Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords casts deciding vote on Debt Deal - Her fist vote since an attempt was made on her Life in January. The Senate will hold its vote Tuesday at noon. The House of Representatives decisively passed a bill tonight to raise the nation's debt ceiling, capping months of negotiation between House Republicans and President Obama. And Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, made her first appearance on Capitol Hill since being shot in her district in January. She voted in support of the deal that would raise the debt ceiling. "Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis," read a tweet from her office account as the vote was starting. Congressional leaders breathed a collective sigh of relief today after convincing [...]
ATLANTA -- A federal judge on Monday blocked parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge is resolved. Judge Thomas Thrash granted a request to block parts of the law that penalize people who knowingly and willingly transport or harbor illegal immigrants while committing another crime. He also blocked provisions that authorize officers to verify the immigration status of someone who can't provide proper identification. Thrash wrote that under parts of the law, the state is enforcing immigration law that should be left to the federal government. Thrash also dismissed parts of the lawsuit at the state's request. Read the full story at WSB Atlanta.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will return to Tucson this weekend for the first time since she was shot in January. According to the Arizona Democrat’s office, it will be a brief, private visit with no public events. Giffords will travel Friday by private plane with her husband, Mark Kelly, and one of his daughters. They will spend Father’s Day weekend with her family in Tucson. Giffords has “frequently” expressed a desire to return home over the past five months, according to a press release. “We’ve been dreaming of this trip for some time,” Kelly said in a statement. “Gabby misses Tucson very much and her doctors have said that returning to her hometown could play an important role in her recovery. It is sure to be very emotional. For this reason, I hope the media [...]
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been released from a Houston hospital, five months after being shot in the head during a Tucson political event. A release from the Houston hospital where Giffords has been undergoing rehab says the congresswoman is moving to her husband's home in League City 26 miles south of Houston. Read more: Houston Chronicle.
Many folks think the Moocher states are all in the south because of lower wages and a large poor population based on national standards. Not so. The top recipient is Vermont. Now one can undersand why Vermont elects socialist Bernie Sanders to the Senate. The next states on the list are Mississippi, Maine, New York, Massachusetts, and Alaska. Hold it, aren't most of them Democrat Governed and Union States? Who are least dependent on public assistance? Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. The Center for Immigration Studies recently put out a study arguing that immigration has had negative effects on California. One of their measures was a comparison of how many people in the state were receiving some form of welfare compared to other states. I found that data (see [...]
Although Congressman Giffords may not run for officer again, Democratic Congresswoman Gabby Giffords hit another milestone. She is expected to leave the rehabilitation hospital in Houston and go home to continue her therapy on out-patient basis. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will move out of a Houston rehabilitation facility before the end of the month, a major milestone in her grueling recovery from a gunshot wound to the head, her spokesman said Friday. The move, coming less than six months after a bullet tore through the left side of the Arizona congresswoman’s brain, will allow her to continue her rehabilitation as an outpatient after undergoing extensive therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center since Jan. 26. "The hope is for her to begin [...]
One Nation Tour Starting this weekend, Sarah Palin will embark on a One Nation Tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America. The tour will originate in Washington DC and will proceed north up the east coast. More information will follow. Please follow the tour on SarahPAC.com. Our nation is at a critical turning point. As we look to the future, we are propelled by America's past. It's imperative that we connect with our founders, our patriots, our challenges and victories to clearly see our way forward. A good way to do this is to appreciate the significance of our nation's historic sites, patriotic events and diverse cultures, which we'll do in the coming weeks on our "One Nation" tour. We'll celebrate the good [...]
This is a significant move by Palin as this is the next step to a potential run for the 2012 Republican nomination In a move designed to propel her closer to a presidential run, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will set out on a bus tour of the country on Sunday, making stops at symbolically significant venues along the way. "Starting this weekend, Sarah Palin will embark on a ‘One Nation' tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America," SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement to RealClearPolitics. "The tour will originate in Washington, D.C. It will proceed north up the east coast." Details were still being hammered out on Thursday, but sources indicated to RCP that the bus tour is expected to last [...]
The Supreme Court has backed an Arizona law that punishes businesses hiring illegal immigrants, a law that opponents, including the Obama administration, say steps on traditional federal oversight over immigration matters. The 5-3 ruling Thursday is a victory for supporters of immigration reform on the state level. It was the first high court challenge to a variety of recent state laws cracking down on illegal immigrants, an issue that has become a political lightning rod. The outcome could serve as a judicial warm-up for a separate high-profile challenge to a more controversial Arizona immigration reform law working its way through lower courts. That statute would, among other things, give local police a greater role in arresting suspected illegal immigrants. via [...]
Meghan McCain's 'Naked' PSA In December Meghan McCain tweeted: "Well, I've never been half naked on the roof of a building in front of a group of strangers b4, give it up to the girls who took it all off." Though the tweet might have sounded scandalous, the daughter of Arizona Sen. John McCain had just filmed a public service announcement as part of the Style Network's skin cancer prevention campaign. via Fox Nation.