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Capitol roundup: Kill Common Core, limit abortion & require church attendance?

The Legislature is well into the homestretch with a goal to wrap up the session before Easter still in its sights. This led to busy days and long nights at the Capitol this week. ... Read more»1

Factchecking Ted Cruz, Part II

In announcing his presidential candidacy, Sen. Ted Cruz painted a bleak picture of “economic stagnation” and “record numbers” of small-business failures. He’s off base on both counts.... Read more»1

Analysis

Anonymous 3 years ago, Ted Cruz now a presidential candidate

In January 2012, at a sidewalk table in front of a Starbucks on Congress Avenue in Austin — this is a block from the state Capitol, mind you — Ted Cruz was taking a reporter through what sounded like a harebrained campaign for U.S. Senate.... Read more»

FactCheck: Ted Cruz's presidential eligibility

Is Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, eligible to be the U.S. president?... Read more»1

Factchecking Ted Cruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we haven’t.... Read more»

Recreational pot might make 2016 Az ballot

With proposals to have Arizona follow the lead of Colorado and Washington going nowhere at the state Legislature, advocates are organizing to put recreational use of marijuana on the 2016 ballot. ... Read more»1

FactCheck: Ted Cruz distorts NASA’s mission, budget

During his critique of NASA’s spending on earth and atmospheric sciences at a recent committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz made some misleading claims regarding the agency’s budgets and the science that it conducts.... Read more»

Hillary Clinton’s top five clashes over secrecy

The latest flap over her private emails as secretary of state is far from the first time she’s been accused of lacking transparency. ... Read more»

Rogue Columnist

School's out completely

Whatever the final numbers, the outlook for education in Arizona is grim. Blame the Kookocracy. Blame the governor, wealthy Republican Douglas A. Roscoe Jr. aka "Doug Ducey." Or credit them. A majority of Arizonans voted them in.... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Heavy on border rhetoric, light on visits

As he feels out a possible presidential bid, Ted Cruz has made border security and immigration his calling cards. But Texas' first Hispanic U.S. senator has only made three trips to border in the last two years. By comparison, his colleague John Cornyn has made 13.... Read more»1

ASU Foundation links utility funds to anti-solar push

The nonprofit fundraising arm of Arizona State University gave $100,000 to a shadowy political group that spent at least $2.4 million on TV ads attacking state candidates who sided with the solar industry during last year's election.... Read more»

FactCheck: Clinton’s email and the privacy 'privilege'

Hillary Clinton says neither the federal government nor an independent third party has the right to review emails she sent as secretary of state if she deems them personal. That’s inaccurate.... Read more»

FactCheck

FactCheck: Obama on Clinton’s emails

President Obama said he first learned “through news reports” that Hillary Clinton used a private email system when she was his secretary of state. But it turns out he did know she used a private email address, at least for some official business.... Read more»

High court grills both sides in Arizona redistricting case

Supreme Court justices grilled both sides in the Arizona Legislature's challenge of a voter-approved redistricting commission. Opponents say the Constitution give the job of redistricting to lawmakers, but some justices argued that ultimate legislative power belongs to voters.... Read more»4

Az lawmaker seeks to create office of lieutenant governor

A state lawmaker wants to create the office of lieutenant governor to add more continuity if the governor's office becomes vacant. Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, says frequent turnover in the governor's office is behind his legislation seeking the change. ... Read more»

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