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  • Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State

    02/27/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 46 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | February 27, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those familiar with the situation. The incident is raising concerns about the safety of U.S. infrastructure.
  • 30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech (4 days away)

    02/27/2015 5:40:21 AM PST · by Dave346 · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:55 PM ET, Thu February 26, 2015 | Alexandra Jaffe
    A full list of the Democrats who have confirmed they're missing the speech follows: SENATE - 4 members Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) Sen. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) HOUSE - 26 members Rep. Earl Blumenauer (Ore.) Rep. G.K. Butterfield (N.C.) Rep. Andre Carson (Ind.) Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.) Rep. Peter DeFazio (Ore.) Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) Rep. Donna Edwards (Md.) Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.) Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas) Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) Rep. John Lewis (Ga.)...
  • The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas Supporters

    02/27/2015 4:49:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Dem Congressmen Boycotting Netanyahu are the Same Old Hamas SupportersPosted By Daniel Greenfield On February 26, 2015 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments There are a lot of stories about the Dem members of Congress boycotting Netanyahu’s speech. But most of the names on the list are longtime opponents of the Jewish State.The boycott lists consists of two groups. Congressional Black Caucus members who are offended on Obama’s behalf and can smell racism anywhere.The other consists of opponents of Israel.It’s instructive to compare the list of boycotters to the 54 members of Congress who signed...
  • Illegal Alien in National Guard Busted for Aiding Mexican Drug Gangs [ Arizona ]

    02/22/2015 8:17:07 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Radix News ^ | February 22, 2015 | Jim Kouri
    members of the Arizona National Guard, including military recruiters were discovered working as “muscle” and “traffickers” for Mexican drug gangs .. About 12 National Guard were identified as suspects in one of the FBI’s biggest government corruption cases ever, which was almost totally ignored by government officials in Washington and major national news outlets On Friday in federal court, a non-commissioned officer (non-com) with the border-state Arizona’s Army National Guard was sentenced to federal prison for his role in protecting drug traffickers by using his military position to provide security for shipments of cocaine being transported from Mexico into the...
  • (Update: very old case from 2002-2004)BOMBSHELL: Illegal Alien National Guardsman Busted in SI

    02/26/2015 10:53:32 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 18 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Monday, February 23rd, 2015
    While the entire nation focuses on the growing threat of radical Islamic attacks in the West, there’s still an ongoing war on the southern border of the United States and it just got a lot worse. Thanks to Obama’s willingness to allow undocumented illegal immigrants into the U.S. military, a situation bound to happen finally did. A 34-year-old Arizona Army National Guardsman NCO by the name of Raul Portillo was recently busted in an undercover sting and accused of helping Mexican drug cartels safely transport large loads of cocaine and marijuana over the border. Portillo, a man suspected of living...
  • Kansas is poised to ditch requirement for a concealed-carry permit for guns

    02/26/2015 7:22:15 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 25 replies
    KC Star ^ | Feb, 25, 2015
    Kansas appears on the verge of becoming among the most welcoming states to people who want to pack heat. A bill promising Kansans the ability to carry concealed firearms — without taking safety training or weathering the background checks required in most of the country — won initial approval in the state Senate on Wednesday. The change, expected to pass Thursday to a likely receptive House, would make Kansas a “constitutional carry” state. That would mean citizens would not need a permit to carry a hidden gun. The bill would maintain the current permit process for people who want to...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Milky Way Over the Arizona Toadstools

    02/23/2015 4:01:33 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | February 23, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Which is older -- the rocks you see on the ground or the light you see from the sky? Usually it's the rocks that are older, with their origin sentiments deposited well before light left any of the stars or nebulas you see in the sky. However, if you can see, through a telescope, a distant galaxy far across the universe -- further than Andromeda or spiral galaxy NGC 7331 (inset) -- then you are seeing light even more ancient. Featured here, the central disk of our Milky Way Galaxy arches over Toadstool hoodoos rock formations in northern Arizona,...
  • John McCain: ‘I’m Ashamed Of My Country, I’m Ashamed Of My President, I’m Ashamed Of Myself’

