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GOP Candidate Confronted About Past Support of ‘Birther Bill’

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

Remember when birtherism was all the rage? Well, that bit of fringe nuttiness has emerged in Arizona, where Republican secretary of state candidate Michele Reagan was confronted in a TV interview about her past support of a "birther bill" requiring presidents to prove their citizenship.

Arizona State Rep. Refuses To Answer Why She Voted For 'Birther Bill'

Arizona State Rep. Michele Reagan, who is now running to be Secretary of State got tied up in knots after she was asked why she voted for the wingnut "Birther Bill." Reagan refused to answer the questions and kept repeating that their state laws are what need to be followed now. Show More Summary

WATCH: GOP candidate repeatedly refuses to explain her vote for Arizona ‘birther bill’

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In an interview with 12 News, the Republican candidate for Arizona Secretary of State deflected questions about why she supported a so-called “birther bill” when she was in the state legislature. “In 2011,” the interviewer asked, “you voted for the ‘birther...

AZ Secretary of State Candidate Blasts Opponent's Vote For Anti-gay Religious Discrimination Bill in New Ad: WATCH

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Terry Goddard, the Democratic Secretary of State candidate in Arizona, has a new ad out blasting his opponent state Sen. Michele Reagan on her vote earlier this year for the controversial bill that would have allowed religious-based discrimination against LGBT...

ARIZONA: Lesbian Couple Appears In Ad For Secretary Of State Candidate

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Former Phoenix mayor and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard lost to Jan Brewer in the 2010 gubernatorial race. This time he's running for Secretary of State with the support of the below lesbian couple, who denounce his opponent for backing the failed attempt to legalize anti-gay discrimination.(Tipped by JMG reader Homer)

McCain: Send Kerry to Israel

Washington (CNN) - As tensions between Israelis and Palestinians ramp up, the United States must begin shuttle diplomacy, according to Sen. John McCain of Arizona. One of the top Senate Republicans, McCain argued that Secretary of State John Kerry should go to the region and initiate a dialogue between the two sides. "This thing is […]

Top Republican Arizona Candidate For Governor Led Birther Effort

Top Republican Candidate for Governor Led Birther Effort in Arizona (via FreakOutNation) Although Ken Bennett, the Arizona secretary of state, may claim he’s not a birther, he most certainly is. Bennett infamously threatened to leave President Obama off the ballot in the state if Hawaii didn’t produce verification of Obama’s birthplace… Now read this:Obama Effigy Found […]

Top GOP Candidate for Governor Led Birther Effort in Arizona

Ken Bennett, the Arizona secretary of state best known for threatening to leave President Obama off the ballot in the state if Hawaii didn't produce verification of Obama's birthplace, is now a leading candidate in the Republican primary...Show More Summary

Alison Ernst, Clinton Shoe-Thrower, In Love With Colorado Mass Shooter James Holmes

Alison Ernst, the 36-year-old Phoenix, Arizona woman who on Thursday threw a shoe at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during Clinton’s speech to a recycling convention in Las Vegas, has been bizarrely obsessed with the Colorado movie theatre massacre gunman James Holmes, according a report in Friday’s New York Daily News. Stripped of the

Infamous Twitter Troll @PolitixFireball, Outed As NM Rep Pearce’s New Press Secretary, Resigns

Update: this article originally stated that Steve Pearce represents Arizona rather than New Mexico. We apologize for the error. On Tuesday, Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico announced the hiring of a new press secretary named Rebekah Stevens. On Wednesday…

Hillary Clinton talks jobs, economy to millennials

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton on Saturday spoke to an audience of thousands of college students in Arizona about the economic uncertainty facing their generation and the importance of education. The former senator and secretary of state spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative University conference at Arizona State University, a weekend of speeches, panels, and seminars […]

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Makes Big Announcement: VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will not run for reelection, the announced on Wednesday, CNN reports: Her announcement comes amid questions about whether she could legally seek another four years in office. As Arizona secretary of state in 2009, Brewer automatically...

Hillary Clinton Applauds Veto of Anti-Gay Arizona Bill: VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hillary Clinton spoke at the University of Miami last night, captivating an audience of college students and professors alike. The former Secretary of State was quick to remark on Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to veto anti-gay Arizona legislature just hours...

John Kerry On America, Global LGBT Rights: 'This Is A Fight Worth Fighting': VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Andrea Mitchell sat down with Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday to discuss the anti-gay bills recently passed in both Arizona and Uganda, as well as briefly mentioning Russia's anti-gay propaganda laws. Though the laws' implications vary widely and...

Clinton lauds Arizona veto in speech targeting young voters

Orlando, Florida (CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t wait long to applaud the veto of an Arizona law that would have allowed businesses that asserted their religious beliefs the right to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. In the first minutes of a speech at the University of Miami Wednesday night, […]

Andrea Mitchell to John Kerry: Does Ariz. Bill ‘Undercut Our Moral Posture’ on Human Rights Abuses

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell obtained an exclusive interview with Secretary of State John Kerry that aired live during her MSNBC program Andrea Mitchell Reports on Wednesday February 26 and used the opportunity to ask Kerry about Arizona’s religious freedom vs. Show More Summary

‘Grrrrr!’: Limbaugh Is So Angry at John McCain, All He Can Do Is Growl at Him

last yearNews : Mediaite

Turning his attention away from the controversy-riddled Obamacare website rollout, Rush Limbaugh set his sights on Sen. John McCain's recent praise for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a brief tirade against the Arizona Republican, Limbaugh became so enraged that he let out a growl.

Kansas, Arizona move forward with new war on voting

About two months ago, two of the nation's leading proponents of voting restrictions -- Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) and Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R) -- hatched a plan so foolish, many assumed it would be laughed at and ignored. As of this week, those a …

Arizona to Require Proof of Citizenship in Statewide Elections

Officials in Arizona are seeking to ensure that residents who cannot prove they are United States citizens do not vote in statewide elections. According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett...Show More Summary

Kobach, Bennett team up for voting-rights lawsuit

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is known for his far-right antics targeting immigrants. Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R) is perhaps best known for flirting with the "birther" conspiracy theory and publicly questioning whether President Obama would be on the s …

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