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  • McCain: Focus on refugees 'misplaced'

    11/18/2015 12:14:13 PM PST · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned his fellow Republicans on Wednesday not to place too much emphasis on Syrian refugees following the terrorist attacks in Paris last week, calling their focus misguided. “I believe the overwhelming focus on the refugee program in recent days is misplaced,” said McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a written statement. “I especially encourage my fellow Republicans to recognize that refugees are not the problem – they are the symptom of the problem.” Since attacks credited to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed at least 129, Republicans have called for...
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | November 17, 2015 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.”
  • McCain slams Cruz's call for religious test for refugees

    11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM PST · by VinL · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday panned the idea of favoring Christian refugees from Syria over Muslims, delivering a rebuttal to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a GOP presidential candidate. McCain said using a religious test on Syrian refugees, especially children, makes no sense. “I don’t think any child, whether they are Christian or whether they are atheist or whether they are Buddhist, that we should make a distinction,” McCain said. “My belief is that all children are God’s children.” It’s a rare example of McCain siding with President Obama, who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election, on a hot-button...
  • McCain: White House Win ‘Extremely Difficult’ Without Immigration Action

    11/05/2015 6:17:23 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Roll Call's WGDB Blog ^ | November 5, 2015 | Matthew Fleming and Emma Dumain
    With Speaker Paul D. Ryan’s comments about immigration Sunday, the top two Republicans in Congress have now declared dead the prospects of an overhaul before the 2016 elections. In the aftermath of 2012, when Latinos made up 10 percent of the electorate and President Barack Obama was re-elected resoundingly, Republican lawmakers and strategists predicted the GOP’s White House ambitions were directly tied to the passage of comprehensive immigration legislation. Many of those voices haven’t changed their tune. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., one of the four “gang of eight” Republicans who successfully navigated an immigration overhaul through the Senate in 2013,...
  • Graham & McCain talk about the ‘opportunism’ of Ted Cruz and the need to fight the Islamic State

    11/23/2015 8:55:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPolitics ^ | November 23, 2015 | David Weigel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making seven stops in New Hampshire with his colleague and preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). After the third stop, at an American Legion hall in Hudson, N.H., the two hawkish Republicans sat down for a joint interview about the refugee crisis, the need to send troops to fight the Islamic State, whether the secretary of state should resign, and what the world would look like had voters made McCain president seven years ago. WP: You both mentioned that there are senators who are late-comers to this issue,...
  • Another blow for Democrats: State Sen. Carlyle Begay (Arizona) switches parties

    11/23/2015 5:39:45 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | Novemebr 23, 2015 | Ben Giles
    Democratic Sen. Carlyle Begay is now a Republican. The Ganado lawmaker announced Monday morning his switch to the Republican Party, a move he said is an extension of his independent streak at the Arizona Capitol. But Democrats categorized the move as no surprise for a lawmaker who often bucked his party to vote in favor of Republican-led bills.
  • Group patrols AZ border for terrorists

    11/23/2015 7:37:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Domenica Fuller
    SASABE, AZ - A group of veterans and concerned citizens, who've been patrolling the border for five years, are now turning their focus on what they believe are new threats to America.
  • 5 Pakistanis, 1 Afghan detained near Patagonia

    11/20/2015 10:16:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 20 replies
    U.S. Border Patrol agents detained five undocumented border-crossers from Pakistan and another from Afghanistan near Patagonia this week. The individuals were detained Monday along with two smugglers, the Border Patrol said in a statement issued Thursday. Patagonia Marshal Joe Patterson said the arrests occurred in the Rail X Ranch Estates neighborhood just northeast of town, near Milepost 22 on State Route 82. “As a standard procedure, agents processed the six individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security-related databases,” the Border Patrol statement said. “Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals.”
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Gov. Ducey calls for immediate halt of new refugees to Arizona

    11/16/2015 11:32:55 AM PST · by exbrit · 37 replies
    KVOA Tucson ^ | 11/16/2015 | Scott Oathout
    PHOENIX- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the immediate halt to the placement of any refugees in Arizona, following the attacks in Paris on Friday.
  • Anti-Redskins Tribal Leader Decries Redskins as Offensive, While Donning Blackface for Halloween