    02/22/2015 11:09:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/22/15 | Daily Caller
    Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain said something on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday about the U.S.’s handling of the ongoing standoff between Russia and Ukraine that surprised host Bob Schieffer. “I’m ashamed of my country, I’m ashamed of my president and I’m ashamed of myself that I haven’t done more to help these people,” McCain said. “It is really, really heartbreaking.” McCain was expressing his frustration with how the U.S. and major European powers like France and Germany have failed to stop Russian president Vladimir Putin’s advance on Ukraine. “I believe that German chancellor and president of France legitimized for...
  • 40th makes its return official. Recent deployment has soldiers in seven countries

    02/21/2015 9:52:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA — A time-honored Army tradition officially marked the return of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion to its home post in Arizona Friday morning. Signifying its return, the battalion stood on Brown Parade Field as the unit’s flag, held by Spc. Jessica Mortimer, was uncased and unfurled by the battalion’s commander, Lt. Col. David Thomas, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Reinburg.
  • Elon Musk says he lost a multi-billion-dollar contract when SpaceX didn’t hire a public official

    05/24/2014 7:40:53 AM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 18 replies
    Quartz ^ | May 23, 2014 | Tim Fernholz
    Elon Musk isn’t afraid to shake things up, and he did so again with accusations that US defense contracts awarded to a competitor were the product of corruption. SpaceX, Musk’s orbital transport firm, has been competing for a major contract to put US Air Force satellites in orbit. With a dearth of private investment in space and the end of the US space shuttle program, SpaceX has quickly leapt to the fore of aerospace firms with the help of contracts from NASA to provide re-supply missions to the International Space Station and develop a manned spacecraft to fly astronauts there....
  • Arizona Education Chief Nullifies Federal Food Fundraising Rules

    02/16/2015 6:12:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | February 15, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    A state-level bureaucrat is standing up to the the central government planners is a most unusual way. Arizona’s superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, has informed all school districts in the Grand Canyon State that they have blanket authority to ignore all federal nutrition mandates regulating school fundraisers. "Forcing parents and other supporters of schools to only offer federally approved food and snacks at fundraisers is a perfect example of the overreach of government and intrusion into local control," Douglas said in a statement. "I have ordered effective immediately, that the ADE Health and Nutrition Services division grant exemptions for...
  • On the question of recusal... (Vanity)

    02/16/2015 3:37:31 PM PST · by Strawberry AZ · 1 replies
    Vanity | 02-16-2015 | MJ Alexander (Vanity)
    After two years of watching how‭ ‬one man‭ ‬presides over the‭ ‬Arizona State Senate,‭ ‬I can no longer withhold my opinion:‭ ‬Andy Biggs lacks the courage of his convictions.‭ ‬I refer specifically to his obstruction of Article V legislation that would add Arizona to the growing list of states applying to Congress for a‭ ‬convention to propose amendments to the Constitution.‭ ‬He‭ ‬claims to‭ ‬fear that state legislators‭ ‬– such as himself and‭ ‬89‭ ‬of his closest colleagues‭ ‬-‭ ‬would lose control of the agenda,‭ ‬risking a re-write of‭ ‬the‭ ‬entire Constitution,‭ ‬despite copious‭ ‬and credible‭ ‬evidence‭ ‬dispelling‭ ‬such concerns...
  • GOP cools on Loretta Lynch

    02/16/2015 9:06:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 16, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    President Obama’s pick to serve as the next attorney general is having a hard time finding Republican supporters. To be confirmed by the Senate, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch only needs four Republicans to support her nomination. But it is unclear where those votes will come from. Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) is the only Republican so far who has signaled his intention to vote for Lynch, though several others have spoken favorably about her. But many Republicans are expressing concerns about Lynch's stance on immigration and what they suggest is a lack of “independence" from the White House. Lynch’s confirmation...
  • Boyfriend says Kayla Mueller botched escape plan

