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Mitt Romney’s Mexican Mormon Kin, and Border Mayhem Ignored by Media

September 26, 2012
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Mexican Mormons related to Mitt Romney make a stand against the local drug dealers, while holding together colonies that are secure havens for Mormon polygamists. Shane Smith, of Vice, reports on the fascinating history of the Mormons in Chihuahua, and the relatives of Mitt Romney who still farm and raise their families...
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88th Cochise County Fair Keeps Rural Traditions and Culture Alive

September 24, 2012
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The 88th Annual Cochise County Fair begins on September 27th, and features traditional music, comedy, carnival rides and lots of family fun.
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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever Dies in Accident

September 19, 2012
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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a single vehicle accident, in Coconino County. A native of Cochise County, Sheriff Dever was a lifetime resident of Saint David, and a law enforcement officer for most of his life.
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Gabby Giffords Gives Pledge of Allegiance At Democratic Party Convention

September 6, 2012
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Former Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords returns to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to give the Pledge of Allegiance before an emotional crowd of delegates.
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SB 1070 Takes Effect – “Your Papers Please” Now an Arizona Cliche

September 6, 2012
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Arizona Senate Bill 1070 survived its latest legal challenge, and will now become law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is relieved that making Arizonans prove their citizenship is now a part of our culture and laws. Are your papers in order?
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Naco es Chido – Definitions of Naco and Pocho as Cultural Identities

September 5, 2012
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Ser Naco es chido. To be Naco is cool. Calling someone a naco can either be an insult or an identification with the lower class workers who the rich deride as nacos. Pochos are more American and middle class than traditional Mexican culture, or are relatives visiting in Mexico from the US.
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District 14 Candidates for Arizona Legislature Provide Statements

July 31, 2012
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District 14 Candidates for the Arizona Legislature provide statements to the Citizen's Clean Elections Commission.
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Barber Demands Congress Investigate ‘Fast and Furious’ Gunwalking, with Contempt Vote Against Holder

July 6, 2012
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"It should never be the policy of the US government to allow firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. A program such as Operation Fast and Furious should never have been approved and must never happen again. There clearly was inadequate oversight that allowed American weapons to fall into the hands of violent Mexican criminals...
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FBI Funded Gun Buying in Phoenix ‘Fast And Furious’ Operation

July 3, 2012
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An FBI asset in the Sinaloan 'cartel' arranged massive purchases of assault rifles in Phoenix Gun Shops. Behind this operation, ATF surveillance gathered evidence that could have led to indictments, but federal prosecutors refused to prosecute ATF casework.
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Songs for the 99% – Brother Can You Spare a Dime – Spanky & our Gang

May 19, 2012
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They used to tell me I was building a dream, and so I followed the mob, When there was earth to plow, or guns to bear, I was always there right on the job. They used to tell me I was building a dream, with peace and glory ahead, Why should I be standing in line, just...
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