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Jan Brewer, Arizona Governor, Demands Answers In Botched Execution

Governor Jan Brewer is calling for an investigation in the botched execution of an Arizona death row inmate earlier this week. Joseph Rudolph Wood was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday for the double murder of 29-year-old Debbie Dietz and 55-year-old Gene Dietz in 1989. The method of execution was lethal injection, meaning Wood would

John McCain on ‘Bollocks-Upped’ Arizona Execution: ‘That’s Torture’

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Senator John McCain weighed in today on the disturbing two-hour execution of an Arizona inmate yesterday, in which Joseph Wood was reportedly gasping for an hour. Governor Jan Brewer ordered a full review, but McCain said today that what happened to Wood was unquestionably torture.

AZ Gov. Brewer Orders Full Review of Botched Execution

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued a statement tonight on the botched execution that left a death-row inmate reportedly gasping for air for almost two hours before he finally died. Brewer ordered a full review of the execution process in reaction to these reports of Joseph Wood's execution.

Arizona Gov: Feds Unsure of Identities of Illegal Immigrant 'Sponsors'

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said federal officials confirmed during a Tuesday conference call that illegal immigrant children are being released to adults or "sponsors" whose identities the federal government often cannot verify. The...Show More Summary

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 [...]

Conservative Andrew Thomas Likely to Become Arizona’s Next Governor

With Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer term limited, a crowded field of Republicans has emerged hoping to replace her in 2015. The liberal media can’t make up its mind which of the more moderate to liberal candidates it prefers, so those four are all being touted as frontrunners. Show More Summary

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Says She Would Consider Bill Protecting Gays from Discrimination

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Governor Jan Brewer, who four months ago was at the center of a contentious debate in her state surrounding a bill (SB1062) that would have allowed religion-based discrimination against gays (she vetoed it), told Capitol Media Services on Tuesday that...

Arizona Governor Exploits Border Crisis To Solicit Donations

In order to stop undocumented immigrants from coming into Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer wants people to donate money to her federal political action committee. The post Arizona Governor Exploits Border Crisis To Solicit Donations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Jan Brewer begs Boehner, Reid to stop border ‘crisis manufactured by President Obama’

Written by Doug Powers Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sent a letter (PDF) to John Boehner and Harry Reid imploring them to do something about the Obama administration’s open door policy at the border that’a already turned multiple U.S. military bases into holding pens: Our country is in the midst of a crisis manufactured by President […]

Obama Admin to Dump over 1,000 Illegal Immigrants in AZ This Weekend

On Friday, Arizona had to reopen a detention center to warehouse illegal immigrants from Central America that the federal government sent from Texas. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children will be...Show More Summary

Arizona Gets Strict On “Revenge Porn”

This week, Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed a law cracking down on so-called “revenge porn,” classifying it as a sex offense. “Revenge porn” consists of sexual photos or videos which are posted online without the person’s consent. Generally speaking, ex-boyfriends or jilted partners post intimate images or videos of ex-girlfriends, which go up along [...]

Arizona Adds Revenge Porn Law to Its Books

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

This week Arizona's Republican governor, Jan Brewer, signed its anti-revenge-porn law onto the books. The Arizona law makes it a felony to "intentionally disclose, display, distribute, publish, advertise or offer a photograph, videotape,...Show More Summary

Arizona passes spaceflight liability bill

The governor of Arizona has signed into law a bill that provides commercial spaceflight companies in the state with liability protections similar to those in several other states. Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2163 on Wednesday, a days after both the Arizona Senate approved an amended version of the bill and the state House then concurred [...]

A year after Arizona approved Medicaid expansion, Brewer still fighting for it

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought harder than any Republican governor last year to push through Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Almost a year later, she's still fighting opposition to it on two fronts. First, she vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have capped the Medicaid program. From the Associated Press: A bill that would have forced able-bodied […]

AZ Gov Signs Bill Protecting Shooting on Private Property

On April 16 Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) signed House Bill 2483--a bill "that bars local government agencies from restricting shooting on private property." This is the first of three bills to come out of the Arizona legislature this session. Show More Summary

Arizona Governor Signs Pro-Life Bill for Surprise Inspections of Abortion Clinics

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a pro-life bill that the state’s pro-life groups were pressing for her to sign after approval by the state legislature. HB 2284 would make sure that abortion clinics are treated the same as other medical facilities by allowing for unannounced inspections. Here’s what Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi […]

Arizona Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Women and Babies

Abortion sellers in Arizona are now subject to the same inspection standards as medical facilities. That’s thanks to Gov. Jan Brewer signing the Women’s Health Protection Act. In the past, if someone wanted to inspect an abortion outlet, they had to obtain a warrant from the courts. Show More Summary

Mississippi governor signs anti-gay 'religious freedom' law

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant Mississippi Republicans have passed an anti-gay "religious freedom" law, but don't worry, they say, because it's not quite as bad as the one vetoed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer earlier this year. An earlier version of the law signed by Mississippi Gov. Show More Summary

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 […]

Arizona GOP Governor Jan Brewer not seeking Re-Election

WASHINGTON — Jan Brewer, the two-term Arizona Republican governor, will not seek a third term. She is well-known for arguing with U.S. President Barack Obama on the tarmac while visiting the state and for enforcing immigration law. Reuters reported that Brewer could serve a third term, because she succeeded Janet Napolitano when Napolitano went to […]

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