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  • How Ted Cruz Trolls Obama’s Foreign Policy

    07/29/2014 1:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 29, 2014 | Eli Lake
    The Tea Party favorite loves to needle Team Obama. But in an interview, Cruz also reveals a new kind of conservative foreign policy: American exceptionalism without the nation building.One way to understand Ted Cruz’s foreign policy, particularly if you are a Democrat, is through the prism of the social media phenomenon known as trolling. The best trolls are provocateurs. Their language is meant to expose a fallacy or weakness in the opponent’s position as opposed to offering a constructive alternative. In a wide-ranging interview with the junior senator from Texas, there was a lot of trolling. Of Obama’s recent attempt...
  • Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona

    07/28/2014 5:45:50 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 Jul 2014 | ASTRID GALVAN
    An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico. The storms began Friday in Sonora, Mexico, and resumed Saturday night until Sunday morning, when debris from the Mexican side of the border traveled through a wash and piled up against the border fence. The fence, just west of the Nogales-Mariposa Port of Entry near Interstate 19, stood between 18 and 26 feet high and extended at least 7 feet underground. Border agents were alerted not long after the wall fell. "Resources have...
  • Legacy proposes vets' home for old hospital. Meeting w/officials draws praise from state official

    07/28/2014 12:39:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — As the new Sierra Vista Health Care Center is getting closer to completion, what will happen to the half century old existing hospital is being contemplated. The not-for-profit Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, the successor to the former hospital board, is looking at gifting the 90,000-square-foot hospital to the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (ADVS) as a Veterans Home and Assistance Center. The foundation may even donate money to help in the renovation.
  • Monsoon brings rabies threat. Three animals with virus recovered in county this year

    07/27/2014 8:47:38 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — While rabies is a virus that affects wild animals year-round, animal and human interactions tend to rise during the monsoon, leading local health and safety officials to remind residents of the proper steps to take to prevent possible exposure to the virus. Confirmed cases of human infection with rabies are very rare in Cochise County, with no such cases on record dating back several years, said Brian Oertel, communicable disease surveillance specialist for the Cochise County Health and Human Services. There have been instances in which people who have been bitten by animals suspected of being rabid...
  • SSVEC warns businesses of recent scam

    07/26/2014 9:45:59 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is warning local businesses to be aware of a scam, after two Sierra Vista companies recently reported receiving phone calls demanding payments to prevent their electricity from being shut off. The businesses were both contacted within a week of each other and after normal business hours, while SSVEC does not disconnect accounts outside of those hours, said Wayne Crane, public relations coordinator for SSVEC. When called, the businesses were asked to submit payment to a third party and not the utility co-op. “This money never reaches the cooperative and therefore is never...
  • Floral thefts from veterans' cemetery

    07/24/2014 7:43:43 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Artificial flowers and flags are being pulled at the Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery. It’s not that they are prohibited, it’s that they are being pilfered and Cemetery Administrator Joe Larson cannot fathom why people are stealing them from in-ground burial sites. Apparently the thefts happened Saturday night and it wasn’t until a woman let Larson know on Monday that the artificial flowers from her loved one’s grave were taken, noting they were not there on Sunday. “We’ve had a number of other complaints this week about the stealing of artificial flowers and flags, but no real...
  • Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says

    07/24/2014 3:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 23, 2014 | Maura Dolan
    Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are "brutal, savage events." "Using drugs meant for individuals with medical needs to carry out executions is a misguided effort to mask the brutality of executions by making them look serene and beautiful — like something any one of us might experience in our final moments," U.S. 9th Circuit Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in a dissent...
  • Must see TV: AZ AG debate Sun. July 20, 5:30 pm

