Congressman Raul Grijalva, a southern Arizona Democrat, has joined 17 other congressmen in asking that President Obama to help reclassify marijuana in the federal drug "scheduling."Marijuana is a Schedule I substance at the federal level, which the Justice Department describes as the "most dangerous ... More >>
It turns out, hoax news reports can do more than make people look really stupid.A Phoenix media-hoaxer "reported" a couple weeks ago that President Obama was funding a Muslim museum out of his own pocket during the government shutdown, which a Fox News host repeated as fact on-air. The director of t ... More >>
Fox News reported this weekend that President Obama is personally funding a museum of Muslim culture in the midst of the government shutdown.If that sounds completely fake to you, that's because it is -- and it's the product of Phoenix's prolific media-hoaxer.
Jim Morrison was really onto something with that whole "People Are Strange" theory.If you've ever wondered why so many conspiracy-theory-based bills are actually discussed at Arizona Legislature, it looks like there's an explanation for that -- many people actually believe in these things, and also ... More >>
A news release published for a pro-solar-energy Republican group features a fake, pro-Obama logo for the group that was created by its critics. Tuesday's post about the news release on Rose Law Group's website would appear to erase any doubt that TUSK, fronted by Jason Rose and Barry Goldwater Jr., ... More >>
President Obama will be visiting Phoenix next week, which probably means traffic's going to be a bitch, more than anything.There aren't many details about the visit, other than that he's coming. Tuesday.
Punk bands have a tendency of burning out long before fading away. Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag has proven an exception to the rule; the band has been writing politically-charged punk and touring relentlessly for the better part of 20 years. "I really love the old records," says vocalist/guitarist Just ... More >>
Yesterday, President Obama released his plan to curb gun violence, a plan that consists of both executive orders and recommendations for Congress.As the "Colt Single Action Army Revolver" state, Arizona's probably got a lot of folks who are concerned about changing gun laws.
Why would out-of-towners ever write off Arizona as a place just full of bozos and lunatics?Well, the petition to the White House requesting that the Obama administration let Arizona secede from the Union and start its own government is a good place to start your research.
At the Arizona Republican Party's election-viewing party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix last night, the moment came that precisely none of the scheduled speakers was prepared for -- on a large screen to the right of the stage, Fox News declared that President Obama had won re-election.
President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina says they're done trying to win Arizona, now that the election's a few days away, according to Politico."Messina called Arizona an 'enticing prospect' and said that public and private polling has shown the state fairly close," the Politico report says. ... More >>
A hoax video of President Obama's birth in a Kenyan hospital, intended to make asses out of "birthers" like Sheriff Joe Arpaio once they bought into its legitimacy, failed miserably.The New York Observer, um, exposed the video as fake -- a video we hadn't even heard of until they called B.S. on it - ... More >>
Folks, take your early voting ballots and throw them straight in the garbage -- KPHO, Channel 5, has already "called" the election for President Obama."The 2012 presidential election is still more than two weeks away, but on Friday a CBS News affiliate in Arizona called the race for President Barack ... More >>
President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in an event last night that was billed as a "debate," and given the nature of the so-called "debate," somebody's got to be the winner.According to the apparent mainstream media consensus, Obama won the debate, to tie the debate record at 1-1.
President Obama and Mitt Romney are "dead even" in Arizona, according to a poll of the state's voters released this week.The thought of Obama winning Arizona -- which the president's campaign contends is possibly -- seems to come and go each week, depending on how poll results turn out, but this one ... More >>
According to the latest poll of Arizonans, President Obama's ahead of Mitt Romney by two percentage points, which qualifies as being "dead even."This poll comes from the Behavior Research Center, which is notably the only polling outfit that's shown an Obama lead in Arizona out of the eight companie ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's insatiable desire to stand in the limelight has once bitten him in the keister. This time, he latched on to the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie as a way to get center stage and deliver his anti-President Obama sentiments. See also: Babeu Blasted Pima ... More >>
The following post was written by Sam Levin, an editorial fellow at New Times' Denver-based sister paper, Westword. Although Senator John McCain easily won Arizona in the 2008 election, team Obama believes Arizona is in play this time around. Read on for observation and analysis from last night's de ... More >>
As much as Congressman Jeff Flake and his supporters would like voters to believe that his Democratic opponent, Rich Carmona, is BFFs with President Barack Obama -- best as we can tell, Carmona hasn't hit the courts to shoot some hoops with the prez. Here's a photo of Flake and Obama.
"Peace be with you," is a phrase often heard in Catholic churches. But it's election season, and not all Catholics are feeling at peace. See also: Catholic Conundrum: What's an Anti-Abortion, Pro-Immigrant Voter to Do? See also: The Mormon Delemma: What About Mormon Latinos?
As you may have heard, a video surfaced of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney pandering to a wealthy group of potential donors, in which he described 47 percent of Americans as people who "pay no income tax," and are committed Obama voters addicted to the government teat.That's good news for Pre ... More >>
Religion has played an increasingly dominant -- and sometimes volatile -- role in politics in recent years. But what happens when religious beliefs conflict with a political party's platform? Or when voters have to square conflicting beliefs within their own church? In this week's feature story, M ... More >>
See also: Obama Winning Arizona: Not as Dumb of an Idea as People ThoughtSee also: Obama Winning Arizona Sounds Like a Dumb Idea AgainThere was a poll that showed the race between President Obama and former Massachusetts Governor a "toss up" in Arizona -- once. That was also in April.That hasn't bee ... More >>
See Also: Homebrewer Demands Recipe for Obama's White House Honey Ale President Obama vowed to run the most transparent administration in history. While we won't comment on his overall success, he's at least said he'll come through on delivering the White House Honey Ale recipe. On Wednesday, Oba ... More >>
Folks, Governor Jan Brewer says President Obama is the man who should win the election in November, because she believes he'll secure our borders, then fix the rest of this country.
