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  • AZ Supreme Court allows OBrewerCare challenge to proceed

    Lobbing a parting shot in Gov. Jan Brewer’s direction as she leaves office, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that state lawmakers have legal standing to challenge the hospital bed tax that is being used to fund a Medicaid eligibility expansion. Read the Supreme Court’s 14-page Opinion here. All of the three dozen legislators are named on page one. At stake in the lawsuit is a critical voter-enacted state constitutional protection that requires two-thirds of the legislature to approve tax or fee increases. Arizona’s Medicaid expansion was funded by a new provider tax on hospitals, and it was not approved...
  • The Heart of the RNC – The Radical Neanderthal Core

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

    08/25/2014 2:24:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer is sliding none too gracefully out the door of the ninth floor office she has occupied in the state Executive Tower. That’s the same office she was so warmly welcomed to in January 2009, when Democrat Janet Napolitano took an early hike to sign on with the Obama administration. Republicans greeted the change with jubilation. (SNIP) Jan Brewer, a woman with over three decades of political experience under her belt, has chosen a destructive path as she wraps up her final term. Rather than remaining neutral in statewide and legislative races, or endorsing GOP incumbents,...
  • GOP primary in CD1 in Arizona a dead heat( McCain's guy is leading by 1)

    08/21/2014 3:07:54 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies ^ | BECKY PALLACK
    With less than a week until primary election day, the three Republicans in the First Congressional District race are in a dead heat, a new poll shows. The Remington Research Group poll of 420 likely Republican voters has Andy Tobin with 30 percent of the votes, Adam Kwasman with 29 percent, and Gary Kiehne with 21 percent. The remaining 20 percent of voters said they still are undecided.
  • WATCH, SHOCK FLASHBACK – Senator On Tape: Obama Told Me He Refuses To Secure The Border Until We

    07/07/2014 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 7/6/14 | Pat Dollard
    Clearly, given the security issues at hand, this is as solid of ground for the impeachment of Barack Obama as the country could ever have. He cannot refuse his obligation to keep the country secure for any reason, LEAST of all for a political one, and not be impeached. Time to get it done. ISIS is going to nuke the U.S. with a dirty bomb they carry across Barack Obama’s open Mexican border. “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard...
  • AZ CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne steps in it…again

    05/20/2014 4:03:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    The Arizona Daily Star reports on an apology issued by Arizona Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne after remarks he made during a GOP candidate debate. The debate also featured state Rep. Adam Kwasman. Another candidate, Andy Tobin, chose not to appear at the event, which was hosted by the Pinal County Republican Committee. Pinal County Republicans unanimously censured the left-leaning Tobin in 2012, a fact which might have effected his decision to boycott the forum. The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee also took the previously unprecedented action against Tobin censuring him by a 23 – 5 vote. Although...
  • MCRC Chair A.J.LaFaro’s important message to PCs

    05/18/2014 2:22:08 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    ATTENTION Precinct Committeemen: Message From Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman A. J. LaFaro: Several people contacted me this week about strangers coming to their homes or phoning them with a series of questions about Sen. John McCain and asking whether they are running for precinct committeeman (PC) again. Some of them are offering to notarize your PC affidavit and take your signature petitions and affidavit to the County Elections Office for you. Please do not give your signature petitions or affidavit to any stranger.
  • More funny (re-branding) business from Jan Brewer

    05/17/2014 5:04:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    The latest news from the governor’s office is that Jan Brewer is expected to call the state legislature into a special session to revamp Child Protective Services, the troubled child-welfare agency that shamefully neglected to investigate well over 6,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Here is her press release on what is rightly termed an “inexcusable situation” and “unconscionable practices.” But in re-crafting the agency, Brewer is doing what she does so well. She’s renaming it. In this press release she announced her Obama-like “Executive Order” craftily renaming Common Core, Obama’s approved federal takeover of America’s education system. Note...
  • Sarah Beattie: Connect the McDots

    05/11/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    The incessant and vicious deluge of fetid sludge aimed at Attorney General Tom Horne is in a class by itself. Those who fling this garbage claim to be conservative Republicans. Nothing could be further from the truth. They are carrying a vendetta based on the loss of their candidate in the 2010 campaign, and are engaged in short-sighted and puerile mudslinging aimed at damaging conservative incumbent Tom Horne. In promoting Horne’s marginal challenger they are shortsightedly working toward a General Election victory for the far left Democrat Felecia Rotellini —- sitting on the sidelines smirking, while building her already massive...
  • Who is AZ Guv candidate Christine Jones?

