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  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • SV native to participate at 58th presidential inauguration

    11/28/2016 1:46:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    If someone told U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Tilton one year ago that he would have a hand in the upcoming presidential inauguration, he would’ve called them a liar. “From the time I was given the heads up to now, still feels quite surreal,” said Tilton. The Sierra Vista native joined the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place Jan. 20. The task force is charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period. Tilton is the operations officer of the task force’s Joint Team of Records. “Our...
  • EYES in the sky after Christma. MAYBe,

    11/27/2016 8:36:00 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    If you’ve shaken that present with your name on it under the Christmas tree, and you think it’s the drone you have been asking for, prepare to register that new toy with the Federal Aviation Administration. Beginning last December, owners of Unmanned Aerial Systems weighing a half pound or more were required to register the device online with the federal agency, or risk civil penalties up to $27,500 and possible criminal charges that carry fines of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment for three years.
  • Federal Water Rights Threaten Local Wells

    11/25/2016 12:56:16 PM PST · by exbrit · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 11/24/16 | Eric Petermann
    If the federal water rights sought by the Bureau of Land Management for the San Pedro subwatershed are granted by an Arizona court, existing residential wells near the river could be shut down and real estate development would be stopped, Cochise County Supervisor Pat Call said in a Herald/Review interview.
  • News conference called on Obama's birth certificate

    11/24/2016 9:05:47 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 108 replies
    WND ^ | November 24, 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    WND has learned that a news conference has been scheduled for Dec. 15 to make public the final conclusions of the investigation by the Cold Case Posse in Arizona’s Maricopa County under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was defeated Nov. 8 in his bid for a seventh term. On Wednesday, the PPSIMMONS blog, affiliated with author, pastor and radio host Carl Gallups, reported Arpaio had been planning to announce the news conference on a Phoenix television station, but the interview was postponed. Gallups confirmed, however, that a press conference regarding the birth certificate has been scheduled for Dec. 15 at 4...
  • Biological Male Dominates Women’s Cycling Competition (Sicko BS)

    11/23/2016 6:02:01 AM PST · by Strac6 · 81 replies
    A 36-year-old biological male dominated the women’s division of the El Tour de Tucson last weekend, an annual cycling competition in Arizona that attracts thousands of amateur and professional cyclists. Jillian Bearden — who identifies as a transgender women — won the 106-mile race in 4 hours and 36 minutes, the Arizona Daily Star reported. Bearden finished approximately 25 minutes behind former Mexican Olympian cyclist Hugo Rangel, who took home first place in the men’s division. “It’s absolutely huge,” Bearden told the Daily Star, referring to his victory. “We’re at a moment of time — especially now — where not...
  • Arizona Border Ranchers Wants Trump to Keep Word and Build Wall

    11/22/2016 6:29:55 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 33 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | 11/22/16 | Michel Marizco
    Few of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises resonated as deeply as his promise to build a wall. In 2015, he gave the first of many speeches outlining his immigration plans, the cornerstone of which was a wall with Mexico. "We’re going to work on numerous things. The first is building a wall, which Mexico will pay for. Okay? We’re going to build it. I know how to do it. It’s going to be real wall, not a toy wall like we have right now," Trump said.
  • McCain to Trump: Waterboarding Won't Be Reinstated

    11/20/2016 12:14:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 19, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A leading Republican voice on national security matters said Saturday he doesn't care what President-elect Donald Trump says, the United States will not reinstate waterboarding. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said at the Halifax International Security Forum that any attempt to bring back harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, would quickly be challenged in court. "I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it," McCain said to applause during a...
  • Abortion Clinic Sues to Block Investigation of Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    11/19/2016 3:09:11 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News | November 18, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    An Arizona abortion facility filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the state Attorney General’s Office from receiving detailed information about its handling of aborted babies’ body parts. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Arizona Republic reports Camelback Family Planning, a Phoenix abortion facility, wants a judge to prohibit state investigators from reviewing certain records and to invalidate a subpoena for its owner, Gabrielle Goodrick, to testify.The abortion facility’s lawsuit claims that the attorney general’s office wants to inspect unredacted records of “patients who have had abortions and donated fetal tissue.” It also argues that Goodrick could have to testify about patients under oath.The...
  • Flynn knows Fort Huachuca

    11/19/2016 7:06:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 29 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    News that President-elect Trump has selected Michael T. Flynn as the White House National Security advisors made local ears perk up on Friday. Flynn served with the 111th Military Intelligence Training Brigade, which is stationed here at Fort Huachuca, and he attended both the basic and advanced schools on the local post.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Three Pakistani Men Apprehended in U.S. at Arizona Border

