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  • McCain can't beat Democrat, GOP congressman says

    10/04/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Brahm Resnik
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  • Two Illegal Aliens Found Guilty of Murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    10/04/2015 5:59:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/1/2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    After hours of deliberation, jurors found two illegal aliens guilty on all counts in connection with the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The guilty verdict confirms that Ivan Soto Barraza and Jesus Leonel Sanchez Mesa, two men who had entered the country illegally as part of a crew of gunmen bent on robbing drug cartel smugglers, killed Terry during a shootout. Defense attorneys tried to claim that the men were not there to commit a robbery and that the shooting was done in self-defense.
  • Ron Johnson: U.S. ground troops needed in Syria (echos McCain and Graham)

    10/03/2015 7:06:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Journal Times ^ | 10/2/15 | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said he favors committing U.S. ground troops to a multinational military coalition that would enter Syria and create safe zones for refugees fleeing the war-torn nation. Johnson, a first-term Republican, spoke Friday at Madison-Kipp Corp. in Madison, at an event to mark Wisconsin Manufacturing Month. -snip- Johnson said he doesn’t know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russia’s recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnson’s Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • John McCain Challenger Alex Meluskey Blasts McCain for Funding ‘Planned Parenthood [100 char. limit]

    10/02/2015 12:09:52 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 29 replies
    The Politistick ^ | September 27, 2015 | Matthew K. Burke
    It’s campaign season again, and entrenched establishment RINO Senator John McCain, 79 . . . is trying to sound like a conservative again, even having the gall to attend the Values Voter Summit, attended by the type of conservatives McCain often refers to as “crazies” and “wacko birds,” in the nation’s capitol over the weekend. [snip] One of John McCain’s primary opponents, small businessman, radio host, and FAIRtax champion Alex Meluskey, a political newcomer who is running an insurgent grassroots campaign against the entrenched RINO, shot back at McCain’s unwillingness to fight to stop the “human trafficking racket” of Planned...
  • US Senator John McCain: Arm Syrian Rebels To Shoot Down Russian Planes

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

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

    09/30/2015 11:21:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/30/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Progressive pundits increasingly envision the 2016 presidential election as a “last chance,” as one activist phrased it, to stop “climate change catastrophe.” As this agenda gets ever more radical, the prominence of climate change in the election will grow ever more obvious. The key here is that the green left increasingly does not want to limit or change the mix of fossil fuels, but eliminate them entirely, the faster the better. ... Climate activists such as hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer increasingly couch their policies on theological grounds, one reason why the pope’s intervention was so timely. Stark self-interest is...
  • Bureau of Land Management set to close 600 miles of Colorado roads

    09/29/2015 9:46:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 96 replies
    Watchdog ^ | September 25, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Despite a long process involving collaboration between local officials the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Western Colorado, the federal land agency is proceeding with the closure of roads that have been traveled for 50 or more years. The road closures comprise a portion of the BLM’s Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Mesa County, of which, 73 percent is controlled by the federal government . ... public roads, used by off-roaders, hunters, farmers, ranchers and, during wildfire season, firefighting crews. ... Jody Green, a member of Public Lands Access Association and long-time activist working to preserve access into federally-managed lands,...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

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

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • How One State Tries To Keep Civil Asset Forfeiture Victims From Fighting Back

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

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

    09/24/2015 7:22:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 24, 2015 8:45 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    A new round of contempt-of-court hearings began Thursday in Phoenix against the sheriff in the nation’s sixth-largest city over his defiance of a judge’s order to stop carrying out his signature immigration patrols. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose immigration crackdowns turned him into a national political figure, listened intently as his second-in-command testified about emails involving the agency’s violation of a key court order in the racial profiling case. The order demanding the office stop the patrols was ignored for 18 months. Arpaio could face fines as a result of the hearings and could later be called into criminal...
  • US rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West

