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Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio defeated in Arizona

Democrat Defeats Anti-Immigrant Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The loss by the embattled sheriff came as he faced a criminal contempt charge for violating a court order against racial profiling.

November 9, 2016
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Supreme Court Order: Arizona May Enforce Ballot Collection Law

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an Arizona state law that restricts the collection of ballots by third parties back in place for Tuesday’s election, a victory for Republicans in an intensifying state-by-state legal battle over access to voting.

November 5, 2016
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Democrats Sue Trump For Alleged Voter Intimidation In Four States

In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation” that violates the 1965 Voting Rights Act and an 1871 law aimed at the Ku Klux Klan.

October 31, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week

Here are some of the low points of the week from Donald Trump and the rest of the country’s right flank. Attacking Michelle Obama, now that’s low.

October 23, 2016
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Donald Trump’s Border Wall Falling Flat In Arizona

Asked if a wall would be “an effective barrier or a waste of money,” 47 percent of Arizona residents picked “waste of money” and 34 percent picked “effective barrier”, with the rest picking neither, according to the poll.

October 23, 2016
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump greets U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney after endorsing his candidacy for president at the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas. Trump could lose more states than Romney this November.

Landslide? 5 States Mitt Romney Won That Donald Trump Could Lose

Donald Trump once bragged about turning New York and California red. Then he promised to strike a path to victory through the Rust Belt.
Now, unless something drastically changes in the next few weeks, he will struggle to invalidate the results of a landslide worse than the one suffered by Mitt Romney — the man Trump once maligned as a “choker.”

October 17, 2016
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Long-Time Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Faces Tough Re-election Bid

Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio has long battled controversy over his tough stance on illegal immigration but may now face his toughest test as he seeks a seventh term as sheriff of the state’s most populous county.

August 26, 2016
People wait to vote in the U.S. presidential primary election outside a polling site in Glendale, Arizona March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec

Arizona’s Primary Day Headaches Aren’t Finished Yet

While the national media has turned its attention to the upcoming primary in Wisconsin, voters in Arizona are fighting against the state’s weak response to complaints of long lines and a shortage of polling locations during its recent primary, last Tuesday.

March 30, 2016
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Democratic Senate Candidate Ties Trump Around John McCain

We now officially have an ad from a Democratic Senate candidate, who is latching onto the rise of Donald Trump in order to slam Republicans in a crucial down-ballot race.

February 29, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain speaking at the Arizona Republican Party 2014 election victory party at the Hyatt Regency in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

McCain Complains: Trump Has ‘Fired Up The Crazies’

Of course, ‘fired up the crazies’ might seem like an odd complaint — coming from the man one who selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, introducing her to a wide national audience.

July 16, 2015
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On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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Trump Takes On Undocumented Immigrants, Saves Some Barbs For Bush In Phoenix

Donald Trump has ridden a recent wave of publicity to the top tier of a group of at least 14 Republicans vying for the White House.

July 12, 2015
Salinas Valley California, green space fracking sky

Just How Green Are State Governments?

States have employed a host of energy-saving programs, green-purchase requirements, building efficiency standards and financial incentive arrangements to meet those goals. So how are they doing in meeting targets they have set for themselves?

July 1, 2015
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Supreme Court Upholds Power Of Independent Commissions To Draw Districts

The 5-4 decision bolsters an increasingly popular political reform adopted by voters in California and other states to transfer authority to draw districts from state legislators to a nonpartisan citizen panel.

June 29, 2015
Maine has had less than 3 percent growth since 2010. LL Bean is the flagship retailer of the state. Photo: StormFall via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/vjDLK

Which States Have The Most Job Growth Since The Recession?

Although the nation’s unemployment rate has been around a seven-year low of about 5.4 percent, job growth among the states has been uneven, with several showing only meager gains more than five years removed from the depths of the Great Recession.

May 27, 2015
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Arizona Woman Sentenced For Assaulting Husband (Because She Was Mad Obama Won)

When he didn’t vote for Romney, she ran him down with an SUV.

May 26, 2015
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With New EPA Water Rule, Obama Again Takes Executive Action On Environment

The administration’s latest move is another example of President Barack Obama taking executive action on environmental and climate issues regardless of whether he has the support of Congress.

May 26, 2015
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Knives Are The New Guns In Lawmakers’ Second Amendment Expansion

Second Amendment advocates are pushing for a “right to slice” as repeals on knife and blade laws gains an edge across the nation.

May 7, 2015
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Video Shows Arizona Police Intentionally Ran Over Suspect

The violent encounter was only the latest in a series of incidents that critics say demonstrates a pattern of police brutality and racism across the United States.

April 15, 2015
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Moving Parts Complicate Democratic Challenge To McCain

There are a few candidates Democrats believe would be strong contenders, but convincing them to run in Arizona may be difficult unless the dominoes fall a certain way.

April 9, 2015
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Warm Welcome, Real Help Await Deported Migrants At El Comedor

Expelled from the U.S., migrants receive assistance and hope at El Comedor.

February 23, 2015
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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Dealt Legal Blow Over Medicaid Expansion Plan

This Arizona Supreme Court ruling is terrible news for the state’s uninsured population.

December 31, 2014
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sues To Halt Obama’s Action On Immigrants

Arpaio and his birther lawyer are challenging President Obama’s immigration action.

December 22, 2014
Jan Brewer

Arizona ‘Dreamers’ To Line Up For Driver’s Licenses; Brewer Vows Fight

The latest legal battle over immigration is taking shape in the Grand Canyon State.

December 22, 2014
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Supreme Court Turns Down Arizona Appeal To Limit Abortion Drugs

The Supreme Court just delivered a win for women’s health.

December 15, 2014