    11/05/2015 8:57:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | 10:42 AM EST | Dylan Gwinn
    Filed under the heading of "You Just Can't Make This Stuff Up," I give you Terry Rambler, who is the Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe in Arizona. Rambler was in DC recently to represent his tribe at Tribal Nations Conference. He is also a signatory to a pledge calling for the Washington Redskins to change their name, because racism. With me so far? Good. While in DC, Rambler decided to partake in Halloween festivities where he dressed up as Bob Marley. Okay, no worries. Perfectly acceptable Halloween costume. Except for a certain altering of the facial complexion that...
  • Shipping container apartments open for viewing in Phoenix

    11/15/2015 6:33:51 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 67 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | Daniel Uria
    PHOENIX, - An Arizona housing developer is thinking inside the box to present an apartment complex with a twist. The city of Phoenix and contractor StarkJames collaborated to create The Containers on Grand, a sustainable apartment complex made entirely out of shipping containers. The complex is the first of its kind on the United States' West Coast and features eight 740 square foot units and will rent for $1,000 a month, with one serving as an Airbnb. While the idea is not wholly original, Brian Stark of Stark James was excited by the prospect of bringing it to Phoenix. "If...
  • Conspiracy Tale at Arpaio Contempt Hearing

    11/14/2015 9:13:41 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 87 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | November 13, 2015 | JAMIE ROSS
    After invoking the Fifth Amendment 220 times under five hours of questioning Thursday, an investigator for Sheriff Joe Arpaio blurted out an impassioned tale that the sheriff's office investigated the federal judge overseeing Arpaio's contempt-of-court hearing because the judge was "a victim" of the federal government's illegal seizure of his bank and IRS records. The court heard a number of audio recordings Zullo made with his iPhone... In another recording, former billionaire Tim Blixseth tells Arpaio that then-Senator Barack Obama had hired computer hackers to doctor Obama's birth certificate and change Florida voting records to alter redistricting efforts. Blixseth said...
  • McCain Gives Obama Attorney General Nominee A Tentative Thumbs-Up

    11/11/2014 11:51:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | November 11, 2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    And I would imagine from my first glance at her credentials that she would get approved by the Senate. This is a very outstanding young woman from everything that I can tell.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Monday that based on his first impression, he assumes U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch will get approved by the Senate to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder. McCain called Obamas nominee and the chief federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York an outstanding young woman. I think elections have consequences and therefore you give his nominees the benefit of the doubt,...
  • AZ Sheriff: 67,000 Criminal Illegals ‘Have Been Released Into Our Community’

    11/13/2015 3:46:33 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 12 replies ^ | 11/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) said, “67,000 criminal illegals, the violent ones, have been released into our community” and that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s deportation plan is “logistically very difficult” in addition to stating, “we’re not going to build the great wall of Mexico” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”
  • Once A Year, The Sun Hits These Pillars And Creates A Sight That’ll Make Any American Proud

    11/11/2015 6:56:55 PM PST · by · 28 replies
    the federalist papers ^ | Jason W. Stevens
    In Anthem, Arizona there resides five pillars. These five pillars serve as a memorial for our armed forces, each pillar representing a different branch of the military. Designed by local artist and resident Renee Palmer Jones, the memorial is used in a Veteran’s Day ceremony every year to honor our fallen men and women. But during the ceremony, what looks like an ordinary series of pillars actually becomes quite special. If you look closely, you will see that due to the way the pillars are aligned, that the sun will shine right through holes built into each descending pillar due...

    11/11/2015 11:46:46 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 12 replies
    Rocky Mountain Poll ^ | 11/11/15 | Earl de Berge
    Phoenix,Arizona,November11,2015.Ben Carson and Donald Trump are in a virtual tie for the votes of registered Republicans who can participate in the March 22, 2016 party primary. Were that primary to have been held at the time of this survey, which was taken in the last week of October and the first week of November, Carson(23%) and Trump(21%) each would have drawn about a fifth of the vote. Snip The findings outlined in this report are based on a statewide survey of 700 adult heads of household including 226 registered Republican voters. It was conducted between October 24 and November 5,...
  • Arizona legislators give up on idea of privately funded border fence.

