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Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell’s Misleading Statement on Abortion Prosecutions

Surprise! Acting Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell is a LAWYER. You almost have to BE a lawyer to accurately parse her deeply misleading statement regarding abortion prosecutions. Her statement has been widely misinterpreted by journalists, leading to headlines that categorically misstate her position. Every headline about her statement that I’ve seen states categorically that she WILL NOT PROSECUTE WOMEN for seeking or having an abortion. That is NOT what she said. Listen closely: What she actually says is that

By |September 28th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Politics, Courts & Law|0 Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom On Democrats’ Messaging Problem

Back in June, after the activist radical Republican Supreme Court completed its most extremist term ever by overturning Roe v. Wade, reversing a fundamental constitutional right it had recognized for the first time in U.S. history, Ron Brownstein wrote at The Atlantic, The Democrats’ New Spokesman in the Culture Wars (excerpt): On May 4, two days after Politico rocked Washington by revealing the draft of a Supreme Court decision to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, California Governor Gavin

By |September 28th, 2022|National Elections, National Politics|1 Comment

Bipartisan Support For Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act

Senate leadership does not have committee assignments, but they do have a seat on the Rules Committee. It is rare when leadership attends a committee hearing, so consider this a BFD. Especially when the "Grim Reaper" of the Senate shows up to actually support a bill, rather than to kill it as he usually does. The Washington Post reports, McConnell, Schumer back bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results: Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority

By |September 28th, 2022|National Elections, National Politics|1 Comment

CR Spending Bill Advances Without Manchin’s Permitting Reform Bill Attached

Democrats secured Sen. Joe Manchin's vote on their Inflation Reduction Act fka Build Back Better bill by agreeing to a sweetheart side deal for Manchin, who demanded his permitting reform bill for the benefit of the Carbon Monopoly. On Tuesday Republicans, who are the lickspittle lackeys of the Carbon Monopoly, nonetheless forced Manchin to pull his permitting reform bill from the Continuing Resolution spending bill Congress must pass by September 30, out of political retribution for Manchin's vote for the Inflation

By |September 28th, 2022|National Politics|1 Comment

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

More info at: "Every October, Emerge partners with the community during our month-long educational campaign, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month we develop and share an educational email campaign, celebrate survivors on Wear Purple Day, host community events and coordinate with community fundraisers. There are many ways to get involved! Wear Purple Day: On Thursday, October 20, stand in solidarity with survivors by wearing purple. Take a photo, share it on your social media & tag us @EmergeTucson or

By |September 28th, 2022|AZ Politics, Civil & Human Rights|0 Comments

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of AZ Jim Crow 2.0 Voter Registration Law

Howard Fischer reports, Judge blocks state's new voter registration law: A federal judge has blocked the state from enforcing a new law that he said could inadvertently make felons out of volunteers who register people to vote. In a 22-page order, Judge Murray Snow said the provision in SB 1260, approved earlier this year by the Republican-controlled legislature, is so poorly written that anyone reading it would not know what is — and is not — legal. And that,

By |September 28th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

In Two New Ads, Katie Hobbs Shows She Understands What People Are Going Through and How She Will Help

Over the last five days, the Katie Hobbs Gubernatorial Campaign has released two new ads demonstrating the Democratic Nominee's understanding of the struggles many working and middle-class people go through every day and her solutions to help make life easier for Arizona families. The first one, "When I drove for Uber" shows the Arizona Secretary of State telling viewers about the struggles her family had to endure in 2016 to make ends meet. In the segment, Secretary Hobbs said

By |September 27th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics, Economics|0 Comments

Politifact Finds Tom Horne Has Been Making Mostly False Statements About Test Scores

The fact-finding organization Politifact is the silver bullet  Republican candidates fear because they routinely expose their false narratives after they are uttered. This is the case with Tom Horne, who is running to become the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction again. At numerous venues, including the Clean Elections Debate with current Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, he has made the assertion that test scores with him were better than they are under the current administration. Both the Hoffman Campaign and this

By |September 27th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics, Education|0 Comments

E. Jean Carroll Defamation Lawsuit Remanded To Trial Court, Plans To Sue Under N.Y.’s Adult Survivors Act Later This Year

Politico reports, Federal appeals court punts on writer's suit against Trump over rape denial: A federal appeals court handed Donald Trump an incremental win Tuesday in a libel suit brought by writer E. Jean Carroll over the former president’s denial of her claim that he raped her in a New York department store dressing room in the 1990s. A divided panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court judge erred when he concluded that

By |September 27th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

(UPDATED) Don’t Make Me Laugh; Republicans Are Not for the Working Class or Law and Order

Fellow Blog Journalist AZ Blue Meanie and other columnists like the Washington Posts Paul Waldman and EJ Dionne have already offered their insights into what I am about to reflect on. Republicans over the last week or so have attempted in a very shallow and lying way to portray themselves as agents for the working class and the true advocates for law and order. As Blue Meanie noted in a September 24, 2022 column, President Joe Biden was having none

By |September 27th, 2022|AZ Elections, National Elections, National Politics|4 Comments

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