Congressman Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from southern Arizona, got 27 other congressional Democrats to sign on to a letter urging President Obama suspend deportations.Grijalva and the other Dems want the Obama Administration's deferred-action program expanded, from just some young people brought to th ... More >>
Remember the fable about the frog who does a scorpion a solid by giving him ride on his back across a river? In it, the scorpion promises not to sting the frog, observing that they would both drown if he did. So when the scorpion stings the frog midway across the river, the frog wonders why, as th ... More >>
The Marijuana Policy Project has named Arizona Republican Representative John Kavanagh the third-worst state legislator in the country.Obviously, the Marijuana Policy Project is only taking into account Kavanagh's fanatical anti-marijuana crusade, which is just one freaky thing about the guy's recor ... More >>
For Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 81st birthday, he's not getting 81 whacks on the fanny from federal Judge G. Murray Snow. Rather, in a hearing today at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, Snow signaled that he's inclined to give the aged autocrat something even less welcome, for t ... More >>
Watch A clip from The Undocumented on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. I have very little to go on with the press release below from U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement concerning the "apparent suicide" at the Eloy Detention Center by a 24 year-old Guatemalan woman named Elsa Guadalupe-Gon ... More >>
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery took it on the chin today, as about 120 demonstrators protesting Monty's discriminatory policies toward undocumented workers marched more than 3.5 miles from Steele Indian School Park to Montgomery's offices in the county administration building in downtown P ... More >>
If you have an e-mail account, it's highly likely you've received a nonsense, political chain e-mail -- you know, FW:FW:FW: Barack Hussein Obama II has signed more secret orders than any dictator in human history, even George Soros!Based on the video footage of Senator John McCain's town hall meetin ... More >>
President Obama got some heavy applause during his bits on immigration reform during yesterday's State of the Union address, as he delivered points that were almost echoed in Republican Senator Marco Rubio's response.Then, we read what seem to be some unintentionally hilarious accounts of Gove ... More >>
The pro-gun-control organization headed up by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, released a video ad featuring a plea from Giffords for Congress to act on gun-control proposals.Giffords and Kelly announced the formation of Americans for Responsible Solutions last mo ... More >>
If there are Republican voters in Arizona's Sixth Congressional District who still can't figure out which candidate's position on issues most closely match their own, yesterday's candidate forum in Scottsdale probably didn't help.Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert said mostly the same thing ... More >>
Strong words of warning from John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John's to those who love themselves a slice of chain-store pizza. Last week, Schnatter (a Mitt Romney backer) said during a phone call with shareholders that if Obamacare is passed, the new healthcare law (set to go into effect i ... More >>
See also: ACLU Trying to Stop 20-Week Abortion Ban; Says "No Court Has Ever Upheld" Such a Law See also: Federal Judge Upholds 20-Week Abortion Ban; Actually Cites Suspect Fetal-Pain Evidence The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals delayed the implementation of Arizona's law banning abortions after ... More >>
The thought that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- also known as "Obamacare" -- is a "government takeover" of health care has been repeated over, and over, and over again since the spring of 2009.That thought earned the label of "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact, a fact-checking outlet ... More >>
New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer sent a letter to Governor Jan Brewer yesterday, asking her to give testimony before his Senate Subcommittee on Immigration about Senate Bill 1070.According to a release from Schumer's office, the point of Brewer's testimony would be "to hear whether she ... More >>
As Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio stands by his hawkish approach to solving the illegal immigration problem, Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, the man who hopes to put an end to Arpaio's reign, has come out in favor of a more moderate approach to immigration reform.Stauffer, a life-long Re ... More >>
Former Councilman Greg Stanton, who is facing Wes Gullett in the November election for Phoenix mayor, is calling out his opponent for pledging to voters that he would champion a tax increase to support the arts.Stanton calls himself a "strong and passionate" supporter of the arts, but says ... More >>
Arizona's conservative, anti-immigrant politics help make it a "failed state," says the Boston Review in a lengthy article published today. The piece makes plenty of good points, but gets watered down by writer Tom Barry's overly simplistic solution. If Arizona simply raised taxes, elected ... More >>
There isn't much difference between a fully automatic M-16 machine gun and the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, both of which are readily available for sale in Arizona. Both shoot the same, high-powered .223-caliber ammo and can be loaded with large-capacity magazines of 30 rounds o ... More >>
James KingAttorney General Tom Horne has a few problems with President Obama's health care plan.Newly sworn in Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced today that he's planning to do something his predecessor, Terry Goddard, refused to do: throw the Arizona Attorney General's Office into the ... More >>
Image: Fox News Channel's Happening NowPeter King, a Republican Congressman from New York, is being stymied by the House Speaker in his quest to pass a gun control measure A Republican congressman's idea to ban weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials fell flat with House Speaker John B ... More >>
Representative Peter King, R-NYSaturday's mass shooting in Tucson has prompted another idea for gun-control legislation: Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York, says he plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit people from bringing guns within 1,00 ... More >>
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's Justice Department filed suit over SB 1070 todayAs was anticipated, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today in federal district court against the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer over Arizona's new "papers, please" legislation, SB 1070.In the lawsu ... More >>
Image: Max Fose's Facebook page PR hound Max Fose wants to deprive sick people of medicinal pot and tax them more at the same time.A former political aide for John McCain has put up $2,500 of his own money to counter a medical marijuana inititiative that probably will be be on the 2010 bal ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.com So far this session, the Arizona Legislature has considered or partially approved legislation that would allow people to build their own guns and ammo, allow university faculty to bring guns into the classroom, and allow anyone with a gun to conceal his or her ... More >>
www.photobucket.comWelfare recipients may want to hurry up and buy that Bentley they've been saving up for because -- if state Representative Frank Antenori has his way -- there soon will be restrictions on how much money people receiving government assistance can s ... More >>
Maricopa County GOP Chair Rob Haney I've really got to wonder about these so-called "Christians" who spend all of their time hating on Mexican immigrants, legal and otherwise. I mean, did they ever go to Sunday school? Hear the parable of the good Samaritan? Read the Sermon on the Mount? Or an ... More >>
Napolitano deftly played politics this legislative session to fend off all GOP foes
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
Are these guys into S&M?
Symington's tax cuts had little or nothing to do with Arizona's economic boom, which isn't as robust as it's made out to be
A family-owned company could go out of business because state Senator Russell Bowers has introduced legislation that would free a larger company from paying its share to clean up toxic groundwater
A Chilean national's struggle against deportation raises fundamental questions about the constitutional rights of immigrants
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
Industry makes secret push to gut laws protecting subsurface water supplies
Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.
Governor Symington has spoken of helping needy kids and improving the welfare system. His welfare agency, the Department of Economic Security, is famous for astonishing incompetence and children who die.
Republican revolutionaries want environmental regulators who cooperate with business. Those who enforce Arizona's groundwater laws have to cooperate; there are too few of them to do much else.
A BROADCASTER KEEPS AIRING LIBERAL VIEWS TO A TINY PART OF NORTH PHOENIX. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS HE'S BREAKING THE LAW.
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