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  • A new voice for conservatism

    03/27/2017 2:36:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 12 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 24 | George Will
    Today's governor, Doug Ducey, is demonstrating the continuing pertinence of the limited-government conservatism with which Sen. Goldwater shaped the modern GOP, after himself being shaped by life in the leave-me-alone spirit of the wide open spaces of near-frontier Arizona. Last year, Ducey, now 52, told National Review, "If you want to learn something new, you need to read something old. As Barry Goldwater wrote in 'Conscience of a Conservative,' 'My aim is not to pass laws, it’s to repeal them.' " Ducey was preaching what he already had practiced. He took office in January 2015, as the Super Bowl was about...
  • John McCain Begs President Trump For a One-On-One Meeting (POTUS shuns backstabbing traitor)

    03/27/2017 12:15:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 74 replies
    It certainly appears as if the political career and legacy of neocon traitor John McCain, is starting to crumble all around him. Having rode the wave of being a Vietnam POW almost all the way to the Oval Office but falling short, the twilight of McCains career has been marked nothing but scandals, and he has been reduced to little more than a talking head most recently associated with spouting baseless Russian connections against the President. Having failed miserably in each of his attempts to discredit Trump, including allegedly being the source who passed the fake Russian dossier to the...
  • Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol

    03/26/2017 7:44:35 PM PDT · by flamberge · 84 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Sunday, March 26, 2017 | Stephen Lemons
    Lemons: Gun-Totin' Left-Wingers Demonstrate at the Arizona Capitol: Is Bloodshed on the Horizon? By Stephen Lemons Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 7:15 a.m. Phoenix New Times =================================== Hey, lefties with guns, that's cool. At least, that was my first impression upon seeing about 40 or so assorted anarchists, Brown Berets, and members of a group calling itself the Phoenix John Brown Gun Club across the street from the state Capitol, openly armed to the proverbial teeth. I was late to the pro-Trump "Make America Great Again" march, which began at Cesar Chavez Plaza after some confusion about the demonstration's...
  • Is McCain Beyond His Prime?

    03/25/2017 11:01:12 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    National Interest ^ | March 21, 2017 | Doug Bandow
    Doug Bandow March 21, 2017 TweetShareShare Printer-friendly version Sen. John McCain has the reputation of a foreign-policy maven. He pays attention to little other than foreign affairs. When he ran for president in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis, he admitted that he didnt know much about economics, which helped doom his candidacy. Unfortunately, he shows no greater sophistication when it comes to his favorite topic. Nor does he brook disagreement, even if well founded. In his view, those who disagree with him are little better than traitors. Especially Americans who believe that Senator McCains most important duty is...
  • Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County

    03/23/2017 8:57:27 AM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 20 replies
    US Census Bureau ^ | March 23, 2017 | US Census Bureau
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016, More Than Any Other County March 23, 2017 Maricopa County, Ariz., replaced Harris County, Texas, as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. Harris County was the largest numeric gainer for eight years in a row. Maricopa County gained 81,360 people between July 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016, or about 222 people per day, while the nation's second-largest population gainer, Harris County, gained 56,587 people, or about 155 people per day...
  • Now, a US billboard shows Trump with swastika-like symbols

    03/21/2017 9:26:46 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Agencies
    Now, a US billboard shows Trump with swastika-like symbols March 22, 2017 09:37 IST A new billboard in Phoenix that depicts United States President Donald Trump as Hitler surrounded by dollar sign swastikas is raising some eyebrows.Artist Karen Fiorito reportedly designed the billboard on Grand Avenue which shows Trump and red nuclear explosions surrounded by the hate symbols.IMAGE: The billboard on Grand Avenue shows Trump with the swastikas. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images Unsurprisingly, the post has attracted mixed reactions.Some people thought this was a fair use of artistic expression and an important warning whereas others thought it was completely out of line and disrespectful to...
  • Trump's US-Mexico border wall gives Arizona town a sense of worry and hope

