It took about a week, but the match-ups for all nine of Arizona's congressional races have been decided. The Republican primary in Congressional District 1 had been too close to call since the primary election last Tuesday, but businessman Gary Kiehne has conceded defeat to Arizona House Speaker An ... More >>
Gilbert is one of the best places in the United States for right-wingers to live, according to one analysis.Estately, a real estate company, put together a formula to find the best cities in America for conservatives to live, and ranked Gilbert (which is technically a "town") ninth.
In case you're just tuning in to reality today, the federal government's closed.Well, kind of -- things like military paychecks, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments are still expected to be doled out. Border Patrol's still operating, so is the Postal Service, and if you're accused of a ... More >>
President Obama addressed the nation yesterday to explain why he's pushing for some sort of military strike in Syria.While Arizona's congressional delegation is split on striking Syria, the one local poll done on the issue showed that Arizonans really don't want military action there.
To alter a line from the great Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be UStreamed. In a demonstration Wednesday at the Phoenix Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DREAMers, undocumented moms and U.S. citizens laid siege to the facility, in one instance blocking a bus filled wi ... More >>
Despite (false) claims that Obamacare killed all the available jobs, in addition to burdensome government regulations and red tape, former Republican Congressman Ben Quayle has found gainful employment.Quayle has joined the Clark Hill PLC law firm and will be the "Senior Director in the firm's Gover ... More >>
As the Arizona Republic was bleeding ink for Governor Jan Brewer's allegedly "kinder, gentler tone" on immigration over the weekend, what was Janbo up to? See also: -Jan Brewer on Blast by DREAMers and CBA in Protest: 3 Arrested -Arizona Deserves No Peace From Pro-Immigrant Forces Raising cash for ... More >>
The Arizona Democratic Party has sent out a couple of mailers targeting the Republican candidate in CD9, Vernon Parker, and they're bright any colorful ads -- except for Parker's picture.Not only has Parker made it known that he thinks the ad is an offensive shot at his race, it also has self-descri ... More >>
When it comes to state Attorney General Tom Horne's campaign-finance scandal, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is taking enforcement action. Meanwhile, Montgomery's got his 2012 campaign to run. And one of his campaign consultants is Chris Baker, a key figure in another major campaign-fina ... More >>
Although he was defeated in the primary election, Congressman Ben Quayle still has a few months left in Congress.After keeping quiet for a while after his loss in the primary, Quayle's back in mid-season form with a reminder that he still thinks President Obama's doing a crap job.
See also: Best Alter Ego - 2010: Ben Quayle (a.k.a. Brock Landers)See also: Is Jason Rose Behind "The Dirty" Bomb Dropped on Ben Quayle?Shortly after Republican Congressman Ben Quayle conceded the primary election to Congressman David Schweikert, there was already a job offer waiting for Quayle -- t ... More >>
See also: Ben Quayle Accused of Swimming, Which Is a Scandal or SomethingSee also: Ben Quayle Confirms He Was in the Israeli Lake to "Secure a Jar of Water"If you've heard that Congressman Ben Quayle was the subject of an FBI investigation, you probably heard that from his primary opponent, Congress ... More >>
See also: Ben Quayle Accused of SwimmingSee also: Ben Quayle Confirms He Was in the Israeli Lake to "Secure a Jar of Water"Congressman Ben Quayle is accused of swimming in a lake in Israel, and possibly witnessing one of his colleagues remove his clothes before jumping in that same lake.Congressman ... More >>
See also: Ben Quayle Accused of Swimming, Which Is a Scandal or SomethingThe non-scandal involving Congressman Ben Quayle is even less scandalous than it sounds, according to Quayle's recollection of events.Congressman Kevin Yoder, of Kansas, hopped in naked during a Republican congressional delegat ... More >>
See also: Russell Pearce's "Friends" List Contains Jerry Lewis Supporters, and, Apparently, Dead People See also: Russell Pearce Scores David Schweikert's Endorsement, at Long Last See also: An AZ Latino Republican Association Leader Aided Sham Candidate Olivia Cortes There's a not-so-fine line bet ... More >>
Stop us if you've heard this before, but Congressman Ben Quayle thinks Barack Obama is the "worst president in history."Quayle's got a new TV ad out in Arizona's Sixth Congressional District ahead of his August primary with fellow Republican Congressman David Schweikert, and sure enough, Quayle's go ... More >>
In what's sort of a running joke since then-congressional candidate Ben Quayle released his goober-ish campaign ad saying "Barack Obama is the worst president in history," Quayle has an update on his stance.Quayle actually had to defend the video ad after people got a little pissy about it, but he t ... More >>
After the bills known as "SOPA" and "PIPA" were shelved amid some mass protests from online communities, there's a new bill in Congress that has the Internet riled up -- the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or "CISPA."The bill has been referred to numerous times as being "worse tha ... More >>
Less than four hours after Congressman Ben Quayle let New Times know he'd be introducing an amendment to address privacy concerns in the latest controversial Internet-related bill, he did -- and it passed less than an hour ago.Quayle's amendment to address privacy concerns in the Cyber Intelligence ... More >>
If you're unfamiliar with "Politics on the Rocks," it's a pretty simple concept -- younger folks to the right of the political spectrum gather monthly to have some drinks and hang out with politicos.Sometimes it's headlined by establishment right-wingers, like J.D. Hayworth, but they've also feat ... More >>
