Tag: Arizona

There’s One (at Least) Big Difference Between Kyrsten Sinema and John McCain

And yet McCain was no RINO, and his choices had serious implications. There’s a direct line between McCain’s rash and terrible decision to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election and the rise of Donald Trump (Palin bucked backing Ted Cruz, helping to elevate Trump to lead the Republican Party). […]

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Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Like most Democrats, I initially underestimated Donald Trump. In 2015, I founded a super PAC dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton. Through all the ups and downs of the campaign, I didn’t once imagine that Americans would vote Mr. Trump in. He was an obvious pig (see the “Access Hollywood” tapes), a fraud (multiple failed businesses […]

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John McCain’s Daughter Reflects on Her Time on The View in Upcoming Memoir, Calls Show ‘A Toxic Work Environment.’ Sure, Jan.

So wait, let me get this straight: Because you did what you normally do, which is take everything as a personal affront and attack—even though, in this specific instance, Whoopi was addressing both you and Hostin—it left a permanent sour taste in your mouth? Even though there have been numerous times during your four years […]

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Is It Time for Kyrsten Sinema to Leave the Democratic Party?

Ms. Sinema is, at heart, a Democrat of convenience and expediency; she has a chance now to show that independents aren’t just a New England eccentricity. Her early allegiance was to the Green Party, and she worked on Ralph Nader’s 2000 presidential campaign — an animating message of which was that the major parties were […]

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Sam Anthony, Facing Death, Found the Courage to Find His Father

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Three weeks before he died, Sam Anthony, 52, mailed his last wishes to a man he had never met. He was dying, he wrote in a letter postmarked Aug. 2, of an aggressive cancer in his mouth and throat that he had been struggling with since 2005. He enclosed a copy […]

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Kyrsten Sinema Wants to Cut $100 Billion in Proposed Climate Funds, Sources Say

WASHINGTON — Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who began her political career with the Green Party and who has voiced alarm over the warming planet, wants to cut at least $100 billion from climate programs in major legislation pending on Capitol Hill, according to two people familiar with the matter. Sinema is one of two […]

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Kyrsten Sinema Is Bathroom Alligator Trash

Advertisement We don’t even have to describe the pro-alligator people. Y’all know who they are. They are the people who are more concerned about Sea World’s mass incarceration of Orcas than they are about America’s mass incarceration of Black bodies. They truly believe that “all lives matter” but not really. Killing an animal that kills […]

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Discovery of Marijuana Preceded Deadly Tucson Shooting, U.S. Says

First, came a tip. Then, not so discreetly, investigators say, an Amtrak passenger stowed three bags in another row and returned to his seat just as drug enforcement agents boarded a crowded train on Monday morning during a stop in Tucson, Ariz. A search of those bags on the train platform yielded more than five […]

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The Cocooning of Kyrsten Sinema

What is perhaps most notable about that interview is that she did it at all. Ms. Sinema rarely granted requests for sit-down interviews with national reporters during the rest of her 2018 campaign. Since coming to Washington, she has been one of the most elusive senators on Capitol Hill. She doesn’t engage with Washington reporters […]

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What’s Wrong With Kyrsten Sinema?

In 2003, Joe Lieberman, at the time the worst Democratic senator, traveled to Arizona to campaign for his party’s presidential nomination and was regularly greeted by antiwar demonstrators. “He’s a shame to Democrats,” said the organizer of a protest outside a Tucson hotel, a left-wing social worker named Kyrsten Sinema. “I don’t even know why […]

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Arizona’s Megadrought Tests the Hopi Tribe’s Resilience

MOENKOPI, Ariz. — On the bone-dry plateau where the Hopi people have lived for well over a thousand years, Robinson Honani pulled his truck to the side of a dirt road and pointed to a carcass. “This is where the cows come to die,” Mr. Honani, manager of the Hopi Office of Range Management, said […]

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Sinema Stars in Her Own Film

WASHINGTON — Just like the original Sphinx, the Phoenix Sphinx is blocking the way until those who would move ahead solve her riddle: What does Kyrsten Sinema want? And why doesn’t she stick around to explain it? Somehow, we have gotten ourselves in a perverse situation where Sinema and Joe Manchin rule the world, and […]

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Arizona Vote Review ‘Made Up the Numbers,’ Election Experts Say

The circus-like review of the 2020 vote commissioned by Arizona Republicans took another wild turn on Friday when veteran election experts charged that the very foundation of its findings — the results of a hand count of 2.1 million ballots — was based on numbers so unreliable that they appear to be guesswork rather than […]

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Kyrsten Sinema Faces a Growing Revolt From Her Former Supporters

PHOENIX — Jade Duran once spent her weekends knocking on doors to campaign for Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the stubbornly centrist Democrat whose vote could seal the fate of a vast Democratic effort to remake America’s social safety net. But no more. When Ms. Sinema famously gave a thumbs down to a $15 minimum wage and […]

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Voters Wanted Fair Redistricting. They May Get Gerrymandering Instead.

Democracy has been tested this year by divisive voting and election administration laws in states like Georgia and Texas. But those are not the only state moves that are putting strains on our democracy. From Arizona in 2000 to California, Michigan, Colorado, Missouri, Utah and Virginia since then, voters took it upon themselves via ballot […]

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