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  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • GOPe Anti-Trump Super Pac Sends Out Smear Flyers Before New Hampshire Primary

    02/06/2016 10:46:09 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    GOP establishment hacks from TrumpQuestions.com sent out thousands of Anti-Trump flyers this week attacking the Republican frontrunner in New Hampshire. TrumpQuestions.com is an offshoot of Our Principles PAC.Our Principles PAC is an anti-Donald Trump super PAC founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to Mitt Romney‘s 2012 presidential campaign. The super PAC has sent mailers and aired television ads in Iowa criticizing Trump’s policies. The super PAC operates OurPinciples.com and TrumpQuestions.com.The GOP hacks are trying to smear Trump as anti-gun in their most recent flyers.** Donald Trump is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment. The anti-Trump PAC is hoping...
  • Anti-Trump super-PAC’s secret weapon: John McCain

    02/04/2016 5:29:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jonathon Swan
    The anti-Trump super-PAC that spent more than $2 million slamming the billionaire in Iowa is preparing to launch a new secret weapon in New Hampshire -- John McCain. "Probably the only significant strategy shift is we are going to remind voters in New Hampshire about the disgraceful things that he said about John McCain," said the leader of Our Principles PAC, Katie Packer, who was Mitt Romney's deputy campaign manager in 2012. Trump offended many Republicans when he mocked McCain's Vietnam War service last July, saying "he was a war hero because he was captured. ... I like people who...
  • Military Update: Pledges, doubts shared over women in ground combat jobs

    02/06/2016 10:01:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday not to cave to political pressure and relax ground combat skill requirements so that more women will qualify to serve in infantry, armor and special forces units. Certainty that such pressure will come, and the need to resist to protect combat effectiveness, was expressed both by senators and witnesses during the first congressional hearing held to review how Army and Marine Corps plan to open all ground combat jobs to women. No senator on the committee suggested Congress should block the Dec. 3...
  • George Will on Primary Race (video)

    02/05/2016 5:55:09 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 21 replies
    Fox News via YouTube ^ | February 4, 2016 | George Will
    George Will on Primary Race (video)
  • Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

    02/04/2016 7:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Feb. 4 2016 | Ben Lockhart
    The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater sage grouse habitats is a breach of "numerous federal laws and regulations." The lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeks an order voiding the federal government's land-use plan amendments submitted last year that would directly prohibit new hard rock mining on 233,300 acres in Utah. "The state of Utah claims that the 2015 federal plan amendments disregarded the hallmark of federal land management -- multiple use and sustained yield --...
  • 'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration

    02/04/2016 11:30:19 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 116 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 2/04/2016 | Colin Campbell
    'I don't think so, darling': Donald Trump dismisses woman defending illegal immigration Colin Campbell 1h Donald Trump held a town-hall-style event on Thursday, and his first question was from a woman who appeared to criticize his hard-line approach to illegal immigration. The woman began by saying she was from Southern California. "You live in Southern California? What are you doing here? Are you a liberal Democrat, by any chance?" Trump joked at the Exeter, New Hampshire, event. She continued by saying she had friends who immigrated to the US illegally. ..snip... Trump responded by accusing her of asking the question...
  • Five Myths About Marijuana and You

    10/28/2015 6:37:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Arlandson
    Myths about marijuana are apparent in college papers, online, and in the media. The users are eager to believe they dont have a problem, so an entire mythology has grown up around the plant. But here are the counterarguments
  • Phoenix council subs opening prayer for moment of silence

    02/03/2016 9:08:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 11:27 PM EST | Paul Davenport and Felicia Fonseca
    The Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to replace a longstanding tradition of prayer before meetings with a moment of silence prayer, preventing an address by a group with "Satan" in its name and averting a lawsuit over constitutional rights. The moment of silence prayer was offered as an alternate motion to a measure that would have allowed the mayor and councilors to take turns in selecting who gives the invocation. That measure would not have blocked The Satanic Temple's prayer scheduled for Feb. 17, city attorney Brad Holm said. More than 50 people, including religious leaders, gave emotional testimony, invoking...
  • Sanders campaign spurs hippie-era flashbacks

    01/29/2016 12:45:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Upack your old tie-dyed T-shirts, roll yourself a fat doobie and warm up the ancient VW bus. We're going to do Woodstock and the 1972 presidential election all over again. And this time, the hippies are going to win! Four years of peace, love, and single-payer health care. But do take care to clear the path for Bernie Sanders. Because if he steps in something the dog left behind, he's going to blame Wall Street and start yelling and waving his arms around. And you know how much that upsets Republican congressmen who are otherwise so eager to oblige his...
  • Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, and The Immigration/Amnesty Agenda…

