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Published: 04/20/11

Vote in Sheriff Arpaio's Mugshot of the Day Contest

By  Steven Hoffer - AOL News
Vote in Sheriff Arpaio's Mugshot of the Day Contest

"America's Toughest Sheriff" is giving the public some hard choices. Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff known for serving inmates green baloney and his staunch stance against illegal immigration, has instituted a "Mugshot of the Day" contest on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office website, The Arizona Republic reports. According to the site, visitors can peruse all the mugshots from the day's arrests and then vote on their favorite. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office The top three contenders for "Mugshot of the Day" on the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office website are, from left, Benja...

Published: 01/9/11

Clarence Dupnik: The Anti-Joe Arpaio Sheriff in Arizona

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Clarence Dupnik: The Anti-Joe Arpaio Sheriff in Arizona

Until Saturday's rampage against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords left her battling for her life and ended the lives of six others, Clarence Dupnik was not the most famous sheriff in Arizona. But after a pull-no-punches news conference in which he linked the shooting in Tucson to a poisonous underlying political atmosphere, the Pima County sheriff may soon become known nationally as the anti-Joe Arpaio. "When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country...

Published: 12/31/10

Snow, Heavy Rains, Fierce Winds Blast Western States

By  not in system - AOL News
Snow, Heavy Rains, Fierce Winds Blast Western States

DENVER -- Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico struggled against the tail end of storms New Year's Eve that left more westerly states recovering from a wintertime onslaught of snow, rain and bitter wind. Denver faced its heaviest snows of the season early Friday, while parts of Wyoming and New Mexico bundled up against stormy weather and frigid temperatures. Julie Jacobson, AP A hiker walks along a trail in Negro Bill Canyon during a snowstorm Thursday near Moab, Utah. The area was expected to get 3 to 5 inches of snow by Friday. Phoenix braced for a subfreezing Friday morning, a rar...

Published: 12/29/10

2010 News Quotes Quiz: Who Said It?

By  not in system - AOL News
2010 News Quotes Quiz: Who Said It?

2010 was such a bumpy ride that this quote epitomizes the year: "Heads down! Stay down!" That's what a flight attendant shouted over and over as an airliner made an emergency landing at New York's JFK Airport in September. Of course, the moment was recorded on cell phone video and watched by millions. Here are 10 more quotes that capture some of the spirit of 2010. Do you know who said each one? Click here to get the answers. 1. "There's no one who wants this thing over more than I do. You know, I'd like my life back." Getty Images | AP 2. "I will take you out, buddy!" AP | ...

Published: 12/29/10

2010 News Quotes Quiz: Who Said It? [ANSWERS]

By  not in system - AOL News
2010 News Quotes Quiz: Who Said It? [ANSWERS]

Here are the answers to the 2010 Quotes Quiz with details about who said what and why -- plus some information on the people who didn't say these things, but might have. 1. "There's no one who wants this thing over more than I do. You know, I'd like my life back." Answer: C. Tony Hayward All three of the newsmakers we listed surely said this to themselves at some point during this difficult year. In June, Gen. David Petraeus was suddenly given the thankless task of running the war in Afghanistan after Gen. Stanley McCrystal got the boot for deriding administration officials in a Rolling ...

Published: 12/27/10

Year in Review: Immigration Law, Health Care and More, Arizona-Style

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Year in Review: Immigration Law, Health Care and More, Arizona-Style

In this three-part series, legal analyst Andrew Cohen takes a look back at the year in the law. Part 1 focused on the year's most under-reported legal stories. Part 2 focused on the year's most over-reported ones. And Part 3 wraps up the package with a look at major legal events and issues. A Grand Canyon in the Law Lawlessness is to Arizona what horses are to Kentucky, a point of pride if not an outright industry. This was true when the place was a territory (see, e.g., Tombstone), it was true in the mid-1980s when the Arizona Outlaws played in the USFL, and it was true in 2010, when virtu...

Published: 12/26/10

Year in Review: The Five Most Overblown Legal Stories

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Year in Review: The Five Most Overblown Legal Stories

In this three-part series, Politics Daily's legal analyst Andrew Cohen takes a look back at the year in the law. Part 1 focused on the year's most under-reported legal stories. Part 2 below focuses on the year's most over-reported legal stories. And Part 3 will wrap up the year-end package with a look at major legal events and issues. The Five Most Overblown Legal Stories of 2010 No. 1. The same-sex marriage judge in California is gay. We don't talk anymore in America about the integrity of female judges who decide cases involving issues of interest to women. We don't talk anymore in Americ...

Published: 10/12/10

Judge Rejects Gov. Jan Brewer's Challenge to Arizona's Immigration Law

By  Christopher Weber - Politics Daily
Judge Rejects Gov. Jan Brewer's Challenge to Arizona's Immigration Law

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's controversial immigration law is going forward after a federal judge threw out a challenge by Gov. Jan Brewer and others. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton has ruled that motions to dismiss filed by Brewer, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu were insufficient, The Arizona Republic reported Tuesday. The suit was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, the immigration advocacy group Friendly House, and other organizations. The judge found merit in their claims that portions of the law may violat...

Published: 09/26/10

Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Dog the Bounty Hunter Lend a Hand to Tancredo

By  Sandra Fish - Politics Daily
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Dog the Bounty Hunter Lend a Hand to Tancredo

DENVER -- A controversial anti-illegal immigration Arizona sheriff, a bounty hunter who stars in his own TV show and a candidate for governor singing a song about falling in love with a Mexican girl in a country bar on a Sunday afternoon. This is Colorado, and candidate Tom Tancredo's idea of a fundraising good time. Several hundred red-white-and-blue-clad supporters paid $35 and up Sunday as Tancredo hosted Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Dog the Bounty Hunter (aka Duane Chapman) and others at Denver's Grizzly Rose, despite competition from home games for the Colorado Rockies and the D...

Published: 09/2/10

Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe,' Immigration Firebrand, Squares Off With Feds

By  Andrew Cohen - Politics Daily
Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe,' Immigration Firebrand, Squares Off With Feds

The Justice Department upped its political and legal pressure on Arizona and its most notable lawman Thursday when it sued Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio for allegedly failing to adequately cooperate with a civil rights investigation that predates the state's controversial anti-immigration measures. Although the lawsuit -- filed in federal court in Phoenix -- is not directly connected to the more recent immigration controversy surrounding the passage of S.B. 1070, Arpaio has been an outspoken critic of federal immigration policy and a vocal supporter of the state's new enforcement meas...

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