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What the Devil won't tell you

Pima County newest contestant in 'So You Want to Sue the Legislature'

It's too hot to be intriguing, but the summer slowdown gives us a chance to catch up on the helpings I've dished so far — and look forward to what comes next with the city, county and state.... Read more»

Update: Heinz making bid to unseat McSally

And then there were two: Matt Heinz, who unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nod in 2012, has joined legislator Victoria Steele in seeking to campaign against freshman Republican Martha McSally. Heinz filed paperwork with the FEC on Tuesday, and made a formal announcement Thursday.... Read more»5

Rick Perry launches populist offensive against big banks

Sounding a deeply populist note, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday launched an offensive against banks that are too big to fail, making a pitch for Wall Street reform while tying the 2008 financial crisis to Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Graham wrong on 9/11 visas, again

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is running for president, incorrectly claimed that “all the hijackers who attacked — attacked us on 9/11 were visa overstays.” Two of the 19 hijackers were in the U.S. on expired visas.... Read more»

FactCheck: Bernie Sanders correct on veteran PTSD

A look at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ talking point that 500,000 veterans came back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD or traumatic brain injuries. ... Read more»

Monday is deadline to register for Tucson primary election

If you're not registered to vote, or have recently moved, Monday is the deadline to make sure you can cast a ballot in next month's primary election in Tucson. Of course, there aren't any contested primary races, with three Republicans set to challenge three Democratic incumbents on the City Council in November, and the mayor running unopposed.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sanders stretches state of the rich

Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that in the United States, “almost all of the wealth rests in the hands of the few.” He exaggerates. At most, the top 0.1 percent of U.S. families own 22 percent of the nation’s wealth, and Federal Reserve Board economists put the figure at 14 percent.... Read more»

Analysis

Trump a star in our dysfunctional political reality show

Heroic or pathetic: Which is Donald Trump to you? If the former, you need no encouragement to applaud his flamboyant proclamations, even when they cast aspersions on no less a national icon than John McCain. But if you’re one to dismiss Trump’s oratory as merely the ravings of an egotist with too much money on his hands, think again.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s attack on McCain

Donald Trump distorts the facts in a recent op-ed in which he says Sen. John McCain has “abandoned our veterans” and “failed the state of Arizona and the country.” ... Read more»

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

McSally refiles reports after Sentinel investigates campaign issues

After TucsonSentinel.com reported last week on millions of dollars in errors in the campaign filings of Rep. Martha McSally, the GOP freshman handed in new tallies of her fundraising to federal officials on Monday. While her totals now add up, hundreds of information gaps remain.... Read more»3

What the Devil won't tell you

McSally's money mistakes show a team that's slow to react

U.S. Rep Martha McSally is a superstar in the making. Yet her team's sluggish response to million-dollar errors in campaign disclosure says they may be prone to let problems grow. Here's how a bad day at work could predict more problems for her re-election bid ... Read more»1

Errors in McSally campaign reports add up to millions

Rep. Martha McSally has raised a sizable war chest for 2016 — but nowhere near as big as what she has claimed. Her filings just don't add up — including a pattern of overstated fundraising, with her latest report showing an apparently phantom total $3.3 million more than her actual campaign haul. Federal regulators have repeatedly knocked the Republican's campaign for errors and incomplete reports.... Read more»1

Adelita Grijalva files TUSD campaign report — 7 months late

The president of the Governing Board of Tucson's largest school district has finally handed in her homework, turning in a campaign finance report last week that was due in early December of last year.... Read more»2

Clinton twists Bush’s words

Hillary Clinton has continued to twist Jeb Bush’s words, suggesting that he thinks “the nurse who stands on her feet all day or the trucker who drives all night” needs to “work longer hours.” Bush has said he was talking about part-time workers who want full-time hours.... Read more»

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