    03/21/2017 9:24:21 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/21/2017 | Meghan Keneally JESSICA HOPPER
    John Ladd has seen just about every incarnation of the border fence separating his cattle ranch in Arizona from Mexico.
  • Chandler Police Arrest 4 Suspects In Menorah Into Swastika Vandalism (AZ)

    03/20/2017 12:00:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 17 replies
    Arizona Daily Independent ^ | 3/18/2017 | ADI News Services
    In the early morning of December 30, 2016, the Chandler Police Department received a call from the residents of 4600 block of West Boston Street regarding First Degree Trespass and Aggravated Criminal Damage. The homeowner placed a Menorah in their front yard to celebrate Hanukkah. Sometime during the night the Menorah, which is approximately eight feet in height and constructed out of PVC pipe, was reconfigured into a swastika. On March 17, 2017, Chandler Police Department arrested four suspects in connection with this case. One adult male suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Clive Jamar Wilson.
  • Conservative Commentator Tomi Lahren on Defense After Making Pro-Choice Comments

    03/19/2017 3:41:00 PM PDT · by drewh · 70 replies
    ABC Arizona 15 ^ | 12:04 PM, Mar 19, 201 | Justin Boggs
    omi Lahren, a host on the conservative network The Blaze, has faced some backlash in recent days after saying she supports a women's choice to have an abortion during Friday's episode of the ABC show "The View." Lahren's stance on abortion differs from President Donald Trump, who Lahren supported in the recent election. During the 2016 campaign, Trump vowed to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court justice. "I am a constitutional (conservative)," Lahren said. "I am someone that loves the constitution and someone for limited government, so I can't stand here and be a hypocrite and say I am for limited...
  • Anti-Trump billboard artist receives death threats (Karen Fiorito)

    03/19/2017 11:01:03 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    The Arizona Republic | March 18, 2017 | Megan Janetsky and Conner Borgelt
    Link only per agreement with Gannett.
  • Resist: Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona Goes Heavy On The Nazi Imagery

    03/18/2017 6:45:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/18/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Progressives eat up the Trump=Hitler narrative to the point where there is a billboard in downtown Phoenix, which is heavy on such imagery. Santa Monica-based activist Karen Fiorito designed the billboard, which has the president in between two nuclear explosions and dollar signs imitating swastikas used by the Nazi Party. Fiorito says shes worried about money and politics, along with the direction of the country under Trump. Yeah, that goes for you and every other voter who cast a ballot for a losing candidate in a presidential election. The back of Fioritos billboard shows a bunch of hands using sign...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

    03/18/2017 7:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly announced their newest spinoff, Arizona Coalition for Common Sense, which will be in place to push more gun control on Arizonans. The Arizona Coalition for Common Sense follows the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, the latter of which is currently fighting for a gun ban for military veterans. Giffords and Kellys main gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), is currently fighting against national reciprocity for law-abiding citizens and is also fighting against deregulation of firearm suppressors for law-abiding citizens. As part of their fight against suppressors, ARS suggests the devices do...
  • TRENDING: Universities teach students and employees to yell Ouch! when they are offended

    03/16/2017 8:59:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 16, 2017 | William Nardi
    University of Arizona wants to maximize free speech in the classroom The correct way to tell a classmate he said something offensive is to say ouch, and his correct response, oops. The University of Arizonas College of Humanities is offering such suggestions to faculty in a new 20-page handbook titled Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Classroom, credited to Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Jess Trevio.
  • Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on AG Lynch and Bill Clintons Tarmac Meeting in June

    03/16/2017 5:05:40 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for records on Loretta Lynch and Bill Clintons meeting on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. According to Judicial Watch: (Washington DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agency failed to respond to a...
  • Senile McCain On Rand Paul: The Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin

