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  • How Donald Trump’s name wound up on a plane flying over the Mexican border

    08/25/2015 4:32:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/25/15 | David Weigel
    Years ago, an engineer named Glenn Spencer bought a little compound on the U.S.-Mexico border from an Arizona farmer who was tired of the drug cartels' shoot-outs spilling onto his land. It became the home base of American Border Patrol, a company that would develop radars, seismic sensors, and drones to police the border -- a job Americans weren't doing, to coin a phrase. Spencer, like so many immigration hawks, suffered through years of political disappointment, until he finally found salvation in Donald Trump. For the first time since 1996, he thought, a credible candidate for the presidency was talking...
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Mom Outraged to Find This Sticker on Her Son’s Textbook Addressing Abortion and Sex

    08/22/2015 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    BLAZE.com ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Take a look at the sticker: This. THIS is a sticker my son's public high school just forced all students to put in their science books: pic.twitter.com/MmVM1xu0Xf — Suzanne Young (@suzanne_young) August 19, 2015 The wording of the text falls in line with Arizona law on the matter: “In view of the...
  • Ex-CIA Director: Iran's Nuclear Side Deal Like an SNL Skit (Video)

    08/21/2015 2:15:24 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 08:27 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Former CIA Director James Woolsey says a report that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a site where it may develop nuclear arms is so mind-boggling, it's almost like watching "Saturday Night Live." "I thought it was a 'Saturday Night Live' skit. I mean not seriously but I couldn't believe it that they would let the Iranians inspect themselves," Woolsey said Thursday on Newsmax TV to J.D. Hayworth, host of "Newsmax Prime." "What do they have to do? Take a trip to the photo shop on the way to the data exchange so they can...
  • Letter: Obama Administration Releasing Violent Illegal Immigrants Back into U.S. Towns

    08/21/2015 11:24:22 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | August 19 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The DHS has been releasing illegal immigrants with violent criminal records back into local U.S. communities, where they have often gone on to commit violent crimes against American citizens, according to new disclosures by a leading lawmaker and local law enforcement agencies. Rep. Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) and law enforcement officials petitioned the Obama administration to end a policy that enables illegal immigrants with criminal records to be released back into the US. Arizona law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday that three illegal aliens with violent criminal records had been released by DHS and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) back...
  • Kelli Ward Beats John McCain in New AZ Poll

    08/21/2015 10:43:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/21/15 | Michelle Moons
    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, challenging U.S. Senator Sen. John McCain, leads the five-term Washington insider for the first time in a new poll. Her lead stands at nine percent. Ward was the choice of 45 percent of the registered Arizona voters polled, while McCain only garnered 36 percent. 1,271 of the more than 1,400 voters polled say they intend to vote in the 2016 primary election. Approximately one fifth remained undecided at this early stage of the race. Independent polling company Gravis Marketing conducted the August 15 poll. It surveyed 844 Republican primary voters and 427 Democratic. These new...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: Current Border Fence "Certainly Woudn't Keep Me Out"

    08/21/2015 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    NACO, Arizona — As a motorcade carrying GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson down to a service road behind part of the border fence that was built here, there were no Border Patrol agents in sight. The fence—which local law enforcement from the Cochise County sheriff’s office confirms could easily be cut through with a blow-torch, something illegal aliens do quite frequently—ends a few miles up the road.
  • AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu: Drug Cartels With AK-47s Control American Soil 30 Miles from Phoenix

    08/21/2015 10:14:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 59 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Pam Key
    Pinal Co., AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu said drug cartels armed with AK-47’s “control many areas on American soil” noting that they are only 30 miles from Phoenix. Babeu detailed touring the border yesterday with Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and said, “We flew him in our helicopter, showed him the drug smuggling routes, the actual caves—these cartel scouts live on top of mountains, 30 days at a time. And how on mountain top to mountain top, over a 50-mile swath of land, and this is only 30 miles from Phoenix.” This is literally an unsecured border. We have cartels that...
  • Neighbors report unregistered sex offender Jose Francisco Arias-Fernandez [illegal alien]