    11/13/2015 5:43:07 AM PST · by Amntn · 20 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11/13/115 | Sundance
    During the Fox Business News debate several political junkies noted a rather curious omission: Senator Marco Rubio was never questioned about the 2013 Senate Gang-of-Eight bill and his stance on Comprehensive Immigration Reform. In fact, if you were to review the debate substance you'd note that candidate Rubio wasn't directly questioned about his immigration positions at all.It is not disconnected that during the 2013/2014 Gang-of-Eight immigration constructs, Fox News was an active participant in the promotion of the immigration reform proposals. In order to facilitate the congressional immigration intent Fox launched a previously unknown pro-amnesty propaganda blitz to support senate...
  • Oregon standoff spokesman Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum killed, Bundys in custody after gunfight near Burns

    01/26/2016 9:32:18 PM PST · by Nextrush · 106 replies
    OregonLive ^ | 1/26/2016 | Les Zaitz
    BURNS- OREGON STANDOFF SPOKESMAN ROBERT 'LAVOY' FINICUM WAS KILLED AND OTHER LEADERS OF THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OCCUPATION WERE ARRESTED TUESDAY AFTER THE FBI AND STATE POLICE STOPPED VEHICLES ABOUT 20 MILES NORTH OF BURNS. AUTHORITIES DID NOT RELEASE THE NAME OF THE PERSON WHO DIED AT THE HIGHWAY STOP, BUT FINCICUM'S DAUGHTER CONFIRMED IT WAS FINICUM, 55, OF CANE BEDS, ARIZONA ONE OF THE COWBOY-HAT WEARING FACES OF THE TAKEOVER. 'DAD WAS SUCH A GOOD MAN THROUGH AND THROUGH,' SAID ARIANA FINCICUM BROWN, 26, ONE OF FINCIUM'S 11 CHILDREN. 'HE WOULD NEVER WANT TO HURT SOMEBODY, BUT HE...
  • LaVoy & Jeanette Finicum Photos: Pictures of Cowboy Couple (Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed

    01/26/2016 10:08:00 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 26 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 11:39 pm EST, January 26, 2016 | Paul Farrell
    Mormon rancher LaVoy Finicum was killed during the Oregon militia standoff on January 26. He's survived by his Jeanette. Finicum was 54 years old when he died. Together he and his wife maintained a ranch in northern Arizona. The ranch was staffed and managed by the couple's 11 foster children. They were kids the couple took in, troubled kids with criminal histories. During the standoff, Finicum complained that the state had taken away the children because of his high profile role with the militia. Meanwhile on his wife, Jeanette's LinkedIn page, she lists foster care provider as her full time...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • Teens Facing Expulsion for Spelling Racial Slur on T-Shirts for Class Photo

    01/25/2016 10:25:05 AM PST · by simpson96 · 109 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2016 | Beth Greenfield
    An ignorant moment among six high school seniors - who spelled out a racial slur with lettered T-shirts they were wearing for a school photo and posted it to social media on Friday - has ignited national outrage that shows no sign of stopping.Civil rights activists are even planning to hold a protest on Monday at the school, Desert Vista High School in Phoenix. That's where the six white girls, part of a larger group of students who wore lettered T-shirts and stood together to spell out "Best You've Ever Seen Class of 2016" for a yearbook photo, rearranged themselves...
  • Sparks fly in debate over North Fork coal mining ( Jobs & Energy: Colorado )

    01/25/2016 8:57:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    Environmental organizations that offered more than 150,000 comments calling on the U.S. Forest Service to reject an agreement to allow additional mining in the North Fork area said the response demonstrated strong public opposition. More like "stuffing the ballot box," said an industry spokesman who noted that the environmental opposition would undermine a bargain fashioned over five years of talks. The Forest Service proposes reinstating the North Fork coal-mining exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule. The exception would allow Arch Coal to extend the West Elk Mine near Somerset below the roadless area. The roadless exemption would allow construction of...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • John McCain: Sarah Palin Has Already Endorsed My AZSEN 2016 Campaign