    11/09/2015 12:15:45 PM PST · by Coronal · 8 replies ^ | November 9, 2015
    A faltering project backed by Arizona legislators to construct privately funded fencing on the border with Mexico has officially seen its final days. State lawmakers will decide Monday what to do with the $265,000 that was collected for the nearly five- year-old plan. Republican backers of the 2011 legislation hoped to collect as much as $50 million in donations for the project.
  • "Mystery" Ballistic Missile Test Lights Up Sky Over California, Leads To Social Media Panic

    11/08/2015 2:33:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 68 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 8, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Late on Friday there was a surprising announcement by the Federal Aviation Administration according to which night-time flights to and from Los Angeles International (LAX) would avoid flying over the Pacific Ocean to the west of the airport, the second busiest in the US.(snip)...thousands of reports from Los Angeles and San Diego flooded social networks with reports of a mysterious bright light in the sky that sent Californians into panic. The San Diego Union-Tribune said police were inundated with calls "reporting everything from a flare to a comet to a nuclear bomb". The newspaper said the light was seen as...
  • Is John McCain in Trouble From Kelli Ward Next Year?

    11/07/2015 12:27:22 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/2015 | Jazz Shaw
     I remember people talking about running a primary challenge against John McCain since at least his 2008 presidential run. That came to pass in 2010, but J.D. Hayworth wound up being beaten like a rug to the tune of more than a twenty point spread. Next year its time for McCain to face the voters again and he’s already drawn a challenger for his party’s nomination. State Senator Kelli Ward (R Lake Havasu City) has been building a team and getting ready for this fight since early this year and she was recently in D.C. talking up her bid...
  • The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes

    11/04/2015 2:06:05 PM PST · by Wolfie · 23 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 11/04/15
    The Pentagon Paid Millions to Pro Sports Teams for Military Tributes That time 80 members of the National Guard unfurled an American flag on the turf during an Atlanta Falcons football game? You paid for that. That on-field swearing-in ceremony for soldiers at a New York Mets game? You pairs for that, too. That's because the Department of Defense paid at least $6.8 million in taxpayer money to professional sports teams for military tributes over the last few years, according to a new report by U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R), both of Arizona. The document shows...
  • Earthquake in Phoenix Area

    11/01/2015 10:31:14 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    Small one, didn't last very long.
  • ‘The Five’ hosts scold ‘rude’ co-host as Jeb Bush imploding makes some of them testy

    11/01/2015 7:04:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 10/31/15
    Jeb Bush’s imploding presidential candidacy sparked an explosive debate among Fox News hosts on “The Five” this week. Tempers began to flare after Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, argued that while Bush is flawed candidate much of the blame for his sagging poll numbers could be attributed to him having “bad people around him.” Being the “only person that has been on a campaign that imploded and came back from the dead” she believes Bush can make a comeback. “He needs to clean house with his staff,” she said before her co-host...
  • Poll: Ben Carson overtakes Donald Trump among Arizona GOP voters

    10/30/2015 4:49:54 PM PDT · by VinL · 78 replies
    KTAr ^ | 10/30/15 | Staff
    Arizona Republicans are now more likely to vote for Dr. Ben Carson than mogul and television personality Donald Trump in 2016, a Thursday poll showed. The poll, conducted by MBQF Consulting, asked 1,057 high-efficacy Republican voters which GOP candidate they would vote for in the 2016 election. The results said 25.5 percent of Republican voters back Carson, while 24.8 percent back Trump. Carson’s lead does fall within the poll’s margin of error. Last month, Trump led Arizona voters by about 8 percentage points. Trump is also trailing Carson in some national polls. “Well, I don’t get it,” a confounded Trump...
  • Armed Black Man's Post on Traffic Stop Is Internet Smash

    10/30/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    'MAYBE IF YOU TREAT POLICE OFFICERS WITH RESPECT, THEY WILL DO THE SAME TO YOU' Steven Hildreth Jr. was "a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped"—he was legally carrying a gun—when stopped by a Tucson police officer for a broken headlight. And yet, he and the officer involved were respectful to one another, and both walked away from the incident unscathed, Hildreth writes in a Facebook post that's been shared more than 250,000 times. In it, Hildreth tells the story of how he informed the officer he was carrying a weapon near his wallet, the officer disarmed him as...
  • Common Core out: Arizona education board votes to repeal controversial standards

    PHOENX The Arizona State Board of Education in a 6-2 decision voted to repeal the Common Core State Standards Monday morning. Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas brought the motion to the board to reverse the 2010 adoption of the standards. In a letter addressed to board President Greg Miller, Douglas wrote, It is hereby moved that the actions of the State Board of Education (SBE) on June 28, 2010 to adopt Common Core, now referred to as the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, as the standards for language arts and mathematics be reversed and that all links...
  • High School Bans Pro-Trump Clothing For Supposed Racist, Offensive Theme

