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Barton: ‘Fuhrer’ not meant to refer to Hitler

Brenda Barton

Republican Rep. Brenda Barton issued a statement today saying she never compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. She said her original Facebook reference to “De Fuhrer” referred to the general German term for “leader,” and not the actual official title of Hitler.

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Human trafficking recommendations complete (access required)

Cindy McCain and Gilbert Orrantia, director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security, co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, discuss recommendations the group plans to make. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Andrew Knochel)

The governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking wants lawmakers to enact tougher penalties on pimps who sell underage prostitutes and customers who pay them, while easing punishments against child prostitutes and treating them more as victims under the law.

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Bigger stakes, smaller crowds (access required)


As the national immigration debate rages, enthusiasm in Arizona fades.

Russell Pearce stood on the Senate lawn last Saturday, reciting the same anti-illegal immigration rhetoric that boosted him to national fame in 2010 with the passage of his SB1070. This time, the crowd around Pearce had become much smaller.

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