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  • John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal [July 2010]

    02/19/2017 4:46:38 PM PST · by kiryandil · 28 replies
    The Salem-News ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ralph E. Stone
    Remember during the presidential campaign when then Senator Barack Obama made public a video outlining Senator John McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal. Bringing up McCain's role during the campaign wasn't just about his past. Rather, his role in that scandal had possible implications to the present financial crisis. The video shows McCain as someone who helped out a constituent, Charles Keating, while — just like today — taxpayers got stuck with the bill. Just what is the Keating Five scandal? Senator John McCain was one of five senators accused of corruption in 1989 in the Savings and Loan...
  • Feds slam Penzone's 'dangerous' new policy on undocumented inmates

    02/18/2017 6:22:02 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    KVOA 4 Tucson ^ | February 18, 2017 | Written by 12 News
    PHOENIX - Federal immigration officials are ripping Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy on releasing undocumented immigrants from his jails, labeling it an "immediate, dangerous change." "MCSO has implemented a policy which will undoubtedly result in dangerous criminal aliens being released to the street to re-victimize the innocent citizens of that community," U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Yasmeen Pitts O'Keefe said Saturday in a prepared statement. "Additionally, the new policy puts ICE officers at a higher risk as more fugitive operations teams will need to arrest criminal aliens outside of the secure confines of the county jail." Penzone...
  • Torrential Rain Will Threaten The Desert Southwest This Weekend

    02/17/2017 3:58:38 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    BI - Accuweather.com ^ | Alex Sosnowski
    The storm producing torrential rain in coastal Southern California into Friday night will also threaten lives and property in the deserts of Arizona, California and Nevada this weekend. In a sense, the rainfall will be like a fast-moving tropical system. A general 1 to 3 inches of rain will fall with locally higher amounts over the south-facing slopes of the mountains into Saturday night. "Much of this rain may fall in a few hours' time, which is more than enough to cause significant runoff, flash and urban flooding due to the landscape in the region," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan...
  • Is Jeff Flake in trouble?

    02/15/2017 6:14:31 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    Veteran GOP operative Jim Ellis points to the second poll so far this cycle showing Flake in big trouble — not of losing to a Democrat, but of losing his primary. Neither poll is particularly impressive in its pedigree, but the idea that Flake is in trouble is by no means far-fetched.
  • Phoenix turns down petition to adopt sanctuary city status (More winning! Snowflakes wail!)

    02/15/2017 6:08:35 PM PST · by Az Joe · 14 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 2/15/17 | Astrid Galvin
    The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday turned down a petition to adopt sanctuary status for immigrants following a contentious and emotional discussion that ended with chants against the council. The council voted after hours of testimony from about 30 people that often became rowdy and emotional. A majority of people who spoke before the council favored adopting the policy, and many chanted "shame on you" after the council voted against it.
  • Lawmakers move Arizona closer to school-voucher option for all students

    02/12/2017 11:28:37 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Tuscon.com ^ | Feb 10, 2017
    PHOENIX — A Senate panel agreed Thursday to open the door to allowing all 1.1 million students in Arizona schools to use state dollars to attend private or parochial schools, so that parents can choose. The 4-3 vote by the Senate Education Committee followed hours of testimony from people who already get what lawmakers call “empowerment scholarship accounts,” detailing how they’ve helped their children. Eligible groups include children with special needs, those living on tribal reservations and those who attend schools rated D or F, among others. Sen. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, sponsor of SB 1431, said vouchers save taxpayer money....
  • Kellyanne Conway: Making America Look Great Again

    02/10/2017 9:17:11 AM PST · by drewh · 30 replies
    BTV News ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 gmt | Laurie Roberts
    I don’t know why people are up in arms about Kellyanne Conway hawking Ivanka Trump’s clothing line live from the White House briefing room. I mean, it’s not as if she was telling people to go out and buy ugly clothes. Let’s just be honest here. You can’t Make America Great Again until America looks great again, preferably in Ivanka's Kayden4 Dress Pumps. Or in her Pleated Zipper-Trim Scuba Sheath Dress. (Now on sale for $79.99!) Or her Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women. (America, after all, should smell as great as it looks.) But alas, Ivanka’s line...
  • Overnight, the threat of deportation becomes a reality for Arizona mother