    02/16/2015 5:38:34 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 16, 2015 | David K. Li
    The boyfriend of slain American Kayla Mueller nearly saved her life from ISIS — but she foiled her own rescue by failing to lie to the killer terrorists. The Arizona woman’s boyfriend, Syrian photographer Omar Alkhani, said he had pledged to risk his life to save her. Alkhani explained a plan in which, if she were ever taken by ISIS, he would claim to be her Muslim husband and she would be freed, because ISIS will not hold a Muslim man’s wife hostage, according to the Mail on Sunday.
  • McCain, Kaine unveil measure to change war powers

    01/19/2014 4:37:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 3:56 PM EST | Donna Cassata
    Two members of the Senate are pressing for significant changes to how presidents consult with Congress on sending the military into war. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., unveiled legislation on Thursday that would repeal the 1973 War Powers Resolution, often ignored by presidents of both parties, and replace it with a new law that requires greater consultation and a congressional vote within 30 days on any significant armed conflict. …
  • Ted Cruz: Principled Opposition To Rubio Amnesty Bill - [4/25/13]

    02/14/2015 3:50:50 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 20 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz, the boat-rocking limited government constitutional conservative Senator from Texas, provided another one of his patented cross examinations of a smoke-blowing government official at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Cruz, the son of legal immigrants from Cuba, asked Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano about border security measures – the so-called “triggers” – contained in the “Gang of Eight's” immigration bill. Specifically, Senator Cruz asked, “If there are no objective metrics, if it is simply the subjective assessment of a host of factors, how can we have any confidence that the border will be secured and that any...
  • Judge orders civil contempt hearing for Arizona lawman Arpaio

    02/14/2015 8:19:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 37 replies
    YAHOO News | REUTERS ^ | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Controversial Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio and his top lieutenants will face a civil contempt-of-court hearing in April for repeatedly ignoring judicial orders arising from a 2007 racial-profiling case, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow ordered the evidentiary hearing to be conducted after determining there was sufficient evidence to move ahead with the proceeding that could result in penalties against Arpaio, four other individuals, and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
  • Boehner’s Amnesty Advocate Becky Tallent in Talks with Jeb Bush Campaign for Immigration Adviser Gig

    02/13/2015 11:31:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/13/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker John Boehner’s on-staff amnesty advocate Becky Tallent is in talks with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s potential presidential campaign for a job, meaning if she takes it she’d leave Boehner’s office. Tallent is former chief of staff to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)—having personally crafted the amnesty bill McCain and the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) introduced in the twilight years of the George W. Bush administration—and then also worked on immigration policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center. “Jeb’s team is looking to hire Rebecca for policy,” a former George W. Bush White House aide told Breitbart News. “The...
  • Border Patrol Ordered to Release Drunk Drivers, “Allow Them to Go On Their Way”

    02/13/2015 11:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 13, 2015
    The Obama administration has ordered federal agents responsible for protecting one of the nation’s busiest and most crime-infested regions near Mexico to stop apprehending drunk drivers, according to an internal government memo that also concedes an officer that elects to detain them is “acting within the course and scope of his employment.” Obtained by Judicial Watch this week, the notice is titled “Enforcement Options With Alcohol-Impaired Drivers” and directs the 4,000-plus U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson, Arizona sector to “release” individuals under the influence and “allow them to go on their way.” The document acknowledges that this feels...
  • Douglas lashes out after Ducey overturns firings (Common Core in Arizona)

    02/13/2015 10:48:59 AM PST · by ponygirl · 16 replies
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 12 Feb 2015 | Jeremy Duda
    State schools Superintendent Diane Douglas lashed out at Gov. Doug Ducey after he overturned her attempted firing of two state Board of Education employees, accusing him of infringing on her statutory and constitutional duties and of surrounding himself with a cabal of Common Core supporters.Douglas asserted that she has the right to hire or fire Board of Education employees. She noted that a law says the Board of Education can hire staff “on the recommendation” of the superintendent of public instruction. “Governor Ducey apparently views himself as both governor and superintendent of Schools,” Douglas said in a press statement.On Wednesday,...
  • State Senate panel votes to ban gun laws, punish Tucson