    01/24/2016 11:12:00 AM PST · by Bratch · 56 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | January 24, 2016 | Steve Flesher
    Breaking out of Arizona, John McCain is claiming that Governor Palin has already indicated support for his re-election effort in Arizona for US Senate. McCain says @SarahPalinUSA has already endorsed his #AZSEN re-election, may make campaign-trail appearances. https://t.co/Lx22ilB4WY   — Dan Nowicki (@dannowicki) January 24, 2016   According to the article: McCain, the 2008 presidential nominee, said Friday that he does not consider his former running mate Sarah Palin’s decision to endorse celebrity billionaire Donald Trump in the Republican presidential race as a personal snub. "Of course not, and nor does she," McCain said. "We remain very good friends. I respect...
  • Reflecting Nation’s Unrest . . . Precinct Workers Tell McCain It’s Time To Quit

    01/24/2016 9:26:31 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    The Wanderer ^ | January 23, 2016 | By DEXTER DUGGAN
    PHOENIX -- There's no earthly chasm disrupting tree-lined Central Avenue here as it placidly heads north of Bethany Home Road, past well-off residences. However, there might as well have been an abyss between U.S. Sen. John McCain's former home on Central and the church auditorium not far away where local Republican precinct committeemen convened for their annual assembly. McCain left that neighborhood once his children were grown, and the regular January meeting of Maricopa County GOP precinct ground troops, resounding with denunciations of their own party's dispiriting record, in effect voted overwhelmingly that McCain should leave the Senate, too, although...
  • Obama’s Dirty Little Secret to Winning the 2012 Presidential Election

    01/24/2016 6:36:30 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11.12.12 | Michael Medved
    ...there’s no basis for the common claim Obama won through a superb, unprecedented, supremely effective get-out-the-vote effort by the Democrats. Even downcast Republicans have hailed the opposition’s turnout operation as magnificent, but they fail to note that it resulted in far fewer voters showing up for President Obama. - The president drew 7.6 million fewer votes than he did in the hope-and-change election of 2008. - Exit polls showed that Obama got a slightly smaller percentage of the black vote than last time and that turnout was sharply down, delivering at least 1.5 million fewer African-American ballots for the Democrats....
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • Phoenix teens spark outrage after posting racist pic

    01/23/2016 8:10:22 PM PST · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | january 23, 2016 | keri blakinger
    High school seniors in Phoenix sparked social media outrage after they posed for a tasteless picture wearing shirts that spell out a racial slur, according to the Phoenix New Times. Six Desert Vista High School students dressed in black T-shirts emblazoned with gold letters and arranged themselves to spell the N-word, grinning as they posed for a picture. The girls were wearing the shirts for senior picture day, when a larger group of students wore lettered tees and posed to spell out "Best You've Ever Seen Class of 2016."
  • Bill gives Arizona's concealed carriers tax credit

    01/20/2016 11:32:29 AM PST · by exbrit · 3 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 1/20/16 | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
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  • 'Fast & Furious' rifle capable of taking down helicopter found in El Chapo cache

    01/20/2016 7:02:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/20/2016 | By William La Jeunesse
    A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter. After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said. When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Graham: Cruz threw GOP 'under the bus' with shutdown

    01/19/2016 1:37:33 PM PST · by detective · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | January 19, 2016 | David Jackson
    When Lindsey Graham began running for president last year, some analysts thought he was looking to knock out Rand Paul over foreign policy differences. Now, as an ex-candidate, Graham seems to be taking aim at Ted Cruz. "I have no doubt that he would be an ideologue in the eyes of most Americans," Graham said of Cruz during an interview Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends. "He's been the most disruptive influence in the senate, he hasn't passed anything meaningful."
  • High court rejects Arpaio's appeal over Obama immigration programs

    01/19/2016 12:34:15 PM PST · by Coronal · 18 replies
    Capitol Media Services ^ | January 19, 2016 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — The nation's high court this morning refused to resurrect a challenge by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the Obama administration's deferred action programs. Without comment, the justices let stand a ruling last year by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the self-named "toughest sheriff in America'' had no right to sue.
  • Arizona GOP group votes to support 'anyone but McCain'

    01/18/2016 5:47:49 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 18 JANUARY 2016 | AP
    A group of Arizona Republicans are vowing to vote for anyone but U.S. Sen. John McCain in this year's GOP senate primary. The Republican Party of Maricopa County said Sunday that precinct committeemen approved a resolution to support another candidate. Maricopa County Chairman Tyler Bowyer said in a statement that the senator's recent vote to increase the national debt while fully funding Planned Parenthood shows he is more aligned with President Barack Obama than Arizona voters.
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • Terror threat is worldwide, fort commander says

