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  • 'You've got to come back…it's very serious':McCain reveals brain cancer

    09/24/2017 9:58:14 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 68 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 24, 2017 | Keith Griffith
    'You've got to come back…it's very serious': John McCain reveals the moment he found out he had brain cancer after asking doctors to 'tell it to me straight' McCain discussed his cancer diagnosis for Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes He was driving home from a routine checkup when doctor called him urgently Arizona Republican has an aggressive form of brain cancer that is usually fatal McCain has spoken out about the moment he learned he had a rare and aggressive from of brain cancer after a routine doctor's appointment. The Republican senator from Arizona spoke candidly about the grim diagnosis...
  • Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

    09/23/2017 2:47:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    InternationalBusinessTimes ^ | 09/21/17 | DANIELA COBOS
    An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the Declaration. The mother, Elizabeth Vaillancourt, posted about the teacher’s actions on her Facebook account, including a photo of the altered Declaration of Independence. In one of the comments, she also provided the number of the superintendent Mr. McCord and encouraged people to contact him and complain. “Zev’s teacher has this hanging in the classroom can anyone...
  • Sen. John McCain Says He Will Vote ‘No’ On GOP Health Care Bill

    09/23/2017 8:37:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 9/23/2017 | Bob Mendez
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sen. John McCain says he won’t vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.
  • Uncertainty over Trump infrastructure plan jeopardizes transit projects, jobs

    09/22/2017 10:14:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Damian Paletta and Mike Debonis (WaPost)
    Dozens of public transit projects around the country are in danger of stalling as the White House's plan to boost U.S. infrastructure fails to gain momentum - with thousands of jobs at risk. The uncertainty over these projects has worsened in recent days as President Donald Trump - who had vowed to make the week's focus infrastructure - faced a series of distractions, including a congressional hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey. The president, who had called for $1 trillion in new infrastructure programs to create millions of jobs, now faces an increasing probability that not only will his...
  • #NeverTrump RINO Jeff Flake Down 26 Points to Kelli Ward – Says It's “Not Relevant” (Video)

    09/22/2017 5:34:35 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    Republican challenger Dr. Kelli Ward jumped to a 26 point lead over #NeverTrump RINO Senator Jeff Flake in the Arizona primary race in late August But #NeverTrump RINO Senator Jeff Flake says the recent polls are “not relevant.” Senator Flake spoke with MSNBC this morning about his current situation.
  • Tucson Pays for Scofflaw Actions to Destroy Guns

    09/22/2017 12:49:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In September, 2017, the City of Tucson taxpayers agreed to pay the State of Arizona for the legal fees required to stop the City Council from violating State law.  The Council had required that legal, valuable firearms be destroyed rather than sold for the benefit of the public. Even liberal academics understand that is a waste of valuable resources. In 2012, Arizona made the wasteful practice of destroying valuable firearms illegal for local governments.From This legislation was a follow-up to a 2010 law that required forfeited firearms to be sold to authorized dealers and not be scrapped. Unfortunately, there...
  • McCain Saves Obamacare Again, Tanks Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill

    09/22/2017 12:21:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 141 replies ^ | 9/22/17 | Sean Moran
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in a statement on Friday that he will oppose the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill. McCain’s vote against Graham-Cassidy effectively tanks renewed efforts to repeal Obamacare. McCain said in a statement: advertisement I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried. Nor could I support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it. Without a full CBO score, which won’t be...
  • My Letter to John McCain's Office Email (Feel Free to Copy and Paste For Your Own Letter)

    09/22/2017 11:18:14 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 30 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/22/17 | LRoggy
    Here is the letter I just wrote: I can not believe I ever voted for you for President . . . actually I was voting for Sarah, not you anyhow. As a conservative I am fed up with this attitude of not taking what you can get and revisiting the issue another year solely because it is not perfect. Anyone who votes against this should be immediately stripped of their committee posts and standing in the Party. You have let your anger towards President Trump and ego get in the way of what this country needs right now, and that...
  • Arizona teacher has 4th-grade class recite altered Declaration of Independence

    09/22/2017 11:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 22, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Arizona public school district says one of its teachers broke school policy when she reportedly had her class recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence. A 4th-grade teacher at Salk Elementary School in Mesa altered a poster of the historical document by crossing out two instances of the word “men” in the second and third sentences and substituting it with “humans,” a local ABC affiliate reported. She then had students recite the altered version in class, the station said.
  • Sen. John McCain says he cannot support Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill

    09/22/2017 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09-22-2017 | Christina Wilkie
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Friday said he "cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham Cassidy proposal. McCain is one of four Republican senators who are undecided on the GOP healthcare overhaul, and his opposition dealt the bill's chances a significant blow. Read his full statement below: "As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate. Committees of jurisdiction should mark up legislation with input from all committee members, and send their bill to the floor for debate and amendment. That is the only way we might achieve...
  • DOJ backs Arpaio, tells judge to erase conviction

    09/21/2017 1:48:14 PM PDT · by be-baw · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 21, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    The Trump administration renewed its defense of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, telling a federal judge that not only has the lawman been pardoned, but that his original conviction needs to be stripped from the record altogether. Justice Department lawyers conceded there’s no direct precedent for a case like Mr. Arpaio’s, but they said in the cases that do come closest, circuit courts of appeals and the Supreme Court have indicated that vacating the conviction is appropriate, because his case was never completely finalized. “In this case, no final judgment of conviction has been entered,” the Justice Department said....
  • Could John McCain kill the Republican health-care bill again?