    03/15/2017 2:13:52 PM PDT · by nodwam · 80 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 03/15/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Senator McCain said Rand Paul is now working for Vladimir Putin because Paul objected on the floor to Ukraine joining NATO. McCain, the notorious war hawk that never saw a rebel group he didnt want to arm or a country he didnt want to bomb, was in disbelief that a United States senator would not want to escalate tensions with Russia by bringing in Ukraine to NATO. Watch below:
  • Faculty guide: Make class a 'safe space' with 'oops/ouch' method

    03/14/2017 8:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 14, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A University of Arizona classroom dialogue guide encourages professors to use the Oops/ouch method, where students who are offended in class say ouch and the offender responds with oops. The guide, published by the Office for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, provides outlines for how to encourage discussion about diversity in the classroom, explaining that diversity poses both challenges and opportunities for a college campus.
  • Breaking Arizona Legislature Passes Convention of States Resolution

    03/13/2017 4:06:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    westernfreepress.com ^ | 3/13/17 | David Leeper
    After several years of trying, the Arizona State Legislature has just joined 8 other states in passing a Convention of States Resolution calling for a convention to propose amendments to the US Constitution. Today the AZ Senate joined the House in voting for this resolution. The called-for amendments proposals convention will be mujch more than an academic debate and an appeal as a supplicant to the US Congress. Article V (Part 2) of the US Constitution gives state legislatures the power to amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. Yes,...
  • Phoenix Diverting Money From Schools to Large Developers

    03/11/2017 6:22:09 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 7 replies
    Email Public Message ^ | 03/11/17 | Sal DiCiccio
    For years, the City of Phoenix has been quietly diverting money away from schools and giving it to large developers for projects like new apartments. It's plain and simple corporate welfare and I've consistently voted against this practice. This tax transfer is called a GPLET. (Government Property Lease Excise Tax) Worse yet, as the Mayor and Council voted to take these needed monies from schools, they also set up a "lease scheme" allowing Phoenix to profit. See my report below on how Phoenix profited by approximately $45 million while denying schools of critical funding.
  • McCain: Americans 'should demand' Trump prove wiretapping claims

    03/07/2017 7:04:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 151 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 6, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    While speaking with reporters on Monday, McCain bashed the White House for refusing to share more information regarding how Trump came to his conclusion. . . . "I have never heard of a president of the United States accusing his predecessor or any other president of the United States of violating the law," McCain said.
  • Arizona Mayor Says Trumps Wall Would Be Slap In The Face To Mexican Neighbors

    03/06/2017 4:46:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    Officials in one Arizona border town are opposed to President Donald Trumps border wall to restrict illegal immigration. A wall would only represent a slap to the face of our Mexican neighbors, John Doyle, mayor of border town Nogales, Ariz., told USA TODAY. It sends the wrong signal to the rest of the world. Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, are separated currently by a largely ineffective border fence. Many on the U.S. side of town, including county sheriff Tony Estrada, have friendships and familial ties across the border.
  • Just horsin' around

    03/05/2017 1:14:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    FORT HUACHUCA Childhood memories of days spent on the rodeo circuit came to Private 2nd Class Christopher Dunn and Private First Class Tracer McClinton on Saturday. The pair stationed on Fort Huachuca for Advanced Individual Training, or AIT were among 100 people who attended the Cochise College Rodeo that afternoon.
  • Tucson PD Evicts Border Patrol Agents Trying to Catch Illegal Escapee

    03/05/2017 9:19:02 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Observer ^ | 03/04/2017 | Ken Kurson
    A skirmish has broken out in Tucson as one law enforcement agency has barred another from carrying out its mission. The blue-on-blue battle reflects nationwide concern over just how far various policing bodies will go to enforce the nations laws and policies toward immigrants. *snip* According to a previously unreported posting on the Border Patrol Agency Facebook wall, the Tucson Police not only declined to help Border Patrol but actually evicted them from the Tucson Police Department, where theyd established a task force to try to track down the escapee.
  • March 4 Trump Rally - Phoenix - After Action Report