See Also: Obama's 287(g) Move Bogus, Activists Call on Feds to Cut Ties with ArizonSee Also: Bill Montgomery Blames Obama's 287(g) Move for Attack on Phoenix Cop Arizona Congressman David Schweikert is taking a jab at the Obama administration for its decision to scrap part of a federa ... More >>
President Obama announced today that his administration "will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives." From the Associated Press: The policy change, announced Friday by Homeland Sec ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer called for a press conference this morning shortly after news broke of the Obama administration's plan to stop deporting young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country when they were kids.Brewer apparently forgot that she'd actually have to articulate a response to ... More >>
Republicans are stumbling all over themselves to denounce President Barack Obama's executive action today to block the deportation of students who would benefit from the proposed DREAM Act. And in doing so, they're bumbling right into the trap the White House has laid for them. Obama's move, initial ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu apparently forgot that he quit his Congressional race, because he again spewed tired talking points from that campaign -- this time blasting President Barack Obama for granting temporary deportation immunity and work permits to certain undocumented immigrant ... More >>
According to carbon dating, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio turns 80 tomorrow, and for a pre-birthday celebration, he's participating in a Florida court matter related to his "birther" fascination.Arpaio is now helping an attorney in Florida challenge President "Barrack" Obama's eligibility to ap ... More >>
Well, right after we tell you about Congressman Ben Quayle not trash-talking President Obama for once, we opened an email from the Congressman's campaign about his first TV ad for this election cycle.This advertisement features the whole Ben Quayle family, including wife Tiffany any baby Evie. (No, ... More >>
Here's an odd advertisement from the Barack Obama campaign -- why can't Mitt Romney just be like Arizona's own Senator John McCain?The video, as you can see above, shows McCain during the 2008 campaign trail, not hitting the meatballs served to him about Obama being the scariest man on the face of t ... More >>
Many would like to believe that even the most guileful and nefarious of individuals are capable of compassion, particularly toward the weakest among us.Sadly, human behavior argues otherwise. To rationalize away the sufferings of others is a fairly easy mental trick, and when the payoff fo ... More >>
Thinking President Obama's reelection bid could include a victory in Arizona is apparently not a romantic left-wing fantasy, a new poll suggests.Sure there's some time left between April and November, and its only 488 registered Arizona voters, but a contest between President Obama and GOP nominee-i ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's playing Santa Claus for the "birther" crowd today, as he's delivering the "preliminary findings" of his Cold Case Posse's "investigation" into President Obama's eligibility.MCSO spokesman Jeff Sprong says it's unknown how many media members will be in attendance ... More >>
A new survey of Arizona voters by Public Policy Polling shows that President Barack Obama stands an even chance of turning Arizona blue in November.The poll shows Obama surging in our redder than red state, tying Republican Mitt Romney at 47 percent. Against GOPer Rick Santorum he does one point wor ... More >>
Congratulations to the New Times reader who goes by the handle david saint, you are the proud winner of this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest.On Friday, we asked readers to provide what they thought would be an appropriate caption for the above photo of Governor Jan Brewer humiliati ... More >>
Like him or hate him -- and God knows our commenters are divided -- but you can't deny President Obama's ability to speak. His 2012 Campaign Kickoff State of the Union address on Tuesday night was yet another example of the man's public command, but to be honest, we couldn't really concentrate on wh ... More >>
www.allvoices.comIf you didn't get an O-boner from President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech last night, you probably didn't watch it.Per usual, the president killed it -- the man's got a gift for gab.Unfortunately, talking about doing things doesn't get things done.For example: his comm ... More >>
As we noted yesterday, Phoenix/Scottsdale ranked among the top 10 rudest cities in America, according to surveys by Travel Leisure magazine. On Wednesday, our fine Arizona Governor Jan Brewer "has did" all she "could did" during an Arizona visit by President Barack Obama to live up to the reputa ... More >>
President Barack Obama will be in Arizona on January 25 as part of a five-state swing across states Democrats feel are in play for the president in this year's election.During his three-day, post-State of the Union trip, Obama also will visit Michigan, Colorado, Iowa, and Nevada -- all states Dem ... More >>
(Sigh)As the outrage over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's mishandling of several hundred sex crimes continues to spread, the sheriff's crusade to prove that President Barack Obama is a Kenyan version of the Manchurian Candidate wages on.Arpaio, as we've reported, agreed to investigate the pr ... More >>
President Obama and Phoenix Mayor-elect Greg StantonThe call from the White House was going to come in at 1:15 p.m.Perhaps it would be an executive that deals with local governments. Maybe, maybe the VP?Nope. It was President Barack Obama on the other line."Please hold for the President of the Un ... More >>
New TimesIf the Hawaiian twin/microfiche theory doesn't pan out, Joe Arpaio says his "birther" posse is exploring other leads to prove whether Barack Obama is eligible to be president.An article appeared on the website of infamous "birther" conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi earlier this week claim ... More >>