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Giffords to sit with Newtown congresswoman at Obama's address

Gabrielle Giffords will sit with U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday night during President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address. Esty represents a Connecticut district that includes Newtown, site of the 2012 the Sandy Hook shooting that killed 28 people, including 20 children. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Sorting out Obama’s gun proposal

Politicians have offered confusing and conflicting information on guns in the wake of the San Bernardino shootings and President Obama’s announced plans for tighter gun controls. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Christie PAC wrong about Gitmo prisoners

A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.... Read more»

How much could Obama's moves affect gun violence? Nobody knows

The executive actions on guns unveiled Tuesday by President Obama drew predictable praise from gun control advocates and bile from gun-rights supporters and GOP lawmakers, including some who called his actions “unconstitutional.” But the actions themselves are extremely modest, raising questions about how much they will really do to stem gun violence.... Read more»

Obama tears up during speech on gun violence

Announcing measures to tighten background checks to reduce gun violence Tuesday, President Obama frequently strayed from his prepared remarks as he spoke to a crowd that included Gabrielle Giffords and her ex-intern Daniel Hernandez. "The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage but they do not have to hold America hostage," he said.... Read more»

The top border stories of 2015

Among more than 400 stories about the border and immigration published by TucsonSentinel.com in 2015, here are six worth reviewing and three more worth a read. ... Read more»

Democratic presidential candidates blast U.S. plan to deport families

The Obama administration on Thursday came under fire from Democratic presidential candidates and human rights groups for plans to intensify deportations of Central American migrants by rounding up undocumented families.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Kirkpatrick: Close 'Terror Gap' to deny guns to those on no-fly list

People too dangerous to fly are too dangerous to buy guns and explosives. Makes sense, right? Not to Washington politicians. ... Read more»

Former inmates still pay for crimes, even after they pay debt to society

After serving seven years behind bars for securities fraud, Sue Ellen Allen walked out of Perryville Women’s prison in Glendale on March 19, 2009. But even as she walked away, prison followed her. Even as she tried to start a new life, she always had to “check the box” that said she had been convicted of a crime.... Read more»1

UA j-school head presses White House on freedom on information

The director of the UA School of Journalism, David Cuillier, said a delegation representing more than 50 journalism and open government groups had a "good discussion" as they pushed the Obama administration on transparency at a meeting Tuesday. ... Read more»

Despite risks, U.S. Border Patrol tried to shorten polygraph tests for staff

Amid persistent complaints of corruption and abuse within its ranks, CBP proposed shortening congressionally-mandated polygraph tests for new agents because the difficulty of the tests and high failure rates have made it hard for the CBP to hire fast enough.... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

Watch lists should never be used to deny constitutional rights

Terror watch lists may be a valuable tool to let law enforcement react at Jack Bauer speeds to thwart impending doom as the clock winds down. But they are horror shows when used to limit our civil rights, and Arizona Democrats may be on the road to McCarthyism as they attack McCain and McSally over gun laws. ... Read more»1

Factcheck: Cruz attacks Rubio on refugees

Sen. Ted Cruz claims the 2013 immigration bill Sen. Marco Rubio co-sponsored “would have dramatically expanded President Obama’s authority to admit Syrian refugees with no background checks whatsoever,” making it “easier to bring Syrian Muslim refugees” to the U.S. ... Read more»

Factcheck: Dems mislead in comparing Trump, other GOP candidates on immigration

A Democratic super PAC ad claims that Republican candidates for president are “all on the same page” with Donald Trump on immigration — favoring the deportation of millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal permission.... Read more»

FactCheck

Video: Syrian refugee facts

What religion are the Syrian refugees? Are they mostly men, women, or children? How many refugees will be admitted to the U.S.? Are they being sent to states with Republican governors? The following video from FlackCheck.org answers each of those questions.... Read more»

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