Arizona took center stage in the national immigration debate Tuesday as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured the state’s border with Mexico and Sen. John McCain defended his proposed immigration overhaul to an angry crowd in suburban Phoenix.
The border with Mexico won’t be secure until the people living near there feel safe from drug and human trafficking, said Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday after touring the region just hours before President Barack Obama championed his immigration plan in the State of the Union address.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office says she’ll be absent from the state nearly all this week but her spokesman won’t say where she is.
Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal is urging the Republican Party to rethink its pitch to voters. Bob McDonnell of Virginia says Republicans should look to outsiders to fix partisan gridlock in Washington. Their fellow governor, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, says the next GOP leader must do a better job explaining why the party’s policies will help ordinary Americans.
Arnold Schwarzenegger says the affair he had with his family’s longtime housekeeper was “the stupidest thing” he ever did to then-wife Maria Shriver and caused great pain to her and their four children.
Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada distanced himself Wednesday from fellow Republican Mitt Romney’s comments that 47 percent of Americans are dependent on the government.
The Republican Party has come out against Internet gaming.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday ordered state agencies to deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to young illegal immigrants who obtain work authorizations under a new Obama administration policy.
The Obama campaign took aim at Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s meeting with GOP billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas Tuesday.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday called for an independent investigation into claims the White House had leaked national security information for President Barack Obama’s political gain, part of a searing speech that marked a wholesale indictment of the Democrat’s foreign policy.