Few public acts by Governor Jan Brewer have been so odious, so hateful and so obviously unfair as her executive order denying driver's licenses to those young men and women, brought here as children, who benefit from President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. See also: -Jan Brewer No ... More >>
courtesy of Scripps College Gabrielle Giffords in Mennonite garb, 1993. An eclectic collection of politically involved Arizona women have graduated from Scripps College, Gabrielle Giffords' alma mater. Margaret Hance, Phoenix mayor from 1976-83 went there. Class of '45. So did Ann Symin ... More >>
Judge Pendleton Gaines lost his battle with cancer last night.Some sad news to report out of the Maricopa County Superior Court: Judge Pendlelton Gaines, 66, died yesterday after a battle with cancer.Gaines, an 11-year veteran on the bench, was currently assigned to the court's Criminal Departmen ... More >>
Pearce's big money-grab, and it's all legalTo cop a line from the Notorious B.I.G., "Gimme the loot! Gimme the loot!"That's what Republican state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce might as well be saying with a recent e-mail announcing a fundraiser on January 7, 2011, just three days before Ariz ... More >>
James KingBen QuayleA few weeks ago, we had a chance to ask Democratic Congressional candidate Jon Hulburd if he was actually a Republic trying to pass himself off as a Democrat. He insisted he was in fact a Democrat residing under the Democratic Party's "very big tent."We weren't entirely convin ... More >>
We wouldn't wish this job on our worst enemy.Seeking to somehow manage the chaos that has engulfed the justice system in Maricopa County -- what with the county's presiding criminal court judge facing bizarre charges, a host of judges accused of being part of a "criminal enterprise," and ... More >>
This is not your next councilman ... but they do share a name. Governor Jan Brewer may have little-to-no-clout with her fellow Republicans at the Statehouse -- she's had to sue them just to get their budget proposal (and even that didn't work). But Brewer still, apparently, has clout at Phoenix Ci ... More >>
By a vote of 5-3, the Phoenix City Council today chose former councilman Sal DiCiccio to finish the term of Greg Stanton, who resigned last week to take a job with Attorney General Terry Goddard. DiCiccio was nominated only after the council deadlocked on the nomination of Sal Rivera, an atto ... More >>
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"THE DEAL" GOES DOWN. INFLUENCE GETS PEDDLED. IS IT ANY WONDER LAWMAKERS ARE GETTING A LIFE---SOMEPLACE ELSE?