    07/23/2014 6:46:37 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    This brief preview of “Politics Unplugged” gives a hint of the tone of the debate between conservative Attorney General Tom Horne and challenger, Mark Brnovich, recruited by establishment power brokers. Sticking to his script, Brnovich talks about “allegations,” and continually talks over Attorney General Tom Horne. In this TV 3 clip, Horne asks Brnovich, who has referred to himself as a “principled conservative,” why he “contributed to Pete Rios, the leading left-wing champion of illegal immigration, who actually had a bill to give licenses to illegals.”
  • Botched Lethal Injection Takes Nearly Two Hours to Kill Arizona Inmate

    07/23/2014 6:02:06 PM PDT · by lbryce · 101 replies
    A via The Verge ^ | July 23, 2014 | Nathan Ingraham
    An execution taking place in Arizona tonight appears to have gone horribly awry. According to a report from the Associated Press, inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood "gasped and snorted" and was still alive more than an hour after the execution began. Wood was not pronounced dead until 3:49PM MT, one hour and 57 minutes after the beginning of the procedure. Wood's lawyers filed an emergency appeal during the execution, noting that he was "gasping and snorting for more than an hour" but was still alive some 70 minutes after the execution began. The whole process should have taken 10 minutes, Wood's...
  • The Armpit of Academia

    07/21/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Mike Adams
    "'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." - Valerie Solanas.Professor Breanne Fahs is a revolutionary. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Recently, she decided to give extra credit to her female students for "defying social norms" by refusing to shave their armpits. In the name of equality, she also gave her male students an opportunity to earn...
  • The coming progressive schism (Elizabeth Warren, netroots, Hobby Lobby, Hillary and 2016)

    07/19/2014 5:12:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s big trouble in little Progressivetown, folks. That’s trouble with a capital T, which rhymes with We, as in We (meaning Daily KOS) won’t be going to Netroots Nation next year because it’s being held in Arizona. Netroots Nation announced two days ago that Phoenix, Arizona would host its 2015 conference. I wish the conference the best, but it will unfortunately take place without Daily Kos’ attendance or assistance. I made very clear in the wake of Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 that I would not be setting foot in the state, nor spending a dime in it until the...
  • McCain: Had I won in 2000, Iraq War might not have happened

    07/19/2014 10:25:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, made a surprising suggestion Thursday night: If he had been elected in 2000, there might not have been a war in Iraq. The Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, who lost his race for the GOP nomination that year but went on to become his party’s nominee in 2008, made his comments in a far-reaching interview in CNN and National Journal’s “Politics On Tap” event, after this reporter asked him what would be different if he had won either in 2000 or 2008. On 2008, McCain said “national security” would be different, and he delineated...
  • Immigration Reform Opponents Gather at AZ Capitol

    07/18/2014 11:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    KPHO ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Steve Stout
    The Arizona Capitol is expected to be filled with protesters Friday morning as part of a national day of protest against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. As the immigration debate continues to escalate, protesters from Oracle and other parts of Arizona made their way Capitol to protest the arrival of immigrant children from across the border with Mexico. The protesters started gathering about 6 a.m. Friday and also were directing people to a website called Remember1986.com, bringing up past immigration reform in our country's history. A second day of protest was scheduled for the same time Saturday.
  • Campy Ken Bennett: Making all the wrong moves

    07/17/2014 4:19:10 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    Term limited Secretary of State Ken Bennett is one of the pack of six running in the Republican primary for governor. He’s generally regarded as a low-key guy better known for strumming his guitar and making budget presentations using Kleenex boxes, than for the time he served in the state senate from 1998 – 2007. He also gained attention for incidents surrounding verification of Obama’s birth certificate. Not nearly as much for the inquiry itself as for his inane follow-up apology as reported here on KTAR News. Now, as if he isn’t busy enough running a statewide campaign financed by...
  • In new TV ad, Thomas vows to protect Arizona ‘before it’s too late’

