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What the Devil won't tell you

Showstopper: Ala. result means Senate control will rest with Az voters

Hey, Arizona. It just got real. We could have two races on the ballot in the same year with control of the U.S. Senate on the line. That would be a political showstopper.... Read more»5

Jeb Bush, conservative group endorse Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz picked up two key endorsements Wednesday: one from ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and another from powerful conservative group Club for Growth.... Read more»

Road hazard

How the 'embarrassing' gas tax impasse explains Washington

In 1993, the Dow Jones industrial average was still well under 4,000, the best-selling car in the country was the Ford Taurus, and the average cost of a Major League Baseball ticket was under $10. That was also the year that Congress last raised the federal tax on gasoline.... Read more»

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

Center for Public Integrity highlights key stories and trends... Read more»

Election ad buys approach $30 million in Az, and still counting

Political ads peppering Arizona airwaves in this contentious election season have cost at least $29.4 million, based on newly mandated electronic filings to the Federal Communications Commission.... Read more»


Romney's 'fiscal conservative' whopper

Mitt Romney says, “If you want a fiscal conservative, you can’t vote for Rick Santorum, because he’s not.” Really? Three fiscally conservative groups rate Santorum’s lifetime voting record as better than most other Republican lawmakers, and one of them considers him a “Taxpayer Hero.”... Read more»1

Trial by wildfire for freshman Rep. Gosar

A year ago, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Flagstaff, was a dentist whose only government experience was as vice-chair of the American Dental Association’s lobbying arm. “‘Drill, baby, drill’ meant something completely different to me,” Gosar joked. (with video)... Read more»