    02/10/2017 7:41:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10 Feb 2017 | Caitlin Dickson
    Twenty-one years after moving to the U.S. from her native Guanjuato, Mexico, Guadalupe García de Rayos has been dropped off alone in Nogales, Sonora, a bustling border town just over the 20-foot fence from Arizona and nearly 1,200 miles from the home she left behind at age 14. “That’s a long drive,” her husband, Aaron Rayos, said at a press conference in Phoenix Thursday, the news of his wife’s deportation visibly just starting to sink in. Of course, for undocumented immigrants, the fear of deportation is one that always looms heavily. But, said Rayos, “We never thought this day would...
  • Missing Shadow unmanned aircraft found in Colorado

    02/10/2017 4:35:46 AM PST · by SandRat · 54 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Tanja M. Linton, Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office
    FORT HUACHUCA - The Shadow RQ-7Bv2 unmanned aircraft which lost connectivity with the ground station here Jan. 31 was found today by a hiker in the mountains west of Evergreen, Colorado. No one was injured, but the aircraft has sustained damage. Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado, along with Clear Creek County and Jefferson County, Colorado, Sheriff Departments are currently assisting with security and recovery efforts. Search efforts were aided by the National Radar Forensics Team at 1st Air Force's Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, which specializes in tracking lost and/or downed aircraft. The team...
  • After Years Of Uneventful Check-Ins, Arizona Woman Is Arrested, Deported

    02/09/2017 5:53:20 PM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    NPR ^ | 2/9/2017 | Camila Domonoske
    An Arizona woman who has lived in the U.S. for more than two decades was arrested Wednesday night after her regular check-in with immigration officials and has been deported to Mexico. She was sent to Nogales, Mexico, on Thursday, reports Katherine Fritcke of member station KJZZ. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos' deportation — which has been protested by dozens of activists, some of whom were arrested late Wednesday — is a glimpse of how immigration enforcement is changing under the Trump administration. She had had a deportation order against her for several years but was not considered a priority for deportation...
  • Mother (Law Breaker) deported in Arizona immigration case that sparked protests

    02/09/2017 11:08:51 AM PST · by Az Joe · 99 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-9-17 | Ray Sanchez
    Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a mother of two in Arizona, has been deported to her native Mexico, Carlos Garcia, director of the advocacy organization Puente Arizona, said Thursday. Garcia de Rayos was taken into custody Wednesday and ordered to be deported during her yearly check-in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix.
  • ISIS supporter sentenced to prison in Muhammad cartoon contest attack

    02/08/2017 5:27:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/17
    An American-born Muslim convert convicted of supporting the Islamic State terror group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years behind bars. Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem told the judge in Phoenix he “had nothing to do” with the attack. However, authorities said Kareem provided the cash that his two friends – Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi – used to open fire outside the anti-Islam event in Garland. Simpson and Soofi were killed in a police shootout outside the contest and a security guard was wounded. No one...
  • Intel to invest $7 billion in factory in Arizona, employ 3,000

    02/08/2017 10:17:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02-08-2017 | Intel to invest $7 billion in factory in Arizona, employ 3,000 Anita Balakrishnan
    Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, where the company announced it will invest $7 billion in a factory employing up to 3,000 people. The factory will be in Chandler, Arizona, the company said, and over 10,000 people in the Arizona area will support the factory. Krzanich confirmed to CNBC that the investment over the next three to four years would be to complete a previous plant, Fab 42, that was started and then left vacant. The 7 nanometer chips will be produced there will be "the most powerful computer chips on the planet," Krzanich...
  • NETCOM sponsors Army-wide high-frequency communications exercise

    02/08/2017 7:41:01 AM PST · by SandRat · 25 replies
    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (NETCOM) -- From March 30 to April 1, the Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command will sponsor an Army-wide, low-power, high-frequency communications exercise/competition -- QRPX 2017. The purpose of this event is to allow personnel to train on basic HF radio procedures and to test their HF radio equipment and antennas during a no-threat, semi-competitive environment. Units and personnel from the U.S. and Canadian Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and Military Auxiliary Radio System are invited to train and compete during this event. In order to be eligible to compete for points, units are limited to 20...
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory — nine western states plus Guam — the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • Arizona-Based Redflex Photo Radar Firm to Pay $20 Million to Chicago for Bribery Scheme

