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Border Wars in the Homeland

Shena Gutierrez was already cuffed and in an inspection room in Nogales, Ariz., when the Customs and Border Protection agent grabbed her purse, opened it, dumped its contents onto the floor, and began to trample on her life, quite literally, with his black boots.

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 READ MORE



Despite the Sad State of American Politics, Rep. Raul Grijalva Is Optimistic—Here’s Why

These days it’s easy to be jaded by our political system. So why does Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva have a positive outlook?

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Arizona Backlash

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The Fight Against Religious Bigotry Continues

Don’t be misled by pundits proclaiming victory in the battle against religious bigotry after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of her state’s gay discrimination bill. The battle rages on, both in a host of similar measures proposed in states across the country and in a set of potentially landmark cases pending before the Supreme Court.

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 READ MORE



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Who Favors Gay Newlywed Discrimination? Most Republicans, Old People, Southerners, Evangelicals

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds light on the divisions in the U.S. over gay marriage.

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How Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill Would Have Hurt the Religious

Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

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Arizona Gay Laws

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Discrimination License

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Gay Discrimination Bill

Gov. Jan Brewer defied conservatives in and out of her state to veto a measure that would have made it legal for businesses to refuse to serve gay customers.

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Arizona Governor Expected to Veto Gay Jim Crow

Gov. Jan Brewer is a tea party darling, but she doesn’t want to lose the Super Bowl or Apple’s business.

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 READ MORE


AZ Anti-Gay

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Making Solar Power While the Sun Shines

New solar power installations are surging, but a tax rebate that has helped propel them will decrease in 2016. That raises a related question: Why isn’t solar power required in all new building construction?

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Two States Start ‘Separate but Equal’ Voting Systems

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and a separate ruling tossing out Arizona’s “proof of citizenship” law, Arizona and Kansas have adopted separate voter registration systems for federal and state/local elections, the latter requiring proof of citizenship. Look at it as Jim Crow 2.0.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE



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Never Again Enough

The crucial question for Phoenix, for the Colorado, and for the greater part of the American West is this: How long will the water hold out?

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19 Firefighters Die Battling Raging Arizona Wildfire

Nineteen firefighters, most of them from an elite crew, were killed Sunday after they were overtaken by the fast moving flames of the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 READ MORE



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At Least 1 Death, Hundreds of Illnesses Blamed on Record U.S. Heat Wave

The Western part of the United States is in the throes of a record-setting heat wave that is expected to continue through the week, with temperatures forecast to hit the 120s in some areas.

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Controversial Voting Law Struck Down, Snowden ‘Honored’ by Cheney, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s poll numbers take a dive amid controversies plaguing his administration and a new report says Virginia’s Republican governor is using taxpayer dollars for personal expenses.

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 READ MORE



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Arizona Man Charged With DUI Despite Not Being Drunk (Video)

A 64-year-old retired firefighter was arrested and charged with drunk driving even though tests showed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.00 and a drug recognition officer said the man was completely sober.

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Phoenix in the Climate Cross Hairs

If you want a taste of the brutal new climate to come, don’t think of Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy. Look to Phoenix, where if the power goes out, people fry.

Posted on Mar 14, 2013 READ MORE



Rand Paul Gives Money to Treasury, McCain Gets Heckled at Town Hall, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a prominent Republican’s endorsement of same-sex marriage and the fight over the looming sequester heats up on Twitter.

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Should Taxpayers Be Funding Private Schools That Teach Creationism?

We’ve pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn’t private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



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Where in the World Is Jan Brewer?

The Arizona governor has left the state for “official business.” The trouble is, since her location is being kept a secret, no one—save for Brewer and her aides—knows her exact whereabouts.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 READ MORE



GOP’s ‘Doomsday Plan,’ Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Challenge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the climate change deal President Obama is quietly putting together behind the scenes and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s latest confrontation.

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 READ MORE



Obama Threatens NDAA Veto, Colbert Mocks ‘War on Men,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on George H.W. Bush’s condition after his hospitalization and why Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is being sued.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE



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Anti-Obama Woman Accused of Running Over Nonvoting Husband

The pregnant Arizona woman “hated” President Obama and was upset by last Tuesday’s election result.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 READ MORE



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First Openly Bisexual Member of Congress Makes for Another Election 2012 Milestone

Kyrsten Sinema will represent the good people of Phoenix in the House after emerging victorious from an election-night squeaker. And thanks to the 36-year-old former state senator, the next Congress will feature its first openly bisexual member, as well as its first lesbian senator and first openly LGBT person of color.

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Giffords’ Husband Rips Arizona Governor at Loughner Sentencing

In a statement to the court, the husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blasted Jan Brewer for her “feckless” leadership on the issue of gun control.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 READ MORE


Fox News Anchor Apologizes: ‘We Really Messed Up’

Shepard Smith, the indisputable voice of sanity and reason on Fox News, apologized on Friday after the network showed what appeared to be a suicide live on the air during its afternoon programming. 

Posted on Sep 28, 2012 READ MORE


Gracias Arizona

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Not All Undocumented Immigrants Are on Obama’s Side (Video)

Benita Veliz, a young Hispanic from San Antonio, proclaimed her unauthorized status and her support for President Obama in front of millions of television viewers at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. But her enthusiasm for the incumbent is not universal among the undocumented.

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 READ MORE



Loughner Pleads Guilty in Arizona Shootings

After being ruled competent to stand trial, Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to 19 charges stemming from a shooting rampage that left six people dead and a dozen others, including former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, wounded.

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A Ridiculous Obama Rumor, Romney’s Tax Increases, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another GOP lawmaker goes birther and Jon Stewart mocks the Romney campaign’s latest international gaffe.

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Jan Brewer’s Flying Circus

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GOP Wants Donor Secrecy, Limbaugh Is Scared, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an update on the messy voter purge in Florida and a “death panel” revival of sorts.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 READ MORE


Immigration Ruling

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John Roberts’ View From the Liberals’ End of the Bench

By throwing out most of the anti-Latino Arizona immigration law and neutering the rest, the Supreme Court struck a rare blow for fairness and justice.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Health Care Ruling Looms, Arpaio on Immigration, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including reaction and nonreaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Arizona immigration law; also, Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter to criticize a presidential candidate.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 READ MORE



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High Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona Immigration Law

Arizona’s controversial immigration law is largely no more. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled mostly in favor of the U.S. government when it struck down the bulk of the state’s notorious immigration law.

Posted on Jun 25, 2012 READ MORE



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Mitt as ‘Outsourcer-in-Chief,’ Cheaper Gas and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the buzz surrounding Romney’s latest VP candidate, the bill for Sheriff Arpaio’s birther investigation and a look at how much gas might cost around Election Day.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 READ MORE



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Arizona Sheriff Arpaio’s Office Arrests 6-Year-Old

A 6-year-old girl suspected of being in the U.S. illegally was arrested by the office of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona on Friday. Ironically, the arrest came just after President Obama announced he would make it easier for the children of undocumented immigrants to stay in this country.

Posted on Jun 18, 2012 READ MORE



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Dubya’s Presidential Tab, Jon Stewart on Political Gaffes and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Arizona’s special election, the fiscal damage done by George W. Bush’s presidency and the latest on the controversial Florida voter purge.

Posted on Jun 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Gabrielle Giffords on the Campaign Trail, Paul Krugman on Obama Gaffe and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Gabrielle Giffords on the campaign trail, the latest on Obama’s private sector “gaffe” and why some influential Republicans think the answer to America’s education woes is fewer teachers.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 READ MORE


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