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Federal Court Lifts Ban On Driver’s Licesnes For Undocumented DREAMers

A federal appeals court in Arizona halted Governor Jan Brewer’s ban on driver’s licenses for those who came here as children but have been given executive permission to stay in the United States. In May 2013, a U.S. District Court judge rejected immigration advocates’ arguments that the policy violated federal law. However, the judge noted [...]

Santorum ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Voted For Arizona’s Discrimination Legislation

Speaking to the National Review at CPAC a few weeks ago, Rick Santorum was asked about Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of legislation that would have allowed businesses to discriminate against gays. Santorum declared that religious liberty was of the utmost importance because the freedom of conscience is “the trunk upon which all other branches […]

Jan Brewer’s Staff Worked On Anti-Gay Bill She Later Vetoed

Governor Jan Brewer’s staff helped shape the legislation that she then vetoed, SB 1062. Brewer’s top aides — including her attorney, policy adviser and legislative liaison — began in January to negotiate bill language with the Center for Arizona Policy, the powerful non- profit that advocates for conservative causes and helped write the bill, documents […]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Won’t Run Again

Jan Brewer announced today she won’t seek a third term as governor. “There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership,” Ms. Brewer said Wednesday during brief comments at an elementary school here. “And after competing this term in office, I will be doing just that.”… Even though the Arizona Constitution limits governors […]

Bachmann: Arizona Decision ‘Eviscerates Free Speech’

According to Michele Bachmann, legalized discrimination “eviscerates free speech.” Asked by host [Wolf] Blitzer what she thinks Governor Jan Brewer should do with the bill sitting on her desk, Bachmann replied that we need to have “tolerance” for people on both sides of the issue. “I think what we need to do is respect both […]

Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Arizona Bill; Tucker Carlson Calls Non-Discrimination Laws ‘Fascism’

Last night, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer did the right thing and vetoed SB 1062, a bill that would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to LGBT consumers. It was a ridiculous law for many reasons including the fact that there aren’t any laws banning discrimination against LGBTs in Arizona in the first place. Then again, there […]

Anti-Gay Bill Could Cost Arizona The Super Bowl

The NFL which, for now, is planning to hold the next Superbowl at the University of Phoenix stadium, is paying close attention to what Governor Jan Brewer does with the anti-gay legislation on her desk. The league has issued this statement: “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, […]

Romney To Brewer: Veto It

Mitt Romney wants Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto the bill that would allow Arizona businesses to discriminate against gays..@GovBrewer: veto of #SB1062 is right. — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 25, 2014 Now read this:Republican Lobbyist Readying Bill Banning Gay NFL Players (Feb 25, 2014) Arizona State Senator Opposed To Algebra (Feb 24, 2014) […]

AZ Gov. Brewer’s Administration: Putting Kids At Risk?

It sure looks like it. The Reublican governor and her administration have dropped the ball when it comes to dealing with child abuse: Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer could be politically damaged by revelations that her administration ignored thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that prompted calls for her to replace her hand-picked leader of […]

Court Forbids Arizona From Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Ninth Circuit upheld a District Court ruling that Arizona can’t defund Planned Parenthood as Governor of Jan Brewer and Republicans in the state wanted. In their opinion, the panel of judges held that the Arizona law (HB 2800) violates the Medicaid Act’s requirement that Medicaid recipients are free to choose their provider “by precluding Medicaid patients […]

Arizona Governor Shuts Down Legislature

The combative governor, Jan Brewer, has decided she’d sign no legislation until a budget was done and Medicaid expansion is completed. I warned that I would not sign additional measures into law until we see resolution of the two most pressing issues facing us: adoption of a fiscal 2014 state budget and plan for Medicaid,” [...]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer: Undocumented Workers Are Like Drunks And Children

The idea of giving drivers’ licenses  to those who the federal government is allowing to work legally in this country is unacceptable toJan Brewer, as she expressed on Fox News: BILL HEMMER (HOST): In June the White House announced a new plan if you were here in the U.S. before the age of 16, and [...]

Judge Stops Arizona From Barring Planned Parenthood From Receiving State Money

A U.S. district court judge has stopped, at least temporarily, Arizona from applying a law that would stop Planned Parenthood from receiving money, something Governor Jan Brewer wanted to implement because the organization performs abortions. “It’s...Show More Summary

Arizona Governor Accuses President Obama Of Race-Baiting

Jan Brewer says the president is race-bating and calling Republicans bigots. “It’s all the time, that we’re race-baiting; it’s all the time, you know, that we’re bigots,” Brewer said on POLITICO LIVE on Monday. Asked directly if she thought the president was race-baiting, Brewer said: “Absolutely, I do. Show More Summary

Arizona Governor Tries To Circumvent Presidential Executive Order On immigration

Jan Brewer is trying to usurp the president’s authority. Brewer’s order directs “state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations” and “directs state agencies to start emergency rulemaking processes as necessary to implement her order.” …

Arizona Governor Brewer Asks Supreme Court To Overturn Same-Sex Domestic Partner Benefits

Governor Jan Brewer wants to prevent state employees from including same-sex partners on health insurance benefits. Via Chris Geidner: “After the 2011 decision, lawyers for the state asked the Ninth Circuit to re-hear the case en banc, or by an 11-judge panel. Show More Summary

After SCOTUS Strikes Down Most Of Arizona’s Immigration Law, Gov. Jan Brewer Declares Victory

If having a law you support largely struck down by the Supreme Court, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer had a pretty good day. “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10thShow More Summary

Arizona Cuts All State Funding For Planned Parenthoods

Submitted by Cheston Catalano Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill ending all state funding for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood says the bill will only serve to reduce Arizonans’ access to affordable preventative health care services. Show More Summary

New Arizona Law Would Ban Most Abortions After 20 Weeks

Under a law signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer abortions are banned after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in cases of medical emergency. The law also requires a woman to have an ultrasound at least 24 hours prior to having an abortion,...Show More Summary

Arizona’s Brewer Absent From Obama Dinner For Governors; Nixed “Social Event”

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer didn’t attend the Sunday night White House dinner the president held for the nation’s governors, claiming other obligations. The Huffington Post reported Saturday the Arizona Republican was overheard telling...Show More Summary

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