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Trent Franks to resign over ethics probe into asking staffers to bear his child

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., will resign from Congress after the Ethics Committee began investigating his request of two female staffers that they be surrogate mothers to a child for him.... Read more»2

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A get-well card for Sen. John McCain

Tom Walker: I’ve never been friends with Sen. John McCain. Never liked him, never voted for him — not in any of his two congressional races or six U.S. Senate races, which apparently made little difference, since he won all of them handily. But today, I’ve joined in wishing McCain well in his battle against brain cancer.... Read more»

Democratic senators ask: What's up with OSHA?

In the four months since President Trump took office, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued four news releases announcing penalties for job safety violations. By the end of May last year, it had issued 199.... Read more»

Grijalva taking Cuba trip to discuss trade

U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva is joining another congressman and two U.S. senators in traveling to Cuba this weekend. The delegation will meet with Cuban officials to discuss business opportunities in agriculture, telecommunications and eco-tourism.... Read more»

Tucson lawyer tells senators assault-weapons ban is misguided

Tucson lawyer David Hardy told a Senate committee that limiting semiautomatic weapons would be a misguided response to mass shootings that have sparked renewed calls for gun control. Others at the often-contentious hearing said something must be done. ... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

A game changing week in politics

About once a year, so much big political news happens that a single column can’t be devoted to a single topic. This is that week. So lace up your running shoes.... Read more»