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The candidates seeking the state's top office gathered in Tucson Thursday night, debating issues from the economy to education.
Why is it that David Garcia, the Democratic candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, has locked up major endorsements from Republicans, Democrats, the business community and educators, while his Republican opponent Diane Douglas has no big names in her corner?
A write-in candidate has never been elected governor of Arizona, and the odds are long that one ever will be. But don’t tell J. Johnson that.
In recent weeks, I had the opportunity to interview the granddaughter of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, Nina Roosevelt Gibson.
Abraham Lincoln said that “a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.” In her recent guest column, Supervisor Ally Miller continues to display her characteristic “gallon of gall approach.”
Democrats wanted to make college affordability a big political issue this year almost as much as NBC wanted David Gregory off “Meet the Press.”
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has cleared four members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors of allegations that they violated the state’s open-meeting law.
Arizona race for governor
The Oro Valley election is over and by a large margin (mandate type margin) the incumbents won. According to the latest numbers the margin of victory in the mayoral race was 2,550 votes. The challenger for a council seat fell short by 2,082 votes.
For many, the people who have played a part in shaping U.S. history are icons, or chapters in a history book. Eleanor Roosevelt is one of those icons, but to Tucson’s Nina Roosevelt Gibson she is also known as just grandma.
Ten years would have been too long to wait for a replacement to the Tomahawk cruise missile if the Department of Defense’s proposed $82 million cut to the missile system hadn’t been reversed by Congress, said Sen. John McCain.
I am with Citizens for an Ethical Congress. We are concerned about corruption in the US Congress – such issues as insider trading, earmarks, extorting money from the private sector, collecting and spending campaign funds illegally, and a general lack of transparency. These issues are wide-spread through both the US House and the Senate and through both the Democrat and Republican parties. We have written 14 proposed reforms and have submitted them (numerous times), in the form of a questionnaire, to each of the 28 congressional candidates in Arizona. We are trying to interview each and to get their insights and positions on these reforms. To date, we have obtained a completed questionnaire from only four candidates: Chuck Wooten (CD-2), Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (CD-3), Mikel Weisser (CD-4), and Clair Van Steenwyck (CD-8). Each supported the proposed reforms and gave some thoughtful comments. We don’t know why any candidate should expect our votes if he/she won’t even respond to our concerns regarding unethical practices in Congress. The reforms and the four completed questionnaires are available at www.atimeforintegrity.com. We ask you to contact the candidates in your congressional district and challenge them to respond to these reforms.
Suing the president or, as we call it, “impeachment lite.” So why is the House suing the president? First, you understand the House is made up of lawyers and suing is what lawyers do. Secondly, it is because they know they cannot impeach him. The last time the Republicans tried to impeach a Democrat president, the press crucified them. That Democrat went on to be disbarred from the practice of law for lying to a Grand Jury and then, for no reason intelligent people could ever understand, became the darling of the Democrat party. Thirdly, even if they were successful with articles of impeachment, that would leave us with what has been identified as “impeachment insurance,” Joe Biden. So they are left with only this attempt to embarrass the president.
As the Primary Election approaches voters with no designated party affiliation continue to outnumber voters in recognized political parties.
The Arizona Free Enterprise Club today released our latest poll on the GOP primary, focusing on the Governor’s and Attorney General Race. The Club’s in depth poll, conducted by the Tarrance Group, shows Doug Ducey expanding his lead over rivals Christine Jones and Scott Smith. Among likely voters, Ducey is in first at 28 percent, with Smith at 20 percent and Jones at 18 percent. Ducey’s lead is in large part because of his high name ID (91 percent) and his strong favorability. While Smith has improved his standing from our last poll, he is struggling to overcome low name ID among both likely Republican (62 percent) and Independent voters (54 percent).
I’m a registered Democrat, but if I was non-partisan, Republican or Independent, allowing me to vote in the Republican primary election, I would vote for Scott Bartle. Let me state why.
1. Obama sends Holder to Ferguson
Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez would like to remind Pima County voters that the deadline to order a ballot to be sent to your home is fast approaching. All vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by the Recorder’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014.
Our nation has made great strides towards equalizing opportunity and improving economic prospects for women, but there’s still a long way to go. Women still struggle to break the glass ceiling in management levels in business, public office, the military, and high tech sectors, where most future jobs will be.
1. Israelis and Palestinians agree to new, 72-hour cease-fire
1. Obama authorizes limited airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops in northern Iraq