    01/17/2016 9:32:15 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — What the United States is facing when it comes to ISIL is not a state but rather “a proto-state actor,” Fort Huachuca’s senior commander said recently. The continuing turmoil caused by ISIL “will bubble up around the world,” Maj.Gen. Scott Berrier told those attending a monthly meeting of the Greater Sierra Vista Area Veterans Council on Jan. 2. “While the future is unknown,” as to how long it will take to end the threat of ISIL and other groups, Berrier said America’s military forces and other national intelligence organizations and allies will succeed in defeating the current...
  • AZ State Rep Calls For Constitutional Convention On Cruz's Birth Issue

    01/16/2016 2:27:15 PM PST · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    TPM ^ | January 15, 2016, 5:50 PM EST | Tierney Sneed
    A state legislator in Arizona is circulating a measure among her colleagues that would call for a constitutional convention to address whether Sen. Ted Cruz is eligible to run for president, The Arizona Republic reported. The measure being floated by Republican state Rep. Kelly Townsend would have the state legislature request a constitutional convention to determine what the Constitution's "natural born" requirement means. For such a constitutional convention to be convened, two-thirds of the state's legislatures must request it. The issue has come to the forefront of the 2016 campaign after Donald Trump re-invigorated accusations that because Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Quarter of Republicans think Cruz's birthplace disqualifies him for president: poll

    01/15/2016 5:14:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 204 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:05am EST | Ginger Gibson
    A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents responding he should be disqualified. Cruz, a U.S. Senator from Texas who was born to a U.S. citizen mother and Cuban father in Calgary, Alberta, has brushed aside the attacks about his eligibility as pure politics. But...
  • McSally hails reports Air Force backing off A-10 retirement

    01/14/2016 9:49:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 78 replies
    TucsonSentinel.com ^ | Dylan Smith
    The Pentagon "is finally coming to its senses," said U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, welcoming reports Wednesday that the military is backing off plans to retire the Air Force's A-10 fleet, including planes based at Tucson's Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The plans, leaked from the Pentagon, indicate a change of policy from the Obama administration's last two budget requests, which called for retiring the entire A-10 program, McSally said. Congressional pressure, including support from McSally and her predecessor, Rep. Ron Barber, kept the planes on active duty. "It appears the administration is finally coming to its senses and recognizing the importance...
  • A First: U.S. Border Patrol Confiscates Drugs Dropped by Drone in Arizona

    01/13/2016 1:08:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2016 | 11:39 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Border agents say they confiscated around 31 pounds of marijuana dropped in the Arizona desert by a drone late last year. The Nov. 16 incident is the "first drone drug incursion" detected by Customs and Border Protection, the agency announced on Tuesday. ...
  • Congressman Paul Gosar Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    01/12/2016 7:56:37 PM PST · by Isara · 6 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 12, 2016
    HOUSTON, Texas - Today, Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona endorsed Ted Cruz for President. Gosar has spent his time in Congress fighting to uphold our immigration laws, defending the Second Amendment and protecting life and marriage. Gosar is also a small business owner and a dentist who has worked to reform health care and restore jobs and economic growth in Arizona.“The Republicans are blessed with a very deep and talented bench of candidates," said Rep. Gosar. "I respect all of those who have devoted themselves to the country and a very challenging and personally taxing process. However, this election we...
  • Arizona May Criminalize Recording Cops in Public

    01/11/2016 5:04:58 PM PST · by Boomer · 64 replies
    USA News ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    efore retiring to dry heat and a second career in politics, Arizona state Sen. John Kavanagh arrested criminals in Times Square and other New York-area transit areas -- and one heroin bust 40 years ago, he says, inspired his new, instantly controversial bill to criminalize close-up filming of police in public. The legislation would require people to be at least 20 feet away while recording “law enforcement activity” or farther if officers decide that’s needed. Recording inside private buildings such as homes would be allowed from “an adjacent room or area” unless an officer objects. Violations would be petty offenses...
  • Justice Bolick Frightens The Statists

    01/11/2016 1:01:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 11, 2016 | George Leef
    On January 6, Arizona's governor Doug Ducey announced that he was appointing Clint Bolick to a vacancy on the state's supreme court. I think this is a splendid development, but it also has statists in a tizzy. Bolick, you see, is not your typical Republican judicial appointment. Bolick graduated from law school (UC-Davis) in 1982 and soon took a job with Mountain States Legal Foundation. But he did not stay long because he found it to be more interested in protecting business interests than advancing economic liberty for all. In 1991, he co-founded the Institute for Justice with William Mellor...
  • Rand Paul: "Extraordinary" to have a president born outside the U.S.

