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Court's Medicare decision a 'judicial Houdini act'

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act did many things, but it was most fundamentally a decision to reorder the relationship between the federal government and the states, a decision to subordinate the idea of nationhood to judge-made deference theory.... Read more»

Arguments rehashed as Texas voter ID trial begins

Supporters and opponents of Texas Senate Bill 14 — which requires voters to present photo identification such as a driver's license, passport or military ID in order to cast a ballot — rehashed old arguments Monday as the state-federal showdown over the voter ID law went in front of a federal three-judge panel.... Read more»

Mexican election: Votes for sale

Vote-buying accusations pile up against Mexican presidential election winner Enrique Peña Nieto, whose party, the PRI, has been blamed for rigging votes in the past.... Read more»

Az universities near top — in price

Fueled by state budget cuts to higher education, tuition increases of 49 percent at the University of Arizona and 44 percent at Arizona State University landed the two schools in the top 20 for tuition hikes from 2008 to 2010.... Read more»1

Tea Party hosting GOP sheriff candidate debate

The five candidates vying in the Republican primary for Pima County Sheriff have been invited to debate Wednesday by the Tucson Tea Party Patriots.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

JC Scott: Kozachik questions Marist College rehab

Councilman Kozachik on the city's proposed funding for the Marist College building downtown, plus sheriff candidate Mark Napier and CD3 candidate Jaime Vasquez.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Will an open primary appeal to more voters?

Monday on Buckmaster- It's the Political Face-Off with commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Plus, Gen. John Wickham, former chief of staff of the U.S. Army, on current military hot spots.... Read more»

Obama's last move on illegal immigration resulted in little change

How many immigrants have benefited from 12 months of broader discretion in the prosecution of illegal immigrants? Very few.... Read more»

Immigration officials to hold Douglas office hours

Southeastern Arizona residents with immigration and citizenship questions will have a shorter trip beginning later this month. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will be in Douglas on July 25 and 26.... Read more»

Commentary

If health care were like broccoli...

In all the rhetoric about health care, we lose sight of the most fundamental social decision– one we made long ago: Every American is entitled to extensive health care regardless of whether he can pay for it. ... Read more»

ALEC faces challenge to tax-exempt status

A prominent tax attorney has accused an organization of state lawmakers and corporations officials with improperly claiming nonprofit status, alleging the group’s role is to benefit businesses, the Republican Party, and legislators and not the public.... Read more»

Comic:

Cruise control: Moving on

If you've stood in a supermarket checkout line recently, you'll have read the news: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting a divorce.... Read more»

CD2 candidate Heinz holding town hall

Matt Heinz, the state legislator who's challenging U.S. Rep. Ron Barber in the Democratic primary in Arizona's new 2nd Congressional District, will hold a town hall Sunday afternoon. Barber, just elected in CD8, held a constituent service event in the morning.... Read more»

Tucson recycling program accepting more plastics

A new recycling facility expected to open in July means the City of Tucson is accepting more types of plastics in curbside blue barrels. While the processing center isn't functioning yet, city officials are encouraging residents to begin putting nearly all plastics out for recycling.... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain: Libya's journey to democracy an inspiration

This is a historic day for the people of Libya. After 42 years of darkness and cruelty under Qaddafi, and after nine months of brutal fighting and sacrifice to liberate their great nation, Libyans have now elected their own leaders and continued to determine their own destiny.... Read more»

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