    02/06/2017 9:14:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | February 6, 2017
    Photo-enforcement firm Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. announced on Monday that it will pay $20 million to the city of Chicago to settle its high-profile bribery scandal. The Glendale, Arizona-based firm released details of its settlement agreement on the same day that its former CEO, Karen Finley of Cave Creek, is scheduled to report to prison. Finley was sentenced in November to 30 months in federal prison and pay $2 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bribery in Illinois and Ohio. She was supposed to report to the U.S. Marshal's Office in Phoenix on January 3, but that was since...
  • Iraqi and Egyptian Nationals Caught After Sneaking Across Open Border

    02/06/2017 3:24:25 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 23 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 02/06/2017 | byBrandon Darby & Ildefonso Ortiz
    One Iraqi national and one Egyptian national were apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents after the individuals from terror-hotbeds had illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed the concerning apprehensions to Breitbart Texas in a statement. CBP declined to confirm that the foreign nationals were men, though a source operating under the umbrella of their agency claimed they were both males to Breitbart Texas. “USBP agents [U.S. Border Patrol agents] from Lordsburg Station apprehended two individuals, one Iraqi national and the other from Egypt, while on patrol Saturday at 2:15 p.m. local time along...
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Report: BLM agent in ethics probe threatened retaliation: 'Grenades will go off' (Dan Love)

    02/02/2017 5:55:44 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    Deseret News ^ | February 1, 2017 | Amy Joi O'Donoghue
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General investigated an unnamed Bureau of Land Management supervisory agent in Salt Lake City for more than a year on ethics complaints, with the independent panel concluding that breaches had occurred. The agent, which the Deseret News has confirmed is Dan Love through a source familiar with the investigation, is accused of using his position to secure preferential treatment for his family during the 2015 Burning Man event in Nevada, including using federal law enforcement officers as personal escorts for their safety, using his BLM vehicle to transport his girlfriend...
  • Supreme Court mostly rejects Arizona immigration law; gov says 'heart' remains

    02/03/2017 7:57:41 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 JUNE 2012 | CNN
    In a decision sure to ripple across the political landscape in a presidential election year, the court's 5-3 ruling upheld the authority of the federal government to set immigration policy and laws.
  • Phoenix city council to vote on becoming sanctuary city in two weeks

    02/01/2017 6:38:31 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    http://ktar.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | KTAR.com
    PHOENIX — The Phoenix City Council will be asked to vote in two weeks on the issue of becoming a sanctuary city, a councilman said Wednesday. “A citizen dropped off a petition requiring a public vote on whether or not the city of Phoenix is going to vote on becoming a sanctuary city,” Councilman Sal DiCiccio said, who also tweeted the news.
  • Army researchers work with Marine mechanics on 3-D printing hydraulics

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- For Marine Corps aviators, hydraulics are critical part of performing all the heavy lifting required during aircraft operations. Marine Cpl. Habtamu Sharew and Lance Cpl. Juan Herreragonzalez know that better than anyone. The two are hydraulic mechanics from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. They work specifically on the hydraulics systems. Not long ago, they entered their idea for streamlining hydraulic line maintenance into the 2016 Marine Corps Logistic Innovation Challenge. Out of more than 300 entries, theirs was chosen as one of 18 to move to the next step. That brought...
  • Trump's First Week: For Many In Arizona, It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

    01/31/2017 5:47:35 PM PST · by drewh · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1.31.17 3:00 | Nigel Duara
    Aross the massive mall parking lot from the Red Lobster, Rush Limbaugh’s radio show blared from the speakers of a silver sedan, idling near Party City with its windows down. The nominal topic Monday was the alleged liberal assault on NFL quarterback Tom Brady, but Limbaugh had long since moved on: to a border wall, suspicions of nationwide protests and President Trump’s response to the threat posed by foreigners. Nodding approvingly in the driver’s seat was Doyle MacCree, 84, of Goodyear, a conservative suburb west of Phoenix. Here, more than 120 miles from the border, Arizona voters outraged with President...
  • Former head of Boulder City’s animal shelter receives 90-day jail sentence

