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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces she will not seek re-election

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, a Republican who clashed with the Obama administration over immigration and once wagged her finger at the president on an airport tarmac, said on Wednesday she would not run for re-election, ending speculation about whether she would seek a third…

WATCH LIVE: Arizona Gov. Brewer discusses anti-LGBT law

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will discuss SB 1062, which has stirred national controversy since being passed, at 8:45 p.m. tonight. You can watch her remarks, via NBC, below. livefeed…

REPORT: Arizona anti-gay law has NFL thinking of moving Super Bowl to Tampa Bay

The prospect of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signing into effect an anti-LGBT law has the National Football League exploring its options for moving the Super Bowl out of the state, Sports Illustrated reported on Wednesday, citing an anonymous league source. “It’d be incredibly logistically challenging to pull it off…

Arizona lawmaker who voted for anti-gay bill now wants it vetoed or repealed

As Arizonans wait to see if Gov. Jan Brewer will sign the recently passed bill legalizing anti-LGBT discrimination, a state senator who voted for the bill now admits it was a mistake and would like to see it vetoed or repealed. According to Sierra Vista Herald, State Sen. Steve Pierce…

Arizona Gov. Brewer not sure if Grand Canyon is a ‘priority’ for the Grand Canyon state

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) responded to the partial shutdown of the federal government by saying that the Grand Canyon might not be a priority for the Grand Canyon State. As the government shutdown seemed inevitable on Monday, Brewer told reporters that her cabinet members were preparing for the worst.…

Jan Brewer signs abortion ban defining pregnancy before conception

Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed one of the most controversial and restrictive abortion bans in the country, which experts say effectively bans abortions after 18 weeks and declares that a woman could be pregnant 2 weeks before she even had sex. “This legislation is consistent with my…

Brewer, Obama speak ‘intensely’ on airport tarmac

When President Barack Obama landed at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on Wednesday he probably didn’t expect Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to welcome him by sticking her finger in his face. According to a White House pool report, the two “spoke intensely for a few minutes” after the president walked onto the…

Judge tosses lawsuit against Arizona’s medical marijuana law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the legalization of medical marijuana in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer filed a lawsuit against her own state’s medical marijuana law in May. She claimed that state employees could be in jeopardy because the state law conflicts with federal laws, despite…

ACLU urges judge to dismiss challenge to Arizona’s medical marijuana law

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday told a federal judge that a lawsuit filed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer challenging her own state’s medical marijuana law should be thrown out. Proposition 203, which allows patients in Arizona to use marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, was passed by a majority…

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