    11/18/2016 6:17:32 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 11/17/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Border Patrol agents in Nogales, AZ, apprehended three Pakistani nationals on Nov. 11. As a standard procedure, agents processed the individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases. Record checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. The individuals are currently in Federal custody while they await the outcome of their immigration cases.
  • Democrat Lawmaker Calls Trump a ‘Bigot,’ ‘Demagogue,’ ‘Sexual Predator,’ ‘Liar,’ ‘Con Artist’

    11/17/2016 10:08:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 17, 2016 | 4:26 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A Democrat congressman told the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that the next president of the United States is a bigot, a demagogue, a liar, a sexual predator and a con artist. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) said in a floor speech at the end of the day’s proceedings that President-elect Donald Trump could not be treated like any other politician or like any other Republican. “Because he is not. Trump represents something much more dangerous,” he said. “While none of us want to be in this case, we have a duty to treat him like the threat that he...
  • John McCain slams prospect of Trump ‘reset’ with Russia

    11/15/2016 3:25:47 PM PST · by McGruff · 148 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 15, 2016 | Guy Taylor
    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain issued a sharp warning Tuesday against the prospect of reset in U.S.-Russia relations — a day after President-elect Donald Trump engaged in an extensive phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr. McCain, who switched back and forth between supporting and criticizing Mr. Trump ahead of last week’s election, said in a statement that he distrusts Mr. Putin, and the idea of pandering to Russia will come at a high price for U.S. interests in the Middle East and beyond. “With the U.S. presidential transition underway, Vladimir Putin has said in recent days...
  • Remarkably, Sarah Palin Plays Goldwater in Trump’s Reagan Revolution

    11/10/2016 6:33:38 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 35 replies
    Libertarian Republic ^ | Nov. 10, 2016 | Josh Guckert
    Conservative columnist George Will is often keen on saying that Barry Goldwater, the man who suffered one of the most catastrophic defeats in American political history, was actually the victor. Will often states that, “We — 27,178,188 of us — who voted for him in 1964 believe he won, it just took 16 years to count the votes.” Will is of course referring to the massive landslide which Ronald Reagan won in 1980, thus leading to a phenomenon known as the “Reagan Revolution.” Un-coincidentally, Goldwater gave Reagan his start in politics with the former’s failed presidential campaign. Reagan famously made...
  • LIVE: Donald Trump Protesters Across America

    11/10/2016 4:59:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 107 replies
    FOX 10 Phoenix Youtube Live stream ^ | November 10, 2016 | FOX 10 Phoenix
    LIVE: Donald Trump Protesters Across America
  • AP: Trump wins Arizona per AP (Foxnews reports)

    11/10/2016 4:43:49 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Just announced on tv.
  • Arizona just awarded to Trump

    11/10/2016 4:41:49 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 39 replies
    FNC | 11/09/16 | vanity
    Just reported on FoxNews a minute ago. Arizone officially rewarded to Trump. What is his total now?
  • Mark Napier defeats Chris Nanos (Dupnik's replacement) in race for Pima County (AZ) Sheriff

    11/09/2016 7:35:25 PM PST · by Suz in AZ · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Caitlin Schmidt
    After maintaining a strong lead as election results rolled in, Mark Napier has defeated current Sheriff Chris Nanos, 56 percent to 44 percent. Napier said that his first priority is to do a "cultural reset" in the Sheriff's department to help restore morale. "To the people who have been given a black eye by all the nonsense that’s been going on and the high-level people who felt under-appreciated and often mistreated by the current administration, we’re going to lift them back up," Napier said. Nanos, a Democrat, was appointed to the position by the board of supervisors in July 2015,...
  • GOP Sen. Jeff Flake: Trump can't win

    11/09/2016 1:30:04 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 6/7/16 | Jon Bat
    Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake says his party's presumptive nominee cannot win the general election. "Let's face it: meet the old Trump, just like the new Trump," Flake said to reporters on Capitol Hill in the Senate hallway. "We've got what we've got. That's not somebody who can win the White House."
  • Voters oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio after charge clouds campaign

    11/09/2016 8:57:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2016 | Jacques Billeaud
    An Arizona sheriff who became a national political figure by cracking down on illegal immigration and jailing inmates in tents lost Tuesday after 24 years in office, eliminating the last vestige of the state's decade-old movement of local police confronting people in the country illegally.
  • John McCain Retains Senate Seat

