Politics

VP Harris says DNC will pour $25M into voting rights protection

BY: - July 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Thursday that the Democratic National Committee will spend $25 million to protect voting rights, in response to a wave of laws pushed by Republican lawmakers in state legislatures that would restrict voting access.

GOP furor over ‘critical race theory’ hits college campuses

BY: - July 1, 2021

Professors say the Republican crusade to root out “critical race theory” is taking a toll on college campuses around the nation—places where academic freedom is supposed to encourage thought, discussion and analysis. 

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

BY: - June 29, 2021

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]

Audit leader Doug Logan appears in conspiracy theorist election film

BY: - June 26, 2021

The CEO of a Florida-based firm chosen to conduct the review of Maricopa County’s election results appeared in a conspiracy theorist film riddled with falsehoods about the 2020 election and directed by a man whose previous work claimed aliens were behind 9/11.  Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan had previously been speculated to be the voice […]

GOP lawmakers pass sweeping tax cuts after limiting debate

BY: and - June 25, 2021

The Arizona House of Representatives passed large swaths of the state budget package Thursday, including a sweeping tax plan, a prohibition on COVID-19 vaccination requirements in public universities and rules for printing ballots with watermarks and holographic foil as “anti-fraud measures.”  

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Corporations must pay their fair share if we want a 21st Century infrastructure

BY: - June 24, 2021

Here in Arizona, we are focused on the future. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do — and President Joe Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans will bring our state into the 21st Century by investing billions into our crumbling roads and bridges, pumping money into small businesses, gaining crucial funding for care […]

Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate

BY: - June 23, 2021

Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind.

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For today’s GOP, our democracy is no longer worth defending

BY: - June 23, 2021

Today, the courage and willingness to protect the idea that everyone who’s qualified to vote deserves a chance to vote has all but vanished in the GOP.

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Biden Juneteenth holiday

What, to the Republican, is the nineteenth of June?

BY: - June 18, 2021

Why are Republicans who’ve been opposed to students being taught that America isn’t innocent and that its wealth and power can’t be separated from its history of oppression simultaneously OK with Juneteenth being made a holiday?

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Doug Ducey

Ducey ditches ‘things that matter’ to Arizonans so the rich can be richer

BY: - June 16, 2021

In the not-so-distant past (two years ago), Gov. Doug Ducey praised a budget that paid down the state’s debt, claiming “it’s the responsible thing to do.”

Finchem recall campaign pulls the plug on trying to force an election

BY: - June 15, 2021

The recall campaign against Oro Valley Republican lawmaker Mark Finchem has ended after the group conducting the recall determined it would not be able to collect the needed signatures by the looming July 8 deadline. 

Staring at a government shutdown, Republicans seek compromise on tax cuts

BY: - June 10, 2021

One of the two GOP holdouts blocking the proposed budget and tax cut plan forged by Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey is working on a compromise plan.