Joint Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC). The materials were found near Amado, Arizona by two Arizona Department of Transportation employees who were reportedly inspecting the bridge.
  • Update: Barber picks up more votes, McSally up by 179

    11/10/2014 5:13:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | November 10, 2014
    Martha McSally held a dwindling lead over U.S. Rep. Ron Barber on Monday, up 179 votes as Pima County released new numbers around 5:30 p.m. Barber picked up another 162 votes in the spread as new tallies were reported, while a judge denied McSally's move to block the count of a number of provisional ballots.
  • McSally still up but not by much in CD2 race (Arizona)

    11/10/2014 11:47:43 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies
    KVOA Channel 4 News ^ | November 9, 2014 | Sean Mooney
    Nearly a week after the 2014 midterm elections there is still no definitive winner in the race for Arizona's seat in Congress for district two. More than 3,300 were counted on Sunday revealing that the difference in votes between Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally is even closer. While McSally is still holding a slight lead, the two are now only separated by 341 votes. After this latest round of counting Martha McSally has 106,705 votes to Ron Barber's 106,374. Between Pima County and Cochise County there is an estimated total of 15,977 ballots left to count.
  • Veterans Day parade steps off Tuesday. Traffic will be prohibited on some streets

    11/09/2014 6:50:40 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — The 20th Annual Veterans Parade in the city will be held Tuesday — Veterans Day — said Laura Killberg, special events supervisor for the community’s Parks and Leisure Services. There are 55 entries in the parade and the event begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, she said. Since Wednesday Killberg and others have been putting the finishing touches on the parade to include the lineup of the participants. The entries will be broken down into three sections with the first being veterans’ organizations — 17 of them — led off by the Buena High School Marching Colts, she...
  • Another Arizona Immigration Law Struck Down By Federal Court [Rule By District Judge!]

    11/08/2014 5:17:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    CBSNews ^ | November 08, 2014
    November 8, 2014 Another Arizona Immigration Law Struck Down By Federal Court PHOENIX -- Arizona's frustrations over federal enforcement of the state's border with Mexico spawned a movement nearly a decade ago to have local police confront illegal immigration. Now, the state's experiment in immigration enforcement is falling apart in the courts. A ruling Friday that struck down the state's 2005 immigrant smuggling law marks the latest in a string of restrictions placed by the courts on Arizona's effort to get local police to take action on illegal immigration. The law made smuggling undocumented immigrants a state crime. Like similar...
  • The Gun Grabber’s Behind Washington State’s I-594 Reveal Their True Agenda And Your State Is Next !

    11/08/2014 9:10:07 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    universalfreepress.com ^ | 11/7/2014 | richard anthony
    Initiative 594 just passed in Washington State, bringing on residents mandatory gun background checks and making it a felony to privately purchase or even hand a gun to a friend without government permission. A story in the Seattle Times the morning after the mid-term elections, revealed the true motives of the I-594 campaign and its proponents. It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop and the rest of their anti-rights agenda to be exposed. Other states they’re now targeting with initiatives include Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine. Our rights are and always have been their real target, not...
  • Hagel: McCain Treading On Very Thin Ground (Hagel, STFU and get out of the party!)

    07/27/2008 12:36:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 114+ views
    CBS ^ | 7/27/2008 | cbs
    Sen. Chuck Hagel, who accompanied Sen. Barack Obama on his trip to South Asia and Iraq last week, criticized the McCain campaign for its latest television ad attacking the Democratic candidate. The ad blasts Obama for not visiting wounded troops during his visit to Germany. Obama has said he chose not to cancel a visit to a military hospital there after consultations with the Pentagon, due to concerns that such a visit might be seen as using wounded troops for political purposes. The McCain ad, which contains footage of Obama bouncing a basketball before U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, implied...
  • Gartersnake protection lawsuit to cite grazing [federal biologists not consulted]

    11/07/2014 1:06:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | November 7, 2014 | EMERY COWAN
    It has been four months since the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared two southwestern aquatic snakes threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Now, the Center for Biological Diversity has announced that it intends to sue the federal agency over its management of livestock grazing permits, saying they threaten the two listed snakes, the northern Mexican gartersnake and the narrow-headed gartersnake. The snakes are native to New Mexico and Arizona. In a letter to the Forest Service issued Tuesday, the Center argued that livestock grazing threatens the narrow-headed gartersnake and the northern Mexican gartersnake by damaging the riparian areas those...
  • McCain:"Very Likely" Will Run for Senate in 2016

