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  • Recent polls demand more scrutiny

    Let’s talk about polls. More specifically, let’s talk about the polls that have recently generated headlines claiming Terry Goddard has erased what some said was a 20-point lead for Jan Brewer, and that Felecia Rotellini and Tom Horne are neck and neck in the contest …

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  • The immigration enforcement backlog

    Nearly five months ago, I reported that the lasting impact of SB1070 – assuming it ever goes into effect the way its drafters intended – may be to increase the number of illegal immigrants who are given temporary work visas and permanent U.S. citizenship. A …

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  • Not the Common Sense News Network

    Apparently, common sense isn’t required to be CNN’s senior political editor, as Mark Preston, the man who holds that title, fell hook, line and sinker for Joe Arpaio’s hype machine Sept. 8, when he unquestioningly reported on the network’s website that the sheriff “is not …

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  • Goddard’s performance in guv debate might not matter

    Tonight’s debate between Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard is probably the last time you will see the pair in the same room, much less on the same stage, between now and Election Day.

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  • Goddard moves campaign HQ

    Terry Goddard has a new campaign headquarters, in a building that has some sentimental connection to the presumptive Democratic nominee for governor. It was the backdrop for his press conference this afternoon, at which he released his plan to turn around the state’s economy and create jobs.

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  • After five years, Ableser lands first bill on gov’s desk

    Yesterday was a day of firsts for Rep. Ed Ableser. Sure, it was the first time in his brief legislative career that the House and Senate would end their annual session in April. It’s also the first time in recent years that the waning days …

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  • Another poll, another case of missing information

    Another week, another press release touting poll results that can’t be truly judged by the Fourth Estate because a campaign won’t release any of the data that goes along with the poll other than what they want reported.

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  • Many media outlets duped by bogus polls

    Regardless of what you may have read elsewhere, no one has a decisive lead in the GOP primary race to replace Congressman John Shadegg, who is retiring at the end of the year. There have been three “polls” released by candidates in the race so far, and none of them are worth a lick.

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  • Supreme Court could be forced to weigh in on employer sanctions

    It’s looking more and more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will have to weigh in on the matter of employer sanctions. Although there has been a school of thought in the couple of years since the law went on the books here that the High Court wouldn’t necessarily want to weigh in on the matter, it may be compelled to.

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  • House bill deadline passes; 1,230 bills this year

    The deadline for new legislation has come and gone, as the bill hopper in the House of Representatives closed at 5 p.m. Feb. 8, a week after senators had last call for new bills.

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