    10/23/2015 8:36:57 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/22/2015 | Patrick Howley
    A high school in Arizona has banned pro-Donald Trump clothing at a Friday football game because it would be racist or offensive. Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona with a student body known as The Tribe is set to face off against Marcos de Niza High School Friday in an anticipated rivalry game. The game was supposed to have a USA theme. But that theme was considered problematic and thrown out.
  • High school BANS patriotic gearand this happens immediately

    10/23/2015 12:47:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 10/23/15 | Michelle Jesse
    Rush Limbaugh warned us this would happen. He knew the taking down of the Confederate flag for its racist connotations would ultimately lead to American symbolism being attacked. And, sure enough, here we go. An Arizona high school is telling students they wont be admitted to tonights game if they are dressed inappropriately. You might assume that might mean not having body parts hanging out, but youd be wrong. Nope, these kids are being prohibited from wearing USA gear and/or flags. In addition, they are banned from wearing Donald Trump gear. The reason? These could be considered racist or offensive....
  • Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Art

    10/20/2015 3:39:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Pete Suratos
    Man Squatting in Million-Dollar San Francisco Mansion Arrested After Trying to Steal $300,000 Worth of Art: PoliceA man who was squatting in a multimillion-dollar mansion attempted to pawn about $300,000 in paintings from the property in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, according to police. Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, a real estate agent at a mansion in the 3000 block of Washington Street, near Alta Plaza Park, reported a man who was apparently not authorized to be on the premises, according to San Francisco police spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi. The mansion, which spans 21,000 square feet, was once valued at...
  • 2 shot after live rounds used in Old West gunfight re-enactment

    10/19/2015 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | AP
    TOMBSTONE, Ariz. An actor staging a historical gunfight in the Old West town of Tombstone and a bystander were shot with live rounds during a show that was supposed to use blanks, leading officials to call for the re-enactments popular with tourists to be put on hold.
  • Arizona woman must pay $111K after suing college

    10/16/2015 11:45:46 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 8 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ABC15 ^ | October 16, 2015 | By The Associated Press (AP)
    <p>A former nursing student who unsuccessfully sued an Arizona community college for violating her rights as an English speaker must pay more than $100,000.</p> <p>The Arizona Daily Star reports that 52-year-old Terri Bennett argued that she was wrongly suspended from Pima Community College in Tucson after she complained when students spoke Spanish to each other in class.</p>
  • Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?

    10/15/2015 4:54:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    It's nearly 50 years since the US landed men on the moon, but Americans are still dying from a disease that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages. Why hasn't the US eradicated the plague?
  • GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina to take calls from Arizona voters

    10/12/2015 12:47:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    KTAR ^ | 10/12/15 | KTAR
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina was scheduled to participate in an Arizona-based telephone town hall Monday night, the events nonprofit sponsor said. The Arizona Security and Prosperity Project said Fiorina, who has climbed in the polls after two strong showings in the GOP debates, will answer questions from state callers starting at 7:45 p.m., addressing topics including border security and economic development. The call will last a half-hour and can be heard by dialing 1-855-756-7520 Ext.30097, then touching the pound sign.
  • Man-Eating Giants Discovered in Nevada Cave [8 feet tall!]

    12/22/2010 1:49:27 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 137 replies · 6+ views
    Salem News ^ | 20 December 2010 | Terrence Aym
    (CHICAGO ) - The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona, told early white settlers about their ancestors' battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area. Roaming, man-eating giants The Paiutes named the giants Si-Te-Cah that literally means tule-eaters. The tule is a fibrous water plant the giants wove into rafts to escape the Paiutes continuous attacks. They used the rafts to navigate across what remained of Lake Lahontan. Giants roamed the Earth According to the Paiutes, the red-haired giants stood as...
  • Who Were The Si-Te-Cah

    11/23/2003 6:48:27 PM PST · by blam · 118 replies · 6,004+ views ^ | Steve McNallen
    WHO WERE THE SI-TE-CAH? Note the cranial similarities between this Lovelock Cave skull discovered in the 1920's and the Kennewick Man sketch by Jamie Chatters (Click on the site) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This 1995 article by Steve McNallen was written months before the discovery of the Kennewick Man or the current controversy over ancient Caucasians in North America. In retrospect, it seems hauntingly prophetic. The history of the European peoples in the are we call California is generally assumed to have begun with the Spanish in the 1500's, followed later by the English (represented by Sir Francis Drake) and by the...
  • Starnes: Obama Military Honors Traitor, Punishes Hero

