Arizona's Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake helped kill the Democrats' proposal to increase the federal minimum wage in a procedural vote today.Their votes weren't exactly surprising, as only one Republican senator voted with the Democrats to proceed with the bill.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in Phoenix on Thursday to promote Obamacare.Sebelius isn't exactly in everyone's good graces right now, since her agency is responsible for rolling out the health insurance exchange website that's been a world-famous failure so far.
Remember last year when you swore you'd make Valentine's Day plans way ahead of schedule so as not to repeat the twelve-hour scramble of years past? It might be too late to get a reservation at the top spots in town, but you haven't missed the window entirely -- not yet. But put off calling around ( ... More >>
Despite becoming the butt of jokes for his concerns about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Senator John McCain got his way -- U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told NBC News she's taking herself out of the running for the secretary of state post.In a letter to President Obama, Rice expl ... More >>
Republicans are stumbling all over themselves to denounce President Barack Obama's executive action today to block the deportation of students who would benefit from the proposed DREAM Act. And in doing so, they're bumbling right into the trap the White House has laid for them. Obama's move, initial ... More >>
President signed the Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2012 into law yesterday, which raises the penalties for constructing tunnels from Mexico into the United States.Congressman Ben Quayle's been pushing this bill for quite some time, and equally noteworthy, Quayle avoided talking smack on the presid ... More >>
Thanks to Philadelphia restaurateurs Pat and Harry Olivieri, hungry meat lovers have been enjoying what is now known as the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich since the 1930s. The original sandwich was lacking the crucial "cheese" component, but that was remedied later with the addition of mild provolone ( ... More >>
Gotta holla when you up in da club.Despite the fact he's gotten heavy-duty shit for doing so, Questlove's now-infamous serenading of whackadoodle presidential candidate Michele Bachmann with Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon recently was inspired snarkiness (albeit a bit s ... More >>
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As a certain editor at the Arizona Republic knows, we often let many of the paper's small screw-ups slide. Rather than call the Repub out for a minor typo in a headline, we'll send a friendly e-mail alerting him to the problem. We're not gonna do that today -- today's "oops" moment from Arizona's ... More >>
cafepress.comKenya tell us about your penis, too?Pending a signature from Governor Jan Brewer, the Arizona Legislature has made it official -- show us the birth certificate. Or your circumcision certificate, early baptismal certificate, hospital birth record, postpartum medical record, or an ... More >>
Kris Kobach? That's some "impartial" source you got there, SeanThe paranoia has been reaching a fever-pitch both in and over an e-mail recently sent out by the local nativist organization Ban Amnesty Now, which claims that "illegals" are looking to steal the upcoming midterm elections. The e-ma ... More >>
President Obama said Bob Dylan was skeptical about a recent performance at the White House, according to NME.Dylan did not ask for a meet and greet with Obama, nor did he ask to take a picture with the President or even rehearse at the White House before his show. Artists who are invited to perfo ... More >>
We named Guru Palace's Chicken Tikka Masala one of our "100 Favorite Dishes," and today, Rana Singh Sodhi and Surinder Singh (no relation) share the mouthwatering Indian recipe.
Rana Singh Sodhi and Surinder Singh (no relation) of Guru Palace are ready to make a bet: Try Indian food once, and you'll be hooked. Today, Sodhi and Singh break down for us all the spices that make up curry, build a case for why their naan is better than the White House's.
President Obama: SB 1070 is an irresponsible billPresident Barack Obama unloaded on Arizona today, blasting state Senator Russell Pearce's bigot bill SB 1070 as "misguided" and irresponsible during a naturalization ceremony in the White House Rose Garden for 24 active-duty service members.But he did ... More >>
www.upnextinsports.comCongratulations sports fans, you can start watching golf again without dozing off. After a sexless four months away from the sport he helped re-invent, Tiger Woods announced he will be returning to the world of professional golf in less than a month. Tiger released a ... More >>
Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the delectable and dreadful along with a handy, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. Wow, men sure have it tough with us masculinity- ... More >>
President Obama seemed to express support for major immigration reform during a speech at the Esperanza National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. this morning, promising better border security and a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants. Obama says, "we're taking steps to strengthen ... More >>
Cable's Nickelodeon Channel suddenly turned political before last year's election, and its spin-off channel for pre-schoolers, Noggin, featured Obama spots for Black History Month.But now it's April, and blatant Obama propaganda is still being run on Noggin, as we saw this morning. Here are the word ... More >>
The next President of the United States? I hope so... (photo by Jillian Sloan) Part rock concert. Part college pep rally. That's what it felt like as Senator Barack Obama wowed a near-capacity crowd at PHX's Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday evening. The almost 14,000 in attendance had waited ov ... More >>
Musicians with munitions
Paint it green
http://www.danacarvey.net/ "Former President Gerald Ford was eaten by wolves. He was delicious." I don't think I've ever been so happy to see an ex-Prez get planted. Despite the nonstop eulogizing that has gone on for the last week, the ceaseless yapping about how Ford was a decent guy, a ... More >>
Republicans would be so much happier if they'd just toke up, dood... PC Friday is like one part Al Franken's Stuart Smalley and two-parts Cheech and Chong. It's freakin' hi-larious. Every Friday from 5-6pm on the Liddy & Hill show (KKNT 960 AM), hosts Tom Liddy and Austin Hill channel their in ... More >>
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