    03/04/2017 2:09:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 10 replies
    3-4-17
    Good turn out, I'd say crowd was between 1200-1400. I counted exactly 14 Liberal protesters. More guns than protestors were there. Lol AZ State Treasurer DeWitt spoke. He was Trump's man in AZ and was in for Trump early. He could (should) challenge Flake next year for the Senate seat. Lots of cops with heavy weaponry, Impressive. MAGA!!
  • Judge, not jury will decide in Arpaio criminal contempt case

    03/02/2017 3:04:35 PM PST · by Coronal · 48 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | Mar 2, 2017 | Joe Enea
    PHOENIX - A judge, not a jury will decide guilt or innocence in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal contempt case. The order issued Wednesday by United States District Court Judge Susan Bolton grants the government's request for a trial in front of a judge. Arpaio requested a jury to decide whether he should be convicted of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case.
  • Fort to host two-day rodeo

    03/02/2017 8:29:31 AM PST · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    ORT HUACHUCA Cochise College and Fort Huachuca MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) will kick off a two-day rodeo starting Saturday at the Wren Arena. The community colleges rodeo team is one of several teams to represent a community college within the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, or NIRA consisting of mostly of university level rodeo teams.
  • McCain, Graham to appear at CNN town hall

    03/01/2017 8:21:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) – Just five weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have already proven to be major headaches for the new President. While many of their Republican colleagues in Congress have worked to make inroads with the new administration, hoping to capitalize on GOP control over two branches of government, the two senators have repeatedly broken with the White House. McCain has accused Trump of running an "administration in disarray." Graham called his budget proposal "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. Now, the two are set to make their case to a national audience...
  • TEACHER AT JEWISH SCHOOL RESIGNS OVER RACIAL REMARKS ON TWITTER

    02/28/2017 9:14:42 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    An Arizona teacher of 12 years resigned after comments she made on Twitter involving immigration. Former Pardes Jewish Day teacher Bonnie Verne submitted her resignation Monday night after tweets surfaced indicating that illegal immigrants should be killed. In one tweet she wrote, "Why deport them - just kill them." She responded to another Twitter user with "Ha ha ha you must want to be raped by a Muslim." According to the Washington Jewish Week, Verne was responding to a tweet with a man holding a sign that read, "Deport illegal aliens."
  • Arizona House speaker won't hear controversial bill about rioting

    02/27/2017 3:31:41 PM PST · by Coronal · 9 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - The speaker of the Arizona House said Monday he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges. The measure passed last week by the Senate drew nationwide attention because it added rioting to the organized crime statutes and said an overt act isn't needed to prove conspiracy to riot. That attention led Speaker J.D. Mesnard to decide Monday to kill it for the session.
  • Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

    02/27/2017 12:48:09 PM PST · by Innovative · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb. 27, 2017 | Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott
    Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington.
  • McCain Cuts Off Questions About $1M Saudi Donation To McCain Institute

    02/27/2017 9:39:28 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Published on Feb 25, 2017 LIKE | COMMENT | SUBSCRIBE McCain Cuts Off Questions About $1M Saudi Donation To McCain Institute
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers Arrest Escaped Fugitive

    02/26/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 26, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizonas Lukeville Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old man on Feb. 21 wanted in the state of Washington for escape from community custody. Zeferino Alaniz Balderas was a passenger in vehicle returning from Puerto Penasco, Mexico. When officers asked both occupants for identification, Balderas stated that his identification had been stolen. As a result, officers directed the driver to a secondary inspection area.
  • [Maricopa County AZ] Sheriff Penzone backtracks on releasing undocumented inmates

    02/26/2017 6:26:54 AM PST · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    12 News ^ | Feb 24th, 2017 | Brahm Resnik, KPNX
    PHOENIX - After releasing at least 58 undocumented inmates over the last week, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone reversed course Friday night and allowed federal immigration authorities to pick up inmates inside his jails. The undocumented inmates were being held on charges ranging from assault to extreme DUI. Many are immediately deportable under new priorities set by President Donald Trump. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said five of the released inmates had been arrested. Even Penzone conceded the released inmates could be a danger to the community. "That does not make me feel good," the sheriff said in an interview...
  • Weekly Update: Sanctuary City Outrage

