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John McCain censured by Arizona GOP for being too liberal

A state committee meeting of the Arizona Republican Party formally censured U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) Saturday for a voting record they considered too liberal. The censure at the party committee meeting in Tempe was not apparently part of the initial agenda, but the Associated Press reported that committee members…

CNN cancels debate with only Gingrich attending

Apparently the prospects of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich berating debate moderator John King for two hours didn’t appeal to CNN. The network has canceled a debate in Georgia scheduled for March 1 after the three other GOP candidates decided not to attend. CNN reported that both Texas Congressman Ron…

Arizona Republicans elect ousted Russell Pearce as vice chairman

Less than three months after he lost his seat in a recall election, Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce won election Saturday to be vice chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. The self-proclaimed “tea party president” of the state Senate had proven a controversial figure in Arizona politics. Pearce was the…

CNN and Arizona GOP to host December presidential debate

CNN announced on Thursday it was teaming up with the Arizona Republican Party to host a presidential debate on December 1. “Arizona is a key state that will play a pivotal role in helping Republicans choose their presidential nominee,” said Sam Feist, CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president.…

Arizona Republicans lash out at Democrats to defend tax loophole for corporate jets

Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny riled the feathers of the state’s Republican Party by suggesting that those who can afford corporate jets should have to make sacrifices, not just seniors and middle-class families. “What (President Barack Obama) is saying is (that) we need a balanced approach, and if we…

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