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  • Committee votes to raise required liability insurance

    01/18/2018 6:04:10 AM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Rebuffing claims it will harm some low-income individuals, a Senate panel agreed Tuesday to increase the amount of liability insurance that motorists must purchase to drive on Arizona roads. The 6-1 vote by members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Technology came over the objections of Sen. David Farnsworth, R-Mesa, who said the more extensive coverage will increase costs. "There are a lot of folks that live paycheck to paycheck,'' he said. "There are people out there right now that are faced with either a permanent or temporary situation where they have to choose between paying the...
  • AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening (video)

    01/16/2018 11:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week. This may be a real option in their minds, or perhaps it’s just a game of brinksmanship to see what they can get out of President Trump and the GOP leadership. But either way, a flat amnesty package with nothing in return isn’t just “a Trump thing.” The majority of the Republicans aren’t warming up to the idea either. This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman...
  • Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration

    01/16/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the noble illegal immigrant,” an insistence by a Left longing for more Democratic votes and an Establishment Right longing for more cheap labor that illegal immigrants are uber-law-abiding - indeed, are the most law-abiding among us, so law-abiding, in fact, that they could easily teach us Americans something about how to law abide, or something. My Townhall column last month, entitled, “The 'Big Lie' Starts to Crumble as Feds Release Immigrant Crime Data,“ apparently caused an inkling of a stir...
  • The race for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat just got interesting yet again

    01/15/2018 4:45:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The question of who will be the next senator from Arizona, replacing Jeff Flake, is looking less clear than ever this week. For quite a while now it had been looking like Dr. Kelli Ward might have a fairly clear shot at it. She’s the same Tea Party candidate who had been trying to replace John McCain and has quite a following in conservative circles. But now two new flies have dropped into the ointment. In only a week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congresswoman Martha McSally have entered the fray. And the initial polling of this new alignment shows that...
  • Jeff Flake: ‘In no way’ comparing Trump to Stalin

    01/15/2018 1:47:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Sen. Jeff Flake said Monday that his upcoming speech was “in no way” comparing President Trump and former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. “Joseph Stalin was a killer. Our president is not,” Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, explained in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. He emphasized the non-comparison in a subsequent tweet with a link to the article.
  • Jeff Flake Compares Trump to Joseph Stalin

    01/14/2018 4:21:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) compared President Donald J. Trump’s animus towards the media to totalitarian dictator Joseph Stalin's propaganda on ABC News' ‘This Week’.While discussing a series of speeches the soon-to-be-retired Senator will be giving over the next few weeks, host George Stephanopoulos read aloud an excerpt from one.  STEPHANOPOULOS: We’ve gotten some excerpts of what you’re planning to say, taking on the president’s comments about calling the press the enemy of the people. And I just want to read a portion of what we’ve had.It’s a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses...
  • Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate Speech

    01/14/2018 2:04:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-14-2017 | Kasie Hunt and Kendall Breitman
    Sen. Jeff Flake is planning to slam President Donald Trump's attacks on the press on the Senate floor this week in a speech that will compare the president's use of the term "enemy of the people" to describe the media to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. "When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn't suit him 'fake news,' it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press," Flake, R-Ariz., will say, according to excerpts of the speech provided to NBC News. Trump called the media the "enemy of the people" in a February...
  • McSally makes it official - she's running for senate

    01/13/2018 6:50:17 AM PST · by SandRat · 64 replies
    Print Save TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Martha McSally made it official on Friday: She’s running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. McSally, 51, made the announcement at the Tucson Jet Center near Tucson International Airport this morning, then took off in a World War II-era two-seater training plane headed to Phoenix and Prescott to deliver the same message. “I don't sit quietly and I don't scare easily. When I make promises, I don't interpret them loosely,” McSally told about 200 people, including a strong contingent of veterans. “Should I take an oath as your senator, raising my right hand again, you...
  • Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies

    01/10/2018 7:20:00 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 163 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/10/18 | Aaron Klein
    EILAT, Israel — The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with Sen. John McCain. The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
  • The impact of illegal aliens on crime rates

    01/12/2018 7:18:12 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    Using newly released detailed data on all prisoners who entered the Arizona state prison from January 1985 through June 2017, we are able to separate non-U.S. citizens by whether they are illegal or legal residents. This data do not rely on self-reporting by criminals. Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans.
  • McSally: Clean DACA bill ‘not happening’

    01/11/2018 10:58:13 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2018 | Sally Persons
    "Accuses Democrats of ‘trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage’ over issue"Video......(Rep. Martha McSally) that Democrats’ continued push for a so-called “clean” DACA bill is a non-starter for House Republicans. “It’s not happening,” Ms. McSally, Arizona Republican, said on Fox News.he said Democrats are pushing for a deal that just protects recipients of the Obama-era program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals without any additional reforms to the immigration system, and are willing to hold up the upcoming budget deadline. “They are trying to hold our budget negotiations hostage to this issue and it’s our military that is suffering the most,”...
  • Will Sheriff Joe Be the Next Roy Moore?