    09/22/2015 7:19:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 22, 2015 | Gruver
    The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections ... The fight over whether to list the bird as endangered or threatened recalled the battle over the spotted owl 25 years ago, where federal protection greatly impeded the logging economy. ... could help defuse a potential political liability for Democrats heading into the 2016 election; ... House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop said Tuesday's announcement was a "cynical ploy" intended to mask the fact that the Obama administration has imposed limits on development...
  • Cruz For President Announces Arizona Leadership Team

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

    09/22/2015 10:00:42 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 17 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | September 21, 2015 | Stephen Lemons
    Recently released excerpts of depositions of Joe Arpaio's former attorney, Tim Casey, and others in the sheriff's ongoing contempt case point to possible perjury by Arpaio and his chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan, during their April testimony in federal court. In a September 16 deposition of Casey, Arpaio's former counsel on the underlying case, Melendres v. Arpaio, the lawyer describes an unusual meeting at the Sheriff's Office that occurred in late 2013 or early 2014 involving Arpaio and various lawyers... Casey said the purpose of the meeting was to "evaluate how credible [Dennis Montgomery] was." "I remember the lawyers talking," he...
  • F-18 Crashes West of Lemoore

    09/21/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by Mat_Helm · 17 replies
    Hanford Sentinal ^ | 09/21/15 | Staff reports
    An F/A-18 fighter jet aircraft has crashed west of Naval Air Station Lemoore. The crash, which happened Monday, was north of Highway 198 in a dirt field just east of the Kings/Fresno county line, about two miles west of NASL, according to Adam Barresi, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol. The pilot reportedly ejected from the aircraft in mid-air, parachuted to the ground, landed and walked over to emergency responders on scene, according to Kings County Fire Chief Bill Lynch. Lynch said the crash happened around 4 p.m. The pilot's name wasn't immediately available. The parachute was reported as...
  • Common Core Disses Bilingual Education

    09/21/2015 11:20:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The bad reviews of Common Core keep pouring in, and not just from the right of center. “Among bilingual educators there has been much debate about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS),” Jeff Bale writes in the Fall 2015 issue of Rethinking Schools. “Some of the most respected scholars of bilingual education have endorsed the Common Core and are working hard to make it relevant for English learners.” “Others have been more suspicious. Not only do the standards focus on English-only, critics note, but they were bankrolled by the Gates Foundation, pushed on states in a way that amounts to...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Pacifist Homeowner Disarms, Shoots, and Kills Invasion Suspect

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

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

    09/19/2015 4:00:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 19, 2015 | David Schwartz
    The man who was arrested in connection with a spate of shootings along a major highway through Arizona made his initial court appearance on Saturday to face felony charges that include drive-by shooting and terrorism. Wearing a gray and white striped prison uniform, Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, said he was not the person responsible for the shootings. He was arrested on Friday and appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix. "All I have to say is that I'm the wrong guy. I tried telling the detective that," said Merritt, who said he has two children. "My gun's been...
  • Phoenix I-10 shootings suspect: 'I'm the wrong guy'

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

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

    09/18/2015 9:45:02 PM PDT · by Impy · 24 replies ^ | 9-17-15 | Congressman Paul Gosar
    It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives. Many believed, like I did, that this was an opportunity for the Pope to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom. An opportunity to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities; to address the heinous and senseless murders committed by ISIS and other terrorist organizations. An opportunity...
  • ‘We Got Him!’ Phoenix Freeway Shooting Suspect Arrested

    09/18/2015 8:17:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 18 an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) SWAT team arrested a suspect believed to be behind the Phoenix freeway shootings that have plagued commuters since August 29.
  • Poll: Trump leads GOP field in Arizona