    08/20/2015 9:01:16 PM PDT · by donna · 14 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Navideh Forghani
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A man convicted twice of public sexual indecency is behind bars again. This time, for not following the rules of his sentence. Jose Francisco Arias-Fernandez recently returned from Mexico after being deported in January 2015. He’s been living in an apartment along Cherry Lynn in Scottsdale. Karina Cruz lives nearby and had no idea her neighbor has a history. In 1994 Arias-Fernandez was convicted of public sexual indecency. Police say he re-offended in 2010. He was sentenced to lifetime probation and required to register as a sex offender. But when he came back from Mexico, he thought...
  • However it ends, Trump’s surge is historic

    08/20/2015 8:09:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 69 replies
    Boston globe ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Keith Bedford/Globe Staff/File
    DERRY, N.H. — What was once flippantly deemed the Summer of Trump has evolved into something much bigger: a singular moment in American political and cultural history. (snip) Trump’s candidacy will be a moment that today’s voters will have to explain to their grandchildren. “What is happening with Trump is not a fluke,” said Harvard government and sociology professor Theda Skocpol, author of “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.” “Yes, he is a great entertainer, but he is able to take advantage of a number of dynamics in American politics as they exist right now. This is...
  • GOP candidate Carson visits border

    08/20/2015 8:26:29 AM PDT · by HiJinx · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | August 20, 2015 | Eric Petermann
    NACO — Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican candidate for the party’s nomination for president, had his eyes opened to the challenges of securing the U.S./Mexico border on Wednesday and said solving the problem is a matter of national security worthy of military involvement. “I think this is a solvable problem, but we lack the will to do something about it in Washington,” Carson said during a two-hour trip through the county, including a visit to a fenced area near the Naco Port of Entry. Getting out at a basin near the Green Brush Draw on John Ladd’s ranch, Dr. Carson...
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • OBAMA FREED CRIMINAL ALIEN WHO SET POLICE INFORMANT ON FIRE

    08/19/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/19/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      There are lots of DREAMERs out there dreaming terrible dreams. But we can't possibly deport them as they are part of the fabric of their communities. And besides, it would hurt the ability of the police to win the trust of illegal aliens who set police informants on fire. An Arizona lawman blasted the federal government Tuesday over an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy he said sprang criminal immigrants on the law-abiding public. With the loved ones of crime victims at his side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spotlighted three criminals, including a Russian national who set a...
  • State issues new rules on abortion tissue (Arizona)

    08/18/2015 1:23:44 PM PDT · by Morgana
    yourwestvalley.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX -- Abortion providers must now tell the state what happens to tissue from abortions in an effort to ensure nothing is being illegally sold despite the lack of evidence anyone in Arizona is breaking any laws. The state Department of Health Services late Friday filed emergency rules with the Secretary of State's Office to mandate that each report of an abortion now contain "the final disposition'' of such tissue from what the agency calls "unborn children.'' It also requires abortion to providers to detail if they provide the tissue for another person, provide that person's name and address, any...
  • Donald Trump leads big in new Arizona poll as Carson, Fiorina gain

    08/18/2015 9:25:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 91 replies
    bizjournals.com ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Donald Trump holds a big lead among Arizona Republican voters in a new poll as the outsiders and business members of the race for the presidential nod seem to be impressing state voters. The poll was conducted by Mike Noble’s MBQF, a public affairs firm in Phoenix. Trump garnered 28 percent of the support in the poll, up from 26.5 percent in a late July poll. Two other outsiders, surgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are next with 15.2 percent and 10.4 percent, respectively. They both gained ground in the poll after the first GOP primary...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • Veterans honored on 70th anniversary of WWII end

    08/17/2015 1:32:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Conducted in coordination with similar ceremonies held around the world, local military and civilian officials, state agency representatives, and the friends and families of veterans of World War II gathered at Southern Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery on Sunday to honor those who served in the last world conflict. Taking place within days of the 70th anniversary of the Japanese announcement of its surrender and the end of the war, the ceremony was an opportunity to continue to recognize and honor the millions of men and women who served at home and abroad during World War II, said...
  • Exclusive — ‘The Year America Strikes Back’ At DC: Ben Carson To Tour Border After Thousands...

