Archive for the 'General' Category

Plugged In editor to cover McCain full time

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Dan Nowicki, current editor of Plugged In, has been assigned to cover John McCain, who is may be running for president in 2008. David Madrid of the Arrowhead newsroom is taking over Plugged In effective 12.26

Sherwood leaving Republic

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Robbie Sherwood, who wrote many of the articles youve seen blogged here, is leaving the Arizona Republic:
After nine years at The Republic, Robbie will be leaving next month to pursue a new career. Starting in January, he will be working for Rose Allyn, the Scottsdale PR firm whose client list is a whos who [...]

Election Night Meltdown?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

My source inside the East Valley Tribune tells me that theyre finally getting a new computer system.
And, theyre going to deploy it on election night!
The company that created the system is based in Denmark, and the people they sent in to train the Trib staff are all based in Mexico and speak poor English. [...]

Today in the House

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Now that Congress has solved illegal immigration and earmark abuse, they quickly moved on to:

Recognizing Filipino World War II veterans (Jeff Flake was a cosponsor)
Curing cancer by the year 2015 (no flying car amendments yet, boo)
Condemning repression in Iran
Recognizing Americas seniors (Congress is so nice)
Vietnam needs to stop being more screwed up than a football [...]

Beer! Wine! Baseball! Congress is fun!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

The House worked late into the night (wrapping at 11pm) on the important stuff of our American civilization:

Supporting National Passport Month

Congratulating Albert Pujols on being named the Most Valuable Player for the National League for the 2005 Major League Baseball season

National Tourism Week

Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the victory of United States winemakers at the [...]

AZ delegation off the hook

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Everyones breathing a little easier as NPRs new game neglects to mention any of our Congressmen. Well, guess that scandals over.

Republic talks with Hayworth, Mitchell

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

JD Hayworth talks about traffic congestion and transportation solutions. Harry Mitchell talks about entering the campaign, and why hes not too old for Congress.

Let the onslaught begin

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

From a letter to the editor printed in the Republic:
I noted with delicious irony the placement of your story announcing that Democrat Harry Mitchell will run for Congress in District 5 (Mitchell to challenge Hayworth for Congress, Republic, Tuesday).
It was located on the same page as the obituaries, where the Mitchell campaign belongs.
U.S. Rep. J.D. [...]

Pastor helps raise $46K for Napolitano

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Ed Pastor attended an early-stage fundraiser for Gov. Napolitanos re-election, helping her yield more than $46,000, reports the Business Journal of Phoenix.

Hayworths Eule: Mitchell couldnt be elected dogcatcher

Friday, March 17th, 2006

From cqpolitics.com:
As a result of [Harry] Mitchells planned candidacy, CQ is changing its rating of the Arizona 5 race to Leans Republican from Safe Republican. The new rating means that Hayworth is still favored but that the race is expected to be highly competitive.

Mitchell is as top a tier candidate as you could get, said [...]

Caccioppoli outlines plan

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Mike unveils his campaign promises:
Democratic Congressional candidate Mike Caccioppoli today announced his plan to Renew the Deal with Americans, referring to President Franklin D. Roosevelts program called the New Deal. Caccioppolis program would
provide for universal single-payer healthcare, provide a four-year college education for any high school graduate who completes two years of national service, end [...]

Danson rumors return

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Apparently, the Ted Danson running for CD1 rumor is back Channel 2 in Flagstaff was rumbling about him entering the race. Well keep an eye on the filings for you.

Low-income energy assistance comes up in House

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

S 2320, to provide assistance with energy bills to low-income households, passed the House 287-198.
Yea: Pastor, Grijalva
Nay: Renzi, Franks, Shadegg, Hayworth, Flake, Kolbe

Dems score win on budget

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

The House passed the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act 222-187, thanks to 32 Republicans crossing over to vote with the Democrats. From the Arizona delegation, Jeff Flake joined Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva to vote Yea.

Flake, Shadegg rebel against $91 billion emergency spending bill

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

From The Hill:
Long-suppressed tensions among House Republicans burst into full public view yesterday when 29 conservatives voted against the rules for floor debate on a $91 billion emergency spending bill for the Iraq war and Gulf Coast recovery.
The fate of the rule was never in doubt — Rep. John Murtha (Pa.) led 22 of his [...]

Protestors to target Hayworth over Iraq

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

From the Republic:
Peace activists will urge U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth to support legislation reducing the U.S. troop presence in Iraq during a protest Friday.
The demonstration at the Scottsdale offices of Hayworth, R-Ariz., is part of a weeklong, nationwide effort to end the 3-year-old war and call attention to its human cost.
Protesters plan to [...]

Mexican food: Its for anti-immigrant dinners

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

The Nation has a piece on JD Hayworths recent speech at the Biltmore:
One needed only to glance around the hotel ballroom in which Hayworth was speaking to perceive the yawning gulf between the tone of the current immigration debate and the quickly shifting realities of the American workplace. Even as Hayworth thundered awayinvoking the title [...]

Kolbe: Anti-China anger spurring economic protectionism

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

From the Washington Post:
Rep. Jim Kolbe, chairman of a House panel that funds foreign programs, said he was worried about the rising anger toward China.
There is an economic protectionism here in the United States the likes of which I dont think weve seen in quite a while, said Kolbe, R-Ariz.

Cheney supposedly spent an estimated $1.8 million on stumping trips

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

A group called the Office of Government Reform is alleging that Dick Cheney has spent nearly $2 million on at least 37 trips involving 86 destinations to conduct campaign-related activities. According to Rep. Henry Waxman, taxpayers pay over 95% of the cost of flights. Renzi got a mention:
Many of the trips, however, involved multiple stops. [...]

Grijalva quits Congressional Hispanic Caucus PAC

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

From The Hill:
Six members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) have ended their association with the group’s PAC, citing concerns about recent contributions to relatives of the caucus’s members.
Reps. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) wrote to Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.), chairman [...]