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  • Trump supporters chastise Sen. Flake

    08/24/2016 5:53:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 39 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    SIERRA VISTA — “If you can’t support Donald Trump, then I can’t support you,” a passionate constituent told Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Monday during an appearance in Sierra Vista. Questioned on his statements criticizing the Republican presidential nominee, Flake told a group of about 30 officials and members of the public that Trump needs to stop making controversial comments. “I can tell you it’s not a comfortable position, not to support the party’s nominee,” he said. “But if somebody doesn’t push back, we risk a lot more than just this election.”
  • For the first time, a county in America has lost all of its Obamacare insurers

    08/23/2016 4:59:36 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug. 22, 2016, 10:08 AM | Bob Bryan
    Cox told Business Insider that the situation in Pinal County will likely raise calls for a public option, or a government-run health insurance option similar to Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • John McCain's Opponent Says McCain, Obama and Hillary Created ISIS and presents evidence

    08/20/2016 7:19:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Dr. Kelli Ward, says John McCain, Obama, Hillary and others armed, funded and supported ISIS. She shows videos of him in Libya, pics in Syria, State Department Memo, etc.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzV9bjMg2ZU
  • Judge refers Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt charges

    08/19/2016 5:32:24 PM PDT · by Coronal · 38 replies
    ABC 15 News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Max Walker
    PHOENIX - A federal judge has referred Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, among others, for criminal contempt charges in connection with behavior associated with a racial profiling case. Earlier this year Judge Murray Snow held Arpaio in civil contempt for disobeying court orders regarding a lawsuit over racially profiling Latinos during traffic stops. Friday, Snow referred Arpaio, along with Chief Deputy Gerard Sheridan, Capt. Steven Bailey and Attorney Michelle Iafrate, to another judge for a determination of whether their actions constituted criminal contempt. In his civil contempt ruling, Snow said Arpaio "engaged in multiple acts of misconduct, dishonesty, and bad...
  • Cochise County confirms three Zika cases

    08/19/2016 10:22:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    Health officials have confirmed three travel-associated cases of Zika virus discovered in Cochise County earlier this month. Two county residents tested positive for the virus two weeks ago, and a third person tested positive days later, on Aug. 8. All three individuals had recently traveled to Puerto Rico, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports has 7,855 locally-acquired cases of the virus. “None of these people (in Cochise County) are pregnant or are able to be pregnant,” said Elizabeth Lueck, Cochise County’s public health emergency preparedness program director. She said she could not confirm all three individuals are...
  • New facility, tech on display at open house Friday

    08/18/2016 2:10:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The community at large will get its first look at the new Cochise College Downtown Center when the college hosts an open house for the new facility on Friday. From 3 to 6 p.m., visitors will have the chance to walk through the newly renovated halls of the former Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and speak with faculty and staff to learn about the various new technologies and course expansions that have filled the classrooms and laboratories in recent weeks. Located in the center of Sierra Vista, the new Downtown Center at the corner of Wilcox Drive...
  • Giffords blasts Trump's Second Amendment comments

    08/13/2016 9:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/9/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump over his apparent joke about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being shot. The former Arizona Democrat issued a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly, saying the GOP nominee's remarks could incite violence.
  • Outgoing NETCOM Major General credited for his accomplishments at local post

    08/13/2016 8:14:49 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    FORT HUACHUCA — “There is no going back,” Major Gen. John B. Morrison, Jr., reminded an auditorium full of soldiers and civilians on Tuesday at the Change of Command ceremony, introducing the new leader of the Network Enterprise Technology Command on Fort Huachuca. Morrison, together with his wife Ann, have been stationed at the local post for more than two years. The couple were celebrated at a farewell dinner Monday night and Maj. Gen. Morrison officially surrendered his NETCOM position during the traditional ceremony Tuesday morning at Greely Hall on Fort Huachuca. Morrison’s next assignment will be as the Commanding...
  • Khizr Khan asks John McCain to Withdraw Donald Trump Support

