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After a Republican-built budget passed the house yesterday, U.S. Representative Martha McSally released a statement. McSally was one of only 17 Republicans to vote against her party’s budget, which passed the House.
Racism has become a big topic in the media in recent months and over the last year thanks to major events such as the controversy in Ferguson Mo. and the not-so-smart students singing on the bus from University of Oklahoma. In America, we brag about having the right to freedom of speech. However, recent events would suggest otherwise, especially when speech is centered around racist comments or behavior.
(NAPSI)—If you’re eligible for Medicare, you are eligible for Medicare Advantage (MA), a program that lets you sign on with a private insurance carrier that then gets paid by Medicare to take care of you. It’s popular; over 16 million, or about a third of Medicare-eligible seniors, chose this option. MA is a win-win for enrollees and insurers because it moves away from the fee-for-service model and toward a preventative care form of health care.
CNN: Hillary Clinton continues to be a dominant force heading into the 2016 presidential election, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The former secretary of state maintains a broad lead over the field of potential Democratic challengers she could face in a nomination contest and sizable advantages over the leading contenders from the Republican side in general election match-ups.
Let me tell you a story about an Arizona family. This family was doing OK financially, paying their bills on time, putting food on the table and clothes on their backs, spending a little on extras and even putting something away in the bank each month. Then one day, the head of the household told the family he was cutting his work week back to 30 hours and he was giving rich Uncle Jimmie who lives in the guest house a break on his rent.
Al Jazeera: Community parks, playgrounds and sports fields are among the few areas in Tennessee where local governments can ban people with handgun carry permits from being armed. Now gun-friendly state lawmakers are looking to change that.
The biggest political news in Arizona recent weeks was the smackdown between Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas and Governor Doug Ducey. Douglas fired two employees from the state Board of Education. Ducey said, “Oh no you don’t!” and reinstated them. Douglas went along, at least temporarily, but not until she fired off a statement attacking Ducey with the most in-your-face language I’ve read in an official press release, maybe, ever.
If it were me, I’d be ashamed. If a judge told me I had cheated children out of money I owed them, that I had violated the law by giving them less money than I was legally bound to give, I would hang my head in shame, and I’d ask the judge, “How much do I owe?”
Here’s your first lesson in government for the year. No, we’re not going over the hundred questions on the new high school civics test. We’re taking a look at what we’ve learned about government and politics from our new Governor Doug Ducey. Spoiler alert: the lesson will not be uplifting. Our new Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas might even say it’s too cynical to be taught to elementary school children. But we can take it. We’re all adults here.
Sitting in his home a few hours after a Maricopa County judge declared the results of a recount that determined he wouldn’t be returning to Congress next year, Ron Barber reflected on his two-plus years representing Southern Arizona.
While last week I primarily looked back at the year, with plenty of changes in our state this week; it’s time to look ahead.
(NAPSI)—Today, our country is facing an unprecedented range of threats that require a more robust response than the current budget limits on national security and research and development spending allow.
We are saying goodbye to 2014, a year that went by too quickly. We are saying hello to a new year, 2015, and for the most part, I can’t say I’m too optimistic about it.
For six years the GOP has opposed Obama’s every move. Why, Thelma Grimes, would this year’s new more conservative Congress be suddenly more cooperative and any less obstructionist. What makes you think that this year Republicans would move beyond lip service and actually act on immigration reform?
Legal experts dismissed as groundless a lawsuit that 18 states, including Arizona, brought last week against President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
PIMA COUNTY – The Pima County Elections Department is preparing for a recount in the Congressional District 2 race between incumbent Democrat Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally.
A federal judge last week rejected an effort by Congressman Ron Barber’s campaign to include an additional 133 votes that were disqualified for administrative reasons in the 2014 election.
Due to a less than one-tenth of one percent difference between Republican Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Ron Barber, an official recount of the votes will take place.
(NAPSI)—As the 2014 election made clear to many pundits, Americans are as discontented with the president’s leadership as they are with the dysfunction provided by a divided Congress.
Right after the results of the midterm elections poured in and many Democrats across the country were making concession speeches, President Obama told the American people he hears their message. After last week’s actions, I’m not sure if he did.
The outcome of the election won’t be official until next month, but congressional hopeful Martha McSally reinforced her recent claim to victory by showing up in Washington for freshman orientation Monday.
PHOENIX – Doug Ducey said Monday the budget will quickly become his top priority when he takes office as governor, including what to do about a lawsuit that’s left the state owing more than $300 million to schools.