    02/25/2017 10:19:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 24, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens Veteran Prosecuted for Posting American Flag on Veterans Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day Participate in CPAC With Us Sanctuary City Update: Arizona Sheriff Releases Hundreds of Criminal Illegal Aliens A crackdown on dangerous sanctuary policies for illegal immigrants cant come a moment too soon. As with our most recent court challenge to San Francisco, Judicial Watch has been a leader (and often the only) legal opponent to sanctuary policies that ignore federal and state laws concerning illegal immigration at the expense of the publics safety, the rule...
  • ICE deports man wanted in Mexico for murder

    02/25/2017 3:18:03 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    ICE ^ | 02/22/2017 | ICE Newsroom
    PHOENIX - A previously deported Mexican man wanted in his native country for aggravated homicide was removed Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Servando Camacho-Velazquez (aka El Baron), 47, was transferred to the custody of representatives from Mexicos Procuraduria General de la Republica (PGR) and Mexican immigration officials by ERO officers at the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales. Camacho-Velazquez is named in an arrest warrant issued Nov. 4, 2015, by a judge in Hermosillo, Mexico. Camacho-Velazquez most recently entered ICE custody Feb. 16 after serving 18 months in the Arizona...
  • Study clears minefield for use

    02/24/2017 9:46:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    FORT HUACHUCA -- A feasibility study of the Airport Minefield property on Fort Huachuca states that no further action is needed to allow the site to be utilized. Public comment on the report and a public meeting to discuss its findings are being sought by the U.S. Army as it decides a final remedy for the one-quarter acre parcel where unexploded ordnance was first found in 1987.
  • John McCains 1969 Tokyo Rose Propaganda Recording Released [The Songbird Sings]

    02/23/2017 10:47:49 AM PST · by kiryandil · 44 replies
    TruNews/National Archives ^ | August 5, 2016 | John "The Songbird" McCain
  • Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 Criminal Illegal Immigrants Every 10 Days

    02/22/2017 9:43:32 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 02/22/17 | Judicial Watch
    An average of 400 criminal illegal immigrants are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizonas most populous county, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch, many of them violent offenders. Its part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzones new policy to protect illegal aliens, even those who have committed serious state crimes, from deportation. Under a longtime partnership between the county and the feds, the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was notified when aliens unlawfully present with additional Arizona charges were released from the Maricopa County Jail, which is one of...
  • 'I view it more seriously than Orlando or San Bernardino': Russian hacking ...says John McCain (tr)

    02/20/2017 9:15:16 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 116 replies
    John McCain is criticizing President Donald Trump's immigration ban, statements on torture, and attacks on the press while also pledging to investigate any possible ties the commander-in-chief and his administration may have to Russia and Vladmir Putin. In an interview with New York Magazine, Senator McCain reveals that after President Trump defeated Hillary Clinton back in November he was fully prepared to back his fellow party member, despite the pair's contentious relationship in the past. However he quickly found himself at odds with the billionaire businessman. The 80-year-old war hero saves his harshest words however for Russia and leader Vladmir...
  • BLM Agent Daniel P. Love Named in Investigation [ Cliven Bundy family and more ]

    02/20/2017 6:36:29 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    The truth is being revealed, as we all prayed that it would. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Agent Daniel P. Love has been breaking the law for years. Using and abusing his authority to run his own personal fiefdom. Bullying citizens until they commit suicide. All while believing he was above the law. Or so a report released last month seems to indicate. ... On February 14th, a letter from U.S. Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, named Daniel P. Love and questions an investigation that points to the deletion of hundreds of documents the day before a...
  • Dan Bongino: McCain a 'Pawn for the Media' With Trump Complaints

    02/20/2017 11:37:46 AM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2017 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. John McCain has become a "pawn for the media" with his complaints about President Donald Trump, despite being treated poorly by the media himself while he was a presidential candidate, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino said Monday. "They beat him up when he was the Republican nominee, despite the fact they loved him before that," Bongino told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "I wish he would see that he is being used here just to destroy Trump. That is his only role here, that [he] be that Republican voice against Trump." . . . "If they had...
  • Marijuana found inside firewood seized at U.S.-Mexico border

    02/20/2017 10:20:19 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 20, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Sasabe arrested a Tucson man Wednesday for an alleged attempt to smuggle more than 100 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $53,000.
  • The Schadenfreude Files: Tucson Mayor carjacked.