    08/12/2016 2:14:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:29 PM ET, Fri August 12, 2016 | Tom Lobianco
    Khizr Khan is calling on Sen. John McCain to withdraw his support for Donald Trump because of his comments about the Gold Star parents whose son was killed in Iraq. "I implore Sen. McCain ... I continue to implore all of the good Republicans who either support or are going to vote for their party's candidate, this will be a historic moment in the Republican Party," Khan told Cronkite News Tuesday. "If you publicly rebuked him, you will look back and you will stand tall in front of the nation," he added. Khan, who has become one of the most...
  • US Senator John McCain: "I know ISIS intimately, I've met them and I talk to them all the time."

    08/12/2016 7:56:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/24/15
    He's all buddies with the CIA/MOSSAD snackbar boys.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgLj5s0Xk8A  http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2014/09/16/mccain-lack-mideast-help-result-american-indecision/      
  • Establishment GOP Looks to Arizona, Florida Primaries to Bolster Ranks

    08/12/2016 10:25:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 8/12/16 | Simone Pathe
    After defeating House Freedom Caucus member Tim Huelskamp last week, establishment Republicans are looking ahead to their next conservative targets. The goal is to have a House conference that cooperates with leadership. And primaries are the best way for establishment Republicans to eliminate troublemakers. Now that Huelskamp has been knocked off, the establishment's sights are shifting to Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, another member of the House Freedom Caucus. A group called Right Way Superpac has spent nearly $130,000 through Aug. 10 on mail and media opposing Gosar and supporting his primary opponent, pastor and city councilman Ray Strauss. "Has Paul...
  • Marine’s daughter fears prison after fatally shooting would-be robber

    08/11/2016 1:17:36 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 71 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 10, 2016
    A Phoenix-area woman says she is alive because she was armed and prepared when confronted by a would-be robber recently. The diminutive Carolann Miracle recalled leaving a Glendale, Ariz., convenience store when a stranger approached her, purportedly in search of a cigarette. Seconds later, Miracle said she felt the barrel of a gun against her neck. The tables soon turned, though, when she retrieved her own handgun and fired on the alleged assailant. “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster and cocked it,” Miracle said. “I shot him and ran in the opposite direction.”
  • Biker Big Jim From NYT Hit Piece Video Fires Back Against "Pathetic Hack Job"

    08/09/2016 4:47:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Dustin Stockton
    One of the people featured in the New York Times (NYT) compilation video designed to marginalize Donald Trump supporters is speaking out to set the record straight. “Big Jim” Williams appears in the NYT video starting at 0:54 and, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, the Chaplain of the Phoenix chapter of Riders USA blasts the video and the NYT for mischaracterizing him and all Trump supporters.
  • Pay Your Tuition, Fund an Illegal

    08/08/2016 8:08:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    LifeZette - fox ^ | August 8, 2016 | Deirdre Reilly
    If your kid is attending Prescott College in Arizona this fall, you may want to double-check the detailed charges on your bill. The private school is now charging every student a “non-mandatory” per-semester fee of $30 — or $60 for the year — to fund a college scholarship for an illegal immigrant. Yes, you read that right. The fee, announced in April, appears on the bill for students in the upcoming school term, who already pay $28,000+ in tuition to attend Prescott. (Room, board, and incidentals are extra, of course.) Students can opt out of this fee — but they...
  • Arizona’s Flake calls out Trump.

