Jan Brewer

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Jan Brewer Threatens to Sue for 'Revenge Makeover' Ads

Former Ariz. gov considering legal action over "unflattering" photos

(Newser) - Nobody likes clickbait ads, but Jan Brewer really hates them. That's because, as the Arizona Republic reports, two unflattering photos of the former Arizona governor were used—along with text reading "Divorced for Being 'Too Old' - See Her Revenge Makeover"—to sell eye creams, plastic... More »

Jan Brewer: I'm Not Running for Re-Election

Arizona governor opts not to challenge state term limits

(Newser) - Jan Brewer made it official: She's not running for re-election as governor of Arizona. She had publicly flirted with challenging state term limits and running again, but dismissed the notion today at a press conference in Glendale, the Arizona Republic reports. "I’m saddened to be leaving this... More »

Best Part of Ariz. Anti-Gay Bill? No One Liked It

Jan Brewer's veto is just the tip of the iceberg: reactions

(Newser) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer "did the right thing" last night, writes Jonathan Capehart in the Washington Post , but her veto of Arizona's anti-gay bill —which would have allowed businesses to refuse service on religious grounds—is far from the best part of the story. "Never before... More »

Arizona's Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay Bill

It would have let businesses refuse service because of religious objections

(Newser) - It's been a good late-day stretch for gay rights. Hours after a federal judge in Texas struck down that state's ban on gay marriage, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced that she had vetoed a bill that critics say would encourage discrimination against homosexuals, reports CNN . The controversial SB... More »

Amid Pressure, Brewer May Veto Ariz. Anti-Gay Bill

Business leaders, GOP backers urge veto

(Newser) - Jan Brewer is likely to veto a bill that would allow Arizona businesses to refuse service to gay people for religious reasons, sources tell NBC News . The move comes in the wake of intense pressure from a host of sources—including three GOP senators who voted for the bill. "... More »

Arizona's Brewer Faces Decision on Gay Rights

Bill would give businesses right to refuse service to homosexuals

(Newser) - Arizona is once again at the center of a hot-button national issue, but this time it's gay rights instead of immigration. The state Legislature this week passed a bill that would allow business owners to cite their religious beliefs and refuse service to gay people, reports AP . Now Gov.... More »

Arizona Cities Must Now Resell Guns They Buy Back

Jan Brewer signs law neutering popular program

(Newser) - Are you an Arizona law enforcement officer hoping to get guns off the street with a buyback program? Well good luck, because from now on, you'll have to sell those guns right back. Jan Brewer signed a law yesterday forcing cities to sell any guns they buy back, rather... More »

Recruiters Hunted Homeless With Paintball Guns: Probe

Arizona National Guard faces wide-ranging investigation

(Newser) - Members of Arizona's National Guard hunted the homeless with paintball guns, forged documents, sexually abused women, embezzled funds—and were allowed to go more or less scot-free due to a lax and corrupt climate, the Arizona Republic reports. The newspaper's investigation, based on interviews with Guard officers, found... More »

Ariz. Judge to Victim: Expect Sex Abuse in a Bar

Now she's sorry for 'disrespectful' comments in sex abuse case

(Newser) - An Arizona judge appointed by controversial Governor Jan Brewer has triggered a stink after telling a groping victim that she should have expected sex abuse because she was in a bar. The comments caused such an uproar that the female judge has now apologized. When an off-duty highway patrol officer... More »

Judge Upholds Arizona 'Show Your Papers' Demand

ACLU: Law will penalize residents for 'color of skin'

(Newser) - A controversial law requiring Arizona police to demand immigration documents from suspected illegal aliens can go into effect, a US judge has ruled. But she blocked another measure making it a crime to harbor illegal immigrants. Challengers had argued that the so-called "show-your-papers" provision would lead to racial profiling.... More »

Eastwood Was Either 'Delusional' ... or 'Terrific'

Count Michael Moore as voting for 'delusional'

(Newser) - Clint Eastwood's peculiar speech at the Republican convention has left prominent liberals and conservatives smiling, albeit for very different reasons. Writing for the Daily Beast , Michael Moore thanked the actor for making his night by casting the GOP as "delusional and detached from reality." He added that... More »

Arizona Gov. Brewer: No State IDs for Young Illegals

Brewer issues executive order as Obama's program begins

(Newser) - As young illegal immigrants lined up to apply for President Obama's deferred-deportation program yesterday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer made it clear where she stands on the issue. Brewer yesterday issued an executive order stating that young immigrants granted work permits under the program would not be able to receive... More »

Feds Won't Help Arizona Nab Immigrants: White House

Administration cutting ties with Arizona enforcement

(Newser) - The Obama administration is taking quick action following the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law. The federal government will only aid the state in undocumented immigrant cases that meet existing federal rules—applicable, for instance, if the person in question is a convicted criminal or recently arrived... More »

Scalia: Arizona Ruling 'Boggles the Mind'

Justice unloads on Obama, even as both sides declare victory

(Newser) - Reactions are flying in to the Supreme Court's decision to strike down much of Arizona's immigration law, but one of the most extreme came from the court itself. Speaking in dissent of the ruling, Antonin Scalia questioned whether Arizona and other states would have even joined the union... More »

Dems Lick Chops Over Arizona Immigration Law

If Supreme Court upholds, they'll force Republicans to pick a side on prickly issue

(Newser) - Even if the Supreme Court upholds Arizona's immigration law this summer, Senate Democrats are just going to go ahead and stick Republicans between a rock and a hard place on the controversial law. Chuck Schumer is set to announce Plan B today: legislation that would require the approval of... More »

Jan Brewer 'Too Busy' to Attend Obama Dinner

Arizona governor says she has 'priorities'

(Newser) - When you're busy, you're busy—and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is just too busy to attend the White House dinner for the nation's governors tonight, she said on Meet the Press. "You know, I am a governor," she said. "I've got priorities."... More »

Jan Brewer Endorses Romney

Mitt's the 'man that can carry the day' in Arizona

(Newser) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer threw her weight behind Mitt Romney today, just two days ahead of the Arizona primary that Romney is expected to win. Brewer appeared on Meet the Press, notes the National Journal, calling Romney "the man that can carry the day," and praising the candidate'... More »

Obama Back in Fighting Form

President gets his mojo back: 'LA Times'

(Newser) - Barack Obama's staunchest supporters have always wished he'd show a little more passion, a little more chutzpah, a little more swagger. They're getting their wish, the LA Times observes. Lately Obama has been all-swagger, delivering a frank and confrontational State of the Union , mixing it up with... More »

Brewer Releases Obama Letter

Arizona governor drops plan to keep it under wraps

(Newser) - Jan Brewer has released the letter she delivered to President Obama in this week's chatter-generating showdown—and it doesn't contain much in the way of bombshells. "You've arrived in a state at the forefront of America's recovery—and her future," the handwritten note says,... More »

McCain: Obama Shows He's 'Prickly' in Brewer Spat

Meanwhile, her book is moving up the Amazon charts

(Newser) - John McCain thinks President Obama's tarmac spat with Arizona's Jan Brewer is proof that he's got a "prickly personality." He told Fox today that Obama got into a similar tiff with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, notes the Hill . "It is very well-known (that Obama)... More »

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