    05/05/2014 4:14:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Gubernatorial wannabe Christine Jones has arrogantly claimed (video link) a career as a prosecutor in Compton, California, where she tried drug cases. At a recent press conference, Jones acknowledged to Channel 3 News she was never a prosecutor, but was a ‘certified law student.’ Jones showed reporters an ID badge that identified her as a volunteer law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office from 1994-1997. Here Christine Jones is outed for what is fittingly called her “Air Farce.”
  • Kyl & Romney Endorse Andy Tobin in Targeted Arizona Race

    04/24/2014 11:01:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Emily Cahn
    Mitt Romney threw his support behind Arizona state Speaker Andy Tobin on Monday, marking the latest candidate Romney has endorsed in the midterm elections. Other Republicans backed by Romney this cycle include Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson, who is facing a competitive GOP primary next month, state Del. Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s open 10th District, and state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa’s open Senate seat, among others.
  • Re-election fundraiser for John McCain

    04/24/2014 9:31:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    When April 24th, 2014 Where Ritz-Carlton - 2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix Type of Event Re-election fundraiser Other Lawmakers Mentioned Sen. Jon Kyl (R, AZ) (Senate minority whip) Sen. Jeff Flake (R, AZ) Governor Jan Brewer Fmr. Vice Presi Dan Quayle (R, ) Fmr. Gov. Fife Symington City Councilman Jim Waring Fmr. Attorney G Grant Woods (AZ)
  • Court revives challenge to Arizona Medicaid plan

    04/24/2014 7:55:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | Bob Christie
    The Arizona Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's expansion of the state's Medicaid insurance plan for the poor. The court ruled Tuesday that lawmakers have the right to sue over a hospital assessment that funds the expansion.
  • Taxing problems for supposed conservative Arizona candidate Gary Kiehne

    04/11/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Gary Kiehne, an honest to goodness ropin’ cowboy from rural Arizona, is running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District. At first glance he appears to be the real deal, but according to Wednesday’s Yellow Sheet (subscription only), Kiehne has a problem or two. It seems Kiehne, a reputed multi-millionaire, has not paid his 2013 property tax on a Casa Grande mobile home. Also, this public document available from the Pinal County Assessor’s office indicates he is claiming more than one primary residence, defined in Arizona as Legal Class 3.
  • Kyl Warns Against Isolationism

    06/24/2013 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) criticized what he described as a resurgent isolationist streak in Congress during a breakfast discussion at the Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday. Kyl, who led the 2010 Senate fight against President Obama’s missile reduction treaty with Russia, also discussed the American Internationalism Project he launched with former Sen. Joe Lieberman at the American Enterprise Institute. The project seeks to promote the principles of national security, economic prosperity, and American values. “You see [this isolationist streak] both in the House and in the Senate,” said Kyl. “And...
  • Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison Unveil Alternative To DREAM Act

    11/27/2012 1:07:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    ABC News - Univision ^ | November 27, 2012 | Jordon Fabian
    .....The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Texas) and dubbed the ACHIEVE Act, would offer a pathway to permanent residency to young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents who are seeking a higher education or military service. The bill stops short of providing a separate pathway to citizenship..... Kyl and Hutchison said, however, that they have been working on the bill for about one year, well before the contours of the election took shape in full.To be eligible for legal status under the ACHIEVE Act, an applicant must have lived in the...
  • Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

    11/25/2012 10:30:20 AM PST · by drewh · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/25/12 10:14 AM EST | JUANA SUMMERS
    Kyl suggests Benghazi 'cover-up' Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a "cover-up" of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "There are three questions that have to be answered," Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. "Why weren't the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren't the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think...
  • How to Lose a Winnable U.S. Senate Race (AZ)

