Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate’s company

A division of industrial giant Koch Industries has bought Senate hopeful Jim Lamon’s company, likely providing a cash infusion for the Arizona Republican as he pours huge sums of his own money into the race. Why it matters: Lamon is vying for the GOP nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in what is expectedContinue reading “Koch Industries buys GOP Senate candidate’s company”

Tim Steller’s opinion: Violent incident tests whether Tucson Police Department can police itself

When a man threw her daughter down in a Tucson parking lot, Michelle Aloisi couldn’t help but act. It was Nov. 14, a nice Sunday at noon outside the Culinary Dropout restaurant. Aloisi, who is 62 and a registered nurse, had finished enjoying a brunch with her two adult daughters. Shocked by the sudden turnContinue reading “Tim Steller’s opinion: Violent incident tests whether Tucson Police Department can police itself”

Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries

Removal appears to violate district’s own policies Copies of at least nine book titles have been removed from libraries at four high schools in the Canyons School District — all in response to an email from a parent who expressed concerns about the titles she said she learned about through social media videos. The removalContinue reading “Book banning? Parent email prompts Utah district to pull these titles from high school libraries”

Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he “would be surprised if Republicans tried to unseat” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) when she comes up for reelection in 2024, according to Politico. Politico added that Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has repeatedly asked Sinema to join the GOP. But later on Wednesday, the Texas senator seemed to soften his stance. “I probably got out over myContinue reading “Cornyn says he ‘would be surprised’ if GOP tries to unseat Sinema in 2024”

White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations

The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday condemned an anime video tweeted by Republican congressman Paul Gosar that depicted him swinging swords at President Joe Biden and killing Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “This should not be happening, and we should be condemning it,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said. House ofContinue reading “White House condemns Gosar video, Pelosi urges investigations”

Michael Flynn Warns of ‘Problems’ if Arizona Attorney General Does Not Indict and Arrest Election Officials

Former national security adviser and “stop the steal” activist Michael Flynn appeared on “constitutional sheriff” Richard Mack’s BrighteonTV show last week, where he claimed that Maricopa County, Arizona Board of Election Supervisors were guilty of “criminal behavior” and had committed “a million felonies” related to the 2020 election and subsequent “audit” ordered by state Senate Republicans. MaricopaContinue reading “Michael Flynn Warns of ‘Problems’ if Arizona Attorney General Does Not Indict and Arrest Election Officials”

Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream

A membership roster for the Oath Keepers, a violent extremist group whose followers have been charged in the Jan. 6 insurrection, includes state lawmakers, congressional candidates, and local government and GOP officials. North Carolina state representative Mike Clampitt swore an oath to uphold the Constitution after his election in 2016 and again in 2020. ButContinue reading “Oath Keepers in the State House: How a Militia Movement Took Root in the Republican Mainstream”

New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds

“This is what someone who’s bought and paid for looks like.” U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the right-wing Arizona Democrat obstructing her party’s $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, is the recent beneficiary of six-figure largesse from pharma- and finance-linked donors apparently rewarding her opposition to the flagship social and climate investment legislation, according to campaign finance disclosures filedContinue reading “New Filing Reveals Sinema Pads Campaign Coffers With More Pharma and Finance Funds”

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA IS LITERALLY TEACHING A COURSE ON FUNDRAISING

The senator is educating Arizona State University students on her forte: asking for money. ALL STUDENTS HOPE to learn from the top experts in their field. Graduate students at Arizona State University have an unusual opportunity this fall to do just that, where Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is teaching a course on getting rich people toContinue reading “SEN. KYRSTEN SINEMA IS LITERALLY TEACHING A COURSE ON FUNDRAISING”

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