    09/21/2017 3:00:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jeva Lange
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stunned his colleagues in the Senate when he torpedoed the Republican health-care bill with a tie-breaking no vote in July. With the GOP prepared to send its latest iteration of the health-care bill to the floor sometime next week, McCain is now poised to potentially make or break the legislation yet again.
  • Arizona Supreme Court rules both spouses in same-sex marriages have parental rights

    09/19/2017 5:53:40 PM PDT · by Coronal · 21 replies
    12 News ^ | September 19 2017 | Bob Christie
    PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Supreme Court says a lesbian woman who is divorcing her spouse is entitled to parental rights under the U.S. Constitution even though a state law doesn't recognize those rights. Tuesday's ruling says U.S. Supreme Court precedent requires same-sex couples be afforded the same "constellation of benefits" as straight couples.
  • Colorado’s electricity rates continue to rise

    09/18/2017 8:23:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Independence Institute ^ | September 16, 2017 | Amy Cooke, Grant Mandigora
    In 2001, Colorado electricity consumers enjoyed some of the lowest electric rates in the country. The 15 years since haven’t been so kind to ratepayers. For more than a decade, elected officials, PUC commissioners, industry and advocates have told Colorado ratepayers that they could transform the state’s electricity generation away from coal and toward industrial wind, solar and natural gas with little cost to ratepayers. However, the actual numbers tell a much different story. Colorado electricity rates have risen sharply – 62.1 percent – across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, despite a slight decrease in recent years. Colorado electricity rates...
  • President Trump’s border wall could carve path through Native American lands

    09/16/2017 4:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    KVOA-TV ^ | September 16, 2017 | NBC News
    Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Edward Manuel is determined to prevent President Trump's proposed border wall from carving a path through his tribe's lands — a move which he said would separate members from much needed resources and disrupt the community’s way of life. The nation, which is about the size of Connecticut, is a federally recognized tribe that has land and members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. “Walls are made to keep animals in or out, walls cannot contain people,” Manuel said. “People are too intelligent. They can always find a way to get over the wall, under...
  • AZ Attorney General Targeted

    09/15/2017 5:45:43 PM PDT · by Migraine · 26 replies
    AZ Dem Mailing List ^ | 9/15/17 | January Contreras
    migraine (not my real name; but I received this email) -- Emily's List just put Mark Brnovich "On Notice" for his long record of pushing an extreme anti-woman agenda. Brnovich is the only Attorney General Emily's List is targeting. It's time to put a stop to his agenda. Will you help us seize on this news by donating to help January defeat Brnovich? Brnovich attempted to force health clinics into releasing the names and confidential records of women who had abortions with no regard for their privacy. And now he's attempting to take away sexual assault survivor's right to sue...
  • Tucson Stops Illegal Destruction of Firearms, Grudgingly Follows The Law

    09/15/2017 1:35:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The City Council of Tucson has finally been forced to stop their irrational violation of state law. For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public. Instead, they insisted on expensive destruction for political grandstanding.Since 2013 they have ordered 4,820 guns to be destroyed, conservatively valued at between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Guns sold at auction by police routinely bring $100 – $200. One gun destroyed by the city is claimed to have been a rare collectible valued at $10,000. A Colt Python in mint condition turned in...
  • Judge May Keep Sheriff Joe Conviction Despite Trump Pardon

    09/15/2017 12:19:45 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 123 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 15, 2017 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    "A U.S. district judge may refuse to rescind Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction for ignoring a court order, despite President Donald Trump’s pardon, according to a Thursday filing."
  • Palo Verde Irrigation District sues Metropolitan Water District over Colorado River water

    09/15/2017 7:59:44 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    JFleck at Instain ^ | Sept. 05, 2017 | J. Fleck
    One of California’s largest Colorado River farm water districts is suing the state’s largest municipal water agency, charging that efforts to move farm water to cities are threatening the viability of agriculture in one of the oldest farming valleys on the river. The Palo Verde Irrigation District, in a suit filed last month in Riverside County Superior Court, is charging the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California with “thinly veiled attempts” to turn agricultural land it owns in the Blythe Valley into “water farms” by placing water consumption limits and fallowing requirements on the land in order that water from...
  • Motel 6 says employees won't call immigration on guests

    09/14/2017 10:15:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 9:55 PM EDT | Anita Snow
    Motel 6 says its employees in Phoenix will no longer work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents following news reports that its workers were reporting on guests they believed were in the United States illegally. In a tweet about reports first published in the Phoenix New Times, Motel 6 said Wednesday: “This was implemented at the local level without the knowledge of senior management. When we became aware of it last week, it was discontinued.” Employees at the Motel 6 at one of the locations — near a stretch of other budget motels, discount stores and fast food chain...