    08/16/2015 6:05:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/16/15 | Matthew Boyle
    GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson—a non-politician who’s polling in second place right behind billionaire businessman Donald Trump—will tour the U.S. border with Mexico after speaking at a rally with thousands of concerned citizens in Phoenix, Arizona. The border tour will be in part by helicopter, led by a local border sheriff, and the only news outlet with exclusive access on the chopper for a firsthand report on Carson’s tour will be Breitbart News.“It’s literally growing by the hour,” Carson spokesman Doug Watts told Breitbart News exclusively on Saturday evening of the planned Tuesday evening rally with Carson in Phoenix....
  • Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

    08/16/2015 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 188 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/16/2015 | Stephen Braun
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end "birthright citizenship" for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only "the good ones." Trump described his expanded vision of how to secure American borders during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," saying that he would push to end the constitutionally protected right of any family living illegally inside the U.S. ...
  • Graham: Trump going backward on immigration

    08/16/2015 1:13:04 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/16/15 | Vicki Needham
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) expressed concern Sunday that the Republicans’ leading candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination is going down the wrong road on immigration reform. Graham said that Donald Trump is embracing self-deportation that calls for all 11 million illegal immigrants to walk back to where they came from and “maybe we’ll let some of them come back.” “But I hope we don’t go down that road as a party,” Graham told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “So the leading contender Mr. Trump is going backward on immigration and I think he will take us all with him if...
  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • Carly Fiorina’s conversion from Hillary Clinton fan to fervent critic

    08/16/2015 6:48:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/14/15 | Ruth Marcus
    In 2010, the then-GOP Senate nominee went all middle-school-cafeteria on her Democratic opponent’s hairdo. “God, what is that hair? Sooo yesterday,” Fiorina, already miked up, commented, quoting an aide’s assessment. Two years earlier, in the makeup room at ABC’s “This Week” with me, Fiorina said something that, at the time, was mildly interesting, but is now revelatory. It was May 2008, close to the end of the long primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and we were discussing the two Democratic contenders. At which point Fiorina, then a campaign surrogate for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, offered some...
  • Jeff Flake comes out against Iran deal

    08/15/2015 1:40:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), one of the few potential GOP supporters of the international accord over Iran's nuclear program, announced Saturday he would oppose the deal, dealing a blow to the White House. Flake said in a lengthy statement that while the deal includes limits on Iran's ability to produce enough material for a nuclear bomb for some time, "these benefits are outweighed by severe limitations" on Congress and future administrations "in responding to Iran’s non-nuclear behavior in the region." “While Congress has received assurances from the administration that it does not forfeit its ability to impose sanctions on Iran...
  • The US Air Force Is Sending 12 A-10 Warthogs To Eastern Europe To Deter Russian Aggression

    08/15/2015 8:51:46 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    BI/ The Fiscal Times ^ | 8-15-2015 | Martin Matishak
    Martin Matishak, The Fiscal Times August 14, 2015 The Air Force didn’t help its long-standing argument that the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jet should be retired when the service announced this week it would deploy more of the aircraft to Europe this fall. The 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia announced it will send 12 attack planes and crews to Central and Eastern European to bolster NATO’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve,” an ongoing show of military might meant to deter Russian aggression in the region. In March, the Air Force deployed a dozen A-10s from Davis-Monthan Air Force...
  • Are we witnessing another collapse of the party system?

    08/15/2015 5:23:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    personalliberty.com ^ | Bob Livingston
    I know it’s still early, but it’s beginning to appear this election cycle that conventional wisdom may not hold. The pundit class and the establishment politicians inhabiting the insular bubble that is the District of Criminals are flummoxed. They can’t fathom why the hoi polloi will not fall in line behind establishment-approved candidates (and there are several, but particularly they are Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton). Some pundits are even offering to turn in their “pundit license.” For example, The Washington Post’s Charles Lane told Brett Baier on Fox News’ Special Report last week: “I think I’m going to have...
  • Trump: "Be Careful Carly"

