Harry Reid

In this April 12, 2014, file photo, the Bundy family and their supporters fly the American flag as their cattle is released by the Bureau of Land Management back onto public land outside of Bunkerville, Nev. The federal Bureau of Land Management says six cattle died in the roundup of animals it says rancher Cliven Bundy allowed to graze illegally on public land outside his southern Nevada property.A Texas land dispute has outgoing Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican candidate favored to replace him, Greg Abbott, decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean, File)
May 5, 2014

From Bunker Hill to Bunkerville, struggles continue

It is my duty and responsibility, and that of every red-blooded American, to speak up whenever government officials behave inappropriately or unlawfully. The aggressive BLM action was completely out of proportion to the 20-year old grazing dispute in question, and thank God no one on either side was injured or killed.

Apr 24, 2014

Capitol Quotes: April 25, 2014

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.

Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs (AP Photo)
Apr 22, 2014

Comparing Andy Biggs to Harry Reid: Sarah Palin blasts Arizona Senate president’s stand on constitutional convention

Arizona’s Senate president is under fire from an unlikely source within his own political party: Sarah Palin

Jan 23, 2014

Latino groups to launch massive voter registration

Fewer than half of adult Latino citizens voted in the 2012 presidential elections, according to the U.S. Census, and that has prompted two national Latino organizations to step up voter registration efforts this year, months ahead of the 2014 elections.

Oct 16, 2013

Brewer announces nine more days of Grand Canyon funding

Gov. Jan Brewer announced that Arizona will use state funds to keep Grand Canyon National Park open for an additional nine days if the federal shutdown persists.

Oct 11, 2013

Lew warns of debt-limit catastrophe; Schweikert says that’s not so

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Thursday of a “potentially catastrophic” hit to the economy if the nation reaches the debt limit next week and defaults on its obligations.

Rep. Warren Petersen (R-Gilbert)
May 31, 2013

Why conservatives oppose expansion of Obamacare

The battle over the Arizona expansion of Obamacare resembles the fight between David and Goliath. The pro-expansion team has millions of dollars, powerful lobbyists, support from all Democratic legislators, most if not all of the media and a few Republicans who have defected to their cause.

Feb 27, 2012

Democrats: Brewer’s support proves Romney is immigration extremist

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wasted no time Monday using Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s “extreme” immigration positions.

Aug 10, 2011

Jon Kyl named to debt ‘super-committee’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has named Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Rob Portman of Ohio to the committee.

Jan 11, 2011

Top lawyer to represent accused Arizona gunman

The attorney for a 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a low-key style and a record of saving high-profile clients from the death penalty.

Jan 10, 2011

Frenzy surrounds Ariz. shooting suspect’s hearing

Throngs of reporters waited hours Monday to get their first look at the mysterious man accused of a deadly shooting rampage that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords critically wounded.

Jan 10, 2011

Suspect in Tucson shooting held without bail

Jared Loughner, the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate a U.S. Congresswoman and killing six others, appeared in court Monday with his head shaved, a cut above the right temple and his hands cuffed.