See Also: Joel Fox, Former Captain in Sheriff Arpaio's Office, Blames Stress for Lies to State Criminal Investigators See Also: Two of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Top Deputies Have "Love Connection" to SCA Scandal The stink from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office wafts on: Joel Fox, the love-swollen former cap ... More >>
Folks at Tempe City Hall weren't the only ones to meet with representatives of the apparently fake company believed to be set up by the FBI in its bust of state Representative/former Tempe Councilman Ben Arredondo.According to lobbyist filings with the Secretary of State's office, Mike Williams met ... More >>
The video above (language probably not safe for work) seems to be very similar to what was released today in a report on Democratic state Representative Daniel Patterson.What everyone assumed was a ethics complaint filed over domestic-violence allegations against Patterson has turned out to be much, ... More >>
A convicted child molester -- who once was "mentored" by Republican state Representative Jim Weiers -- was in Maricopa County Superior Court this morning, where he was sentenced to some pretty serious prison time.Judge Peter Reinstein sentenced Arthur Vitasek to 559 years in prison after he was c ... More >>
Joel Fox In the end, Joel Fox couldn't make his bosses believe he wasn't lying. The former Maricopa County Sheriff's Office captain, who was fired in October for "egregious" ethical violations related to his work on a secret campaign-fundraising scheme on behalf of Sheriff Arpaio, tried out ... More >>
Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams (left) will step down from his post on Thursday as a likely step toward running for Representative Jeff Flake's seat in Congress. Flake's planning a run for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl's soon-to-be-vacant seat, and Adams has been among the possible candi ... More >>
Image: www.jimweiers.com State Representative Jim Weiers, R-Phoenix, told investigators that he didn't remember referring Sheriff Arpaio's men to GOP consultant Chris Baker, as Baker said he did.We've given it the old college try, but State Representative Jim Weiers (R-Phoenix ... More >>
Randy Pullen, former chairman of the state Republican Party, knew the SCA donation was illegally earmarked, sources told state and federal investigators Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Da ... More >>
The homeless people Steve May recruited to run in local elections now have a better shot at being elected than he does. How's that for irony?Steve May, a now-former Republican candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives -- best known for recruiting homeless people to run as Green Party can ... More >>
The "Reverend" Terry Jones Media pundits across the country chastise the Reverend Terry Jones for his planned "International Burn-a-Quran Day." Yesterday, the Obama administration had General David Petraeus weigh in on Jones' upcoming "event," with the commander of forces in Afghanistan warni ... More >>
Republican and former lawmaker Steve May wants you to run for office -- as a Green Party candidate Stephen Dubner, half of the writing team behind the upcoming movie (based on the book), Freakonomics, calls it an example of "unbranding" in a New York Times blog post today. Whatever the&n ... More >>
The Arizona Green Party wants a federal judge to block the names of 11 candidates from appearing on the November 2 ballot, saying the candidates are "shams" who don't represent the party.The lawsuit and request for immediate hearing comes a few days after the state Democratic Party accused fo ... More >>
Laura Devaney, a spokeswoman for state Senate Republicans, just won the Arizona Capitol Times "Best Government PR Person" award. She'd better sharpen her resume. The last two people picked for the award by Capitol Times readers, also both spokesman for Republican lawmakers, were fired from their pos ... More >>
So I had a load of photos left over from last week's two state party reorganization meetings, and I figured you might want view these as added illustrations for this week's Bird column. Think of it as porn for political junkies, though thankfully everyone has their clothes on. Reminds me of that lin ... More >>
Barrett Marson, spokesman for outgoing Arizona House Speaker Jim Weiers, says in an e-mailed farewell that he'll look back fondly on his four years dealing with the "jackals" in the media, some of whom he may have even enjoyed getting to know. Friends and acquaintances of Marson's know he's ... More >>
County law enforcement's seeking more and more Web site information to mount investigations against private citizens
Paranoia aside, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas just may be targeting you
The feathered fiend examines the guv's (cough!) brass balls, conspicuous consumption in Scottsdale and the L. Ron Hubbard House in Phoenix
Whether there was vote tampering is not the most vital question for U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton to answer
You wont believe what GOP officials are pulling now to try to keep Senator Jack Harper from discovering the truth about a local election!
GOP honchos keep hiding the truth about election foul-ups, as it's learned that local ballots may be stored illegally
GOP bigwigs and their pandering pals in the mainstream press are apoplectic about a state senator and New Times' fight to discover the truth. What're these pols trying to hide?
An independent voting-technology expert finds serious problems in the Maricopa County Elections Department
Is Arizona's Speaker of the House afraid of what might happen if the truth is learned about a local election?
Napolitano deftly played politics this legislative session to fend off all GOP foes
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
Political party celebrates Sheriff Joe's sweet 70
Does Jimmy eat purses? Only if you blink at America West Arena.
Maricopa County schools chief's foes hope to wing Sandy Dowling's latest power play