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US: Arizona (News/Activism)

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  • Trump Rally Tuesday August 22, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix AZ.

    08/16/2017 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 38 replies
    RSBN twitter feed ^ | August 16 2017 | VP Pence
    Trump to rally in Arizona next Tuesday. RSBN will be there. (Copy of press announcement in link)
  • Trump Targets McCain Over Health Vote

    08/15/2017 4:59:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 15, 2017
    President Donald Trump continued his attacks against individual Senate Republicans, criticizing Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) and his pivotal health-care vote at a news conference Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York City.
  • Arpaio asks for conviction to be tossed

    08/15/2017 11:30:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked late Monday for his contempt of court conviction to be tossed or to get a new trial, saying the judge misread the history of the case, that it amounted to double-jeopardy, and that his trial should have been in front of a jury anyway. In two new filings in federal district court in Arizona, Arpaio’s lawyers offered up a number of reasons why the misdemeanor conviction should be tossed. The filings came after President Trump said over the weekend that he is “seriously considering” granting a pardon to Arpaio, an early supporter of his presidential...
  • Shattuck: Pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio the right move

    08/15/2017 5:50:50 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-15-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Arizona’s Joe Arpaio became Maricopa County sheriff in 1993 and thus began the dark ages for the bad guys. “It’s not a country club,” Sheriff Joe said about his jail. He wasn’t kidding. When more room was needed, he did it on the cheap by erecting an infamous “tent city” out in the Arizona heat. In 2003, when inmates complained about temperatures over 100 degrees, Sheriff Joe was unimpressed.
  • President Trump considering August 22 visit to Phoenix (Sheriff Joe pardon announcement?)

    08/14/2017 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 6 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 08/14/2017 | Staff
    PHOENIX - President Trump is another step toward coming back to Phoenix. According to a Phoenix Convention Center spokesperson, they have been contacted by Trump's campaign about availability on Tuesday, August 22. It was reported last week that the Trump campaign team was looking at dates in Phoenix, but the specific date was previously unknown.
  • Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

    08/14/2017 1:51:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 14, 2017 3:30 AM CST | Staff
    TAYLOR, Ariz. (3TV/CBS5) — Health officials are urging people to take precautions after a second Arizona county in two weeks confirmed that fleas in the area have tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague -- the infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages. The fleas in Navajo County were found near the town of Taylor. Health officials have notified the residents whose property will be treated. The area...
  • Trump 'seriously considering' a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    08/14/2017 10:43:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    EXCLUSIVE: President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In his final years as Maricopa County sheriff, Arpaio had emerged as a leading opponent of illegal immigration. “I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” the president said Sunday, during a conversation with Fox News at his club in Bedminster, N.J. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and...
  • McCain Favorability Up to 58% After Healthcare Vote

    08/14/2017 8:14:51 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 36 replies
    Gallup ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Story Highlights Favorability among Democrats up sharply, down among Republicans Highest McCain favorable rating since November 2008 Rare for politician's party base to be less positive than other party WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Arizona Sen. John McCain's favorable rating is 58% after he cast the vote that sank GOP attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That is five points higher than McCain's previous reading from August 2015, with a surge in Democratic favorability more than making up for a decline among McCain's fellow Republicans.
  • 2 Trump backers join Flake opponent Kelli Ward's campaign

    08/11/2017 3:01:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies ^ | 8/11/17 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX — A political operative who helped raise millions of dollars to support President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign is joining the U.S. Senate campaign of former Arizona state Sen. Kelli Ward. Thursday's announcement that Great America PAC founder Eric Beach was joining Ward's primary campaign to unseat Republican Sen. Jeff Flake comes a day after another Trump supporter, Robert Mercer, donated $300,000 to Ward's super-PAC.
  • Former Trump Operatives Sign On With Kelli Ward to Defeat #NeverTrump RINO Jeff Flake

    08/11/2017 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies ^ | Aug 11th, 2017
    The Daily Caller reported: Dr. Kelli Ward, who unsuccessfully challenged Sen. John McCain in the 2016 primaries, is now taking on Sen. Jeff Flake in the 2018 Arizona Senate primary. “I, as well as others, are frustrated with Senator Flake’s weak style,” Ward told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview Thursday. “He hasn’t accomplished a thing in D.C., and his values do not align with the people of Arizona.” Ward is bringing on two political operatives with ties to the president, Eric Beach and Brent Lowder. The two men will serve as general consultants for the campaign, TheDCNF...
  • McCain releases strategy for Afghanistan, preempting and rebuking Trump

    08/10/2017 7:58:43 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 10 2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Sen. John McCain on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase U.S. air and ground forces in Afghanistan that would probably bring some American soldiers closer into harm’s way — a move that in effect rebukes President Trump, who has not yet decided on his preferred way forward in the war. McCain (R-Ariz.) promised to present his plan as an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill, upon his return to Washington in September.
  • Pro-Trump billionaire donates $300,000 to unseat Jeff Flake

    08/10/2017 4:45:59 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Sen. Jeff Flake. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP Jeff Flake is one of the few elected Republicans to publicly break from Donald Trump, denouncing Trump-style populism in his new book and refusing to endorse Trump during the presidential election. Now, Trump-supporting billionaire Robert Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC backing Kelli Ward, one of Flake's Republican primary challengers, Politico's Alex Isenstadt reports. Why it matters: Polls show that Flake is deeply unpopular in Arizona, and Republican primary voters are still overwhelmingly supportive of Trump. The precarious situation Flake finds himself in shows the risks other Republicans will...
  • A Presidential Pardon for America’s Toughest Sheriff?

