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Re: Cannot vote for Hiremath, July 23 - Maksim states that “Selecting a candidate for public office based purely on his/her support for same-sex unions is silly as selecting a candidate based purely on skin color or gender – witness our recent national experience with a sitting president and with a former Secretary of State.” Facts prove that the latter part of this statement is totally false. Facts show that the American people not only once, but twice, voted their conscience and selected Barack H. Obama & Joe Biden over John McCain and Sarah Palin and more recently over Mitt Romney (Mr. 47 percent) and Paul Ryan because past performance and the debates proved that the Obama-Biden team displayed the ability to better serve the American people. Ergo, skin color proved not to be the deciding factor but ability to do the job as displayed to the American people.
Three Republican candidates—House Speaker Andy Tobin, state Rep. Adam Kwasman and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne—are vying for the chance to take on Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s Congressional District 1, a sprawling district that includes most of rural Eastern Arizona and stretches from Oro Valley, Marana, SaddleBrooke to Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona Native American reservations.
1. Alibaba files its long-anticipated U.S. IPO
I almost completely agree with the editorial in your March 5 edition about the ridiculous legislation the Republican-dominated legislature has passed. My only dispute is at the end of the piece, where you state, “I do not believe a Democrat-led legislature would do any better.”
I never thought that I would agree with Mr. Brinkley, unfortunately it’s just two words, “Income Inequality”. The rest of Mr. Brinkley’s article would be equated to George Bush Sr. remarks about then Gov. Reagan’s economic policy as “Voodoo economics”.
1. Romney says the Lewinsky scandal shouldn't matter in 2016
1. Cold snap brings subzero temperatures to much of U.S.
The new crime-comedy We’re the Millers showcases all sorts of crude and obscene humor, trying desperately to earn a hard “R” rating, but the story lives in a world where cartoon-like gangsters buy, sell and steal drugs, but no one ever uses them, and where strippers dance but never actually disrobe. If you think the incessant use of the “F” word is funny, then you will probably enjoy this film, but it is mostly just half-baked humor that breaks badly.
First Lady Michelle Obama walks and talks with Haile Thomas, 11, after she arrived in April. The First Lady came to Tucson in support of her husband's reelection campaign. President Obama went on to win a second term, beating Mitt Romney in November.
There were a few surprises for everyone in the November 6 elections, but only one bit of post-election news left me stunned. On election day, Mitt Romney was so sure he was going to win, he didn’t bother to write a concession speech. He had to throw one together in the hour before he went on stage to acknowledge he lost and congratulate the reelected President. Paul Ryan, who is supposed to be a serious number cruncher, also thought the Romney-Ryan team had it pretty much sewn up, as did their campaign staffs and the gaggle of pundits at Fox News. How could they all have been so wrong?
It took some time Tuesday night, but Gov. Mitt Romney conceded to President Barack Obama, who was elected to a second four-year term.
Republican Jon Kyl may be retiring from the Arizona Senate this year, but he’s not going out without expressing his feelings about President Barack Obama.
In Regards to Al Melvin’s tirade on Democrats
ALOHA is important
Recently, at a campaign rally in Virginia, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he remembered reciting the Pledge of Allegiance when he was in the fourth grade, but he can’t recall an incident several years later when he and some of his classmates forcibly gave a fellow classmate a demeaning haircut.
Kirkpatrick running from record
In an interview at the Republican National Convention Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer says she hopes President Obama is reelected while talking about what Gov. Mitt Romney is doing well.
Ryan’s plan would fix Medicare
Obama is hiding something
I was disappointed this week when one of our readers informed me about a negative response she received for writing a letter that was published in our newspaper. It wasn’t a response sent to our paper, but instead sent directly to her, and it wasn’t a very nice message.
NRA protectors out quickly