    11/07/2014 4:56:30 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/06/2014 | The Associated Press
    Republican Sen. John McCain discusses Tuesday's elections, his disapproval of President Obama's policies and talk of using executive order to push through immigration reform.
  • ASU Law Prof: Arizona Sovereignty Bill is Unconstitutional

    11/06/2014 3:26:34 PM PST · by PapaNew · 41 replies
    CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) ^ | Nov 06, 2014 | Rebecca Thomas
    A majority of Arizona voters approved it, and now all Arizonans might have to pay for it. Proposition 122 is setting Arizona up for a big court battle. The so-called state sovereignty bill was narrowly passed in Tuesday's election, garnering 51 percent of the vote. The proposition amends the Arizona Constitution's Declaration of Rights to confirm that the state and federal government are subject to the United States Constitution. The new law states Arizona may restrict the actions of its employees and use of its financial resources to purposes it deems to be consistent with the U.S. Constitution. ASU constitutional...
  • Poll: John McCain’s low job approval (The fight for 2016 starts today)

    11/06/2014 3:48:20 PM PST · by Viennacon · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/6/14 | Tal Kopan
    Sen. John McCain is the least popular senator in the country of those surveyed by Public Policy Polling, with low marks from members of his own party, independents and Democrats. Just 30 percent of Arizona voters approve of the job the Republican senator is doing, while 54 percent disapprove, according to a PPP release Thursday. That is the worst of any senator’s polling in the nation that PPP has found. Among members of his own party, McCain is at 35 percent approval to 55 percent disapproval; the comparable figures among Democrats are 29 percent to 53 percent, and among independents,...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • Susan Rice: Republican opposition is America's 'one weakness'

    05/15/2014 12:45:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 14, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    National Security Advisor Susan Rice disputed Republican critiques of President Obama's foreign policy by arguing that "political polarization" accounts for the "one weakness" of American strength in international affairs. "The one weakness that our friends and partners point to and the one thing that undermines our strength around the world is our political polarization," Rice said during an event hosted by the Women's Foreign Policy Group. Rice didn't mention Republicans specifically, but cited policy fights that they have provoked, such as over budget issues. "When countries look at us, they wonder and they worry if we will have our collective...
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • The Governing Trap

    11/06/2014 2:06:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 5, 2014 | NRO Editors
    Around 9:00 last night, the TV pundits realized that it would no longer do to say that it was an anti-incumbent year: The vast majority of the incumbents losing — all of them in the Senate — were Democrats. Nor could the election be chalked up to red-state reaction. Republicans took Senate seats in Iowa and Colorado, which voted for Obama twice apiece, and governorships in Maryland and Illinois, which last voted Republican in 1988. The wave gave Republicans a larger Senate majority than all but the most confident among them had expected, and added to the ranks of their...
  • Pro-Gun Candidate Has 36 Vote Lead For Giffords' Old Seat, 'Glitch' Stops Vote Count

    11/05/2014 8:34:38 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 11/5/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Pro-Second Amendment Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) leads pro-gun control incumbent Ron Barber (D-AZ-2) by 36 points in Arizona's District 2 race, but a "glitch" in a voting machine has momentarily stalled the vote count.
  • Arizonans Just Elected Ice Cream Man Doug Ducey Governor

    11/05/2014 7:22:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/5/2014 | By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Former ice cream man Doug Ducey scooped up a sweet win today in the Arizona gubernatorial race. The Republican and former CEO of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery most recently served as Arizona's state treasurer, however it was his cool past that Ducey frequently invoked on the campaign trail. In the heat of the Arizona summer, he handed out mini containers of Cold Stone ice cream outside his campaign office, according to the Arizona Republic. On Ducey's website, he listed "ice cream" as the No. 3 reason to vote for him, writing: "The experience Doug gained as Cold Stone...
  • McSally leads Barber by 36 votes; recount set for early Cochise Co. ballots

    11/05/2014 7:08:12 AM PST · by HiJinx · 18 replies
    KGUN9-TV ^ | Nov 5, 2014 | Christina Myers, Justin Schecker
    Republican challenger Martha McSally grabbed a 36-vote lead overnight against Democratic incumbent Rep. Ron Barber in the rematch of a congressional race decided by less than one percent of the vote in 2012. McSally trailed Rep. Barber after the initial early ballot numbers from Congressional District 2 were released Tuesday night. But those numbers did not include early ballots from Cochise County, the conservative portion of District 2 McSally won with 59 percent of the vote in 2012. Late Tuesday night the Cochise County elections website posted this message: "Due to technical difficulties the early ballot counting machine did not...
  • Marine vet to be released from Mexican jail

