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  • Sarah Palin sues NY Times over editorial tying her to Giffords shooting

    06/27/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Hadean · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday over an editorial that tied her to the January 2011 shooting of an Arizona congresswoman. Palin's attorneys claim that the paper defamed her in the June 14 editorial, published hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded while practicing with the GOP's baseball team in Alexandria, Va. The editorial, attributed to the Times' editorial board and titled "America's Lethal Politics," initially linked Palin's rhetoric to the shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others, including then-Rep. Gabrielle...
  • Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

    06/26/2017 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2017 11:08 AM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure. Now, Arpaio is going on trial on a criminal charge stemming from those immigration enforcement actions. His eight-day trial that begins Monday in federal court in Phoenix will determine whether the 85-year-old retired lawman is guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. The judge later found his officers racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio’s legal troubles played a major role in...
  • Fact Check: Has John McCain quit the Republican Party?

    06/25/2017 6:59:43 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Viral posts claim John McCain has quit the Republican Party. The facts: Sen. John McCain is still a Republican, despite fake stories that claim otherwise. A story posted on says: “Senator McCain has definitely renounced any affiliation with the Republican Party.” It quotes the Arizona senator as saying, “I am and always will be opposed to Donald Trump. In fact, I’ve decided that any party that supports supports [sic] him supports the worst America has to offer. For that reason, I’m leaving the GOP and Caucusing [sic] as an independent with the Democrats.” works with Facebook to help...
  • No In-State Tuition for Arizona DREAMers, Court Rules

    06/25/2017 6:48:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | LANA SHADWICK
    An appellate court in Arizona ruled that DREAMers cannot receive in-state tuition. Each state can determine whether it can give these tax-supported benefits, the court held. Under the ruling, illegal immigrants that have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status may not pay the in-state tuition rate. “The decision is key because in-state tuition is yet another benefit that acts as a magnet for illegal aliens choosing to make the reckless and irresponsible decision to bring their children illegally across our sovereign borders,” Immigration Reform Law Institute’s (IRLI) executive director and general counsel, Dale Wilcox told Breitbart Texas. Arizona...
  • Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court

    06/25/2017 3:14:21 PM PDT · by Hildy · 87 replies
    AP ^ | June 24, 2017 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles. Now, the 85-year-old who called himself America’s toughest sheriff will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. Arpaio’s trial starts Monday on a criminal contempt-of-court charge for prolonging the patrols for nearly a year and a half. The judge later...
  • Construction team to deliver AZ's first P3 highway 3 years early

    06/25/2017 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 13, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Arizona Department of Transportation has reported that the public-private partnership (P3) constructing the $1.9 billion Phoenix-area Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway will deliver the project in late 2019, three years ahead of schedule, according to Equipment World.The P3's private component, Connect 202 Partners — which is made up of Fluor Enterprises, Granite Construction, Ames Construction and WSP — restructured the 22-mile project so that the last section could be built all at once instead of as nine separate projects as the state originally planned.This is the first time a P3 as been used for a highway project...
  • Border Patrol raids Arizona desert camp that helps illegal immigrants

    06/16/2017 12:56:44 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 16, 2017
    U.S. Border Patrol agents served a search warrant at a non-profit aid camp in the southern Arizona desert Thursday and arrested four Mexican men suspected of being in the country illegally.
  • Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Sparks Blame Game, Conservatives Push Back

    06/14/2017 9:05:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 9, 2011 | by Howard Kurtz
    It was as inevitable as a chemical reaction: Once the tragedy in Tucson became politicized, the right would quickly come to feel aggrieved. Not everyone on the liberal side has tried to tie the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others to the violent imagery used by Sarah Palin and other Republicans; many have been admirably restrained. But conservatives aren’t happy about the emerging narrative, and on Sunday, they started punching back. Keith Appell, a top publicist for conservative causes, declared in an email that “some in the media have implicated conservatives, the Tea Party, talk radio, Republicans, etc.” in...
  • Arizona Sheriff Blasts Rush Limbaugh for Spewing 'Irresponsible' Vitriol [Flashback]

    06/14/2017 8:58:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 10, 2011 | By SARAH NETTER
    The Arizona sheriff investigating the Tucson shooting that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded had harsh words today for those engaging in political rhetoric, calling conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh "irresponsible" for continuing the vitriol. "The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information," Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today. "[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences." Limbaugh today railed against the media and Dupnik for trying...
  • Muslim Refugees Are Fleeing Arizona Like The PLAGUE – All It Took Was ONE Genius Change

    06/14/2017 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 54 replies
    Patriot Journal ^ | May 2017 | Adam Casalino
    Time and again we learn that liberals lie to us. Under the Obama administration, they wanted states to take in thousands of refugees from foreign countries. They pretended this was good for our country. We are a nation of immigrants, right? So Americans could not be upset about thousands, tens of thousands, of strangers being dumped into our communities. They did not want to tell us these were people from Muslim-majority countries, who do not value or embrace American customs. They do not believe in free speech, freedom of religion, or even equal rights for women. Nor did the liberals...
  • Remembering a hero Community rallies together to honor WWII veteran

    06/13/2017 8:13:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    SIERRA VISTA — Whether they had met him once or had known him for several years, the words “kind,” “sweet,” and “caring,” were repeated by many guests describing 97-year-old Sierra Vista resident Frederick “Fred” Tilton Moore Drew at his memorial service on Monday. Drew, who died in February, received a formal farewell complete with military honors at the chapel of the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The Patrol Guard Riders provided an escort through the cemetery to the chapel. Though there was a crowd of 47 people in attendance, not a single one was a blood relative. “Fred didn’t have...
  • Report: John McCain Claims Barack Obama Provided Better ‘American Leadership’ Than Donald Trump