    10/12/2015 10:13:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 12, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl may never serve a day in prison. An Army officer is recommending that Sergeant Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial. That would mean no jail time, punitive discharge for leaving his post in Afghanistan. Donald Trump called Bergdahl a "no-good traitor" who should've been executed. Senator John McCain said in a statement: "There are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a deserter."
  • Sanctuary cities divide GOP (Jeff Flake, Mike Lee, Dean Heller attempting to derail bill)

    10/11/2015 10:58:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/15 | Jordain Carney
    A battle over sanctuary cities is dividing Senate Republicans. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up legislation that would crack down on cities that don't comply with federal immigration law. But its unclear whether the bill can get through the Senate and not just because of opposition from Democrats. In addition to limiting federal money for sanctuary cities, Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) bill would increase the amount of prison time an undocumented immigrant could serve if they re-enter the United States after having previously been deported. Conservatives like his plan, but it has drawn opposition from Sens. Jeff...
  • AZ sheriff: Feds refusing to prosecute illegals

    10/10/2015 12:13:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Yuma County, Arizona Sheriff Leon Wilmot is tired of his countys taxpayers paying to recapture illegal immigrants because of the federal governments refusal to enforce the law. If you are not going to do your job and we have to do it for you, you should be paying us, Wilmot tells KYMA. Wilmot says his department has arrested illegal immigrants for drug smuggling and identity theft, but the U.S. District Attorney fails to prosecute them. The sheriff says the feds inaction is costing Yuma County taxpayers about a million dollars a year.
  • Northern Arizona University incident becomes 46th shooting at a school this year

    10/09/2015 7:55:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Newsweak ^ | October 9, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    One person is dead and three were wounded.
  • Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

    10/09/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 32 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside
    (CNN)A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students -- killing one. What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18 -- to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
  • Predawn shooting at university inFlagstaff

    10/09/2015 6:40:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    fox 4 ^ | 10-9-2015 | CNN WIRE
    U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, issued a statement on the shooting Friday morning. My thoughts and prayers are with families of the person who was killed and the three others who were wounded in the horrific shooting on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff early this morning, he said. I appreciate the efforts of all state and local law enforcement officials, first-responders and school administrators, and continue to pray for the recovery of the injured, as well as all those in the NAU community who have been impacted by this terrible tragedy. The shooting comes the same day...
  • Bernie Sanders Gets First Congressional Endorsement, From Ral Grijalva

    10/07/2015 2:00:37 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/7/2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Senator Bernie Sanders has scored his first endorsement from a member of Congress, getting it just ahead of next weeks first Democratic debate.The backing of Representative Ral M. Grijalva of Arizona is especially significant as he is a longstanding member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, offering the independent from Vermont a valuable spokesman as he seeks to court Hispanic voters. They will campaign together in Tuscon, Ariz., at a rally ahead of the debate in Las Vegas next Tuesday.I couldnt sit on the sidelines and wait for the tea leaves to be read better, Mr. Grijalva said in an interview....
  • 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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  • ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK: GOPe in panic mode-Kasich support evaporates & Jeb! numbers drop below Biden IQ

    10/04/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | October 4, 2015 | Doug Ross
    The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination by flooding the zone with candidates (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") has totally unravelled. Let's start in New Hampshire, where support for John Kasich has fallen off the cliff: The rise of anti-establishment candidates ... have stalled Ohio Gov. John Kasich's momentum in New Hampshire, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows. Kasich, who a month ago sat in second place, behind real estate mogul Donald Trump, does not rank among the Republican presidential field's top 5 this time. Kasich has distinguished himself as a...
  • The band of brothers who voluntarily patrol the US-Mexico border

    10/04/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Herosmith · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    The Arizona Border Recon - made up of veterans former private security officers - guard the US-Mexico border They stop illegal immigrants, drug smuggling and human trafficking while providing intelligence to border agents Photographs were captured by Johnny Milano, who followed the men as they patrolled near the town of Nogales
  • 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 doesnt know how many U.S. ground troops would be required for the effort. Russias recent involvement in the region may complicate it, he added. -snip- Johnsons Syria stance puts him in line with other hawkish GOP senators, including Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and John McCain...
  • 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...
  • Jose Perez-Torres arrested: Would-be robber trips, accidentally shoots and kills partner

    09/29/2015 4:36:26 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 25 replies
    abc15 ^ | 9/29/15 | Staff
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