Janet Napolitano

Nov 1, 2009

Arizona’s leading ladies

Michael Kurtenbach recalls Janet Napolitano's election over Matt Salmon for governor in 2002. He remembers seeing her inauguration speech on TV when he was 13 and seeing her leave for Washington D.C. earlier this year. However, one thing the 18-year-old political science major at Arizona State University doesn't remember, is a man serving as Arizona's governor.

Oct 6, 2009

Former Napolitano chief of staff returns to USDA

Alan Stephens, former chief of staff for Gov. Janet Napolitano, has been tapped by the Obama administration to serve as Arizona state director for rural development at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Oct 6, 2009

Napolitano: Changes coming for immigration detention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a slate of reforms in the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement deals with the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrations it detains every year. Napolitano and ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton made the announcement on Oct. 6, outlining the need to tailor the agency's policies to its unique needs.

Sep 25, 2009

2008 Leaders: Where are they now?

To say that much has occurred since the 2008 Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Awards event is quite an understatement. An economic meltdown leading to a near-depression, the election of the first African-American to the U.S. presidency, a changing of the guard in the Executive Tower and chaos in the Legislature while attempting to deal with Arizona's worst budget deficit ever are just a few of[...]

Sep 22, 2009

Poll: Brewer’s ratings slip among Arizona Republicans

Another poll shows dismal approval ratings for Gov. Jan Brewer. This time, pollsters contrasted her performance, as judged by Arizona residents, with those of former governors Janet Napolitano and Jane Hull. And, if the approval/disapproval ratings of former governors can be used as a benchmark, Brewer has a lot to worry about heading into 2010. […]

Sep 21, 2009

Napolitano: ‘Best in the World’

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has landed on another "best of" list. This time the former Arizona governor, who just last week showed up as one of D.C.'s most datable singles, is featured in the latest issue of Esquire as one of the "75 best people in the world."

Sep 15, 2009

Burke confirmed as U.S. attorney

Dennis Burke, Janet Napolitano's former chief of staff, was confirmed by the full U.S. Senate as Arizona's next U.S. attorney.

Sep 12, 2009

Blue Cash: AZ Dems take money from colleagues

Facing the prospect of difficult elections ahead, three Arizona Democrats are stocking up on campaign cash - with help from their colleagues and leaders in Washington.

Sep 10, 2009

Senate committee approves Burke for US attorney post

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Dennis Burke as the next U.S. attorney for Arizona. Burke, who served as chief of staff for former Gov. Janet Napolitano, was one of four U.S. attorney nominees to be approved by the committee on Sept. 10, according to media reports. His nomination still must be approved by the full Senate before he takes his post.

Aug 30, 2009

Medical alert: Short on vaccine, state prepares for flu pandemic

If you think the flu season is fast approaching, think again - health authorities say it never really left. Active cases of swine flu are popping up in virtually every Arizona county, which is especially unusual during the state's hot summer months.

Aug 28, 2009

Napolitano expected to take lead on immigration reform in 2010

After years of dealing with border issues in Arizona, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will have a lead role in President Obama's push for nationwide immigration reform. In Obama's tumultuous first year, comprehensive immigration reform has taken a back seat to the economy, health care and the environment.

Aug 24, 2009

Lujan responds to Arpaio article

The July 20 New Yorker had a feature article on Sheriff Joe Arpaio ("Sheriff Joe" by William Finnegan). The piece, mostly critical, tried to give the magazine's readers a flavor of his policies regarding illegals and the controversies that he engenders.