    10/20/2012 3:24:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    Time ^ | October 19, 2012 | ALEX ALTMAN
    Richard Carmona, the Democratic candidate for the Arizona senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl, is a former U.S. surgeon general and decorated military veteran. A Hispanic American, he overcame childhood homelessness and has deep roots in the Tucson area, where he served as a deputy sheriff for more than two decades. Barack Obama himself called Carmona to urge him to run, knowing the Spanish-speaking doctor is the kind of blue-chip candidate capable of wresting away a Senate seat in a red state. And Carmona seems poised to do just that. The past two polls in Arizona have shown Carmona...
  • McCain, Kyl chime in on botched sex-crimes cases(Going After Sheriff Arpaio)

    12/14/2011 3:03:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 37 replies ^ | December 8, 2011 | Jacques Billeaud
    PHOENIX—Arizona's two U.S. senators said Thursday they are concerned about reports of a large number of sex-crime investigations being botched by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office during a three-year period ending in 2007. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl issued a written statement involving the reopening of 432 sex-crime cases -- including dozens of alleged child molestations -- after the sheriff's office learned the cases hadn't been investigated adequately or weren't examined at all. "Victims of abuse not only deserve the respect of law enforcement, but their rights must also be protected throughout the criminal justice process," the statement...
  • Full Text: Republicans’ Letter to Bernanke Questioning More Fed Action.

    09/20/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/20/2011 | Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, Kyl
    Dear Chairman Bernanke, It is our understanding that the Board Members of the Federal Reserve will meet later this week to consider additional monetary stimulus proposals. We write to express our reservations about any such measures. Respectfully, we submit that the board should resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy, particularly without a clear articulation of the goals of such a policy, direction for success, ample data proving a case for economic action and quantifiable benefits to the American people. It is not clear that the recent round of quantitative easing undertaken by the Federal Reserve has facilitated economic...
  • Jon Kyl: I’d quit supercommittee over defense cuts

    09/08/2011 12:50:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Charles Hoskinson
    They’ve only met once, but Sen. Jon Kyl is already threatening to quit the deficit busting supercommittee if the panel pushes more defense cuts. “I’m off the committee” if there are deeper cuts to the military, Kyl warned at a forum sponsored by several conservative think tanks, including AEI, the Foreign Policy Institute, and the Heritage Foundation. ...Kyl and others are also deeply worried about the so-called “trigger” in the debt-limit law passed last month. If the supercommittee fails to reach between $1.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, there will be automatic cuts in defense spending and Medicare....
  • Kyl Says Obama Said no Border Security for Political Reasons

    08/28/2011 10:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 8/29/11 | Trevor
    0 inShare 0digg email print On June 18, 2010, Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl told the audience at a North Phoenix Tea Party town hall meeting that during a private, one-on-one meeting with President Obama in the Oval Office, the President told him, regarding securing the southern border with Mexico, “The problem is, . . . if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘comprehensive immigration reform.’” [Audible gasps were heard throughout the audience.] Sen. Kyl continued, “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until...
  • Wall Street Is Biggest Donor to Deficit Panel Members

    08/17/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT · by Fred · 10 replies
    Who's been cozying up to the members of the new Congressional super committee? With the committee set to decide on a whopping $1.5 trillion in federal deficit reduction this fall, lobbyists and corporations are trying to figure out which industries are best connected to the 12 members of the new panel. You can bet that those connections will be pressed to the limit in coming months as companies and sectors scramble to ensure that federal spending they like and tax breaks they depend on aren't slated for elimination. As it looks at the new committee members, Wall Street may like...
  • FACTBOX-Top campaign donors to U.S. super committee members

    08/11/2011 10:52:27 PM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 081111 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Here is a look at some of the top donors to election campaigns for the 12 members of the U.S. Congress named to a deficit-fighting "super committee." Known as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the panel is expected to be the most heavily lobbied body in Washington ahead of its Nov. 23 deadline for making recommendations on $1.5 trillion in additional budget savings. Unless specified, donations below combine members' campaign committees and leadership PACs (political action committees). Data is from SENATE DEMOCRATS Patty Murray of Washington state * Software giant Microsoft Corp...
  • Special interests gave millions to budget panel

