Dennis Burke, one of former Governor Janet Napolitano's chiefs-of-staff, has been confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney in Arizona. Burke's ultra-qualified for the job. He's a graduate of Georgetown University and University of Arizona, worked as counsel under former Arizona Senator Dennis D ... More >>
www.phoenix.fanster.com Former D-back Curt Schilling Arizona's very own maverick, Senator John McCain, is telling a former Arizona icon to hang up his bloody sock, and join him in the United States Senate.McCain also told Sara Palin to run for vice-president, and I think we all know how t ... More >>
Image: Architect of the Capitol 2005 U.S. Capitol Christmas TreeGovernor Jan Brewer is taking a few minutes to forget about the complex task of forging a state budget and focusing on something more fun: Christmas. Brewer is set to announce a statewide project on Thursday ... More >>
SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue speaks as U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner looks on like a chastened puppy (did somebody hit Timmy with a rolled-up newspaper?). How about just saying "oops?" The Social Security Administration today defended its decision to ho ... More >>
Wanna snag the administration's attention? Borrow a page from the (peaceful) protesters in Iran. So I've just thumbed through a passel of recent White House statements and releases, looking for something about that big immigration meetup that President Barack Obama was ... More >>
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Gascon's on his way to D.C., and Arpaio's currently giving birth to a cow.What a difference a few hours make. I just received confirmation from Mesa Police Department PIO Edward Wessing that Police Chief George Gascon has been contacted by the House Judiciary Committee, and that he will testify Thur ... 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 >>
from Congressman Nadler's Web site NYC Congressman Jerry Nadler (left), with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers. Trying to get info out of Washington, D.C. from here in Sand Land is like attempting to obtain cheese directly from the cow's teat sometimes. Nevertheless, I'm in rece ... More >>
photo by Eduardo Barraza of Barriozona.com To borrow a line from Alfredo Gutierrez's La Frontera Times, this woman is not your friend.Ever since Janet Napolitano's nomination to be director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, some liberals and immigrant rights activists have held out hope ... More >>
Fresh and forward looking Lisa James (top), or whithered old nativist prune-face Randy Pullen? AZ GOPers will soon get to decide... I'll say one thing for Arizona Republicans, when they want someone gone, they get their long knives sharpened and start digging holes in the desert, Mafia styl ... More >>
After looking like political asses in the '90s, Arizona Democrats have the money, moderation and 800-pound gorilla to kick some pachyderm tail
You wont believe what GOP officials are pulling now to try to keep Senator Jack Harper from discovering the truth about a local election!
Napolitano deftly played politics this legislative session to fend off all GOP foes
Imagine Joe Arpaio as a dewy intellectual, and you've got County Attorney wanna-be Andy Thomas
The Utah AG's office vows aggressive prosecution of fundamentalist Mormons who "marry" young girls
For decades the state has let a feudal colony of fundamentalist Mormons force underage girls into illegal polygamous marriages
Indian School Park
Forced out of the military over refusal to take part in a controversial anthrax immunization program, an ex-serviceman finds his protest was in vein
The senator's five years as a prisoner of war have been widely viewed as heroic. But as he prepares a White House bid, a small group of detractors is determined to expose him as a wartime traitor
The Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has been established in Mo Udall's name. Would he even like it?
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
The senator says extreme fighting should be banned. You got a problem with that? Eddie Goldman does.
Griffin Merkel was once the GOP's Samson; now he delivers Samsonite
As the White House flips and flops, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt takes his environmental losses and victories in stride. Is his stoicism a necessary virtue or a political vice?
Once again, the Legislature wants to require minors to get a parent's permission for an abortion
Governor Symington says his massive tax cuts have brought prosperity to Arizona. Actually, they are bringing on a fiscal train wreck that could damage the state for decades.
LAND BATTLE PITS REP. JON KYL (R-DEL WEBB CORP.) AGAINST REP. JIM BILBRAY (D-SUMMA CORP.)