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

    09/17/2015 12:06:55 PM PDT · by kitchen · 13 replies
    Colorado Peak Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | ColoradoPeakPolitics
    Sweet Gods of Karma, we cried nerd tears of joy today watching the EPA getting nailed for violating the sacred Endangered Species Act for their negligence in the Animas River spill. Turns out that it is very illegal, as in, criminal and civil charges illegal, when someone does not consult with the Fish and Wildlife Service prior to undertaking a project that poses a threat to endangered critters. In this case, downstream fish. But, but, but, we didn’t mean to spill all of that acid and lead and whatnot into the river, stammered EPA Chief Gina McCarthy. That didn’t satisfy...
  • New York Officials Think Common Core Name Change Will Totally Fool Everybody

    09/17/2015 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2015 | Eric Owens
    The state of New York looks to be the next state with plans to re-brand the Common Core by calling it something else but otherwise making virtually no substantive curriculum changes. New York Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch announced in a public radio interview on Tuesday that education bureaucrats are “toying with” the possibility of a new statewide name for the perpetually unpopular Common Core State Standards Initiative... There is so much politicization about those words — ‘Common Core,'” Tisch said in the interview. “So we can call them the Empire State Standards, or New York’s Higher Standards. The...
  • CRY US A CONTAMINATED RIVER: EPA Chief Takes a Beating at Senate Hearings

    09/17/2015 6:56:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | September 16, 2015
    It was a dirty river before, it’s a dirtier river now, we’re moving on. That sums up the attitude of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy who testified before two Senate committees today. Democratic lawmakers made excuses for the agency while Republicans hammered at McCarthy to take responsibility for the rusty contaminated sludge her agency unleashed on the Animas River and across three states. ... Has anyone been fired for …? ... Colorado’s Sen. Cory Gardner attended both hearings, and drilled McCarthy on the agency’s appalling lack of telephone etiquette – downstream users weren’t notified until days after the incident. When Gardner...
  • POLL: Donald Trump Defies Political Gravity In Arizona

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

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

    09/16/2015 7:00:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 09/15/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today named Constantin Querard as Arizona State Director and Jason Scalese as California State Director for the Cruz for President campaign. Scalese joins Ron Nehring who was previously announced as Sen. Cruz’s California State Chairman.“I am thrilled to have Constantin and Jason joining our team,” said Cruz. “Constantin is an experienced veteran of campaigns who can build a top-notch organization for us in Arizona. With Jason’s knowledge of California politics and grassroots organizing, he’ll be an important addition to our effort in the Golden State. These additions to our growing and impressive...
  • Impeachment resolution filed for EPA head Gina McCarthy (It's about time someone did)

    09/13/2015 8:44:27 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 8 replies
    am thinker ^ | 9/13/15 | t lifson
    It may ultimately be unsuccessful, but nonetheless it is a good thing that Arizona Representative Paul Gosar has filed articles of impeachment for Gina McCarthy, head of the EPA. A press release from his office notes that this: begins the impeachment process for Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), after she committed perjury and made several false statements at multiple congressional hearings, and as a result, is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors: “For far too long, Congress has allowed unelected bureaucrats and executive branch officials to slowly bend and break the laws of this country...
  • McCain: Trump too divisive, `I don't think he could win'

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

    09/12/2015 7:46:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Cathy Proctor
    A second northwestern Colorado coal mine will undergo a review of the mine's environmental impact following an agreement reached by the federal government, the mine's owners and WildEarth Guardians.. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM), Trapper Mining Inc. and WildEarth Guardians was filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Denver. The agreement gives the federal government until the end of April to complete a new review of the mine’s operations. ... Our miners must be allowed to keep working to supply Craig Station with the coal that’s needed to supply the grid...
  • ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Joe Arpaio Is an Immigration Hardliner – But Even He Has Words on Trump