    08/11/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/11/11 | JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
    The 12 lawmakers appointed to a new congressional supercommittee charged with tackling the nation's fiscal problems have received millions in contributions from special interests with a direct stake in potential cuts to federal programs, an Associated Press review of federal campaign data has found. The newly appointed members — six Democrats and six Republicans — have received more than $3 million total during the past five years in donations from political committees with ties to defense contractors, health care providers and labor unions. That money went to their re-election campaigns, according to AP's review. Supporters say the lawmakers were picked...
  • McConnell Appoints Kyl, Toomey, Portman, to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    08/10/2011 9:31:05 AM PDT · by CharlyFord
    Press Release ^ | Aug 10, 2011 | Mitch McConnell
    LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday announced his appointments to the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction tasked with reducing the deficit by $1.5 trillion more than the cuts already identified in the Budget Control Act. McConnell appointed Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). “Chronic joblessness, out-of-control deficits and debt, and an unprecedented credit downgrade represent an historic challenge but also an historic opportunity for lawmakers in Washington to show they can work together on a plan that puts America back on the path to prosperity. All three of these...
  • Senator Kyl: Tea Party Republicans Remind Me a lot of Senator Obama

    07/31/2011 9:29:55 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 31. 2011 | Fox News
    Senator John Kyl: Tea Party Republicans remind me a lot of Senator Barack Obama who also refused to raise the debt limit.
  • Classified report: Russia tied to blast at U.S. embassy

    07/27/2011 2:40:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2011 | Eli Lake
    U.S. intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report late last year that Russia’s military intelligence was responsible for a bomb blast that occurred at an exterior wall of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September. ... The Times reported last week that Shota Utiashvili, director of information and analysis for the Georgian Interior Ministry, said the embassy blast and others in his country were the work of a Russian military intelligence officer named Maj. Yevgeny Borisov. “It is written without hedges, and it confirms the Georgian account,” said one U.S. official familiar with the U.S. intelligence report. This official...
  • Kyl: Republicans Agree to Revenue Increases in Deficit Talks

    07/06/2011 7:55:39 PM PDT · by RED SOUTH · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews ^ | July 06, 2011
    <p>GOP Senators and Speaker Boehner set to cave and raise taxes. This is the start of the set up.</p>
  • Republicans Agree To Revenue Increases In Deficit Talks

    07/06/2011 6:09:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 191 replies
    VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting, ^ | July 06 2011 | VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions,Nexstar Broadcasting,
    (Washington, DC) -- Republican congressional leaders are reportedly agreeing to billions of dollars in revenue increases as federal deficit discussions continue. Republican Senator Jon Kyl announced the move today saying revenue increases don't necessarily mean tax hikes. On the Senate floor Kyl said, quote, "If the government sells something and gets revenue from it, that's revenue." He also suggested user fees for government services could provide additional revenue. He says all the revenue increases Republicans have agreed to amount to between 150 billion and 200 billion dollars.
  • Values of elected officials

    04/28/2011 2:21:55 PM PDT · by ancientart · 1 replies
    Aberdeen American News ^ | April 28, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    “Budgets are about our priorities and our values,” says U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., in a recent newsletter. Johnson is certainly right, and as Congress and the president wrestle with an unprecedented budget crisis, it's becoming more and more apparent exactly what our elected officials do value. Particularly instructive: the showdown earlier this month over raising the debt ceiling. Before agreeing to raise the ceiling, congressional Republicans insisted on a rider eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood - a measure President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats said they would never allow. Neither side looked willing to back down, and we hovered...
  • CNN Wildly Mis-Quotes Sen. Kyl While Interviewing Planned Parenthood President

    04/10/2011 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/10/11 | CNN
    Sen. Kyl actually said 90% of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions.
  • U.S. Muslims Shouldn’t Talk With FBI Unless They Have a Lawyer, Activist Tells Senators

    03/30/2011 9:02:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 30, 2011 | Penny Starr
    ( – A Muslim civil rights activist told Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that she stands by the advice posted on her Web site that tells Muslims not to speak with the FBI or other law enforcement personnel unless a lawyer is present. Kyl said he was “stunned” that Farhana Khera, president and executive director of Muslim Advocates, would “issue those kind of instructions,” given the connection between many domestic terror attacks and radical Islam and the importance of cooperation from American Muslims to help thwart those attacks. “I would think that Muslim Americans would feel a special obligation to...
  • Phoenix federal judge to formally take seat as 9th Circuit appeals court justice