    07/17/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    AZ Capitol Times ^ | Ben Giles
    Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, now a GOP candidate for governor, used his first television ad of the election cycle to take on immigration, the “gay lobby” and liberal judges. The 30-second ad, which began airing today on broadcast television statewide, mostly touts Thomas’ attempts at enforcing immigration during his tenure as Maricopa County Attorney. Alongside Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Thomas made a name for himself by taking a hard line against immigration along the Arizona-Mexico border.
  • GOP candidate mistakes YMCA campers for migrant children (Rino Alert)

    07/17/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 5 replies
    Statesman.com (Austin, TX_ ^ | July 16, 2014 | Cox News Desk
    On Tuesday, migrant children from Central America were expected to be bussed into Oracle, and taken to a local shelter. According to this report, Kwasman tweeted from the scene: “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law." He posted the tweet along with an image of a yellow school bus. He later told a reporter that he saw “fear” on the faces of the migrant children on the bus. “This is not compassion,” Kwasman said during the interview. There was only one problem. The children on the school bus were not migrants,...
  • Protests In Arizona Over Immigrant Children Show The Ugly Side Of American Populism

    07/16/2014 7:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | July 16, 2014 | Paul Vale
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW YORK -- Following the noxious scenes in Murrieta, California earlier this month in which women and children from Central American were greeted by flag-waving mobs shouting, "go home" and "you’re not welcome", the ugly face of American populism was given another airing on Tuesday as protesters descended on the small town of Oracle, Arizona, to rally against the transfer of 40 immigrant children to a local academy for troubled youths. Yet unlike in Murrieta, those demonstrating against the arrival of the destitute and vulnerable were met by a counter protest organised by pro-immigrant supporters, with heated exchanges between the...
  • Arizona Protesters Stop Obama Transfer of Illegal Alien ‘Youth’, Amid Concerns About Gang Membership

    07/15/2014 4:41:11 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-15-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Protesters celebrate news that Obama's illegal alien transfer had been aborted (AP)by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsThe spark that citizens in Murrieta lit is spreading.Today citizens in Arizona stopped Obama's "Illegal Alien Express" in its tracksSeveral busloads of illegal alien teenagers from Central America who unlawfully crossed the Texas border will not be dropped off at a southern Arizona facility on Tuesday, a congressman's office said.The office of Rep. Raul Grijalva confirmed reports the children would not be dropped off at Sycamore Canyon Academy in Oracle, Ariz.The buses were facing over 200 protesters who did not want the facility used to house illegal...
  • Sheriff Babeu interview on the protest of illegals in the town of Oracle, AZ (vanity)

    07/15/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 28 replies
    It has been raining hard, with thunder and lightening since 10am this morning in the Oracle area with flash flood alerts. I am 30 minutes away and I was concerned how the protester on our side were doing. They are for the most part senior citizens from the adult community called Saddlebrook, which is nearby, and the citizens of this rural community. Here is the interview with Sheriff Babau with KNST conservative talk host Garrett Lewis: http://www.knst.com/onair/garret-lewis-41270/interview-sheriff-paul-babeau-live-from-oracle-protest-about-illegal-alien-minors-12567556/ Here are the highlights: The sheriff got information about this transfer of illegals from two separate sources. He has not gotten any response...
  • Will Oracle [Arizona] block migrant children, Murrieta style?

    07/15/2014 9:48:35 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    AZ Central | July 15, 2014 | by Laurie Roberts
    According to AZ Central which can't be posted here per copyright complaint, things are about to get ugly, Murrieta-style, in Arizona. A group of citizens in Oracle is planning to try to block the federal government from delivering 40 or more Central American children to a boy's ranch that houses at-risk kids...
  • Arizona ranchers invite Pelosi to tour border

    07/14/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/2014 | Fox & Friends
    Arizona ranchers invite Pelosi to tour border Will House minority leader respond to challenge?
  • Holder: ‘Yes, the Immigration Laws Are Being Enforced’

