If you spent this weekend within civilization, there's probably a good chance you were exposed to an advertisement for U.S. Senate candidates Richard Carmona and Jeff Flake.Maybe you opened your mailbox, or maybe you got a robo-call from Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan -- for Romney's "good friend," Flake ... More >>
For once, two men argued on television, and national media outlets didn't choose the winner for everyone (well, fewer than usual).We're talking about the vice-presidential debate between current VP Joe Biden, and VP-hopeful Paul Ryan, who had their lone debate last night.
The following post was written by Sam Levin, an editorial fellow at New Times' Denver-based sister paper, Westword. Although Senator John McCain easily won Arizona in the 2008 election, team Obama believes Arizona is in play this time around. Read on for observation and analysis from last night's de ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has asked Governor Jan Brewer and others to skip out on an event hosted by the Family Research Council because of the group's persistent "demonization" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.Brewer's office says that's not happening.
Check out the slide shows: Inside the Republican National Convention 2012 at Tampa Bay Times Forum
Republican National Convention 2012 Tampa Day One: The Protesters
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Tampa's rich with GOP swag this week as thousands of Republicans gather to show ... More >>
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First, Republica's were enamored with George W. clone Texas Governor Rick Perry. Then they thought pizza guy Herman Cain was their man. Eventually, the roving finger pointed at Rick Santorum, and even Newt Gingrich (forget about Bachmann). But ultimately, boring Mo ... More >>
Dear Paul Ryan,
Congrats on getting the nod for Romney's VP. Must be a big month for you. While you and I probably won't ever agree politically, I realize we have a few things in common. You and I are both male carbon-based lifeforms that breath oxygen and the melanin in our epidermis means we don' ... More >>
Republican U.S. Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl announced their endorsement of Congressman Jeff Flake for the Senate seat being vacated by Kyl.That brings Flake's tally of endorsements from sitting Senators to five, in addition to Congressman Paul Ryan and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.Flake's pr ... 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 >>
Representatives of the "meth lab of democracy" are apparently comedy gold for The Daily Show, as U.S. Senator John McCain was featured in one of the show's segments earlier this week.McCain's appearance was actually in the same episode as Michael Hicks, a Tucson Unified School District governing boa ... More >>
New TimesCongressman Ben QuayleCongressman Ben Quayle took a beating from constituents during a town hall meeting in Anthem back in May. Now, the congressman is catching even more heat, this time for not having any town hall meetings at all -- that constituents don't have to pay to attend, anyway ... More >>