    01/31/2017 3:29:32 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 10 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 1/31/2017 | By BROOKE WANSER
    The former head of Boulder City’s animal shelter was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for needlessly euthanizing her own dog. Mary Jo Frazier pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of animal cruelty after admitting she killed her dachshund. She previously denied allegations that she euthanized animals for fun at the shelter.
  • McCain, Again the Maverick, Challenges President Trump

    01/31/2017 11:21:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 81 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2017 | Gerald F. Seib
    Sen. McCain has served notice he is the Republican lawmaker most willing to defy the new Republican president. In just over a week’s time, Mr. McCain has called the new Trump ban on immigration from a set of Muslim-majority countries a recruiting boon for Islamic State radicals; threatened to codify Russian economic sanctions into law to prevent Mr. Trump from lifting them; called the president’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “a serious mistake”; and called the idea of imposing a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall “insane.” The senator also served noticed...
  • Scottsdale PD find illegal weapons stash of guns, body armor & 10K rounds of ammo

    01/31/2017 6:08:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    abc15 ^ | 30 January, 2017 | Joe Enea
     Isa Ali Imran MCSO SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale fraud investigation led police to the Chandler home of a convicted felon allegedly in possession of 11 guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and body armor. Court records show that police raided a home in Chandler and found multiple weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armor and a sniper rifle in the home of a convicted felon from California. Police report that in late November 2016 they became aware of 'suspicious fraudulent activity' at two high-end jewelry stores in Scottsdale. They say a man, later identified as 33-year-old Isa Ali...
  • Piping in the Haggis Sierra Vista Heiland Lad’s and Lassies celebrate Scottish culture

    01/31/2017 6:01:16 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Attendees at Saturday’s Rabbie Burns Supper in the clubhouse of Vista View Resort stood tall and proud as the Sierra Vista Heiland Lad’s and Lassies played the ceremonial Piping in of the Haggis as they circled the venue while holding a fine platter of Haggis. Escorts were led by bagpiper Cris Criscola and the Kelties including Larry Bowman, Jim Daglish, Ben Middleton, Howard Slater, and David Walker. Ode to the Haggis and Selkirk Grace by Andy Fulton added to the night's highlights. Directly following the parade, Andy Fulton stood at the buffet table and kicked off the meal by reciting...
  • John McCain says President Trump's travel ban will "give ISIS some more propaganda"

    01/29/2017 9:33:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 119 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1/29/17 | Emily Schultheis
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying it has been a “confused process” that will only give the terror group ISIS “more propaganda.” “The good news is that it’s only got to do with a pause,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation. “The bad news is that obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted.” McCain said that it’s important to understand the “ramifications of this kind of action,” which has been roundly criticized by foreign leaders. “The effect will probably in some areas give ISIS some more propaganda,”...
  • BLM Still Harassing Jeanette Finicum...

    01/29/2017 8:14:00 AM PST · by AZHSer · 17 replies
    The Free Range Report ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | Carrie Stadheim
    Rather than allow Jeanette to take over the grazing allotments after LaVoy's Death, State BLM representatives said she was not considered heir to the allotments, even though she was the widow of one. They told her the grazing permits terminated upon his death and that she would have to start over at square one with the application process to graze her (their) cattle on the allotment.
  • Former Felon With Restored Gun Rights Saved Trooper In Arizona Ambush

    01/25/2017 12:18:46 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 9 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 1/25/2017 | Bob Owens
    Consider former felon Thomas Yoxall’s debt to society paid in full, with interest. The man who shot and killed an assault suspect on a dark highway in Arizona, rescuing a state trooper, said on Wednesday that he doesn’t think of himself as a hero. The Good Samaritan had requested media anonymity since the early-morning January 12 incident on Interstate 10. Today, he made his first appearance since the incident at a news conference at the headquarters of the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He identified himself as Thomas Yoxall, 43, a maintenance supervisor with a passion for photography and reading....
  • Trump Admin to hold EPA accountable for massive toxic river spill

    01/24/2017 8:35:00 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    The Free Range Report ^ | 01/22/2016 | Chris White
    Republicans and Democrats have criticized the agency’s decision to ignore victims associated with the Gold King Mine spill, which released 3 million gallons of dangerous metals like lead, cadmium and arsenic into the Animas River. Citizens of the Rocky Mountain state are relying on the incoming Trump administration to require that the EPA pay damages in the wake of a massive agency-caused toxic water spill in Colorado. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, a tribe whose water supply was affected by spill, said he’s hoping Congress and the Trump administration will force the EPA to take responsibility. “There is no reason...
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake'