    02/13/2015 6:39:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Declaring state law to be above all others, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to both block federal gun laws they believe violate the Second Amendment and punish the city of Tucson for enacting its own restrictions. They also agreed to bar state and local governments from helping any federal agency that collects metadata like phone and email records without a warrant. Any official who cooperated would be forever barred from holding public office. And if that isn’t enough, the same committee declared that county sheriffs are supreme, meaning they can arrest federal officials — including police — who...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Democrats are fighting for Obama, not illegal immigrants

    02/12/2015 12:00:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | S.A. Miller & Stephen Dinan
    Senate Democrats’ filibuster of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would block deportation amnesty is not about the immigration issue but about respecting President Obama, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. “This is not a question of protecting illegal people in our country, it’s a question of respecting the authority of the president of the United States,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, told reporters at her weekly press conference at the Capitol. Current funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out Feb. 27, but Senate Democrats are blocking the spending bill that includes a prohibition...
  • (Arizona Gov.) Ducey to abortion foes: Help needy kids

    02/11/2015 8:53:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    tucson.com ^ | 2.11.2015 | y Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey urged the "faith-based community" and abortion foes to step up to help the state deal with the thousands of children born who now in state care. "I am proudly pro-life" the governor told a rally of members of the anti-abortion Center for Arizona Policy. "And I look forward to working with you on those issues." But Ducey said there are things that need to happen. "We have 16,900 children that are now outside of the womb and are wards of the state," he continued. "And I'm asking for your help as an organization, the faith-based...
  • ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in America-Marking territory

    02/10/2015 5:27:30 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dawn Perlmutter
    ‘ISIS Is Here’: Islamic State Graffiti in AmericaPosted By Dawn Perlmutter On February 10, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 6 Comments On February 4, 2015 the head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division, Michael Steinbach said that the FBI has seen children as young as 15 recruited by the Islamic State aka ISIS, ISIL. Two days later FBI Director James Comey said there are open cases looking into individuals who may be connected to ISIS in every state in the Union except Alaska. Evidence of the Islamic State’s successful recruiting efforts in America is literally written on...
  • Club for Growth: John McCain may face conservative primary challenger

    02/04/2015 5:09:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 2/3/15 | Linda Feldmann
    Washington — John McCain might want to watch his back. The Republican senator from Arizona says he’s leaning toward running for reelection next year. And if he does, the Club for Growth is on the case. The club is famous for backing successful conservative primary challengers to more-moderate Republicans, such as Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana in 2012. Two conservative House Republicans are eyeing a possible challenge to Senator McCain, and the club’s new president sounds interested. “We will watch that carefully,” David McIntosh, the new president of the Club for Growth, told reporters Tuesday at a breakfast hosted...
  • Ron Paul: A border fence might be used to keep Americans from fleeing to Mexico, or something

    09/08/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    And now for a lighter moment from last night’s debate, or at least the weirdest moment. Jim Hoft calls this Ron Paul’s Checkpoint Charlie moment, but it’s really more like an apex of Paul’s paranoid band of libertarianism. In this exchange, Paul opposes building a border fence because he doesn’t believe it represents American values, which is a fair enough argument that one usually hears from Democrats. He then tips over into hilarity when he suggests that the US government might use it to stop Americans from fleeing to, er, Mexico:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I immediately noted on...
  • Ron Paul: Border Fence Will Be Used To 'Keep Us In'

    09/08/2011 3:21:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 67 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul has a problem with the idea of a U.S. border fence.“The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border,” the congressman noted. “A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about.” “Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think it’s a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people...
  • Ariz. Sheriff: Up To 30% of Illegal Aliens Caught at Border Have Criminal History in U.S.

