The government shutdown is taking a financial toll on border patrol agents required to report for duty as they are considered essential workers, but are not getting paid due to the logjam in Washington.
Many agents “live paycheck to paycheck,” said Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Union.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is predicting that Arizona will transition from a swing state to a Democratic stronghold due to the state’s changing demographics, reports Roll Call.
A Tombstone, Ariz., lawsuit against the federal government over the right to repair its water system will be argued in the Ninth Circuit today.
The Obama administration refuses to join the debate between his former chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Chicago Teachers Union. In the past, Obama has had no qualms about becoming involved in local issues.
Richard Carmona, a former U.S. Surgeon General and current Democratic candidate for U.S. senate in Arizona, has a history of feuding with employers, intimidating coworkers, and letting his temper get the best of him in the workplace, behaviors that may complicate his electoral chances this November, insiders say.
Democratic Arizona Senate candidate and former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona is distancing himself from President Obama, even though Obama reportedly handpicked Carmona to run for office.
Democratic Arizona congressional candidate Ron Barber, who hopes to fill the seat left by ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, has not decided whether he will vote for Nancy Pelosi to be House Democratic leader in the next Congress.