    10/31/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 46 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sandra Dibble
    TIJUANA — A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.
  • Former Bank Teller Sentenced to More Than 49 Years in Prison for Inside Job Bank Robberies

    11/01/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 17 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | September 11, 2014 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Arizona
    PHOENIX—On Sept. 10, 2014, Joel Leon Thomas, Jr., 24, of El Mirage, Ariz., was sentenced by Judge David G. Campbell to 49.5 years in federal prison for masterminding three bank robberies in Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City from January—February 2012. In March 2014, a federal jury found Thomas guilty of three counts of conspiracy to commit bank robbery, two counts of aid and abet armed bank robbery, one count of aid and abet bank robbery, and two counts of using a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. The evidence at trial showed that Thomas, a bank teller at...
  • 2014 Election Results: Democrat Voter Fraud Caught in Arizona, Maryland, And Illinois? [VIDEO]

    10/30/2014 8:54:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 10/30/2014
    Early voting has begun for midterm 2014 elections, and reports of Democrat voter fraud have come in from Arizona, Maryland and Illinois. The Arizona incident featured a liberal activist caught on video stuffing hundreds of ballots into a ballot box. In Maryland and Illinois, voting machines were switching votes from Republican to Democrat, raising suspicions of fraud being the root of the so-called malfunction. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Greenpeace terminated the contract of a Colorado-based worker who was caught on video seemingly condoning fraud in the state’s new vote-by-mail process. The undercover video was taken by James...
  • AZ Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Colorado-Like Gun Control

    10/29/2014 9:19:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Former Clinton White House Deputy Director Fred DuVal (D) is running for governor of Arizona, and if he wins, he will put his support behind the implementation of Colorado-like gun control. In March 2013, Colorado's legislature passed new measures barring private gun sales in the state. The measures require a law-abiding citizen who sells a gun to another law-abiding citizen to do so in the presence of a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, which demands a background check. The measures also place a new fee on the sale of the firearm to cover the cost of that background check.
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Fort access orders lengthens gate times

    10/28/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Motorists traveling on to Fort Huachuca for work in the morning are advised to give themselves more time than usual after a change in policy has resulted in a more thorough check of identification cards for people entering the installation. On Monday morning, congestion at the Main Gate was backed up far enough that drivers were blocking the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Fry Boulevard. Sierra Vista police officers issued at least two verbal or written warnings to motorists, and are hoping that driver’s will remember not to block the intersection in the future. After Monday’s...
  • Former U. of Arizona prof: We must destroy modern civilization to save Earth from global warming

    10/28/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/28/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    A former professor at the University of Arizona is so convinced that global warming is ruining Earth that he’s proposing a desperate plan to save the world: Destroy human civilization as we know it. Guy McPherson, who left academia in 2009 for “ethical reasons,” says humanity will be extinct by 2030 no matter what we do, so for the sake of the other species on Earth, we must “terminate industrial civilization” and abandon the modern technology that gives us electricity, worldwide mobility, clean drinking water, and medical care; to say nothing of the creature comforts of modern life. “I think...
  • Oh My: Study Reveals Significant Number of Non-Citizens Vote in US Elections

    10/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Electoral cheating is not the "myth" the Left pretends it is ... More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. ... Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities...
  • In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

    10/28/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Ian Shapira
    ....Inside the Red Mesa High School locker room, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” blared on the stereo as players hurried to strap on their helmets and gather for a pregame prayer and pep talk..... ....Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team. More than half the school’s 220 students eagerly accepted free tickets from the team for an Oct. 12 game near Phoenix, where they confronted Native American...
  • Obama’s immigration plan would hurt black workers: Civil-rights commissioner

    10/27/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 27, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights told President Obama Monday that the administration’s reported plan to grant work permits to millions of illegal immigrants of illegal immigrants would have a harmful effect on black American workers. Peter Kirsanow, a Republican appointee to the panel, said in a letter to the president and to the Congressional Black Caucus that issuing millions of work permits to potentially low-wage workers “will devastate the black community.”
  • Sheriff Joe: 36% of Criminals Turned Over to ICE 'Keep Coming Back'

    10/27/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Oct 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio reported that 36 percent of the criminals his sheriffs turned over to ICE “keep coming back” ... Last month a guy came back 25 times. So what is this? Either the border is really unsecure, or they're letting these guys out in the streets of Maricopa County. We got a big problem” he said. Arpaio added that releasing illegal aliens with criminal records was a “form of amnesty by the Obama administration.” ... Arpaio also said that the Mexican border has become so dangerous, law enforcement are afraid to cross,