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  • Sen. McCain Softens ‘Watergate’ Statement on Trump Administration Turmoil

    05/21/2017 1:48:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2017 | Kate O’Keeffe
    Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) on Sunday walked back earlier comments that the controversy surrounding investigations into potential collusion between associates of President Donald Trump and the Russian government had reached “Watergate size and scale.” Mr. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in an interview on Fox News Sunday said he had been referring to the way the Trump administration was managing the situation. “Now the question is, how is it handled? Is it handled the way Watergate was where it’s drip, drip, drip, every day more, or do we handle it like the—like Ronald Reagan handled Iran...
  • Arpaio loses another bid for jury trial on contempt charge

    05/19/2017 4:17:09 PM PDT · by Coronal · 28 replies
    AZfamily.com ^ | May 19, 2017
    PHOENIX (AP) - An appeals court has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bid to have a jury, rather than a judge, decide whether he is guilty of a criminal contempt-of-court charge for disobeying a court order in a racial profiling case. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Arpaio didn't show that his request warranted its intervention in the case.
  • NETCOM inducts Soldier into Signal Cove of Remembrance

    05/19/2017 8:52:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Sharon K. Shulsky, NETCOM Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA – Signal Soldiers of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, Fort Huachuca honored their own during a memorial ceremony for the Signal Cove of Remembrance, Wednesday, at the NETCOM headquarters, Greely Hall. The Cove is dedicated to the more than 100 Signal Soldiers and civilians who have died since the 9-11 terrorist attack. During the solemn ceremony May 17, the name and image of Sgt. 1st Class Allen E. Brown, formerly of the Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, was added to the NETCOM Signal Cove of Remembrance memorial. Brown,...
  • Dem Arizona Gubernatorial Candidate Lays Out Sex Exploits in Interview

    05/19/2017 7:59:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 19, 2017
    A Democratic candidate for governor of Arizona laid out his full, salacious sexual history on camera in a bizarre interview with "The Daily Show" on Thursday night. Declared candidate Noah Dyer told interviewer Desi Lydic that he has engaged in frequent casual sex, sex with married woman, sex with multiple partners at once, sexting, and has had sex on camera. "You know we're recording this?" Lydic interrupted. "I don't actually want to talk about my sex life; I'm just sharing it at the get-go so we can not talk about it," Dyer insisted. "But there's a tab on your website...
  • 'Social Justice Advocate' or Snitch? UA Says It May Change Student Job Title After Bad Press

    05/15/2017 6:17:44 AM PDT · by yoe · 32 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | May 12, 2017 | Ray Stern
    Following several days of bad publicity, University of Arizona officials said Friday they may eliminate the title — but not the job — of student "Social Justice Advocates." It's not just the title of the new job position creating problems, either.
  • Idaho Ends income Tax on Precious Metals, Arizona is Up Next

    05/14/2017 7:19:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Market Slant ^ | 14 May 2017
    In a first and significant step towards the remonetization of Gold and Silver, Idaho voted tonight to remove income tax on precious metals. This is the first step in what will likely be a cascade of other states following suit. Last week we discussed here the Arizona Senate Finance and Rules Committees' calling out the Fed on Gold Taxation by considering legislation (HB 2014) officially defining gold, silver, and other precious metals as legal tender. The bill also exempts transactions in precious metals from state capital gains taxes, thus ensuring that people are not punished by the taxman for rejecting...
  • Border Patrol agents encounter a pickup truck smuggling illegal aliens

    05/14/2017 6:49:37 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tucson Sector, Border Patrol Public Affairs Office
    WILLCOX – Border Patrol agents assigned to the Willcox Station apprehended a male United States citizen for attempting to smuggle 10 Mexican nationals. Thursday afternoon an agent spotted two suspicious vehicles driving east on Apache Pass Road near Bowie. The agent followed one of the vehicles, a Chevy Silverado, to the parking lot of a convenience store. The agent consensually walked up to the vehicle and talked to the front passenger while the driver was in front of the truck. During the conversation, the agent determined the passenger was illegally present in the United States. The agent also observed four...
  • 55 arrested in Arizona in connection with gangs, homicide, kidnapping

    05/14/2017 6:40:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    PHOENIX — A six-week nationwide gang operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) concluded this weekend with 1,378 arrests across the U.S., 55 in Arizona – the largest gang surge conducted by HSI to date. The operation targeted gang members and associates involved in transnational criminal activity including drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling, sex trafficking, murder and racketeering. Arizona arrests included 48 U.S. citizens, seven foreign nationals, 16 confirmed gang members, and seven gang associates. Numerous state, local and federal law enforcement partners, including ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO), participated in the...
  • Adam Schiff: 'This is John McCain's finest hour'

    05/13/2017 6:03:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 13, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shared high praise for his Republican colleague Sen. John McCain, who is in his "finest hour" because of his willingness to speak out against President Trump. During an interview Friday on HBO's "Real Time," Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, was asked by host Bill Maher to react to the latest wave of town halls in which Republicans have faced fierce backlash over the Obamacare repeal and Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by fision · 104 replies
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed.   Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). 
  • Mistrial Declared in NAU Self Defense Case (Charged as School Shooter)