    08/14/2015 10:00:43 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 August 2015 14 August 2014 | by Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump warned fellow candidate Carly Fiorina “Be careful Carly” in a speech in New Hampshire on Friday. After arguing that fellow candidates South Carolina Senator Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)and former Texas Governor Rick Perry fell in the polls after attacking him, Trump said, “Carly was a little nasty to me. Be careful Carly. Be careful. But I can’t say anything to her, because she’s a woman, and I don’t want to be accused of being tough on women. I can’t do that, right? Can I do that? Women, am I allowed to fight back? Am I...
  • Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case

    08/14/2015 3:44:50 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    2016 Washington Nation World Our Team CNN.com Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Updated 4:24 PM ET, Fri August 14, 2015 Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. (CNN)A federal appeals court Friday dismissed a case brought by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenging President Barack Obama's contentious executive actions on immigration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed a lower...
  • Justice Department Joins Private Discrimination Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    08/14/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    A U.S. District Court judge in Arizona granted a Justice Department motion to intervene in Melendres v. Arpaio, a private lawsuit filed against Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio...Later that year, the court issued an injunction instituting reforms to Sheriff Arpaio's department's enforcement operations. Thursday's ruling gives the Justice Department enforcement powers to carry out the injunction and monitoring for future violations as well. [snip]
  • Appeals court rejects Arpaio challenge to Obama deportation amnesty

    08/14/2015 9:36:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Judge says amnesty ‘arguably crosses the line’Sheriff Joe Arpaio can’t sue the Obama administration to stop the president’s deportation amnesty, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decision saying it was too tenuous to try to argue that the amnesty will entice other illegal immigrants to try to make the crossing. The ruling marks a legal victory for Homeland Security — albeit a narrow one, because the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia didn’t reach the actual substance of the president’s tentative amnesty program, instead saying the Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff didn’t prove he was...
  • Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so

    08/13/2015 9:44:01 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 63 replies
    JTA ^ | aug 13 2015 | JTA
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement. “Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., wrote in an Op-Ed on CNN’s website. “It isn’t a perfect agreement,” he said. “But it is a strong one. This agreement is, in my opinion, the most effective, realistic way to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon anytime in the next 15 years.”
  • When Is Donald Trump Going to Release His College Transcripts?

    08/13/2015 12:50:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/13/2015 | Rick Moran
    As PJM’s D.C. Editor Bridget Johnson reports, Donald Trump once again hurled a personal insult at a rival for the nomination that questions the candidate’s intelligence.He said that Jeb Bush was “not a smart person” and Marco Rubio was “foolish and stupid.” He called John McCain a “dummy.” He said that Rick Perry should “take an IQ test.”Now he comes out and says Rand Paul is “a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain.”What is it with these sandbox epithets? Five year olds shout “stupid” and “dummy” at one another, not grown men seeking the most powerful office in...
  • Census: Record 42.1 million immigrants in U.S., Mexicans drive latest surge

    08/13/2015 10:10:05 AM PDT · by jpsb · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 13, 2015 | Census
    A new analysis of legal and illegal immigrant counts by the Census Bureau revealed Thursday that there is a record 42.1 million in the United States, an explosion that is being driven by Mexicans flooding across the border.
  • Indians say EPA trying to swindle them in mine spill

    08/12/2015 2:21:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 12, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA is trying to cheat Navajo Indians by getting them to sign away their rights to future claims from the agency’s Gold King Mine disaster, tribal officials charged Wednesday, adding more to the administration’s public relations problems over the spill that threatens critical Southwest waterways. EPA officials were going door-to-door asking Navajo, some of whom don’t speak English as their primary language, to sign a form that offers to pay damages incurred so far from the spill, but waiving the right to come back and ask for more if their costs escalate or if they discover bigger problems, ......
  • EPA Causes Massive Hazardous Spill in West

    08/11/2015 1:22:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Earlier this month, employees of the Environmental Protection Agency, acting in their official capacities, caused one of the largest hazardous waste spills in recent history. “For almost a week, a torrent of toxic sludge — the color of hot mustard and rife with poisonous metals — has been flowing through Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. On Monday, the governor of Colorado declared a belated state of emergency, as officials announced that the popular Animas River would remain closed until at least Aug. 17,” NBC reports. The “transparent” Obama administration, however, is hiding the actual details of how the agency ostensibly...
  • Sheriff Arpaio says federal judge “hated” him, has been out to get him