    03/27/2011 4:31:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Republic ^ | March 27, 2011 | AP
    PHOENIX — A federal judge in Phoenix is set to formally take a seat on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A ceremony is set for Judge Mary Murguia on Friday at the federal courthouse in Phoenix. Among those attending will be U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
  • Gabrielle Giffords as the Democrat Political Human Shield in Arizona

    02/14/2011 10:57:54 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 24 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 02/14/11 | Daniel
    In light of Jon Kyl's surprise retirement announcement last week, conservatives are presented with a unique opportunity to elect an unabashed conservative from the deep red state of Arizona.  The Republicans have super majorities in both houses of the legislature and control every statewide elected office.  As Arizona becomes more conservative, there is a plethora of solid candidates, which if elected, would serve as an improvement over Jon Kyl.  Once the Democrats destroyed Arizona's borders and opposed SB 1070, they were banished from electoral politics across the state.  Presumably, there would be no viable chance for the Democrats to turn...
  • Rove: GOP Side Of Presidential Playing Field is “Wide Open”

    02/13/2011 6:03:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2011 | Lauren Torlone
    CPAC presidential straw poll results aside, Karl Rove, former Senior Adviser to President George W. Bush says the GOP side of the 2012 presidential field is "a wide open contest." Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, Rove classified the race as "the first Republican contest in modern history in which there is no presumptive frontrunner." While Rove doesn't currently see a clear cut choice for the GOP, he did admit the nominee is likely to be a better known name, naming several examples including "Governor Romney, Sarah Palin and Governors Barbour, Daniels and Pawlenty." When asked how high profile political...
  • Exit Jon Kyl, Enter Jeff Flake

    02/13/2011 1:44:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | February 10, 2010 | David Weigel
    A Kyl-less Arizona U.S. Senate race is a bit like the open race in Texas. There is a wide, deep bench of ambitious Republican talent -- John Shadegg, Jeff Flake, state legislators who have now run the place with supermajorities. So this is significant -- the Club for Growth is already urging Flake to make the race. (Conservative donors have, for years, floated the possibility of Flake challenging or replacing John McCain, who isn't up again until 2016.)
  • Giffords is seen as shoo-in for Kyl’s seat--Considered run before shooting

    02/10/2011 6:10:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 10, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Any discussion of who’s likely to succeed outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona needs to factor in the following: If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wants the seat, it’s hers. The three-term Democratic congresswoman explored the idea of running for the Senate seat in the event of Mr. Kyl‘s retirement before she was shot Jan. 8 at a constituent meet-and-greet in Tucson. Her rehabilitation from a gunshot wound to the head reportedly is proceeding faster than expected. Mr. Kyl announced Thursday that he would not seek a fourth term in 2012. If Ms. Giffords decides she’s game for a Senate run and...
  • Why is John Kyle resigining?

    02/10/2011 9:28:27 AM PST · by mockingbyrd · 45 replies
    Breaking news on Fox, any idea why?
  • Sen. Jon Kyl will announce he's retiring at a presser in AZ today

    02/10/2011 7:32:19 AM PST · by SE Mom · 50 replies
    Sen. Jon Kyl will announce his plans to retire at a press conference in Arizona later today, a source confirms to POLITICO. half a minute ago via POLITICO API
  • Arizona Senator Jon Kyl to Retire

    02/10/2011 8:03:46 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 120 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 10, 2011 | by Trish Turner
    wo GOP sources confirm to Fox that 3-term Senator Jon Kyl will announce his retirement at a noon news conference Thursday in Phoenix. The Arizona lawmaker is the No. 2 Republican in the Senate. Kyl, 68, served four terms in the House before winning a Senate seat. In 2006, he was named one of the 10 best senators by Time Magazine.
  • Poll: Kyl popular with GOP voters, but could be more conservative (Sarah ahead of Romney and Huck)