    08/09/2017 11:06:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | August 9, 2017 | Bob Barr
    While most Americans do not know the name of their local sheriff, they do know the name of Maricopa County, Arizona’s former sheriff – Joseph “Joe” Arpaio. He is known to millions across the country as “America’s toughest sheriff.” To be sure, “Sheriff Joe” is a controversial figure. In his 24 years as Sheriff, he implemented many unconventional, often punitive measures for making sure inmates knew they were serving “hard time.” For example, in 1993 he established a “Tent City” outside the prison to house inmates convicted of crimes, and would remind them when the hot Arizona sun bore down...
  • [BARF ALERT] GERSON: Sen. Flake shows the 'conscience of a conservative'

    08/09/2017 8:09:17 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 12 replies
    Kenosha News ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | MICHAEL GERSON
    <p>That sound you hear is the wall of elected Republican support for Donald Trump beginning to crack.</p> <p>There was Sen. Lindsey Graham warning that firing special counsel Robert Mueller would be “the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.” There was Sen. Charles Grassley warning that if Attorney General Jeff Sessions were fired there is “no way” that the Judiciary Committee would consider a replacement this year. And there was Sen. Ben Sasse warning Trump that if he were considering a recess appointment to replace Sessions, he should “forget about it.” Added Sasse: “The presidency isn’t a bull, and this country isn’t a china shop.”</p>
  • The Common Threads Emerging Among GOP Primary Insurgents

    08/09/2017 4:19:21 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies ^ | 09 Aug 2017
    Republican challengers in intra-party contests embrace Trump, blast lack of legislative progress Nevada businessman Danny Tarkanian announced Tuesday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” that he was launching a 2018 Republican primary challenge against Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.). "We're never going to make America great again unless we have senators in office that fully support President Trump and his America First agenda," Tarkanian said on "Fox & Friends." "That's what's frustrated the people of Nevada so much. Dean Heller has broken one promise after another to the people of Nevada. He promised to repeal Obamacare, and in fact, he voted...
  • Jeff Flake: GOP Should Embrace Pro-Amnesty ‘Autopsy’ Report

    08/08/2017 6:09:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 7, 2017 | Tony Lee
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wants Republicans to embrace the foolish Republican National Committee’s (RNC) “autopsy” report, which was released after Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss and recommended amnesty for illegal immigrants as its only policy solution. Speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Flake said Republicans had to be a “more welcoming party” on immigration and said cutting legal immigration in half, as President Donald Trump proposed last week, is going in the “wrong direction.”
  • Arizona woman becomes 55th sent to death row in US

    08/08/2017 2:53:35 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    MSN AP ^ | August 7, 2017
    PHOENIX — A Phoenix woman sentenced to death Monday in the killing of a 10-year-old cousin who was locked in a small plastic storage box and left to die is one of just dozens of female death-row inmates in the United States. The jury reached the verdict after Sammantha Allen, 29, was convicted in June of first-degree murder and four counts of child abuse in the 2011 killing of Ame Deal, who was punished for stealing an ice pop. Allen held her head in her hand and wept as the verdict was read and later cried and hugged her attorneys...
  • FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Ambush

    08/07/2017 4:00:10 PM PDT · by ptsal · 67 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 07, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    **snip** full title-- EXCLUSIVE: FBI Leaked Classified Flight Plan of AG Loretta Lynch to Set Up Bill Clinton’s Tarmac AmbushFBI agents are pointing their collective finger at Bureau brass for leaking sensitive intelligence to Bill Clinton to set up and stalk former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport tarmac in June 2016.The question is who in the FBI breached and leaked the classified information to the Clintons? Was it fired former director James Comey? Deputy Director Andew McCabe? Or FBI General Counsel James Baker who is believed to be under investigation for leaks. McCabe’s wife...
  • Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP — all the way back to the dawn of birtherism

    08/07/2017 10:18:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 201 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 6, 2017 | Avi Selk
    But Sunday, as he promoted his book on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Flake took his assault on Trumpism back years further — all the way to the pre-dawn of Trump’s political rise, to “when the birtherism thing was going on,” as Flake put it to host Chuck Todd. “Some people did stand up, but not enough,” the senator said. “That was particularly ugly.” “Did you do enough?” Todd asked. Flake smiled. “On that, I think I did.” Flake was a congressman in 2011, when Trump flirted with a presidential run against President Barack Obama. The current president did so “spouting...
  • POLL: #NeverTrumper Republican Jeff Flake Falls to 18 Percent Approval Rating

    08/06/2017 7:36:38 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies ^ | Aug 6th, 2017