    08/11/2015 11:27:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 11, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Judge is pursuing contempt after finding sheriff’s office discriminated against HispanicsMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has petitioned to have the federal judge who’s investigating him kicked off the case, telling an appeals court that Judge G. Murray Snow’s wife admitted to friends that her husband was intent on destroying the Arizona lawman. Judge Snow has been battling Sheriff Arpaio for years, and in 2013 ruled that the Maricopa County department discriminated against Hispanics by targeting them for immigration enforcement. Earlier this year the judge began contempt proceedings, accusing the sheriff of intentionally ignoring his orders — but Sheriff Arpaio says...
  • Transparently Predictable Political Tripwires: Tonight, Carly Fiorina

    08/10/2015 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 38 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 8/10/15 | Sundance
    Transparently Predictable Political “Tripwires”.. August 10, 2015 First the good news ! Many people are beginning to have the awakening, the fundamental paradigm shift needed to understand the rather complex construct of the GOPe machine. At the request of many people who are only recently accepting the scope of the ruse, that is the 2016 GOP primary, we are going to begin identifying the “tripwires” before they are crossed, and then highlighting the tripwire WHEN it is crossed. Yesterday we told you of a specific “tripwire” to look for. Today, we share what it looks like moments before it is...
  • Three More States End Taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 11:37:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 7, 2015 | 5:00 PM EDT | Abigail Wilkinson
    Three more states—Alabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire—have cut off state funding to Planned Parenthood (PP) in the wake of recent videos released by the Center for Medical Progress that appear to show PP officials negotiating over the sale of aborted baby organs and tissue. The three are the latest states to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker ended state funding of abortion-performing facilities, including Planned Parenthood, in 2011. According to LifeSiteNews, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and Texas also prohibit state funds from going to any facility that performs abortions. …
  • Trump: You Will Know that He has Gone Too Far When Ted Cruz Criticizes Him Directly

    08/10/2015 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 173 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Rich Lowrey
    People are again predicting his demise. The widely admired Megyn Kelly is definitely a riskier target for him than John McCain was. But since an enormous amount of his appeal is based on saying outrageous things and not apologizing for them, it’d be foolish to think that anything that has transpired since Thursday will sink him. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if the debate and its aftermath check or reverse the progress he’d been making in the internals of the polls (higher favorable ratings, fewer Republicans saying they’d never consider voting for him, etc.). I basically only have one barometer...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Commissary reformers eye repeal of ‘cost-plus-5%' pricing

    08/09/2015 8:22:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    Defense officials appear ready to ask Congress to repeal a law that commissaries must sell products at cost plus 5 percent, a formula that for decades has ensured commissary shoppers everywhere pay the same prices. Officials have drafted a replacement formula that would allow prices to vary from store to store to meet a new twin goal: reducing taxpayer support for commissaries while maintaining still attractive savings for patrons. Variable pricing would seek to keep savings consistent across the commissary system by pegging local commissary prices for a market basket of goods at some target percentage level below prices of...
  • THOUGHTS ON BERNIE SANDERS BEING FORCED AWAY FROM HIS OWN RALLY BY BLACK LIVES MATTER AGITATORS

    08/08/2015 9:51:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    Bernie Sanders was forced to exit the stage of his own rally in Seattle by Black Lives Matter agitators. They would also disrupted Sanders and Martin O'Malley during their appearance at the Netroots Convention in Phoenix last month and cut considerably into their speaking time. SNIP Could Taibbi please tell me exactly how many Republican presidential candidates have been forced off the stage of their own rallies? SNIP
  • Will EPA’s Clean Power Plan doom Colorado’s coal industries?

