Tag Archives: Joe Arpaio

FEC Grapples With “Threatening” Super PAC Names

Politico Influence reports: How vulgar or threatening a name can you give your PAC? That’s a question the Federal Election Commission is grappling with amid an uptick in PACs with overtly threatening names. On Wednesday, someone registered a new PAC with the FEC with a long, sexually explicit name that starts “I pegged Donalt [sic] Trump’s Ugly Old Bitch Ass.” …

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Joe Arpaio Files $300M Suit Against Multiple Outlets

Law & Crime reports: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio is suing media figures and companies for defamation, false light, and interference with business relations over allegations that several outlets and high-profile reporters incorrectly referred to him as a convicted felon and otherwise misrepresented his criminal record. Filed on Monday, the 10-page lawsuit lists CNN President Jeff Zucker, CNN on-air personality Chris …

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ARIZONA: Martha McSally Wins GOP Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Rep. Martha McSally has defeated Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Arizona Republican Senate primary on Tuesday night, NBC News projects. McSally, a former fighter pilot, had been favored to prevail over the two conservatives who have split the anti-establishment vote. But McSally tacked far to the right in the primary, which could cause …

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Joe Arpaio Tags Trump And Fox News In Tweet Whining That John McCain’s Wife Has Blocked Him On Twitter

Arizona Central reports: Senate candidate Joe Arpaio complained on social media Friday night that U.S. Sen. John McCain’s wife, Cindy, blocked him from seeing her posts on Twitter. Arpaio’s complaint came on the day the McCain family is coping with the end stages of his brain cancer. Some thought it an unseemly attempt to attract attention to his struggling Republican …

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Arpaio Orders Staff To Buy Senate Ads On InfoWars

Media Matters reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is running as a Republican for a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, told his campaign to “stand up” for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones after several social media companies banned Jones from their platforms. Dustin Stockton, a senior Arpaio strategist, wrote on Twitter that Arpaio has directed the campaign to look …

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Joe Arpaio: I’d Probably Let Trump Blow Me [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: Playing a Finnish “unboxing” celebrity named OMGWhizzBoyOMG with a shock of bright orange hair, Sacha Baron Cohen sat down with the former sheriff and first asked him to explain “what communists are doing to stop people having guns.” “I have 43 guns,” Baron Cohen told his guest. “I’ve been collecting them for the upcoming race war.” …

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Pence Hails “Rule Of Law Champion” Joe Arpaio [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Vice President Mike Pence praised Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court, as a “tireless champion of…the rule of law” during an event in Arizona on Tuesday. Pence, speaking at a tax policy event in Phoenix, said he was “honored” by the former sheriff’s attendance, and called Arpaio a “great friend of this president and …

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vows To Revive His Racist Birther Campaign Once Elected To US Senate [VIDEO]

Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s running for Senate in Arizona on a pro-Trump platform, told a small gathering at last weekend’s Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix that while he’s “kind of dropping” his birther claims about President Obama while he campaigns, he’ll start bringing them up more if he’s elected to the Senate …

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ARIZONA: GOP US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement From Anonymous Fake News Site

Politico reports: It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook post, quoting extensively from a column in the Arizona Monitor. There was just one problem: Despite its reputable sounding name, the Arizona Monitor is not a real news …

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Joe Arpaio Defends Interviews With Anti-Semitic Site

The Arizona Republic reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has given several interviews to a publication that traffics in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and on Wednesday declined an opportunity to distance himself from the extremist material. Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff, said he was unfamiliar with other stories on the “American Free Press” website, such as an interview …

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Joe Arpaio Files To Have Criminal Conviction Removed

Arizona’s KTAR reports: Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed an appeal to undo his criminal contempt of court conviction, Arpaio said in a release Friday. Arpaio’s appeal argues that the pardon he received from President Donald Trump made his case moot before the official appeals process began, and that the conviction should have been removed automatically. He also …

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MSNBC Host Schools Joe Arpaio That By Accepting Trump’s Pardon He Has Confessed To A Crime [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: When Joe Arpaio accepted a pardon from President Donald Trump after his conviction for violating a court order, he apparently didn’t realize that he was admitting wrongdoing. Enter MSNBC’s Ari Melber, who broke the news to the man who recently announced his candidacy for United States Senate. What ensued was quite the awkward exchange, where Arpaio …

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Joe Arapaio Returns To Racist Birther Claims [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday called former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate a “phony document” in an interview on CNN. “No doubt about it, we have the evidence, I’m not going to go into all the details, yeah, it’s a phony document,” Arpaio said on “Cuomo Primetime.” Arpaio announced Tuesday that he is running for the …

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Joe Arpaio Hits Back At Jeff Flake: He Doesn’t Have The Guts To Face The People To Get Reelected [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio dismissed criticism from Sen. Jeff Flake Wednesday morning, telling Fox News that “at least I got the guts to face” voters in this year’s midterm elections. “I know he doesn’t like me. But who cares? He’s not running. He’s saying that I’m not going to last more than a month. That …

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SNAP: Sen. Jeff Flake Mocks Joe Arpaio’s Senate Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Tuesday dismissed former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid for the Republican nomination to replace him in the Senate, and said he’ll fizzle out as a candidate. “Write about it fast because it won’t last long,” Flake told reporters at the Capitol after attending a meeting at the White House on …

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ARIZONA: Joe Arpaio Announces US Senate Bid

The Washington Examiner reports: Republican Joe Arpaio, a close ally of President Trump and former sheriff known for his provocative approach to combatting illegal immigration, is running for Senate in Arizona. The 85-year-old Arpaio could shake up the late August Republican primary in a critical open-seat race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. Trump pardoned Arpaio last summer, sparing …

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ARIZONA: Joe Arpaio Signals Bid For US Senate

Salon reports: For anyone who can’t stomach the idea of Roy Moore occupying a seat in the upper chamber of Congress, here are three words that may send a shiver down a spine: Senator Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who has had several brushes with the law of his own, is thinking about running for the open Senate …

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Court Refuses To Expunge Joe Arpaio’s Conviction

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Saying the president can’t erase facts, a federal judge on Thursday rejected a bid by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to have all record of his criminal conviction wiped out. Susan Bolton said she already dismissed the criminal contempt case against Arpaio following the decision by President Trump to issue a pardon. That saved …

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Joe Arpaio Does Interview With Holocaust Denial Site

Media Matters reports: Joe Arpaio, the racist Arizona sheriff who was recently pardoned by President Donald Trump, gave another interview to an anti-Semitic publication that has repeatedly pushed claims that the Holocaust is a “hoax.” American Free Press published a September 15 piece by roving editor Mark Anderson stating that it “recently” interviewed Arpaio to combat “the false narrative that …

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Trump’s Pardon Of Joe Arpaio Faces Legal Challenge

The Washington Post reports: Protect Democracy, an activist group seeking to thwart Trump’s violations of legal norms, and a group of lawyers have sent a letter to Raymond N. Hulser and John Dixon Keller of the Public Integrity Section, Criminal Division of the Justice Department, arguing that the pardon goes beyond constitutional limits. In their letter obtained by Right Turn, …

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