Arizona Democratic Congressman Ron Barber wants members of Congress to "share the pain" with federal employees who've seen a reduction in pay, or will be threatened with a reduction in pay, due to budget cuts.This "pain" apparently would be felt under Barber's proposal of a 20-percent reduction of C ... More >>
Willems pumps up the alter kockers with his doomsday scenario, talk of spies in the other camp, and a plan to "block" voters from signing the recall petition
As promised in this week's column, above is the audio of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign guru Chad Willems speaking to the pro-Joe "shadow army ... More >>
Ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce began slithering back into relevancy this Saturday during the Arizona GOP's winter meeting, held at Phoenix's Church for the Nations, where he was elected to the party's First Vice Chair position.Despite an embarrassing 12-point loss to fellow Republican Jerr ... More >>
This makes Tucson shooting victim George Morris "want to vomit."When many of us see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords doing so well after getting shot in the head during last year's shooting rampage at a grocery store just outside of Tucson, we're relieved, inspired -- even uplifted.Not 77-year-ol ... 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 >>
"Gabby opened her eyes," President Barack Obama told the world Wednesday night.At a memorial service held for those killed and wounded in Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson, President Barack Obama offered the most encouraging update yet about the condition of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords s ... More >>
The lack of decor at the Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Phoenix was in stark contrast to the colorful array of posters and ubiquitous American flags in display at their rival Republican digs across the street.
It was if the Dems had resolved to take their medicine--a loss of e ... More >>
If you see this guy, ask him these questions. He aint tellin' us nothin'.We've spent the last two weeks trying to get Congressional candidate Jon Hulburd to respond to a few questions, to which voters might want to know the answers before heading to the voting booth. It's been two weeks and he ha ... More >>
Representative Ann KirkpatrickBig ups to Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, who reaffirmed her commitment to a Congressional pay cut today by writing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a letter demanding a floor vote on a resolution she introduced in March.The United States government is $13.5 tr ... More >>
James KingBen QuayleAbout a week ago, Democratic Congressional candidate Jon Hulburd made listening to Christian radio somewhat tolerable. He began running ads on Christian radio stations bashing his opponent, Republican Ben Quayle, for hit ties to "The Dirty" -- a Web site some argue has a (ahem ... More >>
Hearts across America have barely started to beat regularly again after last week's amazing finale of Top Chef Masters (congrats, Marcus Samuellson!) and now comes Season 7 of Top Chef. The time-tested Bravo standby will premiere this week, take place in our nation's capital, and, once again, feat ... More >>
Senator Jon KylBig ups to Arizona's junior senator, Senator Jon Kyl, for being named one of Time magazine's 100 people who "most affect our world."
Lady Ga-Ga, and Simon Cowell are also on the list, although, in a different category, so the distinction may ... More >>
Guess what? Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is no fan of the healthcare reform bill getting pushed through Congress, and she let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid know about it in a letter penned yesterday.
Not that they'll care what she thinks.In the letter, ... More >>
Sick joke, or just sick?
I'd be inclined to overlook this "Eric Luke" -- a Scottsdale musician-hipster, and apparent frame shop employee (nothing hip about that), who recently Twittered a wish to shoot the President "in the fuckin back of the head...oh boy." H ... More >>
Like a rock in the desert sun, she will not move unless you push her.I just saw this report in the Washington Post indicating that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has put the brakes on some pending ICE raids, as part of a new policy that will supposedly target employers more than worker ... More >>
A spokesman for APS says the company's seen a 45 percent increase in power thefts, with people running cables to utility lines or neighbors' homes. APS says high jacking power is not only illegal, but dangerous, and vows to prosecute power thieves. SRP, on the other hand, reports that power thefts a ... More >>