    08/08/2016 7:18:29 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 52 replies
    The Daily Courier ^ | August 8, 2016 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX — Arizona could do something in November it hasn’t done in 20 years if Donald Trump doesn’t change his tone and tenor, the state’s junior U.S. senator said Sunday: Support the Democrat presidential nominee.
  • 2016 Battlegrounds: Trump keeps it close in Southwest, faces steep climb in Virginia

    08/07/2016 10:02:21 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 46 replies
    YouGov/CBS ^ | 8/7/16 | William Jordan
    Tight races in two Southwestern states and wide margin in Virginia show how 2016 could continue to be an election of surprises. Hillary Clinton holds a narrow two-point edge over Donald Trump in Nevada, earning 43% against Trump’s 41% among likely voters in a swing state George W. Bush and Barack Obama both won twice. In Arizona, which has only voted Democratic once since 1948, it’s Donald Trump with the slim lead, topping Clinton 44% to 42%. But Clinton could be headed for a relative blow-out in Virginia, where she leads Trump 49% to 37%. In 2008 Obama turned Virginia...
  • John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

    08/06/2016 3:06:59 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 153 replies
    TruNews ^ | 08/04/2016 | Edward Szall
    Vero Beach, FL - (TRUNEWS) U.S. Senator John McCain recorded a Tokyo Rose-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969. TRUNEWS, a nonprofit Christian digital news app, obtained the bombshell audio recording and released it today on the organization’s daily newscast hosted by Rick Wiles. TRUNEWS acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson. The 1969 North Vietnamese radio broadcast has never been heard in the United States of America. In fact, there has never been any knowledge that such a recording existed. The audio recording was found...
  • Military Update: Progress on reserve vet status, vet preference initiatives

    08/06/2016 8:19:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    Two no-cost initiatives to honor the service of Reserve and National Guard members are edging forward in Congress, though final passage this year is still far from certain. The more familiar of the two bills would bestow honorary “veteran” status on up to 200,000 Reserve and National Guard retirees who can’t now be called military veterans as defined under federal law. A newer initiative, being pushed by Reserve Officers Association, would make many more former Reserve and Guard members who were called to active duty under support orders eligible for veterans preference in competing for federal civilian jobs.
  • Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain at Wisconsin Rally

    08/05/2016 5:51:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 5, 2016 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain on Friday, ending the latest episode in a monthslong feud at a rally in Green Bay. "We will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friends and never stop working together toward victory, and very importantly toward real change," Trump said. "So in our shared mission to make America great again, I support and endorse our speaker of the House Paul Ryan."
  • Woman Shoots, Kills Would-Be Armed Robber After He Allegedly Put Gun to Her Neck

    08/05/2016 11:49:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 5, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Carolann Miracle says it is a day that she will never forget. Early Monday morning, Miracle was leaving a gas station with her family when she met Frank Taylor, who asked her for a cigarette. Seconds later, KNXV reports that Taylor attempted to rob her. Miracle says that Taylor put the gun to her neck and told her not to move, but he likely didn’t know that she was also armed. At that point, Miracle says she knew she had to act to protect her family. “I dropped my soda, released my gun from my holster and cocked it. I...
  • Kasich: Give McCain a lifetime Senate appointment

    08/05/2016 4:29:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 139 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Auguat 4, 2016 | Ryan Lovelace
    Donald Trump might be unwilling to support Arizona Sen. John McCain's re-election bid, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich thinks McCain deserves a lifetime appointment to the Senate. "Honestly, I don't even think they ought to have an election. They ought to tell McCain, as long as you want to be in the Senate, you can have it," Kasich told WGN radio. "He's just the greatest guy."
  • Donald Trump will not endorse Paul Ryan as Republican splits widen

    08/03/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3 August 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Washington and Damien Gayle in London
    The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has declined to endorse the re-election campaign of the House speaker, Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking member of his party in Washington, as divisions intensified in the GOP. “I like Paul, but these are horrible times for our country,” Trump said in an interview with the Washington Post, a publication that is still banned from Trump’s campaign events. “We need very, very strong leadership. And I’m just not quite there yet. I’m not quite there yet.” The Republican nominee also refused to back Senator John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee, in his bid for re-election in...
  • Endorsement: Dr. Kelli Ward for US Senate

    08/02/2016 4:06:10 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    You would have to go back to the 1960s and early 1970s and the days when Nelson Rockefeller was Governor of New York to find a more anti-conservative Republican than Senator John McCain of Arizona. Which is why, as Senator McCain seeks an unprecedented sixth term in the US Senate, we are pleased to endorse Dr. Kelli Ward to replace him. Over his 30+ years in the Senate and House John McCain has gone out of his way to antagonize conservatives in Arizona and nationally, especially on matters of amnesty for illegal aliens, the Second Amendment Kelli Wardand spending and...
  • How in the world is John McCain still supporting Donald Trump anyway?

