“Birther,” used by the media with impunity, is a derogatory slur, the equivalent of the “N” word used for another group to cast them as sub- human.Read More »
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The minority leader of the Arizona House has called on Secretary of State Ken Bennett to resign as the Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney's campaign after Bennett questioned the validity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent one of his deputies to Hawaii to accompany an official in his volunteer posse that is investigating President Barack Obama's birth certificate, despite earlier saying no taxpayer money was being spent on the probe.Read More »
Though the state doesn’t have a law requiring presidential candidates prove their citizenship, Arizona’s top elections official says he may not put President Barack Obama’s name on the Arizona ballot if Hawaii officials don’t confirm that the president was born in that state.Read More »
Arizona officials are jumping back into the debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate and his eligibility to hold office. A legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a proposal requiring presidential candidates to swear that they meet the qualifications to hold the nation's highest office.Read More »
Lawyers representing Latinos who accuse Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office of racial profiling are asking a federal judge to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees from being called to testify by the sheriff's lawyers at a trial.Read More »
The lead investigator in Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's investigation into President Obama's birth certificate is selling his report as a book.Read More »
One of Arizona’s more notorious bills from last session will be resurrected this year.
Rep. Carl Seel, R-Phoenix, plans to introduce a new version of his so-called “birther” bill that was vetoed last year by Gov. Jan Brewer.
The state's economic development director on Tuesday proposed that Arizona explore using publicly issued tax-exempt bonds to ease the flow of private investment dollars into business expansion projects into the state.Read More »
Having worked around the state Capitol for many years before being elected in November, I witnessed the prosperous years when legislators fought over take-home projects for their districts. And I also saw the lean years when legislators shook every penny out of the state’s piggy bank and used debt financing and fancy accounting gimmicks just to get by.
This year was very different.