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Outrageously outrageous: Iraqis jailed for attacking U.S. troops pardoned for political expediency

July 27, 2011

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Politics seems to trump all, even in a newly formed “democratic” government: In an illustration of its growing muscle in Iraq as U.S. influence wanes, anti-American cleric Muqtada Sadr‘s movement has won pardons for at least 50 prisoners jailed for crimes including murder, kidnapping and attacks on U.S. troops. The amnesties come at a time when […]

Latest Congressman to be involved in a sex scandal: Democrat David Wu

July 23, 2011

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It’s sad to say, but it seems that politics just isn’t politics without some sex scandal in the mix.  Just recently we’ve had Rep. Anthony Weiner make a spectacle of himself (in more ways than one if you count his twitter photos) and former California Gov. Schwarzenegger fess up to an extramarital affair which resulted […]

The United 52 States of America?

July 1, 2011

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It will be if a couple of new movements have their way. Southern Arizona, traditionally much more liberal than the Phoenix area, is the site for a new movement of folks who wish to form a new state called “Baja Arizona.”  Pima County the 51st state? A political committee made up of attorneys, including the […]

San Francisco has found something new to ban

June 27, 2011

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Tell me again, which political side is it that wants to “control your life?” While conservatives typically get the rap for opposing abortion and the redefining of marriage, liberals aren’t exactly embracing the “live and let live” attitude either.  After all, liberals are the ones who’ve wanted to ban transfats, sugar-sweetened sports drinks, soda, junk food and junk food ads, salt, smoking […]

Gabrielle Giffords “is not close to returning to congress” at this time; Update: First photos of Giffords released since shooting

June 10, 2011

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Gabrielle Giffords’ chief of staff has revealed more details about the representative’s condition at this point in her recovery.  No decision has been made on whether Giffords will run for re-election yet because the final deadline isn’t until May of next year.  But if she was to stay in her present condition, the odds of taking another […]

The Latino alternative to the Tea Party? It’s the Tequila Party! Update: Group’s speaker says American are abusing Latinos

May 31, 2011

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Nope, this isn’t a joke. Apparently looking to cash in on a little of the Tea Party movement’s success, a group of Latino’s are forming their own grassroots organization.  Kicking off in Tucson, Arizona is the “non-partisan” Tequila Party whose stated main objective is to get out the Latino vote: TUCSON – The National Tequila […]

Durbin sees increased border security as bargaining chip for DREAM Act support

May 17, 2011

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There’s a reason Arizona is pursuing private funding and the building of a border fence where the federal government has failed to do so.  It’s because, in the eyes of many Democrats, increased security along our southern border is not a necessity but only a negotiating tool to further their political agenda: Senate Majority Whip Dick […]