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Tucson Cracks Down On Gun Shows, Requires Background Checks

(17) Comments | Posted February 8, 2013 | 12:18 PM

On Tuesday, the Tucson City Council voted unanimously to advance a resolution to require background checks at all gun shows operated on city owned or managed property.

At a packed City Council meeting, nearly everyone in attendance sported a button with the slogan "Common Sense Gun Laws."...

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Republican Jeff Flake Robocalls Democrats With Wrong Polling Place Information (VIDEO)

(71) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 9:16 AM

Phoenix NBC Channel 12 has reported that Jeff Flake's US Senate campaign made robocalls over the weekend to registered Democrats and gave them the wrong polling place location.

The Flake campaign admits that they called more than 100,000 registered Republicans, but several upset Democrats -- who had recorded the Flake...

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Martha McSally: The Anti-Feminist

(25) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 5:13 PM

Republican Congressional candidate Col. Martha McSally says she has been "fighting for women's rights and women's equality [her] whole life."

McSally is well known as the first woman combat pilot and the Air Force officer who fought against a government rule requiring US service women to wear Arab garb when...

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'Sham' Marriage Allegations Arise Against Arizona Congressional Candidate Col. Martha McSally

(72) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 11:49 PM

One person never mentioned on Republican Congressional candidate and Air Force Colonel Martha McSally's campaign website is her ex-husband and fellow Air Force officer Donald F. Henry.

Millions of middle-aged Americans carry baggage of a failed marriage with them. In McSally's case, there are allegations that the two-year...

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Bill Clinton Campaigns For Richard Carmona In Arizona, As Polls Show Race Tightening (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted October 14, 2012 | 5:49 PM

Despite Arizona's reputation as a stalwartly red state, with a capital "R," Democrats are hoping to take back one of the state's U.S. Senate seats in November.

Although Democrats have held a percentage of the state's Congressional seats for years, the Republican Party has controlled both Arizona U.S. Senate...

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Video: Michelle Obama Gets DNC Women's Caucus 'Fired Up And Ready To Go'

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 10:45 PM

The War on Women has been raging nationwide with Tea Party-controlled state legislatures and governors signing into law multiple bills that attack women's rights, families, and social safety net programs.

At the recent Democratic National Convention (DNC), First Lady Michelle Obama and other speakers at the DNC's Women's...

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Video: Unable To Attend President's Speech, Obama Fans Fill The Streets Of Charlotte

(4) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 10:24 AM

Thousands of people crowded the sidewalks of Charlotte on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. Originally scheduled for the Bank of America Stadium, which holds 73,000 people, President Barack Obama's speech was moved indoors to the Time Warner Arena, a much smaller venue. The official reason...

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Code Pink To Dems: Stop Drone Warfare, Bust Up Big Banks

(2) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 4:34 PM

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Code Pink, the women-initiated peace and social justice group, protested the War on Women at the Republican National Convention. Their message for President Barack Obama and Democrats targets the military-industrial complex.

At the People's Convention, sponsored by

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VIDEO: Undocumented Protesters Arrested Outside Democratic Convention

(11) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 12:41 PM

Ten undocumented protesters from Arizona were arrested late Tuesday afternoon outside of the Time Warner Arena in uptown Charlotte, as Democratic National Convention delegates watched.

Chanting in Spanish and English, the protesters -- surrounded by media and conventioneers with smart phone cameras -- quickly marched toward the arena where First...

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Charlotte: Teeming With DNC Fever

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2012 | 10:58 AM

Hot, muggy Charlotte was teeming with DNC fever on Sunday night. Although the Democratic National Convention doesn't start until Tuesday, many of delegates, journalists, politicians, and protesters are already in town.

Consequently, barricades and police were everywhere. In addition to police on foot, stationed at strategic places...

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Arizona Democratic Party Primary Candidates Battle To Finish Line

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 12:40 PM

Social media was on fire yesterday, as Arizona Democratic candidates and their surrogates battled it out on Twitter, Facebook, and e-mail blasts.

Although Arizona voters have had nearly a month to complete early mail-in ballots, August 28 is primary election day, and there are several hotly contested Democratic primary races...

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Arizona Unionists Rally Against Anti-Labor Bills, 1000 Strong

(16) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 2:12 PM

A thousand union members and supporters rallied on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol March 1 to protest a suite of anti-labor bills currently being considered by the state Legislature.

The statewide AFL-CIO called for a Day of Action on March 1, 2012 and bussed hundreds...

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Arizona Workers Mobilize As Legislators Debate Anti-Labor Laws

(10) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 1:40 PM

With six anti-labor bills winding their way through the Arizona Legislature, union workers are gearing up for a fight.

During a standing room only public forum with a panel of Democratic Party Legislators, workers representing several unions voiced anger and frustration with Republican Governor Jan Brewer and the Republican-controlled Arizona...

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Proposed Arizona Anti-Union Bills: 'Worse Than Wisconsin'

(34) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 3:41 PM

As a right-to-work state, Arizona has never been union-friendly, but now the state's lawmakers are considering four anti-labor bills that would strip away the existing rights of public sector unions. On top of the anti-union legislation, Governor Jan Brewer is encouraging the Legislature to weaken the...

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Will Open Primaries Shake Up Politics in Arizona?

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 4:17 PM

When Americans are unhappy in an election year, they often adopt a 'throw-the-bums-out' attitude toward incumbent politicians. In 2008, the Democrats seized control of all three branches of government. In 2010, Americans threw dozens of Democratic 'bums' out, and many Tea Party-leaning Republicans went to Congress for the first time....

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Tucson School Board To Decide On Mexican American Studies Program

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 5:53 PM

Tucson is a community in turmoil. It has been tied in knots for more than a year over the issue of how best to educate its children in a world of shrinking resources and high poverty.

Propagandists -- both pro and con -- have embroiled...

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In Arizona, Carmona Campaigns On 'Health Care For All Americans'

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Relaxed and friendly, former Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona was right at home--literally--in front of an audience of about 60 Democratic Party faithfuls and elected officials at a recent Tucson event.

In one of his first campaign appearances since he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination,...

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Occupy the Post Office? Tucson Postal Workers, Supporters, Fight Back Against Threatened Job Cuts

(6) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 7:49 PM

Snail mail, as it is derisively called, has been losing ground to e-mail, texting and social media for years. And the financial troubles of the United States Postal Service (USPS), in part due to the coming of the Internet age, are impacting what used to be one of the most...

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'Stunning' Redistricting Vote May Upset Arizona's Republican Edge

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2011 | 2:03 PM

Like a beater work truck chugging through the desert, Arizona's Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) has been carefully navigating a road of stumps toward a new set of Congressional and legislative maps for several months.

On Tuesday, Dec. 20, the Arizona IRC--made up of two Republicans, two Democrats, and...

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