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The Great State Of Baja Arizona? "Not Everyone In Arizona Is An Extremist"

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2011 | 8:01 PM

Arizona has an image problem.

Boycotted after the passage of SB1070, the harsh anti-immigration bill, mocked as the "meth lab of democracy" by Jon Stewart, pilloried in editorials editorials from the New York Times to the Los Angeles Times, it seems...

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Healing In Tucson

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2011 | 4:58 PM

It's become a ritual, a rite observed here in America. After a cataclysmic event, something so profoundly tragic that is shakes us as a country, those at the heart of the tragedy gather together for a very public, highly publicized event. We've seen it so often, the faces of shocked...

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Rodney Glassman, AZ's Democratic Senate Candidate: 'McCain Has Failed Arizona'

(19) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 6:46 PM

A young candidate running a campaign against John McCain built largely on enthusiastic supporters and grassroots energy.

Barack Obama. And, possibly, Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Rodney Glassman.

Glassman doesn't encourage the comparison but doesn't run from it: "Millions of people across the country contributed to a young energetic...

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Another Major U.S Votes to Boycott Arizona

(2) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 9:21 PM

Add Seattle to the growing list of major American cities boycotting the state of Arizona.

In protest of Arizona's new immigration law, SB1070, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to boycott Arizona. In a statement released prior to the vote, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn said in...

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AZ Governor's Latest Boycott Solution: Rebranding

(14) Comments | Posted May 17, 2010 | 1:16 PM

Facing an increasing number of boycotts and an avalanche of bad publicity over the passage of its new immigration law, Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer announced what she believes will solve the problem.

Rebranding.

According to a report in the Arizona Republic, Brewer has asked a...

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Arizona Finds New Friends Down South

(4) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 5:34 PM

Who loves you, Arizona? Not California. Not New Mexico. Not even Texas.

Try whistling Dixie.

Since the passage of SB1070, Arizona's new immigration law, the Grand Canyon State has become something of an outcast in its demographic neighborhood.

To its east, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson personally...

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Arizona Parties Like It's 1924

(131) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 11:42 AM

I'm here to speak for my grandparents.

Last week I was in the part of Manhattan called the Lower East Side, the first American home of my grandparents and parents. That they settled in the Lower East Side was no surprise -- it's been the first home of a...

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Paul McCartney Kicks Off New Tour and Rocks Phoenix

(17) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 11:59 AM

Paul McCartney doesn't know how to act his age.

Now 67 years old, the legendary rock star turned back the clock Sunday night, and fans in Glendale, Arizona were treated to three thrilling hours of some of the greatest rock and roll of all time, with no opening act...

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Message from AZ Democrats to Washington DC: We'll Choose our Candidate for Senate

(51) Comments | Posted March 25, 2010 | 11:46 AM

With a recent Rasmussen poll finding Arizona's senior Senator, John McCain, possibly facing a tough primary race against Republican challenger J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Democrats see a possible opportunity in the making.

One candidate, Tucson City Council member Rodney Glassman, has spent the last

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Democratic Congresswoman's Office Vandalized After Health Care Vote

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 12:37 PM

The office of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson, Arizona was vandalized several nights ago, while the Congresswoman was in Washington DC, voting in favor of the health care reform bill.

According to eyewitnesses, the front door and the glass beside the front door of the Congresswoman's office were...

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Could McCain Lose His Primary? Latest Poll Says It's Possible

(183) Comments | Posted March 18, 2010 | 8:33 PM

Produced by HuffPost's Citizen Reporting Team

Could Senator John McCain be out of a job before the general election in November?

According to a new Rasmussen poll, John McCain holds only a seven point lead over his Republican challenger, former Congressman and radio talk show...

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Ideology Over Facts in Prescott Arizona

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2010 | 2:39 PM

Ideology and the census clashed in a small Arizona town this week. Ideology seems to have won.

The small town in question is Prescott, Arizona, population about 34,000. Who makes up that 34,000? That's what the census is for. The reason for the census is to count everyone who lives...

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Latest AZ poll: McCain's favorability at 16 year low

(257) Comments | Posted January 29, 2010 | 2:34 PM

Arizonans are not very happy with John McCain.

According to a statewide poll conducted this month by Behavior Research Center in Phoenix, only 41% of those polled said McCain was doing a good/excellent job, the lowest marks McCain has received since January of 1994 when the Senator was...

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Support McCain? Palin's Facebook Fans Go Ballistic

(11) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 2:29 PM

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin posted a letter to supporters on her Facebook page last week announcing her intention to actively campaign for Republican candidates during this election year. She named three candidates in particular: Texas Governor Rick...

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Haitian Hospital Fully Functional, Needs Help as They Treat "the Deluge"

(39) Comments | Posted January 15, 2010 | 3:42 PM

Forty-two miles outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, stands Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS); the fact that the hospital is literally still standing is a ray of hope for a nation dealing with a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions.

John Walton, President of HAS Board of Directors, has...

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2009 Marks the Deadliest Year for Crossing Arizona/Mexico Border

(8) Comments | Posted December 28, 2009 | 3:18 PM

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit.

For the border state of Arizona, the year 2009 will be remembered for a marked decline in Mexicans migrating to the United States, a trend many economists attribute to the loss of...

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Why John Ensign Matters and Tiger Woods Doesn't

(17) Comments | Posted December 12, 2009 | 2:36 PM

It's a scenario as old as the proverbial hills. A powerful man cheats on his wife, denies it, truth comes out, man looks bad. Call it The Powerful Man is a Scumbag Syndrome, and boy do we love it. Former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer's high-priced call girls captivated our...

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AZ Legislature Might Ask For Donations

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2009 | 12:23 PM

Arizona is in trouble. Facing a $2.2 billion deficit, the state has the second worst fiscal problems in the country (tied with Rhode Island behind California) according to a November Pew Center study.

State-level lawmakers know they have to come up with a solution. But the Republican controlled legislature

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Astonishing news: Arizona and DC actually agree

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 3:34 PM

Here are a few words you rarely see in the same article: "Arizona." "Federal government." "Agreement."

At the request of the United States federal government, a massive 85-foot-tall blue spruce was felled near Alpine, Ariz. this past Sunday and began a 4000 mile journey to Washington, DC, where it...

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Grijalva and Latino Leaders: GOP leader's 'brown people' comments are "divisive and irresponsible"

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 2:02 PM

As reported in the Huffington Post, Arizona Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash called a Tucson talk radio show last week, and said if Democrats want to learn about crime in Tucson they should "ask the brown people."

Now U.S. Representative Raul Grijalva, the League of United Latin American Citizens,...

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