    11/08/2016 11:51:22 PM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain managed to retain his seat in the upper chamber after edging out his Democratic opponent Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Tuesday. With 23 percent of precepts reporting, the Associated Press called the race with McCain taking in 53 percent of the vote to Kirkpatrick’s 42 percent as of 10:55 p.m. ET.
  • Controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio loses

    11/08/2016 11:39:39 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/09/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN) — Joe Arpaio, the poster child for hardline immigration policy in the United States, has lost his reelection run for sheriff in Arizona's largest county, according to an Associated Press projection.
  • Paul Penzone is the new Maricopa County Sheriff, defeats Joe Arpaio

    11/08/2016 8:50:57 PM PST · by Edmund Walker · 74 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | November 8, 2016 | ABC 15
    Maricopa County has a new sheriff in town. Democrat Paul Penzone beat long-standing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Tuesday in a campaign that featured plenty of attacks on both sides.

    11/08/2016 1:05:04 PM PST · by C19fan · 505 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | November 8, 2016 | Matt Drudge
  • Tim Kaine Cheers End of White Majority in Spanish Address ("You are the Future")

    11/06/2016 5:42:05 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-5-2016 | Julia Hahn
    During an Arizona speech delivered in Spanish, Sen. Tim Kaine cheered the demographic transformation of the United States caused by the nation’s federal immigration policies, telling his Latino audience on Thursday, “You are the future of America.” “By 2050, communities of color will represent the majority of our population,” Kaine said. “So, of course, Latinos will help shape the future of America because you are the future of America.” As the Pew Research Center has documented, this demographic transformation is largely the result of the changes to visa issuance policies enacted into law in 1965 that lifted the immigration controls...
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 9:14:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Nov. 5, 2016 | Bob Christie | AP
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. The unsigned order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law and drew celebration from Democrats. Groups immediately launched renewed efforts to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then stopped after the high-court ruling.
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 7:13 PM EDT | Bob Christie
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get out the vote efforts. The unsigned order from the nation’s highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law and drew celebration from Democrats. Groups immediately launched renewed effort to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then halted them after the high court ruling. The Supreme Court decision called into question what happens to...
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona 'ballot collection' law

    11/05/2016 9:36:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 11/5/16 | Ariane de Vogue
    CNN)The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed an Arizona law barring organizers from picking up ballots and delivering them to election stations to remain in effect. The ruling is a blow to Democrats in the state who say the law could disenfranchise thousands of voters, especially in minority communities that rely upon neighbors and activists to collect and hand-deliver the ballots. Friday, a 6-5 ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction of the law; the Supreme Court's order stays that decision. There were no noted dissents.
  • George Soros Spending $2 Million to Topple Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    11/04/2016 8:00:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 4, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Leftist billionaire George Soros gave a PAC, Maricopa Strong, two million dollars to work to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office. It’s part of his apparent plan to elect local prosecutors who may back his criminal leniency and pro-mass immigration agenda.
  • Vanity--Epic Fail for John McCain Mitt Romney Nov 3 rally in Mesa Az

    11/04/2016 2:47:51 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    John McCain and Mitt Romney held a 'get out the vote" rally last night in Mesa AZ featuring free food and drink. 150 people showed up LMAO.
  • First-Time AZ Voter: My Illegal Immigrant Parents Motivated Me To Vote Because Of Immigration

    11/04/2016 2:16:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 4, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    First-time voter Stephanie Rodriguez, the daughter of illegal immigrants, told an MSNBC reporter Friday she is the only person in her family that can legally vote. Rodriguez, a voter in Arizona, said she cast her vote because of immigration. "I was motivated to vote by my mother, who is not able to vote, as soon as my ballot arrived at home," Rodriguez said. "She was like here it is, Stephanie, you can do it!"
  • Another poll gives Donald Trump lead in Arizona days before general election

    11/04/2016 8:26:18 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies ^ | November 4, 2016 @ 8:05 am | By KTAR.c
    PHOENIX — As Election Day approaches, things are beginning to look up for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Arizona. For the second time this week, a poll has given him a statistically significant lead over his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, in the Grand Canyon State. On Thursday, a poll from NBC News, the Wall Street Journal and Marist gave Trump a 5 percentage point lead among likely voters in the state. He holds a 46-41 advantage, which is larger than the poll’s margin of error of 3.7 percentage points for likely voters. Trump’s lead dropped to 4 percentage points...
  • Hillary Clinton's Rally at ASU: Part Dance Party, Part Plea to Turn Arizona Blue