    02/03/2015 11:59:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 3, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) -- Speaking before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue of illegal immigration, Sheriff Paul Babeu, from Pinal County, Ariz., said up to 30 percent of the roughly 120,000 illegal aliens apprehended every year at the southwest U.S. border around his county have some kind of criminal record in the United States, adding that “the border is not more secure than ever” as President Barack Obama has stated. Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr) He also said the situation is so lawless in some areas it is like a war-zone on American soil, where “local law enforcement...
  • Apple announces $2B global command center in Arizona

    02/02/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 52 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 2, 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Apple will build a $2 billion global command center in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced Monday. The new facility is expected to employ 150 full-time Apple employees and will hire 300 to 500 construction and trade jobs, according to a news release from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. The tech giant said it would be one of the largest investments it has ever made. Apple has pledged to completely power the facility with renewable energy, building out solar projects in the process. "This multibillion-dollar project is one of the largest investments we've ever made, and when completed it will add over...
  • Arizona measles exposure worries parents of at-risk kids

    02/01/2015 9:27:33 AM PST · by azkathy · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 01-31-2015 | Elizabeth Cohen and Debra Goldschmidt
    Eli Jacks is too young to be vaccinated; his sister has leukemia Measles cases that have spread to Arizona have put the children at risk (CNN)Anna Jacks checks her baby's forehead over and over again. Is he hot? Does he have a rash? Is his nose still runny? Her son has been sick before, but this time it's different: Last week Eli was at a Phoenix Children's Hospital clinic with a woman who had the measles, which spreads easily from person to person. Now he's showing signs of the virus, such as runny nose and cough and fatigue. At 10...
  • McCain: Palin would ‘do great’ as presidential candidate

    01/30/2015 9:40:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    How would Sarah Palin do if she decides to run for president? According to her former top-of-the-ticket running mate, quite well. "She's very interesting. And I'm sure she'd do great," Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Washington Post Wednesday in a brief interview. After the 2008 presidential election, McCain has consistently praised Palin, despite her clash with his campaign team. Palin has also defended McCain. The former Alaska governor campaigned for the senator in his 2010 reelection bid....
  • Cruz: ‘In Effect, They Are Counterfeiting Immigration Papers’

    01/30/2015 9:06:12 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    CNS ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    - 4:42 PM (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said Thursday that contrary to what attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch said in her confirmation hearing on Wednesday that illegal aliens do not have a right to work in the United States and that by printing work authorizations for them the Obama administration is effectively “counterfeiting immigration papers.” CNSNews asked asked Cruz: Do you believe illegal aliens should have a right to work in the United States as Loretta Lynch told Senator Sessions? Cruz responded: Federal law is unequivocal. Those who are present in this country illegally are barred from working....
  • Days before Super Bowl, Arizona gets the measles

    01/29/2015 11:03:48 AM PST · by george76 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jan. 29, 2015 | Fred Imbert
    Health officials in Arizona, host state of Sunday's Super Bowl, have asked people who may have been exposed to measles to isolate themselves ... Seven cases have been confirmed and 1,000 people across three counties may have been exposed .. Two of the seven confirmed cases are in Maricopa County, which is hosting the NFL championship game, the county's health department confirmed Tuesday. Because the highly contagious virus can linger in the air for two hours, health officials have asked those who may have been exposed to avoid doctors' offices, emergency rooms or urgent-care centers
  • Sierra Vista has state's cheapest insurance. Local average at $990 per year

    01/28/2015 6:11:52 AM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — A recent study by a New York-based personal finance research firm has found that Sierra Vista residents pay the lowest homeowners insurance premiums in the state. With an average annual premium of $990, Sierra Vistans pay a full 23 percent less than the state average of $1,275 for a $200,000 house, according to the study by ValuePenguin.
  • Deport 2 Manchuria’: Republican Delegates Boo McCain In HIS HOME State [VIDEO]

    01/26/2015 7:17:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/15 | Scott Greer
    Sen. John McCain didn’t quite receive a warm welcome when he spoke before a Arizona Republican Party committee meeting Saturday, with several GOP delegates booing and turning their backs on him during his speech. According to the Arizona Daily Independent, the only members of the audience who showed any appreciation for McCain were a “mostly silver-haired faction” and outside supporters reportedly brought in to cheer him on. However, some attendees claimed to The Arizona Republic that only a few booed the senator and nearly everyone there seemed to love him. But video and images of the event show a sizable...
  • Super Bowl's Arizona host may be on the hook for millions

