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  • New threats push need for intelligence, DIA director says

    09/16/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA - The tips of fingers are sensitive, they can tell much to a person about what is felt and, in the world of intelligence gathering, ascertaining the intentions of an enemy many times requires a slight touch, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency said last week. “It’s pretty stunning how far the intelligence community has come. How integrated we are. How interagency dependent we are,” Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Wednesday. But in a constantly changing, violent-prone world, those engaged in intelligence work not only have to be current but be ahead of interpreting potential changes, said...
  • Burglary suspect is fatally shot in Guadalupe(AZ)

    09/15/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 13 September, 2012 | AP
    GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a home burglary suspect shot by a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy in the town of Guadalupe has died.
  • ‘Emergency Motion’ Filed To Stop Enforcement of Arizona Immigration Law

    09/15/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-15-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaAgain? Seriously? Yep..the Left NEVER gives up its fight against the rule of law. A week after Judge Susan Bolton gave the go-ahead to Arizona to begin enforcing the central provision of the landmark immigration law S.B. 1070, "a coalition of civil rights, religious and business groups have filed an eight-page emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal" to try and block it.  Bolton rejected claims from groups such as the ACLU that the law would result in "racial profiling" against Hispanics, and is unlikely to grant this motion now. But it will delay the process yet...
  • "Winning for America" national bus tour (Tea Party Express)

    09/14/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 27 replies
    Tea Party Express | Sept 11, 2012 | Staff
    Dear Friends, Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November.For the complete tour schedule, click here. This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got everything they wanted. The unfortunate truth is that these policies have failed to yield the results that were promised...
  • Honor, at last . Homeless and veterans who died alone honored at local ceremony

    09/13/2012 3:19:06 PM PDT · by SandRat
    SIERRA VISTA — They served during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War; during the Vietnam and Cold War eras. They served in the Army, Navy and Air Force. While different in many aspects, they have one thing in common — the 18 were Missing In America. Some were homeless. Some were destitute. Some were forgotten, their cremains stored in funeral homes because they had no families or they were abandoned by their families. You must be a premium member to read the rest of this story. To become a member, please click here.
  • Pearl Harbor survivor interred on USS Arizona

    09/13/2012 10:01:25 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | 9/13/12 | Ben Gutierrez
    ABOARD THE U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On December 7, 1941, an explosion blew sailor Glenn Lane off the burning deck of the U.S.S. Arizona. On Wednesday, he returned to the Arizona a final time to join his shipmates in a ceremony that may be among the last of its kind. Lane died December 10, 2011, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 93.
  • Making the ballot, Prop 114 would limit civil suits over criminal actions(AZ)

    09/13/2012 10:53:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    azdailysun.com ^ | 13 September, 2012 | NA
    PHOENIX -- Eight years ago, a Tucson man suspected of stealing a bottle of lotion was asphyxiated by a security guard. Now that incident -- and the legal fight over liability -- is spilling over to the ballot. Proposition 114 would alter two provisions of the Arizona Constitution that prohibit the Legislature from limiting the right of individuals to sue for damages. The sections would remain, but with a new exception: It would not apply to someone who is injured while engaged in a felony, attempting to commit one or even fleeing. "If someone breaks into a home and gets...
  • Arpaio's deputies arrest 19 illegal immigrants at drop house in Phoenix

    09/12/2012 1:49:32 PM PDT · by donna · 6 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Catherine Holland
    PHOENIX -- Thanks to information gleaned while working another case, deputies with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office took 19 illegal immigrants into custody at a home used for human smuggling. It happened at about 6:30 Tuesday morning at 40th Avenue and Van Buren Street. According to MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong, all but one of the 19 were from Mexico. The remaining detainee told deputies he is from Costa Rica. Sprong said the suspects were headed for California, North Carolina, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina, and Colorado. Each one reportedly had paid between $1,000 and $3,500 to be...
  • "They have to know what we have, what we stand to lose" Students learn what happened Sept. 11

    09/12/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA— Most of the students who gathered in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks during a ceremony at Village Meadows Elementary School on Tuesday were not born when the World Trade Center came crashing down 11 years ago. “For her, it’s history,” Peggie Johnson said, referring to her 9-year-old daughter Willow Johnson. Yet, even as Willow’s sister sang "God Bless the USA" with her classmates, Peggie Johnson could still remember images of the planes hitting the World Trade Center in New York City and it did not feel like any time had passed at all. “It’s hard,”...
  • The Border is Vanishing as Mexico Pushes North

    09/11/2012 6:08:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9/10/2012
    America’s foreign policy emanates from the domestic condition of its society, and nothing will affect that society more than the dramatic movement of Latino history northward. Mexico’s 111 million people plus Central America’s 40 million add up to half the population of the United States. Eighty-five percent of all Mexico’s exports go to the United States, even as half of all Central America’s trade is with the U.S. While the median age of Americans is nearly 37, the median age is 25 in Mexico and even lower in Central America (20 in Guatemala and Honduras, for example). The destiny of...
  • Homeowner thwarts burglary attempt, fires shot (AZ)

