I spotted Jay Heiler from across a crowded Pei Wei on a hot summer night in 2013. It had been years since I'd seen him last, but Heiler hadn't changed a bit, a head or two taller than the other patrons, a boyish wave in his carefully combed blond hair. I didn't catch his eye, but I knew he'd come o ... 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 >>
Turns out, we weren't the only ones who found yesterday's comments from Congressman Ben Quayle's campaign a little...weird.In fact, the president of Citizens United -- which is supporting Quayle's primary opponent, David Schweikert -- says Quayle's campaign is doing stuff you'd expect from President ... More >>
It happens all the time -- a candidate for public office says he's winning the race, based on a poll the candidate or his supporters paid for.Congressman David Schweikert did that today, saying he's up 13 points -- or 16. The credibility of that lies somewhere between of a well-respected nonpartisan ... More >>
The Arizona Legislature yesterday confirmed Governor Jan Brewer's appointment of Valley PR honcho/charter school advocate Jay Heiler to the Arizona Board of Regents to replace outgoing ABOR Chairman Fred DuVal -- and Arizona Democrats aren't happy about it."Arizona's universities serve as an econ ... More >>
www.panameducation.comJay Heiler, the most recent addition to the Arizona Board of Regents.Governor Jan Brewer announced yesterday that she's appointed Valley PR honcho/charter school advocate Jay Heiler to the Arizona Board of Regents to replace outgoing ABOR Chairman Fred DuVal.Heiler's educati ... More >>
Ben QuayleRemember when Politico claimed Congressional candidate Ben Quayle lied about his connection with the raunchy Web site The Dirty? And the news that he lied spread like wildfire around the Internet, ultimately making its way to the front page of the New York Times? The (ahem) funny thing ... More >>
Arizona Democratic PartyThere's a debate over debates waging in an Arizona Congressional race, and it just got ugly.If you're unfamiliar with the term, a debate over debates is what happens when an underdog in a political race challenges the front-runner to a series of debates. The front ru ... More >>
Democratic Congressional candidate Jon HulburdSince our earlier post about the new, morality-based radio ad run on Valley radio stations by Republican Congressional candidate Ben Quayle, his opponent, Democratic candidate Jon Hulburd, has responded.Quayle's ad is in response to one of ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, we asked Jay Heiler, spokesman for the Scottsdale office of the Australian speed-camera firm, Redflex, about the situation of out-of-state violators being visited by process servers. Heiler (at left) told us that Redflex wanted to be "transparent" about the issu ... More >>
New Times' Valley Fever blog strives to give readers the best possible information about how the photo enforcement system works, from the first strobe of the flash to last minute of your Traffic Survival School (which, if you're willing to exercise your rights and get lucky, you won't have to sit th ... More >>
For all you Republicans out there hoping that a new governor means the end of Janet Napolitano's highly irritating plot to balance the state budget by putting photo enforcement cameras everywhere, we have a little warning for you: Don't get your hopes up. We couldn't help but notice tha ... More >>
Deputy Secretary of State Kevin Tyne will be soon-to-be Governor Jan Brewer's chief of staff, and Brewer has named a Who's Who list of familiar names from previous GOP administrations to her transition team, which will be led by (gulp - for those with long memories) Chuck Coughlin. Here's the team: ... More >>
Meet the woman behind ASU's Caucasian American Men's Club
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Clint Bolick is trying to change the world, one lawsuit at at time.
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Why aren't more churches reaching out to kids in gang-ravaged neighborhoods?
Barry Goldwater's widow says the conservative institute that bears his name is twisting his legacy
Thanks to gubernatorial neglect, Hull's ambitious agenda is going nowhere
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
John Kaites and Tom McGovern John McCain's and Grant Woods' hand-picked candidates for attorney general are duking it out like schoolboys, while the Dems' Janet Napolitano goes to school on them
Cheers and jeers greet news of ex-governor's prison stint
It took years, and some luck, to unravel Symington's web of deceit
Fife has done much in and to Arizona. We've been keeping track
First lady's furniture, gubernatorial aides' cell phones were provided by Department of Corrections
HE BROUGHT US AN RTC LAWSUIT, A GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION AND A "CAR OF THE PEOPLE." NOT TO MENTION GEORGE LECKIE AND ANNETTE ALVAREZ. OH, WHAT THE HECK, WE'LL MENTION THEM.
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
He's already the state's GOP power broker. He'll soon be Arizona's senior senator. Will the volatile John McCain Rule by fear or respect?
IN THE MID-'80S, ASU WAS THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR THEIR CONSERVATIVE VITRIOL. NOW THEY'VE GRADUATED TO THE REAL WORLD.