    05/10/2017 7:37:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The trial involving the Flagstaff shooting of a mob of drunken fraternity members who attacked an 18 year old pistol owner, is over.Jones and two of his friends were attacked after midnight on Friday, October 9, 2015. Jones was sucker punched and chased toward his car. He retrieved a pistol and went back to aid his friends who were on the ground.The shooting occurred in October of 2015.  A mistrial was declared by the judge on 2 May, 2017.A motion for mistrial by the defense was refused by the trial judge, Dan Slayton. on 27 April.  Slayton previously took...
  • Arizona University Asks Students to Contemplate 'Pee Privilege'

    05/09/2017 6:12:08 AM PDT · by Ahithophel · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 8, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The notorious Northern Arizona University now has signs outside of on-campus restrooms that ask students to consider whether they have “pee privilege.” “Do you have pee privilege?” one sign questions, informing restroom-goers that if they “never have to think about gender identity, ability, or access when peeing,” then “[they] do.” . . . . “Don’t stare,” the sign continues, suggesting that “this person is probably aware that they don’t fit into either restroom” so they don’t need anymore “eyes reminding them.”
  • Pursuit leads to discovery of 2,000 lbs. of marijuana worth over $1M near Tucson (Illegals)

    05/07/2017 7:58:14 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Border Patrol agents in the Tucson Sector made an immigration stop on a suspicious vehicle near Elgin, which led to a pursuit and the discovery of over 2,000 pounds of marijuana worth over $1 million. As the agents attempted to stop the pickup truck on Lower Elgin Road, northeast of State Route 83, officials say the suspect vehicle sped up.
  • Governor Ducey signs SB 1122

    05/06/2017 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Oatka · 6 replies
    Arizona Citizens Defense League ^ | Gov. Douglas A. Ducey
    Governor Ducey Signs SB 1122 SB 1122, which prohibits the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property (such as your firearm), was signed by the Governor on May 1, 2017. We thank the over 2,000 AzCDL members and activists that contacted the Governor and urged him to sign this important legislation. You made a difference! PDF of Ducey's letter to the Secy of State HERE
  • Antiquities Act Executive Order: An Opportunity to End a Monumental Abuse of Government Power

    05/05/2017 4:09:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2017 | Congressman Paul Gosar
    Over the last 20 years, presidents from both sides of the aisle have used the stroke of a pen to lock up hundreds of millions of acres using the Antiquities Act, but none more egregiously than President Obama. In 2014, then-President Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And that’s all I need.” This braggadocious one-liner was the basis for devastating monument designations by the Obama administration. President Trump’s recent Executive Order directs Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review national monuments created by the Antiquities Act since 1996 that exceed 100,000 acres and to...
  • HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES MCSALLY BILL STRIKING AHCA EXEMPTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

    05/04/2017 11:31:47 AM PDT · by exbrit · 26 replies
    U.S. Representative Martha McSally ^ | 5/4/17 | Not Specified
    The House of Representatives today unanimously passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to prevent Members of Congress and their staff from being exempt from the State waiver provisions of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as amended
  • Military Intelligence Corps Band receives new commander

    05/04/2017 7:38:39 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — After 30-months as Commander of the Military Intelligence Corps Band on Fort Huachuca, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan Crane handed the baton over to a new commander. In a Change of Command Ceremony on Brown Parade Field Wednesday, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Jeffrey Moore was charged with the responsibility of the band as its new commander. Col. Whit Wright presided over the ceremony, where he spoke of the important roles that U.S. Army bands have throughout the country and more specifically, the MI Corps Band’s significance as the face of Fort Huachuca. “The US Army is...
  • Federal Vouchers or Trojan Horse?

    05/03/2017 8:48:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 3, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Left has predictably objected to the Trump Administration's proposal to, in essence, offer federal vouchers to American children in order to attend the school of their choice. Nevertheless, there is some division on the right about the wisdom of this approach. "Every spending increase has been accompanied by a plethora of federal regulations," Tom Carroll, the president of Invest in Education, said last week at a forum co-sponsored by The Fordham Institute and the Hoover Institution. "Tax credits come with fewer restrictions." And he's for it. "Research shows vouchers come with more federal regulations than tax credits but tax...
  • Mexico captures Sinaloa cartel leader Damaso Lopez

    05/02/2017 8:40:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2017 | mark stevenson
    One of the Sinaloa cartel leaders who launched a struggle for control of the gang following the re-arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was captured Tuesday ... Damaso Lopez, known by the nickname "El Licenciado" — a title for college graduates. Lopez was long considered Guzman's right-hand man and helped him escape from a Mexican prison in 2001. Lopez, 51, is believed to have been locked in a dispute with Guzman's sons for control of the cartel's territories. The head of Mexico's federal detectives' agency, Omar Garcia Harfuch, said Lopez was "one of the main instigators of violence in Sinaloa...
  • Bible reading not allowed before class, professor tells student

    05/02/2017 7:01:54 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-1-17 | Todd Starnes
    It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book. Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class. Holden alleges that Professor Heather Martel ordered him to put away the Good Book around six minutes before a scheduled history class. It’s unclear why she objected to the reading of God’s Word. According to her biography, Professor Martel is a noted scholar who is working on an essay titled, “The Gender Amazon:...