    07/13/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    NRO - The Corner ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katherine Connell
    Attorney General Eric Holder insists that the the Obama administration is enforcing the country’s immigration laws, as a flood of illegal-immigrant children from Central America pour across the southern border. “Yes, the immigration laws are being enforced,” Holder told ABC correspondent Pierre Thomas in an interview airing on ABC’s This Week Sunday.
  • Illegal Immigration Protesters to Challenge Feds: 'If They Want to Send in SWAT..Let Them Do It'

    07/13/2014 5:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 13, 2014 | Katie McHugh
    The federal government is planning to relocate 40 unaccompanied alien children into an already-packed facility in the Sycamore Canyon Academy that houses wards of the state, according to Robert Skiba of Oracle, Arizona. Emboldened by citizens in Murrieta, California who successfully rebuffed the government’s efforts to dump illegal aliens into their town, Skiba's town has organized a protest for Tuesday morning. “We’re going to mobilize and we're going to do the best we can to stop this from happening,” Skiba said. “We're prepared for whatever happens. If they want to send in the SWAT team, armored cars, helicopters, let them...
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • Arizona -- Front line of the Immigration Battle: Obama Turns America Into Giant Refugee Camp

    07/01/2014 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/01/2014 | Elise Cooper
    In pushing its immigration agenda, the Obama Administration has encouraged thousands of Central American families and unaccompanied children to come to the U.S. illegally The president and others in his administration have tried to spin this recent influx of immigrants as a humanitarian effort to help those fleeing violence, murders, and extortion from criminal gangs in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Yet, how humanitarian is it to drop off numerous unaccompanied children at an Arizona warehouse, or release them into an unknown territory where they can possibly become the victims of predators? American Thinker interviewed Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and...
  • District defends kindergartner's sexual misconduct discipline

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- An assistant superintendent for the Dysart Unified School District defends calling a kindergartner's actions "sexual misconduct." Five-year-old Eric Lopez pulled his pants down on the playground at Ashton Ranch Elementary School last Spring and received a punishment of detention for what the school has deemed sexual misconduct. Eric now has a note that will remain in his permanent file for the duration he attends Dysart schools. His mother was not notified of the incident or the note her son signed in the assistant principal's office until after the fact. District policy states that a parent does not...
  • Sheriff Joe to Obama: Deploy U.S. military to Mexico (Take Poll)

    06/29/2014 8:25:47 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 6/29/14 | WND
    President Obama should deploy the U.S. military across the Mexican border to work bilaterally to curb illegal immigration, declared Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio in a radio interview Sunday. “If we are worried about the danger, then I would send the military across the border, work with their military bilaterally and get the job done,” said Arpaio. “That’s what I would do and we’d clean up this mess.” “Of course, you have to get the Mexican president to OK it,” he added. “I would just go in there and have a few drinks with him and get the job...
  • McCain, Graham Open To Emergency Refugee Program For Immigrant Children

    06/29/2014 1:00:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller / Reuters ^ | June 28, 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Some Congressional leaders are coming out in support of creating an emergency refugee program that they believe would help deal with a massive surge of child immigrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said that establishing refugee application programs in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is “key” to help stem the tide, according to Reuters. Since October, 52,000 Unaccompanied Children, or UACs, have been apprehended at the U.S. border. That is up from 6,000 in 2011. Another 39,000 parents with children have been apprehended as well. The surge has strained resources at the border...
  • M5.2 Earthquake 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM

    06/28/2014 11:07:18 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 53 replies
    USGS Earthquake Site ^ | 2014-06-29 04:59:33 UTC | USGS
    Really strange place for an earthquake. Magnitude is consistent with an underground nuclear test. More at USGS site.
  • US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

    06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - ap
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that...
  • Mexican Army Troops Invading Arizona, Shooting at U.S. Citizens

    06/20/2014 1:33:07 PM PDT · by dvan · 39 replies
    Mexican Army Troops INVADING Arizona, Shooting at U.S. Citizens. According to documentation Mexican Army troops have invaded U.S. soil 300 times challenging the Border Patrol, local citizens and shooting and injuring one person seriously. The accompanying video by Channel4 indicates the seriousness of this situation. The Channel 4 news crew crossed into Sonora Mexico and interviewed the commander of the Mexican Army outpost on the border. The U.S government claims to be investigating these incidents but nothing has been disclosed or resolved.
  • Border agents forced to help deliver baby of illegal immigrant as she crossed the border