    09/11/2012 1:54:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    gvnews.com ^ | 10 September, 2012 | AP
    Police say a homeowner in Phoenix thwarted a burglary attempt at his house and fired at least one round from a shotgun at three suspects who then fled the scene.
  • Letter: What Mr. Obama’s nuclear cuts portend

    09/07/2012 11:14:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Sen. Jon Kyl, minority whip & Rep. Mike Turner
    The Sept. 1 editorial “Loose talk on nuclear weapons” missed the true significance of President Obama’s breach of his nuclear weapons funding commitments. His proposed $370 million cuts — with billions more to come — are not just a “minor dip.” They go to the heart of the program to refurbish aging warheads and infrastructure. Ironically, the cut will delay or prevent achievement of one of the goals of the president’s 2010 Nuclear Posture Review: reducing the number of “hedge” warheads in our stockpile. Moreover, the president abandoned commitments he made to win support for New START. In his letter...
  • OMG! They’re Selling Guns In Arizona! To Almost Anyone! OMG!

    09/06/2012 12:46:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    It can be hard for those of us stranded out here in flyover country — what with dodging the Indians’ flaming arrows and digging our Conestogas out of them durned wheel ruts — to fully grok the anti-gun, pro-disarmament POV so prevalent among those who inhabit the left and right coasts. Not to mention a few conspicuous points in between. But it’s always useful to put yourself in the shoes of those on the other side, if for no other reason that plot better ways to counter their arguments. Not that that was what Jeanne Marie Laskas was doing...
  • Sunday Reflection: Repeal the Hollywood tax cuts!

    09/05/2012 7:42:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 4, 2012 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    There's an old joke about a boy who complains to his mother that his little sister keeps pulling his hair. "Oh," responds the mother, "she doesn't know that it hurts." A few minutes later, the mother hears the girl scream and runs into the other room. "She knows now," the boy explains. There's a lesson for Republicans in that old joke, if they're smart enough to absorb it. For the past few years, there has been a drumbeat in favor of increased taxes from Democrats of all stripes. Make the rich pay their "fair share." Get rid of "loopholes." Make...
  • Judge OKs Arizona's show-me-your-papers law

    09/05/2012 10:13:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/5/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD, WALTER BERRY
    Arizona authorities can now enforce the most contentious part of state's immigration law PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The provision has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court...
  • JUDGE OKS CONTENTIOUS PART OF ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW (POLICE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE IT)

    09/05/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 09/05/2012 | JACQUES BILLEAUD AND WALTER BERRY
    PHOENIX (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. The requirement has been at the center of a two-year legal battle that culminated in a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June upholding the requirement. Opponents then asked Bolton...
  • Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status...

    09/05/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 5, 2012 | AP
    Full title Federal judge OKs section of Arizona immigration law allowing police to question status of suspected illegalsPHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Arizona authorities can enforce the most contentious section of the state's immigration law, which critics have dubbed the "show me your papers" provision. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton clears the way for police to carry out the 2010 law's requirement that officers, while enforcing other laws, question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/05/federal-judge-oks-arizona-immigration-law-section-allowing-police-to-question/#ixzz25dmQqGQ0
  • 40 suspected illegal immigrants arrested at alleged drop house

    09/04/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by donna · 7 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Catherine Holland
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- At least 40 suspected illegal immigrants were taken into custody at a Glendale home overnight. The alleged drop house is near 65th and Olive avenues. According to public records, the home is owned by a Scottsdale woman. Few details about the incident were immediately available. Video from the scene showed dozens of men sitting on the curb in the dark while investigators gathered evidence and information. While neither Glendale officers nor agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement would speak to media on the scene, a neighbor told 3TV he had no idea the home was a drop...
  • After Arizona Primaries, 9th District Rating Change (Republican pickup opportunity)

    09/04/2012 5:26:15 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    Rothernberg Political Report ^ | August 29, 2012 | Nathan Gonzales
    Tuesday’s primaries in Arizona offered a little bit of everything, including a Member vs. Member race and what GOP strategists are calling “a gift.” The 9th District is brand new, after the Grand Canyon State was awarded another seat in Congress through reapportionment, and its first general election could be a fascinating race between an openly bisexual Democrat and an African-American Republican. Kyrsten Sinema won the Democratic nomination with 42 percent over state Senate Leader David Schapira (31 percent) and former state party chairman Andrei Cherny (27 percent). Vernon Parker, an official in both Bush administrations and Paradise Valley city...
  • Tea Party Express Announces “Winning for America” National Bus Tour [Sept 12-Oct 1](Update # 31)

    09/04/2012 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Sept 4, 2012 | Staff
    Tea Party Express Announces :"Winning for America" National Bus Tour 25 Battleground States in 21 Days Starting September 12thSacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, announced the “Winning for America” national bus tour today. The tour will travel through 25 battleground states that are key to conservatives’ victories in November. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “This week the President and his party will be bragging about their legislative success, and rightfully so. After an $825 billion dollar stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank, and the Auto Bailout, President Obama and the Democratic Congress got...