    08/02/2016 6:46:11 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 2, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) still counts himself a Donald Trump supporter -- at least, last we checked. Even in roundly criticizing Trump's attack on the parents of a fallen Muslim U.S. soldier, he reiterated Monday that he will support Trump. Now we have Trump's response to the criticism and the continued support: the Republican nominee told The Post on Tuesday he's not necessarily backing McCain or House Speaker Paul Ryan in their contested primaries. McCain has options. He can keep supporting a guy who won't support him. Or he can withdraw his Trump endorsement at the risk of it looking...
  • VP Candidate Pence in Tucson: 'We Are Coming Together'

    08/02/2016 5:16:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence told a cheering Tucson audience Tuesday the party is moving in a singular direction going into the general election. "We are united," Pence told an almost full house of 1,000 at the Fox Tucson Theatre downtown. "We are coming together." Pence's speech and responses to audience questions expanded on the Republican Party's positions on many issues, including one comment that, "Firearms in the hand of law-abiding citizens make communities more safe." Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's running mate called on audience members to thank police officers in the auditorium and said, "Donald Trump will...
  • Democrats make a play to turn Arizona blue

    08/02/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | August 2, 2016 | Theodoric Meyer
    On Tuesday, Trump’s campaign is dispatching vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence to the state for two public events, a tangible sign of Republicans’ concern that Arizona could be competitive this year — while local Democrats, thinking along the same lines, are intensely lobbying Hillary Clinton’s campaign and national Democratic groups for the resources to help make it happen. Prominent Arizona Democrats have been urging Bill Clinton to press the campaign to direct more money into the rapidly changing, Hispanic-heavy state, which he carried in 1996, the last time it went Democratic in a presidential election. They continued that push with officials...
  • Dr. Kelli Ward Slams John McCain for Comments About Khizr Khan

    08/02/2016 6:29:53 AM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 1, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Senator John McCain injected himself into the controversy between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Khizr Khan Monday. His primary opponent, former Arizona state Senator Dr. Kelli Ward, immediately called McCain out for falling for the "cynical political stunt cooked up by the Clinton Establishment." In a statement provided to Breitbart News, Dr. Ward rips both Clinton and McCain. "The Khan controversy is a cynical political stunt cooked up by the Clinton Establishment, and, sadly, John McCain has fallen right into it." She adds, "McCain’s statement today makes clear that he really wants Hillary Clinton in the White House, and...
  • LIVE:Donald Trump in Ashburn, VA @ 11am ET and Mike Pence in Phoenix @ 7pm PT

    08/02/2016 2:31:46 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 505 replies
    August 2, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald Trump for President rally in Ashburn, VA at Briar Woods High School. Live coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET. Ashburn, VA Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 11:00 AM ET: Briar Woods High School Tuesday, August 2, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump for President town hall event in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center featuring Vice Presidential candidate Governor Mike Pence @ 7pm PT. Phoenix, AZ Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 7:00 PM PT:
  • McCain warns Trump: 'Arizona is watching'

    08/01/2016 8:01:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 1, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    John McCain warned Donald Trump on Monday that his feud with the Muslim father of a slain U.S. Army captain is putting him on even shakier ground with Republican voters, and Trump needs to set a much better example if he hopes to win GOP votes. "Arizona is watching," McCain warned in a statement. "It is time for Donald Trump to set the example for our country and the future of the Republican Party. While our party has bestowed up on him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us."
  • Potential Spoiler Drops Out In AZ Senate Race, Now Ward Vs. McCain