    01/26/2015 5:47:34 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/15
    ....the mayor of Glendale, Arizona - home to Super Bowl XLIX - is questioning the money-making potential of this year's big game, CBS News' David Begnaud reports. "I think if you looked in the till at the end of the day, I think you'll have less money in it than came in," said Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers. Weiers suspects that when the sun sets on Super Bowl XLIX, the only real loser may be his city. "I'm sure that we're going to spend $3 million," Weiers said. "I would hope, in tax revenues, that we can actually account for well...
  • EXCLUSIVE:SEN.JOHN MCCAIN CALLED A WAR MONGREL, BOOED (AT BY DISRUPTORS AT THE EVENT) EXTREME REPUBL

    01/25/2015 9:49:06 AM PST · by AZHSer · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | Progressive Jessica Merrow Videos via ADELLE NAZARIAN
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who is considered one of the most outspoken members of Congress, was booed and called a “war mongrel” during a GOP meeting in Arizona on Saturday.
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • Employee killed in shooting at Mesa QuikTrip

    01/23/2015 8:52:19 AM PST · by ponygirl · 30 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | 1/22/15 | azfamily.com
    MESA, Ariz. -- An employee at a QuikTrip convenience store was shot and killed early Thursday morning, according to police. The QT is located at Stapley Drive and Broadway Road. The shooting was followed by a high-speed chase for about 25 miles from Mesa to southwest Phoenix as police tried to capture the shooting suspect. They said a witness had flagged them down at the QT. Apolinar Altamirano, 29, of Mesa, was taken into custody at 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road. Police said Altamirano shot the clerk because he didn't think he was getting his cigarettes fast enough. Altamirano reportedly...
  • Dangerous bee hives provide rich harvest of honey

    01/21/2015 10:03:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Shar Porier
    MCNEAL — Once it housed soldiers stationed at Fort Huachuca, then it was moved to McNeal and was filled with the sounds of happy feet dancing and the chattering of ladies at coffee cloches. Now abandoned, there are new inhabitants that really are no fun — killer bees. The irritable, six-legged flying pollinators have been in the building on Frontier Road for a number of years, tending huge honeycombs and creating problems for those who walk their dogs, ride horses or just take a morning stroll. If one puts out nectar for the hummingbirds and orioles in spring within the...
  • Canal Murders: Suspect arrested more than 20 years later

    01/18/2015 5:13:46 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.fox10phoenix.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | unknown
    For the third day in a row, detectives combed through mounds of trash and other items at the Phoenix home of the canal murders suspect Bryan Patrick Miller. Because of the hoarding like conditions, that process will take several more days. And as all this police work continues we're learning more about Miller's violent past and several run-in's with the police. Miller was arrested last week in connection with the brutal murder of two women in Phoenix in the early 90's. Court documents reveal details about two other stabbing incidents involving weapon taking place before and after those canal murders....
  • Phoenix woman dies after giving birth to quadruplets

    01/18/2015 10:21:03 AM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | January 17, 2015
    PHOENIX -- A woman died hours after giving birth to quadruplets at a Phoenix hospital, a close friend of the family said Saturday. Erica Morales, 36, never got to hold her newborns before she passed away early Friday morning after a C-section surgery at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Nicole Todman said. "They were transporting her from the surgery to whatever room, and she was still unconscious at that point. So, no, she never got to see them," Todman said. Morales was about seven months into her pregnancy when she delivered three girls and one boy Thursday, according to Todman....
  • Civics - A Great Step In Arizona

    01/17/2015 10:06:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2015 | Hank Adler
    It has been reported that David Bradley, a Democratic State Senator from Arizona, commented on his vote against Arizona's new law requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation: "My point now is tests don't make citizens, citizens are tested by their actions."We should be hopeful that State Senator Bradley is not asked to vote on written portion of drivers' license tests or just about anything else where a test is required to get a license. Ignorance may be bliss for individuals on individual issues. Ignorance of civics by what may be a majority of...
  • Arizona Passes Law Requiring Students to Pass Civics Test

