January 25th, 2012
07:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama shares intense encounter with Arizona governor

Chandler, Arizona (CNN) - When the president arrives in any city, he is usually welcomed by state and local officials at the bottom of the stairs to Air Force One with normal pleasantries and handshakes. But in Phoenix Wednesday, the president had an unusual moment with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer.

She and Obama had an intense encounter as the president was getting ready to board his motorcade. Pool reporters noticed the two were interrupting each other and at one point, the governor was pointing her finger at the president as she spoke.

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Filed under: Arizona • Jan Brewer • President Obama
Court overturns removal of Arizona redistricting official
November 17th, 2011
11:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Court overturns removal of Arizona redistricting official

(CNN) – The controversial removal of an Arizona state official charged with redrawing congressional districts was overturned Thursday by the state's Supreme Court.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, had sought to remove Colleen Mathis from her post as chair of Arizona's Independent Redistricting Commission, citing a “substantial neglect of duty, gross misconduct in office, or inability to discharge the duties of office.”
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S.C. GOP: We will ‘leap frog anyone who tries to leap frog us’
September 13th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
3 years ago

S.C. GOP: We will ‘leap frog anyone who tries to leap frog us’

Washington (CNN) – Well, that didn’t take long.

As quickly as Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announced Monday that she was moving the state’s 2012 presidential primary to February 28, the South Carolina Republican Party said on Tuesday that they will leapfrog any state that tries to move ahead of the Palmetto State.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jan Brewer • RNC • South Carolina • South Carolina primary
Brewer keeps Arizona primary as is
September 12th, 2011
08:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Brewer keeps Arizona primary as is

(CNN) – Republican Gov. Jan Brewer toed the party line Monday, signing a proclamation that set Arizona's primary date for February 28, according to a statement from her office.

Brewer had threatened to move the state's primary up to January 31 in an effort to give Arizona greater influence in the GOP presidential nominating calendar.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jan Brewer
Brewer won’t hold Arizona primary in January
September 2nd, 2011
07:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Brewer won’t hold Arizona primary in January

(CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't be holding the state's presidential primary in January, Brewer's spokesman told CNN.

Despite Republican National Committee rules, Brewer had been threatening to move the primary to Jan. 31, ahead of the already scheduled start of the caucus and primary season on Feb. 6 in Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jan Brewer • Primary Calendar
Brewer considers earlier primary in Arizona
July 22nd, 2011
06:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Brewer considers earlier primary in Arizona

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Thursday she's looking to move her state's presidential primary up to Jan. 31, ahead of the expected start of the primary season in February.

"Arizona is at the forefront of advancing solutions to national issues such as illegal immigration and border security, Medicaid spending and the fiscal crisis," Brewer told reporters Thursday. "So it only makes sense that our state be positioned to have its voice heard loud and clear when it comes to the presidential nomination process."
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • GOP • Jan Brewer
Arizona takes controversial immigration law to Supreme Court
May 9th, 2011
04:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Arizona takes controversial immigration law to Supreme Court

(CNN) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Monday she is "confident" the U.S. Supreme Court will lift the injunction on the state's controversial immigration law, known as SB 1070.

Brewer has asked the justices to lift the court order that is blocking enforcement of parts of the law, which the Obama administration opposes.

"For decades, the federal government has neglected its constitutional duty to secure the border. It is because of that negligence that Arizona was forced to take action to protect its citizens via SB 1070," said Brewer.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer
Arizona's governor to reveal plans for immigration law
May 9th, 2011
07:36 AM ET
3 years ago

Arizona's governor to reveal plans for immigration law

(CNN) – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne will announce Monday what legal steps, if any, they're prepared to take following an injunction of the state's controversial immigration law, which is opposed by the Obama administration.

Among other things, the legislation would have required local law enforcement in Arizona to apprehend and help deport illegal immigrants. The Justice Department sued, arguing that only the federal government has that authority.

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Filed under: Arizona • Immigration • Jan Brewer
Arizona governor criticizes birther 'distraction'
April 25th, 2011
09:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Arizona governor criticizes birther 'distraction'

Washington (CNN) - Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who vetoed a bill in April that would have required presidential candidates to prove they were American citizens born in the United States, thinks the so-called birther movement is a "huge distraction."

"It's just something that I think is leading our country down a path of destruction and it just is not serving any good purpose," Brewer said Monday on CNN's "John King, USA."
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Filed under: Arizona • Birthers • Jan Brewer • TV-John King U.S.A.
Dems raise money off birther bills
April 22nd, 2011
11:29 AM ET
3 years ago

Dems raise money off birther bills

Washington (CNN) - The ongoing birther issue might be a pain in Obama's backside, but at least some Democrats are seeking to raise money off of it.

The Democratic Governors Association sent an e-mail to supporters Thursday seeking contributions to "stop these senseless political games."
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Filed under: Democrats • Jan Brewer • President Obama
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