    08/01/2016 5:49:53 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Aug 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    Sen. John McCain is facing a direct challenge now that Alex Meluskey has suspended his bid. That clears the way for Dr. Kelli Ward to attempt unite the Republican vote against McCain in the Arizona primary on August 30. Polls show McCain struggling to rise above forty percent in the Republican primary, but so far he’s benefited from the anti-McCain vote being split among several challengers. A Public Policy Polling survey of the Republican Primary showed former State Senator Ward tied with McCain 41-41 head-to-head but trailing 39-26 when three other candidates were included in the poll. One of those...
  • Many TRICARE beneficiaries to get new contractors in ‘17

    07/30/2016 6:28:02 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | TOM PHILPOT
    Leaders of military medicine are promising TRICARE beneficiaries a smooth transition of healthcare coverage next year when three support contract regions (North, South and West) are reorganized into two (East and West), and many TRICARE users see different contractors take charge of civilian provider networks that deliver health benefits off base. The two new mammoth TRICARE support contracts, valued at a combined $58 billion over five years, are designed to more standardize care quality across networks, improve monitoring of provider performance, and smooth continuity of care by requiring networks providers to share patient care data with the military direct care...
  • Time to Say Thank You and Goodbye to Sen. McCain

    07/28/2016 8:46:48 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 55 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016 | Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
    John McCain was a pilot in Viet Nam and there is no question that he and his fellow POWs suffered immeasurably in the Hanoi Hilton. For that we owe them all a debt of gratitude. Yet that does not give any one person the right to do harm to our country from a legislative position nor to put others in peril around the world by ill-conceived policy. Since I have been in Congress, Senator John McCain has pushed an agenda ranging from blanket amnesty for illegal aliens to support for President Barrack Obama’s and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • Migrants and Smugglers Won’t Be Stopped by Donald Trump’s Wall, Ranchers Say

    07/24/2016 3:58:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 121 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | DAN BARRY
    ... The solution favored among ranchers is infused with a fatalism that nothing will change — government being government, and the cartels always one step ahead — so why bother. But here it goes: Intensive, round-the-clock patrols along the border are required for a fence or wall to work; otherwise, those determined to cross will always find a way. But, they argue, if you have boots on the ground, you will have no need for anything so beautiful as the Great Wall of Trump. It is easy, from a distance, to dismiss the ranchers along the border as right-wing Chicken...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/23/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to local authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • #NeverTrump Arizona Senator Jeff Flake Congratulates Tim Kaine

    07/23/2016 5:54:35 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 22, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Jeff Flake Verified account ‏@JeffFlake Trying to count the ways I hate @timkaine. Drawing a blank. Congrats to a good man and a good friend. If that's not all, during the convention, he tweeted this: @HillaryClinton now belongs in prison? C'mon. We can make the case that she shouldn't be elected without jumping the shark. — Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) July 20, 2016 Jeff Flake has been adamantly opposed to Donald Trump and is one of the leaders of and heroes of the #NeverTrump movement. He has nothing good to say about Trump and got into a confrontation with Trump when...
  • Plans in place for former bombing site clean-up, funds lacking

    07/22/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | karen.schaffner@svherald.com
    SIERRA VISTA — A representative from the Army Corps of Engineers revealed the findings Wednesday of a four-year munitions study of more than 1,500 acres in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area (SPRNCA), southeast of the San Pedro House. The study was looking for live munitions or other environmental factors from World War II Army use that would impact the acreage. Two live explosives and fragments of explosives in the dense, thorny acreage were discovered. A third live explosive was carried out by a hiker and turned over to tlocal authorities. “It is not a hospitable site,” said 1st Lt....
  • John McCain Challenger Kelli Ward: McCain Values ‘Maintaining Power’ over Average Americans

    07/21/2016 11:18:21 AM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Dr. Kelli Ward, the candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona running against Sen. John McCain, told Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon that McCain is not at the GOP Convention in Cleveland to hear many so called “little people” speak because he’s more interested in “maintaining his power, maintaining the status quo in Washington, D.C., and making sure that the establishment strongholds that are in our Beltway remain strong.”
  • John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