Paradise Valley Councilman Vernon Parker is making it official today that he's entering the race for Arizona's newly formed Ninth Congressional District.Since Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert seem intent on running against each other in the primary for CD6, the primary in CD9's pretty muc ... More >>
Republican Wendy Rogers -- who lost her bid for a State Senate seat in 2010 -- made it official today that she's joining the Congressional race in Arizona's newly formed Ninth District.Rogers joins what's becoming an increasingly populated field of candidates, which already includes Republicans D ... More >>
State Senate Minority Leader David Schapira, a Democrat, announced yesterday that he's running for Congress in Arizona's newly formed District 9.Much to the minority leader's chagrin, we're sure, he's not the only lefty with his eye on the seat -- former state Senator Kyrsten Sinema also has anno ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu: proud member of the "build the dang fence" club.It seemed like only a matter of time, but Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced this morning that he'll run for Congress in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District."The American people are sounding a giant 911 ca ... More >>
In a move that doesn't come as much of a shock to anyone familiar with state politics in Arizona, Democratic state Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced today that she's resigning from her Senate seat and running for Congress -- potentially against Congressman Ben Quayle (although, that's unlikely. Mo ... More >>
Man, this drama is getting moldier than a rerun of 21 Jump Street. This afternoon, the Arizona Supreme Court -- for the second time -- handed Governor Jan Brewer a big fat loss on her attempt to remove Colleen Mathis, chairwoman of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, the panel ch ... More >>
PCSO Chief Deputy Steve Henry, it appears, is the heir-apparent to Sheriff Paul Babeu, who's probably running for Congress.Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced last week that he's considering running for Congress -- his chief deputy, Steve Henry, however, apparently thinks Babeu is definitel ... More >>
Congressman Paul Babeu?After months of speculation that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu planned on seeking higher office, he announced this morning that he's considering running for Congress."I believe the real deficit in Washington is one of leadership," Babeu says in a statement issued this mor ... More >>
espressopundit.comLobbyist Patterson: Licking Pearce's boots clean is just the price of doin' business...The first thing you need to know about Greg Patterson of the right-wing Espresso Pundit blog is that he is a lobbyist. According to the Arizona Secretary of State's website, he has been a re ... More >>
Jamie PeacheyCongressman Ben Quayle may think Barack Obama is "the worst president in history," but he's apparently still good for a lift.Quayle is among several lawmakers who will hitch a ride from Washington to Tucson aboard Air Force One with Obama today in order to attend a memorial service f ... More >>
According to the National Rifle Association's list of grades and endorsements for Arizona's Congressional delegation, Gabrielle Giffords earned a 'C' for her stance on gun rights. The list, reserved for NRA members only, was obtained today by New Times from an NRA representative. For eac ... More >>
The passage of Proposition 203 will go down as one of the most memorable elections in state history.The final numbers are in, and Arizona's medical marijuana has won by 4, 341 votes. There's no turning back. The Maricopa County elections department, in a bulletin sent moments ago, reports th ... More >>
Image: www.azsos.govTerry Goddard won't follow his father's footsteps as Arizona Governor, at least not this time.The high-profile Democrat was just one more body thrown on the pyre following the Arizona's Election Day slaughter by Republicans. Goddard conceded to Governor Janice Brewer at abou ... More >>
Congressman Harry MitchellA crowd of Congressman Harry Mitchell's supporters gathered at Tempe Mission Palms, waiting for the defeated congressman to arrive. Mitchell, a Democrat who represented Congressional District 5 for two terms, lost his seat to Republican David Schweikert.It was not ... More >>
www.kir.comIt seems some of Arizona's Democratic members of Congress aren't as vulnerable in their re-election bids as originally anticipated -- at least the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee thinks they're not.The DCCC reportedly is cutting the advertising budgets ... More >>
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors can tell an elected county official how much money to spend each year, but aren't supposed to dictate how the money is spent. Yet that's exactly what the supervisors are trying to do at the County Treasurer's office, says the treasurer, Charles "Hos" Hoskins. ... More >>
By John Dickerson The smiling face of Susan Bitter-Smith is popping up on campaign signs across Tempe and Scottsdale. Only problem is that the campaign photo of Bitter-Smith doesn’t resemble other photos of her, critics say. Bitter-Smith's campaign photo (top) doesn't resemble this 2006 photo ... More >>
Julie Erfle By Ray Stern Bruce Jacobs is a mean-spirited, loud-mouthed right-wing talk-show host. He proved how mean last week with an intensely personal criticism of Julie Erfle, the widow of a Phoenix police officer who was slain last year by an illegal immigrant. Jacobs, who has a morning show ... More >>
Why should we approve this bond election when Phoenix City Hall has lied to us big-time in the past?
You wont believe what GOP officials are pulling now to try to keep Senator Jack Harper from discovering the truth about a local election!
Reformers have a once-in-a-decade chance to take redistricting out of the hands of legislators. Can it pass? Will it work?