With his legal fees mounting and a trial turning increasingly personal, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is turning to the public for money and the legal system for a new judge.
Arpaio said in a letter to supporters that he doesn't have the money to continue paying for attorneys out of his own pocket, adding that he feels "targeted" by the immigration rights groups that have sued him to stop what they say are racist policies targeting Latinos.
"In some instances I have to personally pay for attorneys to represent me in these cases," Arpaio wrote in an email Thursday. "I do not have the personal wealth or the wherewithal to keep up with the costly demands of paying for attorneys to defend me."
An Arizona woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for running over her husband because he failed to to cast a vote about who would spend the next four years in the White House.
Holly Nicole Solomon, 31, hit her husband, Daniel Solomon, and he suffered a fractured pelvis from being run over after a wild chase on November 10, 2012, that left him pinned beneath her Jeep.
Solomon was upset with the 36-year-old following the November 6 re-election of President Barack Obama and believed their family would 'face hardship' because he had won another term.
The pair have since divorced.
Solomon had blamed problems in their family on Obama and 'just hated' him, according to her husband.
Carly Fiorina apparently left a trail of unpaid, unhappy campaign staffers after her unsuccessful 2010 U.S. Senate bid. According to Reuters, the former HP CEO and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful waited more than four years to give her campaign staff the compensation they were promised. "Federal campaign filings show that, until a few months before Fiorina announced her presidential bid on May 4, she still owed staffers, consultants, strategists, legal experts and vendors nearly half a million dollars," Reuters reported. Twelve ex-Fiorina campaign workers told Reuters that, if given the chance to work Fiorina again, they'd rather not. One anonymous senior staffer reportedly said they'd prefer to be sent to Iraq. Ouch.
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has just finished putting on a spectacular week-long display of stepping on his own dick after setting fire to it, then setting fire to it again and stepping on it some more, over the question of whether the United States should have invaded Iraq in 2003, knowing what we know now. That grand sacrifice set up a new hypothetical for Republican candidates to answer: knowing how badly Jeb Bush got beat up over this, would you ever give an answer to that question that didn't consist entirely of the word "no?"
For one candidate, that question was literally a no-brainer. On this week's Fox News Sunday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) put on a one-man SNL sketch when anchor Chris Wallace out that same question to him, managing to sneak the phrase, "It was not a mistake" into the discussion six times in three minutes:
Scott Wong, The Hill: Jeb Bush stumbled over questions about the Iraq War this week, unnerving some congressional Republicans who wonder if he has what it takes to win the White House. Steadfast allies to the former Florida governor say Bush is just a bit rusty and insist the gaffes won't be debilitating ahead of his expected campaign for the 2016 GOP nomination. But others on Capitol Hill were scratching their heads as Bush struggled during four consecutive news cycles to articulate his position on the unpopular war that defined the presidency of his older brother, George W. Bush. "[I'm] flabbergasted at the degree of back and forth that's ensued this week on the Middle East answer, correction, non-answer, correction, etc.," said one GOP lawmaker from a early primary state who has yet to endorse anyone in the race.