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And so it begins: another silly season when we will be assaulted by misleading, deceptive, out-of-context and sometimes just plain deceitful political advertising from those who believe they know what’s best for us voters!
Gubernatorial hopeful Scott Smith hopes to revive his sagging campaign with what amounts to a last-minute endorsement from the state's top Republican.
A Texas state senator being forced out of office by a Tea Party Republican is helping Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer raise money to elect like-minded candidates to Congress.
Gov. Jan Brewer is building up a political war chest to help influence who controls the Legislature for the next two years — and potentially who succeeds her.
Arizona is going to be without a legally enforceable begging law for perhaps another year.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Advocates for Comprehensive Immigration Reform (English translation: amnesty) like to point out that immigrants in the past have flocked to America and made important contributions to our nation. That’s true, but the America of 1913 was different from 2013 in ways that greatly affect the probability that immigrants will become contributing citizens.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
President Barack Obama, seeking to buffer taxpayers from future housing market downturns, will urge Congress this week to back bipartisan efforts to shutter Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-giants bailed out by the government in 2008.
PHOENIX — Despite limited success last time, Gov. Jan Brewer is again building up a war chest to try to influence federal elections in Arizona — and elsewhere.
So if you think the lines at the grocery store move slowly now, imagine waiting behind someone who wants to pay with a few chunks of gold.
State senators voted Wednesday to make gold and silver legal tender in Arizona -- but not copper, cattle, cotton, citrus or climate.
Arizonans who fear the federal government will make their folding money worthless may soon be able to substitute privately minted gold and silver coins.
The head of the House Judiciary Committee wants to update Arizona's dated and sometimes anachronistic bankruptcy laws.
It may sound like a movie title. But the issues that are going to dominate the upcoming legislative session are guns and money.
The National Rifle Association said Friday it wants armed police officers in every school, raising costs questions from Republican legislators who normally are their natural allies but picking up support of a key Democrat.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."
It must be that the Mesa tea party has become an echo chamber for disinformation. In a letter from tea party member Bill Sandry, we are asked to believe that the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial savings banks from Wall Street investment banking since 1933, was repealed by the likes of favorite tea party targets Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Charlie Wrangle. It didn’t take five minutes of research to disprove such nonsense.
The letter from Bill Sandry (May 20) blaming the 1999 repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 for the financial meltdown that began in 2007 is another in a long series of Republican/tea party attempts to blame Bill Clinton for the mess created by the failed fiscal policies of George II and the Republican-dominated House and Senate of the 1990s and the first half of this decade.
It should it not be of any surprise that our racist elected officials in this state would be doing anything differently in raising the “birther issue” once again. We must all remember that Arizona was the last state in the union to approve MLK Day as a legal holiday.
I asked this question of Josh Romney (Mitt Romney’s son) when he spoke at our tea party meeting last year. He promised to send me an answer but I have not received one. I have asked this question of the Romney Campaign headquarters and the Arizona Republican Party headquarters. None of them will even dignify my request with an answer. So I am asking the public. Maybe someone will know the answer. What is candidate Romney’s position on restoring the Glass-Steagall Act?
WASHINGTON -- Justices of the nation's high court indicated Wednesday they may allow Arizona to implement the most controversial part of its 2010 immigration law.
A friend on the other side of my opinions alerted me recently that she believes the “far right (wherever that is) ... is on its last legs.” They’re “extremely out of touch.” She told me, “They cling to 1950’s views and standards, and the world has moved on from that.” She delivered that news with a delicate touch.