    11/04/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    The New Times ^ | November 3, 2016 | Miriam Wasser
    With the muted chants of a few protesters in the background — "Lock her up, lock her up" — at least 10,000 Hillary Clinton supporters packed into a field near Arizona State University's Sun Devil Fitness Complex Wednesday night and held a dance party while they waited for the candidate to arrive. Unlike her competitor, Clinton's not known for holding huge rallies — the last time she came to Arizona back in March, she spoke to a few hundred people in a small high school gymnasium — but Wednesday night felt more like an outdoor concert than a political rally....
  • VP candidate Kaine delivers speech in Spanish in Phoenix

    11/03/2016 9:32:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2016 7:47 PM EDT | Astrid Galvan
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine on Thursday delivered what may be the first presidential campaign speech entirely in Spanish as part of Hillary Clinton’s push into traditionally Republican Arizona. The senator from Virginia spoke entirely in Spanish for about half an hour to a small crowd in a largely Hispanic area of Phoenix. He touched on immigration reform, the economy and the importance of being inclusive. He also criticized Republican Donald Trump’s comments about Latinos and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s immigration raids. “With so much at stake for the Hispanic community, it’s important that our campaign use the...
  • "LOCK HER UP' is the New Welcome for All Hillary Campaign Events & Early Voting Polls

    11/02/2016 8:03:20 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Clinton Campaign Schedule of Events ^ | November 2, 2016 | Self interpretation of HRC schedule
    ****URGENT**** Please get out Right Now in front of Hillary at her campaign events. Be safe and have some fun! Get the message out there to people and help Trump win this election. Plenty of opportunities..... Thursday: North Carolina, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New York Friday: Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, NC, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, NH, Massachusetts *** LOCK HER UP! -has to be the new mantra outside of every Clinton sponsored event. LOCK HER UP! signs in front of every early voting poll station. LOCK HER UP! is the chant at sign waving events. LOCK HER UP! needs to get...
  • "Jew - S - A" Questions (Vanity)

    10/31/2016 9:22:12 AM PDT · by chopperman · 20 replies
    Earlier today, I tried to post that the perp was identified but the mods didn't like my source. Now that someone else was able to post it (hit link), I have some advice for Trump's TV supporters to respond to CNN with.
  • Soros Election Tampering Explodes… Illegally Funneling Cash

    10/30/2016 10:49:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Liberal billionaire George Soros is in trouble after a complaint filed with an Arizona county claims that the financier and fundraiser committed campaign finance violations during this election cycle. According to The Associated Press (via WWET-TV), a campaigner for Maricopa County Attorney filed a complaint with the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office last week, alleging that Soros’ political committee, Arizona Safety & Justice, has violated campaign finance law. An attorney for Bill Montgomery, the incumbent, filed the motion on Friday after he said that “the law requires political committees making independent expenditures to a candidate or office within 60 days of an election...
  • Arizona Working on New Rules to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz After It Sold Baby Parts

    10/30/2016 6:03:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | October 28, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Arizona lawmakers have been working hard to try to defund the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, but they have faced numerous roadblocks along the way. This week, state attorneys agreed not to enforce a new state law that would stop taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood in exchange for the abortion giant dropping its lawsuit against the law, the Arizona Daily Star reports. State officials admitted that the law, which would allow the state to cut off Medicaid funding to abortion groups that fail to segregate taxpayer money from funds used for abortions, is not ready to be implemented because...
  • Dirty Rats at Arizona Republic put "Clinton up 5 in AZ" on front page(D0 NOT believe this poll)

    10/30/2016 7:44:56 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 32 replies
    The article about this POLL is dated 10-20-16, 10 DAYS AGO....IT was linked on their front page TODAY & was taken ***10-10-16 through 10-15-16*** and has an undecided of 20%. The 20% undecided are composed of 26% Independents, 19% Republicans and 14% of Democrats THE IN THE POLL HAS DATA IN IT BETWEEN 2 AND 3 WEEKS OLD Their switchboard number: 602-444-8000 Their email address is:
  • Trump rally in Phoenix

    10/29/2016 4:09:11 PM PDT · by UB355 · 56 replies
    Ride side broadcasting ^ | 10/29/2016 | Trump
    On now 31,705 watching
  • LIVE:2 Trump Rallies 10/29/2016 Golden, CO @ 12pm and Phoenix, AZ @ 3pm MT.