    01/23/2017 12:54:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/2016 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump on Monday, warning that his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will spark a wave of negative consequences. “President Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain said in a statement.
  • John McCain: ´I Do Not Know´ If I Have Confidence In Donald Trump

    01/22/2017 3:56:30 PM PST · by drewh · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 1/22/17 10:24 AM | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_)
    Arizona Sen. John McCain on Sunday said that he is still uncertain about whether President Trump will lead a successful administration. Asked if he has "confidence" in America's new commander in chief, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee twice said: "I do not know." "I do not know because has made so many comments that are contradictory," McCain told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "But I think the fact that he's appointed and nominated these outstanding individuals is bound to be an encouraging sign," he continued. "I trust them and have worked with them over many years." Stay abreast of...
  • McCain: I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Team

    01/22/2017 11:17:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 1/22/17 | newsmax
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday praised President Donald Trump's national security selections, declaring "I couldn't have picked a better team." In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the Arizona Republican also said he intended to vote to confirm Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "I have the utmost confidence in General [James] Mattis, General [Michael] Flynn, General [John] Kelly, Dan Coates," McCain said of Trump's Defense Secretary, national security adviser, Homeland Security Secretary and director of national intelligence, respectively. "I couldn't have picked a better team. So I'm confident that he'll listen to them and be guided by them."
  • Senate panel ups the ante for theft of stars and stripes

    01/22/2017 8:14:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A flag is a flag. But a Senate panel agreed Thursday to make it so you'll spend more time behind bars for stealing the Stars and Stripes.
  • Sierra Vista designated as a ‘Great American Defense Community’

    01/20/2017 7:49:55 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies
    tUCSON NEWA NOW ^ | Elizabeth Walton, Digital Content Producer
    SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The City of Sierra Vista has received designation as a Great American Defense Community member by the Association of Defense Communities. The Arizona city is one of eight across the U.S. that received the designation for 2017. “Our community has always supported and welcomed the soldiers and families who call Fort Huachuca home. It’s just part of who we are,” Sierra Vista Mayor Rick Mueller says. “This honor celebrates the efforts of the entire Sierra Vista community and the many local organizations that ensure our service members and their families have all their...
  • Trump signals he's softening on immigration as he says he's 'working on a plan' that will make DREA

    It wouldn't allow the full title. Anyways, the subtitle: "He called the plight of children who were brought into the country illegally by their relatives 'a very tough situation' and suggested that he's thinking about letting them stay."
  • Russia Today Daniel McAdams: John McCain passed dossier to make Trump look bad; now he’s trying to s

    01/18/2017 7:27:42 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 18 January 2017 | Russia Today
    McCain had a private meeting with FBI Director James Comey to hand him a dossier on Trump in a ploy to make him look bad, claims Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. Now McCain is attempting to disassociate himself from it, he added. US Senator John McCain said last week's leak of an unverified report on Russia having compromising information on Donald Trump was “totally wrong” and that someone must be held responsible for it. RT: John McCain, who passed the unverified information to the FBI himself now claims that those behind its leak must be responsible for it....
  • Good Samaritan who saved trooper says God put him there

    01/18/2017 9:36:03 AM PST · by Rio · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/16/2016 | Phil Gast and Steve Almasy
    A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He's trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday.
  • Governor's grab of cash for roads risks fight in legislature

    01/17/2017 11:14:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 17, 2017 | Bob Christie, Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's decision to again take for other uses state gas tax money intended to help cities and counties build and repair roads is getting a cold reception from some in the Legislature. The Republican governor's budget proposal for the year starting July 1 eliminates $86.5 million in highway spending in the current year, a decision likely to spur a fight with lawmakers from both parties who have been seeking a permanent stop to shifts of cash for road work to other uses. Legislation that would bar the practice and require gas tax money only...
  • Former Ariz. Gov. Napolitano hospitalized due to side effects from cancer treatment