    07/21/2016 7:28:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • Sunsites man sentenced to more than 900 years for child molestation

    07/15/2016 6:34:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A Sunsites man has been sentenced to nearly a millennium behind bars following his trial and conviction on multiple counts of sex crimes involving children. Romiro Preciado, 32, was sentenced on Tuesday in Cochise County Superior Court to nine consecutive life sentences, totaling 909 years in prison, after a trial during which he was convicted of nine counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and three counts of child endangerment, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation dates back more than a year ago, when sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of domestic violence in...
  • .22 Bubble Weakening; WalMart .22 Bulk Packs!

    07/14/2016 12:07:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean Weingarten I chanced to be at the local WalMart in Yuma today.  This is the store on the frontage road off of old Highway 8, East of town.  Until Friday, June 24, 2016, I had not seen any .22 Long Rifle in the store for three years.On that date, there were 2,300 rounds of CCI Mini-Mags and 1,000 rounds of CCI Standard Velocity.  The Mini-Mags were in plastic 100 round boxes at $7.47 a box.  The Standard Velocity were in paper, 50 round boxes at $3.47 a box.  I was told by the clerk, Yittzel, that they would...
  • Corps of Engineers to detail munitions cleanup efforts at public meeting

    07/14/2016 8:47:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County residents are invited to learn how the Army Corps of Engineers plans to clean up decades-old munitions from local World War II-era training sites at a public meeting next week. The meeting, set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express at 1902 South Highway 92, will cover the recent investigation by the Corps of two sites, both located within the San Pedro River National Conservation Area. The sites, known as the Artillery, Mortar Ranges and Maneuver Area and the Charleston Maneuver Area, were visited several times by the Corps in an effort...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 21 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • 10 Top Republicans Sitting Out the RNC Convention

    07/13/2016 9:02:03 PM PDT · by detective · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Trump-resistant and election battling Republicans including two former Presidents, two former Republican nominees, and several former 2016 presidential hopefuls are offering up excuses for why they will not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week, notably among them a break with a history of former Presidents attending their party’s convention. Here are ten of the most prominent Republicans who say they’ll skip out on the convention and a few more who will or maybe won’t.
  • Romney Camp Demands Kelli Ward Stop Re-using Its 2008 Ad Bashing McCain

    07/13/2016 4:02:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 7/13/16 | Lauren Fox
    After a bitter primary fight in 2008, Mitt Romney is coming to Arizona Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) defense. After reports surfaced that McCain primary challenger Kelli Ward was re-using a 2008 Romney attack ad against McCain as her own, Romney's ghost campaign sent a cease and desist letter demanding Ward take down her Facebook ad immediately. "Romney for President has not authorized your use of its protected material," the letter, which was provided to TPM reads. "Your campaign has engaged in blatant infringement of RFP's protected work and must cease and desist immediately." The ad's identical resemblance to Romney's 2008...
  • The Latest: Minuteman founder gets 19 years in abuse case

    07/11/2016 11:29:46 AM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 36 replies
    The Hour ^ | 7-11-16 | AP
    The Latest: Minuteman founder gets 19 years in abuse case Published 2:24 pm, Monday, July 11, 2016 PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of Minuteman founder Chris Simcox on molestation convictions (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A founder of the Minuteman border-watch group was sentenced to 19 years in prison for his convictions on charges that he molested a 5-year-old girl and showed her pornography........
  • Marco makes his mark: Leads Senate push to strip Hillary of security clearance

    07/07/2016 10:57:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 7, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A high-powered group of senators officially petitioned the State Department Thursday to suspend the security clearances of former Secretary Hillary Clinton and her top aides — a move that could effectively kneecap her preparations for the White House. Sen. Marco Rubio, a member of the intelligence committee, led the push, joined by Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican and a handful of others... They took that step after the White House said it wouldn’t act on its own. The administration says both major presidential candidates have traditionally gotten such access, and President Obama won’t break that tradition despite the...