    01/10/2016 10:04:20 PM PST · by Red Steel · 77 replies
    cbs ^ | January 10, 2016, 1:51 PM | Rebecca Kaplan
    Weighing on the controversy over whether Canadian-born Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is eligible to be president, his fellow senator Rand Paul said Sunday that it would be "extraordinary" to have a president born outside of the U.S. "He would be the first president not born in the United States. And so that alone would be extraordinary. And so people have to decide for their own minds whether it makes a difference where someone is born," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. ... Paul predicted Sunday that Democrats would challenge Cruz's eligibility and that it would ultimately have...
  • This is the end of John McCain: Why the Arizona senator could finally be facing retirement

    01/10/2016 3:44:49 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    salon.com ^ | 1/9/16 | Paul Blest
    Five and a half years after Senator John McCain killed off what was left of The Maverick - the independent-thinking, "not afraid to tell it like it is" character he'd been LARPing since the 2000 Republican primary - in order to win a contentious primary against Tea Party challenger J.D. Hayworth, he's facing the prospect of the end of his career once again. This time, it's against a state senator who's perfectly content with grifting votes at a Donald Trump rally. McCain's seat has been targeted by conservative groups for years now to no avail, but this time, it's a...
  • John McCain’s Primary Opponent Criticizes Him For Questioning Cruz’s Eligibility

    01/09/2016 5:57:41 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 6 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan. 7, 2016, at 5:10 p.m. | Nathan McDermott
    The former state senator challenging Sen. John McCain in Arizona's Republican primary criticized the senator on Thursday for questioning Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. "I was stunned when I heard what John McCain said," Kelli Ward, McCain's tea party-backed challenger, told BuzzFeed News in a statement. "I couldn't believe my ears - he was questioning Ted Cruz's citizenship when he was in a similar situation himself!" McCain was born on a military base in Panama. Ward continued, "This is just one more reason that our next conservative president needs strong reinforcements in Congress. Can you imagine what a President...
  • McCain Walks Back Ted Cruz Comments: “I Assume That He Is Eligible”

    01/08/2016 12:59:43 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 | Andrew Kaczynski & Megan Apper
    The Arizona senator says he’s just asking questions.Arizona Sen. John McCain on Thursday walked back comments that he made earlier in the week when he said he wasn't sure if Canadian-born Ted Cruz is eligible to be president and that the Supreme Court may have to make the decision. In a radio appearance on the Michael Medved Show, McCain said that he assumes the Texas senator is eligible to run for president until proven otherwise. "This is something constitutional scholars should make a decision on. I assume that he is eligible, that's my assumption, and I will continue to assume...
  • Romney: Cruz is a 'natural born citizen'

    01/08/2016 12:13:22 PM PST · by VinL · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Jesse Byrne
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday defended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) from those questioning the GOP candidate's eligibility to be president. Romney tweeted that Cruz "is a 'natural born citizen.' Obama too. Even George Romney," he said, referencing his father who was born to American parents in Mexico and ran for president. "This isn't the issue you're looking for," Romney added of the Cruz citizenship debate. Romney has weighed in on other controversies during the 2016 GOP primary in his effort to help shape dialogue in the race and become a mentor in the party. The 2012 Republican presidential...
  • Cruz Unfazed by McCain's Birther Attacks: 'Everyone Knows He's Going to Endorse Rubio'

    01/08/2016 11:51:58 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-08-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    On Laura Ingraham's radio show today, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he's not surprised by John McCain's dishonest birther attacks. For those who missed it, McCain said yesterday that Cruz may not be eligible because he was born in Canada. Of the course the Arizona senator -- who himself was born in the Panama Canal Zone -- knows full well that Cruz is a natural-born citizen, but that doesn't matter; he hates Cruz, which is why he does everything in his power to derail the Texan's presidential campaign. If he has to lie to do so, so be it....
  • Pelosi: Cruz, McCain births are different matters

    01/07/2016 2:03:42 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/7/2016 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) suggested Thursday that, when it comes to questions of U.S. citizenship, not all foreign births are the same. The House minority leader cited "a distinction" between Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who was born on a U.S. military base in Panama, and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who was born in Canada to a U.S.- citizen mother. "I do think there is a distinction between John McCain being born to a family and serving our country in Panama than someone born in another country," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "But, again, this is a constitutional issue that will...
  • Cruz, Rubio Presidential Eligibility Challenged In FL, VT, and MD!