    08/08/2015 1:57:16 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 30, 2015 | Marjorie Haun
    Gov. John Hickenlooper has pledged that Colorado will comply with the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, but this effort to cut so-called “CO2 pollution” could come at a dear price to the state’s coal industry. ... Colorado is among the top states in coal production and consumption. In the year 2013, 64 percent of energy produced in Colorado came from coal, 20 percent from natural gas, and around 15 percent from various renewables including hydroelectric, biomass, solar and wind. The history of Colorado’s coal mining industry stretches over the past two centuries. Not to mention, coal jobs have a multiplier effect...
  • LLEGAL ALIEN CRIME ACCOUNTS FOR OVER 30% OF MURDERS IN MANY STATES

    08/08/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 8, 2015 | TOM TANCREDO
    Let’s look at a few numbers. You haven’t seen them in the New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, or the Miami Herald, nor have they been featured on NBC Nightly news or CNN. So, the average American is blissfully unaware of them. Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%. During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those...
  • The EPA is polluting our rivers. Where’s the outrage? ( Colorado, NM ..)

    08/08/2015 12:16:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    THE AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH ^ | August 7, 2015 | Nicholas Staropoli
    The EPA announced that some of its regulators working in Colorado dumped a million gallons of orange waste water containing sediments and metals into the Animas river. In their defense the machinery they were working with was described as heavy so there’s that. Oh, and they said it was an accident. The companies responsible for Love Canal in the 1970s probably didn’t realize they could use that as an excuse. If a company had done it, there would be Congressional hearings and fines and calls to action, but a spokesman for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife said there’s nothing that...
  • Bomb threat clears stores at Charleston Crossing.

    08/06/2015 7:24:39 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Several businesses were evacuated at the Charleston Crossing Shopping Center across from Walmart on Wednesday afternoon after a threat was received by the Navy Federal Credit Union. Sierra Vista Police responded to the credit union at about 3:50 p.m. “Their call action center, which is in a different state, called them to be advised that a member of the credit union called them, made some veiled threats about some things they have done in the past and that bad things could happen here. They take that as a threat,” said Sgt. Brett Mitchell. At the request of...
  • Arizona, Mexico agreement extends I-11 to Mexico City

    08/06/2015 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Eric Jay Toll
    Interstate 11 is getting another boost with execution of a memorandum of understanding between Arizona and Mexico. One of the four international cooperation agreements to be signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade extends I-11 from Nogales into Mexico to Hermosillo and Mexico City. The international commerce corridor MOU grew out of a conversation between Arizona business leaders, Ducey and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim at the Phoenix Business Journal’s Global Market Discovery series earlier this year. People on the Move Victor Foggie Victor Foggie Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Brian...
  • McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

    08/05/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | John McCain
    Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region. Throughout history, providing for our nation’s infrastructure has been a central priority for both political parties. And, since President Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956, our roads and bridges have served as the backbone to our...
  • Man accused of decapitating wife, dogs and then mutilating himself

    08/04/2015 6:26:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    sentinel republic ^ | August 2, 2015
    Phoenix police say 43-year-old Kenneth Dale Wakefield was booked into Maricopa County jail Saturday afternoon on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty. A man in Arizona is accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs and then mutilating himself. The MCSO booking number is T200136 and he is being held on a $2 million bond. Last weekend, investigators found his wife, 49-year-old Trina Heisch, decapitated inside a home in the 5100 block of N. 13th Place. Two dogs were also found dead inside the house. Both victim and suspect were known to have mental...
  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    08/03/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/1/15 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. "I wouldn't be running in New Hampshire if I thought I couldn't win in New Hampshire," he said. "It will be good for the party to have my voice." Sen. John McCain, Graham's friend and colleague and a two-time New Hampshire primary winner, agrees. He joined Graham on Saturday for a full day of events, including a town hall meeting in Manchester
  • PERRY ON CRITICIZING TRUMP: ‘I WILL NOT BE QUIET’

    08/02/2015 1:31:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 79 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    This week on “Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace ” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) said he will “not be quiet” when it comes to criticizing his rival Donald Trump. Perry said, “I’m not going to be quiet, when Donald Trump shoots a bullet through Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% and hits veterans particularly those that have been captured. I’ll challenge Donald trump. You go tell Marcus Luttrell who was captured by the Taliban that he doesn’t like being around people that have been captured. That is one of the low moments of this campaign from my perspective....