    10/29/2016 4:37:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 675 replies
    Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald Trump rally in Golden, CO at the Jefferson County Events Center. Live coverage begins at 12:00 PM MT. Saturday, October 29, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at the Phoenix Convention Center. Live coverage begins at 3:00 PM PT.
  • (Vanity) Trump unleashes ad blitz in AZ

    10/28/2016 12:39:35 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 36 replies
    Have seen a few ads for Trump and 3rd parties for Trump here in Phx previously. Hillary ads have been prolific. Now, over last few days Trump ads have increased 10 fold. Anyone else around the nation want to report where you are located and the ads you are seeing?
  • Donald Trump Jr helps save a stranded motorist between campaign stops in Arizona

    10/28/2016 1:24:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 10.28.16 | staff
    While driving in Arizona between campaign stops on Thursday, Donald Trump's son managed to help a driver stuck in the middle of the road after her car stalled. Donald Trump Jr, the Republican presidential candidate's oldest son, was captured on video pushing an Impala off a busy street in Mesa alongside two other men. The group then called for help and gave the unidentified woman water so she did not get dehydrated in the 100-degree heat, according to The Arizona Republic.
  • Trump to be in NH, ME, IA, CO, AZ next 2 days

    10/27/2016 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 95 replies
  • Election Day concerns have Republican poll watchers signing up in droves

    10/27/2016 9:50:26 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/27/2016 | Andrea Noble
    County-level Republican Party officials in several states are reporting a surge in the number of citizens signing up to be poll watchers on Election Day amid concerns over voter fraud and intimidation. At the Arizona Republican Party’s 2012 poll worker training, 50 to 60 people showed up, said spokesman Tim Sifert. This year, more than 1,000 people have signed up for training so they can be placed at polls to serve as observers. “It’s been more than 10 times the number of people who are interested this time around,” he said. Mr. Sifert attributes the surge in interest among Arizona...
  • Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt

    10/26/2016 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 30 replies
    cbs ^ | October 25, 2016, 7:26 PM
    PHOENIX -- The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was formally charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge’s order in a racial-profiling case. Prosecutors promised two weeks ago that they would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio. But the misdemeanor count wasn’t officially filed against the 84-year-old lawman until U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton signed it. Arpaio, who is up for re-election Nov. 8 seeking his seventh term, could face up to six months in jail if convicted. A misdemeanor conviction would not bar Arpaio from serving as sheriff. The criminal charges stem from the profiling case that Arpaio lost three...
  • AZ Early Voting: 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other.

    10/26/2016 12:58:20 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/26/2016 | The AZ Data Guru
    10/26 @SecretaryReagan unofficial #earlyvoting totals for #AZ: 765,535 ballots received. 38.7% Republican, 36.4% Democrat, 24.9% Other. The Maricopa county numbers indicate to me that Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be re-elected.
  • Arizona Obamacare Plan To Jump By 116 Percent When Premiums Go Up Next Year

    10/26/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/25/16
    Arizona will be hit the hardest whenObamacare premiums go up next year. The Department of Health and Human Services revealed Monday that premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, and that about 1 in 5 consumers will have plans only from a single insurer to pick from, after major national carriers such as UnitedHealth Group, Humana and Aetna scaled back their roles. However, in Arizona, unsubsidized premiums for a hypothetical 27-year-old buying a benchmark “second-lowest cost silver plan” will jump by 116 percent,...
  • Early voting suggests tight race in key states despite Clinton camp boast

    10/24/2016 5:13:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting some “eye-popping” advantages in early voting, in an apparent effort to energize Democratic voters, but preliminary figures suggest the race remains tighter than her aides acknowledge. The preliminary numbers appear to show Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, with an edge in several of the roughly 10 battleground states that will decide the 2016 White House race. “We're seeing eye-popping vote-by-mail application numbers,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on “Fox News Sunday.” In Arizona and North Carolina, for example, more registered Democrats than Republicans have indeed cast early ballots. But such numbers are open to...
  • Arizona Gun Hater, E.J. Montini, Cheers when City Officials Violate the Law

    10/24/2016 12:04:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    E.J. Montini, an Arizona journalist and opinion writer, has been a reliable gun hater.  He is quite willing to call for the legislature to pass laws that chip away at the Second Amendment.  I suspect that he wants people to follow them.But when the legislature passes common sense laws that limit cities’ power, he is all for city officials breaking the law.  From Finally, it looks like someone is standing up to the biggest bully around, the Replican-controlled Arizona Legislature. As well as its sidekick and enforcer, the gun lobby. Last session, Senate President Andy Biggs pushed through...