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

    09/11/2015 1:01:13 PM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/11/15 | Caleb Howe
    VIDEO: On Fox Business Network on Friday, Sheriff of Arizona's Pinal County Paul Babeu was on to discuss illegal immigration and illegal immigrant crime, when he dropped a rhetorical bomb on the President's policies to date: "A lot people talk about the 12 to 20 million illegals who are here. Let's talk about the 67,000, the smaller portion of criminal illegals who've committed serious, violent crimes in our country who have been released. President Obama has led the largest prison break in U.S. history releasing these criminals." A hard line indeed. Babeu points out the common sense and obvious point...
  • Arizona Freeway Shootings: 2 People Questioned, Police Say

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

    09/11/2015 9:58:28 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 51 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Ray Stern
    [...] Hickenlooper, founder of a beer brewery and a former mayor of Denver, opposed the historic 2012 measure that legalized pot for adults 21 and older. But in the interview published on Wednesday in Westword, he says legalization hasn't been so bad, after all. "Now I look at how far we've come, and I think there's a real possibility that we'll have a system that works... if you eliminate the black market, make it harder for kids to get marijuana. We can put more money into education for kids," he says. "The sky isn't falling. People thought it was the...
  • Tucson City Council asks gun dealers to follow Brady Bill code of conduct (AZ)

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

    09/10/2015 11:58:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Fusion ^ | 09/10/2015 | by AMERICA with Jorge Ramos and Casey Tolan
    Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Phoenix’s Maricopa County, is infamous for his harsh crackdowns on undocumented immigrants. But even he says Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric has crossed a line. “I agree with him on one aspect, that we do have rapists and murderers coming across the border,” Arpaio told Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos in an interview. “But when you mention rapists and murders, okay, I don’t think the majority of people from Mexico are rapists and murderers.” “I think Mr. Trump was frustrated at the many crimes committed in this country by those from Mexico, including coming across the border...
  • 10 shootings in 11 days along busy stretch of Phoenix highway

    09/10/2015 4:49:29 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/10/15 | Greg Botelho
    Ten shootings, 11 days, all along one small, busy stretch of Interstate-10 through downtown Phoenix. And no suspects, and no end in sight -- yet. Fresh off another shooting Wednesday, the head of the Arizona Department of Public Safety called ending this spree "job one" for his and partner agencies. But to do so, he said, the public may need to help. "Somebody is very aware of who this is," Col. Frank Milstead said. "... There should be no benevolence for this person, or apathy. This is a cold-blooded crime. This person is a coward."
  • Agents say just 40 percent of U.S.-Mexico border under control

    09/09/2015 9:22:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 9, 2015 | Stephan Dinan
    20 percent of illegals caught at border have criminal recordsLess than half of the U.S.-Mexico border is under “operational control” at this point, the chief of the Border Patrol agents testified to Congress Thursday, detailing the porous situation and violent conditions in the southwest. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said one out of every five illegal immigrants agents caught along the border in 2014 had a criminal record, which helps explain some of the violence that occurs. All told, 91,000 criminal aliens caught by the Border Patrol were deported last year, compared to about 486,000...
  • Gunman Still at Large After Randomly Shooting at Drivers on Arizona InterstateGunman Targeting Drive

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

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

    09/05/2015 2:22:32 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/5/15 | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday said conservative commentator Meghan McCain has no future in television following her appearance on Fox News the day before. “@MeghanMcCain was terrible on @TheFive yesterday,” Trump tweeted. “Angry and obnoxious, she will never make it on T.V. @FoxNews can do so much better.”
  • Judge upholds ‘show your papers’ Arizona immigration law

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

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

    09/02/2015 7:43:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Abengoa, a renewable energy multinational company headquartered in Spain, has been a favorite of the Obama administration in getting federal tax money for clean energy projects. Since 2009, Abengoa and its subsidiaries, according to estimates, have received $2.9 billion in grants and loan guarantees through the Department of Energy to undertake solar projects in California and Arizona—as well as the construction of a cellulosic ethanol plant in Kansas. But in the space of less than a year, Abengoa’s financial health has become critical, leading investors to worry whether the company can survive. The company’s stock price on NASDAQ has swooned—from...