    01/17/2017 8:03:38 PM PST · by bkopto · 24 replies
    12 News KPNX ^ | 1/17/2017 | staff
    The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former Homeland Security secretary and Arizona governor, is in the hospital due to side effects from cancer treatment. UC said she was diagnosed with cancer at the end of August and her treatment is almost complete. She has continued to work at "full capacity," according to the university, while undergoing the treatment. Due to side effects, she was hospitalized Monday and is expected to be discharged this week, UC officials said.
  • DPS identifies man who shot, wounded trooper near Tonopah (AZ)

    01/16/2017 8:06:30 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    AZFamily.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Catherine Holland
    MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally. Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference. “We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer...
  • John McCain: 'Never forgive' John Lewis over vague church bombing reference

    01/15/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Madison Underwood
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has been known to hold a grudge, but there's one grudge the Republican from Arizona has been holding for nearly five years now. It stems back to comments U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, made during the 2008 presidential race, when McCain and his veep pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were running a heated campaign against then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a lengthy New Republic interview with McCain published Tuesday, McCain compares some of the rhetoric his campaign was using against Obama ("palling around with terrorists") to rhetoric directed at his campaign. "With all due...
  • Several Good Samaritans Helped Wounded AZ Trooper

    01/15/2017 5:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Image from 12news.comIt was not just one good Samaritan that helped the wounded Arizona State Trooper.  We now know that there were at least three good Samaritans. The first was the man who was headed to California with his wife when he saw the Trooper, Edward Anderson, with an attacker on top of him, pounding Anderson’s head into the pavement, Trayvon Martin style. His ability to quickly assess the situation and take action is somewhat remarkable. The event occurred at milepost 89 on I-10, at about 4:30 a.m. There are no street lights in this remote area.  That...
  • Passing driver kills man attacking Arizona trooper on road

    01/13/2017 8:17:09 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    theeagle.com ^ | January 12, 2017 8:02 pm | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and wounded an Arizona state trooper Thursday along a remote highway and then started slamming the helpless officer's head into the pavement as the two struggled was shot to death by a passing driver, authorities said. Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital. "My trooper would not be alive without his assistance," DPS Director Frank Milstead said of the driver who...
  • Ambushed Arizona Trooper Saved by Armed Passing Motorist Who Shot Attacker Dead

    01/12/2017 9:15:20 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    nbcnews ^ | Jan 12 2017 | nbcnews
    An armed passing motorist was credited with saving the life of an Arizona state trooper by shooting and killing a gunman who ambushed the trooper in the middle of a lonely interstate highway before dawn Thursday. "I would just say at this point, thank you, because I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said after he met with the seriously injured trooper at the hospital. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers this morning for our Trooper that was shot. Looks like he will...
  • Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman

    01/12/2017 5:12:22 PM PST · by Twotone · 19 replies
    ABC7.com ^ | Jan. 12, 2017 | staff
    An Arizona trooper trying to help a motorist in a rollover crash was shot in an ambush-style attack by a random suspect, who was then fatally shot by a Good Samaritan driving by. The trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) was at a traffic stop when he received a report about a driver whose car was shot at near a median at milepost 81 on Interstate 10, reported ABC15, an ABC affiliate in Arizona. The trooper left the traffic stop to investigate this call when he came across a rollover crash and saw that a woman had...
  • Trooper Shot in ‘Ambush’ Attack on Arizona Highway; Passerby Fatally Shoots Suspect

    01/12/2017 12:33:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    ktla ^ | 01/02/2017
    An armed passerby fatally shot a suspect who had opened fire on a trooper in an apparent ambush attack as the law enforcement officer, who was responding to a shots fired call, stopped to investigate a car crash along Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Thursday. The incident started shortly before 4:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median, television station KPHO in Phoenix reported. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, the trooper was responding to the shots fired call when he came upon...
  • McCain, Graham Push Bipartisan Bill to Increase Russia Sanctions

    01/12/2017 12:03:36 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 10, 2017
    John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are set to release a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on Russia over the country's interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017, whose chief sponsor is Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, will depute at an afternoon press conference, Politico reports. The bill is intended as a message that the GOP wishes to repudiate Russia for its hostile actions despite Republican president-elect Donald Trump has publicly questioned the country's involvement in the hack of the Democratic National Committee.