    06/19/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 41 replies
    DailyMail ^ | June 19, 2014 | Daily Mail reporter
    Heavily pregnant woman ended up giving birth before she could be taken to hospital SNIP A 27-year-old woman went into labor Wednesday while trying to enter the country through the Port of Lakeville in Arizona. Federal authorities at the southern Arizona crossing ended up having to help deliver the baby. A short time later, she successfully gave birth to a healthy baby boy. The boy will be a United States citizen since he was born on American soil. An ambulance was notified, but the Tohono O'odham tribal member went into labor and required the assistance of U.S. Customs and Border...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Scandal-marred Phoenix VA paid millions in bonuses

    06/17/2014 7:42:53 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 17-June-2014 | FoxNews.com
    The embattled Phoenix branch of the Department of Veterans Affairs apparently has paid out $10 million in bonuses during the past three years, far more than previously reported. The Arizona Republic obtained and published the bonus records after seeking them from the VA for months. The documents showed 4,188 bonuses were paid in that period to more than 2,150 employees.
  • War Over Iraq! Brzezinski and McCain Battle on 'Morning Joe

    06/14/2014 6:04:49 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6-14-2014 | Jeff Dunitz
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/war-over-iraq-brzezinski-and-mccain-battle-morning-joe
  • Az Gov. Jan Brewer To Congress: End 'Unconscionable' And 'Manufactured' Border Crisis

    06/13/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-13-14 | by TONY LEE
    On Thursday evening, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer asked Congress to end the "intentional and unconscionable" humanitarian crisis at the border that the Obama administration has created and ignored. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Brewer mentioned that illegal immigrants are actually flagging down border patrol agents so they can enter the United States, where the Obama administration has led them to believe they will receive amnesty. She said it was also their responsibility to do something about the crisis at the border. "As congressional leaders, you have the ability to...
  • Arizona Man Arrested After Shooting at the Moon, High on Marijuana

    06/12/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 6/11/2014 | Vivian Padilla
    A man was arrested by Prescott Valley police after he shot his handgun in a residence and claimed he was shooting at the moon. On Friday, a 49-year-old woman called police because her boyfriend had fired shots from a handgun and was still armed at the time, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department. Officers arrived at a residence near Robert Road and Loos Drive where they confronted 39-year-old Cameron Read. Read initially refused to leave the residence, but eventually exited and resisted arrest before being taken into custody by force, according to police. The victims told police Read had...
  • FBI investigating bomb explosion at Arizona power plant

    06/12/2014 10:52:42 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    The Washington times ^ | June 11, 2014 | AP
    NOGALES, Ariz. — The FBI is investigating an explosion at a power plant in southern Arizona caused by a makeshift bomb. Nogales police say the explosion Wednesday morning at the UniSource Energy Services Valencia Plant ruptured a diesel storage tank and caused a small spill, but the fuel didn’t ignite. Read more: http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/11/makeshift-bomb-explodes-at-nogales-power-plant/#ixzz34RsZsRse Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Arizona Police Arrest Man for Shooting at the Moon

    06/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Reuters
    Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday. Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet. Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested...
  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • Feds say no end in sight for policy of 'dumping' illegal immigrants in Arizona, Gov. Brewer says

    06/07/2014 8:07:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 7, 2014 | FoxNews
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Friday she is “disturbed and outraged” after she was informed by federal officials that not only has the government been shipping illegal immigrants out of Texas and “dumping” them in her state, it has no plans to stop. “This is a crisis of the federal government’s creation, and the fact that the border remains unsecure – now apparently intentionally - while this operation continues full-steam ahead is deplorable,” she said in a statement.
  • Adoptive Parents Arrested After Abusing, Starving 2 Girls: Arizona Police