    02/05/2011 4:04:55 PM PST · by bronxville · 14 replies
    The Hill's Blogging Briefing Room ^ | 02/05/11 | Peter Schroeder
    Poll: Kyl popular with GOP voters, but could be more conservative By Peter Schroeder - 02/05/11 11:38 AM ET Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) will likely not need to worry about a serious Tea Party challenge, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP). However, the poll also indicates that even if a Republican lawmaker is popular with GOP primary voters, they still might prefer more conservative representation. And of the potential GOP nominees for president in 2012, Mitt Romney appears to have the inside track in Arizona. Kyl, who will have to run for re-election in 2012, enjoys...
  • Republican Sen Kyl: No plans to repeal 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    12/20/2010 1:13:02 PM PST · by kingattax · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-20-10 | Michael O'Brien
    The No. 2 Senate Republican said Monday that he didn't plan to seek a repeal of this weekend's vote to end "Don't ask, don't tell." Sen. Jon Kyl (Ariz.), the GOP whip, suggested that Republicans — or at least he himself — wouldn't look to undo the actions taken by Congress last week to lift the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. "No, I don't have any plan in place," Kyl said on Fox News on Monday when asked if he had a plan to repeal the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell."
  • Dream Act merits McCain, Kyl help (MSM pines for Juan McCain to stab Republicans)

    12/09/2010 9:41:35 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies
    The Arizona Republic | 2010-12-10 | Unsigned Staff Editorial
    Link only, per FR posting rules
  • 35% for Death is Still Confiscation

    12/07/2010 11:18:46 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 34 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 12/07/10 | Daniel
    John Kyl is proud of his compromise with Obama that has resulted in an agreement to extend all of the Bush tax cuts until the next election, except for the death tax. Those who are content with the death tax compromise are remembering the time when 55% of anything over $1 million was taxed upon death. They therefore are praising the new rate of 35% on assets above $5 million. The problem with it is that a 35% tax for dying is immoral, unconstitutional, and confiscatory no matter how you slice it. The reality is that most of these taxable...
  • Kyl: Tax deal needs to get done by Monday to pass START in lame-duck (idiots)

    12/01/2010 5:44:59 PM PST · by onyx · 91 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/10 12:54 PM ET | By Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Wednesday that President Obama must reach a deal on extending the Bush tax cuts by Monday if a nuclear arms treaty has a chance of passing the Senate by the end of the year. “The deal on taxes has to be done very early next week, like Monday,” Kyl said. Kyl said if negotiators don’t reach a deal on the Bush taxes within a week “then you’re not going to have time to do START,” making a reference to the pending Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia. The Senate must ratify it with a two-thirds...
  • Kerry: December START vote critical

    11/29/2010 2:58:03 PM PST · by onyx · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/10 05:00 PM ET | By J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) said it’s crucial to ratify the new START treaty during the lame duck session and failure to do so would harm America’s image abroad. Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made his arguments in a forceful speech on the Senate floor late Monday. It was the second part of a joint effort with the Obama administration to push for a vote on the 28-page treaty in the Senate. Earlier in the day, President Obama told reporters he intends to make the START treaty a priority in a Tuesday meeting with Democratic and Republican congressional...
  • GOP leader who renounced earmarks, takes one for $200 million

    11/24/2010 6:20:38 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 39 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-24-10 | andy taylor
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks — money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest — was short-lived. Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200 million to settle an Arizona Indian tribe's water rights claim. Kyl slipped the measure into a larger bill sought by President Barack Obama and passed by the Senate on Friday to settle claims by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government. Kyl's office insists the measure is not...
  • Key Republican Senator Is Noncommittal on Russia Arms Treaty

    11/16/2010 5:00:20 AM PST · by IbJensen · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/2010 | Desmond Butler
    Washington (AP) - A Republican lawmaker who holds pivotal sway on the fate of a nuclear arms control treaty with Russia called a proposal by the Obama administration aimed at winning his support "a step in the right direction." But Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona remained noncommittal on the New START Treaty and cast doubt on whether it could be considered for ratification this year. The administration is pushing to get enough Republican support for a vote before the Democrats' majority shrinks by six in January. In a meeting in Japan over the weekend, President Barack Obama reassured his Russian...
  • Any Supporter of START is a RINO

    11/16/2010 11:13:20 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 6 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/16/10 | Daniel
    While there is much debate concerning how "big of a tent" the Republican Party should be concerning social issues, there is no excuse for any Republican to damage our national security and support unilateral disarmament.  The START treaty is a unilateral demand proposed by Vladimir Putin and its sole intent is to weaken our missile capabilities and our deterrent against Russia. When the treaty was first taken up in the Senate, I figured that it lacked 51 votes, much less the 67 super majority that is required for its ratification.  After all, who except for the fringe left would...