    01/16/2015 7:02:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 15, 2015
    Arizona became the first state in the nation on Thursday to enact a law requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test on civics before graduation, giving a boost to a growing nationwide effort to boost civics education. Both the Arizona House and Senate quickly passed the legislation on just the fourth day of the legislative session, and newly elected Republican Gov. Doug Ducey signed it into law Thursday evening. The swift action in Arizona comes as states around the country take up similar measures. Arizona's law requires high school students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions...
  • Freep a poll!( require high school students to pass a civics test to earn a diploma?)

    01/16/2015 3:30:27 AM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    azfamily.com ^ | 1-15-14 | azfamily.com
    Should Arizona require high school students to pass a civics test to earn a diploma? yes no
  • Obama Heckled During Arizona High School Speech [VIDEO]

    01/08/2015 11:32:42 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    During a speech on the middle class and housing at a Phoenix, Arizona high school, President Obama was heckled by a member of the audience. (VIDEO: Christie Shouts Down Heckler: ‘Sit Down and Shut Up!’) Halfway through Obama’s speech at Central High School, considered part of a pre-State of the Union tour to sell his policies, the heckler began yelling. “Is this about housing?” Obama asked, before the shouting stops. WATCH: (starting at 58:21) It’s difficult to make out what the heckler was yelling about in the official White House video, but local media indicate that she was shouting something...
  • (Sasquatch Family on AZ Highway?) 'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras

    01/06/2015 7:53:28 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 5, 2015 | ABC News
    'Mysterious Beasts' Spotted by Arizona Highway Cameras A suspicious pack of what appeared to be a group of large animals has sparked a viral debate about a possible sasquatch sighting in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Transportation was behind the latest announcement -- and conspiracy theories began to grow after they posted a photo from a highway patrol camera. It wasn't Big Foot enthusiasts reading too deeply into a suspicious photo; the government officials were the ones to suggest that something sinister -- and mysterious -- was going on. "We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260...
  • Arizona told to stop prosecuting job-seeking immigrants

    01/05/2015 8:45:18 PM PST · by Boomer · 27 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was using that law to justify workplace raids, more than 80 since the Arizona Legislature passed the law in 2008. Those raids rolled up nearly 800 men and women, charged with felonies for seeking employment while they were in the country illegally. It was unclear how many of them were convicted or deported. But federal law explicitly says seeking employment is not a crime, no matter a person’s immigration status. A group of immigration rights organizations sued Arizona, the county and Arpaio. On Monday, the plaintiffs prevailed, at least for now.
  • The Boehner for speaker whip count [14 against so far]

    01/05/2015 11:10:43 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 486 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2015 | By Aaron Blake
    ~~snip~~ Voting against Boehner (10) Gohmert* Yoho* Rep. Steve King (Iowa) Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.)* Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) (freshman) Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.)* Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) (freshman) Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.)* Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) Said prior to 2014 election that they would vote against Boehner (2) Rep. Jody Hice (Ga.) (freshman) Rep. John Ratfliffe (Tex.) (freshman) Voted against Boehner in 2013/haven't weighed in (2) Rep. Steve Pearce (N.M.) (spokesman says he's "undecided") Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) Voted against Boehner in 2013/will support him (3) Rep. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Rep. Raul Labrador (Idaho) Rep....
  • More Republicans Say They Won’t Support Boehner For Speaker

    01/04/2015 4:51:42 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Alex Pappas
    week’s vote. The latest Republican to announce plans to oppose Boehner is Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, who made public his intentions in a Sunday evening statement. “Trust is a series of promises kept; my vote for new leadership reflects a promise I made to voters when they elected me,” Gosar said. “I cannot stand beside the same leadership that has offered up bills too large to read, used parliamentary tricks to bring bills to the floor and has refused to take swift action against the president and his administration’s unconstitutional actions.” The official speaker’s election is set for Tuesday, when...