    06/08/2014 2:42:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CNN ktla.com ^ | June 8, 2014 | CNN Wire
    Share Update 16 7 A Peoria couple faces felony child abuse charges after two of their adoptive daughters outlined a pattern of ongoing physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their parents that began five years ago as an attempt, the mother said, to “train” the girls to be “loving and nurturing. Johann Glenn Jorg, 61, and his wife, Kimery Lynn Jorg, 53, were arrested Thursday afternoon at their home in the area of the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway and Bell Road in Peoria. Each face four charges of felony intentional child abuse with intent, according to a...
  • Arizona neighborhood terrorized by feral packs of abandoned CHIHUAHUAS

    06/06/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by kingattax · 80 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18 February 2014 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    They may be small and cute, but packs of stray Chihuahuas have been wreaking havoc on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says last year alone it received 6,000 calls from the Maryvale section of Phoenix about abandoned Chihuahuas roaming the streets in the neighborhood and scaring children. ‘We compared the number of calls we got in 2013 from that area to similar areas in town and the calls from Maryvale were three times higher than surrounding areas,’ said Melissa Gable with MCACC. ‘Part of it is these animals aren’t spayed or neutered, so they’re...
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • VA head says 18 veterans left off wait list have died (Phoenix, Arizona)

    06/06/2014 10:47:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PHOENIX — In a new revelation in the growing Veterans Affairs’ scandal, the organization’s acting head says that an additional 18 veterans whose names were kept off an official electronic VA appointment list have died. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said he would ask the inspector general to see if there is any indication those deaths were related to long wait times. If so, they would reach out to those veterans’ families. “I will come personally and apologize to the survivors,” Gibson said Thursday....
  • Buses dropping off scores of immigrants in Arizona

    05/31/2014 1:18:50 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 35 replies
    ABC15 Phoenix ^ | May 30, 2014 | Allison Rodriguez
    HOENIX - After finding out bus loads of undocumented immigrants were being dropped off in Phoenix, many wonder what’s happening to them when they step off the bus. A local organization is helping them by letting them use cell phones to call family in other states so they can get bus tickets out of Phoenix. Many of those bused to Phoenix are families with children. Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials say most are from Central America and were detained in Texas.
  • Arizona Tea Party Holding First State Convention

    05/31/2014 7:41:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Tea Party News Network ^ | May 30, 2014 | TPNN Staff
    Amidst yet another round of media conjectures regarding the demise of their movement, Tea Party groups across Arizona will gather together for a State Convention on May 31st in Phoenix, Arizona, the Valley of the Sun. This event has the political class a little nervous. Apparently, these groups didn’t get the memo that the movement is dead. In fact, they are proving quite the contrary.
  • Watchdog: 115-day appointment wait at Phoenix VA

    05/28/2014 12:00:55 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 28, 2014 | Matthew Daly
    Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veteran Affairs' internal watchdog said Wednesday. The news brought immediate calls for the resignation of Veterans Secretary Eric Shinseki from Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections

    05/28/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 | Aalia Shaheed
    The quest for a perfect body is putting women in Tucson, Ariz., in danger. The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Gun Rights Advocate Who Interrupted Mark Kelly's Gun Control Speech Wins Primary

    05/24/2014 10:51:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014 | by AWR HAWKINS
    On May 20 a gun rights advocate who made a name for himself by interrupting Mark Kelly's gun control speech before the Oregon legislature won the GOP primary to run for the Oregon legislature. The gun rights advocate, Casey Runyan, "interrupted a hearing where Kelly, the husband of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, testified in support of [expanded background checks]." The expanded background checks never reached a floor vote and now Runyan is running for Congress. According to Oregonlive.com, Runyan won the primary by 14 votes. Narrowly beating out Jason Payne, "the Coos County Republican Chairman." The margin of victory...