    01/07/2016 1:51:32 PM PST · by Mariner · 231 replies
    The Marshall Report ^ | January 7th, 2016 | Dianne Marshall
    Well, so far complaints involving the ineligibility for Cruz, Rubio and Jindal to run for president have been filed in three states. Florida, Vermont, and MD. It appears all these people have to do is show proof of the eligibility requirements to run for president as stated in the constitution. So far none have, however Jindal has dropped out so it is moot for him. (Citizenship is not the same as the naturalization requirements for citizenship to run for President as stated in the constitution.) For some odd reason, Cruz has had his birth records sealed. He’ll have to answer...
  • Mesa mother arrested after finding, beating teen in bed with daughter

    01/07/2016 7:11:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 131 replies
    KSAZ News ^ | 12/29/2015 | Brent Corrado
    MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A woman has been arrested after telling police she beat a 16-year-old teen after finding him in bed with her teenage daughter inside her Mesa home on Thanksgiving.According to court documents, Jeanette Woods found the boy in her 16-year-old daughter's bed after the two had consensual sex. The two teens had fallen asleep when the boy says he awoke to Woods yelling at him and punching him in the face just after 1 a.m.The boy says Woods was straddling him and repeatedly punching him in the face and body. The boy eventually broke free, but Woods...
  • Libertarian Lawyer Clint Bolick Appointed to Arizona Supreme Court

    01/06/2016 7:17:35 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 1 replies
    reason.com ^ | 01/06/2016 | Damon Root
    Bolick is a veteran litigator whose long record includes arguing and winning cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, and various state and federal courts. In 1991, along with William H. "Chip" Mellor, Bolick co-founded the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm. In 2007 Bolick joined the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he most recently served as vice president for strategic litigation. It's no exaggeration to describe Clint Bolick as one of the central figures behind the rise and success of today's libertarian legal movement. Bolick's legal theories and litigation strategies—some of which...
  • Marine Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting of UNT Student

    01/05/2016 1:53:55 PM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    5NBCDFW ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Todd L. Davis
    Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Cpl. Eric Jamal Johnson, 20, in connection with the shooting death of Sara Mutschlechner on Jan. 1. U.S. Marshals found Johnson at the north gate of the Marine Corps air station in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday morning and took him into custody. The U.S. Marine Corps released a statement that said Johnson is a Marine. He is currently being held on a murder warrant in Arizona.
  • Judge Unbelievably Refuses to Grant a Retrial for Former Rep. Renzi

    01/04/2016 12:29:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Rachel Alexander
    Tucson Federal District Court Judge David Bury issued a decision on December 30 denying a retrial for imprisoned former Congressman Rick Renzi of Arizona, developments which I've been tracking over the last six months. Bizarrely, at the same time, Bury admitted in his nine-page opinion that virtually everything factual Renzi had asserted in his motion for a retrial regarding the prosecution's misconduct was true. The prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence from Renzi's defense — which likely would have changed the jury's mind — not just once, but multiple times. Some of it was not discovered until after the trial was over,...
  • Former ASU Football Players Hit With Felony Charges In Campus Burglary

    01/04/2016 12:09:43 PM PST · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/03/2016 | Staff
    The ex-ASU football players who allegedly broke into multiple apartments on campus have been charged with multiple felonies, TMZ Sports has learned.We broke the story. Jayme Otomewo and Deonte Reynolds were busted earlier this month after a resident in an apartment building called police and said there were two strangers in her entryway.When cops showed up, the two athletes confessed to going into a few rooms but said they were doing it because they were looking to borrow a vacuum.Cops called BS on the story because Otomewo was in a possession of a bent butter knife which they believed was...
  • Militiamen Plan For What's Next As The Hammonds Head To Prison

    01/03/2016 9:04:52 PM PST · by Nextrush · 112 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | 1/3/2016 | Amanda Peacher
    Ammon Bundy emerged from a small brick building at the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge shortly after 11am. He wouldn't say how many protestors were present at the site of the occupied federal complex, but fewer than 20 people were visible Sunday afternoon. The leader of the occupation spoke in cool, calm tones as he explained why and other self-described militiamen broke into and took over the complex Saturday...... Protestor LaVoy Finicum, an Arizona rancher, said they're being careful not to damage the buildings or property. He claimed the protestors accessed the buildings after they found a set...