    02/20/2017 8:51:30 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies
    gunfreezone.net ^ | 2/19/2017 | Miguel
    ".... demanded to know where his car was parked, Rothschild told the Star.Rothschild said that he pointed to his city-owned Toyota Prius ...."
  • ICE: 949,382 illegals with 'removal orders' still free, raids get just .07%

    02/20/2017 7:24:49 AM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/17 | Paul Bedard
    Despite media reports of a massive crackdown by President Trump on illegal immigrants, just a tiny percentage of the nearly 1 million on the government's deportation list have been arrested, according to statistics provided to Congress. The 680 seized in recent sweeps by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agents represent just .07 percent of the 950,062 with deportation orders as of May 21, 2016. ... There are an estimated 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records in addition to their illegal status and the administration has said it will make them a priority for removal. The numbers in the ICE...
  • John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal [July 2010]

    02/19/2017 4:46:38 PM PST · by kiryandil · 30 replies
    The Salem-News ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ralph E. Stone
    Remember during the presidential campaign when then Senator Barack Obama made public a video outlining Senator John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal. Bringing up McCain's role during the campaign wasn't just about his past. Rather, his role in that scandal had possible implications to the present financial crisis. The video shows McCain as someone who helped out a constituent, Charles Keating, while just like today taxpayers got stuck with the bill. Just what is the Keating Five scandal? Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan...
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzones new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Is Jeff Flake in trouble?

    02/15/2017 6:14:31 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    Veteran GOP operative Jim Ellis points to the second poll so far this cycle showing Flake in big trouble not of losing to a Democrat, but of losing his primary. Neither poll is particularly impressive in its pedigree, but the idea that Flake is in trouble is by no means far-fetched.
  • Phoenix turns down petition to adopt sanctuary city status (More winning! Snowflakes wail!)

    02/15/2017 6:08:35 PM PST · by Az Joe · 14 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/15/17 | Astrid Galvin
    The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council. The council voted after hours of testimony from about 30 people that often became rowdy and emotional. A majority of people who spoke before the council favored adopting the policy, and many chanted "shame on you" after the council voted against it.
  • Lawmakers move Arizona closer to school-voucher option for all students

    02/12/2017 11:28:37 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Tuscon.com ^ | Feb 10, 2017
    PHOENIX A Senate panel agreed Thursday to open the door to allowing all 1.1 million students in Arizona schools to use state dollars to attend private or parochial schools, so that parents can choose. The 4-3 vote by the Senate Education Committee followed hours of testimony from people who already get what lawmakers call empowerment scholarship accounts, detailing how theyve helped their children. Eligible groups include children with special needs, those living on tribal reservations and those who attend schools rated D or F, among others. Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, sponsor of SB 1431, said vouchers save taxpayer money....
  • Kellyanne Conway: Making America Look Great Again

    02/10/2017 9:17:11 AM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    BTV News ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 gmt | Laurie Roberts
    I dont know why people are up in arms about Kellyanne Conway hawking Ivanka Trumps clothing line live from the White House briefing room. I mean, its not as if she was telling people to go out and buy ugly clothes. Lets just be honest here. You cant Make America Great Again until America looks great again, preferably in Ivanka's Kayden4 Dress Pumps. Or in her Pleated Zipper-Trim Scuba Sheath Dress. (Now on sale for $79.99!) Or her Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women. (America, after all, should smell as great as it looks.) But alas, Ivankas line...