    06/12/2017 6:04:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 78 replies ^ | 6/11/2017 | Adam Shaw
    Anti-Trump Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has reportedly told a left-wing newspaper that he believes “American leadership” was better under President Barack Obama than President Trump — the latest in a series of shots the failed 2008 presidential candidate has taken at his fellow Republican. According to the Guardian, McCain was “visibly irked” when asked about comments Trump made last week in the wake of the terrorist attack in London, in which he criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his response to the atrocity. “What do you think the message is? The message is that America doesn’t want to lead,” McCain...
  • McCain says American leadership was better under Obama: report

    06/11/2017 6:44:28 PM PDT · by Boomer · 146 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/17 04:02 PM | Olivia Beavers
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said American leadership was stronger under President Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, according to a Guardian report published Sunday. Asked if the country stood on sturdier ground under Obama's leadership, McCain said "yes," according to the report. “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes," said McCain, who also vocally criticized many of the Obama administration's foreign policy decisions.
  • Border Numbers Up 31 Percent in One Month as ‘Catch and Release’ Continues

    06/10/2017 11:39:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10 Jun 2017 | Bob Price
    The apprehension of illegal border crossers by Border Patrol agents jumped 31 percent in May from the previous month. The jump follows a six-month decline in apprehensions after the election of President Donald Trump. The increase comes as Border Patrol agents report “catch and release” programs are quietly continuing. ... Border Patrol agents believe the resurgence can be attributed to the Trump Administration’s quiet continuation of the Obama “catch and release” program ... “Obama’s catch and release is definitely continuing and our government is releasing illegal aliens into U.S. communities,” Border Patrol agent Brandon Judd ... make no mistake, ICE...
  • All Army Boxing Championships begin with a night of qualifying bouts

    06/10/2017 6:08:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Sierra Vistsa Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, media relations officer, Fort Huachuca
    FORT HUACHUCA – The first night of the 2017 All Army Boxing Championships kicked off here yesterday at Barnes Field. Seven bouts in five weight classes were contested. Championship bouts take place Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and boxing begins at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to join us to cheer on our Army boxers and admission is free. Fort Huachuca has a rich heritage of Army Boxing beginning in 1987. Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige, Jr., then commander of the Army Information Systems Command, gave the go ahead to host the first All Army Boxing Championships here, which...
  • GOP rep on Trump's tweets: 'We're going to hand the gavel to Pelosi'

    06/09/2017 6:07:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2017 | John Bowden
    GOP Rep. Martha McSally (Ariz.) recently voiced concerns about Republicans losing the House to Democrats due to controversy surrounding President Trump's administration, according to a report from Tuscon Weekly. In a private speech to the Arizona Bankers Association last week, McSally fretted that Trump's tweets are creating "distractions" that "it's basically being taken out on me." "Any Republican member of Congress, you are going down with the ship," McSally said, according to the report. "And we're going to hand the gavel to Pelosi in 2018, they only need 23 seats and the path to that gavel being handed over is...
  • Does John McCain even know what’s going on?

    06/08/2017 11:01:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 111 replies ^ | 6/8/17 | Bob Fredricks
    Sen. John McCain startled onlookers on Thursday as he appeared to conflate the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the campaign with the closed probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. McCain said he was troubled that Comey had closed the Clinton investigation while the probe into Russia and possible ties to the Trump campaign remained open. “You reached that conclusion as far as Secretary Clinton was concerned, but you’re not reaching a conclusion as far as this administration is concerned,” McCain said.
  • Should a liberal gun control activist have a Navy warship named after her?

    06/08/2017 11:25:49 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2017 | Ed Straker
    Hillary Clinton plans to attend the launching ceremony of a warship. And not just any warship, but the USS Gabrielle Giffords, named for the liberal congresswoman who was shot in the head. For Hillary, every decision is still about wimmen and grrrls. But her decision raises the larger question about whether it is appropriate to name a warship after Giffords. After all, Giffords was viewed as a helpless victim. That doesn't make for a very intimidating name for a warship. Giffords is called a hero because she survived. Does surviving make her a hero? I think surviving makes her a...
  • WATCH: John McCain Appears Confused During James Comey Hearing

    06/08/2017 10:29:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 101 replies
    Heavy ^ | June 8. 2017 | Daniel S. Levine
    Arizona Senator John McCain appeared confused during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with former FBI Director James Comey. At one point, the 80-year-old McCain referred to President Donald Trump as “Mr. Comey” and even said “President Comey.” McCain was asking Comey about his handling of Trump compared to his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official Secretary of State business.
  • Business Mining a Mile Down: 175 Degrees, 600 Gallons of Water a Minute

    06/08/2017 8:51:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 6/7/2017 | Steven Norton
    SUPERIOR, Ariz.—One of the world’s largest untapped copper deposits sits 7,000 feet below the Earth’s surface. It is a lode that operator Rio Tinto RIO +1.70% PLC wouldn’t have touched—until now. Not that long ago, an abundance of high-grade copper could be mined out of shallower open pits. But as those deposits are depleted and high-grade copper becomes tougher to find, firms such as Rio have been compelled to mine deeper underground. Advances in mining technology are making that possible—just as developments in oil and gas drilling heralded the fracking revolution. Now, using everything from sensors and data analytics to...