explorernews.com on Facebook
- Video Gallery
- Special Sections
It is time residents of Southern Arizona has a representative, who is more concerned of her position, than all of her constituent’s.
After retiring from a job heading up a homebuilding company for about a decade, Scott Smith spent six years as mayor of Mesa, where he developed a reputation as a problem solver and networked well enough to be elected the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Republican Martha McSally thought she had won a seat in Congress two years ago. Before all the votes were counted in her race against Democratic incumbent Ron Barber, McSally jetted off to Washington, D.C., for freshman orientation.
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. Arizona inmate gasps for 90 minutes during execution
1. Kerry arrives in Israel to push peace
The five Republicans running in District 11’s House and Senate races naturally had a lot to agree on when meeting for a debate at Pima Community College last week.
1. G-7 leaders show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit
(NAPSI)—By February 2009, Ken Campbell had had enough. The Lincoln, California horse rancher caught the now famous economic “rant” by CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli, who said on national TV, “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July. All you capitalists that want to show up at Lake Michigan, I’m gonna start organizing.” Santelli didn’t start organizing a local tea party but Campbell did.
Please, please save us from the so-called analysis of Richard Brinkley. “Obamacare was intended to deprive people of quality healthcare?” Really? For those of us who have long supported universal health care so that all Americans will have “quality healthcare”, I found this comment totally insulting.
Just as the purpose of Obamacare was not to provide quality healthcare to more people (indeed, it achieved just the opposite), the strategy of climate change has nothing to do with the climate, hot or cold.
1. House holds former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt
The tape is slowly being stripped away as each new advertisement appears on television, and yes, we all know that in the months to come, the gloves will come off in the political arena.
1. Justices rule in favor of prayers at town meetings
1. NBA takes next step toward forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Clippers
1. Russia agrees to deal on easing tensions in Ukraine
Gays, guns and God: the three G’s. They’re the trifecta of Republican campaign issues. Use one, use them all, mix in a little immigration, abortion or Obamacare, and Bingo. You’ve got a campaign.
1. The Post and The Guardian win a Pulitzer for Snowden stories
1. Three die in shootings at Jewish community centers in Kansas
1. Sebelius resigns as health secretary
1. ObamaCare website buckles under last minute pressure
WASHINGTON – Explaining the Affordable Care Act is hard enough. Try explaining it to someone who comes from a country where health insurance itself is a foreign concept.
1. ObamaCare enrollment deadline arrives