    01/11/2018 8:03:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/10/2018 | By Theodore Kupfer
    Joe Arpaio, the infamous former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., announced on Tuesday that he is running for the Senate seat soon to be left open by retiring Republican senator Jeff Flake. Before Arpaio entered the race, the dynamics of the GOP primary seemed straightforward enough: In the populist lane was Kelli Ward, who enjoyed endorsements from the likes of Steve Bannon and Sean Hannity; Representative Martha McSally was set to fill the other lane, earning the support of Mitch McConnell and his political allies. If a third candidate entered, it was expected to be former state GOP chairman...
  • Joe Arpaio running for Senate in Arizona

    01/09/2018 10:07:52 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 9, 2018 | David M. Drucker
    Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona. The 85-year-old Arpaio could shake up the late August Republican primary in a critical open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Trump pardoned Arpaio last summer, sparing the former sheriff jail time after he was convicted of ignoring a federal court order in a racial-profiling case. The polarizing yet iconic former Maricopa County sheriff, beloved by many conservatives for his hawkish immigration policies, presents an alternative to the unimpressive Kelli Ward...
  • DACA Amnesty Could Flip Arizona, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina to Democrat Party

    01/08/2018 11:35:31 AM PST · by doug from upland · 63 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 1-8-18 | Hoft
    A recent study of DACA Dreamers found that most of these new Democrat voters reside in Republican states. Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell and Democrats are determined to pass amnesty for this group of illegal aliens. According to USCIS there are significant populations in blue states: 379,000 Dreamers in California (a deep blue state) 30,000 in Washington 72,000 in Illinois 71,000 in New York 38,000 in New Jersey 30,000 in Colorado And according to USCIS there are also significant numbers of Dreamer illegals in several red states: 211,000 in Texas 47,000 in Arizona 72,000 in Florida 41,000 in Georgia 47,000 in...
  • So why hasn't anyone ever seen Trump's supposed dementia?

    01/06/2018 10:40:14 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Monica Showalter
    Like anyone else, politicians do get old, and when they do, their age frequently becomes obvious in public. One example is House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, who has repeatedly slurred her speech and spoken gibberish, both of which point to declining mental capabilities. Politicians also get life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. Whether or not you like John McCain, his brain cancer was the likely culprit for his inability to speak clearly during his questioning of James Comey last month, something most people can look upon with compassion. Then there are politicians who try to hide that there are any health...
  • Rubio calls Cuba sonic attacks a “documented fact” after GOP colleague questions evidence

    01/07/2018 11:52:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 07, 2018 | Franco Ordonez
    Sen. Marco Rubio pushed back Sunday against comments from a Republican colleague that the United States has found no evidence of “sonic attacks” in Cuba. The Florida Republican charged the attacks were a “documented fact.” In a series of tweets Sunday, Rubio dismissed comments by Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a longtime advocate for improving ties with Cuba, stating that any U.S. official briefed on the mysterious events in Havana “knows full well that while method of attack still in question, that attacks and injuries occurred isn’t.” “It’s a documented FACT that 24 U.S. govt officials & spouses were victims...
  • State of our state: Hot-button issues lawmakers face

    01/07/2018 4:52:55 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX – While public education is expected to be the top issue when lawmakers return on Monday, a few other subjects are likely to command some attention. Health care: Look for the governor to propose statutory limits on the amount of opioids doctors can prescribe. Gov. Doug Ducey, facing what he last year declared to be a health care emergency, already has laid the groundwork for what he want. He ordered the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, the state's Medicaid program, to limit the number of days of opioids someone could receive. That's based on conclusions by state Health...
  • AZ Army National Guard soldiers deploying to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

    01/03/2018 11:47:44 AM PST · by Pollard · 16 replies
    fox 10 Phoenix ^ | Dec 29 2017
    An Arizona Army National Guard unit will begin the New Year in Cuba. They're deploying to Guantanamo Bay for approximately nine months. "There was some discussion some time back about actually shutting it down. Right now that's not what's going to happen so it's still very important for us service members to be prepared to go and continue that mission," said Arizona Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Fidel Zamora. That's exactly what nearly 50 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers will soon be doing. These soldiers leaving for Guantanamo Bay in the coming days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom....
  • Lawmaker looks to strengthen legal position for gun ownership

    01/02/2018 5:36:19 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — A Prescott lawmaker is proposing changes in state law designed to protect the right of Arizonans to keep their weapons no matter what a future Congress decides. But the attorney who crafted it for Republican Rep. David Stringer said that still won't let Arizonans keep their "bump stocks'' if the federal government declares them illegal. The legislation spells out the kind of weapons that the state believes are necessary for those who are members of the state militia. Existing Arizona law already says that automatically includes all "able-bodied citizens of the state'' between 18 and 45. And just...
  • Arizona joins national Electronic Registration Information Center

    12/29/2017 11:43:12 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 11 replies
    Arizona Secretary of State ^ | December 27, 2017 | Michele Reagan
    Data system proven to improve accuracy of state voter rolls Arizona’s fifteen counties have unanimously decided to have Arizona become the 22nd state to participate in the Electronic Registration Information Center. The Center, commonly referred to as ERIC, is a non-profit organization that assists states improve the accuracy of America’s voter rolls and increase access to voter registration for all eligible citizens. ERIC was developed to address the challenges in maintaining the accuracy of voter registration records, many of which still rely on paper forms and postal mail. It is estimated that 1 in 8 records in the country needs...